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MCAT Needed to have a chance at UC or USUHS

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by JacksonInTheBox, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. 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
     
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    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
     
  4. 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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    For a 35+ do you mean a UC school or ANY school?
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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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  8. 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.
     
  9. RySerr21

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    It says its the entering class, so im guessing its matriculants.
     

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