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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by badge65, Apr 24, 2000.

  1. badge65

    badge65 New Member

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    I am a 34 y/o female, registered nurse (BSN, 1994) who currently works in a cardiac care unit and am sitting for the MCAT in August. I have 3 years of med/surg, ER experience and am pursuing the DO idea I had many years ago but waited! Currently I am in a grad nurse pracitioner program and completed pharm and patho but am dragging my feet at the "fluff" classes, theory. I have a some research experince, but not published. I am short one semester of Organic Chem and Physic but have had Biochem and selected for the human body dissection team my juco. My science GPA is 3.46 and overall 3.66. I dearly love the science and find a challenge quite stimulating. As for hobbies, I am a private pilot and spend many hours on my pc. Any suggestions for studying for the MCAT or any advice would be appreciated! Do you think I may have a chance or being interviewed with my qualifications?

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  3. badge65

    badge65 New Member

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    Please note the correction of BSN in MAy 1999, not 1994!
    Thanks!

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  4. mj

    mj Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    badge65
    If you didn't know you can edit your own message and change what you wrote. If you look on the bar above the words of your post there is a little icon with a pencil. Hit that and you can change it without having to post again. Not that anyone cares if you post a million times, and if you already knew this sorry, but I was very happy when I found the edit key. It's the little things in life that bring us pleasure [​IMG]

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  5. vmac

    vmac Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hey Badge,

    Your chances are excellent. Solid science gpa, overall gpa, and a ton of medical experience. I would say, pending your mcat score, that you should get multiple interviews and acceptances. Study hard for the mcat. You might consider a prep course, such as the Princeton Review or Kaplan. I took the Princeton Review and it really helped. Good Luck.

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  6. ryanpj

    ryanpj Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    You are in great shape [​IMG] You sound like a well rounded person. Look into Princeton or Kaplan. I like both. I have my Kaplan materials for sale on this web site if you will look.
     
  7. Besyonek

    Besyonek Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Badge65,

    I think your credentials look good. The only problem I can see is that you will likely be asked why you want to study medicine if you're currently in an NP program. Some schools may be hesitant about this.

    Otherwise, I would add that, if you're planning on applying this summer, you'll be at a slight disadvantage taking the August MCAT. If, however, you'll be applying in 2001, you're fine. Either way, get your AACOMAS/AMCAS application in as early as possible.

    Good luck.

     

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