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With my GPA, what MCAT do i need?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by DoctorFeelGood, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. DoctorFeelGood

    DoctorFeelGood Junior Member

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    Hello, I'm currently studying for the April MCAT. I'm enrolled in Princeton Review.

    I graduated with a 3.65 honor's gpa. 5 Yrs of volunteering, 2 years of research, I currently work as a medical assistant. Im trying to get a DO to shadow.

    What MCAT would get me an interview to ANY DO school in the US? On an average? Im having a hard time studying for verbal considering English is my 3rd language.

    Thanks
    Micheal
     
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  3. isomerjohn

    isomerjohn Senior Member

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    In my opinion, if you post at least a 24 you should be competitive at most DO schools. i would try to shadow a DO for some time before applying though.
     
  4. Medic171

    Medic171 Senior Member

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    Mylaina Senior Member

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    Oh, you poor guy (or girl) Someone telling you to get a 39 to get into medical school. Shoot for a 30...But if you fall short, you still have a good GPA and some ECs to hold you up too! Check out your science (Bio, Chem, Orgo, Physics, Calc) GPA, cause they look at that too! Good luck!!
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    3rd language? What are your others (if you don't mind my asking!) that's awesome, I wish I were multi-lingual!
     
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    3rd language? What are your others (if you don't mind my asking!) that's awesome, I wish I were multi-lingual!
     
  8. drchris33

    drchris33 MSIV

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    Heck, I scored a 21 on my MCAT and got accepted for this fall at UHS. My gpa was about 3.45. I have a lot of experiences, which helped me out the most. Do volunteer work, community service, etc. Med schools really dig that stuff.

    Good luck

    Chris
     
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    Doc Oc Senior Member

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    Just curious...how do you "shoot for" a 30, or any score for that matter?
     
  10. Medic171

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Mylaina:
    <strong>Oh, you poor guy (or girl) Someone telling you to get a 39 to get into medical school. Shoot for a 30...But if you fall short, you still have a good GPA and some ECs to hold you up too! Check out your science (Bio, Chem, Orgo, Physics, Calc) GPA, cause they look at that too! Good luck!!
    :-D</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">They asked what score would get them an interview at ANY school. 39 would be the best answer since they said ANY, as in guaranteed.

    Anyway, anybody with a 3.65 honors gpa, 3 languages, 5 years volunteering, 2 years research, and a princetin review course should nott have to ask. So, I said 39 kind of as a joke too because this persons stats are above average already and they should know any descent score will get them some interviews, but not at ANY school, just at some. Those stats and a 39 would likely get them an interview at ANY school though <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  11. Mylaina

    Mylaina Senior Member

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    Yeah, I know-- I took it as a "Any" as in at least one. I was just thinking 39? that would get you into Harvard!! ;-) Don't scare the poor kid though
     

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