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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by BA, Jul 14, 1999.

  1. BA

    BA

    Here's the bullet. 3.5 overall GPA, 3.65 science gpa. MCAT= 8V 7P 8B. 3 years experience with EMS, finishing up Paramedic cert. 1600 hours Vol experience, as well as teaching experience at a medical prep academy. I am highly interested in osteopathic medicine, little worried about the MCAT scores. Any advice?
     
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  3. Henry

    Henry Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Honestly, You MCAT is not bad but to become a stronger candidates, you need at least 25 to 26. My adivce is, retake MCAT and do better. Good luck.

     
  4. Hskermdic

    Hskermdic Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I found that my EMS experience seemed to be looked upon highly during the application process and was very important during the interviews. It may help you a lot in your application process.
     
  5. njdevil

    njdevil 10+ Year Member

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    I would definitely take the MCAT again. You could still apply. That seven is going to hurt you...you are a long shot. 8's and 9's...at least one nine...a second and third solidify the app.
     
  6. 3more2go

    3more2go Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    You WILL be accepted even with those scores. Apply as SOON as possible to as many schools as possible
     
  7. Henry

    Henry Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hi 3more2go,

    "Will be accepted" is a strong comment. Even people with good gpa and strong MCAT may get rejection from med school.

    This is only my opinion. No offense.
     
  8. edgar

    edgar Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I remember when I was applying to UMDNJ-SOM for this year's entering class, they wrote on their application that people scoring under the national mean on the MCAT (8s all across)are at a competitive disadvantage. This is from the mouth of the admissions committee at this particular school.

    EDGAR
     
  9. BA

    BA

    Thanks to all who responded, I appreciate the advice.
     

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