You may want to check with DO schools where you have networked with admissions staff regarding your 3.2 GPA. I don't think being a reapplicant looks bad to DO schools, but you have to put up a solid MCAT score in their desirable range. That said, you've told us nothing about your clinical experience (shadowing and exposure) as well as community service experience.Hi everyone. Due to COVID, I haven't been able to take the MCAT, which I was hoping to get a high score on to outweigh my low gpa (3.2). I have extensive clinical hours, research hours, volunteer work, and more. I just don't know if its worth applying this cycle since I don't have an MCAT score yet. I figured I would get rejected this year, and reapply next year but if there is a chance I could be accepted, I want to take it. FYI, I am only applying to DO schools (as I want to do primary care). Should I just wait for the next cycle? Or should I apply this cycle? Does being a reapplicant look bad to DO schools?
I've been an ED scribe for 2 years (over 500 hours), clinical research for 1 year (over 300 hours), 3 medical service trips, volunteered at a refugee center, was a tutor for pre-med first year students, leader of various clubs, etc. Also I have a significant uptrend (4.0 gpa senior year). My low gpa is honestly due to immaturity and avolition after I went through a domestic violence case and couldn't cope, so I just let my grades drop. I'll just apply next year (or go to SGU) thank you!