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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by kalake says, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. kalake says

    kalake says

    Apr 23, 2007
    hi guys, i was wondering...what were your undergraduate majors, gpa's, and mcat scores? i'm thinking of going into osteopathic medicine. currently, i'm a junior in college doing biochem with an overall gpa of 3.44. also, can any of you guys recommend any good schools that i might be able to get into with my stats so far? thanks guys, any kind of response is greatly appreciated! :)
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  3. poormansDO

    poormansDO *** member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2005

    Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
    Overall G.P.A: 3.39
    Science G.P.A: 3.42
    Non-Science G.P.A: 3.34
    MCAT: 24O

    what schools you have a chance at depends somewhat on your MCAT.
  4. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Your GPA is good from what we can see now. MCAT score will determine your future as the above poster noted.
  5. Andrew3117

    Andrew3117 MSUCOM Class of 2011 2+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Was an Exercise and Health Science major with a Chemistry minor.
    Overall GPA: 3.52
    Science GPA: 3.55
    Non-Science GPA: 3.44
    MCAT: 28Q

    Got into every osteopathic school that I applied to.
  6. Taty

    Taty Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    New York
    Computer Science/ B.A , IS/M.S.
    2 Minors: Internet Technology, Physical Chemistry
    GPA:3.7 undegrad and 3.76 grad
  7. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    moving to pre-osteo since this is an application/admissions question...
  8. Doc2007

    Doc2007 Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2005
    Overall GPA - 3.81
    Science GPA- 3.72
    MCAT: 25
  9. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Speedwell, TN
    BA in biology
    3.2 overall
    3.0 science
    23Q (10VR, 6PS, 7BS)

    Your GPA sounds good. What about ECs? They are really important with the osteopathic schools. Your MCAT score will also factor into the equation. Best of luck to you!:luck: :luck: :luck:
  10. MJB

    MJB Senior Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Somewhere around 3.2 overall, 3.0 BCPM...4.0 in my retake of Chem II and taking ORG I and II for the first a non-trad.

    MCAT was 8,8,8,T. That was fun to take without having any physics or bio in almost 10 years. :) Not sure what happened on Verbal as on the real thing was the first time I didn't finish all passages...and had been getting 9's and above pretty consistently.

    Cancer survivor and other "life experience".
  11. nlax30

    nlax30 Fellow Physician 10+ Year Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    GPA (sci and overall): ~3.3
    MCAT: 33Q (11, 11, 11)

    Only applied to one DO school (applied late), but was accepted.
  12. nascardoc

    nascardoc Daddy to 2 kiddos 7+ Year Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    Livonia, MI
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Science and Cumulative GPA: 3.0
    MCAT: 28N

    Accepted: DCOM, LECOM-E
    Waitlisted: CCOM
  13. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    I agree with the above.

    My stats:

    Major: BS in Biological Sciences, concentration in Neurobiology/Physiology
    Science and Cumulative UGPA: 3.4 (4.0 for post-baccalaureate work)
    MCAT: 28P (09 VR, 07 PS, 12 BS)

    I took a very non-traditional path to get to where I am now. I graduated college about 10 years ago with lots of undergraduate biomedical research experience, but went on to do and learn quite a few things. I eventually became a wellness coach and yoga/martial arts teacher before finally deciding to become a physician. I just turned 34 and will be a first year medical student at KCUMB starting this fall. I fell in love with everything at KCUMB during my interview and my gut told me in no uncertain terms that I would be happy there.

    In terms of where to apply, the advice people seemed to consistantly give me was to apply very broadly, to all the places that I thought I'd attend and could live in geographically. Of course you may want to factor in the average GPA and MCAT score of these schools as well as the individual focuses and mission statements to help you decide where you want to apply.

    Oh yeah, apply EARLY in the cycle, if possible. The early bird is more likely to get the worm of his choice in this process. I was lucky, however. I applied fairly late (in November), but somehow managed to get three interviews, two of which I attended, and ended up with an acceptance to an awesome school, one that I really love.

    Good luck!
  14. notsureyet

    notsureyet 2+ Year Member

    Oct 23, 2006
    there seems to be a nice variance in GPA etc, I guess your secondary + interviews etc do count in the admission process. I would imagine canidates which seem sub par on paper, can really shine in the interview process and get iin, or maybe its just the economics of running an osteopathic medschool.
  15. white_n_nerdy

    white_n_nerdy I do what I want 2+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    I will never tell
  16. Seger

    Seger 2+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Denton, TX
    Or the other way around....there's no rule that says someone with a good MCAT and GPA is guaranteed a spot. The interview can put you over the hump, but it can also make you fall off the cliff!

    Just my opinion.
  17. DnB607

    DnB607 Member 2+ Year Member

    May 18, 2006
    Major: Biology
    Overall GPA: 3.85
    Science GPA: 3.85
    MCAT: 25M (8BS, 8PS, 9VR)
  18. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Speedwell, TN
    That is very true. I spoke with the director of admissions at a school and there was an applicant with a 3.8 and 34 MCAT who didn't get accepted to any schools. She said that the poor guy was like a "deer caught in the headlights" at his interviews. So, there are definitely no guarantees in this process. We can all just do our best and hope that it all works out.
  19. MaximusD

    MaximusD Anatomically Incorrect Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    State of Delirium
    3.25 GPA / 3.04 sGPA

    32 MCAT (10PS, 13VR, 9BS)

    Got into 3 osteopathic medical schools:


    Got no interviews to MD schools.
  20. Biology
    3.7 science/non-science gpa

    I only applied osteopathic.
  21. Sarikate

    Sarikate Full of antioxidants 5+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2004
    Neuroscience & behavior major, 3.2 science GPA, 3.5 overall, 24R MCAT. I applied to 12 osteopathic schools and got interviews and acceptances from 7 of them. Haven't heard from most of the rest!
  22. DocOB

    DocOB 2+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    Gladwin, Michigan
    B.S. in Biomedical Sciences
    -3.81 GPA
    -28Q MCAT
    -a list of EC's longer than my arm and consistent with my entire UG career
    -Accepted to CCOM, PCOM, MSU-COM, and Erie PA. Only DO school I got no love from was NYCOM
  23. froggiepremed

    froggiepremed not "Pre" any more 2+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    Harrogate, TN
    2.9 GPA
    29P MCAT

    Accepted to DCOM, waitlisted at LECOM and UMDNJ

    I think if your MCAT is low, GPA needs be high, and vice versa. And you need to nail the interview too. If you score well on the MCAT, then you should do well in the process. Good luck.

    Should this be a stickie?
  24. Entgegen

    Entgegen 10+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2006
    Overall GPA: 3.82
    Science GPA: 3.85
    MCAT: 29O (PS 11, VR 7, BS 11)
    Applied only to TCOM, and was accepted

    Biology major here. But yeah, verbal kicked my ass for some reason. I ran out of time and had to randomly guess for the last 2 passages. Suck. But that doesn't matter much anymore...
  25. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Major- Liberal Arts, with a post-bac in pre-medical sciences
    AACOMAS GPA- 3.71
    Science GPA- 3.65
    MCAT- 32M
  26. Wow, I can't believe you didn't get accepted to NYCOM!? What state are you from? When did you apply and did you get an interview? You deserved to get in, and congrats on your other acceptances.
  27. rookem11

    rookem11 New Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2006
    Grand Rapids, MI
    overall gpa 3.4
    science: 3.3
    mcat: 34M
  28. Lfribble

    Lfribble 2+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Erie, PA
    Overall: 3.4
    Science: 3.6 (post bac program)
    MCAT: 28 Q
    Psych major, Soc minor, over 4 years Psych related experiences.

    My advice? Apply early. I applied late and I feel that my stats and experience, EC's, LOR were pretty good, but I got no love from my first choice (PCOM).
  29. Trevelyan

    Trevelyan 5+ Year Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    I majored in biology.

    Overall GPA - 3.75

    Science GPA - 3.62

    MCAT - 31R (11VR, 9 PS, and 11 BS)
  30. studentdoctor2

    studentdoctor2 Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2006
    Undergraduate Major: Biology-Economics
    Overall GPA: 3.42
    MCAT: 27
    Accepted to: TUCOM, TCOM (chose TCOM)
  31. musiclink213

    musiclink213 My room is a mess 7+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2003
    New York
    Undergrad Major: Biochemistry
    Overall GPA: 3.6
    BCPM GPA: 3.5
    MCAT: I took it 3 x, first was 23, then 29, then 26, but if you took my highest score from each section, it was a 32.
    Accepted: DMU, NYCOM, LECOM, NSUCOM, UNECOM, and declined interviews at LECOM-B, West Virginia, and one other I think.
  32. StringerBell

    StringerBell It's the final countdown! 5+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Science GPA: 2.9
    Overall GPA: 3.1
    (Includes undergrad and grad)
    MCAT: 34R
    EC: Worked in Osteopathic Clinic (1.5 yrs) and hospital (4.5)

    Accepted: ATSU-SOMA
    Waitlisted: Touro-NV, Western

    (Was not offered an interview at Touro-CA due to low Science GPA in prereq's.)

    Applied late (Secondaries done in January.)
    Apply Early! :thumbup:
  33. hanky1982

    hanky1982 Irish eyes are smiling 10+ Year Member

    May 11, 2006
    Major: Psychobiology

    Overall- 3.35
    Science- 3.28

    MCAT 29

    After I finished at UCLA I applied to many schools and didn't get in (this was two years ago). I took some post-bac classes at a state school where I lived, got involved in research on Coccidioidomycosis, took the MCAT again, and applied early this time. No interviews at MD schools, applied to Touro-CA, Western, and Touro-NV, got into all of them. Chose Touro-NV
  34. adismo

    adismo covered in moon dust 10+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 2000
    give up now. hopeless.

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