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MD & DO future WAMC low stats, mcat in 2021

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Hi,
3.24 cGPA
3.075 sGPA
MCAT to be taken in may 2021
Entering 3rd year
Minnesota resident attending Ohio State

I hope to apply in the 2021 cycle but realize my stats are low and are wondering my chances, and what work I need to put in still (besides destroying MCAT and getting DO/MD shadowing) I am interested mostly in OB/GYN or Emergency and am unsure if these are a possibility to get placed as a DO. I also would love to go to another state to study however I understand the low stats make that difficult. By the end of summer I will have the following stats

Clinical:
-Emt Certification (hopefully working part time from august until application process)
- >250 hours as a personal care aid for people with disability (doing stretches, hygiene, bathroom, bipap etc)

Nonclinical:
- unsure hours: Sexual health advocacy club but will have been treasurer 2 years before application cycle
- >100 hours: Club supporting elderly women in nursing homes (ex. doing nails, makeup, hygiene)

Any help, recommendations, or support would be great! Thank you all so much
 
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DOs match incredibly well to EM and no problem with OB/GYN. It’s mostly the surgical specialties, dermatology, and ophthalmology that are hard to match as a DO(but not impossible). Sure your “high ranked” programs in every specialty might throw aside DOs, but there’s a ton of programs out there that take DOs. Don’t be afraid of going the DO route.
 
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With your really low sGPA you should probably plan to apply after you graduate. That plan will provide two full years to prove to ADCOMS you are up to the rigors of med school. You haven’t proven that to anyone yet. Try to get all As from now on. Don’t worry about the MCAT until you figure out why you are doing so poorly in your science classes. It’s hard to tell about your ECs. Was the PCA a paying job? Your work with residents of a nursing home is fine. I have no idea what the sexual health club does but it sounds like a campus club. Get off campus , out of your comfort zone and find people unlike yourself! Good luck!
 

hopefull!!

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DOs match incredibly well to EM and no problem with OB/GYN. It’s mostly the surgical specialties, dermatology, and ophthalmology that are hard to match as a DO(but not impossible). Sure your “high ranked” programs in every specialty might throw aside DOs, but there’s a ton of programs out there that take DOs. Don’t be afraid of going the DO route.

Okay! Thank you so much for clarifying, really helps.
 

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With your really low sGPA you should probably plan to apply after you graduate. That plan will provide two full years to prove to ADCOMS you are up to the rigors of med school. You haven’t proven that to anyone yet. Try to get all As from now on. Don’t worry about the MCAT until you figure out why you are doing so poorly in your science classes. It’s hard to tell about your ECs. Was the PCA a paying job? Your work with residents of a nursing home is fine. I have no idea what the sexual health club does but it sounds like a campus club. Get off campus , out of your comfort zone and find people unlike yourself! Good luck!


Yes, PCA is a paying job with people that have down syndrome, cerebral palsy, paraplegia etc. The sexual health awareness club is a campus club but partners a lot with Planned Parenthood.
 
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