Feb 11, 2020
4
4
Status (Visible)
  1. Pre-Medical
I graduated from undergrad this May, and I will be applying to medical school next summer. I am taking my MCAT this August and so far I've been averaging around 510.
I am at a huge crossroads on what to do this next year. I graduated from a top 30 college with 3.59 cGPA, 3.4 sGPA with good LOR's, wet lab and clinical research, 2nd author publication, and club leadership. I also have pretty good upward trend with a 3.8 this past semester.

I have been accepted to a few SMP's such as Georgetown, BU MAMS, and Duke; however, I am worried since SMP's are super expensive. I personally think my stats are too low for most medical schools but slightly high for SMP's. What are my chances at getting accepted to medical school with and without an SMP? Does it look bad if I do an SMP with my stats? Am I better off studying for my MCAT and doing research?

Thank you so much! Any feedback is helpful :).
 

MedSchoolTutors

Top MCAT/USMLE/COMLEX Tutors Answer Your Questions
Vendor
2+ Year Member
Apr 25, 2019
1,343
1,273
www.medschooltutors.com
Status (Visible)
  1. Medical Student
  2. Resident [Any Field]
  3. Attending Physician
Get as many opinions as you can, but you are right on the top of the bell curve of getting in. Your LizzyM puts you at a 52% chance of acceptance assuming the 510. If you think you have a strong LOR and ECs (which it sounds like) and you think you can pick up a couple more points I would say let the MCAT ride and apply!

David D, MD - USMLE and MCAT Tutor
Med School Tutors
 

GreenDuck12

7+ Year Member
Mar 30, 2014
1,974
2,045
Status (Visible)
  1. Medical Student
I agree with David. I would not pursue an SMP without having an unsuccessful application cycle. What is your state of residence? This could be a big factor in your odds of an acceptance.
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 1 year old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.