WAMC/School List Help...Low GPA/High MCAT

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anniekat2025

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Engineering undergrad, graduated in 2017. Currently working full time in the military. I am a Florida resident.

Engineering + ROTC kicked my butt early on and I had two semesters with a GPA below 3.0. After that I steadily improved and was on the Dean's List my last two semesters. AACOMAS and AMCAS calculate science GPA differently, so there is a bit of a discrepancy in my GPA's between the two of them.

cGPA = 3.4
AACOMAS sGPA = ~3.5
AMCAS sGPA = ~3.2
DIY Post Bacc GPA = 3.6

I got a 519 on my MCAT. I am an EMT and an EMT instructor. I have several hundred hours of volunteering, both as an EMT at a free clinic and at other organizations helping wounded veterans. I have letters of recommendation from a physician I work closely with for my real job, my supervisor for my EMT instructor gig, my biochem professor, and my organic chemistry professor.

My dream school is Georgetown University. I love the DC area and Georgetown's mission as a Jesuit school deeply resonates with me. My second choice after Georgetown is Loyola (Chicago), again, because of my attachment to the Jesuit/Ignatian philosophy. However, I realize that with my low MD science GPA, MD schools are probably not realistic for me. If applying MD is a total waste of time with my sGPA, let me know.

Open to suggestions for additions/deletions. I put almost all of the public FL schools on this simply because I am a resident, but I have no intention or desire to stay in FL long term. I am only a resident because I am stationed here, I'm not attached to the state at all.

UNE
AT Still Arizona
Marian
LECOM
ACOM
Nova Southeastern
PCOM (Both locations)
VCOM Auburn
NYIT
Western University
CCOM
Mayo (preferably the MN location because I have family there)
GWU
Georgetown
AZCOM
Florida State University
USUHS (am already active duty, I get that there are strings attached here lol)
Medical College of WI (born and raised in WI, most of my family lives there)
Loyola
University of Central Florida
Florida International University
Florida Atlantic University
University of Florida
Boston University
Tufts
Tulane
Rush

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The list isn’t bad, but I personally don’t think you will be competitive at Mayo, BU, or Tufts with your GPA, but perhaps you should add U of Wisconsin since you have some state ties. U Miami and NOVA (MD) might be a good idea too!
 
You are competitive for some MD schools. I suggest adding these:
Miami
USF Morsani
NOVA MD
TCU-UNT
Creighton
Rosalind Franklin
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Vermont
Dartmouth
Quinnipiac
Albany
New York Medical College
Seton Hall
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
 
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You are competitive for some MD schools. I suggest adding these:
Miami
USF Morsani
NOVA MD
TCU-UNT
Creighton
Rosalind Franklin
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Vermont
Dartmouth
Quinnipiac
Albany
New York Medical College
Seton Hall
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Thanks! I had USF Morsani originally, but I removed it because their average MCAT for admitted students is pretty close to mine. I figured my best bet for MD schools would be to apply to schools where I am above the average admitted MCAT.

Are the schools you listed known to be open to nontrads?

Should I take remove any of the MD schools I have listed currently?
 
The list isn’t bad, but I personally don’t think you will be competitive at Mayo, BU, or Tufts with your GPA, but perhaps you should add U of Wisconsin since you have some state ties. U Miami and NOVA (MD) might be a good idea too!
Thank you! The only reason I have Mayo on there is because I spoke to a former student who encouraged me to apply. His opinion was that my GPA had a strong enough upward trend and I had a compelling enough story (military, nontrad, engineer) that I might get a second look by the adcoms.
 
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Yeah, as a veteran you will get a bit of forgiveness or a boost. You’re competitive for mid-tier MD schools IMO.
 
Some of the schools I listed like non trad applicants (ie Dartmouth). You do need to remove any schools on your list.
 
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