eflwon

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i know that those are decent, but im wondering how much extra volunteer and clinincal stuff i would need because i have none.
and also does anyone know of schools looking down (or up) on people who have had "troubled pasts" i dropped out of high school, got my GED, and will have to probably explain more as i do have to have to answer yes for the convicted misdemenor question; any info or advice would be apreaciated
thanks alot
 

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eflwon said:
overall 3.48
science 3.28
10,10,9 P

i know that those are decent, but im wondering how much extra volunteer and clinincal stuff i would need because i have none.
and also does anyone know of schools looking down (or up) on people who have had "troubled pasts" i dropped out of high school, got my GED, and will have to probably explain more as i do have to have to answer yes for the convicted misdemenor question; any info or advice would be apreaciated
thanks alot
As long as you don't have multiple convictions or a felony, you should be ok. Be prepared to have an adequate explanation and support as to how you've become a changed person.

It would be beneficial for you to volunteer at a hospital and/or shadow a physician. You can even do it over Christmas break or just do it on weekends during the school year. I would personally recommend volunteering in the ER and following around one of the docs.
 

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eflwon said:
overall 3.48
science 3.28
10,10,9 P

i know that those are decent, but im wondering how much extra volunteer and clinincal stuff i would need because i have none.
and also does anyone know of schools looking down (or up) on people who have had "troubled pasts" i dropped out of high school, got my GED, and will have to probably explain more as i do have to have to answer yes for the convicted misdemenor question; any info or advice would be apreaciated
thanks alot
If medical schools admissions are based solely on numbers you'll get in somewhere but it's not. Dropping out of high school, getting your GED, and graduating from college with your numbers isn't an easy feat. That will help you. It shows determination and maturity. But that misdemeanor will haunt you depending on how serious it is. You might want to explain that in your personal statement to prevent some schools from rejecting you off the bat without offering you an interview to give you a chance to explain yourself. You don't have to do a bunch of volunteering. I volunteered less than 100 hours in the ER and still got accepted. By the way, I didn't do much research nor was I in any clubs in undergrad. Congrats on turning your life around. :thumbup:
 
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