Where do I stand in getting into med school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by dwalmsley, Sep 2, 1999.

  1. dwalmsley

    dwalmsley New Member

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    I am a Junior Biology major with a 3.44 overall GPA and a 3.42 Science GPA. Are these enough to get into med school. My advisor said 3.6 or higher but I have seen lower averages. What would be a GPA or MCAT score to shot for to guarentee at least an interview. Also I have worked 25-30 / week while in school as a manager at a supermarket, would this improve my chances of getting in or will it not make any difference. I only ask because it is rather difficult doing both and I know I could be getting better grades without working.
    Thank you for your help
     
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  3. Satellite

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    You just have to love Med School advisors.

    First:
    Your grades are good. The national average is ~3.5 so u are in the running.

    Second:
    A good MCAT score and u have as good a shot as anyone. I would definitley let them know u worked during school.

    Third:
    Make sure u have some volunteer time. Find something that sets u apart from the crowd. Life experiences, etc. Even if u just volunteer for a summer.

    Finally:
    If you really want to go to Med school stop listening to people who say u can't and start finding out what other people have done to get in. Lot's of folks have gone to Medical School with your grades.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. Henry

    Henry Senior Member

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    Do well in MCAT and your chances are still strong. However, if you are planning to attend top schools, the condition is different.

    Good luck
     

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