CorkytheBat

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3.25 cGPA 3.12 sGPA, 503 MCAT (126,126,126,125) DO and MD shadow, lots of volunteer hours, applied to AACOMAS in August and 2 DO programs but haven't heard anything yet. Starting senior year at large top 10 public university with most of my difficult classes complete (biochem, ochem, calc, etc.) I held off applying to more schools while I was exploring post-bacc options because of my GPA, I was recently advised that should go ahead and apply to many more DO schools as long as I've started. Four questions; 1) Is this good advice? 2)Do I want to be a "reapplicant"? 3)And what schools would you advise I apply to? ( applications to LECOM, Pikesville so far) Finally 4) Is it too late in the cycle with my low stats? I come from an underserved rural community and would like to return to the rural lifestyle. Thank you in advance for your help.
 

Goro

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It's fair advice, as you're competitive for some but not all DO schools.


Four questions; 1) Is this good advice?

The stigma isn't as bad as for MD schools (and even then, not all MD schools penalize reapplicants)

2)Do I want to be a "reapplicant"?

Any but the following: CUSOM, KCUMB, the coastal Touros, Western, CCOM, AZCOM, LUCOM, MSUCOM
3)And what schools would you advise I apply to? ( applications to LECOM, Pikesville so far)


Nope, the DO cycle is longer. You're fine until Dec.
Finally 4) Is it too late in the cycle with my low stats? I come from an underserved rural community and would like to return to the rural lifestyle. Thank you in advance for your help.]