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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by rcd, May 15, 2007.

  1. rcd

    rcd .2K Member
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    Jul 6, 2004
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    My GPA and MCAT (projected, anyway) are excellent. I'm talking >3.9 + >34ish judging by the 3 practice tests I've taken thus far. Academic institution isn't the most prestigious.

    But my ECs are lacking.

    I am doing research (for about 5 months now), but I will not be published until next year (1-2 papers, co-authored... maybe 1 minor paper as a first author).

    I have done ER volunteering, but that was 1 summer (~130hrs).

    I have done shadowing also ~30hrs, spread out over 1 summer.

    I've tutored for about 1 year now ~8hrs / week.

    Should I skip this cycle, and improve my ECs over senior year? My biggest weakness is that I did just about nothing freshman and sophomore years.
  2. Catalystik

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