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Chances for DO - Canadian with uneven application

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by concernedsponge, Mar 15, 2019 at 12:39 AM.

  1. concernedsponge

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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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    Yes I have a DO letter from the DO shadowing. Thanks for reply.
     
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    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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    My own fault for not cultivating strong faculty relationships unfortunately :(
     
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    How much do you guys think the weak LORs will hurt me?
     
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    AZCOM has lots of Canadians and admissions will love your high MCAT
     
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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?
     
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