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Reapply this coming cycle or next year?

Discussion in 'Re-Applicants [ MD / DO ]' started by MaesterOfTheNorth, Apr 16, 2018 at 4:18 PM.

  1. MaesterOfTheNorth

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    I posted this in the Pre-Med DO thread, and don't know if it probably should be here instead.

    So I applied this past cycle and have only received one interview (TouroNY) and was waitlisted for an interview (Touro-Nev). I have not heard back concerning the interview, and this late, I do not expect good news. My stats were cGPA 3.51, sGPA 3.28 (upward trend), 500, and OOS. I have 100+ hrs of volunteering at hospitals, 100+hrs of shadowing different specialties. The only new things I would have to add to my application are 2 new jobs (one of them being a physiology TA) I've had this past year.

    I don't know if I should reapply this upcoming cycle and just apply earlier (most of my applications were sent around Dec/Jan, I surprisingly had less time than I thought I would have to work on my secondaries) and apply to more schools (applied to 8, got secondaries for all, but only sent in 6, again due to timing). Or if I should just do a post-bacc and reapply next cycle (2019-2020) and improve my stats a bit so that I have a chance with MD schools as well, which includes retaking the MCAT. Also I do not know if I necessarily should do a post-bacc (fear of doing awful and not getting in anywhere at all) or get a job in the clinical field (CNA/ER Tech) since I feel as though I'm lacking true clinical experience.

    Sent secondaries to: LECOM, PCOM (both campuses), RVUCOM, Touro NY and Nevada
     
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  3. DubbiDoctor

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    If you haven't changed anything, there's no sense in reapplying. Spend that mental energy on MCAT prep and science post-bac classes at a local college with the cheapest tuition.
     
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  4. mk04447

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    It's the MCAT, it usually is, there is something special about that test that schools think is the answer. Regardless, you've got to perform or they won't give you a shot. We could debate the usefulness of their conclusions, but until you can change their belief, you're screwed. Getting older helps, a lot older, I received interview invitations to schools I didn't even apply to. Point being, if you never score higher on the MCAT and you really want to become a doctor, you may get the chance by waiting. In the meantime I suggest you pour your heart and soul into that damn thing, maybe you can make things work.
     
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  5. Faha

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    You need to apply more broadly when you reapply. These are schools where you could receive interviews with your stats:
    ACOM
    ARCOM
    BCOM
    WCU-COM
    LMU-DCOM
    UP-KYCOM
    WVSOM
    LUCOM
    UIWSOM
    ICOM
    CUSOM
    VCOM (all 3 schools)
    NYIT-Arkansas
    PCOM-South Georgia (new school)
    If you apply to all these schools in June and submit your secondaries by July you should receive several interviews.
     

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