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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by rhinocelot, Dec 26, 1999.

  1. rhinocelot

    rhinocelot Junior Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Union City CA,
    Do you think I will still be a competitive candidate for med. school even though I had all my pre-reqs at a Junior College? I am currently attending a J.C. in Northern California. All of my education so far has been at a J.C. In fact, I will finish all of my pre-reqs for med. school in only one more year. I am accepted to all the U.C.'s that I applied to. I currently have a 4.0 but have "decided" to stay at a J.C. for financial reasons. The science professors at the college I attend are very good. One is a PhD from Stanford, another from Berkeley, and another is a DPM PhD. The quality of education is excellent. Obviously, I will transfer to a four year university after this next year. However, I am concerned with admit boards being a bit prejudiced. I hope when I take the M.C.A.T. my scores will show that I have learned just as much as those who attended a university for all four years. What do you think?
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  3. rhillstr

    rhillstr Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 1999
    Downer's Grove, IL
    I took two terms of Gen Chem and two terms of Physics at a J.C. here in Oregon and I was accepted at multiple schools. So I say do well on the MCAT and forget about it ever being an issue! The value of J.C.'s is being discovered and little prejudice remains.
  4. Dave

    Dave Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Salt Lake, UT USA
    Your mcat scores usually reflect if your grade is over/under inflated. If your grades are overinflated it could be looked at negatively.

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