gumbyj

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Just want a quick critique of my school list. Please share your opinions! I will be submitting my app before my MCAT score to at least one of the below schools to be verified.

- From the Northeast and prefer to stay here, but would move elsewhere.
- My MCAT practice scores are ALL over the place - mid/low 20s to high 30s
- Assuming worst case scenario I will be applying with a 3.42 / 3.46 and ~26-28. (Taking 7/6)
- Strong ECs, 3 years research with posters/pubs/talks and 3500+ clinical hours

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, AZ
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, IL
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton Campus, FL
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie/Seton Hill, PA
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT, NY
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, NY
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - California, CA
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Nevada, NV
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine, NJ
Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - Pomona, CA
 

Bacchus

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Just want a quick critique of my school list. Please share your opinions! I will be submitting my app before my MCAT score to at least one of the below schools to be verified.

- From the Northeast and prefer to stay here, but would move elsewhere.
- My MCAT practice scores are ALL over the place - mid/low 20s to high 30s
- Assuming worst case scenario I will be applying with a 3.42 / 3.46 and ~26-28. (Taking 7/6)
- Strong ECs, 3 years research with posters/pubs/talks and 3500+ clinical hours

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, AZ
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, IL
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton Campus, FL
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie/Seton Hill, PA
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT, NY
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, NY
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - California, CA
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Nevada, NV
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine, NJ
Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - Pomona, CA
The list looks good to me.Make sure you have 2 behavioral sciences (ie. psych, anthro, sociology) and a DO letter of recommendation.If you're from NY, NYCOM seems to matriculate 80% in-state, so that would give you a boost. I was personally very impressed with LECOM-B. If you don't end up getting high 20s and want to save a few dollars, I would drop Western.

Risky to take the MCAT with scores all across the board, but do what you must. good luck.