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I know there are threads that state the average GPA/MCAT for all the schools, but I can't find it. I just got back my new MCAT score and now I'm worried. I applied to Bradenton, Nova, Touro-NV, and Western. I got a 24O and I'm a 3.8 GPA. I'm hoping I'll get interview invites now, but my score was much lower than I hoped for. :( I found that the mean MCAT at Bradenton is 23, so I have a little hope, but the rest..... :scared: Anyone know the link or the thread?
 

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If you log onto the following website (http://www.aacom.org/data/cib/06-mcat-gpas.html) this will give you the overall GPA and MCAT distribution of matriculating students. The data is a little bit old, but just look at the trends and determine what you think your chances are. A 3.8 GPA is pretty high in comparisson to many osteopathic matriculants, so you should be fine there. (what is your undergraduate degree in, and what is your science GPA?) These can be factors as well. I know that Western has a higher average GPA and MCAT score (~27 or so MCAT score), but students have gotten in with 23's and 24's as well. Much of your success depends on how much you sell your experiences and why you will become a great physician.
 

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If you log onto the following website (http://www.aacom.org/data/cib/06-mcat-gpas.html) this will give you the overall GPA and MCAT distribution of matriculating students. The data is a little bit old, but just look at the trends and determine what you think your chances are. A 3.8 GPA is pretty high in comparisson to many osteopathic matriculants, so you should be fine there. (what is your undergraduate degree in, and what is your science GPA?) These can be factors as well. I know that Western has a higher average GPA and MCAT score (~27 or so MCAT score), but students have gotten in with 23's and 24's as well. Much of your success depends on how much you sell your experiences and why you will become a great physician.

My science GPA is 3.79. I majored in Biology. Thanks!
 
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I know there are threads that state the average GPA/MCAT for all the schools, but I can't find it. I just got back my new MCAT score and now I'm worried. I applied to Bradenton, Nova, Touro-NV, and Western. I got a 24O and I'm a 3.8 GPA. I'm hoping I'll get interview invites now, but my score was much lower than I hoped for. :( I found that the mean MCAT at Bradenton is 23, so I have a little hope, but the rest..... :scared: Anyone know the link or the thread?
Are you talking about 2008 matriculation? I think it's a little late in the game for that considering this is the last day of February. I would say take the MCAT again, get a 27 or above, and then you should be able to have your pick of what school you want to go to.
 

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I'm in the 2007 cycle. I was complete (Secondary/LORs) in November at all schools but Touro, the schools were waiting for my new Jan MCAT score to decide on interviews. They told me to fax the results as soon as they come out and I'll be re-evaluated. So now I just wait and hope my holds turn into interviews. :)
 

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I'm in the 2007 cycle. I was complete (Secondary/LORs) in November at all schools but Touro, the schools were waiting for my new Jan MCAT score to decide on interviews. They told me to fax the results as soon as they come out and I'll be re-evaluated. So now I just wait and hope my holds turn into interviews. :)

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I'm in the 2007 cycle. I was complete (Secondary/LORs) in November at all schools but Touro, the schools were waiting for my new Jan MCAT score to decide on interviews. They told me to fax the results as soon as they come out and I'll be re-evaluated. So now I just wait and hope my holds turn into interviews. :)
Unfortunately at some schools you may be interviewing for the waitlist now (I'm not sure how fast your schools have filled up). Are these schools your top choices? I would still suggest waiting a year, smoking the MCAT, and reapplying with plenty of time and plenty of choices. That's what I did and worked out pretty well.
 

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Unfortunately at some schools you may be interviewing for the waitlist now (I'm not sure how fast your schools have filled up). Are these schools your top choices? I would still suggest waiting a year, smoking the MCAT, and reapplying with plenty of time and plenty of choices. That's what I did and worked out pretty well.

My schools still have seats and they are my top choices. :)

Thanks Mikey for the link. :thumbup:
 

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Hang in there. I was accepted to Nycom with a 24 and 3.8 GPA. Are you a in state for any of those schools. Many times school standards are lower for people instate. Good Luck!!!!! Hope you get an interview soon. :luck: :luck: :luck:
 

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I know there are threads that state the average GPA/MCAT for all the schools, but I can't find it. I just got back my new MCAT score and now I'm worried. I applied to Bradenton, Nova, Touro-NV, and Western. I got a 24O and I'm a 3.8 GPA. I'm hoping I'll get interview invites now, but my score was much lower than I hoped for. :( I found that the mean MCAT at Bradenton is 23, so I have a little hope, but the rest..... :scared: Anyone know the link or the thread?

Here's a link to MCAT for DO schools http://www.kcom.edu/faculty/chamberlain/ranmcat.htm

As of GPA, I only know about Western's, which is 3.5 I believe.

Which school did you get the 3.8gpa at? I'd say with a 3.8 gpa you do have a decent chance at Western if you majored in science/tech and not in something like French and like you're from France, and the chance would be even higher if you got that at schools like UCLA/UCI/USC...etc It feels like 30%-40% of students of a given DO class at Western is from those 3 schools so I'd say Western likes them.
 

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If you log onto the following website (http://www.aacom.org/data/cib/06-mcat-gpas.html) this will give you the overall GPA and MCAT distribution of matriculating students. The data is a little bit old, but just look at the trends and determine what you think your chances are. A 3.8 GPA is pretty high in comparisson to many osteopathic matriculants, so you should be fine there. (what is your undergraduate degree in, and what is your science GPA?) These can be factors as well. I know that Western has a higher average GPA and MCAT score (~27 or so MCAT score), but students have gotten in with 23's and 24's as well. Much of your success depends on how much you sell your experiences and why you will become a great physician.

Has anyone else noticed that if you compare the statistics from 2000 to 2004, the overall average mcat score has decreased? I found that kind of weird and don't know if this is a good chart to use, even if you try and follow the "trend" for the following years. Does that site give the scores for students accepted or just all applicants? That could be the difference.
 

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I'm in the 2007 cycle. I was complete (Secondary/LORs) in November at all schools but Touro, the schools were waiting for my new Jan MCAT score to decide on interviews. They told me to fax the results as soon as they come out and I'll be re-evaluated. So now I just wait and hope my holds turn into interviews. :)
I remember you from awhile back. What was your MCAT before? I know that many of the DO schools are accepting the January MCAT. I'm not sure if a 24O would be good enough for a straight admission, but the good thing is that schools are still interviewing, some into April. Best of luck.

If you don't get what you're looking for this year, you may re-evaluate your MCAT test taking strategy, since I recollect that this isn't the first time that you have taken them.
 

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Has anyone else noticed that if you compare the statistics from 2000 to 2004, the overall average mcat score has decreased? I found that kind of weird and don't know if this is a good chart to use, even if you try and follow the "trend" for the following years. Does that site give the scores for students accepted or just all applicants? That could be the difference.

I noticed the same thing. My theory is that alot of MD programs have to fulfill that quota of a 30% increase by the year 2015. Therefore more people who would have got rejected by MD, and then applied DO are getting MD acceptances. Dont flame me for this, because Im applying DO broadly and believe in their approach to medicine. But some people do "resort" to DO due to a MD rejection.
 
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