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Successful reapplication!!

Discussion in 'Re-Applicants [ MD / DO ]' started by RollWave11, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. RollWave11

    RollWave11 10+ Year Member

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    Just wanted to fill you SDN people in that a low undergrad GPA wont block your path to a medical degree. I had some major issues in college getting numerous Cs in science classes and even a D in one quarter of chemistry during my first 3 years of college. I finished strong in my senior year once I figured out my problems...but my GPA was still only a 3.05 (BCPM of 2.87). At that point I had a 29M MCAT. That summer I graduated and stayed on campus to study for the MCAT and got a 32M the second time around.

    In the fall I began a SMP program (now a few months from finishing the second semester) and finished the first semester with a 3.8 GPA. I received my interview invite 1-31-2007 and got the acceptance today!! I really cant believe I turned it around so quickly! Dont let your premed advisors tell you medicine wont be an option for you, its all up to you. WORK IT!
     
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  3. swim2006

    swim2006 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations :)
     
  4. DrLizzie

    DrLizzie Still in the game 7+ Year Member

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    congrats on the acceptance!!!!!
     
  5. RollWave11

    RollWave11 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks! It feels good to prove 'em wrong!
     
  6. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    great to hear, congrats
     
  7. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor 2+ Year Member

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    Congrads! :cool:
     
  8. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

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    That's some encouraging news congrads!
     
  9. berkeleyboy

    berkeleyboy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Thats awesome! I can only imagine how happy you are... congratulations!
     
  10. MDsomeday22

    MDsomeday22 Guest 7+ Year Member

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    YEY! Congrats!

    Sorry, I'm not savvy with the terminology yet . . . is a SMP a masters or postbac program?

    If you don't mind me asking, where's the program that you're in and what schools did you apply to? My story is similar to yours . . . :)
     
  11. mljackson19

    mljackson19 2+ Year Member

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    Well thank you because I thinking that my plans were impossible. Thanks for the encouragement, BTW what is a SMP program?:D
     
  12. MokaBear

    MokaBear 2+ Year Member

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    would u mind sharing what your problems were in the first 3 years of college?? like more specifics. u can pm me about it also. thanks
     
  13. effwun

    effwun 2+ Year Member

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    Wow...I'm in a similar situation to your undergrad, and I'm now weighing my options on a post-bacc or masters. I kinda thought the 2 year masters was the only route because I didn't think I would have my app. done in time for them to see any improvement in grades. Where did you do the SMP? When did you apply? Where did you get in?
     
  14. Rorasaurus

    Rorasaurus 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    SMP= Special Masters program. Look in the Post-bacc forum, here is a link to SDN's "Official Guide to Special Masters Programs". http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=346106
    :luck:
    I'm at Loyola's SMP now (called MAMS, Master of Arts in Medical Sciences) had an undergrad GPA of 3.15, now grad GPA of 3.75! That's more like it...
     
  15. Rorasaurus

    Rorasaurus 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    I dunno about the OP, but remember that there are a lot of 1year SMPs out there, like Loyola in Chicago, I started in the fall, am 4 weeks from graduating now, just in time to apply with a Masters degree on my AMCAS and a decent GPA... check into it!
    :)
     

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