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Students, Schools, and Stats

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by 139871, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. 139871

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    Tufts University
    Temple University
    Wake Forest University
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
    Boston University
    University of Washington
    University of Southern California
    University of Arizona
    Drexel University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Georgetown University
    University of Texas Houston

    Assume a student is applying from a mediocre state university. What type of GPA, MCAT, and ECs do you believe the student would need on average to apply to the schools on this list? Also, do you think this list includes a fair number of reaches and safeties? Just wanted to get some opinions so I know what types of stats I should be shooting for since these are some schools I would like to attend. Thanks! :)
     
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    http://www.aamc.org/data/facts/2005/2005mcatgpa.htm

    http://www.amazon.com/Medical-School-Admission-Requirements-2007-2008/dp/1577540492/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-7320857-1551014?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1172876900&sr=8-1

    There's also a couple of nice stickies at the top of this page.
     
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    I know I can get the factual data but was just wondering what people think would be the stats necessary to create a list of this nature.
     
  5. mikeinsd

    mikeinsd predictably unpredictable

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    dont take it personally op, but seriously? try the search function, buy an msar, do something on your own... this info is easy to find

    but i guess it would be easier ask everyone esle to do your work for you...

    seriously admins... make people wait a little while when new before starting threads
     
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    why did you change your name and start a new thread?
     
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    turkleton Capeless Crusader

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    Are you kidding?
     
  8. TheAmazingGOB

    TheAmazingGOB It ain't easy bein' white

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    Don't even apply to the University of Arizona unless you are a resident of that state. They don't accept non-residents. Period.
     
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    TheAmazingGOB It ain't easy bein' white

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    Also, don't bother with the University of Washington unless you are a WICHE (or whatever the stupid acronym is) resident.
     
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    Good to know, I'll keep it in mind. Thanks.
     
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    mikeinsd predictably unpredictable

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    ok here is about a serious reply as you deserve to get...

    if you get a 44t and a 4.0 you have a great shot at any of them
    if you get a 25 and a 2.7 you are likey SOL

    if you get somewhere in between the two and are a decent person with ok EC's and can write a decent ps, you should get in somewhere, probably
     
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    Agree with the top part of your post, but I'm not sure you will get in anywhere if you are closer to that bottom border (i.e. a 2.8/26 isn't going to work, nor is a 2.9/27...).

    OP -- pick up the MSAR and you can see the average stats for each school. Compare your own stats to those. If you match up favorably, apply. If you don't, the school is a longshot for you. Many people have no "safeties". But don't get totally hung up on the numbers, the other parts of the app can help or tank you too. One thing I note is that these schools are all over the map (literally and figuratively), so why them? It's usually best to have some rationalle for selecting schools, be it location, or whatever.
     
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    And just to be clear, you get the stats and THEN apply to medical schools, you don't formulate your list of schools and aim for stats based on the averages. It's ******ed, like an 8th grader deciding whether to go Ivy or community college. Just do the best you can and see where you stand summer of junior year.
     

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