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Chance me: TX resident. 2013 cycle!

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by torshi, Apr 10, 2012.

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  1. torshi

    torshi Squirrel 5+ Year Member

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    Age: 18
    Texas resident
    Non-URM

    MCAT: TBD July 6th (What's a good MCAT score I would need in my case for Texas or even D.O?) ;)

    Texas:
    cGPA: 3.80
    sGPA; 3.62
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    AACOMAS;
    cGPA: 3.79
    sGPA: 3.66


    Job; supervisor assistant - 2 years while in school

    LORs:
    -1 MD
    -1 Supervisor (very strong)
    -1 PhD
    -1 science prof.
    No committee letter- my school offers it though. Taking MCAT in July, they won't write me one


    ECs:
    -80 hrs ER volunteer
    -50 hrs shelter volunteer
    -100+ hrs shadowing hospitalist only
    -TA for neuro course for (Summer/Fall 2012)
    -Started neuro research (April - Present)
    -Tutor

    Schools applying too:
    Allopathic Medical Schools- Texas Only
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    Texas Tech- Lubbock
    Texas Tech- El Paso
    Texas A&M
    UT-Southwestern
    Osteopathic Medical Schools
    Nova Southeastern University
    Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Des Moines University
    KCUMB
    Western U-COMP
    NYCOM
    ATSU-KCOM
    MWU-AZCOM
    MWU-CCOM
    MSUCOM

    Advice from the Catalystik?
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2012
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  3. ClandestineStar

    ClandestineStar 7+ Year Member

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    I thought tmdsas only allows you to send three LOR's.
     
  4. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    looks pretty strong assuming a good MCAT and PS
     
  5. torshi

    torshi Squirrel 5+ Year Member

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    I believe so, but i'm also applying OOS
     
  6. torshi

    torshi Squirrel 5+ Year Member

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    Alright cool thanks
     
  7. ineed2stpsmurfn

    ineed2stpsmurfn 5+ Year Member

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    did you guys catch that though? 18 years old? they will look at him sideways, left, & right for that. Don't be surprised if you don't get any acceptances, that's what I would think it would be. Just keep doing things that strengthen your app. IMHO 21 is about the minimum age they are looking to start usually... MAYBE 20. 18 is kinda young..
     
  8. torshi

    torshi Squirrel 5+ Year Member

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    Yea that's exactly why I mentioned it, hopefully it won't act as a deterrent because i mean my ECs simply explain that i've been keeping busy and should be up to par as to "experience" the only difference between some other applicants being older is simply that they finished high-school on time when rather i chose to earlier. I'll def come back though after the cycle to hopefully update y'all
     
  9. Keepitclassy

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    Your age definitely is a factor, but if you score well on the MCAT you shouldn't have a problem landing an acceptance letter, especially in-state.

    Now I'm just curious as to how you're so young ;)
     
  10. torshi

    torshi Squirrel 5+ Year Member

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    Alright cool hopefully it goes well..

    Dual credit after soph year in HS - finished associates in a year instead of two, transferred and finishing bachelors in total of 3 years. I'll hopefully matriculate into med school at 19.
     
  11. GeorgiadisMD

    GeorgiadisMD 2+ Year Member

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    Just wondering, did you go to flour bluff hs?

    Sent from my VM670 using SDN Mobile
     
  12. torshi

    torshi Squirrel 5+ Year Member

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    Nope did not
     
  13. torshi

    torshi Squirrel 5+ Year Member

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    Bump..

    -What's a good MCAT score I would need in my case for Texas or even D.O?
     
  14. notbobtrustme

    notbobtrustme Crux Terminatus Banned Account on Hold 2+ Year Member

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    30 gets you in somewhere for MD, 25 gets you in somewhere for DO.

    Those are rough guidelines.
     
  15. TwinsFan

    TwinsFan 5+ Year Member

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    To offer another point of view:

    I think you'll have trouble getting osteopathic schools to seriously consider you because of your age. My experience with a couple has been that they value maturity, life experience and fit above stats. From last years data, only 24 students (0.5%) 20 years old and younger got in. The youngest was 19. Regardless of reality, the general impression is that an 18 yr old is fairly immature. And practically speaking, for most, how much life experience can they have?

    Do they still live at home? Have they ever had to support themselves? Have they had a serious adult relationship? These are things that can impact maturity and part of the reason why the "college years" are formative for young adults.

    Your best bet may be to call the schools you are interested in and talk to them.
     
  16. MedPR

    MedPR Banned

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    Maybe the difference between a 31-32 and 30 is non-existant, but a 3.62/30 seems average for MD. Probably need to bump the MCAT score up to a 32 to be safe.

    3.62/25 for DO is just average as well. 3.62/28 should do though.

    Even higher if he's asian.
     
  17. Morsetlis

    Morsetlis I wish I were a dentist 7+ Year Member

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    Harder to get in as Asian, cause you'd be shorter.
     
  18. MedPR

    MedPR Banned

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    And your MCAT is scored out of 50 instead of 45.
     

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