drtobe2021

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What are my chances at MD/DO?
URM, NJ res
3.7 cGPA
3.6 sGPA
497 MCAT

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shadowing in hospital for 100 hrs
fluent in English + Spanish
grew up in poverty/first generation American
hospital volunteer 250 hrs
Research experience during summer

applied to all private PA/NY and all NJ schools.
 
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drtobe2021

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Have you considered the 3 Puerto Rican schools that consider mainlanders?
Don't want to leave the states unless I literally get rejected everywhere. Then I'll prob apply to Ross and St. Georges
 

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Also consider applying to DO schools and these are schools where you could receive an interview with your stats:
ROWAN
ARCOM (new school)
ACOM
BCOM
WCU-COM
LMU-DCOM
UP-KYCOM
WVSOM
VCOM (all 3 schools)
NYIT-Arkansas (new school)
RVU-Utah (new school)
UIWSOM (new school- Texas)
You may need a DO LOR for some schools.
 
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drtobe2021

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Puerto Rican schools are US LCME accedited schools!
The Caribbean schools are shameless thieves.
Lol! Please give me more information. I only know about Ross and St. George's b/c they come speak at my school and I've attended. Could you give me some pros/cons of PR vs Carribean? Are 3rd/4th years done in the states for PR schools?
 

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Lol! Please give me more information. I only know about Ross and St. George's b/c they come speak at my school and I've attended. Could you give me some pros/cons of PR vs Carribean? Are 3rd/4th years done in the states for PR schools?
Puerto Rico is part of the US and her 4 schools are accredited by the same folks who accredit all US MD schools.
Graduates from these schools are given the same consideration in residency as all other US MD schools.
Only three of them consider OOS (mainlanders). UPR does not.

The Caribbean is not a good choice for someone planning to match in the US.
 
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drtobe2021

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Puerto Rico is part of the US and her 4 schools are accredited by the same folks who accredit all US MD schools.
Graduates from these schools are given the same consideration in residency as all other US MD schools.
Only three of them consider OOS (mainlanders). UPR does not.

The Caribbean is not a good choice for someone planning to match in the US.
Thanks for this insightful information! You've basically convinced me to apply!
 
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