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    abrown15 is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Advice Please!!!!!!! Soo Depressed!

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    can i get any of your guys' gpa and mcats?
    really appreciate it.
    i have a
    gpa: 3.0
    science 2.8
    biochem major.
    lots of volunteer and medical internships, and research
    mcatL 16

    what do you honestly think, i am soo depressed!
    any comments would be helpful.
    thanks

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    don't get so down on your credentials. just realize med school will work you, you'll have to pick up the pace. people do make it with those GPAs and MCATs, just realize odds are already a little against you. but you CAN do it, just dedicate yourself.

    one more thing to mention on your credentials... what's your credit score? hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcb22 View Post
    don't get so down on your credentials. just realize med school will work you, you'll have to pick up the pace. people do make it with those GPAs and MCATs, just realize odds are already a little against you. but you CAN do it, just dedicate yourself.

    one more thing to mention on your credentials... what's your credit score? hehe
    No, seriously, do you have a good credit score?
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    Two things to do.......

    First-DO NOT APPLY at MUA,Belize...they are a unstable school.They may or may not cheat you, all depends on the situation.

    Second-Apply here-------AUA(expensive),St Matthews,St Eustacia,Unibe,MUA(NEVIS) ofcourse you can also apply to SGA,Saba,AUC,Ross etc (but they are kind of Too GPA/MCAT
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    stephew is offline Moderator Guru 512 points
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    consider retaking your mcats. it would improve your application considerablly.
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    If you get a warning, put on yer manpants and stop whining about it.

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    DO APPLY TO MUA BELIZE..it's an excellent established university. about 6 years old, several graduates, several students rocking board exams, clinicals in USA, a permanent campus, and owned and operated by an AMERICAN staff.

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    corrections again

    Once again, corrections need to be made to posts.

    I don't know what is meant by "AMERICAN staff". The people at the US office are Americans. As for the people at the campus in Belize, the ladies that do office & cafeteria work at the school are Belizean. As for the faculty, MUAB currently lists the following faculty on their website
    Pedro Arriaga - Central American - trained in Guatemala
    Nery De La Rosa - Belizean, (no longer with the school)
    Natalie Gibson - American - trained in US
    Marcos Mendez - Central American - trained in Guatemala
    Renae Sersland - American, an owner - MD from AUC, no residency
    Giovanni Solorzano - Central American - trained in Guatemala
    Javier Zuniga - Central American - trained in Cuba

    They used to have several good American (and US trained) faculty, but they all left.

    Please people, tell the truth.

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    jadedKnight . . . You rock! The truth is always the way to go, and it is always attainable when one looks at verifiable sources. I also find it somewhat disrespectful to word "AMERICAN Staff" in the tone which has been used here. I am not quite sure how to take that . . . What are your thoughts on how this was worded?

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    BillyBill most likely has an agaenda...

    ....just look around at his posts.

    abrown15...(not commenting on the mcat) those scores are not that low. You really do have to ask yourself if you have a higher situational intelligence (ability to think on your feet and react quickly with information you've learned) than those gpa would indicate. Maybe you just weren't trying that hard? I've been there at times. It just SEEMS COMMON SENSE TO ME this will be more important getting to licencure (through the clerkship and residency hoops doing well), than being able to do really well on testing.

    Re-taking the mcat is not NECESSARY, maybe helpful. THINK ABOUT MUA-Nevis pre-med, even if you have done some of the same sciences already. IF you just weren't trying so hard, but now have changed your heart, there's a place to apply yourself and score well, and move on. If you get 3.0 in their pre-med, you auto. have a seat in med1. CALL THEM AND VERIFY IF THIS IS STILL TRUE.

    THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS.

    You do have to do well enough on USMLE's to get residency, but depending upon the specialty you choose, you can have average usmle's.

    Some stuff to think about. PEOPLE GET INTO MUA-Nevis with those gpa's, believe me. AND MUA-Nevis is real, with real presetup rotation sites, etc., just like SABA, Ross, SGU...

    Ps. I am not an add for MUA Nevis, they don't need any adds. I am just a very happy, satisfied, elated incoming student.
    Last edited by StodeMD; 10-26-2006 at 10:22 PM. Reason: forgot some stuff, as always...

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    Medical17,

    I think using "AMERICAN staff" in this context is bigotted but was used because some people think US students would be more comfortable with an "AMERICAN staff". I would prefer to go to a school run by people of the country the school is in, if they are running it for the right reasons - to give people a good, solid medical education. Unfortunately, many of the US-owned Caribbean schools are money cows for their owners. Just think of it: for each student they get ~25k/year. X 10 students-250k/year, X 100 students (25 students/class)-2.5M/year. Need I continue?

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