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    Acceptance for January

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    This is a question to anyone who might have the answer or to anyone who has been in similiar situations. I recently received my MCAT scores. I scored a 20N (Verbal 9, Phy. Sci 5, Bio Sci. 6). I figured that I would be in that area considering the situations that occured during the period before the exam. My mother suffered a stroke in her eye and I assumed responsibility for her financially and had her move in with me to keep a watch on her. Anyways, regardless of that, my question involves whether applicants with such low MCAT's are accepted or if there have been applicats who have been accepted with low MCAT's. My cumulative GPA for the last 2 years of my biochem undergrad was a 3.25, and my over all GPA was a 2.95. I have 2 years of undergraduate research, started an MBA program but decided to leave for medical school because that was where my heart was.

    My intelligence is not a question, I have what it takes and no one has ever doubted me, it's just I've been through some situations that have hindered me a great deal. To prove my self to the committe is what I am worried about because my #'s don't show my capabilities. Any advice? I'm considering taking the August MCAT but this is such short notice; I just do not want a poor grade like this past one. Any advice such as possiblities for the January term, any books that help for studying, etc. Thanks to all, and wish everyone the best.

    Ed
    Houston, TX
    "When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble." - Psalms 9:12

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    Sorry to hear about your mother, hope all is well now or at least better. I haven't reviewed any applications so I don't know that you won't get an interview with your MCAT score but you should plan on re-taking it. I would suggest getting hyper-learning notes from someone. Or taking the class if you can afford it; I don't know if this is available near you so you may have to resort to Kaplan or Princeton review type course. The basic key to success on the MCAT is doing a lot of test questions and use the study techniques to identify areas of weakness as a student , we all have them no matter what stage you're at. SGU is pretty good about looking at the whole application so you'll get a fair look but seeing that you are re-taking the exam may be a better sign of persistence and drive which is needed in the type of students that go to Grenada. If you haven't taken typical pre-med req's then I would also suggest summer session courses in physics and biology. They're more intense and focus on the core concepts which will prepare you better for the exam and may be cheaper than Kaplan but either way you need some type of Kaplan notes to work on the verbal score too. These tests are not necessarily about intelligence as much as they are skill, the study tips I picked up from preparing for the MCATs really helped when I was a medical student. Some of us were rejected the first time we applied to SGU but after doing graduate work and better on the MCATs found much success at SGU and felt truly privledged to have the opportunity to become physicians. Keep at it.

    Good Luck

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    just apply

    i would take the MCATs again, but there are plenty of people with not so great GPAs and or MCATs that have gotten in. i honestly dont think people get rejected from this school, but thats just my opionion. i could be wrong. its the singer, not the song. remember that. just work hard, do what u can, and things will work out for you. get your prayer on. have faith, be healthy and all that good stuff. and things will work out for the best.

    and who cares about intelligence? honestly? thats all hoky pooh pooh. ive seen people who arent that bright kick some serious **** in med school. committment man.

    peace
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    I truly believe that a persons intelligence is not tested in medical school, but later in life when that person is a physician and must apply what he has learned. That's the intelligence I speak about, not mental ability for medical school, but rather the traits of analysis, comprehension, and that ability to apply your knowledge to solve real-world problems.
    "When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble." - Psalms 9:12

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    Just for a little clarification on the admissions process...... they do reject applicants. ...I think another school even had a t-shirt about that. Steph interviews prospectives and I think its about 1 in 6 or their old advertised rate of 1 in 9/10 to get in. With the intelligence thing...its a bit funny...some of the most apparently least intelligent people do very well...and the absolute opposite is very true(it's easy to get lost in the details)... Regardless how you cut it,...there are plenty of bright students and the SGU program is challenging. You have to work hard. With regards to the stem....I'd take a prep course and try your best on the MCAT again.... you have to show you're interested and can adapt(ie improve a little). Best of luck
    Geoff

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    prep course

    I took a prep course, but the main problem I encountered was when my mother had a stroke. I brought her to live with me and spent most of my time working full-time, going to the Kaplan class, and taking care of my mother. I didn't have much time to really study for it, my energy was spent trying to keep up with my daily duties and I was spread to thin. My practice exams ranged from 24 - 29's so I'm gonna try to hit the books for the next month and a half and take it in August and see what happens then.

    Anyways, I always found it funny because all the posts here about people getting accepted, and I know that those who don't get accepted don't ever post it... hah Anyways, I have a good chance of acceptance because of strong research, letters of recommendations, and student offices that I held during school, not to mention huge improvement in grades in the hardest semesters (junior yr).
    "When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble." - Psalms 9:12

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