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Mixed MD/DO list, but leaning DO. What are my chances?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by BNoog, May 16, 2018.

  1. BNoog

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    Pre-Medical
    Year in school

    • 4th year
    Country/state of residence

    • USA/Indiana
    Schools to which you are applying

    • MD’s

      • Indiana University

      • Rosalind Franklin

      • Rush

      • Toledo

      • Loyola

      • Albany

      • Tulane

      • Eastern Virginia

      • Wright State

      • Wake Forest

      • Geisinger Commonwealth

      • Frank H. Netter
    • DO’s (need help refining list)

      • Marian

      • Ohio Heritage (Cleveland, Athens)

      • Michigan

      • Rowan

      • Arizona

      • Touro (California)

      • Edward

      • Rocky Vista

      • Chicago College

      • Kansas City

      • Des Moines
    Cumulative GPA

    • 3.5 (upward trend)
    Science GPA

    • 3.2 (upward trend except for Physics junior year)
    MCAT Scores

    • 511 (127/129/128/127)
    Research – include any abstracts/posters/publications and how you were credited (eg. First author, senior author, etc)

    • Senior Seminar: Poster, no publication

    • ~150 hours research
    Volunteering (clinical):

    • Hospital (Imaging department) ~ 300 hrs and continuing

    • Community Healthcare Center ~30 hrs
    Physician shadowing:

    • Radiologist ~ 120 hrs

    • Interventional Radiologist ~ 50 hrs
    • Family Dentist ~ 30 hrs

    • Pharmacist ~20 hrs

    • Optometrist ~ 20 hrs
    Non-clinical volunteering

    • Habitat for Humanity ~ 30hrs

    • La Casa ~ 20hrs

    • AMBS ~ 20hrs

    • Park planting and cleanup ~ 20hrs

    • Fish Fry ~ 40hrs

    • Feed the Children ~ 20hrs

    • Mentoring children/helping with homework ~ 20hrs
    Extracurricular activities

    • Leader of Pre-med club at College ~ 3 years

    • Student Senate Council ~ 1 year

    • Leader of eSports club ~ 4 years

    • Intramurals ~ 2 years
    Employment history

    • Hospital ~ 8 months

    • ITS ~ 4 months

    • Tutor for A/P ~ 4 months

    • Teacher assistant for A/P ~ 4 months

    • Teacher assistant for Photography ~ 1 month
    Immediate family members in medicine?

    • No, first generation college student
    Specialty of interest

    • Radiology (either diagnostic or interventional)
    Shadowing experience

    • This was already asked above
    Graduate degrees

    • Bachelor’s of Art in Biochemistry
    Interest in rural health

    • No
    Other important things to note

    • I received a “D” in second semester Physics and a “C” in first semester Physics
     
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  3. CoomassieBlue57

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  4. parslea

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    This seems pretty reasonable. But the pharmacist, dentist, and optometrist hours you list should not go on your application. Those are not physicians. You should probably shadow more physicians in specialties other than radiology.

    You probably need a DO letter for some of the schools on that DO school list.

    You will need at least a C (not C-) in all prereqs (including physics). Hopefully you retook physics 1.
     
  5. foxwood

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    On the DO side Ohio U., Mich. St. & Rowan are heavily weighted towards in-state applicants (85-90% range). They do accept OOS but stats have to be higher than IS. Also agree with comment above regarding eliminating dentist, optometrist and pharmacist from your app. Good Luck!!!
     

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