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numbers, letters and chances

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ramz, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. ramz

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    Does anyone wana discuss the competitiveness of schools...those who got interviews in particular...i know of someone with a 3,95 who didnt get a secondary for UCLA yet, and i did with my modest gpa
     
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  3. surfdevl02

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    Pat yourself on the back bud.....
     
  4. Gleevec

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    Competitiveness does not equal GPA. Obviously there were other factors. When comparing a BUNCH of people MCAT+GPA matters, but when comparing a few it doesnt as much.
     
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    This debate has been exhausted; but I still believe that #s will get your foot in the door (i.e. interviews) because they catch the eyes of adcoms very quickly; the intangible factors/life experiences only get to shine once your foot is in the door; before everyone jumps on me, I'm just basing this on my own observations of the application experiences of my friends and relatives and myself
     
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    Gleevec Peter, those are Cheerios
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    I agree completely, but if his 3.95 was from a not-so-reputable school and his MCATs did not agree with the 3.95, then he unfortunately got his foot slammed on by the door =(
     
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    3.95 from the top school in canada

    31 mcat
     
  8. Gleevec

    Gleevec Peter, those are Cheerios
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    It was probably the MCAT then =(
     
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    By numbers I meant high GPA and MCAT; asa result, I may go so far as to say that a GPA of 3.5-3.6 coupled with a very high MCAT will do your better than a 3.95 and a 31 (as ramz has posted)
     
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    Ramz....

    what is the best school in Canada? If you're in undergrad and making this claim, I hope you went to one of the smaller maritime universities, cause schools like St. FX, Acadia and Mount Alison always take that title.

    ~JZ
     
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    Best school in canada....I'd have to vote for McGill though Waterloo is up there too. McGill has such beautiful buildings!.
     
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    Its going to have to be factors aside from purely number that he didnt get a secondary. I have stats almost identical to those and I got a secondary from UCLA. Of course thats all I have gotten from them, and I havent heard a peep from them since they got my money:rolleyes:
    As for trying to understand/guess the screening process, I gave up on that a loooong time ago.
     
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    There is no top school in Canada!!!! We don't have this funny private/public situation like the US does. Everyone likes to believe that their school is best, though :)
     
  15. Gleevec

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    The few ppl from Canada at my school say that McGill is though.
     
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    Did they got to McGill? :p

    We know up here that for some reason Americans seem to think McGill is this incredible place. And there's nothing wrong with McGill - but I have yet to find any Canadian who DOESN'T go to McGill who thinks it's the best school in Canada.

    McGill, UBC, and U of Toronto are the three oldest and most established (and most beurocratic ;)) schools in Canada, and they each have research programs and particular aspects which are excellent. But they aren't the "Harvards" of Canada or anything - we just don't have it.

    There is also NO school in Canada which is hard to get into from high school, McGill included. And getting into McGill medical school as a Quebec resident is far less competitive than, say, getting into McMaster medical school as an Ontario resident.
     
  17. Gleevec

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    Oh, I meant 2 Canadians who goto my undergrad.
     

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