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How is a graduate degree regarded?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by GuesswhozBizzak, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. GuesswhozBizzak

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    Hello all,

    I am just wandering how American schools regard the completion of a graduate degree. In some schools in Canada, grad students are evaluated in a separate group from undergrads altogether, and at others, they are granted exceptions for some poor undergrad courses/years. Overall, grad school works to your benefit over here. How are grad marks (assuming they are course based) incorporated as part of your application/GPA in the states??

    ~JZ
     
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  3. brownman24

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    I know that on your AMCAS they separate graduate grades from undergrad grades, so instead of one chart with scienceGPA, nono-science, and cumulative, there are two charts.

    As to how they evaluate you, that's pretty unclear. I am sure it helps, but I don't know how much. I had pretty bad undergrad grades, but I am doing a master's now, and have about a 3.8 here, but I only have had 3 interviews so far. 2 from state schools (NY), and one from Albany.
    I have heard that some schools do lump grad students in a different pool than undergrads, but I don't know if it is true.
     

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