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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Kap793, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Kap793

    Kap793 New Member

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    I have a 3.08 science GPA, a 3.38 overall GPA, and a 28 M on the MCAT.

    Other info: I have my name on 1 publication (primary author), spent a semester as a Zen monk in Japan, graduated with honors in Philosophy and a minor in Bio, and have been a volunteer firefighter for 3 years. I am 23. There are no state DO schools where I'm from, but I do live in New England. I feel that if I land an interview anywhere, I'll be golden. So what are the odds?

    P.S. I'll probably be taking Biochem this summer, when the applications are in the mail and doing volunteer research/shadowing.

    Thanks for your responses!
     
  2. doc3341

    doc3341 Senior Member
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    I think it sounds promising. your EC's are pretty amazing. Best of luck
     
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  3. YoungFaithful

    YoungFaithful Senior Member
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    You're in like tin.

    :thumbup:
     
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  4. DNA-RL

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    I think you're a strong applicant, your mcat looks great, you have very outstanding ECs, I don't think there'll be many schools that won't accept you. But just don't be overconfident, try to do some shadowing, take your time on the personal statement but apply early, try to get some good LORs, and hopefully you'll be getting some good news in the mail some time soon. Best of luck!
     
  5. jonb12997

    jonb12997 I'm a doctor!!
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    You gotta get a DO letter... best to try for an alum from the school you're really looking at... ok I lied, you don't HAVE to get a DO letter for most schools, but it REALLY REALLY helps... good luck.
     
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    Robz La Vie Boheme
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    a side note....I had some kickin DO letters and I think this helped more than I could imagine. I thought I was going to be having some serious issues getting one but after shadowing a few I ended up with two awesome ones.
     
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    (nicedream) Fitter Happier
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    womyn CCOM-Class of 2008

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    just be persistent. don't give up. you'll get in. :thumbup:
     
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  9. Buckeye(OH)

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    Im in the same boat, as you, almost exact same stats, different EC's


    People say Im fine for DO schools, so, I assume you would be too.

    Fortunately for me, some of my bad undergrad science class grades are offset by A) retakes of the class and B) my 12 in the bio section of the MCAT.


    What was your breakdown?





    Adrian
     
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  10. Kap793

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    Adrian,
    I'd say it was getting C+'s in my first year chem & bio classes. I also garnered B's in physics.

    I retook chem 1, got an A. Have an A-/B+ in Orgo, and got an A- in my neurophys. class last semester, B+ in ecology. I do go to a pretty tough school though, Colgate. Did you mean MCAT? It was Bio 8 and 10 in the others.

    It's nice to hear that somebody else is on the same sort of track. What are your top choices early on? I really like what I've heard about UNECOM, with PCOM and KCOM close by. Realistically, though, I'd be ecstatic with just 1 acceptance...

    Don't forget to enjoy the ride though ; )
     
  11. Buckeye(OH)

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    I meant MCAT :)

    Top choice for DO is OU or PCOM, top choice for MD is U Cincinnati (doubtful).


    I am applying to a bunch of MD as well as DO schools.

    I just want to get in somewhere!



    Adrian
     
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  12. doctordes

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    You're a unique applicant and your EC's definitely stand out. As long as you don't develop schizophrenia during your med school interview, you're in there like swimwear.
    D:)
     
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    Hihi!

    I totally wouldn't sweat getting in. My friend here in my university had a 3.3 GPA, 3.1 Science GPA, and a 28 MCAT - and he got into TUCOM, COMP, and he turned down an interview at AZCOM (they wanted him to interview during finals week and he said no way). Also, he only applied to 3 DO schools. If he can do it, you definately can! Does that help any? =)
     
  14. Kap793

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    You bet it does! Thanks!
     
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    that's a package that's probably not going to get you interviews at MD schools, but if you shadow a DO and read up about their principles before your DO interviews you have a good shot at DO schools
     

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