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My Scores...I am just not sure

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by JerseyBelle, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. JerseyBelle

    JerseyBelle Member

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    I think I know how the NJ Nets feel right now. I said to hell with it and looked up my scores. This is what I have:
    9-VR (GREAT for ME)
    5-PS (DAMN, but it is my weakest area)
    9-BS (GREAT for ME)
    S-WS (WOW)
    Now, I need some advice. I am serious as a MI when I say I can not afford to take this exam over again (4x already), and I can not afford Kaplan over again. Now, I need to know if I should even attempt DO or MD schools at all. If it makes a difference, I have a card I don't want to abuse, I am an URM.
    Overall, I have nothing to feel bad about. I started out at Kaplan with a 15, (6,4,5 in that order), so I did improve by 8 points.
    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> I do this because I lived in the Kaplan center and I knew there were no guarantees. I can honestly say on behalf of myself and anyone else who saw their scores and cried or screamed or drunk uncontrollably that we busted our asses to study for this thing.
    So, I am proud of myself and all of you who honestly studied regardless of what you got.
    A little NON SCATHING ADVICE WOULD BE NICE. I REPEAT NON SCATHING.
    One last note: To the freaks out there who want <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> for a 29T or 35N, you are not going to get it here or from anyone else. You should be DAMN grateful you go what you did. As for me, I feel like Jason Kidd (IN AN UPHILL BATTLE).

    Thank you
    Belle
     
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  3. Belle,

    I don't know the rest of your application. Are you above a 3.5? No strange oddities on your transcripts? Good extracurriculars? Any graduate work?

    A 23 isn't THAT bad in the URM category. (No offense to the URM'S). Apply to D.O. schools and roll with it. You may very well surprise yourself. I know plenty of URM's with 24 MCAT's who were accepted. You aren't far off.

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by JerseyBelle:
    <strong>I think I know how the NJ Nets feel right now. I said to hell with it and looked up my scores. This is what I have:
    9-VR (GREAT for ME)
    5-PS (DAMN, but it is my weakest area)
    9-BS (GREAT for ME)
    S-WS (WOW)
    Now, I need some advice. I am serious as a MI when I say I can not afford to take this exam over again (4x already), and I can not afford Kaplan over again. Now, I need to know if I should even attempt DO or MD schools at all. If it makes a difference, I have a card I don't want to abuse, I am an URM.
    Overall, I have nothing to feel bad about. I started out at Kaplan with a 15, (6,4,5 in that order), so I did improve by 8 points.
    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> I do this because I lived in the Kaplan center and I knew there were no guarantees. I can honestly say on behalf of myself and anyone else who saw their scores and cried or screamed or drunk uncontrollably that we busted our asses to study for this thing.
    So, I am proud of myself and all of you who honestly studied regardless of what you got.
    A little NON SCATHING ADVICE WOULD BE NICE. I REPEAT NON SCATHING.
    One last note: To the freaks out there who want <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> for a 29T or 35N, you are not going to get it here or from anyone else. You should be DAMN grateful you go what you did. As for me, I feel like Jason Kidd (IN AN UPHILL BATTLE).

    Thank you
    Belle</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  4. AntGod22

    AntGod22 Senior Member

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    i say apply. i got a 20 in april but im applyign and retaking in august. I think you have a good shot at some good D.O. schools.
     
  5. JerseyBelle

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    As for the rest of my application, I have a MS in Microbiol with a 3.4 and a BS in Biol with a 3.2. I have shadowed a DO for the past few months, I have significant work experience (research studies for lung cancer, teaching assistant-paid for my degree, teaching science to 4th graders, pharmaceutical lobbyist); CPR certified, and I am a volunteer with a mental health advocacy ( I help people in treatment for mental health issues restore their lives).
    I have my personal statement available if anyone wants to take a look.

    If this helps with my quandry in my first post...
    Belle
     
  6. PalCareGrl

    PalCareGrl Senior Member

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    Belle,

    I think you should go for it! You sound like a solid candidate, and DO schools are known for looking above and beyond the scores (at the actual person). Even without the URM, you should be able to get into a DO school. Just know why you want to be a DO and show that you are passionate about medicine and helping others. Best of luck!

    :) Oh, send in your AACOMAS ASAP to have the best shot (the sooner it's turned in the sooner you'll get interviewed...more spots to be filled).
     
  7. Dr. MAXY

    Dr. MAXY Senior Member

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    JerseyBelle'
    I have sent you a private mail.
     
  8. tplacke

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    I agree with everyone else's advice.

    Why would you work so hard to get to this point and quit now?

    The last thing you want to do is look back 5 years from now and wonder if you could have made it.
     
  9. Toejam

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    You're as serious as a myocardial infarction! Damn. Hope you get in.

    I got the same exact score (23S) and I'm an over-represented majority (white male). The only thing I have going for me is that I have a ton of relevant clinical experience (I'm a practicing podiatrist). I'm only applying to COMP, but I think it's one of the less competitive DO schools.

    I think you have an excellent shot at it especially with an advanced degree and being an URM. You'll at least get some interviews and a lot can be decided at that point. I would investigate the schools and try to figure out which ones might be more amenable to your record and achievements.

    Good luck
     

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