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Hello, I applied before and got no interviews. I did apply late in the cycle so I intend on applying much earlier.

Stats:
Major: Biology specialization in neuroscience
cgpa: 3.2 . Sgpa: 3.2
Post-bacc 3.2
Mcat: 511 (125//128//130//128)
New York
Currently taking undergraduate science classes as pre-reqs for PA schools, so far I've received A's in two 4-credit courses. I don't know how to incorporate them into my current ugpa

clinical experience: 1000+ hours as medical assistant & director of operations in medical practice
research experience: 2 years in undergraduate Ecology and evolution lab (2 posters)
shadowing: ~100 family practice DO
clinical volunteering: ~50 hours hospice care
Non-clinical volunteering: ~100 hours crisis counselor
Other: 1000+ hours as public health educator and disease testing specialist

I am only looking at DO schools.... I know my chances aren't great but I think it's worth a shot to reapply before my MCAT scores expire. I also didn't applied broadly the first time.
 
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JackieShields

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Hello, I applied before and got no interviews. I did apply late in the cycle so I intend on applying much earlier.

Stats:
Major: Biology specialization in neuroscience
cgpa: 3.2 . Sgpa: 3.2
Post-bacc 3.2
Mcat: 511 (125//128//130//128)
New York
Currently taking undergraduate science classes as pre-reqs for PA schools, so far I've received A's in two 4-credit courses. I don't know how to incorporate them into my current ugpa

clinical experience: 1000+ hours as medical assistant & director of operations in medical practice
research experience: 2 years in undergraduate Ecology and evolution lab (2 posters)
shadowing: ~100 family practice DO
clinical volunteering: ~50 hours hospice care
Non-clinical volunteering: ~100 hours crisis counselor
Other: 1000+ hours as public health educator and disease testing specialist

I am only looking at DO schools.... I know my chances aren't great but I think it's worth a shot to reapply before my MCAT scores expire. I also didn't applied broadly the first time.

If you're looking only at DO schools @Goro would probably be your best bet for a list - I had done the same and found success on my reapplication using a list made by him and contributed to by others. Though, while your GPA is on the lower side you have a decent MCAT, actually, a really good MCAT that first section just brought it down at first glance and I think maybe certain MD schools would still be a reach but maybe worth it? What state are you in?

When did you last apply, how late do you mean when you say you applied late, and what's changed since then on your app? Maybe that may give more info on why you didn't find success then.
 
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Hello, I applied before and got no interviews. I did apply late in the cycle so I intend on applying much earlier.

Stats:
Major: Biology specialization in neuroscience
cgpa: 3.2 . Sgpa: 3.2
Post-bacc 3.2
Mcat: 511 (125//128//130//128)
New York
Currently taking undergraduate science classes as pre-reqs for PA schools, so far I've received A's in two 4-credit courses. I don't know how to incorporate them into my current ugpa

clinical experience: 1000+ hours as medical assistant & director of operations in medical practice
research experience: 2 years in undergraduate Ecology and evolution lab (2 posters)
shadowing: ~100 family practice DO
clinical volunteering: ~50 hours hospice care
Non-clinical volunteering: ~100 hours crisis counselor
Other: 1000+ hours as public health educator and disease testing specialist

I am only looking at DO schools.... I know my chances aren't great but I think it's worth a shot to reapply before my MCAT scores expire. I also didn't applied broadly the first time.
I suggest:
Any DO program. I can't recommend Nova, Wm Carey, BCOM, ICOM and LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. LMU has an accreditation warning, which concerns me. CUHS is too new and appears to be too limited in rotations sites. UIW refuses to post their Boards scores, which is fishy.

EDIT: I have to worn you that in our experience, students who have performed at your level in post-bac have struggled badly in med school.
 
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