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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by johnlin, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. johnlin

    johnlin Junior Member
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    Hi, everyone...

    Does anyone know any medical school cut applicants

    off with GPA without even reading the PS and LOR ?


    For example,
    Wisconsin (in state) 2.80
    UCSF 3.20
     
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  3. Well I do know medical schools that screen their applications--meaning they use an arbitrary cutoff that sends out secondaries for students that have a certain combination of GPA and MCAT scores.

    They plug this data in a computer, and it spits out a formula that tells the school whether to send out a secondary or not. If your GPA/MCAT number is below this cutoff value, then you will not be granted a secondary, regardless of how good your Personal Statement is.

    I don't know about all schools, but I do know that UCLA, UCSF, Stanford, UCLA, and UC San Diego all screen, and I would bet that most top 20-30 med schools also screen.

    Sorry for the bad news.
     
  4. Medical123

    Medical123 Senior Member
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    Miami screens on GPA. I think it is like 3.2 for instate applicants and 3.6 for out of state.
     
  5. STi555

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    When schools screen for secondaries it is usually just GPA and MCAT, but not all schools just use do. UCSF screens on your entire application.
     
  6. Exene

    Exene Senior Member
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    Yep, and Stanford factors undergrad institution into the equation.
     
  7. oldman

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    my school does the following
    1. create a composite score of gpa and mcat.
    2. if the score is above a certain range, automatic secondary and interview
    3. if the score is below a certain range, but not too low, automatic secondary.
     

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