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MD & DO Need some help please!

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by TY7656, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. TY7656

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    Hello everyone,

    I am new to SDN but I am at a bit of crossroads right now and I figured I could come to you guys for some advice.

    So anyways, I just graduated from UCR with 3.3 overall gpa and 3.3 science gpa as well. My gpa does show a positive trend. I took the mcat once and got a 23 (yuck!). My extracurriculars include being a founding member of Phi Delta Epsilon at UCR, volunteer experience at multiple hospitals, I am apart of various clubs, research and I am currently an ER scribe.

    I know my gpa is nothing special and my mcat is terrible but I really want to go to med school and I am just not sure what the best option for me is. First, I was thinking of applying to Caribbean med schools such as St. George, AUC, and Ross but I have been told going to these schools will really limit your options in the future. On the other hand, I would be able to start much sooner if I don't decide to pursue going to school in the states.

    So my question is should I just apply for the caribbean and hope they accept me or do I actually have a chance of making it into a medical school within the states? And if i do have chance, which schools should I apply to and what would be my best course of action? I know I would obviously have to take the mcat again but should I look in to postbaccs, masters, etc?

    Thank you to whomever took the time to read and all help is much appreciated!
     
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  3. md-2020

    md-2020 The Immaculate Catch
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    Caribbean is a death trap.

    Retake your MCAT and DO is an option.

    MD is not possible in the near future.
     
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  5. bengirlxD

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    Agreed with md- 2020. You should get a stellar MCAT grade and apply DO. Maybe retake some classes you did really poorly on
     
  6. TY7656

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    Somebody want to explain why going to the Caribbean is not a good option? I know a lot of people that are working as doctors now who came from the caribbean and I am still a bit unsure of what the real disadvantages of it are compared to a DO school.

    Thanks for the quick responses btw!
     
  7. ZedsDed

    ZedsDed You know what really grinds my gears?
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    Search through sdn and you will find countless threads on this subject.
     
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  8. Faha

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    Retake your MCAT and if you score 500 or higher and apply broadly to at least 20 schools next year you should receive several interviews.
     

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