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Help me with my school list, por favor!

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by DOHopeful2, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. DOHopeful2

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    Hey all,

    This maybe a weird request but can anyone give me a reason to lose faith in applying to a certain school, after the fact? This will save me loads financially with secondaries. Any and all help is much appreciated. Thank you, all!

    My info stands as:
    State: California
    University: Top 20
    Major: Neuroscience B.S.
    Age: 25
    cGPA: 3.5
    sGPA: 3.3
    MCAT: 24 (7/9/8)
    ECs: -800+ hours conducting research
    -1000+ structured, quality clinical rotations
    -2 years leadership positions in a club
    -60 hours environment maintenance/volunteering
    -LORs: Postdoc, 2 Science professors, Osteopath

    I submitted my app on 7/28 (all transcripts received- verifying) and have applied to 26 schools:

    A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

    A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

    Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

    Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University

    Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine

    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn

    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus

    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus

    Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Lincoln Memorial University–DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine–New York

    Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine–California

    Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

    University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

    Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

    Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest

    William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
     
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  3. Doctoblast

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    Remove AZCOM, I would be cautious about Liberty unless you're very religious and could follow their rules, Touro CA and NY like very high MCATs so I would remove NY. Maybe keep CA since that is in your home state.
     
  4. Goro

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    I suggest:

    A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

    A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

    Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
    Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn
    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus
    Lincoln Memorial University–DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
    University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest
    William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    PCOM-GA
    Nova
     
  5. DOHopeful2

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    Thank you @Goro and @wsu11 ! In your opinions, how do my chances look this cycle. I need to make a decision soon on whether to pursue a SMP and a MCAT retake
     
  6. darkeon

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    Just gonna say no to the SMP. You don't need it
     
  7. Doctoblast

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    I think you'll do fine this cycle! Your ECs are good. An SMP would be a waste of money. Your MCAT is the only weak part of your app but I still think you'll get into at least one of these schools.

    If you don't get in it would be easier and cheaper to retake a couple classes you got Cs in to help the sGPA and/or retake the MCAT later on. I don't think it will come down to this though.

    I wish you the best of luck!
     
  8. Goro

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    Concur. Chances fine.

     
  9. DOHopeful2

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    Thanks everyone, I think premptively filling out secondaries is all I can do now as I wait
     

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