golgi body

MS1
2+ Year Member
Mar 25, 2017
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I need some help planning a potential gap year. I applied MD this cycle, but with relatively low stats, so I would like to start preparing for a gap year just in case.

3.42/3.39 (I estimate this will be around 3.6/3.5 by the time I graduate because I am taking a heavy science course load this year)

508 MCAT (bad CARS score)

Substantial research experience-- 3 years; co-author on international poster presentation; doing another poster presentation soon

Hospital Volunteer 2 years

C0-founded a club on campus

Adequate Shadowing

Volunteer for an organization that sets up flu clinics in public schools

First generation

Tradtional ORM

FL resident

I am considering an SMP, since I wouldn't have to retake the MCAT. Or I could just volunteer or work, and retake the MCAT. I think either my grades or my MCAT need to improve before another MD application cycle. I appreciate any advice.
 

calivianya

2+ Year Member
Jun 26, 2017
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Are you applying DO as well, or are you just going to wait and apply MD again if you don't get in? Those aren't terrible stats for DO.
 
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golgi body

golgi body

MS1
2+ Year Member
Mar 25, 2017
254
338
Status
Pre-Medical, Medical Student
Are you applying DO as well, or are you just going to wait and apply MD again if you don't get in? Those aren't terrible stats for DO.
I applied MD only this cycle. I am pretty set on MD, but I will probably apply to both MD and DO next year to avoid any chances of having to apply a 3rd time.
 
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