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Medical Major change sGPA and cGPA - Do I have a chance?

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Goro

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I switched majors after 3.5 years of computer science and was not doing well in that field (passing but not good. I finished that final semester with a cumulative gpa of 2.89 (with repeats in calc 1&2) so idk what my MD/DO gpa would have been at the time.
I did some soul searching and took some time and switched my major to pursue medical and my last semester GPAs have been (first Premed semester to last) GPA(credits): 3.3(15), 3.6 (15), 4.0 (12), 3.98 (16), 4.0 (16), 4.0 (8), 4.0(8)
After calculating my MD/DO gpa/sGPA with regards to those repeats and first 3.5 years I have a cGPA of 2.95 and sGPA of 3.55.
Do you think this upward trajectory after my major change and sGPA can make up for my poor cGPA? Also I have not yet taken the MCAT, will be taking in May.
Please give year by year GPAs
 

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Sorry it took me some time to calculate all this out.

Class Standing cGPAs:
Freshmen: 2.33
Sophomore: 2.23
Junior: 2.54
Senior: 3.99
Postbac Course work: 4.00

Cumulative sGPA by year:
Freshmen: 2.65
Sophomore: 2.43
Junior: 2.72
Senior: 3.46
Post: 3.55
If you actually did a post-bac with a 4.0 you may be back in the running.
 

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Yes, I agree I guess I would revise my question to with the given stats, what kind of MCAT score would I need to get to make this a competitive application? I posted a reply with some of my EC's and PC hours in another reply. Thank you all for your help!
We hold to our general advice: 510+ for allopathic medicine 505+ for osteopathic medicine, 500+ for podiatric medicine. There will be nuances by school due to holistic review and match to their school's stated educational mission and raison d'etre.
 
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