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    Indivi2you is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Chance of Acceptance?

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    Hi,
    I just graduated from College, I am hoping to pursue medical school. I'll be most likely applying to all the Caribbean medical schools. My overall GPA is a 2.6, ill be taking my Mcats this august 2009 coming up. My science GPA are as follows:
    Gen Chem 1: B
    Gen Chem 2: A-
    Bio 1: C+
    Bio 2: C
    Physics 1: C+
    Physics 2: C
    Organic Chem 1: C
    Organic Chem 2: C+
    MCAT Score: To Be Taken...

    I'm hoping to apply for the January 2010 term. I will apply to AUA. What would be my best chance of getting into this school. What MCAT score should I aim for to at least get me in? Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thank you

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    Have you finished your undergraduate degree? Well i'm not in AUA (yet...hopefully ) but i'd say those marks a bit on the low side but would probably be able to be offset by a high mark on MCAT (30+). Any reason why your cum. GPA and science course marks are so low? They'll ask you that, but most of all they want to know you're dedicated and can handle the work load and won't quit, etc. As some people are undoubtedly about to point out, no one can tell you the chances of your admission but just go ahead and try. Hopefully you have some good volunteer experience too. Any corrections to my advice/opinion is welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indivi2you View Post
    Hi,
    I just graduated from College, I am hoping to pursue medical school. I'll be most likely applying to all the Caribbean medical schools. My overall GPA is a 2.6, ill be taking my Mcats this august 2009 coming up. My science GPA are as follows:
    Gen Chem 1: B
    Gen Chem 2: A-
    Bio 1: C+
    Bio 2: C
    Physics 1: C+
    Physics 2: C
    Organic Chem 1: C
    Organic Chem 2: C+
    MCAT Score: To Be Taken...

    I'm hoping to apply for the January 2010 term. I will apply to AUA. What would be my best chance of getting into this school. What MCAT score should I aim for to at least get me in? Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thank you
    You MUST destroy the MCAT in order to have a decent shot. Good luck.

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    I concur with LB. and if AUA tries to stick you in the pre-med program... say no and just do some post-bac work that involves advance science classes like anatomy, physiology, biochem, microbiology, cell biology and for heaven sake study this time and get an A. if you are honestly putting in 100% effort and are getting C's in gen bio you won't survive med school
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBfromtheDALE View Post
    You MUST destroy the MCAT in order to have a decent shot. Good luck.
    AUA doesn't require the MCAT at all for admissions. If you do get a decent score however (mid-20's+) it may behoove you to submit it to act as mitigation for some academic weakness.

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    Indivi2you is offline Newbie 510 points
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    AUA doesn't require the MCAT at all for admissions. If you do get a decent score however (mid-20's+) it may behoove you to submit it to act as mitigation for some academic weakness.
    hey, yes i know my Gpa is low, I was not able to put in 100% effort throughout my four years of undergrad. working jobs and trying to pay bills, I didnt work hard to get the grades, i know thats my fault I take responsibility. But i see that, and i know my potential. I want to succeed now more than ever. I have taken upper division Biology classes, such as Microbiology and Social Behavioral Biology. I got A- in both those clases, and was TA for Microbiology as well. When i had the chance to work at my full potential in college i was able to succeed. I have some volunteer experience, over the years i have planned out and hosted about 3 blood drives. Helped Raise some money for Earthquake victims. I also volunteered at the Hospital for a little while. I hope this shows I am deteremined to pursue medical school.
    I want to really try for AUA, I know it doesnt require an MCAT but i thought if i took it and scored high or in the mid 20's, i can have a chance.

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    I will also be retaking organic chem 2, for a higher grade. hopefully an "A" this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indivi2you View Post
    I will also be retaking organic chem 2, for a higher grade. hopefully an "A" this time.
    i wouldnt worry. Just graduate and make sure your fico score is 650 or better. AUA does not require the mcat, but take it and go from there. Good luck!

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    I just graduated from college, I am just retaking organic chem 2 so i can get a better grade in it. Yes i will take the mcat as well in august or sept.
    My credit score or fico as you say is higher than 650, but what does that matter in applications?

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    Your credit score does not matter (they're trying to be funny). I would just apply and see where you stand. If you need to retake a class they will tell you.

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