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WAMC? 499 MCAT, Great ECs, Great Story


New Member
Jul 7, 2020
  1. Medical Student
State/Country of Residence: Tx
Ties to other States/Regions: Strong Arkansas, NC ties
Year in School: Masters
Undergraduate Major(s)/Minor(s): BS Nursing. Minor Psychology.
Graduate Degrees (if applicable): Working on MS Biotechnology.
Cumulative GPA: 3.42
Science GPA: 3.19
MCAT Score(s): 499 (Retaking late August)

Research Experience: 900 Hours as PI for an Independent Study.
Publications/Abstracts/Posters (include how you were credited e.g. First author, second author, etc.): Published Thesis. Presentation to College of Science Thesis defense committee.

Clinical Experience (paid or volunteer): Approx 2500 Hours as an ICU Registered Nurse(2100 hours in a Medical/Cardiovascular ICU. 400 hours in a Trauma ICU).
Physician Shadowing: 90 Hours total(37 hours shadowing FM DO)
Non-Clinical Volunteering: 4500 Hours as volunteer Director of Operations of large homeless outreach. Oversaw distribution of 64,000 meals to date. Responsible for oversight of approximately 145 volunteers weekly.
Founder/Operations Manager another Homeless Outreach. 900 hours to date.

Other Extracurricular Activities: Published photographer. Professional musician. Videography.
Other Employment History: Former Youth Director in Rural East Texas.
Immediate family members in medicine? (Y/N): No
Specialty of Interest (if applicable): Family Medicine
Interest in Primary Care (Y/N): Yes
Interest in Rural Health (Y/N): Yes

Medical School List: Literally all DO schools. All TMDSAS schools.
Open to advice, opinions on what schools I should specifically apply for?

Would like a Medical School List ideally. Thank you in advance.

My ultimate goal is to start a clinic for the homeless/Low SES populations.
I understand my MCAT is rough. Seeking honest advice/opinions.


Full Member
7+ Year Member
Sep 15, 2012
  1. Attending Physician
I suggest these DO schools with your stats:
Sam Houston State
VCOM (all 4 schools)
LECOM (all schools)
PCOM Georgia and South Georgia
MD schools are unlikely with your MCAT of 499.
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