So I actually landed an interview (my only interview allopathic/osteopathic) at LECOM-Erie, loved the school, would love to attend, but applied late and was waitlisted.
Here is my plan while waiting:
I have decided that osteopathic medical school is the right fit for me, so I will only be re-applying to osteo. med. schools…
Stats: MCAT 27L; cGPA 3.15*; bcmp GPA 3.66
- Complete primary as soon as AACOMAS opens up (mid-May) with new personal statement.
- Re-take MCAT in July (it is really the only thing I can do to improve my application at this point-*a SMP, the only thing I can do to counteract my total GPA since I have like 190 or so undergrad credits, is financially not possible).
My dilemma/where I need advice:
Should I mark on my AACOMAS application that I plan to retake the MCAT and risk the schools marking my application as incomplete until September when the MCAT scores are released or not mark it on the application and risk being rejected early for low stats?
Is September considered late to have everything in by for osteo. med. school?
Thank you in advance for your help.
Other question/observation: I know osteopathic schools are more accepting of career-changers, but I am surprised their median matriculant age is 24, same as allopathic. I have found some schools with slightly older median ages, but does anyone out there know/have experience with osteo. schools that really like older (40+ y/o) applicants.