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Where should i apply?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Femtochemistry, May 17, 2002.

  1. Femtochemistry

    Femtochemistry Skunk Works 10+ Year Member

    May 13, 2002
    Hi again, is some info about me: overall GPA=3.68
    Science gpa=3.85...mcat=will take august 2002..
    I have done volunteering at a local hospital, i have done research for the last 3 years, and i am a student tutor at far here is my list,please tell me where else i should apply to, i live in Pittsburgh,PA and go to Pitt.

    1.University of Pittsburgh
    2.University of Pennsylvania
    3.Pennsylvania State University
    4.MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
    5.Temple University
    6.Jefferson Medical College of Thomas
    7.Boston University
    8.University of Rochester
    9.SUNY - Stony Brook
    10.Michigan State University

    Thx guys!
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  3. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001's really hard to say before you have MCAT scores and then it'll be too late! Don't forget to apply to schools like Finch, Albany, and New York Medical.
  4. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Portland, OR
    With a GPA around 3.7 and a nice science GPA, there is really no school you should not give at least some consideration. Your MCAT scores might reveal more, but if they are a well-rounded 32+, there is probably no school that you should not consider barring state residency requirements.
  5. Nuclearrabbit

    Nuclearrabbit Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    I think it's hard to measure the strength of your numbers, when you haven't even taken the MCAT yet.
    You should apply to a large range of schools (top 10, top 25, top 50, non-tier I), that way you'll have your bases covered.
    Depending on your finances, however, i'd apply to more schools than that. Alot of getting into med school is about luck, the more schools you apply to the better off you will be.
    good luck in august :D
  6. vyc

    vyc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2002
    it's not necessarily about quantity but rather range.
    your GPA numbers are very strong. you could consider higher ranked schools, if you want.
  7. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    the idea is to apply to as many schools as you can handle. I didn't have a job or school, so I applied to 26 schools. i was a full-time applicant. i wasn't sure where i'd get in, so i applied to a wide range of school. it has paid off. i have been accepted to more schools than i could possibly attend (aka >1).
  8. driven

    driven Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    I think you should leave out SUNY - Stony Brook
    because they prefer 100% state residents.

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