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cGPA 3.2, sGPA 3.0, MCAT 509 - Plan of action advise please

Asked 2 months ago by Guest (140 points)

I graduated in May of 2018 with cGPA 3.2, sGPA 3.0 from a top 5 liberal arts college with a non-science major. I applied with GRE scores [95% in verbal, Quantitative 55%, Writing 95%] in June for post bacc. I was rejected from Loyola [both programs], and Tufts post bacc.

I took my MCAT and got 509 [127,127,127,128]. Please help me with suggestions on what to do next. I am currently shadowing doctors, volunteering in hospitals. I have applied for a data coordinator job with a professor in a medical university - this includes clinical research and some shadowing].

My current plan is:

1) Apply for post bacc to start Fall of 2019.  If so what programs would you recommend?
2) Should I apply for DO programs next June as I am doing post bacc [provided I get in to one]?
3) Should I wait until I finish my post bacc and them apply for DO and a few MD programs?

Or should I apply for a few DO programs now [is it too late]?

Please advise. Thanks in advance.

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Answered 2 months ago by Mr.Smile12 (11380 points)

Hopefully your institution has a health professions advisor or office.  It's tough to figure out what your options are just based on the information you provide.  I would say that you should look into DO programs in general but it's not clear what you know about osteopathic medicine or why that route would best suit why you want to go into medicine in the first place.

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