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What are my chances with the following stats as a Canadian:

s/cGPA - 3.35 (2 years DIY: 3.9)
MCAT - 517
EC:
  • Hospice,
  • DO shadowing
  • overseas medical volunteering
  • University first responders
  • work with at risk youth
  • work with homeless shelter
LOR: weak faculty LORs
Ethnicity: ORM

Thanks
 
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I think you should be fine. Also, get a DO letter, it will help your app.
 

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What are my chances with the following stats as a Canadian:

s/cGPA - 3.35 (2 years DIY: 3.9)
MCAT - 517
EC:
  • Hospice,
  • DO shadowing
  • overseas medical volunteering
  • University first responders
  • work with at risk youth
  • work with homeless shelter
LOR: weak faculty LORs
Ethnicity: ORM

Thanks
Why would you go to faculty that you know would write you weak letters?
 

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You're welcome, Consider these following schools when applying

These schools are the most Canadian friendly: MSUCOM, LMU-DCOM, KCU-COM, UNECOM, NSU-COM, CCOM, AZCOM, WesternU/COMP, TouroCOM-NY.

These ones every now and then will accept a Canadian (Considering your high MCAT you might a chance at them): ATSU-KCOM, DMUCOM, LECOM-Erie, LECOM-Bradenton, PCOM and GA-PCOM, KYCOM, UNTHSC-TCOM, VCOM, WVSOM.
 
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It could hurt, but depends on how bad it is and/or if it contains red flags. A general letter with no red flag will not hurt nor help your app. It would probably be just checking a requirement box. If you worried about it, why don't you try to get better letters from professors that knows you better?
How much do you guys think the weak LORs will hurt me?
 
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