JacksonInTheBox

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Hey, I was just wondering what I needed on my MCAT in be competitive for med school

Overall GPA: 3.62
Science GPA: 3.70

EC's:
- 250 hr. shadowing of general surgeon at KP
- 250 hr. volunteering at KP Surgery Department
- Clinical research with abstract submitted and await publication
- Statewide research conference oral presentation
- two more abstracts waiting for approval
- approx. 100 hr. shadowing of family physican
- teaching harmful effects of drugs at adult rehabilitation center
- 500 hr. Organic Chemistry research
- Relay for Life member and Team Captian
- Volunteer work with Salvation Army every year since High School
- Christmas activities (Christmas kettles, Toy drives and Food Service)
- Summer Camp Councelor (Visual Arts for Disadvantaged Children)
- Soup kitchens
- Division 3 Intercolligate Football (4 years)

Thats the meat of everything and here is the kicker. I live in California so I was wondering what MCAT score I would need to for any UC. If not UC then I would really want to apply to USUHS or a DO school with with the HPSP scholarship.

Thanks for your input
 

229141

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Hey, I was just wondering what I needed on my MCAT in be competitive for med school

Overall GPA: 3.62
Science GPA: 3.70

EC's:
- 250 hr. shadowing of general surgeon at KP
- 250 hr. volunteering at KP Surgery Department
- Clinical research with abstract submitted and await publication
- Statewide research conference oral presentation
- two more abstracts waiting for approval
- approx. 100 hr. shadowing of family physican
- teaching harmful effects of drugs at adult rehabilitation center
- 500 hr. Organic Chemistry research
- Relay for Life member and Team Captian
- Volunteer work with Salvation Army every year since High School
- Christmas activities (Christmas kettles, Toy drives and Food Service)
- Summer Camp Councelor (Visual Arts for Disadvantaged Children)
- Soup kitchens
- Division 3 Intercolligate Football (4 years)

Thats the meat of everything and here is the kicker. I live in California so I was wondering what MCAT score I would need to for any UC. If not UC then I would really want to apply to USUHS or a DO school with with the HPSP scholarship.

Thanks for your input
No idea for a UC..

But I would say as low as 30 would get you in somewhere with those stats. GPA is good but there are better...however your EC's are outstanding
 

thegetupkid

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To be competitive (meaning you will likely get in), you would need above a 35+. To have a shot (50% or so), you would need probably a 30.

Your ECs are remarkable (DIV III football?!!?!? !!) Good luck
 
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229141

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To be competitive (meaning you will likely get in), you would need above a 35+. To have a shot (50% or so), you would need probably a 30.

Your ECs are remarkable (DIV III football?!!?!? !!) Good luck
For a 35+ do you mean a UC school or ANY school?
 

Mobius1985

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Here are the mean acceptee stats (GPA and MCAT) for the California schools:

Stanford: 3.8, 37
UCSD and UCSF: 3.8, 35
USC: 3.7, 35
UCLA: 3.8, 33
Davis and Irvine: 3.7, 32
Loma Linda: 3.7, 30

With a GPA of 3.62, you have a shot at any of them if you get your MCAT score high enough.
 

RySerr21

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Those stats seem pretty high, specifically USC (gpa and mcat). And the MCATs of the others seem a little high too (stanford, SD, SF)

Taken from USC's website.

Average GPA: 3.6
Average MCAT: 32

Taken from UCSDs website

Entering 2008
Cumulative GPA: 3.75
MCAT: 33.4 and Q (10.4 VR, 11.4 PS, 11.6 BS)

Taken from UCSFs website

Entering 2008
Overall grade-point average of 3.75
MCAT scores of 11 on Verbal Reasoning, 12 on Physical Sciences, and 12 on Biological Sciences

You need to check your source b/c it isnt very accurate. I didnt look for the others, but id be willing to bet you overestimated them as well. UCSF is actually pretty accurate. Loma Linda and Irvine/Davis seem pretty close.
 
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Mobius1985

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Perhaps your data is for matriculants rather than acceptees. My data is supposedly from the MSAR. Your data is a lot less intimidating.
 

RySerr21

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Perhaps your data is for matriculants rather than acceptees. My data is supposedly from the MSAR. Your data is a lot less intimidating.
It says its the entering class, so im guessing its matriculants.
 
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