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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by chocolate_queen_md, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. chocolate_queen_md

    chocolate_queen_md Junior Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I am addicted to reading this board. I was so stressed :( during the wait for Yale Duke Maryland and John Hopkins and I dont plan on matriculating till 2005. Congradulations to all who are accepted and waitlisted <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> I cant wait to be in your shoes. To those who didnt make it as the late Allayah said dust ya self off and try again...and be encouraged. Well Yale is my top choice and I have prayed over it for sometime now. I only plan on applying there and my 4 other choices of Duke Penn Maryland and John Hopkins. As a URM and non traditional applicant what are minimum GPA/MCAT score should I have for these schools. I know there are plenty of pro's here on what each school is looking for. Feel free to post your stats or PM me if you have been accepted into one of these schools.
     
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  3. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    so you are going to apply in spring of 2004?

    first off, the average number of schools to apply to is 10. Going for less is really gutsy especially if you only apply to top schools.

    you have to apply to a range of schools to at least give yourself a good chance of getting in. even having perfect grades/mcat guarantees nothing.
     
  4. Tuesday Weld

    Tuesday Weld Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    There is a method to that madness. I've heard of a lot of students that give themselves two seasons of trying to get into their top schools. In the first year, you apply to only your top schools because there's no use in wasting time/money in applying to your non-dream schools if you're going to do that the following year. The logic is that if you get into a "lower" school the first time around and matriculate in, then you're screwed for ever having a "second shot" at trying to get into one of your top schools since AMCAS makes you ineligable. (spelling?)

    If you can get a job in between the first and second years of applications, then you'll be able to have that much more money saved up. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">first off, the average number of schools to apply to is 10. Going for less is really gutsy especially if you only apply to top schools.

    you have to apply to a range of schools to at least give yourself a good chance of getting in. even having perfect grades/mcat guarantees nothing.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     

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