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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Elkoshi, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. 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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  2. Rzarecta

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

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    yeah what did you get in your mcat?
     
  4. Elkoshi

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    Didn't take it yet.
     
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    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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