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    SaraKK is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Hi,
    I just graduated with GPA 3.5; BA in Biology and Minor in Chem and Math and took the MCAT got 14, i prepared a lot even took the Kaplan course and did well on Kaplan Exams but on the actual MCAT i did bad.

    Due to family situation my GPA wasn't that good but still i worked very hard and graduated with Cum Luade

    Also worked at OB/GYN office for one year and with one of physicians went to OR many times.

    I was a peer tutor at my college, tutored A & P, Bio, Math , and Chem.

    What are may chances of getting in?

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    sarakk,
    Your GPA is good enough to get in, but you must retake the MCAT. I went through the kaplan course twice also. What made a difference for me the second time was doing the AAMC practice exams.

    Whatever you do don't get discouraged and don't give up!! I did terrible on my first attempt also. Just remind yourself that you worked too hard to achieve high grades to give up your dream now. Study hardcore for the MCAT for 2 months and give it again, ull get in with like a 23-24, because your GPA is pretty good

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    Don't retake the Kaplan course... you will be wasting your money again. Take your MCAT again and just prepare differently. Do lots of practice tests. Your stats show that you are a good student, you just need to prove it with your MCAT score.
    MD: AUIS 2016

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    Actually, if you paid for the kaplan course once, they let you repeat it as many times as you want at no charge. You might as well sign up for it again if it is free because kaplan provides all 8 of the AAMC full length exams for free to their students (which cost $35 each for non-kaplan students) in addition to kaplan's own 11 full length exams. Definitely go through all of these practice exams in addition to studying and your score will improve

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    Your GPA is good as the other gents already said, but I think you should apply without the MCAT score. I have a friend who got accepted with a GPA lower than yours but he had a very good personal statement. So, if you think you have a good life experience that might make them overlook your mcat score, I would apply and see what they say.

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    Thank You guys for the responses, much appreciated! I am going to apply and see what happens!!

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    Hi
    Anyone knows if Saba requires MCAT? Few months ago, it showed recommended in SABA's website but now it says MCAT is required. Any info please...
    Last edited by TheYorker; 07-07-2010 at 01:00 AM.

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    It costs around $15,000 per semester. That is a lot of money to 'gamble' with.

    Learn, train, and test your own capabilities at home. Don't throw money away.

    Take more than the prereqs and take the MCAT. There is no short cut. It'll be more expensive to take the quicker route into medical school, just to fail out.

    I'm in first semester and half our class is failing (more than some of the other groups before us so don't take this as the average). There's a lot of people who are at Saba because they didn't want to take physics, MCAT, or finish their bachelors.

    Please do some self reflection and gauge your own capabilities. Saba does not teach you the techniques to pass your classes. You have to already have those skills before you arrive.

    I feel bad for all my classmates that are failing. They will retake it next semester. And there is no guarantee they will pass it the 2nd time around, and chances are high they'll fail again in semester 2.
    PLEASE come prepared.

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    Hi all
    I would like to know my chances of getting into Saba as well. Any suggestion would be highly appreciated. These are my stats:
    1. Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, GPA 2.7
    2. Masters in Electrical Engineering, GPA 3.2
    3. Currently I am taking premed courses in 4 years college(SUNY system) as follows
    with overall GPA 3.66
    a) General Biology I, grade B (GPA 3.00)
    b) General Biology II, grade B+ (GPA 3.5)
    c) Anatomy and Physiology I, grade B+ (GPA 3.5)
    d)Anatomy and Physiology II, grade A (GPA 4.0)
    e) General Chemistry I, grade A (GPA 4.0)
    f) General Chemistry II, grade A (GPA 4.0)
    4. I will be taking Organic chemistry I and II, genetics and perhaps something else in the following semesters.
    5. I will take MCAT in 6 months (please suggest how well I need to do)
    6. I have taken tons of high level physics, math, probably and statistics courses including computer programing. Years of experience in engineering field.
    7. I have done some research work in biomedical engineering, specifically medical imaging and bio signal.
    8. No volunteer work related to patient.
    After taking all these bio courses, I have become really fascinated by the engineering evolution of human body and life form in general.
    Please suggest

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    1. Apply to US med schools if you are a US citizen
    2. If #1 fails, you must have at least 50 hours of direct patient contact volunteer hours to matriculate at Saba... go to your local hospital and volunteer.
    3. MCAT of 23+ will get you in.
    4. Reemphasis on #1
    MD: AUIS 2016

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