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MD cGPA 3.92/sGPA 3.91/MCAT 35 (14/10/11)

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by mus1cx, Sep 24, 2014.

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  1. mus1cx

    mus1cx

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    Are my ECs good enough to offset my MCAT?

    GPA:
    I go to a top 20 school (international rankings) that's known for grade deflation
    MCAT: I scored around 13.5/10/13.5 on my practice MCATs and was really disappointed by my biology score.

    Given this and the ECs on my MDApps, do you think I have a chance for interviews at some of these top tier schools?
    - UPenn (sister goes to Wharton)
    - WashU (PI used to be a prof there)
    - Yale
    - Columbia (sister worked there for last 6 years so I have a lot of connections with the city)
    - Harvard
    - Dartmouth

    Overall, I feel like I have fairly strong ECs, personal statement, and GPA, but I'm very paranoid about the MCAT.
     
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  3. mus1cx

    mus1cx

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    Bump.. :whistle:
     
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    UCUCUC 2+ Year Member

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    There's not much to say. Good chance for interviews at those schools.
     
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  5. mus1cx

    mus1cx

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    I felt like I had a good chance when I was scoring 37's and 38's on the practice MCATs but then I got far below my expected score so I was wondering if the rest of my app was adequate to offset the 35 :confused:
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    You seriously need to add some more schools. Without knowing the rest of your application, I only count one school where your odds are fair to good.
    Are you an international applicant?
     
  7. mus1cx

    mus1cx

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    I'm Canadian so I'm mostly applying to Canadian schools. For American schools, I'm just going for the reach ones since it's not worth the extra 25k/year otherwise :p
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Got it, No problem, then.
     

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