Help with MD school list/possible gap year?

sngmin424

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    Hello! I'm from Ohio, and I'm a rising fourth year undergraduate student at Ohio State.
    I have about 50 hours of shadowing and a decent amount of experiences (including volunteering and research). My gpa and MCAT score are a bit low, however. I'm sitting at a 3.6, and I scored a 511 on the exam.
    I realize my stats are rather modest/average, so I can't help but think that they are gonna hold me back. I've made a rough list of schools I'm considering applying to, but I'd really like input/advice on what I should do! (I am not really considering DO schools simply because I'd really like to do surgery).

    Though it wasn't originally part of my plan, I realize that taking a gap year might be necessary. (This might be tmi, but) I think my test score is a bit on the low end because I had major bowel problems throughout the first half of the exam. Still, I am unsure if I should retake since I'm not entirely confident that I could score better. I am fairly confident, however, that my gpa will improve once I finish my senior year.

    Here is my rough list ( it is not in any particular order, and I'm also planning to add more). Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated! (Thank you for taking the time to read this!)
    • Ohio State University
    • University of Cincinnati
    • Indiana University-Indianapolis
    • Wake Forest University
    • George Washington University
    • Rush University
    • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Saint Louis University
    • SUNY Upstate Medical University
    • Loyola University Chicago (Stritch)
    • Drexel University
    • New York Medical College
    • University of Toledo
    • Wright State University (Boonshoft)
    • Albany Medical College
    • Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
     
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    sngmin424

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      Hello! I'm from Ohio, and I'm a rising fourth year undergraduate student at Ohio State.
      I have about 50 hours of shadowing and a decent amount of experiences (including volunteering and research). My gpa and MCAT score are a bit low, however. I'm sitting at a 3.6, and I scored a 511 on the exam.
      I realize my stats are rather modest/average, so I can't help but think that they are gonna hold me back. I've made a rough list of schools I'm considering applying to, but I'd really like input/advice on what I should do! (I am not really considering DO schools simply because I'd really like to do surgery).

      Though it wasn't originally part of my plan, I realize that taking a gap year might be necessary. (This might be tmi, but) I think my test score is a bit on the low end because I had major bowel problems throughout the first half of the exam. Still, I am unsure if I should retake since I'm not entirely confident that I could score better. I am fairly confident, however, that my gpa will improve once I finish my senior year.

      Here is my rough list ( it is not in any particular order, and I'm also planning to add more). Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated! (Thank you for taking the time to read this!)
      • Ohio State University
      • University of Cincinnati
      • Indiana University-Indianapolis
      • Wake Forest University
      • George Washington University
      • Rush University
      • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
      • Virginia Commonwealth University
      • Saint Louis University
      • SUNY Upstate Medical University
      • Loyola University Chicago (Stritch)
      • Drexel University
      • New York Medical College
      • University of Toledo
      • Wright State University (Boonshoft)
      • Albany Medical College
      • Northeast Ohio Medical University
      • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
      I also forgot to mention that I am an ORM
       

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        SUNY Upstate accepts very few non residents with your stats and no connection to the state. You could add these schools:
        Vermont
        Quinnipiac
        Jefferson
        Virginia Commonwealth
        Eastern Virginia
        NOVA MD
        TCU-UNT
        Creighton
        Rosalind Franklin
        Medical College Wisconsin
        Oakland Beaumont
        Wayne State
         
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