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Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by BadVB750, May 14, 2002.

  1. BadVB750

    BadVB750 Senior Member
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    Here is the deal. My science gpa is only a 3.1 and I'm waiting to see what my MCAT scores will be. I'm a volunteer EMT and I volunteer four, 12 hour duties a month. I fear I won't get into any osteopathic schools. If I don't get in should I just go to sgu or should I get my masters and try again?
     
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  3. Winged Scapula

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    First of all, I wouldn't generally advise anyone to give up on a US school on the first unsuccessful try (assuming that is the case). It seems awfully early in the game to be assuming that you will fail, although to be honest, a 3.1 sgpa is significantly below the average for any medical school.

    Secondly, do not assume that a Master's Degree will make you a more attractive candidate. This web site and others are FILLED with threads regarding this issue. If you're still an undergrad, taking more undergrad courses can help build up that low gpa. If however you've already graduated that's generally not an option to you. I am no longer well versed in the intricacies of medical school admission so I'll leave that to others to weigh in on.

    Bottom line is that if you are unsuccessful this year, I would give it another year before trying a Caribbean school. BTW, a 3.1 is also considered below the average for SGU students as well; you will have to have a pretty good MCAT score to obtain admission to SGU with that science gpa.
     
  4. X-tremist

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    Which is better, Carribean med school or DO in USA? I know soome Ob Gyns and even Orthos who are DOs whereas these are virtually impossible for IMGs.....
     

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