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MD & DO Chance for DO or MD?Canadian, CGPA 3.79, SGPA 3.73, MCAT 26, Research and Volunteer

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by kingston77, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. kingston77

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    I am a Canadian applicant (non us citizen), middle eastern background. CGPA of 3.79, SGPA of 3.73. MCAT breakdown 9(PS)/7(verbal)/10(BS). More than 500 hours in research, conference presentation, 2 publications. DO shadowing, community volunteering and leadership positions.

    What are my chances at MD or DO schools? Worth a shot to even apply, and which schools ?
     
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  3. Goro

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    Your MCAT is lethal for MD schools. There are a decent number of DO schools that accept internationals. Start your list with MSUCOM
     
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    Have you calculated your AACOMAS gpa's?
     
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    I feel that taking the MCAT at this point in the application cycle for US schools would be too late. I'm an Ontario resident ( Ya, no advantage whatsoever). I was hoping that based on what I have, I would have a shot at DO schools. I feel I am competitive as a DO applicant (looking at the stats), just not sure how much being an international student weighs into the factor.If I have a good chance of getting accepted into a DO school then I would wait it out for this cycle and probably take the acceptance and run!
     
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    Yes, the above is my AACOMAS GPA that was verified.
     
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    Try these:

    AZCOM
    Campbell
    Ccom
    Kcumb
    Lecom
    Lmu
    Mucom
    Msucom
    Pcom
    Pcom ga
    Nova
    VCOM (all)
    Rowan
    Touro
    Unecom
    Tycom
    Kycom
    Western u
    Wcu
     
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    Honestly, I am not sure. If I believed the MCAT score would make a significant difference than I might be more willing. My cGPA for OMSAS is not competitive b/c of a low first year, so that only leaves me with schools that apply more emphasis or have special weighting on years 2-4. I applied to Ottawa this cycle but no luck. Even with 3.91 wGPA. I am just hoping that I am able to land an interview invite for DO schools. Might write it again and see if I can get anything from Mac....
     
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