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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by amanda1029, May 16, 2014.

  1. amanda1029

    amanda1029

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    cGPA: 2.9
    sGPA: 2.7
    masters degree GPA: 3.5
    MCAT: 29 (9P 9V 11B)

    I have done research for the last 6 years, I work as a research tech & TA, have tons of community service, will begin doing clinical volunteer work soon, ~50 hours of shadowing 3 different physicians, good LORs.

    I want to apply in the northeast, since this is where I'm from, so: PCOM, UNECOM, LECOM, Rowan, NYCOM, and Touro-NY.

    Think I have a shot...?!
     
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  3. bionerd89

    bionerd89 2+ Year Member

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    I think you have a very good chance at LECOM. However, Rowan has a very high IS preference, PCOM is super competitive , and NYCOM has high IS preference. I don't know much about UNECOM or Touro-NY. You definitely need to add more safety school.
     
  4. JDMcNugent

    JDMcNugent 2+ Year Member

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    I was told by UNECOM that 90% of this years interviewees were from the new england or northeast region. Hope that gives you an idea of their bias.
     
  5. amanda1029

    amanda1029

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    I'm from CT and am going to grad school now in Philly. Maybe that'll help me a little.
     
  6. edgerock24

    edgerock24 5+ Year Member

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    Your MCAT is 2 pts above UNECOM's avg, while your GPA's are lower than UNECOM's avg's (3.5cgpa, 3.4sgpa). If you can get your GPA's to ~3.1'ish I'd say you have a solid shot there.
     
  7. medickdb

    medickdb 5+ Year Member

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    Hmmm... Honestly, I think your shot would be better if you retook a few science courses to bump those GPAs up a little.
     
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  8. JDMcNugent

    JDMcNugent 2+ Year Member

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    Lisa Lane actually said that they expect this years average to be about a 29 mcat and ~3.6 gpa. So the MCAT is fine and the gpas need a boost.
     
  9. medickdb

    medickdb 5+ Year Member

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    If I were in OP's shoes, I would retake science classes over the next year. I would apply early next cycle to have a better chance at more schools. Personally, I'd be nervous applying with < 3.0 cGPA and sGPA even with that gGPA. The MCAT is fine.

    Are you an URM?
    What's your graduate degree?
     
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  10. amanda1029

    amanda1029

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    I'm not an URM. My undergrad is in chemistry and my grad is in pharmacology. There's no way I can boost either of my GPA's... all of my classes are already taken :(
     
  11. medickdb

    medickdb 5+ Year Member

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    Did you calculate some of those pharm classes into your sGPA?
     
  12. polylux

    polylux 2+ Year Member

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    You can GPA boost by retaking specific classes that you got low grades in as a non-degree seeking student at another university, or at your original university.
     
  13. amanda1029

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    I did not include my grad pharm classes. I didn't take that many science classes, so it only brings my sGPA to a 2.8.
     
  14. EmCEm

    EmCEm 2+ Year Member

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    Why can't you re-take some classes then? It does wonders
     
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  15. medickdb

    medickdb 5+ Year Member

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    Applying with a sub 3.0 is a huuuge gamble easily overcome by a year of retakes. It's better to have at least a 3.2.
     
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  16. Fedaykin

    Fedaykin 2+ Year Member

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    What's your MS in?
     
  17. WesternRedCedar

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    Don't waste time, retake classes until you're above 3.0. , 3.3 to be more competetive.
     
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  18. Drrrrrr. Celty

    Drrrrrr. Celty Osteo Dullahan 7+ Year Member

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    A 2.7 is below the 2.75 cut off. You are as such ineligible to apply to the vast majority of schools. My recommendation will parallel those above me, retake until you obtain a 3.0 gpa in your ugrad gpas.
     

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