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Is it possible to get in somewhere with a 22Q and a 3.9 gpa (undergrad and grad). I have an interview at the U of South Dakota (born and raised, alma) and I am wondering if I'm just wasting time? Any opinions?
 

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if they took the time to invite you, then you have a chance, go for it!
 
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they interview like ~90% of SD applicants. I actually live in MN right now, but still.
 

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Your MCAT is below average (I'm sure you already know that), but your GPA is great - just make sure you're prepared for the interview as well as you can. Bottom line - medical schools are looking for people who will make good doctors, not necessarily the best MCAT takers. Good luck! :thumbup:
 

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ur MCAT is extremely low for any US med school and you are probably wasting your time, but if u got an interview, then go for it. Don't even bother listening to me.
 

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I'm sure you'll do fine and that you have an excellent chance at getting accepted! Show them on the interview how passionate you are about healing people. Someone already stated that med schools are looking for people who will make good doctors. Be very personable on your interview, try to make a connection and remember that the MCAT is nerd skills, not Doctor skills!!! Good Luck! :luck:
 

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anyone telling him he has an excellent shot at getting in wanna tell me what percentage of applicants w/ 22 MCATs get into US allo and osteo schools?

There's a difference between offering hope ("go for it!") and flat-out lying ("MCAT isn't important at all") about chances.
 

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I agree, if you got the interview then it's your time to really shine. They might ask you about your low MCAT, but at least you got your GPA to prove that you're competent in the material over the long haul. Hope you kick some ass.

By the way, this is nagging me, how do people calculate a culumulative undergraduate AND graduate GPA when graduate grades are inflated and when you have less credits in graduate school vs. undergrad?
 
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Not sure I understand your question regarding gpas for undergrad vs. grad. Yes, grad grades are inflated, but I think there is recognition of the amount of work it takes to go through a graduate program in general. Plus, grad programs are usually composed of "over-achievers" compared to an undergrad program that is far less selective. I may be misunderstanding your question though.