You can get admitted to the Georgetown SMP if you have below a 3.0, but like perrot said you need a high MCAT score to compensate.If you don't have an above 3.0 GPA, can you still get admitted to an SMP program?
Thanks guju, you're very welcome!! I am so glad that it has been helping people with these tough decisions, and learning more about the SMP....I'm just chiming in to say that I'm with DrJD. His post is right on target.
Thanks for the wonderful blog. Your blog is the best in terms of getting info on Gtown's program short of the website itself.
I'll ask him again later today, but he told me there was someone with a 23 who was in the program. Rosalind Franklin has a linkage with the Illinois Institute of Technology, where if they have above a 3.0 in undergrad they get admitted into the SMP. As for the success rate, his word not mine, he was told 75% of the kids who do the program get into medical school. I don't know if that means to RFUMS, or to any school including other allo, osteopathic, and the Caribbean. I think an acceptance rate of 75% is too high to be true... But basically the administration at RFUMS told him during orientation was that what they looked at as an indicator of success at their medical school was your performance in their program. Therefore, if you do really well there (GPA> 3.5), the give less regard to your previous GPA and MCAT score. To me this is logical, the best indicator of success in their medical school is success at their medical school.But how many make it to medical school from those people??? and how below i.e. 2.9 just below or 2.5?? There's a huge difference.
how below 30 i.e. 23 and a 2.5 for instance or 29 and a 2.9?? The two case scenarios are completely different.
It's also possible to survive terminal cancer and win the next seven Tours de France. Should you PLAN on being such an anecdote? At your peril.I have a friend in the Rosalind Franklin SMP and he says people with below a 3.0 cumulative GPA and below a 30 on the MCAT have been admitted to the program, so it possible...
I agree that the higher your numbers, the greater the likelihood of your admission, and if your numbers are below a certain point, you won't get in. My only point was that the cutoff seems a bit lower at RFUMS. I know schools like GTown won't even let you in with a sub 3.0, and that SMPs are for people who would otherwise be good candidates with GPAs >3.0, but that damaged their numbers in such a way that they cannot bring them up quickly enough to be a competitive applicant in a reasonable amount of time.It's also possible to survive terminal cancer and win the next seven Tours de France. Should you PLAN on being such an anecdote? At your peril.