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    What are my chances for admission?

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    Hi
    I received a BA in biology from
    New York University in 2000, but my undergraduate
    career spans about 8 years. I started NYU in 1992 in a
    humanities program undecided about my major or what I
    wanted to do with the rest of my life. Two years later
    I received an Associates in Arts degree in humanities
    from NYU, and during this time I also did some
    volunteer work at a local hospital,which greatly
    excited me and convinced me to pursue a career in
    medicine. I worked both along side a physician, and sometimes just cleaning after patients. I completed my pre-med and undergraduate
    science curriculum from 94-97, but I had to leave
    school for personal reasons for two years after which
    I returned to complete my degree during the summer of
    2000. My undergraduate science GPA is about 2.7, and
    my overall GPA is about 3.3, and although my basic science
    curriculum was completed almost 7 years ago, I have
    spent the last three years working in a molecular
    biology research laboratory at Rockefeller University
    in New York city. My title is research assistant, and
    I have been involved in many intellectually
    challenging research projects often working
    independently, and using the scientific method to
    propose the hypothesis along side experimental work to prove
    or disprove the idea, in addition I have two papers pending for publication. I have not taken the MCAT, but I
    plan to do so this up coming spring. The strongest part of my academic career is the fact that I received A- and B+ in Orgo I and II, and B+ and B in Molecular and Cell biology I and II in one of the better pre-med programs in the country, so I have no doubt that I can handle the intellectual aspect of medical school. The weakness of my academic career was purely the result of not working hard enough, as a result of being young and immature. I apologize for the length of this e-mail, but I kindly ask you for any suggestions or advice you may have in relation to
    my case, and my future application for admission, thank you.

    Michael

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    ok

    Take the MCAT and get better then a 20. Apply to more then one school. I wouldn't worry about your history overall its good.. call the schools up and ask about any time restrictions on when you took the classes dont think there are any but you make sure. Only thing you really need to do is take the MCAT and your ready to apply. good luck

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    Your In!!

    It just so happens that I talked to a person on the admissions commitee today and asked him what the criteria was for a student to be accepted at this school. He said " We look for a decent GPA, as close to 3.0 as possible and at least a 20 on the MCAT, however, those atats aren't in stone. We also consider the students curriculum while in college and any job experience thay may have." I got the impression that they were pretty flexible as long as the student was not a dead-beat!! In my humble 3rd semester opinion, you are in!!!

    Hope this helps,
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    Big Jerry!

    Nice to seeya, man!

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    As said before

    With a decent MCAT you will be fine. Do explore all the schools out there, and apply to more than one, just in case (as BTS said) G
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    My 2 cents

    My background is much the same and I will be starting Sept 1. I started my BA in 1986, droped out and went back to get a BA in psychology in 95. A year later I went back and did all my pre med by 99 with an overall gpa of 2.8. I took the MCAT in apr 98 (22) and in apr 99 (26). So as for the lenght of time for your pre med it should be no problem. My advice would be to take the MCAT, you might still be able to get the Augest date if you really move fast and be in medical school Jan 04, if not take the test in april 04 and you will have a start date around May 04. If you are looking at Caribbean schools only and really want to start soon, then I would really try for the aug test. Dont stress over the test just buy a prep book and get ready for a long day. My opinon is that it is not that hard to do fair, high teens to low 20's because your score is based on how everyone does. High 20's low 30's is what most US students get accpeted with. Also I would get your aps started to the shcools of your choice now, even though AUC requires your MCAT you can get the ball started and might get accpeted with a low MCAT score, and if not you would still have the april test to try again. Good look and pm me if you would like anymore advice. Hope that helped.

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    Thanks for the info

    Thanks for the advice. I would take the August MCAT, but I'm working full time. Do you know if I can apply to AUC either for May 2004 or Sept 2004 now, take the MCAT in April, and if I do well enough, start in either one of the two semesters. Thanks again

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    yes

    I think you can for may 2004 now, not sure about sept of 2004. You can always differ may to sept if you get accepted. Best of luck to you.

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    Can they accept me unofficially without the MCAT, and then use the MCAT as a condition to accept me officially?

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    MCAT

    That's what they did for me. Didn't have my scores in when I applied, submitting my scores was a condition of my acceptance.

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