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hellooo

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Hi! I'm a junior at UNC Chapel Hill. Here are my stats:
-female/Indian descent
-bio major, chem and medical anthropology minors
-GPA now:
.3.1science 3.27cumulative; probably will go up to 3.27science and 3.38cumulative by the end of this semester
-lots of community service
-volunteering and shadowing
-leadership experience: Resident Advisor, founding a club etc
-research in two different labs

If I were to apply this coming yr, what MCAT score would make my application competitive? If I can bring up my gpa to 3.45science and 3.5 overall at the end of senior yr, would it be smart to just wait?

thanks soooooo much for your help!



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Mobius1985

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Apr 4, 2007
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Considering the mean GPA for those accepted to med school is 3.65, your cGPA after next semester still won't be very competitive. I suggest you take an additional year to improve your GPA before you apply. With a 3.5, you'd still need an MCAT of 32+ to have a good chance at the least-selective medical schools, along with a continuing upward grade trend.
 

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Hi! I'm a junior at UNC Chapel Hill. Here are my stats:
-female/Indian descent
-bio major, chem and medical anthropology minors
-GPA now:
.3.1science 3.27cumulative; probably will go up to 3.27science and 3.38cumulative by the end of this semester
-lots of community service
-volunteering and shadowing
-leadership experience: Resident Advisor, founding a club etc
-research in two different labs

If I were to apply this coming yr, what MCAT score would make my application competitive? If I can bring up my gpa to 3.45science and 3.5 overall at the end of senior yr, would it be smart to just wait?



thanks soooooo much for your help!



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Are you a Native American (Indian)?

Then, your stats can be lower and have a chance.
 
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