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GPA: 3.5 Science: 3.3
MCAT: 499 (124,124,125,126)
Clinical: 1,500+
Volunteer: 300+
Shadowing:20 hours
LOR: 2 D.O. and 3 Science LOR
OMM Experience and lots of E.C.
MI resident

Let me know if I should add any more D.O. schools or remove any that I have NO chance at. Thank you!
Current School List:
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) Long Island (Old Westbury NY)
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine–New York
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • PCOM Georgia
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine/PCOM South Georgia
  • NYITCOM at Arkansas State University (Jonesboro AR)
  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
  • A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Louisiana Campus
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lincoln Memorial University–DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
  • California Health Sciences University - College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
 

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Your MCAT is low for schools such as AZCOM, CCOM, NYITCOM (Westbury) and ATSU-Kirksville but otherwise your list is good and you should receive several interviews.
 

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Your MCAT is low for schools such as AZCOM, CCOM, NYITCOM (Westbury) and ATSU-Kirksville but otherwise your list is good and you should receive several interviews.
Shall I remove them from my list because I would have zero chance at them?
 

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@Goro @Faha What point should I start worrying if I'm not getting interview invites?

In case I do not get in this cycle: 1) I'm retaking MCAT 2) adding 2,000 hours of clinical experience 3) 300 hours volunteering

What do you think of this above plan? Should I try to increase sGPA?
 

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@Goro @Faha What point should I start worrying if I'm not getting interview invites?

In case I do not get in this cycle: 1) I'm retaking MCAT 2) adding 2,000 hours of clinical experience 3) 300 hours volunteering

What do you think of this above plan? Should I try to increase sGPA?
If you have not received interviews by March then you should plan for a reapplication. You could add the new DO school Noorda-COM.
 
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@Goro @Faha What point should I start worrying if I'm not getting interview invites?

In case I do not get in this cycle: 1) I'm retaking MCAT 2) adding 2,000 hours of clinical experience 3) 300 hours volunteering

What do you think of this above plan? Should I try to increase sGPA?
You don’t need anymore clinical hours. You already have way more than average. Your volunteering hours are fine too. You would just need to retake the MCAT. If you can score a 505+, you’ll be competitive at all DO schools. If you can score a 512+, consider applying MD (I only say this at 512 because your GPA is far below average at almost every MD school).
 
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If you have not received interviews by March then you should plan for a reapplication. You could add the new DO school Noorda-COM.
If I don't receive interviews by March, what do you advise my best course of action to improving my application? Is an MCAT retake sufficient? @Goro
 
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