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What are my Chances?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Hopefulonco21, 05.19.14.

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  1. Hopefulonco21

    Hopefulonco21

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    Hey all,

    This is my first post here so excuse my faults in posting.

    My BCPM is a 2.77 but with several retakes in it (Orgo 1 and 2 as well as calc 1). I went through a rough year my second year and statistically I have been climbing back up ever since.
    My BCPM track is as follows:

    Freshman Year: 3.3875
    Sophomore Year: 2.169
    Junior Year: 2.75
    Senior Year: 3.2115 (with 1 grad class in there)

    My cumulative gpa in all other areas is a 3.88. So as one can see I have the cGPA to get in but not the science gpa. I am taking my MCAT in July and I have been getting 30s on my practice exams from Kaplan. I am wondering if there is any chance of me getting in due to the clear drop off in my second year and then a rebound or if I should just go to a DO school?

    I have done over 200 hours of shadowing
    Interned at the American Cancer Society for over 200 hours
    Been a founding father and first president of my fraternity and have help numerous positions there after
    Worked 20 hours a week on campus and life guarded for 20 hours during the weekends in the summer
    I was a tour guide for my school
    Am part of Order of the Omega Honor Society for greeks
    Have done over 300 hours of research with 2 presentations

    Thoughts? anything would be helpful

    Thanks everyone! and please don't hold back!
     
    Last edited: 05.19.14
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  3. KYmed

    KYmed

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    For future reference, there is a forum called "What are my chances?" that this goes in. I'm sure a mod will move it there.

    Well the cum gpa takes the science classes into account as well, so it won't be 3.88. They won't look at that number, just overall and BCPM. Unfortunately, you may get screened out at most schools. If you get an excellent mcat score (well above 30), you may have a shot at in-state schools. Maybe do a post-bacc and crush it. You need to show that your academic troubles are in the past. Regardless, the science gpa is going to make things really tough for you, even for DO.
     
  4. Hopefulonco21

    Hopefulonco21

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    Ok so skip this admissions cycle?
     
  5. Shazam243

    Shazam243 2+ Year Member

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    Are you URM?
     
  6. Hopefulonco21

    Hopefulonco21

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    No I am not
     
  7. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

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    The sGPA makes you noncompetitve for MD schools. Calculate your GPA via AACOMAS grade replacement policy; it does wonders. Then think about DO programs.

     

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