Have you had any invites to interview yet?
Well I guess that could be a good news. I say "could" because the number of applicants may be down, but that doesn't mean that the strength of the pool is any less than the previous years. I'll keep my fingers crossedOriginally posted by nitemagi
On the upside, I did hear that the number of applicants is down again for the fifth straight year.
Those are pretty solid stats. I'm surprised you didn't get in last year. How's your EC, research, etc? Did your grades have an upward trend?Originally posted by shamthis
CUM GPA: 3.5
BCPM GPA: 3.5
MCAT: 30R (9,11,10,R)
Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences
Schools range alphabetically and competitively from Albany to Yale.
I am sorry, I don't feel comfortable telling you more.
Ouch.Originally posted by FlySi80
Those are pretty solid stats. I'm surprised you didn't get in last year.
Well this only confirms my belief that medical school acceptance is arbitrary(I'm exaggerating of course). I mean, how can anybody tell from a half-hour or one-hour meeting that you're gonna be a good or lousy doctor? Depending on who you get as the interviewer, he/she might think you'll be an exceptional candidate for medicine or exceptionally unqualified to be a doctor. The only thing we can do is try the best that we can, hope for the best, and whatever happens happens.Originally posted by shamthis
No, seriously. I was a 4 year varsity athlete, did research since I was a sophomore, without publiucation. 2 solid years of paid and volunteer clinical experience. GPA was 3.7 freshman, 3.1 soph, 3.7 junior, 3.5 senior. (zig-zag)
I don't know why I didn't get in- I blame arrogance, if anything... or naivete maybe... dunno.