What's your undergrad GPA? That's going to make a huge difference.Hi all,
First of all, I'm a re-applicant with the stats as mentioned above. Graduated from a top-10 school, worked in an inner-city school as a teacher while completing a masters degree in education (grad GPA 3.97). Also received AmeriCorps Awards for 2 years due to teaching in a high-need area.
Undergrad: fairly ordinary
- hospital volunteer
- physician shadowing (2)
- study abroad in spain, soup kitchen while abroad
- medical volunteer in africa (short-term)
- TA in organic chem
- sunday school teacher for 4 years
- community center chair/leadership
I didn't do well on my first MCAT 26P (10PS, 7VS, 9BS), so retook the exam this year and got a 29Q (10PS, 10V, 9BS ). English isn't my first language, although this wouldn't justify a 7 on verbal on the first MCAT.
Last year, I took a course in Biochem at a state school and received a B.
It concerns me that my postbac GPA would be listed as 3.0 , since that's the only postbac course I've taken. (Would this be a major concern?) I've finished my primary and waiting to be verified. I've quit my teaching job this year so that I'll be able to travel for interviews. I'm also applying broadly as well, with the possibilities of including 2 DO schools.
What are my chances at allopathic schools? Any recommendation in regards to taking more courses this year as I apply for schools? Job recommendation? Thanks guys in advance!