coffeelover25

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Hi all, feeling unsure about whether I should apply for DO schools considering it is late in app cycle. AAMC submitted on 7/19 so still not verified as of yet. Will appreciate any feedback; please don't be too brutal...

1. cGPA = 3.3
2. MCAT = 509 (128/128/125/128)
3. State = CA
4. Mexican American female
5. undergrad = top UC
6. clinical experience = 9000 hours working as CNA at skilled nursing, detox unit and psychiatric unit
7. 1.5 years cancer research during undergrad; 1 year post-graduation doing research for diagnostic organization
8. 60 hours shadowing surgeon
9. non-clinical= 30 hours mentoring middle school children, 100 hours helping educate OC hispanic residents on health issues
10. EC: club secretary of running club 150 hours
11. dean's list 2 semesters

school list:

Albany Medical
College
Cal Norstate*
Central Michigan
Chicago Med Rosalind*
Cooper Med of Rowan Uni
Frank Netter MD School*
Quinnipiac
CT
George Washington Uni
Georgetown
Howard
Keck USC
Lomalinda Uni*
Loyola Uni Chicago
Stritch*
Meharry Med
Northwestern
Oakland Uni*
michigan
Ohio State
Rutgers
newark
Brown
Tufts
Tulane
USF Morsani
tampa, FL
University of Alabama
UC Davis
UCI
UCLA DG
UCLA CDU
UCR
UCSD
UCSF
uni of Iowa
carver
cleveland clinic lerner
college of medicine
U of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill
U of South Carolina SOM
columbia
U of South Carolina SOM
greenville
U of Washington SOM
seattle
Virginia Commonwealth
university
Wayne State (Mich)
wake forest
north carolina
eastern virgina
SUNY brooklyn
hofstra
NY
rush medical college
illinois
uni of Arizona
phoenix


Some are unbelievably high reaches e.g. usc, ucsf, penn state, northwestern but I did receive recruitment emails after those schools had seen my mcat and others are in state schools...
 
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coffeelover25

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Also, gpa is low because I had to work part time, at times closer to full time during undergrad. I want to address this to schools in secondary but not sure how to without sounding whiny...
 

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Also, gpa is low because I had to work part time, at times closer to full time during undergrad. I want to address this to schools in secondary but not sure how to without sounding whiny...
As long as the facts are apparent, there is no need to "whine."
 
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Holy guacamole! Maybe it would be better just to provide us with a list of schools you AREN'T applying to