i've heard students talk about western guaranteeing them a residency spot. with the shortage expected, how is that possible????
You said a grade of a ''C" is required for all prerequisite courses. I recieved a C- in General Chemistry and a C+ in the lab, my overall GPA is around a 3.6 and my science GPA is around 3.3. Do I need to retake Chem II, or will a C- suffice?
Hello Marie, at WesternU's podiatry school, does the admissions committee calculate gpa's using plus/minus system?
Whoa, whoa whoa, slow down here. Are you saying that a school would lie to students and act in its own interests???? My brain is scrambled eggs now.
1. Nobody said anything about the residency shortage. And you haven't gone through the application process recently enough to comment on what certain schools do and don't tell applicants.
2. I know you're new, but hijacking threads is generally considered a party foul
Back to topics relating to Western...
If you were responding to katrina in the post where you quoted air bud then you should learn how to use the "quote" function in these forums...
Quoting someone/explaining yourself after-the-fact sure does make you look smarter huh?
As for the quote you responded to, you must have some inside info on how many residency positions Western has opened up and which ones/how many are going to be exclusive to Western students...
How bout you let the folks at Western run their own thread?
kidsfeet still holding the thread hostage...Western, anyone?
Oh and if you still want to comment on residency issues, please go to the thread where that discussion was MOVED. Like I said, I know you're new, but your self proclaimed experience should help you navigate these forums. No need for me to post the link.
I am going to ask the same question in this thread as I did in the Scholl thread, because I am real interested in both programs and would like to get more information.
what does the administrative department think of time off from science/academia?
I graduated in december of 2008 with a degree in molec, cell, and dev bio with a minor in business.
I have 2.5 years of undergrad research experience. rather extensive, and got a hhmi grant or two, and a paper published.
my gpa was 3.1 cumulative. I am not sure exactly how to calculate my science gpa, but my "major" gpa which is all of the Biology classes I took (I have taken quite a bit) is 3.4.
I originally wanted to be a research scientist but after getting the degree realized it was not for me (in all honestly I am a people person and even though I love science did not want to spend the rest of my life with mice/rats) and was a little confused as to what I wanted to due with my life (plus had a lot of trouble finding employment due to the recession) when I finished undergrad after coming to this conclusion (have been "treading water" so to speak in the family business).
For the past 3 months I have been shadowing a podiatrist and have absolutely loved it. Loved the human interaction, loved the science, and loved the combination of technical and business. I am currently studying for the MCATs.
If I can get a good MCAT score (I am studying my butt off every day so lets say I get > 25), will I have a chance to get into the school even though I have taken 2 years off from science / academic research? I have been volunteering at a hospital too by the way. I really want to do podiatry after shadowing and honestly, did not even know about the profession until around half a year ago.
So essentially, what does the admission committee here (or anywhere I suppose) think of time away from hard science classes ? I am sure it is not preferred but is it a huge deterrent?