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    Long time lurker but first time posting as i just got my MCAT

    What are my chances for DO school only.
    cgpa 3.4
    sgpa 3.2
    MCAT: 495

    White male from NY but strong ties with Alabama (family lives there and did undergrad there) ACOM?
    Typical volunteer and shadow experiences. 1 publication

    I understand the MCAT is bad. My question is will it get screened at the newer schools and is there any shot at applying. I looked at some of the newer DO schools and their average MCAT is around 501 so half must be around or under 500, No? again i know 495 is a few points under. Also if the new idaho school were to open for this cycle as expected would i have a chance there?

    That being said where do i go from here if not applying, SMP Post bacc, what?

    @Goro @gyngyn @Faha much appreciate thanks
     

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      I can't recommend applying with that MCAT score. It puts you in the risk zone of failing out of med school, and/or failing Boards.

      Chances best with the newest DO schools. You're be autorejected at mine and many others. Even LUCOM has standards!
       
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        so should i apply only to new school and SMP. not sure where to go from here
        I recommend retaking the MCAT, but only when you are 100% ready. IF you have test taking anxiety issues, those can be fixed. An SMP might be worth considering.
         
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          These are the newer schools where you could receive an interview with your stats so apply to all of them. Most have MCAT medians in the 498 to 502 range so you are below the median everywhere. You could receive 2 or 3 interviews though.

          ACOM

          ARCOM

          BCOM

          WCU-COM

          LMU-DCOM

          UP-KYCOM

          WVSOM

          UIWSOM

          VCOM (all 3 schools)

          NYIT-Arkansas

          RVU-Utah

          Idaho (new school)

          LUCOM
           

          studenthopeful

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            These are the newer schools where you could receive an interview with your stats so apply to all of them. Most have MCAT medians in the 498 to 502 range so you are below the median everywhere. You could receive 2 or 3 interviews though.

            ACOM

            ARCOM

            BCOM

            WCU-COM

            LMU-DCOM

            UP-KYCOM

            WVSOM

            UIWSOM

            VCOM (all 3 schools)

            NYIT-Arkansas

            RVU-Utah

            Idaho (new school)

            LUCOM

            thank you so much that was what i was looking for
             
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