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Undergrad University..does it make a diff. ?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by sanj, Jul 30, 2000.

  1. sanj

    sanj New Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    Does it make a difference which undergrad. university I attend? I mean, do I have to be a Berkeley or Davis grad. to get into D.O. school? It depends on the grades,right? Thanks---Sanj
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  3. Garibaldo

    Garibaldo Banned Banned

    Apr 14, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    It had better matter! I'm going to Berkeley and it's much harder than any CSU or community college science class! It would kill me if I found out it didn't matter. I study 4-5 hours a day and I have a 2.95 GPA at present, so I'm hoping that a change in attitude, good MCAT score and various other things in addition to my school's name will help me get in.
  4. reed0104

    reed0104 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 14, 1999
    Little Canada, MN
    Nope, it doesn't matter. (IMHO) The MCAT will give the adcoms an objective lens to view your test taking ability. There just isn't any way to determine which classes, teachers or school is "harder" to get good grades in.

    [This message has been edited by reed0104 (edited 07-31-2000).]
  5. Arti

    Arti Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2000

    The undergrad school does make somewhat of a difference, but it will never be a deciding factor of whether a person will get accepted.
    And I think here is where MCAT comes in, if you go to Harvard and get a 3.5 and 20 on your MCAT you will be at disadvantage to someone who goes to a unknown school and gets a 3.5 and 36 on his/her MCATs. MCAT, like death, is a great equalizer.

  6. Jengee

    Jengee Junior Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I truly appreciate how you found a common thread between the MCAT and death. Genius! [​IMG]
  7. DaCrust

    DaCrust Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2000
    Lathrop, CA, USA
    I attend one of those 4 year colleges that are not well known here in CA and many people that have graduated from this school were accepted into fine med schools. Stanford, USF are just a couple.

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