International student who did my undergraduate degree at a US institution. I don't have the best stats but I have decent ECs and a solid MCAT so I am hoping for the best! I am also applying to DO schools.
MCAT score: 514 CP 129, CARS 128, BB 129, PS 128
Clinical volunteering - palliative care home Nonclinical volunteering - taught health class in city school, international volunteering in orphanage Research - MS program Shadowing - approx 50 hours Additional experiences - tutoring, theatre, unique sports experience
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/12/2016
Undergraduate college: State school
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Institution: Top 10 Public Health School
Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
Degree Obtained: MSc
Total MCAT SCORE: 514
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.51
Science GPA: 3.27
Summary of Application Experience
Hoping for the best! I think my low sGPA (Cs in a couple prereqs) really hurt my MD app. I also did not have publications at the time of applying. If I were to reapply for MD schools, I would strengthen my research and clinical experiences as well as look into retaking the 2 prereqs I had Cs in. But hey I got into a DO school and at the of the day I will be a doctor!
Summary of Experience:
My first II! Waitlisted :( Accepted off the waitlist!!! I definitely think my persistence played a role in getting the acceptance. After getting waitlisted I sent a letter of interest in January. Then in April I attended a DO school recruitment fair where I met a representative from the Middletown campus and spoke to him about my situation. The day after the fair I sent a letter of intent along with major research updates. I also shadowed a DO (which I did not have in my application file and this came up during my interview). I'M GONNA BE A DOCTOR!!!!!!!