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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by RecyclingBinh, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. RecyclingBinh

    RecyclingBinh Class of 2014 hopeful!
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    Hey everyone,

    I am pretty new to the site and have checked some of the posts of chances and am somewhat relieved. Please tell me of how my stats look.

    3rd year undergrad with 1 semester before applying.
    cGPA: 3.4
    sGPA: 3.2

    My grades are low because I had 2 C's during my freshmen year in Calculus 2 & 3. Ever since first semester my GPA/semester have gone up with no decrease. I will explain for the low GPA in my optional essay. Done with personal statement already. Got it edited by many people. I.e. Med student, doctors and 1 used to be on admissions board for Baylor.

    I have done a summer medical program at UT-Houston.
    Currently doing clinical research at Baylor College of Med. Have shadowed doctors over the summer. Done many extracurricular activities some health related and some academic related. Part of Red Cross DAT team. Hospice Care for 1.5 years. worked throughout college. Summer camp counselor for disabled children.

    I have not taken the MCAT yet but will soon in April. Currently taking Princeton Review and am studying at least 20+ hours per week.

    Please tell me where I stand.

    p.s. I live in Texas.
     
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  3. Mobius1985

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    A GPA of 3.4 is not very competitive, but if you get a 4.0 next semester, it would go up to a 3.5, which is still low, but within reason if you get a higher than average MCAT. Getting a good MCAT score will be important for you, so I'm glad to hear you're taking the preparation very seriously. The ECs you've mentioned sound good. Research experience is helpful to have too. Don't forget that a leadership experience is desirable as well.

    If English is your second language, pay special attention to prepping for the verbal section, as it may be most difficult for you to score well on.
     
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  4. RecyclingBinh

    RecyclingBinh Class of 2014 hopeful!
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    I was told by a former admissions member that for Texas medical schools, if I get my GPA to a 3.3 and get a 30+ on MCAT I will get passed the screening. Is this true?

    Also for the BCPM grades, does calculus 2+3 count towards it? I went straight to cal 2 from high school and screwed up big time. Got C's in both classes. Those were my only C's. Will this affect me a lot? Please advise.
     
  5. SDN2013

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    can't tell you where you stand without the MCAT
     

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