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Is there any point in someone applying for a gpr with a part 1 score of ~80 and a class rank of somewhere in the bottom 1/3? Assume average letters of recommendation and no extracurriculars or awards.

Are there any decent gpr programs that are within the reach of such a candidate? How does the future hold for this person?
 

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YES -apply....
Many programs, like ours look at the total person, their goals.

They will listen on what happened... did you party (bad) or did you have to work(they will understand), or do you have problems taking exams (many will listen).

What else did you do...

We look at grades and boards and recommendations as one part... we consider who the person is... what they did... extracurricular work, projects.. and the interviews so we can put a team of residents together that will work as a group... learn together and have fun together.

Sometimes, the students who had problems have the best desire to learn.
 

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rarm1 said:
YES -apply....
Many programs, like ours look at the total person, their goals.

They will listen on what happened... did you party (bad) or did you have to work(they will understand), or do you have problems taking exams (many will listen).

What else did you do...

We look at grades and boards and recommendations as one part... we consider who the person is... what they did... extracurricular work, projects.. and the interviews so we can put a team of residents together that will work as a group... learn together and have fun together.

Sometimes, the students who had problems have the best desire to learn.
That is encouraging, but with limited spots offered per GPR or even AEGD, how can partying or working be considered a reason for someone to be in the bottom half when applying? I did neither, too much party or work, but am only in the top 50 of my class.
 
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I had no idea that GPRs were competetive and looked at your board scores and stuff. What's a competetive board score for GPRs? And are some GPRs harder to get into than others? If so, which ones?
 

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SuperTrooper said:
I had no idea that GPRs were competetive and looked at your board scores and stuff. What's a competetive board score for GPRs? And are some GPRs harder to get into than others? If so, which ones?
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Hi all,

GPR programs do look at GPA, Board scores and letters of recommendation and interview. These are not open for admission so yes, getting a spot is a competitive process. However, there will be some programs that are not matched with residents on match day so these programs are easier to get into if you make the right phone calls at the right time. DP
 

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There are some AEGDs and GPRs that are competitive, but basically, anyone can get into one. Just make sure you apply to a lot of them and keep your eyes and ears open for those that don't match on match day or those that don't participate in match or new programs.
 
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