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Grades needed for DO

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by onstar, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. onstar

    onstar Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 16, 2006
    I got 3.3 Gpa, what MCATS scores do i need to get into a DO program?

    Ihave no research and dont plan on doing any. Healthcare ecperince includes EMT.
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  3. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2007
  4. CmePaddlin

    CmePaddlin Deciding the next step... 2+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    +1 :D
  5. Doc2007

    Doc2007 Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2005
    You will got atleast 45MCATS get inthe DO porgams.
  6. DocBR

    DocBR MS-3 5+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2007

  7. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Speedwell, TN
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :smuggrin: So mean and yet so funny...:smuggrin:

    In all seriousness, there is no way to really answer that question. An acceptance really depends on a lot of factors including your ECs, MCAT, GPA, and the interview. That said, in general, mid 20s is the average for DO schools. Good luck!:luck:
  8. Pansit

    Pansit 5+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    APPLY EARLY!!! and an mcat score of 25 and above should give you a pretty decent chance....if you apply late, you will need to go up to at least a 28 or even over 30
  9. bigdog8829

    bigdog8829 2+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2007
    work on your grammar first.
  10. builttorock

    builttorock 2+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Without sounding mean--and fully aware that my making this statement will probably put me under my own scrutiny--but so many of the people that post on here have terrible grammar. Is it just that you type quickly and panic to click "submit reply"?
  11. aeroquick765

    aeroquick765 2+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    It depends more on your science GPA than your overall GPA.
  12. NexusMD

    NexusMD 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2006
    HAHAHA that was great:laugh:
  13. onstar

    onstar Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 16, 2006
    well, i know there are mistakes in grammar and spelling, but i really dont care. this is sdn.
  14. True! I was laughing out loud as I was thinking how mean some people can be.:laugh:
  15. Yeah but sdn is full of grammar, spelling and typing police. The number I saw checking some threads this AM really shocked me.
  16. Rorasaurus

    Rorasaurus 2+ Year Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    OK, can we stop picking on the OP and give a fair answer?

    Onstar: in reality, a 3.3 GPA is alright, not outstanding, depending on your undergraduate institution and how challenging the classes you took were. You want to shoot for at the very very least a 24 or 25 MCAT, and if you want to be a fairly competative applicant, I recommend shooting for at least a 29 or 30. Above a 30, you will be an attractive applicant and it will help compensate for a mediocre GPA.

    As for the "2 on the VR" joke made above, it is actually important to brush up on your spelling, grammar, and reading comprehension... remember that 2/4 sections on the MCAT are Verbal Reasoning and writing essays that must be effective, succinct, and reasonably free of spelling and grammatical errors.

    As for research: it's okay not to plan on doing research if it doesn't float your boat :). There are plenty of good physicians out there who are not researchers, and DO schools generally have far less emphasis on research than MD schools. So that's not a problem.

    Good luck!

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