Sep 21, 2017
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What are my chances of getting into a med school in SoCal? DO or MD.

Some background:

Ethnicity/Gender: Asian American female
MCAT: 518 (130/127/129/132); taken once only August 2017
GPA (low): sGPA: 3.1; cGPA: 3.47 (incomplete)
Undergrad: Private School
Residence: California

I did pretty poorly my freshman and sophomore years (I was a pretty bad student), but I do have an upward trend and maintained a little above 3.7 all of my junior year. I’m working hard to maintain that upward trend my senior year, and I’m taking 4 more upper division science classes this year.

ECs (done):
3 years in a gerontology lab by the end of the year, name on 1 publication
280 hours of clinical volunteering by the end of the year (telemetry, postpartum, antepartum, women's health clinic)
Executive board for a student social organization for 4 years

ECs (planned):

Plan on getting EMT certification and doing work this winter and next semester
Haven’t done shadowing yet, but will be focused on that this year

If I did manage to achieve all of those goals, what are my chances at schools in SoCal? If I don’t have a chance, should I do post-bacc or should I do an SMP? Would I have a chance elsewhere?

Thank you in advance!!!
 

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You would have a chance at Loma Linda or UC Irvine for MD and WesternU/COMP for DO. Your chances are much better outside of SoCal and I suggest these schools:
UC Davis
Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson)
Vermont
Quinnipiac
New York Medical College
Hofstra
Albany
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
GW
Georgetown
George Washington
Eastern Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth
West Virginia
Oakland Beaumont
Western Michigan
Medical College Wisconsin
Rosalind Franklin
St. Louis
Creighton
Tulane
You are competitive for all DO schools so apply to several in areas of the county that appeal to you. Work on increasing your cGPA and sGPA during your senior year.
 
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