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Average GPA for MSTP vs. Med

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by daisyjo, May 18, 2002.

  1. daisyjo

    daisyjo New Member

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    Hi! I'm applying to MSTP programs this year, but just a little worried about my not-so-high GPA... my GPA isn't as high as many of the average GPAs for an admitted class for first year med students, but I was wondering if the average GPA for pure med students are, in general, higher than the average GPA for entering MSTP students?

    Thanks for your help!

    -daisyjo
     
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  3. Rumit

    Rumit Senior Member
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    In general, the average GPAs and MCATs for MD/PhD's are higher. However, I think that excellent letters of rec and a strong research background can make up for some of that in the case of MD/PhD. These factors are far more important to MD/PhD adcoms than they are to MD adcoms.

    Good luck,

    Adam
     
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    i'd say there is no real difference in GPA between the two groups.

    As far as MCAT, thats a different story. The avg MSTP MCAT is around a 36, while the med school avg is around 30-31.
     
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    The MCAT difference is higher, but both are really more of self-selection. I think you can be successful with much lower scores than average in either.
     
  6. daisyjo

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    Thanks for all the help, it's hard not to get caught up in all the statistics! It's also really difficult to get a hold of information on M.D./Ph.d. programs, so this website is a great resource. Thanks again.
    -daisyjo
     

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