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Chances for DO school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by cmm080, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. cmm080


    May 16, 2016
    Hi everyone!
    Currently an undergrad/graduate student with a 3.5 GPA but 3.3 overall GPA. (I got super sick my freshman year which led to some C's and ended up having to withdraw and transfer schools a semester later).
    I am currently in a 5 year combined BA/MS program for biological sciences, so I'll Be applying to DO school in 2018/2019 with both a Bachelors of Arts and masters of science which will also boost my GPA to around the 3.4-3.6 or higher mark. The program I am in is extremely research intensive... spending 50+ hours a week doing DNA/RNA research.
    I plan to take the MCAT Summer 2018 and would like to apply to D.O school (Rocky Vista in Parker, CO is my top choice)
    What are my chances considering my lower GPA?
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  3. Hakuna Matata

    Hakuna Matata 2+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2014
    Hard to evaluate without your mcat score, but your gpa should be just fine.

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  4. JustPlainBill

    JustPlainBill Attending Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    Pfft --- 3.3 overall (IIRC) with 3.0 in sciences (grades were 18 years old) but 4.0 in prereqs from a community college and 25P on the MCAT -- BC FM Attending at this time.
  5. IntheClouds4ever

    IntheClouds4ever 2+ Year Member

    Sep 10, 2014
    Take the MCAT, score over 500 and apply.. my GPA was lower than yours as well. Having good LORs and personal statement should get you an II somewhere
  6. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Somewhere west of St. Louis
    Agree 100%!
  7. Asiago


    Nov 22, 2016
    Definitely would recommend getting in some volunteering and shadowing hours, but you're lookin good so far
  8. Bobcat18

    Bobcat18 2+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Please post this in the undergrad forum instead of cluttering medical student forum.
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