Low mcat & low science gpa

DrBourne

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    I need some advice and who better to ask than the amazing people on SDN. I'm planning on applying to both MD & DO schools. I had to work as an undergrad and my grades aren't that great because of it. I got a 20 O on the mcat (Verbal 9, Phy 5, Bio 6). According to the AACOMAS application, this is how my numbers break down:

    science gpa: 3.19
    non-science gpa: 3.77
    cumulative gpa: 3.55

    I volunteer at a children's hospital (probably around 210 hours of direct patient contact), & shadowed a DO internist who provided an LOR for me.

    Basically, has anyone here heard of DO schools that'll accpet an applicant with these scores? Any help/advice would be great.

    Thanks!
     

    Stumpyman

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      Your MCAT is way too low for either DO or MD. I highly suggest a retake, aiming for at least 26+ for DO schools. You also might want to look into grade replacement for DO schools (3.17 gpa is also a bit too low).
       

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        Honestly, with that MCAT score, you will NOT get an interview. I'd automatically reject you for the Bio6. So, take another year, and do better on the MCAT!

        I need some advice and who better to ask than the amazing people on SDN. I'm planning on applying to both MD & DO schools. I had to work as an undergrad and my grades aren't that great because of it. I got a 20 O on the mcat (Verbal 9, Phy 5, Bio 6). According to the AACOMAS application, this is how my numbers break down:

        science gpa: 3.19
        non-science gpa: 3.77
        cumulative gpa: 3.55

        I volunteer at a children's hospital (probably around 210 hours of direct patient contact), & shadowed a DO internist who provided an LOR for me.

        Basically, has anyone here heard of DO schools that'll accpet an applicant with these scores? Any help/advice would be great.

        Thanks!
         
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