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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by mac04, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. mac04

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    MCAT score breakdown
    BS- 11
    VR- 10
    PS- 10

    Weird because PS was my strongest and BS weakest on practice exams. I think I could have studied more, but I am nervous that I will go down in percentile with the new MCAT


    Upward trend in GPA

    For sGPA:
    2.58 during freshman year --> 3.78 for my senior year

    cGPA:
    3.11 during freshman year --> 3.82 senior year

    I'm thinking about taking a couple of science classes this Fall to boost my GPA though that will be too late for this cycle

    Working full time- 1000 hours so far
    Worked part-time during college (15-20 hours per week)- 3000 hours during undergrad
    Still volunteering at a hospital- 250 hours
    Global health club- 100 hours
    Research- 400 hours (hopefully I will be an author on a paper being written!)
    Volunteer tutor
    Another part-time office job (on and off during college, started there in high school though) - 1500 hours

    Thanks, everyone!
     
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  3. Faha

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    Where did you apply and where is your state of residence ?
     
  4. mac04

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    UMass, Quinnipiac, UConn, University of Miami Miller, GWU, Georgetown, NYMC, Einstein, BU, Tufts, Drexel, Dartmouth, Hofstra, and Brown so far. I'm a Mass resident and I would absolutely love to go to UMass but I don't think my GPA is good enough.


    I need to do more research on DO schools, but I really like UNE and TouroCOM. Do you have any other suggestions? I don't have any DO shadowing or a letter from a DO, so I'm not sure if this would kill my application.
     
  5. KinesiologyNerd

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    Personally, I feel like your MD list is really heavy on reaches. I'm worried the low cumulatives will get you screened. Apply everywhere for DO. You'll be a shoe-in. I personally really liked DMU, OUHCOM, and Nova.
     
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    I tried to pick ones where my GPA would be above 10th percentile, but for most it is barely above. I'm going to look for more schools on MSAR with lower GPA ranges.

    I will look into those today. Thanks for your suggestions!
     
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    UMass will be difficult to get into with your GPA. Add more OOS schools such as:
    Albany
    Temple
    Jefferson
    Oakland Beaumont
    Western Michigan
    Loyola
    Rosalind Franklin
    St. Louis
    Creighton
    Also apply to at least 10 DO schools and you should receive several DO interviews.
     
  8. Yazo

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    I see a lot of posts about UMass being difficult to be admitted to, what's the average GPA? Also, isn't it only for MA residents?
     
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    UMass is very competitive. The average GPA is 3.73... I think 10th percentile is 3.5 :(

    Since it my state school and I would love to stay in MA, I applied
     
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    I suggest:

    Miami
    St. Louis
    Albany
    Rochester
    Rush
    Rosy Franklin
    NYMC
    VCU
    EVMS
    Wake Forest
    Jefferson
    Temple
    Drexel
    Creighton
    George Washington
    Tulane
    Loyola
    Creighton
    Any new MD school, except Hofstra and Central MI, FIU, FAU and UCF. I can't recommend CNU.


    Any DO program.
    Your state school.


     
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    Thank you, @Goro! Adding your suggestions now. :D
     

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