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DO DO? Low gpa! Help! :(

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Sofia Ahmed, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Sofia Ahmed

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    So I just graduated this May 2015. My cumulative gpa is 3.374 and Sci GPA without math is 3.2
    I'm studying for the MCAt at the moment. I also volunteer at my local hospital and at the moment trying to get more patient exposure by applying to another hospital.
    I have some good leadership skills and also have good ECs.

    What should I do to boost my application? Please help. Really from the bottom of my heart I'm asking for sincere advice. Most of the time, whèn I come on his form, I get so depressed :(
     
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  3. SmurfingReviews

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    Don't get depressed... There are other options to do a post-bacc program to improve your GPA if you're set to go to medical school.
     
  4. 0dee

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    No need to get depressed at all. Are you applying this cycle? if yes then you need to focus on your MCAT and ace it. Aim for 507 and higher to be competitive for DO schools and compensate for slightly lower than average GPAs. Also, when you submit your application, apply broadly to 12-15 schools to enhance your chances. However, if you are not applying this cycle then take your sweet time to prepare for the MCAT and make sure to get a good result on it, then retake any class that you had C or lower at a community college or a university to boost your overall GPA. In addition, get some DO shadowing experience, it will help your application.
     
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    Apply broadly this cycle and you should be fine. Dig up user3's post in these forums on the median stats of the COMs. Skip CCOM, the coastal Touros and KCUMB. I can't recommend LUCOM.



     
  6. Sofia Ahmed

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    Thank you for your encouragement! Appreciate the support.
    No I'm not applying this cycle. I'm trying to focus on my mcat. But my GPA just gets in the way always and end up losing all hope. Sigh.
     
  7. Sofia Ahmed

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    Thank you! Please keep me in your prayers. I really want to be a physican. Can't imagine to be anything else in my life.
     
  8. Sofia Ahmed

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    Thank you. I'm so broke idk if I can even afford post bac. I'm going to see if I can find some in my state. Hopefully.
     
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    (From User3)
    These are the most recent averages:

    Touro-Ca: 3.49/3.42/30.4
    CCOM: 3.59/3.53/29.5
    AZCOM: 3.48/3.44/29
    DMU: 3.63/3.57/28.3
    RVU: 3.63/3.59/28.11
    MSU: 3.64/28 (2015)
    UNTHSC-TCOM: 3.60/3.49/28
    NYITCOM: 3.6/28 (2013)
    COMP: 3.58/3.56/28
    UNECOM: 3.55/28
    RowanSOM: 3.54/3.48/28
    LECOM-B: 3.53/3.45/28
    Touro-NV: 3.5/3.4/28
    NSU: 3.49/3.40/28 (2013)
    KCUMB: 3.63/3.6/27.6
    OU-HCOM: 3.64/3.58/27.37
    MU-COM: 3.62/3.56/27.33
    CUSOM: 3.6/3.5/27
    KCOM: 3.59/3.51/27
    PCOM: 3.5/3.5/27 (?)
    LECOM-E/SH: 3.48/3.35/27 (2013)
    SOMA: 3.45/3.34/27
    PCOM-Ga: 3.4/3.5/27 (?)
    PNWU: 3.41/3.36/26.89
    COMP-NW: 3.63/3.58/26.28
    OSU-COM: 3.66/26
    WCU: 3.5/3.4/26 (2013)
    ACOM: 3.4/26 (2013)
    VCOM (all): 3.6/3.5/25.36
    LMU: 3.43/3.35/25-26
    WVSOM: 3.4/3.4/25 (2013)
    KYCOM: 3.50/3.41/24.6
    LUCOM: 3.4/24
    Touro-NY: ?
    Burrell COM: ?
     
  10. yeezuswest

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    Just judging purely off these numbers, it seems like DO schools are more heavily geared towards average GPA students with lower than average MCAT scores. Is this a safe assumption? So for example, how would a student with a 3.4 GPA but a 35+ MCAT be chanced? MD or DO?
     

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