traveldr92

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I just finished a biology degree, currently working in a lab. I am an URM. While I was in school, I was the primary caregiver for one of my parents.So, while I have a lot of healthcare experience, it did take away some of my time. I'm leaning towards DO and Caribbean since I know those are my best shot. I was thinking of applying to nearly all the DO schools. Thoughts???
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-Biology degree, Spanish minor
-503 MCAT
-3.3 cumulative, 3.15 science
-URM
-volunteered 120+ hrs with the underserved
-research for one year
-leadership role in campus club for two years
-extensive shadowing
 

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You are competitive for the majority of DO schools. Apply to at least 15 and you should receive several interviews. These are schools where your chances are the best:
ARCOM (new school)
ACOM
BCOM (new school)
WCU-COM
LMU-DCOM
UP-KYCOM
WVSOM
MU-COM
VCOM (all 3 schools)
NYIT-Arkansas ( new school)
RVU-Utah ( new school)
UIWSOM (new school-Texas)
 
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giguerex35

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I heard PCOM has a regional bias to those in tristate/PENN area not 100% but it's what I've heard from these forums
 

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Have you given any consideration to a masters program. It looks like if you could raise your science gpa a bit you would be significantly more competitive for DO schools. Car. schools as other people have said a nightmare. Don't do that to yourself. If you apply broadly to DO schools you might get a few interviews but i would say youre a borderline case but then again you are a URM and as much as people don't like to admit it it makes a difference so.
 

traveldr92

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Have you given any consideration to a masters program. It looks like if you could raise your science gpa a bit you would be significantly more competitive for DO schools. Car. schools as other people have said a nightmare. Don't do that to yourself. If you apply broadly to DO schools you might get a few interviews but i would say youre a borderline case but then again you are a URM and as much as people don't like to admit it it makes a difference so.

Yeah, I'm applying to masters as well. I'm interested in the Drexel Pathways to medicine program (althought I know that could be really tough to get in), I'm looking at applying to Touro's in California because there's guaranteed interview, Nova, and AZCOM's. Any thoughts or suggestions?
 

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I'm Hispanic.
I should have also probably mentioned that when applying to the Caribbean I would only apply to the big 4, the rest I know are complete diploma mills that will just take my money and run.

hispanic isnt urm.

and ALL the caribbean is diploma mills.
 

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What Hispanic community do you represent? What state are you from?
 
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