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Med Students who have attended a California State University

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by I'M_Posting, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. I'M_Posting

    I'M_Posting Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2002
    How many Medical Students have gone to a California State University. Lists your stats and school.
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  3. blah

    blah New Member

    Sep 2, 2002

    BS Finance 1992, San Jose State University

    BS Biology 1998, University of New Mexico

    MD 2002, University of New Mexico
  4. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    3.98 Cal State San Bernardino
    37 MCAT

    Only got into Keck. Some of my interviewers told me they were worried that my classes were to easy at CSUSB.
  5. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000
    Do a search for a poster named "Jessica." She was on here a lot last year, went to a Cal State and pretty much got in everywhere (I think she was deciding between UCSF, UCLA, Harvard, and Hopkins). She definitely was an amazing applicant and probably would have excelled and stood out no matter what undergrad she went to, but I think she's a good example of showing that your undergrad really shouldn't hold you back in any way, assuming the rest of your application is competitive (ie, you don't have to go to an ivy to get into a "top" med school).
  6. tonem

    tonem Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 13, 1999
    San Jose State BA Poli Sci >>>>Univ. of Pittsburgh MD 2003
  7. sz

    sz Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2001
    Hershey, PA
    Cal State Northridge -----> Penn State
  8. SloppyJoe

    SloppyJoe Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2002
  9. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    damn...those are great stats! did u apply to a range of schools? at least w/ ur mcat scores, i figure u'd be qualified for one of the top 10 schools.
  10. I'M_Posting

    I'M_Posting Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Thanks for your resposes. You just gave me more confidence.
  11. UrSexyLatinDr

    UrSexyLatinDr Single and looking =o)~ 7+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    Hey I'M_Posting

    I am currently attending CSU Fresno and I totaly love it. Just make sure you do the best in everything you do and you ll be fine!!


    P.S. Where do you go?
  12. energy_girl

    energy_girl 10+ Year Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    global community
    Several people, including myself (CSULA '01), posted quite a bit about this topic a few months ago. Do a search for a much more comprehensive thread.

    Good luck!
  13. blah

    blah New Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    A few tips for applying:
    1) Apply early
    2) Apply to a range of schools (some pipedreams; the bulk of them should be ones where you have realistic chances; a few less competitive)
    3) Apply early
    4) Avoid state schools where you are a not a resident. they only take their own residents so you'll be wasting your money and time.
    5) Apply early
    6) Send secondaries back in promptly.

    I had GPA 3.92, MCAT 33. Didn't get accepted until the 2nd time because I applied late, to big name programs and to alot of state programs. Rectified most of that the second time around and had lots more interviews.

    Don't be concerned about CSU status. Most universities out there aren't that great anyway.

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