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    MCAT for Pre-med?

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    Hi guys,

    Im interested to come to MUA for the MD program.

    I graduated from York University with a degree in Business. I have absolutely no science courses but do have some experience volunteering at a hospital with a Doctor friend.

    Anyways, I read on this forum that Mcats are needed even for Pre-Med? I mean, i have no science background, how could i possibly do the mcat? Id have to start from scratch.

    Is there anyway around this requirement? Or does MUA not look at the scores or something to that effect?

    I have a 3.0 GPA in my 4 year business undergrad. What are the chances of getting into the pre-med? Is it extremely competitive?

    Thanks.

    KM
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    Quote Originally Posted by kleenmed View Post
    Hi guys,

    Im interested to come to MUA for the MD program.

    I graduated from York University with a degree in Business. I have absolutely no science courses but do have some experience volunteering at a hospital with a Doctor friend.

    Anyways, I read on this forum that Mcats are needed even for Pre-Med? I mean, i have no science background, how could i possibly do the mcat? Id have to start from scratch.

    Is there anyway around this requirement? Or does MUA not look at the scores or something to that effect?

    I have a 3.0 GPA in my 4 year business undergrad. What are the chances of getting into the pre-med? Is it extremely competitive?

    Thanks.

    KM
    you don't need the MCAT for pre-med. check the MUA website for answers before this forum, usually you get better info there : )

    mua.edu/mua/index.php/pre-medical-program/requirements-for-pre-medical-program

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    No not extremely competitive but the course will be very extreme to someone never have taken any of the requirements.

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    It seems that not very many individuals post much I still waiting for answers about the experience, advice, and suggests from preexisting students or other Sept pre-med students

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    During the semester it is hard for students to answer question, they have way to much work to do, most awake hours are studying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floreat View Post
    you don't need the MCAT for pre-med. check the MUA website for answers before this forum, usually you get better info there : )

    mua.edu/mua/index.php/pre-medical-program/requirements-for-pre-medical-program
    Well I did and it says on the general admissions page here

    The MCAT is requested of North American resident students. Admitted students are to submit their test results prior to enrolling into Medical University of the Americas. The Admissions Committee at Medical University of the Americas will use MCAT scores to assist in the admissions decision, but does not base decisions solely on MCAT scores. There is no minimum score below which an application is automatically rejected.

    And also another thread on ValueMD says the same thing: I cant link to it but its on page 3 of the PRE-MED forum namely, MCAT required for Pre-Med application???

    There was a change in MCAT requirements about a month ago, MCAT has always been recommended but not required. As of the change, MCAT is required to enter MED 1 if you are a US citizen. As Pre-med, you need to take the MCAT prior to enterening MED 1, so after your second semester, you need to take the MCAT which planning you can schedule during your break period.

    This is how it was explained to me, but always check with admissions to be sure as changes can occur. This was started to enable title 4 loans in the future. Not as a determining factor in admissions yet.
    Last edited by Sharky; 08-11-2010 at 08:35 PM.

    Anyone with more info? I wish the MUA website was more explicit...

    Thanks!

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    Thanks for responding when you get a chance can u give me a brief over view of the program from your experience.. Any particular phone used on the island that i could possibly purchase any thing u wish u would have bought before coming to island. Any advice on study methods or things to avoid, etc....Is there a meal plan there if so how much is it and whom is the contact personal

    Thanks in advance,
    Marvin Pre-med Sept 11

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