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What are my chances? (Will apply as non-trad)

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by cbounds, 09.27.14.

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  1. cbounds

    cbounds 2+ Year Member

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    Location:
    Kansas
    Status:
    Other Health Professions Student
    cGPA: 3.6
    sGPA: 3.42

    (I do not believe my Paramedic coursework counts toward sGPA. If they do, I will recalculate)

    MCAT: 28

    Graduated 2010 with B.S. - Biology
    - Biology club officer
    - Dean's List final semester
    - Two Cs in Gen. Chem 1 & 2
    - EMT coursework

    Attempted accelerated graduate school but was dismissed with 3 weeks left due to a 2.9 GPA (All Bs, 1 C).

    EMT: 2010-2013 for a 911 service running 8,000 calls annually

    Paramedic: Currently work for busiest 911 service in the state
    - Class President during school
    - Received "Excellence in EMS Award" upon graduating
    - Dean's List all semesters
    - 4.0 GPA
    - Have been offered part time position teaching in next paramedic class

    Am currently waiting for my wife to finish school/residency (4th year allopathic student) before applying.

    Volunteer experience: worship team at church (do not have exact hours)

    Significant volunteer experience is many years behind me.


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  3. Faha

    Faha 2+ Year Member

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    Where is your state of residency ?
     
  4. cbounds

    cbounds 2+ Year Member

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  5. Faha

    Faha 2+ Year Member

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    Your best chance is University of Kansas, where they accept at least 40% of all IS applicants who apply. Otherwise concentrate on OOS private schools as most public state schools accept very few OOS applicants with a MCAT of 28. Schools where you would have a chance for an interview with your stats would be Creighton, St. Louis, Loyola, Rosalind Franklin, Oakland Beaumont, Western Michigan, Drexel, Jefferson, Temple, Commonwealth (PA), New York Medical College, Albany, Quinnipiac. Other than Kansas, it will be unpredictable where you will receive an interview. Your wife will know where she will be doing her residency in March when the Match results are known. She may need to order her choices depending on where you have a chance for an acceptance. You should also consider applying to DO as you would be competitive for almost all DO schools. Knowing that you could be accepted at most DO schools would give your wife more flexibility as to where she would like to do her residency since she could rank residencies higher in areas with DO schools.
     
  6. cbounds

    cbounds 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the advice! Anyone else wish to weigh in?


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