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I'm an underrepresented, non-traditional community college student soon to transfer to a university. I am reinventing (to rise my gpa from long ago).

How does being underrepresented help or hurt your chances at med-school? What about being underrepresented and non-traditional (older).... are my odds doomed before I even start?
 
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osamine

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I'm an underrepresented, non-traditional community college student soon to transfer to a university. I am reinventing (to rise my gpa from long ago).

How does being underrepresented help or hurt your chances at med-school? What about being underrepresented and non-traditional (older).... are my odds doomed before I even start?
None. Makes a good story and we're in need of underrepresented physicians.

On the age part im not sure. I think you're best asking if theres a ceiling for age from the adcoms in the forums.

Wish you luck on your journey.
 

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I'm an underrepresented, non-traditional community college student soon to transfer to a university. I am reinventing (to rise my gpa from long ago).

How does being underrepresented help or hurt your chances at med-school? What about being underrepresented and non-traditional (older).... are my odds doomed before I even start?
URM statistically gives you preferential treatment by admissions

I don’t know stats on nontrad
 
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URM will help a lot especially if you are active and volunteer in a community. Biggest metrics would be GPA, MCAT, and ECs. Focus on acing your classes and doing well on the MCAT.
 
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