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3.9 GPA, undergraduate research, varsity athletics, and other strong ec and letters of recommendation, graduated from a top 20 school....what are my chances of getting into MD with a 26P? 9, 9, Verbal 8?
 
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Mobius1985

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You do have a chance, especially if you come from a state with a forgiving public school, provided you have very good extracurriculars. You can increase your chances of success with one cycle if you also apply to DO schools.
 

Mobius1985

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There are worse states to be from. Do you have any modiifying factors to your application that might get you additional consideration? These might be stand-out extracurriculars, non-traditional age, legacy factor, membership in an underrepresented population group, non-native English speakers, interest in rural med, first family member to attend college, economic disadvantage, people with PhDs, ex-military, participants in Teach for America or the Peace Corps, steep upward GPA trend or a very-high BCPM GPA, etc.
 

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3.9 GPA, undergraduate research, varsity athletics, and other strong ec and letters of recommendation, graduated from a top 20 school....what are my chances of getting into MD with a 26P? 9, 9, Verbal 8?
I don't think you have a shot at MD until you retake the MCAT. Were you averaging a 25-27 on your practice tests, or was this unexpectedly low?
 

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I don't think you have a shot at MD until you retake the MCAT. Were you averaging a 25-27 on your practice tests, or was this unexpectedly low?
I agree with this. No way will you have a shot anywhere but your state school (maybe) if you have a 26 on the MCAT. Unless you come from some sort of disadvantaged or URM background...and then it is still only MAYBE.


I REALLLLLYYY dont mean to sound like a complete dick here...but top 20 school don't mean **** on the street (at least without good #'s to back it up) because a TON of pre-meds are from top 20, top 10, top 5 schools. I am from a 3rd tier school and when I met my medical school class at USC a month or two ago, nearly EVERYONE I talked to was from some fancy top 20 program...I think I did meet like 5 people who were from state schools but those were all University of California schools that happened to be 1st tier schools (and I think a couple were even in the top 20 on their own.)

Anyway...I dont mean to be a downer, but I would consider a re-take of the MCAT or going to DO school