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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MTY, Jun 20, 2000.

  1. MTY


    with a post-bac of 3.59 and mcat score of 11,10,6, should i even apply?

    getting depressed after reading ppl with outstanding mcat and gpa.

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  3. spirit

    spirit Junior Member

    Jun 11, 2000
    Bowling Green, KY, USA
    I don't have a lot of knowledge about who should and should not apply, but I too get depressed seeing people post such excellent MCAT scores. I don't think I will ever get the scores some of these people post. I am not discouraged from applying though b/c I know plenty of people in state schools who had less than 30 MCAT and less than 3.8 gpa's. I know 6's aren't looked on very highly, but the composite may be good enough to get you an interview.
    Best of luck!!
  4. tristate

    tristate Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Lubbock, TX
    It's how you present yourself that matters. Not everyone in medical school has the perfect GPA and/or MCAT scores. I didn't, but I still got in. There is more to a person than just numbers. There are some applicants that had perfect MCAT and GPA and did not get in. Show the committee who you are as a person, and they'll see you as a qualified applicant.
  5. raindodger

    raindodger Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    UC Berkeley
  6. MTY


    Hi guys,
    i just want to thank you so much for you encouragement.

    i deeply appreciated.

    tristate, i thank you for your comment. but you see, i don't even know if i will get an interview therefore i'm sure how i can get the opportunity to present who i am.

    raindodger, your post was very helpful. i did my post-bac at harvard extension, i enjoyed it alot. i'm not sure if that would make a difference for adcom.

    again, thanks for all of your responses.
  7. tristate

    tristate Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Lubbock, TX

    Admissions committee at most schools carefully review everything on the paper application before deciding on interviews. This includes your activities, essay(s), work experience, etc. Everything that you present on that application will be noticed and considered.

    And the blessings just keep coming!
  8. IGGA

    IGGA Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    buffalo, ny USA
    hello everyone...
    my mcat scores are back.. vr=6, and 10,10 in biological and physical..and my gpa is 3.5.. i'm expecting a dual degree in biophysics and psychology... i'm really worried about my verbal score however english is my second language.. and also i took mcats last august and i got 8 in verbal and 9,9 in biological and physical section... should i retake my mcats or no?? i don't think i can boost up my verbal score by much... i would really appreciate your answers.. thank you

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