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Tulane accepted student GPA range: 2.5-4

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003], Jun 8, 2002.

  1. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

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    I was surfing through different school on the net and noticed that Tulane has wide GPA range. I was wondering about the person(s) who got in with a 2.5
    Here is URL:
    <a href="http://www.mcl.tulane.edu/departments/admissions/profile.html" target="_blank">http://www.mcl.tulane.edu/departments/admissions/profile.html</a>
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]:
    <strong>I was surfing through different school on the net and noticed that Tulane has wide GPA range. I was wondering about the person(s) who got in with a 2.5
    Here is URL:
    <a href="http://www.mcl.tulane.edu/departments/admissions/profile.html" target="_blank">http://www.mcl.tulane.edu/departments/admissions/profile.html</a></strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">They were probably a URM applicant with outstanding credentials.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Bikini Princess:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]:
    <strong>I was surfing through different school on the net and noticed that Tulane has wide GPA range. I was wondering about the person(s) who got in with a 2.5
    Here is URL:
    <a href="http://www.mcl.tulane.edu/departments/admissions/profile.html" target="_blank">http://www.mcl.tulane.edu/departments/admissions/profile.html</a></strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">They were probably a URM applicant with outstanding credentials.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">bikini mama,

    2.5= outstanding credentials? Don't denigrate URM's in such a way. :oops:
     
  6. UrSexyLatinDr

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    They were probably a URM applicant with outstanding credentials.

    Why are you talking this kind of masa( SH!T) bikini princess? Dont get to such ignorant conclusions, why when they mention an aceptance with low numbers "some" people relate that to URMs??? I bet there are many URMs better than......so please keep it real! :mad:

    Eduardo
     
  7. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Bikini Princess:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]:
    <strong>I was surfing through different school on the net and noticed that Tulane has wide GPA range. I was wondering about the person(s) who got in with a 2.5
    Here is URL:
    <a href="http://www.mcl.tulane.edu/departments/admissions/profile.html" target="_blank">http://www.mcl.tulane.edu/departments/admissions/profile.html</a></strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">They were probably a URM applicant with outstanding credentials.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">ur such a racist person.....why do u automatically assume that a URM have lower stats...I'm not a URM, but they don't have lower stats....

    u seriously have issues going with that kind of mentality into medicine....I just hope you realize there could be asians or whites with that kind of statistic and hvae "extraordinary credentials"

    that got in..

    last year and asian friend of mine who is 29 with a wife and kids, with 3.4 gpa and 26 on mcat got into ucla? :rolleyes: can you please explain that to me?
     
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    This is political correctness run amok. It is a statistical fact, not "racist opinion" or any opinion at all, that the avg URM's GPA acceptee into med school is ~3.00, while the avg non-URM's GPA is ~3.6. It doesn't mean that there are no URM's with undergraduate GPAs of 4.0 in med school or that a lower undergraduate GPA or MCAT says anything about your ability to be a good doctor. It's just a statistical fact. And statistically, even though you can't be certain, but if you were to wager a guess at who the person with 2.5 GPA was and got in, it is most likely a URM. Again, it's just a fact that there are many more URMs with GPAs close to 2.5 getting into med school then non-URMs. If you all are going to be doctors, you will have to learn to separate facts from opinions. Incidentally, most of the people in my class who had to repeat the first year of med school for academic reasons in my class were not URMs. This is purely anecdotal, but it does illustrate that having a lower GPA or MCAT doesn't even mean that you will universally struggle to pass in med school.
     
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    This is political correctness run amok. It is a statistical fact, not "racist opinion" or any opinion at all, that the avg URM's GPA acceptee into med school is ~3.00, while the avg non-URM's GPA is ~3.6.

    Can you please supply the place you got this "fact" from. Are there certain articles? a webpage? or a book? I mean several of these because you cant make a fact from one source. I want to see where you got that info. from please.

    Eduardo
     
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    If they are a URM, they are a damn lucky URM to get accepted with a 2.5. Let's chill out with these sensitive issues that are impossible to resolve. I haven't been accepted and it has nothing to do with being white (my partying days do have a lot to do with it). We can all quit blaming others for everything that doesn't go our way and on the other hand lighten up a little.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by UrSexyLatinDr:
    <strong>This is political correctness run amok. It is a statistical fact, not "racist opinion" or any opinion at all, that the avg URM's GPA acceptee into med school is ~3.00, while the avg non-URM's GPA is ~3.6.

    Can you please supply the place you got this "fact" from. Are there certain articles? a webpage? or a book? I mean several of these because you cant make a fact from one source. I want to see where you got that info. from please.

    Eduardo</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I am citing averages listed in a book called <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0683180584/qid%3D1023620168/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F0%5F1/102-0719564-9488928" target="_blank">Jump Start MCAT</a> , a very good book for MCAT review in my opinion.

    Here are two political (may be biased) web sites with some averages and one aamc site:
    <a href="http://www.sandiego.edu/~e_cook/" target="_blank">http://www.sandiego.edu/~e_cook/</a>
    <a href="http://www.fairtest.org/facts/mcat.html" target="_blank">http://www.fairtest.org/facts/mcat.html</a>
    <a href="http://www.aamc.org/about/progemph/diverse/qa.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.aamc.org/about/progemph/diverse/qa.pdf</a>

    Realize that these statistics are not well publicized for obvious reasons. By not publicizing them though, IMO, they are doing a disservice to URMs who don't know about them and can take advantage of them. I happen to support affirmative action too, without it under-represented would become not represented. While searching for affirmative action statitistics, I found these articles on why it is needed (I am procrastinating from studying right now):

    <a href="http://www.aamc.org/newsroom/pressrel/1998/980403.htm" target="_blank">http://www.aamc.org/newsroom/pressrel/1998/980403.htm</a>
    <a href="http://www.aamc.org/newsroom/reporter/april01/view.htm" target="_blank">http://www.aamc.org/newsroom/reporter/april01/view.htm</a>
    <a href="http://www.aamc.org/about/progemph/diverse/qa.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.aamc.org/about/progemph/diverse/qa.pdf</a>
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by UrSexyLatinDr:
    <strong>They were probably a URM applicant with outstanding credentials.

    Why are you talking this kind of masa( SH!T) bikini princess? Dont get to such ignorant conclusions, why when they mention an aceptance with low numbers "some" people relate that to URMs??? I bet there are many URMs better than......so please keep it real! :mad:

    Eduardo</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Eduardo,
    Pay no attention to this Bikini Princess person. She has shown her ignorance on a few previous threads already, such as making fun of someone who hasn't got in off a waitlist and accusing D.O.'s of practicing quackery in another. It is sad that she resorts to heresay and obvious rumor as a means of responding on this forum.

    P.S. Much props to your boys from Mexico this morning. Winning their first two World Cup matches in a row, for the first time in their history is huge. I guess they will prove a tougher challenge to my boys from Italy than I previously thought. peace
     
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    This is very interesting data. What the URM anyway?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Originally posted by metsn02:
    Eduardo,
    Pay no attention to this Bikini Princess person. She has shown her ignorance on a few previous threads already, such as making fun of someone who hasn't got in off a waitlist and accusing D.O.'s of practicing quackery in another. It is sad that she resorts to heresay and obvious rumor as a means of responding on this forum.

    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I agree.

    Eduardo - she made it onto my "troll" list a long time ago with her insensitive comments. Don't pay any attention to her.
     
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    This is what I think happened with this person (just a theory).

    Tulane LOVES non-traditional students. In fact, a guy I know is 45 and a very prominent photographer. He was accepted for the class of 2004, and Dr. Pisano said he didn't even have a degree (I think)... I know he did the post-bacc program at Columbia. He's a special case.

    Anyhoo- I think this person was a non-trad who didn't have a strong undergrad GPA and didn't decide to attend school until later in life. So they did a post-bacc program and that is not counted in the AMCAS undergrad GPA. They probably had a VERY strong post bacc GPA and MCAT with good life exp., etc.

    It was because of this guy and his story that I knew it was possible for me (also a photojournalist) to go to med school. It was true, I was accepted to Tulane this year as well. I loved it there, but I turned them down to go to UAB, not only because UAB is a great school, but its only an hour from my husband and very cheap.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]:
    <strong>What's the URM?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Under-represented minority
     
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    URM stands for under-represented minority

    There has been so much discussion on this issue in the past and there will be discussion on it for a long time!

    This will always be a sensitive issue, and for those who are interested in learning about it, learn both sides and be sensitive to both sides. Please!
     
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    Why aren't all minorities URMs?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Beckesita:
    <strong>Why aren't all minorities URMs?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think it has to do with the ratio of each minority's population in the US to the population in medicine. Some minorities are under-represented in medicine while some are over-represented.
     
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    Yeah, Foxy is right. Some minorities (i.e., Asians) aren't underrepresented in medicine. In fact, they're overrepresented. Oh well, life goes on...
     
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    Why aren't all URMs, URMs?
     
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    I gues this is a bit of encouragement to the applicants with lower than average GPA/MCAT (like me for example).
     

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