Is a 3.45 smp bad? Would that still be okay for a US MD acceptance?
Borderline. I think you're going to have to go through an app cycle warts and all. Most of the people I've seen posting here after SMP got into an MD schools with a much higher GPA, like ?>3.6. And a stellar MCAT (>33) top boot.
Lol what do you mean warts and all? Rejection filled?
So if I retook it got like a 34 or 35, do you think I would have a fighting shot at MD schools?
I'm in a similar boat. I have a 3.38 undergraduate. I haven't taken the MCAT yet. I worked as a nursing assistant for a year and am now in the Peace Corps as a health volunteer for the next two years. I also worked with refugees and immigrants in college. My dream school right now is Howard University as they have a huge push for serving the underserved.
Thoughts? Chances? MCAT score to shoot for?