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physical therapist wants to go to medical school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

    Jim Henderson 10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 1999
    i am a physical therapist with 11 years clinical experience, and will take an
    august '99 mcat. my question is this: my overall gpa from p.t. school was
    only a 2.9 (mainly due to full-time work while in school my first 3
    semesters). i hope to take a strong mcat, and have strong letters of
    recommendation coming from past pre-med course instructors, employers
    and one physician. i am currently enrolled in a post-bacc program in a
    prestigious university in boston where i am taking o. chem. with the
    aforementioned gpa, do i have a chance of even getting an interview?
    thank you for an honest response,
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  3. drhenderson

    drhenderson Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 1999
    Columbia, MO, USA
    Thanks for writing. Clinical experience is always a help! A 2.9 gpa is on the
    low end of things. However, if you have great letters of reference, take a
    couple more courses and get A's, and get a great MCAT score, you might
    have a chance. I suggest applying to some osteopathic schools too, because
    while osteopathic schools are just as good as M.D. schools and osteopathic
    physicians are just as smart, there is often a less stringent requirement for
    admission. A D.O. is absolutely the same as an M.D. as far as opportunities
    and privileges in every state.
  4. mr.mkitty

    mr.mkitty 2+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Personally, I think you should go for it! I think you have a chance. However, I think you may want to check if they'll take the '99 MCAT for the 2017 cycle.
  5. JustAPhD

    JustAPhD Not a hummingbird expert 2+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2016
    Ice Coast
    17 years. That is all.

    Edit: Wait, you knew that before you posted. So my question becomes, why...?

    Double Edit: Wait (again). Is anyone else thoroughly confused how it appears both the OP and the only person who responded to OP are the same person? :confused:
  6. kmp0410

    kmp0410 2+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2013
    It's Jim Henderson, MD of the Student Doctor Network. He does what he wants.
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  7. mr.mkitty

    mr.mkitty 2+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    It's never too late.
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