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MD What are my chances? cGPA 3.2 sGPA 3.6 no MCAT

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by R_Daneel_Olivaw89, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. R_Daneel_Olivaw89

    R_Daneel_Olivaw89

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    Here is my situation, any input would be great.

    sGPA - 3.67
    cGPA - 3.2
    Major: Psychology & Biology

    I still have 3 semesters left, and if I play my cards right I can bring the cGPA to 3.4 and the sGPA to >3.7. I have an upward trend since switching to premed (started as a psych major only). My last 2 semesters were heavy science classes and I earned a 3.9 and 3.8. I have a couple C's on my record (gen eds and psych courses), so I'm planning on taking some upper level psych courses in the same area to show I can handle the material. I was a dumb kid years ago when I started college (2008) and didn't put the effort into school that I should have. Over the past 5 semesters my cGPA is over 3.4.

    ECs

    - 1 year research apprenticeship in a clinical psych lab
    - Volunteered for 1 year as a facilitator working with an autistic child.
    - Currently volunteer in an ER dept.
    - Shadowed an orthopedic surgeon for a week
    - EMT Certification, working on getting a job as an ER Tech
    - Planning on doing more shadowing and maybe an apprenticeship in a biology lab

    LORs

    - Associate professor in Biology (I was her student)
    - Psychologist (the head of the research team I worked with)
    - Surgeon (the doctor I shadowed for a week)
    - The mother of the autistic child I worked with
    - Associate Professor in Mathematics (took both semesters of Calc with him and got As in both classes)
     
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  3. Aerus

    Aerus Elemental Alchemist 5+ Year Member

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    I don't think anyone can give you a reasonable "chance" without an MCAT. I don't see anything particularly lacking, although some "outside of medicine" activities/hobbies would be nice. Obviously the cGPA and the future MCAT are going to be your biggest concerns.
     
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  4. R_Daneel_Olivaw89

    R_Daneel_Olivaw89

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    Thanks a lot. I'm planning to take the MCAT in about a year, so that will create a clearer picture. I'm not sure if this counts, but I am a musician. I have played guitar, piano, and sang for many years. I don't really perform anymore, however.
     
  5. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

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    All I can say is that upward trends are good, and if you can get your GPAs to where you hope they'll be, then your numbers would be competitive.

     

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