xoMedLife

Graduate Student
Jul 5, 2018
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URM: African American, Female. Oklahoma.
UG cGPA: 3.79
UG BCPM: 3.7
UG Non Science: 3.9
Current Graduate School GPA (2nd Year): 4.0
MCAT: 505 127/125/124/129

Non-Traditional Graduate Student

Clinical Experience

125 Hours ER Volunteering
3000+ hrs: Working as a CNA at a local nursing home (4 years)

Shadowing
50 hrs EM
25 hrs FM

Current Leadership Positions:
Black Graduate Student Association - President
Graduate Microbiology Student Association - Treasurer

Research
UG Grad Research:
2 Years Environmental Microbiology
Graduate School: 1.5 years Immunology/Infectious Disease [Current Research Master's Student]
1 Current Co-Authored Publication. Currently working on Master's thesis as well as a second publication.

Other
Currently obtaining a research master's degree in microbiology with a focus on immunology.



Letters
Strong Committee LOR and physician LOR.

I am wondering if I have a good chance into being accepted into an MD school despite my low MCAT score. It was my second time taking the MCAT. The first time I scored a 492 so I am sitting at a current 13 point increase. Any advice on what I can do additionally to increase my chances as well as any recommended schools with my current stats?

Thank You
 

OchemOficionado

Moderator
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Looking good. Do you have any non clinical volunteer hours?
 

xoMedLife

Graduate Student
Jul 5, 2018
8
1
Thank you for your response @OchemOficionado

I do have non-clincal volunteer experience. For the past 3 years, I've served as a community mentor for a local non-profit org that works to help increase minority participation in STEM fields by providing mentorships and career exposure to middle and high school students.

I've really been contemplating on whether or not to retake the MCAT. Do you think I should consider a retake?
 
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