MITCH i need your expert opinion!!!
Well, I'm certainly not an expert. However, I'll try and address your questions. When students ask me this question, its tough to know what they really want. Do they want a good pat on the back and a "I'm sure you'll do fine!"? Do they want a "you have great experience and Ross would be crazy not to accept you?". OR, do they want a real honest answer? I try and provide the latter along with supportive words. So, here you go:
First, the good parts of your application.
Two solid letters of recommendation from professors is great - especially if they were upper-division science professors. A well-written letter from a physician would also be good.
An MCAT score of 24-26 is not too bad. In fact, 8's across the board is the highest predictive score on the MCAT predicting your ability to make it through medical school.
Your ER experience is good. However, its a volunteer position and most of us know how that goes. Most of the time you don't get involved in real patient interaction or care. Usually its just busy-work. So, if that is NOT the case and you get an interview, make sure you detail your experience there. Shadowing a PCP is also great, as long as its more than a few days...
OK, so now let's be honest:
Your 3.1 GPA in the sciences is good, but your 2.88 GPA will be below many of the applicants with whom you will compete.
You didn't mention what your degree was in or if your degree is from a University known to be a great pre-med training institution.
I don't know how they deal with repeated classes, but since you have already completed your interview it doesn't really matter now.
I hope that has helped! Best of luck to you.
Originally Posted by wylie313
RUSM 2006 Graduate