WAMC: ORM, cGPA 3.17, sGPA 2.93, MCAT 521, M.S. 3.53

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Hi Everyone,

I'd love feedback/advice on my medical school list. I'm re-applying this cycle, and have already submitted a good amount of the secondaries.

I had a few gnarly concussions towards the end of college which affected my grades and caused them to drop. I went on to get my masters at a biology liberal arts program, and am now applying to medical school again after 2 years.

Should I add DO schools to the list?

GPA cGPA: 3.17 sGPA: 2.93
MCAT: 521 (130 C/P; 130 CARS; 131 B/B; 130 P/S)
Residency: U.S. Resident and Texas Resident
Small Private School
Clinical Volunteering:
600 hours spent helping out at a private gastroenterology practice
Research: 800 hours of psychiatry research, 1000 hours of molecular biology research
Non-Clinical Volunteering: 400 hours of tutoring for a grant based learning program, 350 mentoring kid through big brother program
Shadowing: 120 hours spent shadowing at surgery center
Employment: 2500 hours spent working as an assistant professor at a nursing college, 500 hours as a scribe
Activities: played college rugby (what caused the concussions), student senator

School List (MD)


UT Southwestern Medical School
Sealy School of Medicine at UTMB
McGovern Medical School at UT HSC Houston
UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
Texas A&M HSC School of Medicine
Texas Tech HSC SOM at Lubbock
UNT HSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
UT at Tyler School of Medicine
Long School of Medicine at UT HSC San Antonio
UT Austin Dell Medical School
Texas Tech HSC Paul L Foster SOM at El Paso
Fertitta Family College of Medicine at UH
TCU School of Medicine Anne Burnett
Drexel University College of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Herbert
Tufts University School of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Michigan SOM
University of South Carolina Columbia SOM
University of Virginia SOM
University of Wisconsin SOM
Wayne State SOM
Miami Miller

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A lot of your ugGPA comes from taking nursing courses, correct? What is your BCPM GPA (AMCAS/TMDSAS calculated)? How long has it been since you earned your undergrad degree? Where were you scribing vs. working in the GI office vs. assistant professor? (In other words: timeline?)

If you completed an MS in biology and not a "SMP", you need to add DO schools and apply broadly. I'm not sure you would get much tracking with a lot of items on your AMCAS list because you have a ton of public schools that favor the home in-state pool, and you'd be OOS/Texan, which most schools will avoid since Texas schools are much cheaper for in-state. Your personal journey within Texas may help you with some of the TMDSAS schools on your list, but I don't know about your SES from what has been disclosed here.
Most OOS MD schools interview few Texas residents since they know from years of experience that Texas applicants will attend a Texas school. For AMCAS schools you could try TCU and Tulane. You should also apply to DO schools and I suggest these:
PCOM (all schools)
LECOM (all schools)