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    January 2007?

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    I plan on taking the MCAT in August and I am hoping to apply for admissions to SGU for the class starting in January of 2007. I have a few questions I am hoping to have answered.

    1. Will I be too late to apply for this class?

    2. How competitive is admissions to this class.

    3. Is there any advantage in entering in the January class, like study time for USMLE step 1 and taking elective rotations?

    My background: I was a knucklehead when I first started school and I bombed out of school by simply not going to class. I took a year and a half off and since I have been back I have taken 115 credit hours of a gpa slightly over 3.9 and have had solid A's in all the prereqs, although the only upper level science class I have taken is human physiology. I am not sure what I should expect for the MCAT but I will be studying my *** off this summer and I am very confident.

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    Have you taken all of the pre medical science courses?

    G chem.
    O chem.
    Physics
    And
    First your biology

    If so you can probably explain away all the bad grades you had your first year. Especially since your grades are so good for the rest of your units.

    If I were you I would try for a US school and apply to SGU as well.

    I think you well probably get in to SGU as long as you have had some kind of exposure to the medical field and the knuckle head qualities you displayed the first year don't come through in your interview.

    The January semester at most schools is less competitive than the semester starting in September, but I'm not sure about SGU. They are more and more competitive all the time as are the other Caribbean medical schools.

    You should also look into Ross, American University of the Caribbean and Saba. They all have good reputations. You are bound to get into at least one of them.

    Good luck


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyson
    Have you taken all of the pre medical science courses?

    G chem.
    O chem.
    Physics
    And
    First your biology

    If so you can probably explain away all the bad grades you had your first year. Especially since your grades are so good for the rest of your units.

    If I were you I would try for a US school and apply to SGU as well.

    I think you well probably get in to SGU as long as you have had some kind of exposure to the medical field and the knuckle head qualities you displayed the first year don't come through in your interview.

    The January semester at most schools is less competitive than the semester starting in September, but I'm not sure about SGU. They are more and more competitive all the time as are the other Caribbean medical schools.

    You should also look into Ross, American University of the Caribbean and Saba. They all have good reputations. You are bound to get into at least one of them.

    Good luck
    My biggest problem that I believe will keep my from getting in US schools (which of course I will obviously apply) is that my overall gpa will be approximately 2.85 with the science gpa slightly lower (from taking really easy science and math classes and bombing them). I am just finishing physics 2 and O-Chem 2 but am off to a great start in those two classes and I do not expect to get lower than an A- in either, but most likely an A. I will also have at least 2 exceptionally strong LOR's from professors (1 science and 1 non science) since I have ACED multiple classes that both have taught and gotten to know personally. My medical exposure is limited to shadowing and only about 70 hours now (plan to have over 100). I have shadowed multiple doctors in various disciplines. I have slightly less hours doing non medical volunteer work.

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    you are definitely not too late for the jan 2007 class.
    the august 2006 class havent even started yet!

    for your other Qs, try running a search.

    generally jan class is easier to get in, i dont know why or if this is actually a fact.

    as far as benefit, jan class gets more time to study for step 1 and if you decide to decel or fail a class you would still graduate "on time". the jan class graduate with the aug class of the same yr, meaning if you start in jan 07 u would graduate in may 2011, the same if you start in aug 07.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywalk81
    you are definitely not too late for the jan 2007 class.
    the august 2006 class havent even started yet!

    for your other Qs, try running a search.

    generally jan class is easier to get in, i dont know why or if this is actually a fact.

    as far as benefit, jan class gets more time to study for step 1 and if you decide to decel or fail a class you would still graduate "on time". the jan class graduate with the aug class of the same yr, meaning if you start in jan 07 u would graduate in may 2011, the same if you start in aug 07.
    Nice to know this, thank you.

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