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  1. Weirdy

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    You need a better MCAT.
    There's no excuse for that score.

    Call admissions for those schools and ask them what you just asked us regarding an acceptance with score.
     
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    You'll get an invite from Barry.
     
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    Some schools might offer you an interview.

    Depends where you want to go.
     
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    CSPM accepted lower MCAT, Barry will likely interview you. Kent as well. Call and ask, that's your best shot! I'm in the same boat as you, January retake hoping for that 495-502 range.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as you. Let me know if you find out whether you can submit applications, get rejected, and reapply with a better mcat score
     
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    so I decided to add CSPM to my list of schools. I applied at 9pm through AACPMAS, and I received an interview invite email at 11pm.....Just a little confused....are they auto screening for interviews? My MCAT isn't impressive, it was a 489 so how low can they be screening for interviews!? I am pretty shocked.
     
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    The only schools that auto screen are AZPOD and Temple. They have GPA screens, but I don’t know any schools that MCAT screen.
     
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    depending on when you schedule an interview, the admissions committee meet every other Tuesday to make a decision! I submitted my application on AACPMAS and heard back from them within a week for an II, interviewed on a Thursday, and heard back from them the following Tuesday via phone call.
     
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    Hello every one

    Here’s my stats, I’m sending application within days

    Undergrad sGPS: 3.2, oGPA:3.4
    Biology masters ( currently enrolled) GPA: 4.0
    MCAT: 501
    100’s hours of volunteering. About 15 hours of pod shadowing. No research experience
    I have all 9 schools on my list

    Thanks
     
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    Did you receive the invite the same day you submitted the application or after its been verified?
     
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    My app has already been verified, I just added CSPM to my list by submitting app to them through AACPMAS last night and received a II invitation within 2 hours after submitting app through AACPMAS
     
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    You will be fine. I had similar stats and chose to only apply to my favorite schools. You should be able to get some scholarship offers as well!

    I recommend only applying to your top 3 or 4 programs unless you are struggling to narrow them down.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using SDN mobile
     
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    What was your GPA? Lot of factors.
     
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    Just want to give
    My cGPA is a 3.38 and my sGPA is a 3.12. Along with the 489 MCAT , I didn't think auto screening for interviews was possible. I just received interview invites today from Barry and NYCPM as well. Really hoping Midwestern gives me a chance to interview...
     
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    Me again! Should I wait to submit my application when the coursework has been verified and official MCAT has been received? Also, for all of you fine people accepted at AZPOD, how long do you have to officially decide after getting accepted?
     
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    They usually give you a month. If you need longer due to conflicting interviews, simply email them and ask for a deposit deadline extension.
     
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    That's interesting. Maybe there is something in your file or personal statement they like.

    Best of luck. If you intend to retake, kick butt. Even a few more points will leave them no room for doubt.
     
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    Great stats! Some schooIs may want you to shadow more. I would shadow one more DPM for 15-20 hrs for good measure.
     
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    As far as I understand, verification process only starts after you pay and click submit.
     
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    But specifically for CSPM, I received an interview invite at 11pm, and I submitted my primary to them at 9pm. How can they have read through my file in 2 hours at night? Either they have a 24 hour admissions office, or they auto screen for interviews!
     
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    I have several hours shadowing my brother ( a DPM), is it ok to include that?
     
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    Shadowing a family member is fine.
     
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    .....why wouldn't they be able to read through your file in 2 hours?
    Someone who knows what they are looking for could probably read through it in 1 hour or less.
     
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    ..waitlisted at AZPOD :(.
    anyone know when they start ranking/interviewing off the waitlist?
     
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    Any point in history.
     
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    So happy to have received an interview invite from AZPOD today! I'm really looking forward to touring the campus and visiting the area. Any suggestions for the interview, transportation, hotels, and places to eat? Sorry if this shouldn't be posted here but I'm thrilled!
     
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    Congrats! Arizona is beautiful and I loved my visit there. If you’re into outdoorsy stuff and you have time, I’d definitely suggest hiking Piestewa Mt and/or Camelback! When I interviewed, I stayed at Drury Inn and I highly enjoyed my stay. It’s close to the school (they will shuttle you there and back), they offer free breakfast/brunch and dinner and are very friendly. I had no complaints.

    Good luck on your interview. The dean of the program is great and very interactive; he makes you feel comfortable and at ease. The best piece of advice I could give you is just be yourself! Hope that helps.


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    Airbnb
     
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    For anyone that has already interviewed at AZPOD, do you feel that the list of interview questions was up to date on SDN? I read through them but can't tell when they were posted. Also, anything that surprised you during the interview? Are they one on one or with a panel of three?
     
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    Questions were adequate and still accurate.

    3 people interviewing you.
     
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    Chances?

    MCAT: 510 sGPA: 3.5
    URM (Black)

    Clinical experience (volunteer and non-volunteer):
    Hospital Volunteer and Trainer (1500 hours, Volunteer experience)

    Research experience and productivity:
    Breast Cancer research (2 years)
    Summer cancer research (3 months) -> Oral Presentation given at research conference
    Chemistry research (8 months) -> (Hopefully a travel grant and another presentation)
    NIH IRTA program (currently in, gap year job) -> (Guarantee to have at least one national presentation at minimum)
    Public health poster

    Shadowing experience and specialties represented:
    Internal med 100 hours
    Uro-onc 10 hours

    Non-clinical volunteering:
    Mentor for underserved high school students (100 hours)
    Soup kitchen (50 hours)

    Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc):
    Lead tutor (3 years)
    Diversity leader (5 months)
    Teaching assistant (4 months)
    Private tutor (6 months)
    Executive board member of honor society (2 years)
    President of Commuter club

    Relevant honors or awards:
    3x Fellowship award
    Award of Volunttering
    Distinction Award
    Teaching Award
     
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    Your chances are excellent at all nine schools. I recommend shadowing a couple of podiatrists so you can secure an LOR and to be able to answer questions during the interview. You will most likely get IIs to all schools, so just finish the deal with your interviews!
     
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    You're fine. Will probably see scholarships.

    Make sure this is what you want to do.

    Your specialty is locked in from the beginning and there is a limited scope of practice regarding anything that is not foot and ankle.
     
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    You will most likley get interviews, acceptances, and scholarships at all schools you apply to.

    Your stats are fine for MD schools, why not do that and forget DPM, DO, etc. all together?

     
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    Thank you all. I been looking at pod as well and just wanted see if I was competitive. I noticed these schools give out scholarships so i figured I should look at pod too. MDs have a higher ceiling for scholarships. I understand that the upper ceiling for MD is higher than pod but there is no guarantee I will land those competitive residencies. I could do poorly in med school and end up in family med making only high 100k. At that point it would be better to have gone pod.
     
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    Internal Med docs I know are usually pushing 250k+ with even higher room to grow in private practice with ancillary.

    Job opportunity wise you may still see more abundant high offers with an MD.

    Work stress wise, anecdotally I've seen happier DPMs.
     
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    are you trolling or are you misinformed?

    First. You could do well and end up in any specialty you want. Even if you end up in FM/IM/Peds or ER as an MD, it is a lot better for many reasons. You could always subspecialize. Being an MD is great for many reasons. Even if you end up in Peds or FM most of them start around 180K and up. Rarely they start around 140-160K. Most likely you will get at least 180-200K.

    Try at least 1 cycle of MD before trying DPM - my advise.

    Plus the amount of scholarships you get should not drive your decision between MD and DPM.


    State MD schools generally have lower tuition cost than most if not all DO schools.
     
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    what are my chances?
    Overal gpa: 2.8
    Science gpa: 2.5
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    hard to say. some or most schools might give you an interview. It depends on other parts of your application and how you will interview.

    But that sGPA is too low. I am not sure if most schools have had their range that low.


    EDIT: after looking at the handbook, I see that all schools besides DMU and AZPod have accepted someone with 2.5 sGPA or lower.


    What is your sGPA for the last 15-20 credits?
     
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    Maybe you get an invite and possibly an acceptance. That doesn't mean you'll make it past boards I. If you end up getting through school with a 2.5 GPA it will also be hard land a residency.

    Good luck!
     
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    sGPA too low.

    You will struggle to maintain a 3.0

    Is that MCAT tentative or actual score?

    School isn't easy.

    Take all of your hard science classes you ever struggled with, and multiply them 10x.
    Then take them all in a week.
     
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    applying with stats of
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    any advice? I was hoping for barry
     
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    You will probably get in.

    Work hard. It will be an uphill battle.
     
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    Maybe Barry. Low chances otherwise in my opinion. Low MCAT very low sGPA.
     
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    Maybe one of the big schools like Barry or Kent. Science GPA very concerning unless you have super upward trend.

     
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    If that MCAT score is real, you might be able to sneak into one of the large schools. Your academic ability will be called into question, be prepared to answer deficits if you get an interview.

    Also depends how up or down apps are this year. I would apply, see what happens. Get a pod letter, make sure this is what you wanna do vs finding another career.

     
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    MCAT score is real. I had extreme anxiety soph year and got D's in orgo and physics so I retook both and got B's. Also math not being included anymore made my sGPA go down by .2. I have a great resume and recommendation letters from profs and pod but the low science GPA is ruining my life lol
     
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    Here are the most recent incoming class stats for Barry. Your sGPA is in the range of matriculants while your MCAT is literally off the chart. Your interviewers are most likely going to ask for the discrepancies in your grades, so if you can provide an adequate response and nail the rest of your interview, your chances will increase. Your worst case scenario is doing a small post-bacc of upper level science classes and doing well in them to increase your sGPA and prove competency. You got this!

    barry incoming stats 2017.jpg
     
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    Hey everyone,

    I’m currently in the interview process and the two schools that I don’t see much comparison between is NYCPM and Barry. I’ve been literally on all the threads (saw one from ‘06) but I would love if someone give me a really nice break down of the two schools (the good, the bad and the ugly). I’m super torn, both schools have some pros and cons but could someone give me updated info. I’d be extremely thankful! Thank you!
     
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    After interviewing at both schools, I liked Barry better. There are many reasons why. Board rates/percentages don't really matter to me too much because all the schools give a great education, so I did not take board pass rates into consideration. All the schools are in the 80s or higher. I liked Barry because it is on an undergrad campus so you are allowed to use all the perks that an undergrad campus provides, such as a full size gym, pools, big libraries, lots of space to study, a really nice cafeteria that serves good cheap food, etc. I also really liked Barry because they had more clinical rotation sites. 3rd year students rotate at 3 different hospital based podiatry clinics, and each clinic provides a different diverse set of patients that you work with. NYCPM 3rd year students have to work in the lower level clinic of the school, however, it is NYC, so diversity is not an issue. I am not sure about NYCPM, but I know Barry provides a lot of peer tutors to 1st year students, especially for anatomy! Another reason why (not really the school) is because it is Miami where the weather is wonderful year round!
     

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