Elkoshi

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Hi, I have a question about schools with bad grade inflation. For my B.A. I went to a school which for anonymity's sake I will merely say was similar to Touro in New York, but not even as good. The school is very small, poorly known, and has severe grade inflation. As such I graduated with a 4.0 without inordinate effort. This isn't to say everyone got free A's--I almost always outperformed the rest of my class--just that I don't think that I earned every A.

As I was a liberal arts major I haven't taken many prereq's yet, which I plan on doing at a CUNY school this coming year. My question is this: In order to be seriously considered by a medical school, should I try to get a second bachelors from CUNY, or would a high GPA in my prereq's alone be enough to prove that I can compete in a "real" school?
 
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Rzarecta

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Hi, I have a question about schools with bad grade inflation. For my B.A. I went to a school which for anonymity's sake I will merely say was similar to Touro in New York, but not even as good. The school is very small, poorly known, and has severe grade inflation. As such I graduated with a 4.0 without inordinate effort. This isn't to say everyone got free A's--I almost also outperformed the rest of my class--just that I don't think that I earned every A.

As I was a liberal arts major I haven't taken many prereq's yet, which I plan on doing at a CUNY school this coming year. My question is this: In order to be seriously considered by a medical school, should I try to get a second bachelors from CUNY, or would a high GPA in my prereq's alone be enough to prove that I can compete in a "real" school?

They will look to your MCAT to prove your mettle, so at this point only take the prereqs and massacre the MCAT. Good luck.
 
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Mobius1985

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Apr 4, 2007
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In order to be seriously considered by a medical school, should I try to get a second bachelors from CUNY, or would a high GPA in my prereq's alone be enough to prove that I can compete in a "real" school?
Get straight As (or close to it) in the prerequisites and a great MCAT score to prove you "got" it, and you'll be fine (assuming appropriate extracurriculars, a great Personal Statement, excellent Letters of Recommendation, and good interview skills, of course).
 
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