Canadian Applicant... what are my chances?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by deathvvv, May 25, 2008.

  1. deathvvv

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    GPA: 3.54

    MCAT: 28 R (10 P 8V 10 B), will retake in july

    ECs: 2 years of volunteering at hospital, 1 years of research exp, peer tutoring for half year, volunteer at student union for half year, organized and ran bridge tournament for community bridge club for a year

    Do I have a reasonable chance at MD schools? Should I apply for schools now or wait until my scores arrive?
     
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    i am a canadian as well.

    from what i have read... your mcat is a bit low but there is a good forum pointing out that it is still possible to get in with 27-29 mcats

    if you write a solid mcat in july i think you will have a decent shot at mid level schools but a lot is riding on that mcat and it will make you complete semi late. i feel you have a better shot in the US than canada as your mcat score and GPA are not competitive enough for med school there unless you are from sask, man, NS.

    work on the mcat, have good LORs and write a solid PS and you will be competitive but you will definitely need an edge to balance out the low mcat and semi low GPA ... BUT you should not give up

    also how well do you think you will do... 30+ then submit primary and your application is processed when the scores arrive
     
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    Hey thanks for the advice:)

    Do you think I should submit now... or wait until august when my scores come out.
     
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    well i myself am not that familiar with the system but from what i gather you should complete everything but do not send your scores until you write... you wont be processed until the scores are received the question we should find out is if you can prevent schools form seein your past score... late august isnt too bad but still a bit late you have no choice though.

    plan: get the PS, LOR and the like in check
    submit and wait for score... are you confident in your new score?

    what schools are you interested in?
     
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    hey I really appreciate your answers and hope someone answers your question too..

    But I think I should definitely improve in the sciences (the verbal is a little shaky because i think it really depends on your condition on the day of). Im hoping for 31+ and P+ on this retake.

    As for my schools, Im gona stick with the low end ones and maybe 1 or 2 mid tear 1 and 1 dream school.

    the ones that im interested right now are

    Rosalind Finch, NYMC. East Virginia, Vermount, SYNU. Albany, Wayne State, Michigan State, Penn State, George Washington, Georgetown and maybe U of Chicago.
     
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    the state unis i think michigan and penn are hard on canadians since they receive state funding they dont like sharing... look it up i will find u the site that tells u about canadians
     
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    wow thanks lol
    hmmm... it seems less than 20 Canadians/ year get in annually in all of US schools :scared:
     
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    As a Canadian, your MCAT and GPA are a tad low for US allopathic schools.

    You could consider DO schools where your stats are more competitive.
     

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