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    Any chance of acceptance into UMHS or other Caribbean schools?

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    Hi,

    I saw an ad for UMHS online and decided to look into it, however I cannot find any stats on their acceptance GPA's and MCAT scores. I thought someone here could help me out. My situation is that I planned on applying to med school this past fall, but completely bombed the MCAT. I am a very good student, always had an A- average in High school, however am not great on standardized tests.

    My cumulative GPA is a 3.54, science is 3.25, and non-science is 3.71. My MCAT was a 19. This obviously completely halted my med school application and I'm very upset about the situation. I have always wanted to be a doctor and I know I'm smart enough. I know I can handle med school because I'm a very hard-worker. My real problem is really just this MCAT and I'm afraid it's going to keep me from the career I've always wanted.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has any advice on my situation and my grades. I am planning on taking the MCAT again in maybe 5 months and really am going to try my best, but at this point I feel very discouraged. I did not score that low on my practice MCATs so it was a bit of a shock and more than likely it was the product of anxiety.

    I'm wondering if I would have any chance of getting into any accredited Caribbean schools. My GPA is well above the minimum 2.0 required for most of them, so I'm wondering if it might be worthwhile to apply. I'm 26 years old and at this point really want to get settled in a career and move on with my life so I'm just trying to see if I have any other options.

    I appreciate the input anyone can give. Thanks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crl621 View Post
    Hi,

    I saw an ad for UMHS online and decided to look into it, however I cannot find any stats on their acceptance GPA's and MCAT scores. I thought someone here could help me out. My situation is that I planned on applying to med school this past fall, but completely bombed the MCAT. I am a very good student, always had an A- average in High school, however am not great on standardized tests.

    My cumulative GPA is a 3.54, science is 3.25, and non-science is 3.71. My MCAT was a 19. This obviously completely halted my med school application and I'm very upset about the situation. I have always wanted to be a doctor and I know I'm smart enough. I know I can handle med school because I'm a very hard-worker. My real problem is really just this MCAT and I'm afraid it's going to keep me from the career I've always wanted.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has any advice on my situation and my grades. I am planning on taking the MCAT again in maybe 5 months and really am going to try my best, but at this point I feel very discouraged. I did not score that low on my practice MCATs so it was a bit of a shock and more than likely it was the product of anxiety.

    I'm wondering if I would have any chance of getting into any accredited Caribbean schools. My GPA is well above the minimum 2.0 required for most of them, so I'm wondering if it might be worthwhile to apply. I'm 26 years old and at this point really want to get settled in a career and move on with my life so I'm just trying to see if I have any other options.

    I appreciate the input anyone can give. Thanks so much.
    Have you looked into applying to DO schools in the US? I would take that route before venturing off into offshore schools. If that option doesn't work for you, UMHS is a great school. The school is progressing very fast from the time it opened, which I believe was 08 (?). If tuition isn't an issue for you, look into SGU, AUC, Ross and SABA as they all have federal loan programs/title IV. Just recently, UMHS acquired a loan program that supposedly pays for the entire tuition and not just part of it like the previous loan. I am paying by other means but I did talk to other students and they seem hopeful for this new loan program. Feel free to PM me. The January semester is starting this Monday so most people have been busy with getting ready to come back thus the lack of responses.

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    I would definitely recommend that you retake the MCAT and look at DO schools first. Then (and only then) should you look overseas. You will certainly find a Carib school to accept you and take your money, but with the changes anticipated for FMGs in the Match, your best options for a medical career in the US will be infinitely higher if you attend a US institution.

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    I would study hard, retake the MCAT, lots of people retake it and get a lot better scores, and then apply.

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