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Hello, I have recently switched from pre-dental to pre-med and I think being a physician is the right choice for me. Therefore i was wondering, what kinda of score I need on the mcats to get into the DO school. My overall gpa is 3.42 and my science gpa is 3.23. I have good LORs with plenty of volunteering experience overseas and also over 100 shadowing hours (cardiologist). I work full time at a psychiatric clinic for the past 6 months and have gained plenty of experience. Now I only need to do well on my MCATs. I have a bachelors degree in Health Sciences. What do you guys think i need more and what score to land a spot in DO school.
 

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Hello, I have recently switched from pre-dental to pre-med and I think being a physician is the right choice for me. Therefore i was wondering, what kinda of score I need on the mcats to get into the DO school. My overall gpa is 3.42 and my science gpa is 3.23. I have good LORs with plenty of volunteering experience overseas and also over 100 shadowing hours (cardiologist). I work full time at a psychiatric clinic for the past 6 months and have gained plenty of experience. Now I only need to do well on my MCATs. I have a bachelors degree in Health Sciences. What do you guys think i need more and what score to land a spot in DO school.
26+ MCAT will give you a decent chance.. However, I would advise you to take few more science classes to increase that sGPA to a 3.3+.
 

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Hello, I have recently switched from pre-dental to pre-med and I think being a physician is the right choice for me. Therefore i was wondering, what kinda of score I need on the mcats to get into the DO school. My overall gpa is 3.42 and my science gpa is 3.23. I have good LORs with plenty of volunteering experience overseas and also over 100 shadowing hours (cardiologist). I work full time at a psychiatric clinic for the past 6 months and have gained plenty of experience. Now I only need to do well on my MCATs. I have a bachelors degree in Health Sciences. What do you guys think i need more and what score to land a spot in DO school.
That all looks pretty good, but about your shadowing experience... was it with a DO? A number of schools require or "strongly recommend" a DO letter of rec (do a search of the forum, you can find a list in one of the threads). Other than that, an MCAT of 26+ has a good chance of getting you some interviews. Good luck!