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I'm a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and Spanish (I'm already fluent in Spanish). I'm studying abroad in Spain for a semester my junior year spring semester. I currently have two jobs both through the university, the first is in a university lab doing research along-side a couple graduate students and a professor, the second is as a tutor for general chemistry and Calc I. I'm in the process of starting to work at a hospital to get in clinical hours. My cumulative GPA right now is 3.1 which is very low (I messed around a little too much my freshman year) but I have a 4.0 this semester and fully expect to finish with a 4.0 and graduate with at least a 3.6. What GPA/MCAT should I shoot for to keep my chances good to get into med school, below is my list of schools I'd like to go to

University of Iowa (Carver) [In-State]
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Rush Medical College
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine

Suggestions for my list of med schools (schools to add/remove) would also be helpful
 

alpinism

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GPA: 4.0 the rest of undergrad.
MCAT: As high as possible with your GPA. To be competitive at Iowa you'd want a 30+ score unless you have some excellent ECs.

Don't waste time applying to SIU since they heavily favor applicants from southern Illinois. The same goes for Kansas.
 
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Any other good schools in the midwest you would recommend me applying to?
 

alpinism

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Depends on your MCAT.

If you can get a 30+ then Loyola, RFU, SLU, MCW, Creighton, Oakland, Toledo, Cincinnati.