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Alright everyone, I would love for honest opinions and feedback. I would be applying to matriculate in 2019.

I graduated with a 3.28cgpa/3.2sgpa with a 506 MCAT taken this June.

Some of the things I did in college include:
- 2 years of research with a poster presentation
- 500 hours working as a medical scribe
- 100 hours volunteering in various departments in a hospital
- Worked as a Resident Assistant
- Participated in an alternative break trip, as well as various other short term volunteer opportunities
- I also ran 3 marathons, if that counts for anything

I am currently taking a gap year and serving as a Team Leader for AmeriCorps NCCC (a national service program). I should have close to 2000 hours of service when I finish in April.

I know my stats are sub-par, so will likely be doing a post-bac next year. I am looking at LECOM right now because it sounds like they have a very strong linkage with the med school. Let me know if you know of any other good ones!

I appreciate any advice.
 
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Are you URM? What is your state of residence?

Even though your GPA is below average, you have a great MCAT.

Your EC's are good.

I suggest applying broadly to all the new D.O. schools and your state schools (if you have any)
Here's some schools you should consider:
ACOM
ARCOM
BCOM
NYIT-Arkansas
UIWSOM
WCUCOM
Idaho COM
 

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Alright everyone, I would love for honest opinions and feedback. I would be applying to matriculate in 2019.

I graduated with a 3.2cgpa/3.0sgpa with a 506 MCAT taken this June.

Some of the things I did in college include:
- 2 years of research with a poster presentation
- 500 hours working as a medical scribe
- 100 hours volunteering in various departments in a hospital
- Worked as a Resident Assistant
- Participated in an alternative break trip, as well as various other short term volunteer opportunities
- I also ran 3 marathons, if that counts for anything

I am currently taking a gap year and serving as a Team Leader for AmeriCorps NCCC (a national service program). I should have close to 2000 hours of service when I finish in April.

I know my stats are sub-par, so will likely be doing a post-bac next year. I am looking at LECOM right now because it sounds like they have a very strong linkage with the med school. Let me know if you know of any other good ones!

I appreciate any advice.

An early app to a broad range of schools, especially the newer DO schools as the other poster listed, and I think you have a good shot next cycle.
 
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ChandlerBing24

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Are you URM? What is your state of residence?

Even though your GPA is below average, you have a great MCAT.

Your EC's are good.

I suggest applying broadly to all the new D.O. schools and your state schools (if you have any)
Here's some schools you should consider:
ACOM
ARCOM
BCOM
NYIT-Arkansas
UIWSOM
WCUCOM
Idaho COM
Unfortunately, not URM. Michigan is my state of residence.

Do you think I would benefit from a post-bac?

Thanks so much for the input!
 

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I suggest these schools with your stats:
MSUCOM
MU-COM
ACOM
ARCOM
BCOM
WCU-COM
LMU-DCOM
UP-KYCOM
WVSOM
ATSU-SOMA
VCOM (all 3 schools)
NYIT-Arkansas
RVU-Utah
UIWSOM
Idaho (new school)
You should receive several interviews from this list.
 
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ChandlerBing24

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I suggest these schools with your stats:
MSUCOM
MU-COM
ACOM
ARCOM
BCOM
WCU-COM
LMU-DCOM
UP-KYCOM
WVSOM
ATSU-SOMA
VCOM (all 3 schools)
NYIT-Arkansas
RVU-Utah
UIWSOM
Idaho (new school)
You should receive several interviews from this list.

Thanks so much for the list! This is super helpful.

Do you think I would benefit from completing a post bac (looking at LECOM), or do I have a decent shot applying next cycle?
 
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