What else?

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  1. jofrbr76

    jofrbr76 Senior Member

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    This is not a "what are my chances thread" i'm just wondering what some of you think i could add or need to do more of to be a stronger candidate this June. My advisor told me to just stress the MCAT right now, but i really feel like i should be doing something else, like more volunteer work. waddya think?

    Biomedical sciences major
    My Gpa - 3.6
    NO mcat yet, that's in april (29 on Kaplan Diagnostic)

    *pres. of Pre-med club

    *2 years of Varsity Athletics (on scholarship)

    *2 years of DCT (direct care technician) hosp. job

    *About 80 hours volunteer in E.R. (same hospital)

    *about 40 hours volunteer at a Homeless shelter (still doing this one)

    *shadowed a pediatrician this summer, that's it, only for 4 days

    *1 year of Breast cancer research (drug development and pharmacology emphasis)with the head of Biomedical department at my college, no publications yet.

    Well, thoughts?
     
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  3. Diogenes

    Diogenes Succat

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    Just rock the MCAT and you'll be sitting pretty.
     
  4. none

    none 1K Member

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    It's a rare occurence...but every once in awhile, advisors are completely right. This is one of those times. Of course, you shouldn't be trusting commercial diagonostic tests. Take a later AAMC test!!
     
  5. megkudos

    megkudos Senior Member

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    You are totally fine...don't fret...just concentrate on your MCAT:) I know it's hard when it starts coming down to the line to applying...you want to get that one last activity in:) It's the anal-retentive pre-med thing:) But seriuosly though, you have a lot going for you, you will be fine.
     
  6. locitamd

    locitamd Senior Member

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    Best thing you could be doing right now? 1. Don't overextend yourself so you compromise your MCAT performance. 2. (perhaps more importantly) start analyzing what all of your experiences mean to you, how they relate to one another and your future - what am I getting at? START WRITING YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT!
     
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  7. johnM

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    If you do decently on the MCAT (29-31), you should be set to get in to a middle tier med school, so long as you apply to enough of them and early enough. You are a good strong applicant, but honestly, your stats aren't amazing. You would have a hard time getting in to a top 20 school unless you bump up the MCAT score a good 5 points or more. take care,
    john
     
  8. locitamd

    locitamd Senior Member

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    John - not counting the MCAT diagnostic - I disagree with your statement. We really don't have enough info to fully evaluate, and I think it is a little hasty to count jofrbr out of the top 20.
     
  9. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member

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    MCAT. MCAT. MCAT! trust me... GOOD LUCK!
     
  10. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member

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    It sounds like your pretty busy already. Concentrate on the MCAT for the next couple of months--focus on doing as well as possible. Good Luck!
     
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  11. jofrbr76

    jofrbr76 Senior Member

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    Hey,
    Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. I guess i'm a typical pre-med after all. :rolleyes:

    Anyways, didn't want to reply to my own post but felt i needed to thank you all for your input.

    Cheers
     
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  12. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member

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    didnt i tell u what to do? what r u doing surfing u should be studying (j/k)
     
  13. IncognitoGuy

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    Fireball shots, eh.. :naughty:
     
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    I really hope OP has gotten in by now..
     
  15. TexasSurgeon

    TexasSurgeon Harvey doesn't get cotton mouf

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    ????

    Why did someone bump a thread from over a decade ago...
     
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  17. exquisitemelody

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    Was this bumped to prove that 11 years ago, nobody told this person to shadow more? And that his GPA might be an issue?
     
  18. Plue00

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    That was also 11 years ago, so weren't the standards much lower?

    Also, he could have shadowed 4 days straight, 4*24 = 96 ;)
     
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    Ismet PGY-fun!
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    What's with all the necro-bumps today?
     
  20. exquisitemelody

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    :p

    Yes, that's what I meant - 11 years ago, the standards were lower. Or that SDN got more neurotic. Probably both.
     
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    Sorry. Tapatalk freaked out on me. :hungover:
     
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