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What are my chances for MD?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by tobago, Sep 17, 2012.

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  1. tobago


    Sep 17, 2012
    I graduated as a bio major from vanderbilt with a 3.58 gpa (overall and science). Got a 30 (12P, 7V, 11B) on my MCATS. English is my second language. Got high honors on senior thesis and have extensive extracurricular s.
    My question is what are my chances for MD? (i applied to low and mid tier schools)
    Should I wait to reapply next cycle and apply to postbac programs now OR apply DO this cycle?
    Any suggestions and anecdotes will be greatly appreciated
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012
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  3. aspiringdoc09

    aspiringdoc09 7+ Year Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    I think you will be fine. If you need to reapply, which I don't see why unless there is a redflag somewhere, then try to get your VR score up. Apply DO if you are interested in it; otherwise, don't waste your time and money or the adcom's time (no harshness here). What are your extracurriculars? Good luck this cycle so you won't have to reapply!
  4. qwerty2012


    Feb 22, 2012
    Nice change in post before the person above captured your previous one.
  5. moneytree

    moneytree Banned Banned 5+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    Are you a URM? Low verbal score may be an issue for some schools. It's still not too late to apply to DO schools, you'll likely be accepted to at least one this cycle if you apply broadly.
  6. Goro

    Goro Account on Hold Account on Hold 7+ Year Member

    You should have some luck with numbers like those, even with the 7VR. I suggest waiting out this interview cycle, re-taking the MCAT if you don't get any acceptances, and also apply to DO schools next year.

  7. type12

    type12 2+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    That took me a long time to catch. What about applying this cycle? I see some people are only now submitting secondaries and fellow forum members are saying they are just fine...
  8. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting.... Lifetime Donor SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

    OP, please don't cross post the same thread in multiple forums. I have merged your two threads here.

    To answer your question, you should do everything in your power to maximize your chances of acceptance the first time around. So yes, you have a chance for MD, and yes, you should apply DO this year also.

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