5+ Year Member
Jul 19, 2013
I did poorly in college when I was 18, but I've had a 4.0 ever since I got out of the military and started school in earnest. My first two years of school after the military were at a community college (all prerequisites but orgo there, got an A in all of them), but I took orgo/bio chem/A&P once I transfered at my university, and I'm biology major/chemistry minor.

Over 800 hours research through Harvard REU program (hired on after the summer part-time)
EMT since 2005, both volunteer/paid ~1000 hours
Treasurer of Student Veterans Organization at my last school
TA for the EMT course at my school ~250 hours
8 years active duty Air Force- 3 deployments (not a medical specialty)
3 Years Air National Guard
Massachusetts Resident (but New Jersey is my home of record from the military)

I also have full post 9/11 GI bill that I plan to use.

With a mediocre MCAT and GPA, where are my best chances?

Here are the schools I applied to so far:

Rutger NJ SOM
Rutgers RWJMS (mother was an assistant professor at the medical school for a few years)
Thomas Jefferson
Ohio State
University of Vermont
University of Pittsburgh
Penn State
Stony Brook
Warren Alpert SOM
Florida State
Wake Forest
Geisel SOM
George Washington
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Sep 15, 2012
  1. Attending Physician
You can remove Florida State since they accepted only 2 non residents 2 years ago. State public schools such as Ohio State and Stony Brook accept few non residents with your MCAT. Duke and Pitt are reaches with your MCAT. Consider adding these schools where you could receive interviews with your stats:
New York Medical College
Oakland Beaumont
Western Michigan
Medical College Wisconsin
Rosalind Franklin
St. Louis
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5+ Year Member
Jul 19, 2013
Thank you all so much! I really appreciate it. I'll be adding some of the schools you suggested. I actually just got a II from Cooper today, so that's a big relief!
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