That GPA won’t help you at all. Why?
Med schools tend to look at GPA as “will they discipline themselves enough to keep up with the truly overwhelming amount of information we’re going to pour into their heads?” For DO schools, that cutoff is a 3.0. Does this mean that you can’t do it? Not at all - but with that cutoff, DO schools can produce something around 100 applications for every seat in the class.
What you want to do is a dedicated program of some sort. You’ve got the MCAT, and if you convince one of the special masters programs to accept you, you will have to produce some excellent grades. I’m not going to say straight A’s, but a whole bunch of people manage to do that.
If you’ve got good recommendations, and you’ve got that year of excellent grades, and a high MCAT, you’ll get interview invitations. Do well on those interviews, and you’ll break through somewhere along the line.
Ezra Adams, 4th Year Medical Student
Source: Quora Digest