healingwave

2+ Year Member
May 17, 2016
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TX resident, cGPA: 3.5, sGPA: 3.2, MCAT: 500
upward GPA trend, was 3.0 in freshman year, 3.7+ in last 40 hours.
retaking MCAT on august 4th, have been scoring ~506-508 on Princeton Review

~100 hours volunteering at local hospital
~100 hours shadowing various physicians (plastic surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, gastroenterologist, ENT)
~ 2 years of research
- taught science lessons to sixth graders for a STEM competition (placed 2nd)
- learning assistant for general chemistry
- I will be working as a medical assistant for a DO orthopedic doctor and will be doing clinical research with him
- good letters of recs from PI, human bio prof, animal humanities prof, MD, DO

school list so far:
ATSU-SOMA
ACOM
ARCOM
BCOM
KCU-COM
LECOM
LECOM-B
MU-COM
UIWSOM
TCOM
WVSOM

Any schools I should add or remove?
 

KYmedic33

2+ Year Member
Dec 22, 2015
141
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Illinois
Status
Medical Student
Science GPA is a bit low, may run into some difficulty with automatic cut-offs. I would remove KCU-COM (possibly a couple of others), and add LMU-DCOM and KYCOM. Keep in mind, however, that many of these schools intend to serve specific areas. If you are dead set on applying this cycle, kill that MCAT and apply as broadly as you can. Hypothetically though, if you take your time, re-take a couple of science courses that may not have gone so well, and bring that sGPA up to around 3.4... You may find yourself with more options next cycle. Especially with a solid MCAT score. It's your call though buddy... Your application isn't looking too terrible.

Take some AAMC practice tests, too. Good luck!
 

Goro

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Jun 10, 2010
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Non-Student
Add RVU-UT, NYIT COM-AR, LMU, Wm Carey

TX resident, cGPA: 3.5, sGPA: 3.2, MCAT: 500
upward GPA trend, was 3.0 in freshman year, 3.7+ in last 40 hours.
retaking MCAT on august 4th, have been scoring ~506-508 on Princeton Review

~100 hours volunteering at local hospital
~100 hours shadowing various physicians (plastic surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, gastroenterologist, ENT)
~ 2 years of research
- taught science lessons to sixth graders for a STEM competition (placed 2nd)
- learning assistant for general chemistry
- I will be working as a medical assistant for a DO orthopedic doctor and will be doing clinical research with him
- good letters of recs from PI, human bio prof, animal humanities prof, MD, DO

school list so far:
ATSU-SOMA
ACOM
ARCOM
BCOM
KCU-COM
LECOM
LECOM-B
MU-COM
UIWSOM
TCOM
WVSOM

Any schools I should add or remove?
 

AlteredScale

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5+ Year Member
May 10, 2013
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Medical Student
Not too sure how'd you stand with KCU with a 3.2 sGPA (even with the upward trend) but if you kill the MCAT retake it might be worth applying still.
 

Faha

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Sep 15, 2012
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Add all 3 VCOM's and UP-KYCOM since you could receive an interview at any of them with your stats.