I have fee assistance, plenty of time, and not one to give up so I am still going to go through with the secondaries..Thank you for motivating me more. I already submitted 12 and it is not unheard of that someone with a low GPA be given an interview, especially if that someone has a couple connections
I understand GPA is a HUGE factor in the decision, but everything else on my app is really solid and hopefully the adcoms will take notice to that and look past my GPA. In reality 19/20 adcoms will wipe their ass with my app and 1/20 will use it as a coaster. So since I am applying to 28 MD and 7 DO I hope someone reaches out.
My GPA was badly affected by both my parents passing away sophomore year from cancer/heart attack so you can imagine it was very difficult. I did an extra year, but my last two years my GPA was 3.7 and 3.9 so it shows that I am fully capable of doing well.
here are some of my stats:
-Major: Chemistry Minor: Jazz Studies
-cGPA:3.0 <--strong upward trend
-MCAT: bio:12 ps: 11 vr: 10
-200+ hours shadowing ENT, plastic surgeon, cardiologist, psych, family practitioner, and soon DO
-worked 3.5 years through college at online settlement firm and managed a huge contract handling all NYC personal injury cases.
-1 year orgo chem research, helped developed b-blockers
-1 year and currently Research Coordinator at NYU, doing 2 clinical studies
-2 publication pending with AHA
-1 year volunteer setting up health fairs all over NYC providing free health screenings to underserved communities
-EMT certified(did not work as EMT though)
-2.5 years in touring rock band, played all over east coast with renowned bands and played at Kennedy center
-2 years jazz bass/guitar instructor
I appreciate all of your responses!!