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Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by jturpin4, Jan 31, 2006.
What is the lowest GPA and MCAT you have seen or had that got accepted into Podiatry School?
I cannot help myself but post this....
there is a student with a 14 that got in but if you look at averages that is not the norm and it was 3 years ago that the student entered.
I got a 19L and 20L, however my 3.8GPA was the major drive in my acceptances.
Just below a 3.0 but 30P MCAT so you can deff offset a low GPA
I have not even taken the MCAT and have below a 3.0 GPA...and was accepted everywhere. I do have a lot of other things on my side though...Im a competitive athlete and was all through college, I volunteer many hours/week for various non-profits, I have a very obvious and genuine passion for the profession, and I have great letters of rec from great DPMs whom I shadowed monthly for 6+months before applying. I really think that each situation is different and one's acceptance is dependent upon many variables - not just test scores and GPA.
What day did you interview at Scholl? Did you interview with someone else that day?
Just Curious, because I interviewed with one person that sounds similar to you.
I interviewed back in mid-November, but I was the only potential pod student interviewing that day. I loved just about everything about Scholl, its definitely a great school. I think that many people get in to pod schools with lower GPAs and test scores who can demonstrate somehow that they will be very successful in this profession. So, I guess to clarify my overall opinion on this subject, I am not saying that I do poorly in school and that those who do should still be accepted into pod school - rather, I just know from first hand experience that there are very good and valid reasons that can justify a low GPA and I believe that those people deserve a chance to do succeed in their career of choice.
just curious, I interviewed with one other girl some Friday in the middle of Nov. She got accepted and did not take the MCAT. So I remembered seeing your acceptance posts around Nov and was wondering by chance if you where the same person I was thinking of.
It sounds like you interviewed with a group of others.
Thanks for replying back to me.
My big foot in my mouth was here.
No prob. I interviewed at Oakland and AZPOD with a group of people. However, at Scholl there were potential MD students interviewing while I was there, but no other pod applicants.
I was just being ignorant for a moment....
Just curious as to how you believe these people pass the boards?
All you have to do is look at the average MCAT's and GPA's of the schools to know that your statements are WAY OFF (nothing new for you )
After further consideration, I have to retract my opinion on my previous post. I put my big foot into my mouth.
Being a physician/surgeon/podiatrist is so much more than grades.
Personally, I am very proud that our profession has the "balls" to give individuals a chance, even though some number said "don't."
Medicine is so much more than numbers and grades.
I'm sorry if I offended anyone on this forum.
Regardless of my personal axes to grind with certain aspects of the profession, be VERY proud of your personal accomplishments and please, disregard my ignorant remark.
Getting into Podiatry school IS an accomplishment.
I think the people who cannot comply with the academic demand of the education to become successful medical professionals will be forced to drop out. Just like any other schooling, I bet you can find a direct correlation between "academic scores" and "retension rates." However, I am sure you will find those people who did really bad in undergrad, score high in a medical program that interests them. Obviously, there will be those students who don't do well in undergrad or professional school regardless. Generally, what people get out of an education all depends on how much work they put into their classes.
Are you bi-polar, schitzo, did some-one steal your password, or were you tryingto scare people away so you could have abetter shot of making it?
I was 10 years out of undergraduate (Grades sucked...2.7, but that is what happens when you work and don't attend classes). Got a 31 on the MCAT first time I took it (considering school in the mid 90's). In '99 got a 30 on it (took the test cold--didn't bother to study as I was told I'd be accepted with a 17 or better).
you edited your post.. lmfao.
ive been with my class for over a week and the lowest i heard was a 21