Hi, I just finished the MCAT yesterday, and now I am waiting for my scores. I am planning to apply for the January 2006 class but I have a few concerns. Is the attrition rate at SGU very low? I heard that the admissions office looks at your MCAT score to assess and predict your potential performance on the USMLE. I heard the average MCAT score for admitted students is 26, if I get a slightly higher score, would this mean that I can handle the academics at SGU without too many problems? I really want to be a doctor, and I know that getting into a US school is probably not an option. SGU might be my best chance but I am worried that I am not going to make it. Does anyone have any input?
I was thinking of delaying my application and taking classes in Nursing to get some clinical experience as well as obtaining some medical science knowledge before applying. Would this help smooth the transition to medical school?