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    What are my chances?

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    Hey guys I applied to UMHS for Jan 11. I was little late in my application process. I have been in constant touch with the Admission counselor in this area.

    I have submitted my LOC, but still working on my Essay, it will done this weekend. I have not yet submitted my transcripts, as I am waiting on my school to still send it to them.

    But one of the admission Counselor was in my area for a Graduate School Fair, and she told me that she would go ahead and conduct the interview, and will wait for the transcripts to come in before she submits it to the committee.

    My Science GPA is 2.5 and my CGPA is 2.23. I have 2 years of volunteer experience and also I have shadowed two doctors, one a neurosurgeon and an other is a pediatrician. The low GPA was due to personal crisis and I did explain it to the counselor conducting my Interview.


    What do you this are my Chances? Please Help...

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    You might get into MD1 if you have good clinical experience.
    You will most likely get into ARP due to low gpa and no mcat to offset the low gpa.
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    Another option is to write the MCAT and maybe take another year to try for one of the big 4 schools.

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    seriously write the mcat, umhs is going to require it
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    Just take the MCAT and see how you do. Don't get hung up on old grades as they only reflect your performance at that point in your life. The real question is, have you learned the material since then. If yes, then your MCAT will be good.

    Have you taken any upper level science classes and succeeded in them to redeem yourself from your low scores? With your GPA, you need some serious ammunition during your interview that you have a new record of higher performance. I took bach classes and did well while I was working so I definitely paid my dues. My past transgressions have been atoned for, you see? You need to do the same not only for a new record of success, but more importantly to convince yourself that you can hack it in medical school.

    You may get into ARP, but do know that medical school is hell even for really really smart people and you will have to change your study habits significantly to do well and keep up.
    "The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell."

    St. Augustine (DeGenesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37)

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    Cum GPA: 2.87
    Sci GPA: 2.93
    MCAT 24

    For September 2011 or January 2012?

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    you'll get in, earlier the better so september 2011
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    GPA: 2.51
    Sc.GPA:2.48
    mcat:11

    Will I at least get into ARP program?

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    No one, including me, can tell you that...at least not with any accuracy. The only way to find out is to put in an application. While the GPA and MCAT are low, you may have a good reason for it. If you spent your time during college working a full time job in a hospital and this interfered with you academic success, the Committee would look more favorably on your application than they would if you had just been partying for four years! Give the Committee your best sales pitch and see what they tell you.

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    ARP is not a program you can directly apply. However you can inquire more information about it.
    It is very similar to the MERP program at Ross.
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