May 31, 2014
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Status
Pre-Medical
AACOMAS stats (AACOMAS Verified 9/06)
Cumulative: 3.57
Science: 3.32
Non-Science: 3.93

MCAT: First time, August 7 26: 7 (PS), 9 (VR), 10(BS)


210 hrs clinical volunteering (ER)
25hrs shadowing ER DO (span of 1 month)
25hrs shadowing MD Surgeon (span of 1 month)
Biological Sciences Research (My research will be included in an abstract presentation in the next coming months).
LORs from research PI, Biology Professor, ER DO, Social Science prof.



School List (Bold ones are my top choices):

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
A T Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern U
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Seton Hill

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia School of Medicine
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LMU-DCOM is my top choice for many reasons. Lake Erie is my second choice because the doctor I shadowed went there (an outstanding doctor) and he spoke fairly about them. Quote from him, "Lake Erie will make you a great doctor, they will break you down and build you up.Comparison of lake erie to military training.."

Obviously with my MCAT score I am not at all picky and really would like to start medical school next fall. Should I retake (would be towards end of October)?
 

SkipJunior

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Aug 19, 2014
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Lior, Amastris
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Although your MCAT score is slightly below the average for DO matriculants (27), I don't think there's a need to retake the MCAT. Your MCAT score and GPA is not bad and you have the clinical experience, research, DO shadowing, DO LOR etc. Stay positive. I predict you will receive interview invites from several of your top choice schools and also quite a few from your non-bolded schools as well.

Just make sure you submit those DO secondaries ASAP. Make sure your essays in the secondaries are strong (have multiple people read them) and your letters are strong as well. Put a lot of work on your secondaries.

Keep in mind that if you do retake the MCAT and score around the same or worse than that will weaken your application.
 

Goro

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Goro suggests:

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
A T Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Seton Hill
Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia School of Medicine
TUNCOM
All 3 VCOMs