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Hey everyone. I am getting ready to apply to schools soon. I ended my undergrad career (The Ohio State University) with a 3.52 GPA, 3.0 at the end of sophomore year, but then a 4.0 both junior and senior year, and a 40 MCAT score. I currently am taking a year of and have some meaningful publications to my name. During my year of I am working at the NIH as a research assistant. I also graduated with research distinction in medicine (wrote an undergraduate thesis). As far as extracurriculars, I volunteered all of my spring breaks in Haiti putting up solar panels for underprivileged schools, and was in guitar club (just for fun). I was thinking MD and MD/PHD. Any advise on which one and which schools?
 

Goro

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Start with every OH school, IU, Pitt, Northwestern, UCSF (yes, UCSF), Vanderbilt, Yale, all schools in NYC, Baylor, Keck, U Miami, SLU, MCW, Loyola, Emory, Rochester, Netter, Creighton, Jefferson, Duke, U MI, U VT, U VA, U WI, U IA.

In other words, you're golden!
 
Aug 11, 2015
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Start with every OH school, IU, Pitt, Northwestern, UCSF (yes, UCSF), Vanderbilt, Yale, all schools in NYC, Baylor, Keck, U Miami, SLU, MCW, Loyola, Emory, Rochester, Netter, Creighton, Jefferson, Duke, U MI, U VT, U VA, U WI, U IA.

In other words, you're golden!
Hey man thanks I am just really worried I didn't think i would not be good with a 3.52 Thanks man
 
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Goro is an adcom and knows what's up. Congrats on your recent success and awesome MCAT. I'm not an adcom, but I'd imagine your overall GPA will be examined in the context of trends (which is why you're golden; you've gotten better with time, whereas most plateau or even plunge). Good luck!
 
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Start with every OH school, IU, Pitt, Northwestern, UCSF (yes, UCSF), Vanderbilt, Yale, all schools in NYC, Baylor, Keck, U Miami, SLU, MCW, Loyola, Emory, Rochester, Netter, Creighton, Jefferson, Duke, U MI, U VT, U VA, U WI, U IA.

In other words, you're golden!
How would that GPA trend and overall GPA work for MD/PhD admission though which the OP is asking about as well? If I had to guess I would say he can still be rather competitive but it's just a guess based off nothing and no real insight so I'm interested to hear what you think
 
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