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I have a 3.5gpa, 3.7science gpa, 210 volunteering hours, spent 1 week building homes in new orleans, shadowed 150 hrs of my family DO, school government senator, published a few articles for my research, vp of chemistry club, double major in biochemistry/chemistry, 26mcat, and am planning on going on a 7week volunteer trip to ghana. do i have a shot? i think my mcat is pretty low so im thinking about retaking it. what do you guys suggest
 

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ocdp09 said:
I have a 3.5gpa, 3.7science gpa, 210 volunteering hours, spent 1 week building homes in new orleans, shadowed 150 hrs of my family DO, school government senator, published a few articles for my research, vp of chemistry club, double major in biochemistry/chemistry, 26mcat, and am planning on going on a 7week volunteer trip to ghana. do i have a shot? i think my mcat is pretty low so im thinking about retaking it. what do you guys suggest
unless you are also applying to M.D. schools, a 26 MCAT is definitely not low for DO schools, infact i am taking the august MCAT and would be thrilled with a 26, there are only like 3 out of the 23 DO schools that have an MCAT average higher than 26 (COMP, UMDNJ-SOM, and i think TCOM) plus ur g.p.a is high and ur extracurriculars sound good, have you applied now? if not you should. i think ur more than fine. good luck :luck:
 
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ocdp09 said:
I have a 3.5gpa, 3.7science gpa, 210 volunteering hours, spent 1 week building homes in new orleans, shadowed 150 hrs of my family DO, school government senator, published a few articles for my research, vp of chemistry club, double major in biochemistry/chemistry, 26mcat, and am planning on going on a 7week volunteer trip to ghana. do i have a shot? i think my mcat is pretty low so im thinking about retaking it. what do you guys suggest
You'll get into most DO schools.

The only ones you might have trouble with are the ranked state schools (i.e. TCOM, MSU-COM, OSU-COM, etc.)
 

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ocdp09 said:
I have a 3.5gpa, 3.7science gpa, 210 volunteering hours, spent 1 week building homes in new orleans, shadowed 150 hrs of my family DO, school government senator, published a few articles for my research, vp of chemistry club, double major in biochemistry/chemistry, 26mcat, and am planning on going on a 7week volunteer trip to ghana. do i have a shot? i think my mcat is pretty low so im thinking about retaking it. what do you guys suggest
Your application sounds very well rounded with good numbers. I wouldn't put myself through the MCAT again if I were you. I was wondering what organization you will be volunteering for in Ghana and if it relates to the health care field. I have been looking into different opportunities abroad particularly in Africa or South America, and would be interested in any information you have. Thanks.
 
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I think you're good to go....apply broadly (even allopathic, remember you are looking at statistical averages). I am in a very similar place with the MCAT. I think it will all work out! :)

BTW--I went to TCOM's interview last week and their incoming 2006 stats are lower this year. 27 MCAT and 3.53'ish GPA. :D
 

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ocdp09 said:
I have a 3.5gpa, 3.7science gpa, 210 volunteering hours, spent 1 week building homes in new orleans, shadowed 150 hrs of my family DO, school government senator, published a few articles for my research, vp of chemistry club, double major in biochemistry/chemistry, 26mcat, and am planning on going on a 7week volunteer trip to ghana. do i have a shot? i think my mcat is pretty low so im thinking about retaking it. what do you guys suggest

I think you have a pretty good chance to get into DO school
 

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ocdp09 said:
I have a 3.5gpa, 3.7science gpa, 210 volunteering hours, spent 1 week building homes in new orleans, shadowed 150 hrs of my family DO, school government senator, published a few articles for my research, vp of chemistry club, double major in biochemistry/chemistry, 26mcat, and am planning on going on a 7week volunteer trip to ghana. do i have a shot? i think my mcat is pretty low so im thinking about retaking it. what do you guys suggest
You're all set, I think... what was your 26 breakdown...?
 
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