a "C" is not better than the average medical student...and again...for a US med student, P is allowed to = MD...for a caribbean student, it may =MD, but it may not = residency...and without that...the MD is worthless...
and a 3.0 in med school...is crap.
and as an interviewer for sgu...i would recommend foundations or at least AEP...he had almost 1/2 point drop....and thats with the easy classes in med school...if he's barely making it through 1st yr, how will he adapt for the (considerably harder) 2nd yr...so yes, i would expect him to explain why his performance in the post bac classes was less than his performance as an UG...and the answer of i had to work and didn't balance my time properly or my grade on my thesis paper (suggesting that it was the grader that is at fault not the gradee) was the issue are not acceptable answers...he s not taking responsibility for his work and evidently didn't learn anything from...what shows me that is not going to be the medicore aspiring med student that shows up for 1st term.
yet he had time for "tons" of shadowing and research, etc...those things are fine and dandy as an addition to a good gpa and a good mcat, but it doesn't replace a "fix bad ones...the mcat shows that he has potential, but when you look at prospectives, you have to ask 2 questions, will they pass the steps and will they pass the classes...his mcat shows he can do the former, but his inconsistency in his courses put a question on the latter....
Last edited by rokshana; 07-28-2012 at 11:21 PM.
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