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MD & DO School List Help! Thank you in advance!

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Hello, I am wondering what schools I should apply to. My stats are 3.7cgpa, 3.6sgpa, 505 mcat, Asian (Pakistani lol), lot of volunteering medical and non-medical, also served in grouphome and underserved populations, and leadership positions. My app is more based around volunteering and service with not much research, about ~25-30 hours research. I am a Michigan resident who lived in Tennesse for quite a while (don't know if that matters but just putting as much info as I can). Also, I did take some courses science and non-science at community college while going to university due to working a few jobs and family situation that I will be discussing in personal statement. Do you all think I should apply MD? I was planning to apply to both MD and DO, but value y'alls input and opinions.

So far MD list:
Central Michigan
Michigan State college of human medicine
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Loyola
Rush Medical college in Illinois
Meharry Medical College (TN)
Howard University College of Medicine


DO list:
MSUCOM
CCom (chicago)
Pcom-Pa
Lecom-Erie
Vcom-not sure which one I should try to apply to since there are 4 (Virginia, Lousiana, South Carolina, Auburn)
Lmucom (Tennessee)
KYCOM (Pikeville, Kentucky)
Acom (Alabama)
Wvsom (West Virginia)

Honestly, I would be happy getting into wherever wants me, but if I had to choose I would like to stay in Michigan, but I know it doesn' t work like that most of the time with med schools. Please let me know what you all think, I know my mcat is lower for MD so tried to stick to state schools and schools that value service. I am also interested in applying to whatever DO schools align with my background and stats.

Please let me know what you all think and what schools would be best for me to apply to adding or subtracting schools already on list. Your input is highly valued! Thank you! @Faha @Goro @everyone, don't know who else to tag lol.
 
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I do not recommend school lists unless I am working with an applicant. I do not know them well enough to make anymore determination than go by MSAR. Now I do want to understand why this OP is possibly even unsure of applying to MD? you have perfectly average GPA for a matriculant ?
 
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I think you can definitely add a few more MD schools to the list. Check the MSAR for schools that have median stats around yours. Your MCAT is a little low, but it might fit the 25th percentile for some schools.

I think you should also add DMU and KCU to your DO list. Also, send your primary to only one VCOM campus. The secondary they send you has you rank all the VCOM campuses to your preference. Essentially, the one primary and secondary is sent to all. One VCOM campus will select you for interview. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT SEND A PRIMARY TO ALL 4 CAMPUSES.

I applied to Blacksburg only. On the secondary I ranked them as such: Blacksburg, Auburn, Spartansburg, and Louisiana. I was selected to interview for the Auburn campus, my second choice.

I think you should do a little research on some of your DO schools. A couple of them aren't really recommended for a number of reasons (VERY expensive, bad clinical rotation sites). Definitely add DMU and KCU though.
 
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Hello, I am wondering what schools I should apply to. My stats are 3.7cgpa, 3.6sgpa, 505 mcat, Asian (Pakistani lol), lot of volunteering medical and non-medical, also served in grouphome and underserved populations, and leadership positions. My app is more based around volunteering and service with not much research, about ~25-30 hours research. I am a Michigan resident who lived in Tennesse for quite a while (don't know if that matters but just putting as much info as I can). Also, I did take some courses science and non-science at community college while going to university due to working a few jobs and family situation that I will be discussing in personal statement. Do you all think I should apply MD? I was planning to apply to both MD and DO, but value y'alls input and opinions.

So far MD list:
Central Michigan
Michigan State college of human medicine
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Loyola
Rush Medical college in Illinois
Meharry Medical College (TN)
Howard University College of Medicine


DO list:
MSUCOM
CCom (chicago)
Pcom-Pa
Lecom-Erie
Vcom-not sure which one I should try to apply to since there are 4 (Virginia, Lousiana, South Carolina, Auburn)
Lmucom (Tennessee)
KYCOM (Pikeville, Kentucky)
Acom (Alabama)
Wvsom (West Virginia)

Honestly, I would be happy getting into wherever wants me, but if I had to choose I would like to stay in Michigan, but I know it doesn' t work like that most of the time with med schools. Please let me know what you all think, I know my mcat is lower for MD so tried to stick to state schools and schools that value service. I am also interested in applying to whatever DO schools align with my background and stats.

Please let me know what you all think and what schools would be best for me to apply to adding or subtracting schools already on list. Your input is highly valued! Thank you! @Faha @Goro @everyone, don't know who else to tag lol.
Meherry and Howard will be donations unless you have extensive service with communities of color.

In addition to the schools on your list, I suggest:
Seton Hall
Tulane
Temple (maybe)
SLU (maybe)
WVU
MCW
Loma Linda (only if you are SDA or a very devout Christian)
Rosy Franklin
TCU/UNT
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)

Any DO school. I can't recommend Nova, Wm Carey, BCOM, ICOM and LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. LMU has an accreditation warning, which concerns me. CUHS is too new and appears to be too limited in rotations sites. UIW refuses to post their Boards scores, which is fishy.
 
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