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socioeconomically and educationally disadvantaged

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Wandered1982, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Wandered1982

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    Dear Acdom,
    I am 24 years old and I come from a Middle Eastern country that it is known for discriminating againist minorities. My family and I are victims of a former regime. When my family and I made it in the U.S. in 2002, I started attending school a month after I arrived in this country. My English was below average. I did my best to survive as an undocumented alien and as a student. I have never had a stable job, so I had to drop many courses at several occassions. My GPA is 3.0. I have many W's and 2 F's. I will apply for course forgiveness to remove the F's. Being a doctor is the dream of my life and that of my family. I support 3 members of my family. I live in a city where 200,000 people from my same race and ethinicty live. The majority of them don't speak good English, so it is hard for them to communicate with their doctors. Accordingly, I believe that the community needs more and more doctors who understadn their culture and language. Things have started to easen up a little bit for me. I devouted 90% of my time for studying. No fun or partying. I intend to raise my GPA and rock my MCAT. What are my chances of getting to UCSD. Will UCSD consider the hardship that I went through both in the U.S. and in my country?

    I deeply appreciate your reply,
    thanks!!
     
  2. Daydreamer2008

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    why do u care about ucsd? u should be happy to attend any medical school, and if u aren't sincere about that, then u will have a hard time getting in b/c ucsd is pretty damn hard to get into
     
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  3. instigata

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    With 2 F's...not UCSD. Sorry to break it to you.
     

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