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CA resident. Filipino. Non-traditional. Veteran.
cGPA is 3.49 and sGPA is 3.75 - upward trend (my GPA was < 2.5 prior to joining the military)
BS in Physiology w/ Chemistry minor at a CSU
MCAT is 507 (127, 125, 128, 127)

- 3 years active duty service in the Air Force
- 850 hrs non-clinical volunteering (food bank, little league baseball coach, math tutor)
- 180 hrs clinical volunteer (hospice volunteer, medical mission trip)
- 950 hrs clinical paid employment (summer intern at pediatric clinic, medical scribe)
- 400 hrs research (summer clinical research internship with an oral presentation, undergrad computational chemistry research for 3 quarters with an oral presentation)
- 60 hrs shadowing (primary care, orthopedic surgery, DO)

Miscellaneous activities:
- 1400 hrs as a Front Desk Agent/Night Auditor at a Crowne Plaza
- 1800 hrs as logistics coordinator for weekend recreational basketball league intended for teenagers and young adults
- Hobbies: golf, music, food, and driving Uber (I like the conversation and the extra money)

Do I have a chance at all for MD programs? I'm applying in the 2019 cycle. Please advise. Thank you!


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I say you have a shot if you apply to a lot of schools that accept OOS and all your IS. Ask adcoms for a list. I would apply to a lot if you want to get in. Also you look really good for DO
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I suggest these schools with your stats:
UC Davis
UC Irvine
California University
Loma Linda
New York Medical College
Seton Hall
Penn State
George Washington
Eastern Virginia
Oakland Beaumont
Medical College Wisconsin
Rosalind Franklin
St. Louis
Also apply to at least 6 DO schools and you are competitive for all DO schools.
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