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    mangoes is offline Newbie
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    Chance for Jan 2013

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    I just applied for Jan 2013, however I am a bit worried about my chances. My undergrad gpa is pretty low a 2.1 so I went and got my masters I have a 3.5 in that and some post bacc work with a B average as well.... tons of clinical and shadowing and great LOR. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoes View Post
    I just applied for Jan 2013, however I am a bit worried about my chances. My undergrad gpa is pretty low a 2.1 so I went and got my masters I have a 3.5 in that and some post bacc work with a B average as well.... tons of clinical and shadowing and great LOR. Any thoughts?
    If you really want to increase your odds, study for it and do well on the MCAT. Even though its not required for XUSOM, having it greatly increases your marketability towards multiple more schools for acceptance. This is because the MCAT is one of the strongest (if not THE strongest) indicator on performance in medical school as well as providing a starting point on likely trajectory towards "match-ability" towards residency (as some hospital programs do in fact ask you how you did, even though its not on the ERAS form). While the school would be theoretically done with you by this point (graduated and applying to the match, which you need in order to use your MD at all- clinically speaking) and can no longer extract any further financial investment from you, schools further down the road in maturity than XUSOM care enough about their finished product (you as a doctor) to be selective about who they take their money from...or "invest their resources into." This isn't a smear against XUSOM- they just don't have the applicant pool (like more established schools) to be selective enough to put this requirement up...hopefully, yet.

    As for admissibility, that is up to one guy and only he can answer you...and I would argue from the sampling of those who claim to be students here, the fact that you write in proper english would put you in higher standing than those (claiming) already attendance.

    Two cents...for what its worth.

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    I agree with above. Your 2.1 GPA is very low, but you earned a 3.5 and that is with a masters and some post bac work with a 3.0 gpa or above. That shows you improved your coursework at the graduate level.
    I would take the MCAT and get a decent score on that, and apply to one of the better known caribbean medical schools. You have already shown by graduate coursework that you can shoot for "higher" schools.

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