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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.
I would recommend shooting for a 27/28 since your sGPA is kinda low.

Also, I would try and do some volunteering with the US....the other is nice but most schools want to see some continous at a local hospital for example.
 
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You might get into some DO schools even with a 25-26, but will have more choices with 27-28+.

The psychiatric clinic is good for some clinic based experience, but I think having contact with physically ill people in a US-based medical milieau and shadowing a primary care DO physician are good ideas to round out your application. Some nonmedical community service would also be viewed well.
 
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