Mar 13, 2019
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Hello SDN. I'm new to this site, so let me know if I am not supposed to post in this subsection or something! Thanks!

I'm trying to apply to schools that I have a reasonable shot at, and have a PA program attached or somewhat close by (my wife is applying PA)

Non-Trad ORM
State of Residence:
cGPA: 3.24 ; sGPA: 3.29 MCAT: 511 (125/130/128/128)
Paid NonClinical Exp: 5 Years in Finance
Paid Clinical Exp 3k hours EMT (911 living out of Fire station)
Volunteer Healthcare Exp: 120 hours ED Department Volunteer
Volunteer NonHealthcare Exp: ZERO (will probably have like 10 hours by next week)
Research: Zero
Shadowing 5 hours Military MD (no DO, have interacted and chatted with DO docs, also have a LOR from a DO). Cut short due to COVID
LOR 1 MD, 1 DO, 1 past employer, 2 Science 1 Nonscience.

DO School List

  1. A.T. Still University - SOM Arizona
  2. Lake Erie COM - Erie
  3. Marian Unversity College of Osteopathic Medicine
  4. Western University COMP - Pomona
  5. Michigan State University COM
  6. Arizona COM - Midwestern University
  7. New York Institute of Technology COM
  8. Pacific Northwest University COM
  9. Chicago COM - Midwestern University
  10. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  11. Rocky Vista Unversity COM
  12. Touro University COM - New York
  13. Touro University COM - California
  14. Touro University COM - Nevada
  15. University of New England COM
  16. Western University COMP - Lebanon
MD School List

  1. Central Michigan University College of Medicine
  2. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  3. Northeast Ohio Medical University
  4. University of Louisville School of Medicine
  5. University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  6. Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  7. West Virginia University School of Medicine
  8. University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
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None of the the MD schools on your list are realistic. They are all state public schools that accept very few (if any) non residents with your GPA and no connection to the state. Concentrate on your DO application and I suggest adding these schools:
VCOM (all schools except Monroe)
Mar 13, 2019
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Thanks Faha, I actually agree with your MD assessment. I posted on reddit, and was encouraged to apply MD broadly, I think due to my non-Trad status and time away from that low GPA. Looking at MSAR I dont fit into any MD GPA band.

Thanks for the additional schools to add, I will do it!
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Okay I updated my list, @Faha hopefull you can take a second look

ARCOM - no PA school nearby​
NYIT-AR - Added
ACOM - No PA school nearby​
UIWSOM - Religious? I have low community service and am no relgious so i'm worried I wont fit their mission.​
CUSOM - Added!​
VCOM Virginia - Added!​

Since I am focusing on DO schools, I added a few more on top of my original list and your new adds.

I have 24 schools now, is this enough? Also do any of these schools seem out of reach for me? Thanks!!!

OriginalA.T. Still University SOM - ArizonaATSU-SOMA
OriginalArizona College of Osteopathic MedicineAZCOM
OriginalWestern University of HS COM of the Pacific - OregonCOMP-Northwest
OriginalWestern University of HS COM of the Pacific - CaliforniaCOMP-Pomona
OriginalMichigan State University COMMSUCOM
OriginalMarian University COMMU-COM
OriginalMidwestern University - Chicago COMMWU-CCOM
OriginalPhiladelphia COMPCOM
OriginalPacific Northwestern University of HS COMPNWU-COM
OriginalRocky Vista University COMRVUCOM
OriginalTouro COM New YorkTouroCOM-NY
OriginalTouro University COM - CaliforniaTUCOM-CA
OriginalTouro University Nevada COMTUNCOM
OriginalUniversity of New England COMUNECOM
FahaCampbell University Jerry M. Wallace SOMCUSOM
FahaEdward Via COM - VirginiaVCOM-Virginia
FahaNew York Institute COMNYITCOM-AR
New NewCalifornia University of HS COMCHSU-COM
New NewDes Moines University COMDMU-COM
New NewNova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C Patel COMNSU-KPCOM
New NewNew York Institute of Technology COMNYITCOM
New NewPhiladelphia COM - Georgia CampusPCOM-GA
New NewRowan University SOMRowanSOM
New NewUniversity of North Texas HSC at Fort Worth Texas COMUNTHSC/TCOM


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MSUCOM and North Texas accept few non residents (> 90% instate). You should receive several interviews from your list.
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