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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by theking, Mar 17, 2001.

  1. I have a question,
    What do you people think are my chances of getting into medical school with my stats:
    im a senior
    GPA: 3.42
    SGPA: 3.43
    MCAT: P: 12 [​IMG] B: 10 [​IMG] V: 6 [​IMG] Essay: O [​IMG]

    I have very little research experience, although I do have a lot of extracurricular activities around campus but minimal experience in a hospital setting(outside of volunteering at a hospital for 3-4 years).

    Do you think it is hopeless for me to even bother trying to get in (realistically) with my bad verbal score? What schools do you recommend someone in my situation should apply to (if u think I should apply)?

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  3. BoiseDoc

    BoiseDoc Junior Member

    Jan 28, 2001
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    I feel you have a very good chance as long as you are sincere in your interest in medical school, more specifically, osteopathic medical school. Though this figure varies from school to school, the average G.P.A's average around 3.5 and MCATS around 25. The nice thing about D.O. schools is that they do not seem as preoccupied with admissions stats as M.D. schools. They simple want to offer acceptances to those people who they feel really have a sincere interest in medicine and the capability of completing a rigorous medical education. If you can show these qualities, I'm sure you will be able to get into a D.O. school. I know someone with a 3.3 and a 28 who has received an acceptance. In summation, I feel you have very sollid stats for D.O. school so GO FOR IT!!!!
  4. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY

    Oct 25, 1999
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    Attending Physician
    I think your MCAT is great and quite competitive...and your GPA is in a good place too...the only thing I strongly suggest that you do is shadow a D.O.
    This is crucial to being accepted to a D.O. program...make sure you know about osteopathy, why you want to be an osteopath...and the difference between allopathy and osteopathy.
    As long as you know why you are applying D.O....you should be perfectly fine. I applied this year and ended up with 5 acceptances...

    Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any other questions....

    I am a fellow New Yorker too!!
  5. muonwhiz

    muonwhiz Senior Member

    Feb 6, 2001
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    I agree, go for it! What do you have to loose? I don't think that your verbal score will hurt you, especially if English is your second language. No one pays any attention to the writing score. If you have a really high one, it won't help you and if you have a low one it will hurt you. But yours looks to be in the acceptable range, so I wouldn't sweat it. Good luck!

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