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Recruiting or a money making scheme?????

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Fernj75, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. Fernj75

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    Ok here is my dilemma. I just received a letter from the University of Boston stating that ? Congratulation on your performance on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)! Your score indicate that you can be successful in medical school. I would like to invite you to apply to Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). Now, are they really actively recruiting me or do they just want my $95.00 ??????? I would love to apply there if I were sure of at least getting an interview otherwise I would save my $95.00 which will help me cover the cost of traveling to my interview at other schools.
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    Well, does your MCAT and GPA average match theirs?
     
  3. Jessica

    Jessica Senior Member
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    I would say that their interest in you is genuine. Considring how many people submit secondaries to schools (WITHOUT any interest expressed by said school), I don't think they would waste their time (and yours) by actively "recruiting" secondaries from people they had zero interest in.
     
  4. Fernj75

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    Well my GPA and MCAT scores are up to par with their average.
     
  5. Resident Alien

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    I'd be a little more careful, another poster here was rejected from pitt. after deciding to apply when they sent that "we love you" :)P) mail.
     
  6. Barton

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    I got crap like that from places like WashU and Pitt, and MDPhD stuff from a bunch of places. I have a 3.3, and a 3.0 science GPA. Do you think I'd be a competitive for these programs? Me neither. They just have MCAT cutoffs, and they send those things to everyone above a certain score. I got a 35 MCAT, so I got their mailings. That doesn't make me a competitive applicant. The point I'm trying to make (though I'm rambling a lot) is that you should decide for yourself (based on qualitative and quantitative factors) whether to apply to these places. Don't get sucked in by mass mailings.
     
  7. watto

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    Barton, if you are reading this would you send me your email address? I know you had a U of MN interview and are an out-of-stater. I am in the same situation and wanted to ask about your interview...
     
  8. Barton

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    watto,
    see my interview posting on interviewfeedback.com. my email address (as listed there) is [email protected] I welcome any questions. I am actually in state for MN (I'm from rochester), but did talk to an out-of-stater at my interview.
     

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