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Affirmitive Action

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Omni23, Mar 15, 1999.

  1. Omni23

    Omni23 New Member

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    I am planning to attend medical school in the next year. Someone gave me advice to find out which states still have affirmitive action policies. My MCAT scores are in the the 8,'s and 9's and my grades are not so good ? Is this good advice and does anyone know what states have affirmitive action ?
    P.S. I have searched and searched the web and I have come up with nothing.
     
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  3. Henry

    Henry Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Do you really need affirmative action to get into medical school? Just need to keep in mind, there are many minorities don't need the law to get into medical school and the medical school will definite consider those applicants first.

    May be you want to retake the MCAT and strengthen your profile.

    Finally, can you face the challenge when someone ask you did you use the affirmative action to get into medical school.


     
  4. Ghetto2MD

    Ghetto2MD Banned

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    I am interested in affirmitive action to. I'm trying to get into a top 10 school at least and I think I got what it takes to be a good doctor. Nybody know the minimums required to get in terms of how good your grades are and your test scores? I hear the MCAT was realy tough to. How far ahead should I start preparing to study?
     
  5. 411309

    411309 zzzz

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    another stupid troll reviving threads
     
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  6. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    Oh god... You're "interested in affirmative action too"? It sounds like you're applying for it.

    There are tons of threads to answer your question. Minority status will help, but it won't absolve you from having incredibly low stats/no ECs. Just apply like everyone else, and if URM helps, then let it be a pleasant surprise and not something you bank on to get you into medschool.

    As for the mcat, you'll get great advice in the mcat section on sdn. You obviously want to start studying early for it, but not so early that you have no idea what you're studying.
     
  7. 411309

    411309 zzzz

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    hopefully the OP has gotten an answer by now : o
     
  8. Ravizzle

    Ravizzle 7+ Year Member

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    Bumping 10+ year old threads on the same topics...

    There is some urm considerations, but one must still be competitive academically. No one is going to hand you an acceptance, work as hard as you can and people will take the hardships you encounter into consideration.

    Sent from my Galaxy S2 via tapatalk
     
  9. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    These days, it seems everyone feels they've "overcome the odds". It's ridiculous. Trying to bounce back from having a low GPA due to partying too much isn't overcoming squat. It pains me to hear these Jersey Shore-ish morons (my term for people who act like preppy losers) say "you know, I've been an underdog all my life. I'm a fighter!" Yeah, right.

    Of course, there are those who have overcome a lot and are true underdogs in life who made it big. Major props to them.

    Sorry, venting. Hahah.
     
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  10. JAMALI

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    I'm black teepee american-indian, sport management major, 2.0/10, bp 120/80, bench press 450, penis size tbd, excellent health, do i have to use urm status for medical school? Serious replies only. Thanks.
     
  11. AlabamaPop

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    In response to an above post by Toytles, I did party too much and it affected my grades. I did bounce back and earned great grades that at least put me at or above a 3.0. I am also a URM.

    Honestly, I can't say I overcome the odds because I haven't applied yet, but just since I did overcome a few obstacles, it made me appreciate my goals more and gave me the right state of mind and maturity, but I still won't act like I was born a victim because I wasn't. I treat myself like a normal applicant as much as the next person.

    I was not born "disadvantaged," because I put MYSELF at the disadvantage for acting dumb, so it pisses me off that people need to rely on URM to cover up their weak prospects. It's annoying.

    I'm gonna aim for that 30 like everyone else is expected to get. I'll take it twice if need be.

    Definitely check it off on the application that you are URM, but do NOT use that as a way to victimize yourself into medical school.
     
  12. Temperature101

    Temperature101 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    I think the moderators should start closing these stupid threads...
     
  13. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

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    In retrospect, I think I came across too aggressive. I guess I was POed the power went off (heavy rain) and I was typing on my phone while bathing in heat for two hours. :laugh:

    My post was generalizing the way a lot of people act, not just the premed community. I think we all know at least one person in our lives that overly dramatizes their hardships. We're lucky we have the chance to go to school... forget medschool. But that's a different topic all together.

    Anyway, the point I was making was pretty much what Onco said... sure you may be URM, but don't act like just because your URM you're automatically an underdog in life. And that, my friends, it Toytle's life lesson for the day. :rolleyes:
     
  14. 411309

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    I was born white and for med school the underdogs are the white people, not urms apparently, lol. I need to pull a reverse michael jackson.
     
  15. Chemistry Cat 3.0

    Chemistry Cat 3.0 Cylon Model 21 Rocket Scientist PhD Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

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    Guuuuuuurrrrrrl Puuuuuuh-lease
     
  16. Tummytroubles

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    I don't think being economically disadvantaged as a child is that terrible in terms of med school acceptance. I was ED but had really good grades and decent tests scores in high school. Was I disappointed I couldn't go to a top 15 school because I was nervous about having to drop out due to my family's unpredictable financial situation so I picked a local top 100 school that gave me $$$$ and allowed me to live at home. I had a pretty good GPA ( big Fish, little pond) for most of it until my predictions came true and my family's financial situation hit the fan. Point is, med schools have it backwards. When you're a kid, education is free. Being ED screws you over in college where money and education collide.
     
  17. dentalextractio

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    Hi, my friend is

    20.3% Estonian,
    58.2% Peruvian Inca,
    6.0% Marxist-Leninist,
    15.5% Vegetarian

    She's very pretty. What are her chances for DO school?
     
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    Guuuuuuurrrrrrl Puuuuuuh-lease
     
  19. 235788

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    The Slab

    inca = URM; 147.33% of matriculation.
     
  20. surfactant

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    arent you white????????
     
  21. 3rdan

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    "JAMAL": Ask your Asian parents to teach you some manners and maybe you can date a girl.
     
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    Night Hawk 5+ Year Member

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    You mad? I hear the truth makes people mad?
     
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    Night Hawk 5+ Year Member

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    Lol, you can reasign the IP address you're router gives you all you want but the modem's IP is what gets logged :laugh:
     
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    Night Hawk 5+ Year Member

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    Trolls don't bother me, I think it's funny and I suggest you proof read your submissions before you claim I type nonsense...
     
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    When it comes to wireless networking, I'm somewhat of a self-taught expert ;)
     
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    inbeforelocked!
     

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