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MD & DO What are my chances?!?!

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by brhodes25, Jan 11, 2019.

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MD or DO based on my info?

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  1. brhodes25

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    Any help would be awesome!
    Texas Resident looking at all Texas schools. Preferably MD
    -Undergrad GPA: 3.85
    -Undergrad GPAs: 3.85
    -Masters (MBA) GPA: 4.0
    -President of Sigma Pi Sigma (Pre-professional society)
    -Vice President of Alpha Chi National Honor Society
    -Two poster presentations at Texas Academy of Science and Departmental Research Award from my undergrad
    -Over 4,000 hours of work as a laboratory tech and then a grossing assistant.
    -Other things that are relevant, but probably won't play a huge part in getting accepted or not

    I am taking the MCAT in April and hoping for a minimum of 505, but striving for something above 510.
    Let me know what y'all think!
     
  2. jarednogeek

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    Very weak EC’s. Need clinical and underserved volunteering.
     
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    brhodes25

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    Well I honestly figured since GPA and MCAT were really the most determining factors, I didn’t mention my EC’s. I also was volunteered as part of a service fraternity and organized multiple meals for people in poverty in the city where I went to undergrad.

    I should have been more direct. Based on my GPA, MCAT, and experience what are my chances. I would say I have pretty competitive EC’s as well, but I didn’t feel like typing my whole application on this forum lol.


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  4. Faha

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    Do you have any physician shadowing or clinical volunteering with patient contact hours ?
     
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    My current job for the past two years has had a lot of direct interaction with patients and multiple specialties of physicians through frozen sections, punch biopsies, fine needle aspirations, core needle biopsies, etc.


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    I mean you GPA is more than good enough for MD or DO, MCAT is irrelevant in this discussion because you don't have it. Research experience sounds good, butttttttt and a big but... where is your volunteering and clinical experience/exposure. Having volunteer experience in both a health related and unrelated field is pretty important. If I had to put a number on it I would say 100 hours unrelated 100 related, but at a minimum 50 each. You should also aim at shadowing doctors for about 80 hours a minimum of 40 hours. This can also help getting a letter of rec from an MD or DO which is pretty important, and lastly I would look into getting a scribing or patient care assistant job to get some clinical exposure. I think anything above 300 hours looks really good. Obviously everything I have mentioned is based on my own opinion, but there is basically a consensus among pre-meds that volunteer work, shadowing, and clinical exposure is a must, the amount of time in each is what is up for discussion.
     
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    You should be competitive for your Texas schools as long as your MCAT is at least 507.
     
  8. jarednogeek

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    They may be, but your EC’s can keep you out of medical school just as much as a bad MCAT can. Many students with 4.0 520+ don’t get in every year
     

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