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    kingkhan is offline Junior Member
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    PreMed........need help?

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    My GPA is 3.88 from a community college. physics, o.chem not done yet.Applying for PreMed. No work experience.

    I have two LORS.

    MANY AWARDS.

    What are my chances?

    Please respond.

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    Chances for pre-med?

    No trouble getting in (my personal opinion)...but you would be MUCH wiser to get your pre-meds done now and apply for the 4-year MED program rather than do pre-med here...

    Cheers,
    -z

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    Thanks.

    U mean 90 crds?
    Plz explain.

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    Keep GPA UP

    Refer to admission requirements posted on the website for the 4 year MD program: http://www.stchris.edu/admissions.htm

    I think anyone here would recommend you try to pursue your pre-med studies in your home State and try to get into a US school, or at least a better alternative if you can maintain your GPA.

    Cheers...




    Quote Originally Posted by kingkhan
    U mean 90 crds?
    Plz explain.
    -z

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    PreMed........need help?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingkhan
    What are my chances?
    But to answer your question: I know people currently in our pre-med program w/ much lesser academic achievements -based on that, I would say you would have NO trouble getting admission here...

    Cheers,
    -z

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    he's right

    DrZed is right. Get your 90 credit hours or better yet, get an undergraduate degree if at all possible. Then apply for 4 year med programs, try a US school first. I doubt any foreign medical student would advise you to pick a foreign medical school over a US one.

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    Thanks DrZed and Ansgenius

    Thank you very much for your response but plz explain why should I do that?
    PROS AND CONS??????

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    reasons

    I would get an undergraduate degree back in the states because it's something to fall back on in case things go wrong. Don't forget about Murphy's law, if something can go wrong, it usually does. Also, you sound like you're in a position to be competitive to get into an American med school if you have the right MCAT score. If you've given it a lot of thought, then no one can stop you from coming to St. Chris for premed. Also, I hope you're used to living on your own, because when you come here, you'll have the entire Atlantic Ocean between you and home.

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    Thanks DrZed and Ansgenius

    There are a few reasons why I wouldn't want to join the pre-med class here at St. Chris:

    1) Wouldn't want to spend an additional 2 years in Luton (beyond the 2 years for Med).

    2) Undergrad courses are cheaper back home (in Canada at least)...much cheaper.

    3) Credits would be recognized pretty much universally within North America if taken State-side or Province-side.

    4) If you do well, you have many more doors open for applying to medical school within USA/Canada (should you decide to complete a degree, see #5).

    5) If you do well enough and continue to attain a Bachelor's Degree, you'll have that to fall back on should any unforeseen circumstance stop you in your tracks (in other words, a little bit of reassurance).

    6) Access to a real medical library (though I must say, ours is now coming along pacingly...).

    7) Better, more robust facilities and infrastructure.

    8) Government Funding.

    9) More than likely, much better trained faculty (not saying smarter, but better able to instruct students).

    10...11...12....

    ....there are lots of reasons why it would be wiser to stay State-side to complete your pre-med courses, as I'm sure you have many reasons for not staying State-side. Seems like you have a good GPA from what you've shared, so if you could keep that up for another couple years and do well on MCATs, you should have no trouble getting into a Canadian or American medical school instead of following this path (which I consider a 2nd chance path for me).

    That being said, I don't mind being here at all. From the time I started in May, the school has made some minor improvements (notably: internet, library, A/V equipment). I would, however, certainly like some sort of update on licensed St. Chris grads...so hopefully that information is revealed sometime VERY soon...

    Regardless, goodluck with whatever you decide.
    Cheers,

    Quote Originally Posted by kingkhan
    Thank you very much for your response but plz explain why should I do that?
    PROS AND CONS??????
    -z

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    transfering cons..

    O yeah some states will only honor schools that have classes (premed and basic sciences ) at the country their charters are from.

    So to prevent issues later on after residency i recommend only transfering to st chris after basic sciences..

    mankidav

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