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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by I'M_Posting, Aug 3, 2002.
How many Medical Students have gone to a California State University. Lists your stats and school.
BS Finance 1992, San Jose State University
BS Biology 1998, University of New Mexico
MD 2002, University of New Mexico
3.98 Cal State San Bernardino
Only got into Keck. Some of my interviewers told me they were worried that my classes were to easy at CSUSB.
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).
San Jose State BA Poli Sci >>>>Univ. of Pittsburgh MD 2003
Cal State Northridge -----> Penn State
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.
Thanks for your resposes. You just gave me more confidence.
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?
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.
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.