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    Most caribbean schools try to assess you as a "total" candidate for MD program. To speak on similar lines... they look at the whole picture rather than just the GPA. My advise should be to write a strong personal statement and support it with good recommendation letters. Preferably from your field of expertize. I think you should just do fine ! Good luck !

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    man why dont you do a year of post bac and bring that up to as close as a 3.0 as you can and atleast try to apply to as many of the schools as you can. Did you take the mcat yet?

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    If I were you, I would hold off an applying, and "beef" up your application. Upper Bio classes, MCAT, etc.

    Honestly, ask yourself if you can take on med school.
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    Aspiring Doctor:

    I agree with eskimo2008. Many of these programs look at the overall application instead of simple one aspect of it. Additionally many carib schools are a little more forgiving of *lesser* GPA's when other aspects of the students life *shine through*.

    Good Luck!
    P.S. Aspiring Doctor I left you a private msg feel free to respond if you need any further input...
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    "Looking at the whole applicant" sounds warm and fuzzy, however being a realist you should/need to ask yourself, "can I take on Med school?" I'm not suggesting you cant, only YOU know that answer.
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    I agree with both. You could definitely get in with that overall picture and good letters, but make sure you're ready. I had a low GPA too, I think it was even lower than yours or maybe the same, but because I'm more serious about my future now, I'm top in my class. You just have to realize that when you get here, you have two exams every week and you have to study your a** off to do well. If you know that going in and you don't mind, then you'll be fine.

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    Yes, Aspiring Doctor, the answer is YES. You will get in, Im sure you'll do great during med school, and hell you'll probably pull a 90 out of your rear end on Step 1 - a 2.5 GPA now does not predict med school or USMLE performance!

    With your experience you should do just fine. Make sure you study your butt of for USMLE - thats the only way all of us Spartan grads who are in residency or have completed residency made it!

    Also, getting into ANY residency is competitive as HELL now! There is no "easy" specialty to match in to. Internal Med, Family Med, Peds, Psych, and even Path are all difficult. If you dont pass USMLE on the first attempt you can almost guarantee you will not get a residency spot. Yes, at one time people who failed multiple times on their steps could still land residency spots - gone are those days (unless of course you know someone). My residency program will no longer be taking foreign grads into their residency program! There are too many domestic grads applying for primary care now.

    Study hard, and get a good score on your first attempt on every USMLE step.

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    How is the marking in Spartan? I am getting the impression it's really easy.

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    Aspiring doctor- as a soon to be Spartan Alumni, I highly suggest you apply. I have seen huge positive changes in people’s undergrad performance transitioning into a medical student. All of these suggestions people have given make sense. I feel you that it is worth applying now to see if you may get in. You will never know if you would have got in earlier if you don’t apply now. Sprucing up your application would be nice, but if you still get in with your current resume-you will start that much sooner. Ask yourself one question; are you ready to sacrifice a lot of your time for the next 8 years? If you believe you can- then that is half the battle. The USMLE board exams you have to take after you're finished are not easy by any means. That is why you have to be absolute sure medicine is for you. I feel anyone with ambition, compassion, and good work ethic can become an excellent doctor. I wish you the best of luck, and remember to always stay positive.

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