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I have my app in and frantically sending in secondaries as they come in. A little encouragement or realism appreciated.

sGPA 3.6
cGPA 3.33 Terrible first year in school nearly crippled my academic progress but I was able to show an upward trend in my last years with an average of 3.8 in my junior and senior years.

MCAT 38Q
V-11
B-14
P-13

Over 30 hrs shadowing.
Nearly 1000 hours of work in a low income community clinic.
Good research and leadership opportunities.

My List of Schools (some are reaches but you have to shoot for the moon or whatever)

Boston University
Creighton
Dartmouth
George Washington
Georgetown
Jefferson
Loma Linda
Mount Sinai
Oregon Health and Sciences
Penn State
Rosalind Franklin
Stanford
Ohio State
University of Vermont
Tufts
Pittsburgh
Rochester
University of Utah
University of Washington
Vanderbilt

23 in all. I have also submitted a DO app to four DO schools.

Thanks for your input.

EDIT: I am a resident of Utah. Otherwise the University of Utah would be a hard reach as they don't take many out of staters.
 
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Nice mcat score and grade trend...The sGPA still isn't all that bad, just that damn cGPA, huh :mad:.

I think you'll def find yourself an acceptance from that list -- and of course there's some long reaches like you said due to that cGPA. Assuming that you're using the DO schools as a safety net, I don't thing you will need them.

It would be a bit more helpful if you would tell us your state of residence...

G'luck
 
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