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Aug 1, 2005
working on my tan......
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Im from California. So I plan on applying broadly, and out of state
Not what I was hoping to read....

Well, get that GPA up to where you hoped and you will have a good chance with that strong MCAT.

I think Cali requires more unique ECs....

and apply OOS alot....

If you apply early and to around 20 OOS schools you are competitive at that accepts a fair amount. I think you will ok. Get a MSAR and check it out.
Sep 4, 2006
Inside the tesseract
You don't need an SMP. Your MCAT score is good enough to compensate for the cGPA. Since the BCPM is low, I think more postbac work is a fine idea, especially if you didn't end with a strong upward trend. Your ECs are fine, but picking up some nonmedical community service (a few hours a week is fine) would be nice to see. Presumably you are employed as an EMT and will use that to keep your patient contact experience current?