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So, myy GPA is a 2.92 cum, 2.7 sci. and my mcat is 505(28 on the old one). I just finished sending in my transcipts, letters of rec etc. to St. George, AUC and Ross. Because of my low gpa, I was wondering what are my chances of getting into these schools(non MERP). For EC's they're above average(200+ shadowing hours, 300+ volunteer work including international work etc.)

I know my mcat is above their averages, but my gpa is so much lower, so I'm a little worried.
 
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You have nothing to worry about.
 
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A few questions.
Do you have a pulse?
Are you able to procure loans for your tuition?

If so, then yes !
 
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If you just take a year or so to retake some classes you would have a decent shot a DO schools. Much safer option in my opinion.
 
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You like the idea of being unemployed and deeply in debt?

Why do you think that you can handle medical school with such a poor GPA?

So, myy GPA is a 2.92 cum, 2.7 sci. and my mcat is 505(28 on the old one). I just finished sending in my transcipts, letters of rec etc. to St. George, AUC and Ross. Because of my low gpa, I was wondering what are my chances of getting into these schools(non MERP). For EC's they're above average(200+ shadowing hours, 300+ volunteer work including international work etc.)

I know my mcat is above their averages, but my gpa is so much lower, so I'm a little worried.
 
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Considering your MCAT you really shouldn't go Caribbean
 
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Have you done any research into why you shouldn't even think of going to the Caribbean? If not do it before you maybe make the biggest mistake of your life.


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moving thread to WAMC forum
 
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I have a similar AMCAS GPA (with a HIGH upward trend.)
Retake those course where you have performed poorly (aka received a grade lower than a C) and apply to DO schools.
 
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I thought the Carribean route was a death trap as well until I read up on it a little more. This blog changed my mind on it: http://bemoacademicconsulting.com/blog/files/carribean-medica-schools-review . I know a friend who is going down this route now will update you on how they get on on the other side - lol
Of course they put a positive spin on it. They are selling consulting services to help you get into schools that usually only require a pulse and loan qualification. They obviously have a reason to encourage you to apply... Many people are successful with the Caribbean route, however, many more are decimated by it.
 
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Chances are spectacular. Chances that you fail out/get weeded out/end up with an unsalvageable residency app, also spectacular.
 

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Don't do it man. Do an SMP, do really well in it, retake the MCAT, and then apply DO next year
 

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Alrighty, will do :thumbup:

I can't believe you chose the Caribbean route with a 510 MCAT. You potentially could have had so many D.O. II's and acceptances if you just waited a cycle and applied early.

Anyways, I guess it's too late for that now, and I wish you the best of luck! I'll check in on the blog from time to time.
 
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So, myy GPA is a 2.92 cum, 2.7 sci. and my mcat is 505(28 on the old one). I just finished sending in my transcipts, letters of rec etc. to St. George, AUC and Ross. Because of my low gpa, I was wondering what are my chances of getting into these schools(non MERP). For EC's they're above average(200+ shadowing hours, 300+ volunteer work including international work etc.)

I know my mcat is above their averages, but my gpa is so much lower, so I'm a little worried.
So, myy GPA is a 2.92 cum, 2.7 sci. and my mcat is 505(28 on the old one). I just finished sending in my transcipts, letters of rec etc. to St. George, AUC and Ross. Because of my low gpa, I was wondering what are my chances of getting into these schools(non MERP). For EC's they're above average(200+ shadowing hours, 300+ volunteer work including international work etc.)

I know my mcat is above their averages, but my gpa is so much lower, so I'm a little worried.

Hey there, I would like to know which med schools on your list accepted you.
 
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