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I'm an undergrad who's applying to med school this year, I

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

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  1. Jim Henderson

    Jim Henderson 10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 1999
    I'm an undergrad who's applying to med school this year, I
    have a 31 MCAT and a 3.9 GPA and i've done a lot of volunteer
    work, but I"m concerned about my lack of research. Do you think
    this will play a big factor in the admissions? I'm going to
    start a research project this year; do you think I should try to
    mention that to somewhat fill my void in research?
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  3. drhenderson

    drhenderson Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 1999
    Columbia, MO, USA
    This should not be a problem for you unless you are applying for
    an ultra-competative research oriented school. Your MCAT and GPA
    ROCK and if you have a good personality and good letters of
    recommendation you should be just fine! I do think you should
    mention the research project... that should only help! And if you
    are doing research when you interview... you shouldn't be hurt
    ANYWHERE. You are awesome!

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

    Jim Henderson, MD of
  4. demh23

    demh23 Banned

    Jan 23, 2010
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    I will bump this so you get more advice about your problem. PS this is me at the apple store ... so cool [​IMG]
  5. cer26

    cer26 2+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 2010
    It might hurt a little, but there may be time to get a little experience. I would definitely mention any work you are currently doing. What kind of volunteer work did you do? Was it clinically related? Having A LOT of clinical experience, IMO, is important in doing really well during the admissions cycle.
  6. GoSpursGo

    GoSpursGo Allons-y! Administrator Physician 7+ Year Member

    Sep 30, 2008
    This thread is very old. Closed.

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