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Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by biogirl215, May 5, 2007.

  1. biogirl215

    biogirl215 2+ Year Member

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    Hi,
    If you current pod. students/acceptees feel comfortable with it (I'd totally understand if you don't), I figured it might be helpful for the pre-pods if you could post your GPAs/MCATs/ECs/etc. and the results of your applications.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Catayst

    Catayst Hardest working man in toe business 7+ Year Member

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    B.A. Biology -- GPA 3.42
    MCAT 11-8-10 Q (I'm not that smart, just got a knack with MC tests)
    My EC's are laughable, basically just chemistry club and ping pong intramurals (pong champion!!!:laugh: ). I've always had a job during school.

    Shadowed two pods affiliated with my city's residency and a few of their residents.

    I applied to AZPOD and DMU two days after admissions opened (September I think). These were my top two and I figured if I wasn't accepted to either of them I'd apply to Temple and Scholl later on, but that wasn't necessary. Interviewed at DMU in October and was accepted a few days later. AZPOD sent interview invite a week afterwards, but was already won over by DMU. Starting in August!

    Good luck, and don't get caught up with the pre-med Biology gunner BS. If I did my undergraduate over again, I'd have gotten a major in Spanish and just minored in Biochemistry or something more fun than the biology/chemistry template they push on you in freshman orientation.
    4 years and 80k tuition and all I know is that I don't know nothing.
     
  4. AlleghenyPOD

    AlleghenyPOD 1st Year MD-bound 2+ Year Member

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    Hey Cat!!

    First I want to say congrats on the mcat! A pretty great score, and a good GPA. I'm in the boat you were last year in that I'm currently preparing to take my MCATs this summer, as well as getting really nervous now on the application process considering classes are done and my junior year will pass like the pages of history. LOL.

    How did you deal with the pre-MCAT stress?

    Lastly, did you ever have an interest in going towards the osteopathic/allopathic trajectory? And sub-last question, why didn't y ou just go get your B.S in biology?? :laugh::D
     
  5. Feli

    Feli ACFAS Member 5+ Year Member

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    Cell Bio major... Chem, Phil minors
    2.6 sci / 2.9 overall gpa (flunked quant analysis and calc II, then switched from Biochem BS to Cell Bio BS)
    28R MCAT, 2080 GRE (back when it was 3 categories)
    Worked 30hr/wk for 3yrs as a CNA in a hospital while in undergrad
    Only applied to Barry (parents near Tampa)... I was accepted with a 4k/yr renewable scholarship.

    I totally agree with catalyst that if I could start undergrad over and was trying to be the best applicant, I'd do a rinky-dink BA in bio, psych, or natural sciences and avoid all the upper division inorganic chem and high level math classes... they can kill your GPA in a hurry and aren't really applicable at all in medical programs (except biostats if you like research). Besides, grad schools have no idea that physics 2011 or biochem for majors is ten times harder than physics 1021 or the non-chem/bioch majors offerings. As far as working and EC, it's not worth it if you don't need the money. In the long run, it really helps to get your feet wet in a hospital (and don't volunteer because they see and do very little), but only work on weekends or something. EC never experience compensates for bad GPA (but high test scores will to some degree).

    I guess my taking a lot of hard undergrad or grad A&P and organic chem/biochem classes might pay off in the end even if it hurts the GPA, though. I've never had any problem making high marks in grad level biochem, physio, etc which many pod students with higher undergrad GPAs than me struggle just to pass. I guess there's more than one road which will lead to the same goal.
     
  6. bdaddyjolley

    bdaddyjolley ACFAS Member 2+ Year Member

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    University of California Riverside
    BS Biochemistry-3.01 averall GPA (I was lazy first 2 years so GPA was low. Last two years had really high GPA in the upper division classes.)
    MS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology- 3.85 GPA
    DAT- Bio-18, Chem-20, O-chem-20, Quant anal-19, PAT-19, Reading and comp-19=overall 19 and 91 percentile. Already took DAT before I applied to pod school so just used those scores.

    I took a lot of upper division biochem and other science classes in undergrad and felt they were very rewarding like Medical biochemistry, physical biochemistry, Advanced Cell biology and many others. The only thing I would have done different is work harder the first two years and take an Anatomy and physiology, microbio and histology class. I wouldn't have changed my major like others would have. So as you can see, everybody has a different experience.

    My Grad experience had much more demanding classes but I had the overall best experience in these classes.
     
  7. Catayst

    Catayst Hardest working man in toe business 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks Alley, for the MCAT I took about 5 practice tests and read a biology book over because I realized I had forgotten everything from that class. My first AAMC practice test I got a 27 so I didn't bother taking a $1600 Kaplan course or whatever (plus I'm broke). On the test day I was more excited than anything, guessed on every organic chemistry question (lucky I only had about 5) and ended up with about 10 minutes after each section to look stuff over. Hopefully you'll get your MCAT scores back before the application cycle starts, but apply anyway early on.

    I got my B.A. Biology/chem minor because the only difference between B.A. and B.S. at my school is Calculus 2 and those 4 extra credits would have made me stay another semester. As long as you've taken the required courses, your degree hardly even matters with the admissions.

    Heard about podiatry from my dad's RN friend when I was a sophomore undergrad. Before that I was thinking maybe cardiology, maybe anesthesiology, or just not thinking about it at all. A little before I started shadowing a read a little and unknown book called Death of Compassion: The Endangered Patient/Physician Relationship and this helped me to realize why I chose medicine and what I love most about it--the patient. I've got to have that patient interaction, and when I was shadowing the podiatrists it seemed like every patient they had was their friend. Add to that the potential a new podiatrist has 10-20 years from now when you'll be starting a practice (the patient base is booming) among many other things and frankly it's hard to see why theres not thousands of podiatry applicants.
     
  8. funfeet

    funfeet Member 2+ Year Member

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    Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Minor: Chemistry
    GPA: 3.0 (science is 2.8??)
    MCAT: 22M
    Worked 20/hr week in a micro lab for army corps of engineers, AMSA kinda, and intramural soccer and softball
    Applied to: AZPOD, DMU, Ohio, Temple, Scholl
    Had first interview at Scholl, accepted on spot, canceled other interviews

    Also, my major is considered one of the worst at my undergrad (after engineering). Many times I wanted to switch out, but considering all the classes I took and how they will help me next year, I'm kind of grateful. (I am graduating one week from today, so NOW I will say I dont mind the schools hard curricullum, if you asked me last semester, I would have said differently)
     
  9. Catayst

    Catayst Hardest working man in toe business 7+ Year Member

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    Take any cultures of Katrina floodwaters? Holy e-coli!
     
  10. pRHOfessional7

    pRHOfessional7 SCPM 2011 2+ Year Member

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    Majors: Biochemistry & Biology
    Minors: Physics and African American Studies
    GPA: 3.89 [3.8 Sci]
    Masters: Rural Health Administration [Concentration: Health Policy and Mangement]
    GPA: 4.0
    MCAT: 30Q

    Extras:
    I was EIC of my schools newspaper, president of a few clubs, and did research for the center of Minority Health Disparities.
    Shadowed 2 Pods
     
  11. justincredible

    justincredible SCPM c/o 2011 2+ Year Member

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    Wow pRHOfessional! Those are some excellent stats!!! Good job :thumbup:
     
  12. pRHOfessional7

    pRHOfessional7 SCPM 2011 2+ Year Member

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    thanks classmate
     
  13. Dr. Gangrene

    Dr. Gangrene AZPOD 2011 Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    4.5 gpa w/ a 5.0 science
    Mcat 47Z

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  14. pRHOfessional7

    pRHOfessional7 SCPM 2011 2+ Year Member

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    I sincerely hope that this is not meant to be a snide remark geared toward my academic record. Believe it or not, some people do work their butts off and have excellent stats. If you cannot comprehend such things from an individual matriculating into podiatry school, raise your standards. :)
     
  15. kelus

    kelus super mega fantastic user 7+ Year Member

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    Relax professional17
    He was just having fun. Your stats are impressive and we all commend you for them. I applaud all who honestly list their stats regardless if they are really high or low. Dr gangrene was just shaking things up a bit, besides, there only numbers :thumbup:
     
  16. Marine1

    Marine1 Hoorah 2+ Year Member

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    BS Physics (UF)
    MS Mathematics & Biostats (UF)
    sGPA (the only one that matters) - 3.51
    GRE - 2205 (800-Q & 795-A) - Old three section test (VQA)
    MCAT - 22 O (13-PS, 5-VR, 4-BS) -> Biology sucks!

    3/4 - Accepted on the spot

    My EC's are going to Afghanistan and killing terrorists
     
  17. Dr. Gangrene

    Dr. Gangrene AZPOD 2011 Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    WOW!!! If I was attacking you, I would have quoted your stats! Sad to see such an ignorant post. I am matriculating this fall and have MD/DO level stats as well (if that is your problem). That is too bad my smiley face didn't help you realize I was just messing around.

    Before you assume things and attack people, maybe do a little more research.:(

    If you had done your research on me, you would know my science gpa and regular were both above 3.65 when I applied. I also am married, go to school full time, take a full course load, and work 50 hours a week.
    I don't know the source of your insecurity, but please do not attack those you don't even know.
     
  18. Dr. Gangrene

    Dr. Gangrene AZPOD 2011 Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    P.s. Congratulations on your stats. I definetly know on a personal level that it takes a lot to achieve what you have.
     
  19. MrFeeties

    MrFeeties 2+ Year Member

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    BS Mathematics, Biochemistry, somewhere around 3.1
    MPH 3.95

    12-10-9-S MCAT

    Prior service military, worked at a free medical clinic and in a lab at the hospital blah blah.....
     
  20. Feli

    Feli ACFAS Member 5+ Year Member

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    I have to agree here.^ I was about to say the same thing...

    pRHO, you have to settle down a bit. Keep in mind that there is no real tone of voice or body language in text. I could be wrong, but you seem to be looking for conflicts in a lot of your posts ( http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=371844&highlight=racism+podiatry ,
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=376101 ).

    You're accepted, and it's a team game now. You certainly need to stand up for yourself from time to time, but nobody was disrespecting you here from what I see. Congrats on your hard work in undergrad, and if you work hard in grad school also, you should do quite well.
     
  21. pRHOfessional7

    pRHOfessional7 SCPM 2011 2+ Year Member

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    As someone stated you cannot tell a persons tone by reading a computer screen, so if I misunderstood gangrene my apologies. I was also misunderstood because I was not attacking you [DrG] I too had a smiley face in my post as well, just asking for clarification. I am far from insecure, but I may be defensive because ever since I made the decision to enter this profession I have had to prove that I was worthy of the attempt [hence Feli's total misjudgement of my "conflict starting" post, especially since the majority of my posts are positive or simply asking for advice from what I assumed to be like minded individuals].

    Anyway,
    Peace and Blessings
     
  22. Dr. Gangrene

    Dr. Gangrene AZPOD 2011 Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    No worries. I just think if you re look at my joking post, you will see that it in no way has any reference to you. I too have had people question my choice to go into podiatry. Most people do not understand the profession.
    Anyway, no hard feelings. Just don't jump to conclusions to quickly.:thumbup:
     
  23. sanggydaddy81

    sanggydaddy81 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    B.S Biological Science
    GPA 3.0 / DAT bio 26 Chem 23 Ochem 29 Reading 19 Math 19 PAT19.

    E.C. Army Reserve since 2003 (Food Service Specialist) :p
    and some church volunteering(pianist).
    Mission Trip to Mexico few times.
     

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