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Low GPA, High MCAT

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Cameron, 11.08.99.

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  1. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Can a good MCAT score compensate for a lower GPA? My August MCAT scores were: V11, P12, B13, WS:R
    My science GPA is only 3.25 (ouch). However, my science GPA for the last year or so is above 3.5. I only have a couple semesters left and likely won't be able to boost that science GPA up a whole lot more.
    My hope is that my MCAT scores will at least get me some interviews despite my poor GPA. Any thoughts?

    - Cameron

    ps - I'll be applying next summer.
     
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    tonem Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Your GPA isn't that bad. You're MCAT scores are very good. You should be fine. How's that for brevity?
     
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    jawurheemd xx ToXiC xx 10+ Year Member

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    Cameron,
    You and I are alike -- our MCAT scores are almost the same -- I got a V11 P13 B12 WSR -- our GPA's are about the same -- science 3.25. The only difference is that I'm already in my third year of medical school. I believe that you're MCAT scores will definitely balance out your GPA as it did mine. However, there are other aspects to an application -- you can start focusing on gathering good letters of rec. your personal statemetn, and your extracurricular activities (i.e. research, vounteering, clinical duties, etc.) If these parts of your application are strong, then you should be a strong candidate for medical school. Hope this helps.

    -James
     

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