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What would be the next step for me? and How can I be successful? Please help!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Nick0907, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Nick0907

    Nick0907 Futuredoc88
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    Hi,

    I have a question regarding how to get in to med school

    First of all, i am planning to apply in upcoming June (of 2012)

    And, I just graduated from college with 3.5GPA but I havn't done any volunteer works or research. (I am currently searching for volunteer works)

    Also, I am planning on taking MCAT on Jan..

    Can anyone briefly give me an idea of future plans until June?
    What score should I get on MCAT to be in the safe line?
    How many hours should I complete (minimum) volunteer works ?
    What else I could do to increase chance to get in?

    Thank you very much
     
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  3. Deathstar

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    No volunteering at all and no research? What have you been doing the whole time? You need to dedicate your time to clinical volunteering and physician shadowing if you haven't done that either (~100 hours worth).
     
  4. Nick0907

    Nick0907 Futuredoc88
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    Thanks for the reply,,

    Yea i havn't done much because I decided to become MD in my senior year... That is why i feel i am a far behind than other people. Um. I am planning on doing multiple volunteers as well as shadowing.. would be okay even though I start doing these late?
     
  5. I feel like its not as important that you have been doing these things since, say, freshman year in college. Maybe if you did a few things that shows your committed to a medical field. When are you applying?
     
  6. Hotshy

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    You will be fine as long as you were involved in some ECs during college. Just volunteer and do research for the next year. Get a job as a research assistant (if you can) and fine like 5-7 hours once a week to volunteer.
     
  7. Nick0907

    Nick0907 Futuredoc88
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    I am going to apply in upcoming June 2012. My plan is just spend a lot of time for volunteering and studying MCAT... would that be okay? is there something else I should do?

    Oh and, I used shadowed some doctors while I was in Korea during college year,. can I count that as experience? because that actually let me get interested in medical field
     
  8. Nick0907

    Nick0907 Futuredoc88
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    is it okay If i just spend a lot of time for volunteering instead getting research job? btw where can you find info about the research jobs?
     
  9. link2swim06

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    Generally you can find a research job at your school.

    Study hard for the MCAT, bc with a 3.5 you are looking at 50:50 chances of getting in unless you get a good MCAT.
     
  10. kcin

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    Prepare to play the BS admissions game! You better "volunteer" like you mean it, son!!111
     

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