Nov 29, 2014
672
144
Status
Pre-Medical
MCAT - 500
sGPA - 3.1
cGPA - 3.3

200+ hours clinical volunteering in ER/Radiology in 2 different hospitals
60+ hours non-clinical volunteering in soup kitchens/half way houses/food delivery in Detroit/EL
60 hours shadowing neurologist, DO/maxillofacial surgeon, MD/urologist, MD
150+ hours (semester worth) NAP research project
Italian Club tutor
Human Bio Club public relations commitee
Philanthropy Committee (of my social fraternity)
Judicial Board (of my social frat)
Soccer Captain for my fraternity team and non-frat team since freshman year
Starting work as a scribe/med assistant in hospital setting for ortho surgeon, MD

5 LoR's (gen chem 2 prof, genetics prof, sci writing prof, epi prof, neurologist DO, maxillofacial MD)

LIST (since low MCAT and GPA trying to aim for lower "tier" DO schools)
ACOM
AT Still - missouri
AT Still - az
BCOM
DMUCOM
LECOM - pa
LECOM- fl
LMUCOM
MUCOM
MSUCOM (mi resident)
NOVA
OSUCOM
TouroCOM - nevada
TouroCOM - arkansas
UNECOM
Pikeville
VCOM - auburn
VCOM - carolinas
VCOM - virginia
University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine???

Would like to keep list tops 20 but if you guys could cut 4 or so to make it 16 would be perfect

Thank you!
 

AnatomyGrey12

2+ Year Member
Sep 8, 2015
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18,723
Midwest
Status
Medical Student
If your looking to cut some out I would cut out:

OSU- stats far too low for OOS
DMU- stats pretty below their averages
Nova- same as above
UNECOM- have a pretty strong regional bias

Also Arkansas is not a Touro. It's NYIT. Also apply to ARCOM, another new Arkansas school
 

Wjldenver

5+ Year Member
Mar 25, 2013
484
777
Denver, Colorado
Status
Non-Student
MCAT - 500
sGPA - 3.1
cGPA - 3.3

200+ hours clinical volunteering in ER/Radiology in 2 different hospitals
60+ hours non-clinical volunteering in soup kitchens/half way houses/food delivery in Detroit/EL
60 hours shadowing neurologist, DO/maxillofacial surgeon, MD/urologist, MD
150+ hours (semester worth) NAP research project
Italian Club tutor
Human Bio Club public relations commitee
Philanthropy Committee (of my social fraternity)
Judicial Board (of my social frat)
Soccer Captain for my fraternity team and non-frat team since freshman year
Starting work as a scribe/med assistant in hospital setting for ortho surgeon, MD

5 LoR's (gen chem 2 prof, genetics prof, sci writing prof, epi prof, neurologist DO, maxillofacial MD)

LIST (since low MCAT and GPA trying to aim for lower "tier" DO schools)
ACOM
AT Still - missouri
AT Still - az
BCOM
DMUCOM
LECOM - pa
LECOM- fl
LMUCOM
MUCOM
MSUCOM (mi resident)
NOVA
OSUCOM
TouroCOM - nevada
TouroCOM - arkansas
UNECOM
Pikeville
VCOM - auburn
VCOM - carolinas
VCOM - virginia
University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine???

Would like to keep list tops 20 but if you guys could cut 4 or so to make it 16 would be perfect

Thank you!
Your GPA/MCAT combo will make it tough for you to get in anywhere. That said, I would cross the VCOM's off your list because they like high GPA's. (3.5+). UNECOM has a regional bias for the NE, so cross them off too if you are not from that area, OSUCOM has a strong regional bias as well. I would focus on all of the newest schools and just see how you fare,
 
OP
A
Nov 29, 2014
672
144
Status
Pre-Medical
Your GPA/MCAT combo will make it tough for you to get in anywhere. That said, I would cross the VCOM's off your list because they like high GPA's. (3.5+). UNECOM has a regional bias for the NE, so cross them off too if you are not from that area, OSUCOM has a strong regional bias as well. I would focus on all of the newest schools and just see how you fare,
Off top of ur head what are the "newest" schools?
 

Shotapp

2+ Year Member
Jan 1, 2015
967
1,009
GA
Status
Pre-Medical
Low GPA/mcat combo...will not yield great results even if you apply early. You need to cast your net very wide if you cannot wait any longer for medical school. My advice would be to do some grade replacement because your GPAs are low especially your science GPA. You are vulnerable to GPA cutoffs. Always apply with the best app possible.
 

AM508

2+ Year Member
Sep 26, 2014
674
586
Status
Medical Student
If your looking to cut some out I would cut out:

OSU- stats far too low for OOS
DMU- stats pretty below their averages
Nova- same as above
UNECOM- have a pretty strong regional bias
I would add ATSU-KCOM to that list as their stats have been in the ~3.6 and 28 (whatever that is in new MCAT terms) range for the last couple of years now.
 

edgerock24

5+ Year Member
Jul 28, 2012
999
737
Status
Medical Student
MCAT - 500
sGPA - 3.1
cGPA - 3.3

200+ hours clinical volunteering in ER/Radiology in 2 different hospitals
60+ hours non-clinical volunteering in soup kitchens/half way houses/food delivery in Detroit/EL
60 hours shadowing neurologist, DO/maxillofacial surgeon, MD/urologist, MD
150+ hours (semester worth) NAP research project
Italian Club tutor
Human Bio Club public relations commitee
Philanthropy Committee (of my social fraternity)
Judicial Board (of my social frat)
Soccer Captain for my fraternity team and non-frat team since freshman year
Starting work as a scribe/med assistant in hospital setting for ortho surgeon, MD

5 LoR's (gen chem 2 prof, genetics prof, sci writing prof, epi prof, neurologist DO, maxillofacial MD)

LIST (since low MCAT and GPA trying to aim for lower "tier" DO schools)
ACOM
AT Still - missouri
AT Still - az
BCOM
DMUCOM
LECOM - pa
LECOM- fl
LMUCOM
MUCOM
MSUCOM (mi resident)
NOVA
OSUCOM
TouroCOM - nevada
TouroCOM - arkansas
UNECOM
Pikeville
VCOM - auburn
VCOM - carolinas
VCOM - virginia
University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine???

Would like to keep list tops 20 but if you guys could cut 4 or so to make it 16 would be perfect

Thank you!
The problem here is that your GPA's are quite low, and your MCAT is not spectacular. Your sGPA, especially, is low for all DO schools. I recommend doing some grade replacement if possible.

Also, add LUCOM, WCUCOM, and WVSOM to your list.
 
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Ho0v-man

2+ Year Member
Nov 28, 2014
1,978
4,870
Status
Medical Student
In addition to what everyone else has said, I would remove NOVA and LECOM-B.

I wish you the best of luck, but as others have suggested you should probably get some grade replacement going and gear up for an MCAT retake. Unfortunately, even some of the newer schools will screen you out.


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