DO school list help. Non-trad with low gpa and 515 MCAT

ryuna

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    Hi all,

    I’m a non-trad who would like to apply this cycle. I graduated from an ivy league school three years ago and didn’t do so well. After graduation, I did a DIY post-bacc at night while working full-time in a technology-related role at a healthcare company. Do you have any suggestions for schools?

    GPA: 3.23 cGPA and 3.11 sGPA after post-bacc

    MCAT: 515

    Residence: Rhode Island

    Work Experience:
    • 5600 hours in tech industry
    • 1600 hours e-commerce business owner
    Research:
    • 450 hours research program coordinator
    • 450 hours research assistant with 1 secondary author publication
    Clinical Volunteering:
    • 210 hours ERT volunteer
    • 200 hours hospital emergency department volunteer
    Non-Clinical Volunteering:
    • 160 hours mentoring disadvantaged high school students pursuing STEM careers
    • 270 hours at various community organizations
    Shadowing: 70 hours with OB/GYN MD

    Extracurriculars: > 900 hours with various student groups and organizations

    Possible school List:
    • UNECOM
    • NYITCOM
    • PCOM
    • PCOM-G
    • LECOM-B
    • LECOM-E
    • UoP-KCOM
     

    Faha

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      You are competitive for all DO schools with your stats. Consider adding these:
      AZCOM
      MU-COM
      DMU-COM
      KCU-COM
      ATSU-KCOM
      You could also receive interviews at some MD schools and I suggest these:
      Vermont
      Quinnipiac
      Albany
      New York Medical College
      Seton Hall
      Drexel
      Temple
      Jefferson
      George Washington
      NOVA MD
      TCU-UNT
      Creighton
      Loyola
      Rosalind Franklin
      Medical College Wisconsin
      Oakland Beaumont
      Western Michigan
      Wayne State
       
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      Medmusicmagic23

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        You are competitive for all DO schools with your stats. Consider adding these:
        AZCOM
        MU-COM
        DMU-COM
        KCU-COM
        ATSU-KCOM
        You could also receive interviews at some MD schools and I suggest these:
        Vermont
        Quinnipiac
        Albany
        New York Medical College
        Seton Hall
        Drexel
        Temple
        Jefferson
        George Washington
        NOVA MD
        TCU-UNT
        Creighton
        Loyola
        Rosalind Franklin
        Medical College Wisconsin
        Oakland Beaumont
        Western Michigan
        Wayne State

        I would have to disagree.....you are not competitive for all DO schools. I think the original list you had is a good start. Your mcat is in great standing, but these days people with a good mcat AND good gpa still struggle, especially for MD schools. DO schools have also become much more competitive.
         
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        ryuna

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          You are competitive for all DO schools with your stats. Consider adding these:
          AZCOM
          MU-COM
          DMU-COM
          KCU-COM
          ATSU-KCOM
          You could also receive interviews at some MD schools and I suggest these:
          Vermont
          Quinnipiac
          Albany
          New York Medical College
          Seton Hall
          Drexel
          Temple
          Jefferson
          George Washington
          NOVA MD
          TCU-UNT
          Creighton
          Loyola
          Rosalind Franklin
          Medical College Wisconsin
          Oakland Beaumont
          Western Michigan
          Wayne State

          Thank you so much for the school suggestions. I will take a look into them!
           

          Mr.Smile12

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            My cGPA was 3.10 and my sGPA was 2.85.
            Hmmm.... I would have advised you to go for an SMP with that low of an undergrad GPA. You might still need to consider it since you are carrying a higher sGPA, but maybe not high enough to guarantee you an admission. I agree that DO is your best shot, but network with your closest medical school admissions recruiters for DO schools to get a better sense. Strong MCAT's don't override weak GPA's.
             

            ryuna

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              Hmmm.... I would have advised you to go for an SMP with that low of an undergrad GPA. You might still need to consider it since you are carrying a higher sGPA, but maybe not high enough to guarantee you an admission. I agree that DO is your best shot, but network with your closest medical school admissions recruiters for DO schools to get a better sense. Strong MCAT's don't override weak GPA's.

              Thank you!
               
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