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Texas med school (medigirl and Tod Cutler)

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by panicking, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. panicking

    panicking Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 2001
    I know that I should post this thread in Pre-allo,
    but I need advice from those who have been there.
    I am a texas resident and I only want to go to
    one of the texas med schools.
    My GPA is 3.6 but only 3.3 in science. My MCAT is
    V11,P11,B10,Q. Is it OK(safe enough) for me to
    apply only to texas schools? or I need to look for
    some other low-tier out-of-state schools.
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  3. Espion

    Espion is a girl 7+ Year Member

    May 5, 2002
    I had a 27T on my MCAT and a 3.6 GPA at Texas A&M. And I still got in.

    I wouldn't worry too much about it. I did have a lot of extra stuff that made me a "well-rounded" candidate, but none of it was medically related.

    I say plunge in and you'll do fine.

    P.S. I intended to apply through AMCAS, but my frustration with the on-line application led me to say "SCREW IT". So I scrapped it. :p
  4. DOC_BOB

    DOC_BOB Junior Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    those numbers look pretty good for texas schools. you shouldn't have a problem if everything else is'll definitely get interviews with those numbers. i know plenty of people with worse scores who got in the 2006 classes. you should be safe with the 7 MD schools and the DO school. chances are: if you don't get into the worst school in TX, you probably won't be competitive in an out of state or private school. but then again, you can never have too many back ups.
  5. jaeida8

    jaeida8 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 2001
    Harlingen, TX
    I think the average MCAT scores for accepted applicants at San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston are about 27-28. I think A&M's was around 29 when I last checked, and Texas Tech's was in the same area. Southwestern's is about 32-33, which is expected because they're more prestigious. So you're in good shape. I had a 28Q and got a full scholarship to Galveston.
  6. Rigomortis

    Rigomortis Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2002
    Agree with all of the above. It's my opinion that Texas residents have it the best out of any of the states. All of the UT classes are ~200, and the Baylor class is about 170's. And it seems there less prospective students per spot than other large states like California or New York. Good luck!
  7. Dr. MAXY

    Dr. MAXY Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2002
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    I think you will be fine just applying to Texas School. GOOD -LUCK

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