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What are my chances?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bluesTank, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. bluesTank

    bluesTank Zombie
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    Alright so i've been freaking out hearing about how much people have done etc. (AKA: Freshman planning out their entire lives up until the MCAT etc etc.) I decided to go to med school for sure like beginning of last semester (i'm a junior). I just need someone to tell me im ok, or i've got a decent chance or I need to work harder etc. Here's what I got so far:

    GPR: ~3.9 currently, studying for the MCAT right now.

    Research:
    -Did research/was student worker at the local cyclotron with a research group for almost 2 years.
    -Was in the MD Anderson summer research program for college students in the Houston Med. Center
    -Planning on doing a undergraduate senior thesis fellowship research program next (senior) year, but this is after I apply so im not sure if they will take this into account.

    ExtraCurricular:
    -Honorary member in premed society and the local Cancer Society groups
    -in AMSA premed chapter
    -Phi Kappa Phi

    Community Service:
    -Very involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Texas, mentor program for underprivaledged kids
    -HOSTS (Helping One Student To Succeed) basically tutor kids at the local.
    -Some small various activities

    Medical Experience:
    -Here is where I start to dwindle...I am currently volunteering at the ER of a local hospital, and have shadowed one doctor before, but thats about it.

    Leadership:
    -Secretary of my dorm's Hall Council Committee
    -?!?!


    So bottom line is: I barely have any medical/leadership since I only recently decided I wanted to go to medical school, and wasnt able to get any leadership positions, and am only now doing any medical work. Got 2 decent letter sources, but still trying to figure out the third.

    Guess I just need to hear it, since im getting pretty discouraged, and want to know what my chances are.


    :):):):)Thanks for reading!:):):):)
     
  2. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast
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    no one will know for sure until you take the MCAT since that's one of the biggest factors in the process. But with a solid MCAT, I think you're a solid applicant.
     
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    i'm aiming for a 32+ on the MCAT, but will a 30+ be solid enough?
     
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    you'll be fine. unless you're an Aggie
     
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  5. boulux

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    your chances ? 1:1
     
  6. gary5

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    MCAT >= 30: good chance.
    MCAT < 30: maybe, maybe not
    MCAT < 25: winning the lottery, struck by lightning, etc.
     

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