MSUCOM stats good enough?

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Hi guys! This is my first post on SDN. I'm applying to med school this year and I'm taking the mcat in April. I just wanted to know for anyone that got accepted to msucom or any DO and MD school if my stats are good enough.

cGPA 3.5 (should be higher since I've attended other colleges and those grades are not calculated into this gpa)
sGPA 3.2 (again, could be higher.. i'm underestimating)

Haven't taken the mcat yet (scheduled for next week) but on the EK FL's I've been scoring on average 503/504.

EC's:
50 hours shadowing chief MD (head of medicine)
1000 hours of volunteering

My top school is MSUCOM. Also plan on applying to Oakland-Beaumont, University of Toledo, Wayne State, MSUCHM. Do my stats seem competitive? I'm a Michigan resident, and my grades have an upward trend.

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First and foremost, focus on destroying the MCAT; the best advice anyone can give you aside from that is to apply broad and EARLY. You should receive some love if you score well on your MCAT.
 
what at @DoctorThermal said. Mcat is becoming more and more important at our school. I think this years class might have broken 30 or is 29 mcat . I think you'll be good if you score that. ALSO I CAN NOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH APPLY EARLY AND BROADLY (including out of state) . Dont have your heart set to one place.
 
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How many hours did you have? If you don't mind me asking.. I am a Michigan resident so I'd love to go to MSUCOM.. I have maybe 120 hours of volunteering and about 110 physician shadowing hours... about 8-900 hours clinical experience and a couple other things.. But I heard MSUCOM is huge on volunteering and altruism.
 
I applied to MSUCOM this year with ~3.6 cGPA & sGPA and an MCAT of 30. I never heard back from them after they marked my secondary complete at the end of July. You appear to be a more well-rounded applicant than I was (I had low volunteering hours) and so as long as you do decent on the MCAT I'd say you have a good chance. As the others mentioned: kill the MCAT and apply early and broadly.

I messed up, I meant to quote you on that last one @NovMSScr
 
Median stats for MSUCOM: 3.64/3.6/29 (2015) 65.4

MSUCHM (MD)
3.6/3.5/29 65!


EDIT: your GPAs are within the 10-90th %iles for MSUCHM, so if you're a MI resident, it's worth applying.



Hi guys! This is my first post on SDN. I'm applying to med school this year and I'm taking the mcat in April. I just wanted to know for anyone that got accepted to msucom or any DO and MD school if my stats are good enough.

cGPA 3.5 (should be higher since I've attended other colleges and those grades are not calculated into this gpa)
sGPA 3.2 (again, could be higher.. i'm underestimating)

Haven't taken the mcat yet (scheduled for next week) but on the EK FL's I've been scoring on average 503/504.

EC's:
50 hours shadowing chief MD (head of medicine)
1000 hours of volunteering

My top school is MSUCOM. Also plan on applying to Oakland-Beaumont, University of Toledo, Wayne State, MSUCHM. Do my stats seem competitive? I'm a Michigan resident, and my grades have an upward trend.
 
As stated above kill the MCAT. Apply very early!
 
I applied to MSUCOM this year with ~3.6 cGPA & sGPA and an MCAT of 30. I never heard back from them after they marked my secondary complete at the end of July. You appear to be a more well-rounded applicant than I was (I had low volunteering hours) and so as long as you do decent on the MCAT I'd say you have a good chance. As the others mentioned: kill the MCAT and apply early and broadly.

Man this is crazy!
 
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Hey guys!

I know that sometimes current MSU COM students lurk these forums and offer advice so I thought Id ask. I got a 501 MCAT (chm/phys-126, cars-123, bio-124, psych-128), I am applying really early, I have a cumulative non-science GPA of 3.94 and a science GPA of 3.39. I am a MI resident and I know they favor that a lot. My letters of rec are from a MD doctor, a medical ethics professor, and my supervisor that I was an instructor for for 3 semesters. I do have other letters of rec but they're not as strong so I dont want to include them- including my research advisor, science professor, and the dean. I really don't want to retake my MCAT but i also don't want to miss my chances of missing this cycle. my extra curriculars are good, I mean I didn't find the cure for cancer and get published but definitely have clinical experience, shadowing, research, and A LOT of leadership. I saw that their average mcat is a 504 and I feel like you can get into some MD schools with that number so idk how accurate it is. Any insight? Thanks in advance!
 
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