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MD & DO School Suggestions?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by farnell, May 14, 2014.

  1. farnell

    farnell 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2012
    Got a balanced 30 on my third MCAT...was hoping for better but I guess I'll have to apply with this and see where it gets me. I have a 3.48 cGPA and a 3.40 far as EC's go, I have adequate shadowing and volunteer experience. The past two years I have been working full time at a pharma company doing research. Lastly I am a PA resident.

    I am hoping for MD, but would be open to a few DO schools. What do you guys think? Besides the schools in PA (I'll probably apply to all of them), where else should I apply, and do I have a shot?

    Thanks in advance!!!
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  3. wannabeMD19

    wannabeMD19 5+ Year Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    I would definitely consider DO schools.

    Use the MSAR to gauge where your scores fit in for MD school acceptances (also look at what % of OOS students are accepted).
    Perhaps some MD schools you could add:
    New york medical college
    university of vermont
    SUNY--upstate or buffalo
    new jersey schools
  4. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Somewhere west of St. Louis
    Naturally, all will depend upon MCAT score, but your GPAs are fine for any DO program. For MD schools, start with all PA schools except Penn and Pitt. Then invest in MSAR Online, which is your friend. Target schools that have median scores close to your own.


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