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Hello everybody,
I am finishing pharmacy school this May with a 3.8 GPA and thinking of applying to medical school this summer. I have 2 publications and 5 years working in both clinical and retail setting pharmacies. I went to pharmacy school after undergrad because I had a 2.8 gpa and didn’t realistically think I would get into any other grad programs. Does anybody have any thoughts on my chances and how medical schools will view my graduate program comparing them to SMP programs or post baccs and will my graduate GPA sorta make up for my undergrad GPA? I went to a top 25 pharmacy school as well (doubt that makes a difference though lol). My stats Ugpa 2.89 Grad gpa 3.8 510 MCAT and 2 publications. 100 hours of volunteer in hospitals.
 
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OwurayawMD

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your story must be convincing.
But my understanding is that they still look at the undergraduate GPA as a separate entity.
What is your shadowing experience.
 
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your story must be convincing.
But my understanding is that they still look at the undergraduate GPA as a separate entity.
What is your shadowing experience.
Thank you and Shadowed a primary care physician for 80 hours
 

OwurayawMD

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i believe @ FAHA and @ Goro will also chime in at some point with their expert knowledge.
I think it always worth a shot regardless and be strategic in your application.

MY ONLY advice: APPLY Early in terms of primary app and secondary app.
 
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i believe @ FAHA and @ Goro will also chime in at some point with their expert knowledge.
I think it always worth a shot regardless and be strategic in your application.

MY ONLY advice: APPLY Early in terms of primary app and secondary app.
Thanks for the advice! I will keep that in mind.
 

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I suggest these MD schools with your stats:
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Penn State
Commonwealth Geisinger
Seton Hall
George Washington
Vermont
Quinnipiac
Albany
New York Medical College
NOVA MD
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Medical College Wisconsin
Loyola
Rosalind Franklin
Creighton
TCU-UNT
Weast Virginia
Also apply broadly to DO schools and I suggest these
PCOM (all schools)
LECOM (all schools)
UP-KYCOM
WVSOM
MU-COM
UIWSOM
ACOM
ARCOM
NYIT (all schools)
VCOM (all schools)
CUSOM
DMU-COM
CCOM
AZCOM
ATSU (all schools)
 
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Feb 5, 2020
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I suggest these MD schools with your stats:
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Penn State
Commonwealth Geisinger
Seton Hall
George Washington
Vermont
Quinnipiac
Albany
New York Medical College
NOVA MD
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Medical College Wisconsin
Loyola
Rosalind Franklin
Creighton
TCU-UNT
Weast Virginia
Also apply broadly to DO schools and I suggest these
PCOM (all schools)
LECOM (all schools)
UP-KYCOM
WVSOM
MU-COM
UIWSOM
ACOM
ARCOM
NYIT (all schools)
VCOM (all schools)
CUSOM
DMU-COM
CCOM
AZCOM
ATSU (all schools)
Wow thank you for boosting my confidence! I will definitely try and apply to most of these schools!
 
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PharmD here too and have been in practice for 5 years. Also applying to medical schools. Best of luck to you! You are making the right choice. :)


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I wouldn’t want to do anything else in life either:) Thanks for the feedback that I’m not the only one
 
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