2+ Year Member
Mar 23, 2015
My application was finally verified (YES!) and I am hoping to submit to my programs soon. Unfortunately, there is some kind of issue with AACOMAS, so I am hoping some of you lovely people can help me with my school list! If there are any schools on my school list that may be out of reach or don't accept many Out of State students, please let me know. I am also having trouble securing a DO letter, but am sure I'll get it eventually. If I don't, I will be using a MD letter.

NYC resident
Major: Political Science
Cumulative Science GPA: 3.4
Cumulative Non-Science GPA: 3.77
January 2015 MCAT (old one): 25 PS:7 /Verbal: 8 /Bio: 10
July 2015 MCAT: 501 PS: 126 / CARS: 125 / BS: 126/ Psychology: 124

Extracurricular Activities:
1.5 years as a volunteer social worker in a hospital as part of a non-profit/ 1 year as part of leadership
2 years as part of a policy network, volunteer health policy writer/ 1 year as health policy director
3 years in volunteer club/ 1 year as secretary and acting vice president
56 hours shadowing a DO, 56 hours shadowing an MD
8 months (and counting)as a volunteer literacy tutor to at-risk children
Summer Internship at NYC DOH

Currently working as a Swim Teacher and a Tutor.

School List:
A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University–DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine–New York

Thank you for your input!



5+ Year Member
Dec 25, 2012
I'm not sure what your new mcat score translates to but if it's equal to or better than a 25, you definitely have got a shot. I expect that you'll have several options, albeit, they may not be your top choices. Good luck


7+ Year Member
Oct 6, 2012
Medical Student
I'm not sure what your new MCAT translates to (I think about 27?)

If so I would probably remove
CCOM (avg MCAT is closing in on 30)
Rowan (IS bias, though they might be ok with NY)

I think the rest is fine. you should have a good shot at a lot of schools.
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Dec 1, 2014
New York, New York
Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
Keep Rowan in my opinion. Many OOS people dont apply because they're scared of the IS bias screening but they just screeen themselves out instead!
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