Sep 16, 2015
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This is my first time applying to med schools and I realize that I am a bit behind. I am currently waiting for my applications to DO (~20) schools to be verified by AACOMAS and then I will need to submit secondaries (if necessary). My stats are: cGPA - 3.7/sGPA - 3.7, MCAT - 28 (8/11/9). I have ~50 hours of shadowing MD and DO with LORs from a DO and two neuroscience professors, 8 months research experience at neuroscience lab (no letter), 6 months medical scribing (no letter), and some medical volunteering in Mexico and a free clinic in my community. I saw on other threads that many people have already interviewed and that chances are limited after August applications. Should I bother to send in all my secondaries at this point or just wait until the next cycle? Please let me know what you guys think!
 

Goro

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The DO cycle is longer and you're in great shape.
 
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GrapesofRath

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Wait till next cycle if you want to pursue an MD(you might have a chance at your state U's and some lower tiers). A re-take would help in that case.

For DO's you are completely fine, just get the apps in ASAP.
 
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Sep 16, 2015
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Pre-Medical
My AMCAS gpa is closer to a 3.5 which is one of the reasons I decided to take the DO route. Based on past years admissions, at what point of the year do most of the interviews/admissions end?