Miracle Stories

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  1. brutus

    brutus Senior Member

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    Anyone know of any good miracle stories? Something like, "I know someone with a 3.6 GPA and 29 MCAT that got into Harvard."

    Just looking for some rays of hope!!!
     
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  3. chem01

    chem01 Senior Member

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    I am not sure if you are looking for miracles happening at top 10 schools, but I know of some at other schools:

    Entering Class Fall 2001:

    3.7/28 -- Medical College of Ohio
    3.5/29 -- University of Cincinnati
    3.8/25 -- University of Cincinnati

    Entering Class Fall 2002:

    3.9/26 -- Mercer
     
  4. brutus

    brutus Senior Member

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    Thanks! Didn't mean to imply it had to be a top 10 school.

    As my family doctor says, "Any medical school is a good medical school".

    :)
     
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    I had no idea -- thanks for letting me know.

    I know a quite a few people (>5) in med school with GPAs 3.3-3.6 and < 30 MCATs.
     
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    I dont mean to be offensive to any of the above medical schools, but getting in with those scores into mco and cincinnati isnt exactly a miracle (just check their averages from MSAR).
     
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    jennyw17 Senior Member

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    two sort of miracle stories
    3.45/29 university of MN, loyola, finch, and university of cincinnati
    3.8/25 medical college of wisconsin, loyola.
    both from a no name private college.
     
  8. ttac

    ttac Trust me, it's still fun.

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    If "any med school is a good med school" then here goes:

    Class of 2006
    2.78/37 DUCOM, USUHS

    I know this guy really well ;) and he loves it at DUCOM.

    -ttac
     
  9. womansurg

    womansurg it's a hard life...

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    Gee, I'd have thot a 37 would get you in most places. GPAs don't seem to matter so much unless they are low in BCP, and with a 37 that's unlikely...
     
  10. Ninjaboy

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    It seems to me that if getting into med school with a 3.5-3.7 and upper 20's MCAT is a miracle, then miracles are easier to come by than I thought. I think there are a ton of people who get with those type of stats.
     
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    ninjaboy, i totally agree.
    a 3.6 and a 28 mcat isn't a miracle! in fact, it's not far off the average scores of people admitted to med school.
     
  12. ttac

    ttac Trust me, it's still fun.

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    I actually think it's pretty much impossible to get into a top 50 with a GPA of 2.8 (although I did get an interview at UC Davis)...there are far too many premeds who were much better students with GPA's of ~3.6+. My BCPM was much lower than my AO, actually... 1F, 4D's, 9C's, and nothing higher than a B in any science classes as an undergrad. One semester I had 3 D's and a C, and was put on academic probation.

    Still, that's probably why it took me 3 years of applying (I'm class of '97...hence the username: Third Times a Charm :) ) and 7 postbac classes at UCSD to prove to adcoms that I finally had my head screwed on straight. I don't care that my med school will probably never be in the top 50...I'm extremely fortunate to be at _any_ US med school at all.

    I guess going from absolute rock bottom to having the privilege of being able to study medicine makes me really appreciate things that much more...especially starting with a clean slate.

    -ttac
     
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    Sounds to me that I'm in a similar situation as yours. I have a 2.97 uGPA and then went to grad school for a MS in chem.(3.92 there). I studied my ass off for the MCAT and got a 34. I'm glad I know someone with a similar background who entered med school.
     
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    ttac and dpark74 - you guys are inspiring me :clap:

    I am hoping second time is a charm for me ;)
     

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