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Mcat and Grades

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Medic171, Jun 13, 2001.

  1. Medic171

    Medic171 Senior Member

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    My advisor had me believing that without a 3.5 and 27 MCAT it would take a large stroke of luck to get into D.O. school. Now reading posts and scores, my chances seem to be rising. I mean, I do not want to get over confident, but it sounds like if I get a descent score, like 23-25, then I have a pretty good chance(3.3sci/3.6all). Is my advisor just dettering me for no reason? Sorry for the stat posting, but everyone needs a "your ok" assuring once and a while.
     
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    Popoy SDN Super Moderator

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    You're okay Medic.... One special thing about the osteopathic medical school app process is that it's more than just numbers. Time and time again, the osteo school produce great doctors... So they must be doing something right, right?!

    So, I suggest just apply and see what happens. If you show your interest in medicine and osteopathic principles, a commitment to serve others, etc., etc. then you'll surely get a foot in the door.... Come interview time, that's when you can shoot your foot or put your foot in your mouth.

    Good luck and "You're OK"

    Later, :cool:
     
  4. muonwhiz

    muonwhiz Senior Member

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    I second the motion. Go ahead and apply and see what happens. Just be sure to do your research on the schools before you apply. Also apply to as many osteo and allo schools where you might have a shot, the more applications, the more chances-- and it only takes one acceptance to get you in a white coat! Good luck!
     
  5. mcprotein

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    Shoot for those numbers to avoid any questions/doubts. I had 3.6gpa 3.8sci 25mcat. Was accepted, so aim for the >3.5 and 27 and you are all but gauranteed a spot somewhere MD or DO. Peace MCP
     
  6. DaNugget79

    DaNugget79 Senior Member

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    You should be ok with those numbers. And I know you know this already, but I'll say it anyways. Aim higher than the avg numbers. Aim for the 45 and you'll be fine. Your advisor is just dumb.

    The Nugget
     
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    Perhaps your advisor was thinking about MSUCOM where I think the avg is about 3.5 and 27.
     
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    fellas and gals...remember this is more than just a numbers game. I know people at MSUCOM that had a 23 MCAt with a 3.4 GPa and i know ppeople ( no joke) that had 3.8 30's. ITs your entire package not just GPA and Mcat. But to answer your question..i would personally shoot for a 3.5 25 mcat. peace .
     

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