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Prospective students with a foreign undergrad degree

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jonathani1

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I have a BS in Computer Technology from a British University. I assumed that my degree would 'count' for med school application, and that I just needed to get the prerequisite pre-med classes postbaccalaureate (and of course take the MCAT).

Now I'm told by a pre-med advisor that my degree is not acceptable for entry into med school. Why? It has fewer classes on the transcript (classes last a year instead of a semester), and also there is not a broad range of disciplines (social sciences, sciences, languages, etc.).

My question: Have any students with foreign degrees -- particularly British ones -- been admitted into med school? Any help/input appreciated!
 

Sundarban1

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You may want to post this on the pre-allo board as there are many more eyes there.

jonathani1 said:
I have a BS in Computer Technology from a British University. I assumed that my degree would 'count' for med school application, and that I just needed to get the prerequisite pre-med classes postbaccalaureate (and of course take the MCAT).

Now I'm told by a pre-med advisor that my degree is not acceptable for entry into med school. Why? It has fewer classes on the transcript (classes last a year instead of a semester), and also there is not a broad range of disciplines (social sciences, sciences, languages, etc.).

My question: Have any students with foreign degrees -- particularly British ones -- been admitted into med school? Any help/input appreciated!
 
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