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What are my chances at DO/MD (mcat 27, cgpa 3.8)

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by GameNameJames, Sep 24, 2014.

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  1. GameNameJames

    GameNameJames 2+ Year Member

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    I have great extracurriculars and my gpa is relatively good, but it seems as though the mcat is holding me back. Im not planning to retake, and do not mind which md school I get into. Because of my high gpa, my lizzy m score is not that bad, being a 64. My fear is that the 7 in verbal makes this lizzym score not a good predictor? By the way, I'm a CA resident

    MCAT breakdown (11, 7, 9)

    Where should I apply to DO and MD? I want to apply to both.

    As an aside question, does anyone know if DO's are accredited to work outside the United States like MD's are?
     
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  3. hockey.player

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    Im in Canada, and yes, DO's can practice here as fully licensed physicians .
     
  4. Goro

    Goro Probationary Status 5+ Year Member

    The 7VR will hurt, and a 27 overall is circling the drain for MD schools. Invest in MSAR Online and target schools whose median scores are closest to your own.

    You're fine for any DO program, except AZCOM. I cannot recommend LUCOM.

     
  5. GameNameJames

    GameNameJames 2+ Year Member

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    Thank you @Goro for your help. I appreciate it.

    I was hoping to hear what @LizzyM and @gyngyn think if that's possible?
     
  6. GameNameJames

    GameNameJames 2+ Year Member

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    @Goro sorry to bother you again, but I could not find anyone to specifically answer this question for me! Can DO's go abroad (for example, Europe or the Middle East) and be accredited to work just as MD's are? Thanks for your time!
     
  7. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    You have a vanishingly small chance of an interview in CA unless you are SDA or are from the inland empire. There are perhaps a few MD schools OOS that might consider you. I recommend a focus on DO schools. I infer that you are applying next cycle given the lateness of the hour.
     
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  8. Goro

    Goro Probationary Status 5+ Year Member

    Yes.


     
  9. GameNameJames

    GameNameJames 2+ Year Member

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    Yes @gyngyn I'm applying next cycle! I go to a Jesuit school, so maybe that will help with the Jesuit MD's. Looked at MSAR and thinking about applying to these schools. What do you guys think!? Also, I'm from Israel(middle east), so do I have a better chance as applying as a "white applicant" or "other".

    MD's
    1. Oakland
    2. UC Riverside
    3. UC Davis
    4. USC (dream school, just gonna apply anyway)
    5. Frank H. Netter MD School Connecticut
    6. Howard
    7. Loma Linda
    8. Marshall University, west virgina
    9. Medical University of South Carolina
    10. Meharry Medical College
    11. Michigan State University
    12. Morehouse
    13. Sanford
    14. U of A (Tuscon and Phoenix)
    15. Central Michigan University
    16. Florida State University
    17. Creighton
    18. Georgetown
    19. Loyola
    20. St. Louis University
    DO:

    Western-pomona CA, AT Still -AZ, Touro-CA, and NOVA
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2014
  10. GameNameJames

    GameNameJames 2+ Year Member

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    @Faha What do you think about this list?
     
  11. Faha

    Faha 2+ Year Member

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    Of your 21 MD schools, Oakland, Frank Netter, Loma Linda, Creighton, Loyola, St. Louis and Georgetown are realistic for a possible interview. USC, Riverside and Davis are OK as reaches. Meharry, Morehouse and Howard mainly accept students with a long proven history of strong commitment to serving minority communities. The other 8 schools are state public schools that would accept very few OOS applicants with a MCAT of 27. Other schools that you could consider would be New York Medical College, Albany, Western Michigan, Drexel, Temple and Jefferson, and Rosalind Franklin. There also may be 2 or 3 new MD schools opening in 2016 ( ? Northstate Sacramento, ? King VA ). I will defer to Goro about additional DO schools you could add but a few more would be a good idea.
     
  12. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Nix "Northstate."
     

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