Medical Is there any point in applying this cycle?

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What are my chances if I reapply this 2020-2021 cycle?

  • 520 MCAT
  • 3.3 cGPA
  • 3.49 sGPA
  • IA for low grades first two years of college
  • Very strong upward trend in grades, almost straight As last 3 years of college, summa cum laude
  • Strong personal narrative
  • 300 hours hospital volunteering done 2016-2018
  • 50 hours of shadowing
  • ~250 hours of non-clinical community service, including serving on a nonprofit board and serving underprivileged populations
  • I tutor underprivileged youth for work
  • 2-3 first-author publications, systematic reviews in low impact factor but non-predatory journals
I would be a third time reapplicant. Last year, I applied late in July, and then someone broke into my account and withdrew twice via email from all the schools I had applied to. I then explained the situation and asked to be reinstated.

To top things off, my MCAT is about to expire, so below are the only schools I'm even eligible to apply to, sorted from lowest to highest 10th percentile GPA.

I don't want to go to a DO school because of international practice rights issues, and I don't want to wait two years and retake the MCAT for other reasons I'd rather not get into. Do I stand any chance at all this cycle? Would it be a waste of money to even apply?

School10th percentile GPAMedian MCATOut of state interviewed/appliedpercentage of out of state matriculantsPublic/private?Applied/withdrew before?
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine3.11508116/586625.8%PublicNo
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine3.25513253/373779.1%PrivateNo
Eastern Virginia Medical School3.25512383/528448.3%PublicNo
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science3.26512356/1301147.60%PrivateYes
Wayne State University School of Medicine3.27511470/755238.40%Yes
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University3.32511189/557225.20%PublicNo
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University3.32513276/726374.5%PrivateYes
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans3.33510100/29858.10%PublicNo
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine3.3350917/6676.3%PublicNo
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine3.3450945/7873.60%PublicNo
California Northstate University College of Medicine3.3551280/15399.40%Private, no in state preferenceYes
Tufts University School of Medicine3.36515700/1136379%PrivateYes
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine3.3750982/119910.30%PublicNo
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine3.3851262/146910.60%PublicNo
University of South Carolina School of Medicine3.38509127/248123.70%PublicNo
Medical College of Wisconsin3.39511438/672545.20%Yes
Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center3.4513386/976969%PrivateYes
University of Washington School of Medicine3.4510314/714348.10%PublicNo
Albany Medical College3.41511595/837671.90%Private, no in state preferenceYes
Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont3.41512519/660473%PublicYes
Central Michigan University College of Medicine3.42509120/549117.50%PublicNo
Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine3.43512124/320241.2%Yes
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School3.44515271/333119.10%PublicNo
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix3.45515188/507538.80%PublicNo
University of Minnesota Medical School3.45511294/459314.60%PublicNo
University of New Mexico School of Medicine3.4650631/15871.90%PublicNo
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine3.4951095/278814.3%PublicNo
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health3.49513230/412033.50%PublicNo
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell3.49517510/368545.5%PrivateNo
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences3.55131093/1428696.70%No
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine3.51516245/310735.70%PublicYes
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine3.5151032/22176.70%No
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine3.52518511/587764.60%No
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School3.5251519/11156%PublicNo
Albert Eistein College of Medicine3.53515752/589053%No
Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University3.53511115/347836.30%No
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine3.53515479/353135.50%No
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine3.53508209/103935.7%No
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine3.5451238/10815.80%PublicNo
University of Nebraska College of Medicine3.5451280/127813.6%PublicNo
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine3.5451247/76510.60%No
University of Utah School of Medicine3.54514156/303320.8%PublicNo
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine3.55512148/93510.60%PublicNo
Case Western3.56519905/621680.4%PrivateNo
University of Maryland School of Medicine3.56515344/408037.80%PublicNo
Saint Louis University School of Medicine3.56514817/592481.10%No
University of Massachusetts Medical School3.58515456/302130.20%PublicNo
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry3.58517504/448472.50%PrivateNo
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine3.6517181/298814.20%PublicYes
University of South Alabama College of Medicine3.6150916/111212.20%PublicNo
Duke University School of Medicine3.63519594/611082.60%PrivateNo
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School3.6551797/131313.60%PublicNo
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine3.68521569/531186.60%No
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston3.6851471/12626.70%PublicNo
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine3.7251251/10723.00%PublicNo
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine3.73522088.10%No
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania3.74521619/561079.3%No
It's NOT about the cGPA, it's about that great upper trend. Rising GPA trends are always good.

You should apply as if you have a 3.9+ GPA. That said, there are med schools that will ignore you because it's a seller's market and they have thier pick of 3.9+ GPA people.

I recommend:

Mt Sinai
U Miami
Your state schools
Rosy Franklin
Wayne State

And like it or not, beggars can't be choosy. You will need to have DO schools on your list.
So, any DO program. I can't recommend Nova, Wm Carey, BCOM, ICOM and LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. LMU has an accreditation warning, which concerns me. CUHS is too new and appears to be too limited in rotations sites. UIW refuses to post their Boards scores, which is fishy.


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If you want to be a doctor, you NEED to apply to DO as well. You don't have to accept a DO acceptance if you get your MD, but completely closing off yourself to DO opportunities is not wise. DOs have full practice rights in 74 countries. Choose one of the 74 if you wanna be a doctor.
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