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What's more important, BCMP, non-BCMP, or the spread?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by athelas314, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. athelas314

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    I'm asking because I've taken a few science policy courses with non-negligible science content, which could plausibly be put in either category. Leaving aside your opinions on where they "should" be categorized, should I be trying to boost BCMP, or non-BCMP, or trying to bring the two numbers closer together?
     
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    Bump. Anyone have any opinions on this?
     
  3. RoyBasch

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    I would say, but this is my opinion--I have no higher authority to back this up, that BCPM is more important for two reasons.

    1.) In my opinion it is harder to have a good BCPM GPA.
    2.) BCPM GPA counts towards cGPA. I don't think the "OA GPA" (non-BCPM GPA) on the AMCAS is valued very highly, it just seems to be BCPM GPA and cummulative GPA that are looked at most closely by adcoms.

    -Roy
     
  4. Lukkie

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    definitely boost BCPM since that affects both BCPM and cumulative.

    -Lukkie
     

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