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hsperson

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good GPA, sci & non-sci major, many comm ECs, good writer,

chances?
 

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hsperson said:
OK so I'm a second year premed student. I'll probably graduate with a 3.85-ish GPA. I'm a double science & music major. I'm a peer counselor, (hoping to eventually become a head counselor). I plan to start research next semester. I'll also be starting as an EMT and volunteering at a child AIDS clinic then as well. What are my chances of getting into a top tenner/ivy say HMS. Thanks.
Ok...so you're 2nd year, but you can predict your graduating GPA - wow. You must have Pandoras box or something...my GPA changed dramatically in the last two years of undergrad (for the better). Oh, and you still have to write the MCAT...but I'm sure you can post a predicted score...

With a 3.85 GPA, you might want to start with schools in Puerto Rico...or the Caribbean...
 

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hsperson said:
OK so I'm a second year premed student. I'll probably graduate with a 3.85-ish GPA. I'm a double science & music major. I'm a peer counselor, (hoping to eventually become a head counselor). I plan to start research next semester. I'll also be starting as an EMT and volunteering at a child AIDS clinic then as well. What are my chances of getting into a top tenner/ivy say HMS. Thanks.
You have to know that you are a very competitive applicant. No one can tell you your chances, because there is no one formula to getting into med school. What will be important to you for admission is (1) maintaining your GPA, (2) getting very strong letters, (3) doing well on the MCAT, (4) having a very strong personal statement, (5) applying early and (6) interviewing well. I got into the schools that I think you're considering, and they are looking for well-rounded, personable applicants. Humility is also a good thing, in good measure. People can smell a name-***** a mile away, so you should have a good reason for applying to top schools, other than "reputation".
 
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hsperson

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ubcredfox said:
Ok...so you're 2nd year, but you can predict your graduating GPA - wow. You must have Pandoras box or something...my GPA changed dramatically in the last two years of undergrad (for the better). Oh, and you still have to write the MCAT...but I'm sure you can post a predicted score...

With a 3.85 GPA, you might want to start with schools in Puerto Rico...or the Caribbean...
OK: Assuming that I do graduate with a 3.85-ish GPA and a good MCAT score. Thanks.
 

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rugtrousers said:
You have to know that you are a very competitive applicant. No one can tell you your chances, because there is no one formula to getting into med school. What will be important to you for admission is (1) maintaining your GPA, (2) getting very strong letters, (3) doing well on the MCAT, (4) having a very strong personal statement, (5) applying early and (6) interviewing well. I got into the schools that I think you're considering, and they are looking for well-rounded, personable applicants. Humility is also a good thing, in good measure. People can smell a name-***** a mile away, so you should have a good reason for applying to top schools, other than "reputation".
Thanks for the reply.
 

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Sorry to be negative, but you listed a gpa you will "probably" graduate with along with one extra-curricular activity you are currently involved in. Then you ask what your odds are of getting into Harvard Medical School? Are you serious?

About the only advice anyone can give you is to actually do all of the things you proposed, take the mcat, then come back and ask the same question.

In order to provide any help at all, we would need to know what your gpa is right now, what science classes you have taken, and most importantly, what school you are attending. Again, sorry to be negative.
 

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hsperson said:
OK so I'm a second year premed student. I'll probably graduate with a 3.85-ish GPA. I'm a double science & music major. I'm a peer counselor, (hoping to eventually become a head counselor). I plan to start research next semester. I'll also be starting as an EMT and volunteering at a child AIDS clinic then as well. What are my chances of getting into a top tenner/ivy say HMS. Thanks.
Go to mdapplicants.com and check out the stats of people accepted by Harvard in 2005. Compare them to yourself.
 

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Well one thing's for sure, you will definitely get into a med school. As for a top school, well, just wait on your MCAT's and then assess your chances.

But I've known people with stellar, even oh-my-god stats (GPA/MCAT) with amazing research and clinical experiences who weren't even granted interviews for HMS, so you never know with this process.
 
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