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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by S. Ahmed, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. S. Ahmed

    S. Ahmed Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 6, 2001
    Durham, NC USA
    Hi all:

    Yep, got the proof of how bad the economy laid off and desperately looking for a job (to survive of course). I am seeing hope though.

    At any rate, I always had a dream to apply to NC medical schoos (UNC AND ECU). But if I don't get a job in NC, I might have to move to Bay Area, California or somewhere else. I know UNC, ECU usually admit verfy few out-of-state students. Coupled with that fact that I have poor GPA, I will have no chance if I go out of state.

    I guess my general question is this: How do u determine what schools to apply? Unless I am wrong, I thought state schools give least preference to the out-of-state folks.

    Anyways..good luck all and have a pleasant weekend.

    Durham, NC
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  3. Daas Seeng

    Daas Seeng Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 6, 2002
    hang in there buddy,

    what you need to do is get a copy of your the aamc guide to look at this information. as for poor gpa, you need to look into some postbach classes - you can do this a junior college or otherwise. also, if your mcat is poor, retake it and work on your personal essay, explain your issues there.

    i wish you the best of luck.
  4. reesie0726

    reesie0726 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 23, 2001
    arlington, tx
    If you do a post-bac, don't do it at a community college. Adcoms will not like that too much. You don't have to go to a super expensive or presitgious school, your local state or city school should do just fine.

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