Just a typical non-trad recovering from a sub 1.0 year

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Hey everyone, no my post title isn’t wrong. I had a 0.57 GPA my freshman year of college before I joined the military for a decade to grow up. I’d like some help with my school list as well as WAMC.

State: Florida

Biographical info: white male 30s L(G)BT

GPA:
3.3 cGPA total, 3.4 sGPA total
But had 0.57 freshman year - 8 year break in Army- 3.7 cGPA, 3.6 sGPA after.

MCAT: 498 1st attempt last year. 504 (125, 126, 127, 126) most recent.

Non-clinical volunteering: about 3,000 hours coaching kids and mental health or veterans outreach. Including a veterans hockey team that volunteers in my area and plays around the country, where I won a disabled veterans national hockey championship

Clinical volunteering: about 2,500 hours as a volunteer EMT. I help start a university medical transport

Clinical work: 10,000 hours as an ER Tech

Shadowing: 100 hours

Research: 50 hours with one abstract and video that was presented by a surgical resident at a conference

Leadership: Army for 8 years and was supervisor at volunteer EMS gig

Hobbies: Hockey (non collegiate, disabled veteran division and Beer League)

LOR: 2 strong MD, 2 strong DO (medical director and assistant medical director), 1 Orgo prof, 1 non science professor, 1 military commander

School list MD:
Albany
TCU
Chicago Med
Drexel
ETSU
EVMS
FIU
FSU
Quinnipiac
George Washington
Georgetown
Temple
Loyola
NYMC
Nova
Vermont
Rush
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts
Tulane
UCF
UF
USF
Wake Forest
Wayne State
WVU
Western Michigan
Uniformed Services
UCSF
Creighton
MCW
Ichan Mt. Sinai

DO:
AT Still
CCOM
LMU
Marian
NYIT
PCOM PA and GA
Touro NY, Middletown, CA, and NV
Incarnate Word
OCOM
KCU
KYCOM
LECOM Bradenton and Erie
WCU
ACOM
CUSOM

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Mcat score is going to hurt, but your performance in the following years of school shows what you are really capable of, not your freshman year. So don't worry about them.

You have a number of donations on the list, but add East Tennessee/ quillin. They treat Veterans as in state.
 
Hey everyone, no my post title isn’t wrong. I had a 0.57 GPA my freshman year of college before I joined the military for a decade to grow up. I’d like some help with my school list as well as WAMC.

State: Florida

Biographical info: white male 30s L(G)BT

GPA:
3.3 cGPA total, 3.4 sGPA total
But had 0.57 freshman year - 8 year break in Army- 3.7 cGPA, 3.6 sGPA after.

MCAT: 498 1st attempt last year. 504 (125, 126, 127, 126) most recent.

Non-clinical volunteering: about 3,000 hours coaching kids and mental health or veterans outreach. Including a veterans hockey team that volunteers in my area and plays around the country, where I won a disabled veterans national hockey championship

Clinical volunteering: about 2,500 hours as a volunteer EMT. I help start a university medical transport

Clinical work: 10,000 hours as an ER Tech

Shadowing: 100 hours

Research: 50 hours with one abstract and video that was presented by a surgical resident at a conference

Leadership: Army for 8 years and was supervisor at volunteer EMS gig

Hobbies: Hockey (non collegiate, disabled veteran division and Beer League)

LOR: 2 strong MD, 2 strong DO (medical director and assistant medical director), 1 Orgo prof, 1 non science professor, 1 military commander

School list MD:
Albany
TCU
Chicago Med
Drexel
ETSU
EVMS
FIU
FSU
Quinnipiac
George Washington
Georgetown
Temple
Loyola
NYMC
Nova
Vermont
Rush
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts
Tulane
UCF
UF
USF
Wake Forest
Wayne State
WVU
Western Michigan
Uniformed Services
UCSF
Creighton
MCW
Ichan Mt. Sinai

DO:
AT Still
CCOM
LMU
Marian
NYIT
PCOM PA and GA
Touro NY, Middletown, CA, and NV
Incarnate Word
OCOM
KCU
KYCOM
LECOM Bradenton and Erie
WCU
ACOM
CUSOM
Your resume is pretty similar to what mine was with regards to a very poor year followed by a decade in the military. Literally nobody will care about your grades from the early 2010s after seeing your recent ones aren't like that. It was never even brought up in any of my interviews outside of one interviewer saying "looks like you struggled transitioning to college when you were younger but clearly figured it out as an adult". MCAT will be a discussion point for sure, at least for MD.
 
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