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Calling all haters

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by izzbozzed2, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. izzbozzed2

    izzbozzed2 New Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    For all you nay sayers who said it couldnt be done: I just got accepted to med school with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5. So don't give up hope just because you figured out you wanted to be a doctor at a kegger the second semester of your senior year!! Study hard for the MCATS, beg your way into a post bac program, and work your ass off!!!!
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  3. RadMD1day

    RadMD1day Cat Scan 2+ Year Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Congrats!!!!!!!! You give me soooo much Hope!!!:thumbup:
    Which school did you get accepted to?
    What did you do your post bac in?
  4. izzbozzed2

    izzbozzed2 New Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    I got into Drexel.

    Took 3 classes non-degree at Maryland.
    Did the Drexel IMS program, got strait A's. (So, a 4.0 w/ 12 A's post graduation)
    Got a 37 on the MCATS.
    Had some solid letters and a modest amount of volunteer experience.

    It was a lot of work the last two years, but if you really want to do it don't listen to anyone who says your not gonna be able to. Since day one about 75% of the advisors and so on that I've talked to have been telling me it wasn't possible, or I should go overseas, blah blah blah. Anyway, good luck.
  5. aynrand

    aynrand New Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 16, 2006
    you've sparked some hope inside of this dark hole
  6. PhotoMD

    PhotoMD Rad! 5+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    Way to go man! :thumbup:
  7. gotmeds?

    gotmeds? 5+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Thank God you didn't say you got into Stewart U. There would have been some serious bubble bursting going on.

    Congrats on getting into Drexel! It sounds like you worked your butt off and you deserve it.
  8. Mr. Belding

    Mr. Belding The Dude abides 7+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Bat country
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  9. Steiner

    Steiner 10+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    I just got into an allopathic school with a 3.01-did a Masters and 2 years of undergraduate classes trying to bring up my GPA. It started as under 2.9.
  10. Steiner

    Steiner 10+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2004
  11. Delicate Genius

    Delicate Genius Member 2+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    Congrats:D . However, i have come to conclusion that no matter how hard some people study, they will never be able to get that kind of MCAT score. Again, congrats, and good luck :luck:
  12. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    hey delicate genius... is your user name a seinfeld reference? if so, I love you.
  13. Stolenspatulas

    Stolenspatulas 2+ Year Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    whats there to hate? that is an insane turn-around. congrats.

    ..... i would be wary of giving hope to people that may not be able to do accomplish what you have... its likely rare to have such a strong mcat and post-grad scores compared to ugrad....
  14. UMP

    UMP Recovered Under-Achiever 7+ Year Member

    Aug 27, 2004
    Nice job, man! I had a 2.7 coming out of ugrad myself, did an informal post-bacc and got a 38 and got in to med school on my first try. Obviously if you struggled through undergrad because you are stupid, you won't get a huge MCAT score, but if you were just partying your ass off and slid by, anything is possible.
  15. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    By the virtue of the power and authority vested in me, I hereby declare this thread:

    SDN's OFFICIAL underdog thread
  16. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    Seriously, you've done an awesome job. You're an inspiration to thousands of other premeds with subpar/crappy GPAs who are wondering if the hurdle before them is insurmountable...and you should be very proud of yourself. :clap:

  17. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    Hmm....just like the hunter sometimes becomes the hunted; the haters have become the hated.

  18. johnc

    johnc Banned Banned

    Apr 25, 2005
    Already in medical school.

  19. eternalrage

    eternalrage Even Kal has bad days... 10+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    good job. hope otehrs in same situation take to heart how much effort you put in. not an easy road at all. well done
  20. stoppushingit

    stoppushingit stupid savant 2+ Year Member

    Sep 16, 2006
    thats fantastic. congrats!
  21. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    congrats on your success!

    -Next year's underdog
  22. fromjersey

    fromjersey 2+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    I am guessing that you are a guy.
    Last edited: May 21, 2009
  23. KaraKiz

    KaraKiz I'm Ron Burgundy? 7+ Year Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Great success!

  24. TheAmazingGOB

    TheAmazingGOB It ain't easy bein' white 5+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Congrats, that's a great turnaround. I hope others aren't given false hope because a 38 MCAT is off the charts.
  25. arsenewenger

    arsenewenger 2+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 2006

    What's ur point!!!

    Congrats! you deserved it.

    However, it's not as if you going to Harvard.If i were in your tight shoes, i will be much more humble than you are.

    Chill out, it is not the end of the world.No one knows what the future holds...The time to call on haters is after you graduate medical school, not now.
  26. Bernie3144

    Bernie3144 7+ Year Member

    Jul 22, 2006
    Finally, the unnecessary comment I was waiting for once this thread was started! :thumbup:
  27. etf

    etf Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    congrats, but realize you are the exception, rather than the rule for people in similar situations. it's not every day that someone with a 2.5 drops a 37 on the mcat. best of luck in medical school.
  28. TheAmazingGOB

    TheAmazingGOB It ain't easy bein' white 5+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Good point, if your GPA wasn't so low you would have been competitive at top ten schools with that MCAT score. Instead you get Drexel. Oh well, you are still Dr. izzbozzed2 when all is said and done.
  29. Think Big

    Think Big That's What She Said 2+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    Southeast of Disorder
    ...after you've rocked Step 1 like you rocked the MCAT...

    ...and as a result have beaten out the rest of these folks for the Harvard residencies ;)

  30. UVABranch

    UVABranch one of 6000 7+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Washington, DC
    well you asked for haters, and lo and behold here they are...don't let anyone try to belittle your huge accomplishment. Congrats!
  31. Mr. Belding

    Mr. Belding The Dude abides 7+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Bat country
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  32. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    we need more threads like this to give people like me hope..but wait, a 37 on the mcat :eek: so much for giving "me" some hope:laugh:
  33. Cirrus83

    Cirrus83 Too old for this 10+ Year Member

    May 31, 2006
    Heh, props to the OP. I sort of caught myself from slacking off so badly too, although I didn't end up doing a post-bac I had only 3.8x and 3.9x semesters the last 2 years of college (my overall was still a 3.55 even counting the physics I aced over a summer I was a pretty bad slacker the first 2 years).

    So...yeah, it is possible for a smart slacker to turn themselves around, and do well on the MCAT and start acing courses.

    And to the people commenting on how he only got into Drexel...yes, of course if he had been super hard working from the get-go (same goes for myself too), he'd probably have gotten into a better medical school. But then again if I had been harder working in high school I'd have gotten into a better college, so you can keep tracing this kind of logic back on and on. What's important is that now that he's ready to rumble, he's got the combination of work ethic and brilliant intellect.

    Which means that he's going to tear people a new one on the USMLE :D anyway, so why does it even matter whether he goes to Drexel or JHU, he's still going to do just fine in the end.

    P.S. I could almost swear that Counter-Strike and Starcraft ruined my high school career lol.

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