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  1. cGPA 3.5 sGPA 3.2
  2. 497 (122/126/124/125)
  3. IN
  4. Caucasian
  5. Small Private Midwestern University
  6. ~300 hours clinical volunteer experience
  7. 3 credit hours research, no publications
  8. ~100 hours shadowing with derm, anesthesia, primary care, radiology, DO primary care specifically
  9. many EC leadership positions, two nominated exec positions within sorority, active in global health club, dance marathon exec, (aamc approved) abroad sustainable health volunteering
  10. I have DO LOR.
  11. Really looking to get into any DO school (specifically Marian or Liberty University). I am very passionate about primary care and decided to post here after posting in mcat retake forum asking more so WHEN not IF I should retake mcat and was advised to post here. Do I really have a chance with this MCAT score,? If I were to retake MCAT in august is this cycle out of the question? Any advice is very appreciated as I feel pretty lost after receiving such a low score (lower than practice exams). Thanks!
 

Faha

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You could receive interviews at these DO schools with your current stats:
LUCOM
VCOM (all 3 schools)
CUSOM
WVSOM
UP-KYCOM
ICOM
BCOM
UIWSOM
ACOM
ARCOM
NYIT-Arkansas
PCOM Georgia and South Georgia
LECOM (all schools)
CHSU-COM
Sam Houston State (new school accepting applications later in the year)
WCU-COM
Most of these schools have MCAT medians in the 498 to 502 range so you should receive interviews if you apply this month and submit all your secondaries by July.
 
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Apr 16, 2019
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Thank you so much this is so helpful! I called LUCOM and they have a minimum score of 501 so that would have to be met. Also, I thought VCOM had a minimum of 500 as well. My application is ready to go, I was just waiting on the score.
 

Faha

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Thank you so much this is so helpful! I called LUCOM and they have a minimum score of 501 so that would have to be met. Also, I thought VCOM had a minimum of 500 as well. My application is ready to go, I was just waiting on the score.
VCOM's median is 500 so they are accepting half their class with 500 or lower. The same with LUCOM.
 
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Goro

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You could receive interviews at these DO schools with your current stats:
LUCOM
VCOM (all 3 schools)
CUSOM
WVSOM
UP-KYCOM
ICOM
BCOM
UIWSOM
ACOM
ARCOM
NYIT-Arkansas
PCOM Georgia and South Georgia
LECOM (all schools)
CHSU-COM
Sam Houston State (new school accepting applications later in the year)
WCU-COM
Most of these schools have MCAT medians in the 498 to 502 range so you should receive interviews if you apply this month and submit all your secondaries by July.
I must disagree with my learned colleague on the choices of LUCOM, CHSUCOM, and WCU.
 

Goro

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May I ask what makes you say this? Just stats or something specific?
CHSUCOM: too new and too small a rotations pool,.

Wm Carey: VERY high attrition rates and only a 92% placement rate for their Class of 2018. That means 8% of their grads are now unemployed, NOT doing residency. No SOAP, no scramble, no TRI. This is simply NOT acceptable. I expect they'll be put on probation very soon.

LUCOM: I have a profound distaste for the politics of their parent organization; their Faculty make blatant attempts to twist facts to match their theology.
From the wise gyngyn: Liberty is poorly regarded due to the history of intolerance of their founding fathers. This school's reputation for intolerance puts its grads at a disadvantage at many reputable residency programs.
 
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DrStephenStrange

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You could receive interviews at these DO schools with your current stats:
LUCOM
VCOM (all 3 schools)
CUSOM
WVSOM
UP-KYCOM
ICOM
BCOM
UIWSOM
ACOM
ARCOM
NYIT-Arkansas
PCOM Georgia and South Georgia
LECOM (all schools)
CHSU-COM
Sam Houston State (new school accepting applications later in the year)
WCU-COM
Most of these schools have MCAT medians in the 498 to 502 range so you should receive interviews if you apply this month and submit all your secondaries by July.
I think CUSOM screens any subsection lower than 124 or 125 though. Also, I recently learned that ARCOM incoming class MCAT average increased significantly this year, and it is around 504 or so if everyone that holds a seat right now matriculates.
 
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Moocille

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Thank you so much this is so helpful! I called LUCOM and they have a minimum score of 501 so that would have to be met. Also, I thought VCOM had a minimum of 500 as well. My application is ready to go, I was just waiting on the score.
LUCOM will look at you with a below 500 score, but it won’t be until much later in the cycle (talking late February). You have plenty of time to raise your score if you’re particularly interested in them before that point.
 
OP
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Apr 16, 2019
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I think CUSOM screens any subsection lower than 124 or 125 though. Also, I recently learned that ARCOM incoming class MCAT average increased significantly this year, and it is around 504 or so if everyone that holds a seat right now matriculates.
Oh really? I hadn't found that anywhere yet, so just curious where this came from? Thanks!
 
OP
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Apr 16, 2019
8
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Pre-Medical
CHSUCOM: too new and too small a rotations pool,.

Wm Carey: VERY high attrition rates and only a 92% placement rate for their Class of 2018. That means 8% of their grads are now unemployed, NOT doing residency. No SOAP, no scramble, no TRI. This is simply NOT acceptable. I expect they'll be put on probation very soon.

LUCOM: I have a profound distaste for the politics of their parent organization; their Faculty make blatant attempts to twist facts to match their theology.
From the wise gyngyn: Liberty is poorly regarded due to the history of intolerance of their founding fathers. This school's reputation for intolerance puts its grads at a disadvantage at many reputable residency programs.
I see! Thank you so much. Other than these do you feel that school list is feasible/realistic?
 

DrStephenStrange

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Oh really? I hadn't found that anywhere yet, so just curious where this came from? Thanks!
CUSOM screening MCAT subsections I read about on the 2018-2019 CUSOM application cycle thread. It should be close to the beginning of the thread. The ARCOM MCAT average I know because I attend school here and heard it from some people, but I think you still have a chance here though.
 
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