marina227227

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After you interview at a school, what criteria do they use to further evaluate applicants? Is everyone at that point on a level playing field other than interview evaluations, or could a poor GPA or MCAT still end up hurting you even after you interviewed at that school?
 

Poliscidoc

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After you interview at a school, what criteria do they use to further evaluate applicants? Is everyone at that point on a level playing field other than interview evaluations, or could a poor GPA or MCAT still end up hurting you even after you interviewed at that school?
GPA and MCAT are always fair game
 

TopSecret

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After you interview at a school, what criteria do they use to further evaluate applicants? Is everyone at that point on a level playing field other than interview evaluations, or could a poor GPA or MCAT still end up hurting you even after you interviewed at that school?
You're pretty much on a level playing field and they'll start judging you based on personal qualities, such as social graces, appearance, enthusiasm, speaking abilities, etc. Good doctors have more than just high GPA's and MCAT's. They have to be good with people, too.