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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by stacyij, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. stacyij

    stacyij Road Runner
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    A very good friend of mine is applying to DO schools this year with an MCAT score of 18. I wondered if any of you got in with a score at that level or know someone who did.
    I don't want to put a damper on his spirits without knowing the reality of what might happen in the real world. :oops:
     
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  3. dr.z

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    Have you tried searching in the MDapplicants.com? You may find a few there.
     
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    I doubt it.
     
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    My buddy is a 23 and I am a 22 and I met a girl at DMU with an 18. Could happen, I would just have applied earlier....
     
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    Well, since 18 is about seven points lower than what most schools post as their average, you'd be hardpressed to find many, but I'm sure it does happen once in a blue moon---it's just really rare and you'd have to have stood out in something else (i.e mission in Africa, REALLY good grades in tough classes etc). Med school is such a crapshoot that you'll probably find exceptions of all kinds, but I'd focus more on retaking the MCAT and doing various things to pump up your resume before applying.
     
  7. i knew a kid who got in with a 18 to lecom
     

  8. however he had like a 3.8 gpa and a masters in molecular bio
     
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    Lowest I have heard of personally is a 20. But people with scores that low quite often have some serious connections that help a great deal.
     
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    Yeah, don't I know it....everytime I hear of 'someone' who got in with scores way below the school's average, it almost always turns out to be an exception---there was one time I found out that the person's dad was an attending at the teaching hospital and the adcoms knew his dad, so in he goes despite the fact he met only minimal requirements.....
     
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    How do you have a masters in molecular biology and score an 18?
     
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    So very unlikely with an 18, unless of course your "friend" is an URM, or has a connection or outstanding grades and EC's.
     
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    I know more than 1 person, MS I's right now, with 17's and they are doing just fine in class. No connections, no special help. Nada, zip, zilch. Just crappy MCAT's, but otherwise strong apps. Granted they received many more rejections but regardless, today they are still MS I's. Go for it. If you get in great, if not, you need to really go back and work on the MCAT again. Regardless of how over rated that one test is, it is still a hurdle that must be jumped.
     
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    The admission's director at Pikeville said that they have accepted people with as low as 18's in the past. I asked because I made a 19 on my first score but still got a secondary. Went up to a 23 by interview time though. WVSOM offered me an interview with the 19 score only reported. Some schools really do look at the total student and not only the MCAT scores.
     
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    What year(s) did they apply and to what schools did they get accepted to?

     
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    I have a friend who has a 3.9 GPA (bio major) and a 19 MCAT - Wanted to go D.O. but ended up in the Caribs due to no acceptances to Osteopathic medical schools + he was an international student ...
     
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    In all honesty, anything is possible and he/she may have a slight shot at getting in somewhere, but along with that, plans to re-take the MCAT (in april, not august) should be made. This way, if your friend gets in...great...if not- plans to take the MCAT and potential studying can be begun as a back-up plan.

    Good luck, but keep in mind that while the few anecdotal events may seem promising, it is a slim chance of acceptance. Anything is possible, but having a good back-up plan is very important.
     
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    tell them to keep their hopes up, if it's their dream than they can still do it. they might have to go to the carib, but in the end, what does an US MD, US DO, Foreign MD, have in common? DOCTOR! anything is possible.
     
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    He is applying for 2006 to nearly all DO schools.
     

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