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    Help me with choosing the right school please!

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    Hey guys, right now im currently a junior in highschool and i really want to pursue a career in medicine. I've heard a lot of things about this school, and how great it is. The thing with me right now is my gpa its kinda of around the 2.7-2.8 area and everyone is telling me i can't pursue my dream anymore...do you guys know of any good schools that is willing to accept a person who really wants to make a difference in the world? I also saw UMKC, anyone know abou them??


    And lastly, i really want to thanks everyone for even reading this...

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    Your undergrad years are some of the best of your life. Don't cheat yourself out of them. Get your Bachelors degree and then worry about med school....it's not going anywhere. Focus on keeping a good undergrad GPA and getting into a US medical school. Life will be much easier for you. Use the Caribbean route as a last option. If you end up having to go the Caribbean route, then look at AUC, Ross, SGU first and then Saba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgilbert63 View Post
    Your undergrad years are some of the best of your life. Don't cheat yourself out of them. Get your Bachelors degree and then worry about med school....it's not going anywhere. Focus on keeping a good undergrad GPA and getting into a US medical school. Life will be much easier for you. Use the Caribbean route as a last option. If you end up having to go the Caribbean route, then look at AUC, Ross, SGU first and then Saba.
    go JG!

    if you go the normal college - med school route..
    your ~2.7 high school gpa won't even be looked at.
    and to echo JG.. if you want to pursue medicine in the USA..
    life will be more hassle-free if you get in domestically.
    MURK the MCATs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slamfan4life View Post
    Hey guys, right now im currently a junior in highschool and i really want to pursue a career in medicine. I've heard a lot of things about this school, and how great it is. The thing with me right now is my gpa its kinda of around the 2.7-2.8 area and everyone is telling me i can't pursue my dream anymore...do you guys know of any good schools that is willing to accept a person who really wants to make a difference in the world? I also saw UMKC, anyone know abou them??


    And lastly, i really want to thanks everyone for even reading this...
    Don't take this too harsh / personal, but it doesn't seem like you have learned what it means to be a student yet. The first thing you should do is learn how to get A's. You have one more year of high school left. Do your homework, study for your quizzes and exams. Whether we like it or not, grades are very very important particularly if they are part of measuring your ability to take the next step: university, medical school...etc.

    Over the next few months I suggest visiting a few local univerisities including private and public schools to get a feel for the different environments. If you have the opportunity while travelling to visit other schools, this can also help you clarify what you are looking for in a school.

    Fall 2010 I would also suggest beginning with basic general education types of courses (English Composition, History, Math, Philosophy...etc.) rather than jumping right into the sciences. Maybe one science course if you know you can ace it. This will allow you to begin with A's and work forward from a solid base.

    The only time you should be considering off-shore or international medical schools is if you have exhausted your opportunities for admission to US medical schools.

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    i'll have to agree with Tipton...although anyone can make a turn around, if you have a tough time doing well in high school, how do you think med school is going to be?
    M.D.

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    thanks for all your help, i really appreciate it

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