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Should I take a year off?

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

  1. hellooo

    Dec 26, 2008
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    Medical Student
    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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  3. Mobius1985

    7+ Year Member

    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.
  4. J ROD

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    Aug 1, 2005
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    Are you a Native American (Indian)?

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

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