MD & DO Need help narrowing down list. cGPA: 3.56, sGPA: 3.36, MCAT: 492/497/504

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    Hello, I really need help narrowing down my school list. I have found these schools to be appealing to me/ what I'm looking for but having difficulty narrowing them down to fit my budget.

    My Stats:

    cGPA: 3.56
    sGPA: 3.36
    MCAT 1: 492 (Mom was in hospital)
    MCAT 2: 497
    MCAT 3: 504

    Shadowing: Approx 400 hours - family practice, and surgeries in America and India
    Volunteer: 60 hours in Hospital ER (patient contact), 150 Hours from Misc.
    Leadership: RA for 3 years
    Started local charity that donated over 40,000 pounds of food to shelters
    Extracurricular: TA for Bio - 1 year
    TA for Phys - 1 semester
    Mentor for Bio and Chem - 1 year
    Research: 2.5 years in lab on campus, no publication
    Awards: Lot's of leadership awards, including Dean's award - awarded to 1 student a year
    Other extracurricular: approx 300 hours in sports leagues, and other small leadership positions
    LORs: 3 from Science faculty, 1 from RA supervisor, and 1 MD
    State of Residence: Texas
    Ethnicity: South Asian Male

    TMDSAS: I have applied to all schools in Texas
    AMCAS: Applied to Central Michigan to get my app verified. Here are the rest I am thinking about applying to:
    - University of Arizona (Tucson, and Phoenix)
    - Wayne State
    - Cooper Rawan
    - Saint Louis
    - North Dakota
    - South Carolina
    - West Virginia
    AACOMAS: Applied to Alabama, Incarnate World, and Burrell to get app verified. Here are the rest I am thinking about applying to:
    - Michigan State
    - Arizona
    - Nova
    - Marian
    - NYIT
    - Philadelphia (Both Campuses)
    - UP-KYCOM
    - Western University (Pacific and Pacific northwest)
    - A.T. Still (Kirksville, and Arizona)
    - Campbell
    - VCOM (All 3 schools)
    - RVU-Utah and Colorado
    - LMU - COM
    - WCU - COM
    - Lake Erie
    - Kansas

    Which schools should I remove/ which new ones should I add? Should I go ahead and apply to all of those? I would appreciate any help.

    Thank you so much!
     

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      Hello, I really need help narrowing down my school list. I have found these schools to be appealing to me/ what I'm looking for but having difficulty narrowing them down to fit my budget.

      My Stats:

      cGPA: 3.56
      sGPA: 3.36
      MCAT 1: 492 (Mom was in hospital)
      MCAT 2: 497
      MCAT 3: 504

      Shadowing: Approx 400 hours - family practice, and surgeries in America and India
      Volunteer: 60 hours in Hospital ER (patient contact), 150 Hours from Misc.
      Leadership: RA for 3 years
      Started local charity that donated over 40,000 pounds of food to shelters
      Extracurricular: TA for Bio - 1 year
      TA for Phys - 1 semester
      Mentor for Bio and Chem - 1 year
      Research: 2.5 years in lab on campus, no publication
      Awards: Lot's of leadership awards, including Dean's award - awarded to 1 student a year
      Other extracurricular: approx 300 hours in sports leagues, and other small leadership positions
      LORs: 3 from Science faculty, 1 from RA supervisor, and 1 MD
      State of Residence: Texas
      Ethnicity: South Asian Male

      TMDSAS: I have applied to all schools in Texas
      AMCAS: Applied to Central Michigan to get my app verified. Here are the rest I am thinking about applying to:
      - University of Arizona (Tucson, and Phoenix)
      - Wayne State
      - Cooper Rawan
      - Saint Louis
      - North Dakota
      - South Carolina
      - West Virginia
      AACOMAS: Applied to Alabama, Incarnate World, and Burrell to get app verified. Here are the rest I am thinking about applying to:
      - Michigan State
      - Arizona
      - Nova
      - Marian
      - NYIT
      - Philadelphia (Both Campuses)
      - UP-KYCOM
      - Western University (Pacific and Pacific northwest)
      - A.T. Still (Kirksville, and Arizona)
      - Campbell
      - VCOM (All 3 schools)
      - RVU-Utah and Colorado
      - LMU - COM
      - WCU - COM
      - Lake Erie
      - Kansas

      Which schools should I remove/ which new ones should I add? Should I go ahead and apply to all of those? I would appreciate any help.

      Thank you so much!

      You shouldn't have applied to CMU either. But you need to remove every single one of those MD schools except SLU.

      Do you only have 60 hours of clinical experience? That is NOT enough. Shadowing does not make up for this, especially abroad.

      You should definitely put your main focus on DO schools. Your stats are low and two sub-500 MCAT scores are really hurting you.
       
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        You have no chance at the OOS MD schools you listed with your MCAT scores. You may be able to receive one or two interviews at your Texas MD schools. For DO schools add WVSOM
        I didn't add WVSOM because they have a mandatory DO rec letter which I don't have. Does the rest of that list sound good to you?
         

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          You could remove Michigan State (DO) since over 90% of their matriculants are from Michigan. Otherwise your DO list is good and you should receive several interviews. As I mentioned above remove all the OOS MD schools from your list and concentrate on the Texas MD schools and your DO application.
           
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