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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by kate333, May 15, 2002.

  1. kate333

    kate333 Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I started to shadow a DO last week but I can only shadowed 2hours/week because his office is 30 minutes from my house. Do you guys recommend that I volunteer at a hospital next to my school (VA hospital) like 4hours/week so I have more EC.

    Do you think that I'm very very late?

    My overall GPA is 3.4. Is science/pre-med GPA includes 1 year of Calculus, English, O-Chem, G-Chem, Physics, and Biology? If so then I have around 3.3.

    My pre-med advisor told me that science GPA is all the science classes that I took. Since I'm a biology major is that mean that my major GPA is my science GPA plus ENglish. Can someone clear this up for me please.

    Thank you
     
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  3. conmantlc

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    Science GPA includes all your science classes that they categorize as being science, not just the pre med prerequisites. Your GPA sounds fine. I had a 3.34 exactly, and I got in. You should take whatever opportunity you can to shadow DO's and be in a hospital/clinical setting. It is good experience, shows you're motivated to study medicine, and helps when its time to get the DO recommendation letter. You might also find you don't like it and that medicine isn't for you, either way, its good experience. Do as much time in a clinical setting you can for exposure. You will learn alot from it. Hope this helps
     

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