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MD & DO cGPA 3.57 sGPA 3.63, MCAT 29, Reapplicant

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by DJones13, 05.12.14.

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  1. DJones13

    DJones13 2+ Year Member

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    Hi everyone,

    As above my stats are as follows:
    sGPA 3.63, cGPA 3.57, Top 25 school, MCAT 29

    EC:
    - 1 year as Tech Manager at College radio station
    - 2 years as VP of College Cycling Club
    - 1 year as a Scribe and 6 months as Chief Scribe Assistant (1300+ hours, will continue for the year)
    - 3 years as volunteer at free clinic providing care to the underserved (~260 hrs total, 4-12 monthly)
    - Recently (past month) starting to volunteer in the ED and at a homeless shelter bimonthly

    I have good LOR from my college committee and a great letter from the doctor that I scribe for and a letter from a DO that I scribed for briefly (will be sending DO letter to DO schools in addition to MD letter). My personal statement has been completely rewritten and better reflects my experiences and goals.

    My MCAT could probably be improved but I don't have the time to retake and my goal is to get into medical school, not Harvard.

    Last round I was a bit naive in my school choice and applied late but have been browsing through here a lot and narrowed down the list. So lastly I ask you what are my chances for these schools? I'm aware some may be a reach but I'd love to hear your opinions. Are there any schools that you think I should add? My region preference is pretty much anything outside of the south (so state schools are out of the question) and midwest (with the exception of wisconsin and minnesota)

    Here is my initial school list:
    MD:
    UVM*
    Uniformed Services
    Drexel
    Med Col Wisconsin
    Temple*
    Commonwealth
    Eastern VA
    Quinnipiac

    DO:
    U of New England COM
    VCOM (Blacksburg)
    Philadelphia COM (Philly)
    Michigan state COM
    Arizona COM
    AT Still COM (Arizona)
    Pacific Northwest U COM

    *Applied to last round
     
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  3. lmn

    lmn 2+ Year Member

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    You have a solid application, but your MCAT is really hurting your chances at the MD programs. Of course you would ideally want to retake it and apply, but your school list seems fairly decent considering your stats, and with your EC's my guess would be that you would have a good chance with the DO's, and I wouldn't be too surprised if you managed to get MD interviews, although I doubt it would be for the first set of interviews. I would wait to hear from some of our Adcom staff/faculty for input, you may have a chance, but if you fail a third time with no attempt to correct the obviously biggest deficit in your application, the odds will only continue to be stacked against you.
     
  4. A7X

    A7X Black Card Member 2+ Year Member

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    Which state do you live in?
     
  5. DJones13

    DJones13 2+ Year Member

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    North Carolina
     

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