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Help choosing schools - 29 MCAT, 3.9 cGPA, 3.8 sGPA

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by WhiteKnight4, 05.13.14.

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  1. WhiteKnight4

    WhiteKnight4 2+ Year Member

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    Hi everyone,

    As the title suggests, I got a 29 on my MCAT (9 ps, 10 bs/vr), 3.901 cGPA, 3.85 sGPA. I go to a private school in MI, and looking into both DO and MD schools. I would preferably go out of state, but am definitely applying to in-state schools. Here are some of my other activities:

    100 hours volunteering in patient transport at a hospital
    50 hours volunteering at a Hispanic after-school program
    1 month study in Kenya
    1 summer of biochemistry research, hoping to publish in the next year or two
    Assisted in a cardiovascular research study preformed by docs at a local hospital
    Student Senate (leadership)
    Resident Assistant (leadership, patient-care like experience)
    Orientation Intern - 6 month internship planning and executing my college's orientation program (leadership)
    Member of Honors Student Council
    And I will be doing a semester in Wash DC this coming spring, hoping to get an internship in a medically related field.

    What are my chances of getting in/where should I apply? Should I be looking to retake that MCAT? Here are my current schools:

    Michigan State University (DO and MD)
    University of Michigan (reach)
    Oakland University
    Loyola Stritch
    Rush University
    Rosalind Franklin
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Med
    Albany
    New York Medical
    Creighton
    Drexel
    Loma Linda
    George Washington (reach)
    Wake Forest (reach)

    Thoughts? Advice? ANYTHING would be greatly appreciated!!
     
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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Are you especially religious? Do you ever consume alcohol? Are you a member of a group that is under-represented in medicine?
     
  4. WhiteKnight4

    WhiteKnight4 2+ Year Member

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    Ahaha I assume you're referring to Loma Linda. I am religious, but I also drink alcohol, so it certainly isn't my first choice. But students from my school have a history of being admitted, so I think it is worth applying to.
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    One does sign an abstinence agreement, though.
     
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    WhiteKnight4 2+ Year Member

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    Fair enough. What about the other schools? Do you think I have a shot at them?
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    I count 8 schools on your list where you have a decent chance at an interview.
     
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    Hey, thanks. Which schools do you think those are? Are there any others that you recommend I apply to?
     
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    Goro suggests

    Michigan State University (DO and MD)
    Wayne State
    Oakland University
    Loyola Stritch
    Rush University
    Rosalind Franklin
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Med
    Albany
    New York Medical
    Creighton
    Drexel
    Loma Linda
    Wake Forest
    Temple
    Jefferson
    Creighton
    Tulane
    MCW
    VCU
    EVMS
    ALL new MD programs
    ALL DO schools
     

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