MD What are my chances (cGPA 3.72 sGPA 3.6 MCAT: 499)

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Hi everyone!

I am from Florida and an URM. My extracurriculars/letters of recommendation are strong per my premed advisor. I was wondering if someone could please help me with my school list? I realize my MCAT is extremely low but I am not losing out hope yet.

This is my school list: (I knew there are a few reaches but I got the FAP so I'm trying to maximize any lucky I can)

Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Florida State University College of Medicine

University of Florida College of Medicine

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine

University of Central Florida College of Medicine

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Howard University College of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine

Meharry Medical College

Mercer University School of Medicine

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

West Virginia University School of Medicine

New York Medical College

Creighton University School of Medicine

University of Rochester School of Medicine

Georgetown University School of Medicine

George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Drexel University College of Medicine

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

The Commonwealth Medical College

Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine

Temple University School of Medicine

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine


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Which according to the grid I have around a 50 something % chance of getting in SOMEWHERE

Not all Hispanics are considered URMs. IF you aren't considered a URM that chart is worthless. I'm not sure if Latinos qualify as URMS for medical school admission, get an ADCOMs input on that.


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You can delete New Mexico (state school that prefers their own residents) and Dartmouth and Brown. Realistically, with your MCAT score, you should be applying to at least 12 DO schools.

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Dartmouth and Brown strongly prefer non-trads. Switch them for a school like Ohio State/Vermont/Penn State, which are all solid mid-tier picks.

Remember that Hispanic URMs include Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Dominican-Americans, and Haitian-Americans, probably with some other groups. Many South American groups and Cuban-Americans, as well as people from Spain, are not considered URM.