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I was hoping for some advice on my chances at the moment for getting into medical school. Here are some of my stats. I am a Latina/White female, and current sophomore. Biology Major with a minor in chemistry. cGPA: 3.6 sGPA: 3.4. (Hopeful 30+ mcat). I should graduate with a 3.8 cGPA.

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1000+ working as a CNA
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Shadowed a DO and an MD surgeon for a week
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I plan to apply to all Ohio medical schools and the University of Pittsburgh.
 

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There is a subforum for threads like these called "What Are My Chances". It is I the premed allopathetic forum
 

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You should add more schools to your list. There's what, 5 MD schools in Ohio? 6 schools is not enough with a low sGPA and potentially borderline MCAT, even if you are URM. ECs look pretty solid, hopefully you can bring up your sGPA a bit and shoot for 32+ on the MCAT for better chances.

If you're looking to stay close to OH/PA, check out other schools in Pennsylvania (Penn State, Drexel, Jeff, Temple). Also WVU looks at applicants in states that border WV.
 
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I was hoping for some advice on my chances at the moment for getting into medical school. Here are some of my stats. I am a Latina/White female, and current sophomore. Biology Major with a minor in chemistry. cGPA: 3.6 sGPA: 3.4. (Hopeful 30+ mcat). I should graduate with a 3.8 cGPA.

ECs (By the time I apply)
1000+ working as a CNA
500+ hours volunteering with the homeless
Shadowed a DO and an MD surgeon for a week
3 time Artistic Rollerskating national finalist
Active Phi Delta Epsilon sister for 3.5 years (Pre-Medical Co-ed Frat)
2 years as a student manager.
Honors Scholar

I plan to apply to all Ohio medical schools and the University of Pittsburgh.
Presumably your BCPM GPA will rise along with your cGPA, giving you a good chance of an acceptance somewhere. If you can work some research experience into your ECs, it would benefit your application. Was the DO a primary care doc? If not, it's a good idea to shadow a doc with one of those specialties (like pediatrics, internal medicine, or family practice).
 

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Which Hispanic community do you represent? Is there evidence of commitment to this community is your application?
 

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You should add more schools to your list. There's what, 5 MD schools in Ohio? 6 schools is not enough with a low sGPA and potentially borderline MCAT, even if you are URM. ECs look pretty solid, hopefully you can bring up your sGPA a bit and shoot for 32+ on the MCAT for better chances.

If you're looking to stay close to OH/PA, check out other schools in Pennsylvania (Penn State, Drexel, Jeff, Temple). Also WVU looks at applicants in states that border WV.
Do you mean they view them as IS?
 

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Do you mean they view them as IS?
No. WVU heavily favors IS applicants but they extend a small number of invites to people in bordering states. They're still OOS but I think WVU considers proximity to the state as a "tie" to the state.
 
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