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    NinjatheGaiden is offline Junior Member
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    HALP! SERIOUS ADVICE NEEDED

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    Hey all u probably dun remember meeeeez but im the guy who came here for advice a few months back. I graduated with a international marketing degree a while back and then decided to go for medicine - well in case YOU didnt know my story: I'd originally planned to be a doctor in college but made lousy grades because of personal issues to deal with - flunked chem. one time and intro biology 2 times, plus failed a math class. My GPA was a 1.5 at one time - then my personal problems got resolved and I graduated by making a 3.8 the last 2 years of my marketing degree. Now I've almost finished my first set of premedical classes this semester - Im going to get an A in these class I took: chemistry II, physics, and intro to biology. next Semester I'll take bio. 2, physics II & organic; my counselor thinks I should make a 3.4 in those classes since I did okay this semester. So my question is: Should I aim to apply to American schools or they're definitely won't be taking me? I need to know cause my loan amount will be decided by whom I apply to. Honest replys appreciated

    --P.S. Ive already posted this in another place but got no replies so decided to try it here

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    Ok...

    ...well, you can TRY to apply to American schools, but they'll see that 1.5 and heavily question it. (I even knew someone whose daughter applied with a 3.7 GPA and just because of her essay, she was rejected.) Sometimes it is really dependent on who looks at your apllication. (a matter of luck) If you get lucky enough to get a sympathetic ear on your interview, then more power to you...but you won't know how much leverage that will play when they review you as a whole.
    Did you take the MCAT? If you didn't, don't even think about applying to a US med school until you do, because they will not even touch your apllication without all the necessary materials.
    Anyway, I hope this has shed some light on your querie....good luck!

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    That sounds about right.

    I agree with the first response you got. Personally, I wouldn't even bother with American schools, cuz they probably won't take you because of your past grades...athough if you take the MCAT and do REALLY well, you may have a shot. I think there are quality schools in the islands that will accept you that will suit your needs. Just do your homework before hand. My stats weren't that great either, and I didn't quit, and I'm gona get my shot. So, whatever you do, just don't give up!

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