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    **Post "What Are My Chances?" Here ONLY**

    What are the chances of being accepted once invited for an interview?
    My interview is next week. Thank you!

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    Your chances are excellent. My stats sound the same as yours.

    Ross took me in.

    Ross only looks at premed gpa on your application.

    My MCAT score was also 30.

    My premed gpa was ~3.3

    overall gpa was a tad under 3.0 i guess.

    My upper division science gpa was <2.0 if you count the D's I got. It was a tough school, and I didn't spend enough time studying. But I'm not gonna dwell on excuses.

    I thought I could spend an extra year taking science courses post-bacc to raise my GPA, but after calculating, I found that even if i did get all A's, my overall GPA would only increase by 0.1. That would probably not even get me past med school computer screenings.

    It was not worth the time and money, so I gave up on post-bacc and decided on Ross. I don't plan on being a superstar doctor anyway. And I want to have a family by age 30. So time is precious for me.

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    RE

    You are exaggerating just a little I was able to go from a 2.8 to 3.2 in two years. And if you thoroughly read my post I said if you donít want to wait a year or TWO come here

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    Quote Originally Posted by none4now
    You are exaggerating just a little I was able to go from a 2.8 to 3.2 in two years. And if you thoroughly read my post I said if you donít want to wait a year or TWO come here

    the problem is, even with a 3.2 gpa from a non-ivy school, your chances of getting into a US med school are slim to none.

    Based on statistics from Berkeley, out of ~75 students with 3.2 gpa who applied to US med school, only 1 got in, and this 1 probably had extraordinary credentials outside the curriculum. Although this is not the best data in the world, it does give you an idea about what your chances are.

    some people spend an extra 2 years getting a Master's degree at some state university. That increases your chances a bit.

    Lots of colleges offer 1-year post-bacc programs just to get your money. I'm not sure what the outcome of these programs is though.

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    what are my chances?

    Hey guys, Sorry this is probably a question you've heard a billion times, but I'm a college junior totally new to researching these schools. Who/where can tell me basic admission stats and stuff, or anything atleast on Ross Univ? I mean can I get in with a 3.5, 3.0, 2.5, what? What would you say a decent MCAT score is for Ross?
    I've looked for websites and stuff couldn't find much about the basics, could you help me out. Thanks all.

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    Hi Scottsdale,

    I unfortunately can't give you a clear cut answer. Perhaps someone else will. Ross does tend to be more forgiving on admissions than SGU, AUC and Saba (top 4 caribbean schools). As a junior you should shoot for the U.S and if it doesn't work out then apply offshore as an alternative.

    Best of luck.

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    GPA and MCAT are the first things looked at by any school, so they should be decent. However, Ross tends to give students with lower numbers a second look if they can prove that they have what it takes. Show that you are active in volunteering, research is always a plus, have some leadership experience in student organizations, etc. If you have some bad grades that dropped your GPA, explain them in the interview (if you get one). I had a low GPA and a decent MCAT score. I had good explanations for some of my grades (others I didn't...I just suck at chemistry). US schools didn't give me an interview so I couldn't show them that I have the passion and drive to make it in med school, despite some bad choices and grades in undergrad. Ross gave me that second chance and offered me an interview. I was able to show them who I am and explain some low marks on my transcript. So I would advise you to do everything you can to raise your GPA now. I know the application process to US schools is long, but go ahead with it. Try your best to get in. If you don't get an interview by December, then either re-apply, or if your GPA is too low, go ahead and apply to Ross. The application process is a lot shorter. Get straight in your mind what it takes to make it in medical school, decide if that's really what you want to put yourself through, and, if it is, don't give up and don't let anything stand in your way. If you really want it, you'll get it. Good luck!

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    Not to be discouraging but one thing you might want to consider that absolutely no one will ever tell you about carribean medical schools is the attrition rates. I am in clinicals now and I am thankful to ross for giving me this oppurtunity but I should probably tell you that my class started with 157 students, by the end of second semester we had 105 of the originals left (I am not counting the repeaters because they didnt start with us). By the end of 4th semester we had 79 originals left. Next we went to 5th and took the comp exam to be eligable for the USMLE step 1 and only 52 of use were qualified to take the Step right away. I was the second person in the class to take the step and I passed. In the end I believe that only around 40% to 60% of Ross students (and probably other carribean medical students) ever make it through and go on to clinicals.

    U.S. medical schools have to publish their attrition rates and the average is only around 7% were I believe carribean medical schools have an attrition rate of around 50%. Looking at from this perspective I see now that I was taking an enormous chance with going to a carribean medical school. I must say if I knew then what I know now I would have still gone through it but one thing is for certain, unlike U.S. medical schools attending a carribean medical school is definetly risky from the financial and career standpoint.

    If you really want it and you have no other choice but a carribean medical school then go for it!!!!!!!

    Just keep in mind that it will take more effort than you have probably ever given before.

    Good luck and I hope everything goes well for you.

    Sincerely, a satisfied ross clinical student.

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    i remember the days when all you needed was a pulse to get in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sukhtinder View Post
    i remember the days when all you needed was a pulse to get in.


    oh no. that's still all you need to get in. they cram their 1st year class like canned sardines.

    except, now a pulse won't guarantee you'll make it all the way through.

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    wrong

    This simply is not true. Students have already said that there are lots of empty seats in the semester 1 classroom.

    Additionally, even when all you needed was a pulse to get in Ross never passed students that didn't deserve to pass. Some schools pass everybody, but from what I've heard Ross has always had fair but strict passing standards. Now they are quite picky on who they accept - there just happens to be 350+ students who are qualified and many many more who apply.

    -M

    Quote Originally Posted by popozao View Post
    oh no. that's still all you need to get in. they cram their 1st year class like canned sardines.

    except, now a pulse won't guarantee you'll make it all the way through.
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