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    Success001 is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Getting admission to AUA

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    Hello,

    I'm planning on applying to AUA for Fall '09. My academic performance is as following:

    Cum GPA: 3.1
    Science GPA: 3.3

    I'll be graduating in May with B.S in Biomedical Engineering. I have done tremendous amount of community service & volunteer work.

    Any help/suggestions will be much appreciated.

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    Apply to saba for Jan '10. With the slew of states adopting the cali list you don't want your options limited.
    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies... " - ****** Jefferson

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    I would suggest taking the MCAT and then apply to D.O. schools. Sure you may have to take a year off for application reasons, but the advantages are countless in comparison to AUA or any other caribbean school for that matter. Financial aid is the biggie. I have to take time off from AUA due to financial aid contraints. Unless your parents can write a check for the full amount of your education, I would suggest going where there are federal loans. These schools are much safer. Plus US schools want to get you through and help you by any means possible. AUA is far less accomodating in that aspect. You are a human ATM to them, and they will not blink if you come within a point of passing. With your stats you are right on par for D.O. schools. But if you are determined to go the caribbean route, I second the idea of applying to schools with Cali approval. Good luck in your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiz77 View Post
    Apply to saba for Jan '10. With the slew of states adopting the cali list you don't want your options limited.
    Do you know which states are supposedly adopting this list? I am looking to apply to AUA because I never took the MCAT's. I don't want to get shut out of a ton of states. I can deal with no CA.

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    Right now it's CA and a handful of other states, TN, ND, AR, NM and AK. There are 2-3 states board right now considering it, however I do not know their names. What I do know is that Georgia might be one of them.
    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies... " - ****** Jefferson

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    What is cali list ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiz77 View Post
    Right now it's CA and a handful of other states, TN, ND, AR, NM and AK. There are 2-3 states board right now considering it, however I do not know their names. What I do know is that Georgia might be one of them.
    What exactly is "cali list", and perhaps why is it so important for the selection proccess ?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Success001 View Post
    Hello,

    I'm planning on applying to AUA for Fall '09. My academic performance is as following:

    Cum GPA: 3.1
    Science GPA: 3.3

    I'll be graduating in May with B.S in Biomedical Engineering. I have done tremendous amount of community service & volunteer work.

    Any help/suggestions will be much appreciated.
    If you take the MCAT and score high, you might have a chance in the top 4 schools.

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    good luck getting in. they usually look for people at least above a 3.5. unless you rocked the MCAT. did you take the MCAT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildroc18 View Post
    good luck getting in. they usually look for people at least above a 3.5. unless you rocked the MCAT. did you take the MCAT?
    For Caribbean Med schools or U.S. Med schools?! I hope its the latter because I know that's not true for Carib.

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    Are you kidding. Most Caribbean schools require a 3.0, and those are the "top 4". I would say AUA you would need a 2.7. A 3.5??? I believe AUA doesn't even require the MCAT. A 3.5 is needed if you're applying to US MD/DO, but def. not the caribbean. All you need to get in the caribbean is 3.0, 23 MCAT and $$$$$$. Do yourself a favor and stay in the US. If you kill the MCAT you might gain admission to a DO school. If not, I would go with SGU. SGU is by far the best in the caribbean. Other than that it is a huge huge gamble. Esp. now with the number of US schools increasing and the residency spots staying constant. By 2012 it will be hard for most FMGs to land IM. FP will always be there as long as your scores are very good. Hope this helps, but only if it is a last resort, go off-shore.

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