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Asian female premed faces obstacles

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

    10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 1999
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    Hello helper,
    I had my interest in medical school for long time. My paretn had
    discourage me of thinking about it just because i am a girl (old
    asian fashion). However, i am a junior with 1 and 1/2 year to go
    for the b.s. degree in medical technology. I know this is a long
    shot to medical school but i like to become a physician so muc
    that i have to give it a try. No one think that i can do this, so
    this is my own personal goal.
    My obstable: my grade for the first 2 yrs are not "
    impressive"(3.0)but if i finish my major in medical technology
    then my gpa will be 3.5.
    My future planning: go to work after receiving my b.s. while
    taking some more advance science class to improve my science GPA.
    My question to you is that do you honestly think that i can have
    some chance in the competition for medical school? and do you
    think there is still room for me to make improvement to give
    them(medical school) good impression of my self??
    P.S I also have work experience as a certified pharmacy
    technician. Furthermore, i go to school and work at the same time
    which was the problem for my low GPA.
    And do you think if i don't talke a full time(12-14 credit) load,
    my transcript will look bad in anyway because i want to make sure
    i am holding As in fewer course in hand instead of load of Bs and
    Cs? I appologize for having so many questions since i know that
    you have so little time for them. So just take your time to
    answer them.
    thank you very much.... you will help me alot with your sincere
    [email protected]
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  2. drhenderson

    drhenderson Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 1999
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    Thanks for your posting. It sounds like you've been thinking
    about things for a while, and that is good. You aren't out of the
    running yet, but it does sound like you really need to finish
    strong. With your GPA, you do need to do fairly well on your MCAT
    (preferably 30 but at least 26-27) and good letters of
    I recommend not working. Debt stinks but it is hard to make the
    grade when working too much.

    Good luck!

    Jim Henderson, MD of Medicalstudent.net
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