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MCAT-DO Chances

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by traumaRN, Apr 13, 2012.

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  1. traumaRN


    Apr 13, 2012
    Hi guys, I was looking for some advice from those of you with knowlege of what a realistic MCAT score for DO acceptance in my situation would be. Also any info regarding MD would also be appreciated

    -3.5 cGPA 3.7sGPA that has been trending upward for two years.
    -Somewhat worried about the fact that out of high school I performed poorly in my freshman year before realizing that I had a passion for healtchare and attended nursing school.
    -I am a trauma ICU RN in a large level 1 trauma center. I have been doing this for 3 years, working full time overnights. Prior to becoming an RN I was a patient transporter for 2 years, so five years of patient care under my belt.
    -Some volunteer experience, Big brother Big sister organization and as a teachers aid in elementary classrooms.
    -For the last 2 1/2 years I have been working overnights in the ICU (36hrs/week) and attending classes for my pre-medical degree during the day.
    -I am not schedule to take MCAT until late July, so my application will not be complete until late August.
    Just curious as to what those of you would suggest as a realistic MCAT goal to gain acceptance? Truly appreciate all of the information provided!
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  3. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    For DO, 26+. For MD, it depends on whether you have a lenient state school, but for across-the-board decent odds based on historical data, a 3.5/32 gave All Applicants a 59% chance of success. I'd expect your chances to be better with the same numbers due to the high BCPM GPA and recent upward grade trend. (See for MD outcomes with other MCAT scores.)
  4. OrganicDOc2BE


    Apr 5, 2012
    Unless you're getting straight A's in your pre-reqs, you should cut your ICU hours and focus on this. It's a commitment they want to see. Your MCAT goal should be 27-28, but you'll likely get in with a 24 and up given no red flags. Good luck :luck:
  5. traumaRN


    Apr 13, 2012
    Thank you, I appreciate the advice from both of you, and ironically yes i'm going part time in the icu for a couple months to study.

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