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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by DrWorried, 05.17.14.

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  1. DrWorried

    DrWorried 2+ Year Member

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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Why not?
     
  4. Shazam243

    Shazam243 2+ Year Member

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    Yes, you should try applying; you will pass the first screen for most schools. Whether you get interviews/acceptances will largely depend on other aspects of your application.
     
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  5. Mr Interesting

    Mr Interesting Bonehead 5+ Year Member

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    Yes, assuming the rest of your app is solid with no IA's or criminal background.
     
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  6. DrWorried

    DrWorried 2+ Year Member

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    What is an IA?
     
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    Mr Interesting Bonehead 5+ Year Member

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    caffeinemia 2+ Year Member

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    Maybe he's puss? (which is actually short for pusilanimous and not what ya think!)
     
  10. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Verbal was my best score, no need to define!
     
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    caffeinemia 2+ Year Member

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    But I wanted to rub you the wrong way with my "puss." ... or maybe the right way.
     
  12. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    I'm a gynecologist. I'm immune to rubbing the wrong way.
     
  13. darkjedi

    darkjedi how did this get here I am not good with computer 7+ Year Member

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    3.63 is the cGPA I had when applying. It most certainly is not too low. As others have said, it will be the rest of your application that defines whether or not you have a shot at med school.
     
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    Since when is a 3.63 low? I thought that was just about the average accepted gpa
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    It's not bad at all.
     
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    caffeinemia 2+ Year Member

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    Says those who must apply gentle downward pressure. Okay I'll stop. This is getting obscene.
     
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    OchemNerd 5+ Year Member

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    Apply very broadly, and consider DO schools (if you're willing to). A 3.63 isn't low, but it isn't competitive, so you'll need to shine in other areas.
     
  18. lmn

    lmn 2+ Year Member

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    You should be competitive for MD or DO programs as long as the rest of your application is well-rounded
     
  19. Goro

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    A 3.6 GPA is avg for MD school matriculants; and > avg for most DO schools. 33 MCAT is avg.

    So yes, apply, and apply broadly. MSAR On

     
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    I have about a 3.6 GPA as of now. How high it rises will depend on how I do next year (my junior year). I am debating whether or not to take biochem- which is known at my school as being one of the hardest classes taught by an insanely brilliant professor. I think I will learn alot but it might also tank my GPA.
     

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