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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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