Sep 1, 2014
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Hello,

I'm fairly new to this website but I help compiling a school list after retaking my mcat

Gpa: 3.42
Mcat: attempt #1: 499 (126, 123, 126, 124)
I was really disappointed in my score because I was doing much better on the practice exams but I just froze up during the exam due to test anxiety.
Attempt #2: 513 (129, 126, 130, 128)

EC: 150 hours at rehabilition/hospital. facilitiy
20 hours of shadowing a MD
3 years of research (got a LOR under the professor (MD/Phd) I was working under for 2 out of the 3 years
100 hours at a community zoo
20 hours volunteer at school

I have a chance to get a letter from the main professor who ran the lab but considering that I mostly worked under the professor who I mentioned, is it even worth to get another letter from the same research facility?

Also I'm late in the process of applying. I just got my score backs on Tuesday and will submit my primaries by the end of this week.

I don't mind going to DO schools but I don't want it to stop me from getting into a potential residency that I like. Do you think DO chances are limited at competitive residency, especially considering the allopathic and osteopathic merger happening by 2020?

What schools will I be competitive for?

Thank you guys