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NEED HELP: Could you tell me how competitive my app looks?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by respublica174, May 15, 2008.

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  1. respublica174

    2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2008
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    Hi, I'm really nervous about this and I would really appreciate your advice.
    I am applying this year and I would like to know how competitive my application is and what range of schools I should be aiming for.

    I'm a student who recently completed masters of science in biology with a 3.9 in 2008. With:

    Undergraduate GPA 2.62, BCPM GPA 2.9 in 2006 in an engineering school with biology degree(initially an engineering major, switched second year)

    MCAT 12 Phys, 11 Biol, 9 Verbal = 32 M; Aug. 2005

    Clinical experience
    5 months of volunteering at a local ER and internal medicine
    6 months of rounding with general surgery team at a local medical school's hospital
    15 months of shadowing at pathology service
    1 month in cardiology

    secondary author in an article in Journal of American College of surgeons
    secondary author in an article in annals of surgery
    (hopefully 2 pathology journal articles by the end of the year)

    2 posters for United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting (www.uscap.org)

    Other activities
    6 months microbiology research during undergraduate
    2 years of part time retail job(during college years, which explains my low gpa) and another job for 5 months
    1 month participating in M1 PBL class at a local medical school
    Publication of a religious book currently sold in bookstores

    I'm planning on taking another MCAT this coming August but I would also like to know how well I could do without MCAT.

    Thank you for your feedback!
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  3. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane
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    Jun 18, 2007
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    Your thread has been moved to the What Are My Chances Thread at the top of the page. At this time, it will appear on the final page of that thread. People read and respond to this type of question there.

    Since this thread is a duplicate, I am closing.
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