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MD Do I still have a shot?

Yeti12

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    Longtime lurker so decided to give this a whirl.

    About me:
    sGPA/cGPA~ 3.65 pretty good private school of roughly 10,000
    GPA is low because I had a rough freshman year (C+ in gen chem and some B's) but I had did have an immediate family member pass and had 3.7+ since with difficult course load
    MCAT: 514: 127, 128, 129, 130
    Major: Cell Bio and Physiology with a humanity minor
    White male
    Midwest
    Currently a senior

    EC's/Volunteering:
    2.5 years in micro/molecular/biochem lab--pub won't come until after I hopefully matriculate :/
    Intro Lab teaching assistant
    Tutor in Biology and chem for 2 years
    D1 athlete with a couple all-conference honors (nothing insane)
    100+ hours clinical in hospital volunteering
    20 hours of shadowing (I know its not much...)
    100+ hours non clinical hours (mostly stuff dealing with people with developmental or intellectual disabilities)
    Worked for a summer in a very large hospital system doing non clinical things

    I have been wait listed by one school (one of my top and interviewed way back in early September) and crickets from all the others. Any help would be great. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
     

    Optimist Prime

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      Your stats and Ec's seem pretty cookie cutter for MD schools it's not too late in the MD cycle and you still have a decent shot it really just depends on what your school list looked like and how many schools you applied to.
       

      Goro

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        You definitely have more than a shot.

        But please tell me on what planet is a 3.65 GPA considered "low"? Vulcan?

        While the ECs could and should be beefed up, I am highly impressed that you did so well academically while being a student-athlete. That will count for something. What sport??

        I suggest the following:

        U VM
        USF Morsani (maybe)
        Case (maybe)
        Mayo (maybe)
        Miami
        St. Louis
        Albany
        Albert Einstein (maybe)
        Rochester
        Rush
        Rosy Franklin
        BU
        Hofstra
        NYMC
        VCU
        EVMS
        Wake Forest
        Jefferson
        Temple
        Drexel
        Creighton
        George Washington
        Emory
        Tulane
        Loyola
        Any new MD school. Skip Central MI and the three new FL schools. I can't recommend CNU.
        Your state school(s).
        Any DO program




        Longtime lurker so decided to give this a whirl.

        About me:
        sGPA/cGPA~ 3.65 pretty good private school of roughly 10,000
        GPA is low because I had a rough freshman year (C+ in gen chem and some B's) but I had did have an immediate family member pass and had 3.7+ since with difficult course load
        MCAT: 514: 127, 128, 129, 130
        Major: Cell Bio and Physiology with a humanity minor
        White male
        Midwest
        Currently a senior

        EC's/Volunteering:
        2.5 years in micro/molecular/biochem lab--pub won't come until after I hopefully matriculate :/
        Intro Lab teaching assistant
        Tutor in Biology and chem for 2 years
        D1 athlete with a couple all-conference honors (nothing insane)
        100+ hours clinical in hospital volunteering
        20 hours of shadowing (I know its not much...)
        100+ hours non clinical hours (mostly stuff dealing with people with developmental or intellectual disabilities)
        Worked for a summer in a very large hospital system doing non clinical things

        I have been wait listed by one school (one of my top and interviewed way back in early September) and crickets from all the others. Any help would be great. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
         

        GrapesofRath

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          What state?

          Where all did you apply?

          You gotta give us more if you want good input. There are many midwest states with state programs that give out IIs to a high proportion of in-staters for whom you would be a rather fine candidate for; if you didnt get an II from any of them if you are from one of those states, that in itself could be revealing and indicative of a greater problem in your app not necessairly listed here.
           
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