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Heres my info: lemme know if i can make it or not

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by mednoob, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. mednoob

    mednoob I ask noobish questions
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    aight ppl heres my stats

    -gpa: 3.45
    -mcat: 31
    -2 letters of rec. 1 from my bio professor and 1 from a director of dis community service thing i used 2 work 4
    -i got no research. screw that i hate research...maddd boringg...
    -400 hrs of volunteer xperience in da healthcare field
    -i got 1 award from bak in ma high school yrs for bein involved in healthcare volunteer xperience in senior yr. i think dis wud b good cuz it shows da med schoolz dat im interested in healthcare from early on.
    -major: bio

    iite if n e 1 got any advice or can comment on ma stats that wud b great. i need to beef up ma app.

    1 more thing: i wanna go 2 suny downstate i know its not like a top tier med school but its decent do u think my stats r gud 4 there?

    ty pce iight 1
     
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  3. ChubbyChaser

    ChubbyChaser Yummmy
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    well one thing I know...get atleast one more science lOr and one humanities.
     
  4. engineeredout

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    With that "english" I'd love to read your PS

    "Yo son lyk iite i wuna b doc cus itz tite **** yo"
     
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  6. mednoob

    mednoob I ask noobish questions
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    i dnt type like dis when i do college wrk n definitely not in my ps.

    if u got a problem with the way i type dnt bother 2 reply 2 the thread in da 1st place.
     
  7. mednoob

    mednoob I ask noobish questions
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    oh aight ty
     
  8. engineeredout

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    ow d0 u mange 2 typ lyk dis in da 1st place? do tose shrthnd wrds rly save u tyme in ur day? by not splling out teh wrd "two", do u hve more tyme to get dat shizzz don?


    If you become a doctor, pharmacists are gonna have fun reading your perscriptions.

    "yo aiight son giv dis shortty dat gud viko shiz"
     
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  10. MilkmanAl

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    Last I checked, spelling and forming complete sentences were reasonably important aspects of being a doctor. That aside, your scores are average (MCAT) and a tad below average (GPA). You should be fine if you get the rest of your app in order.
     
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  12. mednoob

    mednoob I ask noobish questions
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    TY sooo much!!! dis is the response i was looking 4. ya im not guna let dese idiots irritate me dey have nothin better 2 do.
     
  13. mednoob

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    exactly!!!! tyyyy o so much lol. :love:
     
  14. Siverhideo1985

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    I agree with the above: at least one more letter of rec...preferably two though. Usually they want 2 from science faculty and 1 clinical. No clinical rec letter is a killer for many schools according to what I hear.

    Your GPA is good enough and so is your MCAT. I'd target lots of private schools with average GPAs and MCATs in your range. Where do you have state residency? your local state university might be the answer (unless you are in CA or TX...they are super tough even as in-state).

    I think you are on the right track, though. Good Luck.
     
  15. mednoob

    mednoob I ask noobish questions
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    thank u very much
     
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    DOOD iz dis a lolrus?
     
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    Actually TX is pretty easy instate... Way easier than getting into the UCs or U Washington, etc... The only "hard" schools in TX are UT Southwestern and Baylor, the other schools are all below the national average for MCAT stats. TX also has the most number of slots per med school applicant.

    Sorry for rambling, just have to set the record straight on my state!!!
     
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    What do you mean by clinical rec letter? It is usually 1/2 science professors and 1 non-science professor plus others from PIs or professors. The consensus on this board seems to be that letters from doctors you shadowed aren't that great unless they really knew you? Can you give examples of clinical letters?
     
  19. Siverhideo1985

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    From what I have heard the best 5 letter combination is as follows: 2 science, 1 non-science (i.e. humanities, social science, etc.), 1 clinical, 1 research. That's what I was told by two independent pre-med advisors at two schools I attended.

    A clinical letter is any letter that evaluates you and your work in a clinical/medical setting. For example, I volunteered at a children's hospital for over a year and my volunteer supervisor offered to write me a letter. I think letters that evaluate your interactions with patients and fellow staff/volunteers are most valuable, since letters from science and other faculty will not very likely talk about those aspects very much (they are more likely to tell something off your academic prowess or your problem solving skills and your outstanding grades).

    I doubt that the 5 letter thing I mentioned above is a rule set in stone however. I did call a couple medical schools and they told me that a clinical letter is very important. In the end, I think it comes down to having letters of rec/eval from people that really got to know you beyond grades, test scores, and the occasional office hr visit. The best letters, I think, come from people that can attest to your strong character, your strengths in interpersonal and communication skills, as well your dedication to helping other people and your passion for becoming a physician.
     
  20. Fibroblastman

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    Apart from getting more letters, like everyone said... I hope that the 400 hours of "healthcare experience" wasn't accrued mostly in high school. If not, you should be fine if you apply broadly and to schools that fit you (non-research). Best of luck to you!
     

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