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bullseye99 said:
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MCAT - 9PS 8VR 10BS
GPA - undergrad GPA 2.9
worked a couple years after undergrad (non medical), then started taking pre reqs at a CC
A's in physics, chemistry, biology, A&P, couple B's in Organic
GPA on an upward trend 3.8 for the last ~90 hours including undergrad

EC's since going back to school
-tutoring
-basketball league
-1 yr hospital volunteering
-shadowing
-worked part time (non medical)

How does this look?

Please advice on how can I improve? I know there is not too much time left before apps will be submitted but at least I can start and mention in the app if not submitted yet, mention it in secondaries and interviews if I get them. There is still some time.

I am willing to do what it takes to help my chances. I really want to start med school in 2007. Thanks for your help.



I think you may have a chance depending on where you would like to apply. Also, I don't think you need to beautify your appl further with additional ECs. Have you spoken with any admissions rep? that would be your best bet. Your MCAT is decent plus you have an improving trend. I would give it a shot if I was you.
 
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mj1878 said:
You might have a hard time with a cumulative of only 2.9...

Some schools won't even send you a secondary without a cum. of at least 3.0...All the same, you MCAT isn't terrible, so you might get lucky.

Cum GPA is 3.2
I looked at http://www.medschoolready.com/app/medstatistics.asp
There is only one school with the MCAT average higher than mine and that is WesternUCOMP with 28. So I was thinking I maybe OK as far as the MCAT? The stats are from 2004. Are they accurate?
 

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I think you have more of a chance then everyone is leading you to believe. Just apply to many schools and hopefully you put your application in already. If you haven't, hurry up and submit it. The earlier you get it submitted the better the chance you will have. Good luck!
 

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Your stats are better than mine when I got into DO school. Just apply and see how you sit in their eyes. You never know just sitting at home wondering. Have a back up plan in the works just in case but I would be surprised if you don't get in. Be positive. I friend of mine wasn't going to apply with lower numbers than yours. She was accepted to 4 DO schools and had her pick. Put yourself out there. Be positive in the interviews.
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bullseye99 said:
Cum GPA is 3.2
I looked at http://www.medschoolready.com/app/medstatistics.asp
There is only one school with the MCAT average higher than mine and that is WesternUCOMP with 28. So I was thinking I maybe OK as far as the MCAT? The stats are from 2004. Are they accurate?

your best bet is to throw in a couple of DO applications as well as several MD applications.
 
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