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Question about gpa?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by sharpieLIFE, Sep 19, 2014.

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  1. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    Is a 3.45 smp bad? Would that still be okay for a US MD acceptance?
     
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  3. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    Also with a 33 MCAT 11/11/11
     
  4. Ismet

    Ismet PGY-fun! SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

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  5. Afford

    Afford 2+ Year Member

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    What was your undergrad GPA?
     
  6. sharpieLIFE

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    zzxxzz 5+ Year Member

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    Based on what people have said to similar questions, it's not good. SMPs are designed for most students to get 4.0s, or something close.
     
  8. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    Should I hold out any hope for US MD anymore?
     
  9. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    We would need more data.
    Previous application hx?
    How many MCAT's?
    State of residence?
    Marks of distinction?...
     
  10. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    NJ resident.
    I only took that one MCAT.
    I have never applied to MD or DO schools.
    Lots of clinical and volunteer experience.
     
  11. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    With a good MCAT and everything else indicating risk, you have a poor to fair chance.
     
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  12. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    Would you say it is more skewed to the poor side or fair side?
    Thanks for your input
     
  13. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    That would depend on the strength of your narrative and the insight-fulness of your list.
     
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  14. Goro

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    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.

     
  15. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    By list you mean the schools I'll be applying to or how well rounded my EC's are?
     
  16. sharpieLIFE

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    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?
     
  17. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    Meaning a Post-bac GPA of 3.45 that should have been much higher. You should have aced instead of beeced.

    What is your current MCAT score?

    Your numbers are fine for any DO program, BTW.

     
  18. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    MCAT was a 33. Balanced - 11/11/11
     
  19. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    By "list," I mean how well you have identified schools that might take a chance on you, your list of schools.
     
  20. ScienceBrah

    ScienceBrah insufferable know-it-all 2+ Year Member

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    Hi!
    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?
     
  21. candbgirl

    candbgirl Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    You probably should start your own thread but without a MCAT score it is really hard to advise you . Are you URM? What is your sGPA?
     
  22. ScienceBrah

    ScienceBrah insufferable know-it-all 2+ Year Member

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    I believe it's hovering around a 3.12. I just did a rough estimate...haven't seen my transcript in awhile. I still have to take to two semesters of inorganic chem when I return from overseas. Not URM. Lower middle class white female.
    So I know things aren't ideal...just wondering how far RPCV status will get me? I know howard is looking for committed volunteer types...but is it just domestic?

    I'll start a new thread! Thanks!
     
  23. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    What RPCV status?
     
  24. ScienceBrah

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    returned peace corps volunteer
     

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