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Your MCAT score is lethal for MD schools. OK for DO, except AZCOM, CCOM and the coastal Touros. You may have some luck with your state MD school.


Hi guys,
I am applying this cycle with a less than stellar mcat (502) but I have a solid GPA(3.63 sGPA and 3.73 cGPA) and good EC's along with being a Div I athlete. Applying to MD school this cycle with hopes of getting in but I am well aware that I may need to retake the MCAT. Any thoughts on my chances or any body else in the same boat? Thanks!
 

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Hi guys,
I am applying this cycle with a less than stellar mcat (502) but I have a solid GPA(3.63 sGPA and 3.73 cGPA) and good EC's along with being a Div I athlete. Applying to MD school this cycle with hopes of getting in but I am well aware that I may need to retake the MCAT. Any thoughts on my chances or any body else in the same boat? Thanks!
Odds are low for MD. But you might as well apply to your state MD school anyway.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. Ya my MCAT score will be the death of my application but I was hoping that because I have had a unique undergraduate experience as an athlete it will help. I have heard that NYMC accepts lower MCAT scores so I have applied there along with my state schools.
 

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I was a division 1 athlete, as well, and just graduated with GPAs just around yours and have an MCAT of 501, but I am not even applying just to apply, I'm retaking in September and applying next summer. I would suggest retaking and applying next summer. Don't waste all that time and money and then become a reapplicant the next year. Retake the exam, kill it, and send out a great application the first time around.
 

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I second @cke11, I can't recommend applying right now unless you're from a state with a low MCAT average. I was also a division I athlete and there are tons of DI athletes out there with better numbers than you. I'm sorry :( but I'd hate to see you waste your time and money on an application that might not get you anywhere. Retake the MCAT and absolutely crush it, then apply. Good luck!
 

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Yeah being an D1 athlete is not as rare as you think. I would say there are atleast 10 of us in my incoming class (and we all have good numbers)!
 
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Ok thank you guys for your replies! I will be continuing with the application process to MD schools and will let this thread know if I get in anywhere as a reference for any future Pre-Med athletes!


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Yeah being an D1 athlete is not as rare as you think. I would say there are atleast 10 of us in my incoming class (and we all have good numbers)!
Hey I was just looking through the forums on here and I just noticed that you said you were a D1 athlete and got into medical school. I'll be a freshman this fall doing D1 Track. Do you think being a D1 athlete helped you at all in applying or at least getting interviews?
 
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