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Low GPA good MCAT

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by gbey, May 31, 2002.

  1. gbey

    gbey Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2002
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    GPA 2.75
    MCAT 36
    2+ years of clinical work and shadowing

    Could not decide which schools to apply! Cuz, my poor GPA. I cannot just apply to 50 schools, cuz I got no dollars in my bank.

    If you don't mind, give me some ideas as to where I should apply with a fair chance of getting acceptance.

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  3. ttac

    ttac Trust me, it's still fun.
    10+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2001
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    This question has come up fairly frequently on SDN...in short, the answer is: "Yes, a high mcat can make up for a low gpa, but you'd better have a darn good reason, an upward trend, and preferably some other unusual EC's to make up for it. Also, with a GPA < 3.0 you probably won't be able to make it directly out of undergrad...you probably need a few years in between."

    At least that's the common theme I get from reading these low gpa/high mcat success stories.

    Check out
    <a href="http://forums.studentdoctor.net/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=011856" target="_blank">Brag bout your low GPA</a>

    Good luck!

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