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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by guyski79, Dec 26, 2008.

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    Agree with the comment on MDApps, you are a little top-heavy given the GPA, so add more lower tier schools. Also add Irvine and Davis, I don't see them on the list.
     
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    how about:
    NYMC
    Albert einstein
    drexel
    albany
    maybe the SUNY's? you get instate tuition after 1 year
    maybe mount sinai?
    george washington?
     
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    No offense, but your stats don't make Irvine and Davis "safeties." In fact they would be reaches given your current GPAs. You may have a tough application year, don't shoot yourself in the foot this early.

    Even though you state there are no "safeties" you obviously don't believe it.:rolleyes: You have a great MCAT and come from a great school but don't think that NYMC, RF, Temple, etc. are going to gladly forgive your GPA. I can't see you standing much of a chance at Sinai (or Einstein) but if money isn't an issue than there really isn't a limit on the number of schools to apply to.

    Good luck.
     
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    What are your criteria for choosing a medical school? Location? Research? Curriculum? You haven't given us any information besides your numbers and a list of your activities.
     
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    I just used Sinai because I saw you had referred to it in your post. I just think that your BCPM GPA is going to be a red flag at competitive programs, which make up a significant portion of your list.

    Sinai's numbers from the 2008-2009 MSAR are cGPA = 3.75, BCPM = 3.68 and MCAT = 35.1

    These numbers are almost the same for all the Manhattan schools. Which year MSAR are you looking at?
     
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    wait... for real? is this true for everyone? that is good to know :thumbup:
     

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