firebird69guy

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I'm wondering if anyone has had problems getting into medical school coming from a junior college.

Quick bio:
I went to a JC for 3 years before transferring to UC Davis (as a junior). My grades were good (3.7 GPA) but I just had to take a lot of prereqs because I came from a private Christian high school that didn't give much opportunity to excel in bio, physics, chem and math. So I basically started at the bottom at a JC... After transferring to UC Davis, I majored in Neurobiology Physiology and Behavior with a 3.67 overall GPA after graduating with lots of research, some clinical experience and 1 publication (second author). My BCMP GPA is approximately 3.6. After a 26R on the April 2004 MCAT (10P 9B 7V), I am retaking April 2005.

So with my 5 year plan, taking about 12-16 units per semester/quarter, am I at a disadvantage? I know some people that have in 5 years have graduated with a double major... They've done 2 majors in the time it took me to do 1.

Any feedback will be appreciated.
 

DrYo12

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The only disadvantage you might have is your MCAT score. Its pretty common for people to take 5 years even if they didn't transfer. I have known plenty of people who went to CC first, transferred to Davis and got into medical school. I went to Davis for undergrad, so this is not just "i heard someone said one time" hearsay.

I am a little confused because you sound first as if you had already graduated and then toward the end you sound as if you are still a student. :confused:
 
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Yes I graduated June 2004. Now working at Genentech in Vacaville CA (Biotech company) and studying for April's MCAT.

Thanks for the feedback!
 

PineappleGirl

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DrYo12 said:
Its pretty common for people to take 5 years even if they didn't transfer.
This is very true. Many people take 4 years and a semester or 5 years to finish college, especially those who've had to take time off to work.

I would just focus on rockin' the MCAT.

Vacaville! I love that name. :D

Good luck to you! :luck: