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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moto_za, May 11, 2007.

  1. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

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    OK OK please dont get too angry but i just had to ask: If one has say a overall gpa of 3.7 and a science gpa of 3.5 and above average ecs and letters, etc ,generally, what will be a good MCAT score for him/her to get into "a" US allo med school? thank you!
     
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  3. 146233

    146233 Phthirius pubis

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    Why would we get angry that you asked a question for which there's already a perfectly good thread for this EXACT purpose?

    Your science GPA is at the cusp of competitiveness. As has been said a million times that you seem to refuse to find, try this:

    [(Your Cum. GPA) x 10] + YourMCAT = Magic Number

    Schools you apply to should have a magic number that's +/- 1 from yours.

    -z
     
  4. gary5

    gary5 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    The magic number is 30. Get a 30 or greater and your chances are good. 29s seem to get in too, but that's cutting it close. Below 29, I'd think DO or apply to both allo and DO.
     
  5. Dr2Bee

    Dr2Bee 2+ Year Member

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    I say aim for 30 to be safe. With no individual scores lower than 9.
     
  6. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    get a 30
     
  7. Round2

    Round2 2+ Year Member

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    Where do you find the "magic numbers" for schools?
     
  8. drzuggie

    drzuggie 2+ Year Member

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    the frozen lands
    The MSAR, should be one at the library or your pre-med office, will have all of that info.
     
  9. nabs86

    nabs86 2+ Year Member

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    I have the exact same GPAs as you. I got a 34 on my MCAT, and I'm waitlisted at 3 places (2 MD 1 DO) with 9 rejections. Unfortunately, I submitted my AMCAS in mid-October due to some unforseen circumstances, which probably hurt my chances. Do well on your MCAT (30s) but applying early is also important. I hope you have better luck than me! :luck:
     
  10. Eric Lindros

    Eric Lindros Guest

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    gpa is fine. aim for 10's in each section
     
  11. Spathi

    Spathi 2+ Year Member

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    Personally I think 30 does nothing for you. Well it did for me at least. I had to get MUCH higher before I started getting to many interview offers and that was with a 3.6 GPA.
     

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