Chances of getting into med schools with your scores

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Re: Chances of getting into med schools with your scores

Postby Adminnaoum » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:31 pm

Hey Wildcherry,

Welcome to StudentDoc.

I wish I could tell you a score for guaranteed acceptance to med school, but so many factors go into it that no score guarantees acceptance.

That said, a GPA above 3.5, an MCAT above 30, and strong letters of recommendation make you competitive.

If you want a general idea you can play around with the MCAT score analysis tool.

If you want specific probabilities, you can purchase a Premed Status Report ($25) that calculates med school acceptance probability from your personal scores and demographics based on historic data, and does a few "what if" scenarios to show how different GPAs or MCAT scores would affect your chances.
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Postby macinanay » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:36 pm

Hi!

I have finally decided to apply to med school since I graduated from college 2 years ago.

My cGPA is a 3.3 and my sGPA is a 3.1. My sGPA remained pretty consistent throughout the 4 years with mostly B's and B+'s (one C+, one F, a few A and A-'s). I have not taken the MCAT yet, but plan on taking it in a few months.

I have had basic lab research experience for ~2 years in high school plus a summer research program at a prestigious hospital during my sophomore year in college.

I have been working in clinical research at the same prestigious hospital for the past ~4 months. I was actually hired after 6 months of volunteer work in that lab. So technically, about 10 months of clinical research work!

My ECs comprise of dance, a science advisory board, hospital volunteer work, volunteer work in my city, and an honorable mention in a publication from my research during high school.

My two years since graduation have been a mish mosh of things. I worked at a few jobs that were unrelated to my career goals. I volunteered at the hospital I now work at and in the Emergency Dept at another prestigious hospital. I also dealt with the loss of a close friend who died due to medical issues (which has sprung me forward in my decision to pursue medical school).

In the meantime, I am working on doing more presentations and trying to get my name on a publication(s).

If I am to apply to medical school (MD and DO) this fall, what are my chances of getting in?
Would it be wiser to build up my credentials and then apply next year? I would really hate to wait another year, but if my chances will be much higher, I am willing to do it.

Thank you all for your input!
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Re: Chances of getting into med schools with your scores

Postby chand1027 » Sun May 13, 2012 3:50 am

I just graduated under grad and i have applied to post bacc programs
so i plan on starting med school 2013
my current gpa is a 3.394
my mcat scores are as follows
PS: 9
BS: 10
V: 4
WR: M
I am planning to retake the mcats this summer.I know I need to raise my score esp my verbal
my EC's include:
shadowing a doc
volunteering at a hospice
tutoring (paid and volunteering both)
i volunteered as a child mentor
and i have been a part of 3 research projects. I presented all 3 of them at conferences and 2 of them have had abstract publications
What are everyone's opinions on my chances of getting into med school? I want honest answers and also suggestions on improving chances. I know i want to become a doctor and I can't imagine doing anything else so I would appreciate ANY suggestions you guys have! Thanks! :)
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Re: Chances of getting into med schools with your scores

Postby chand1027 » Sun May 13, 2012 4:00 am

Hey guys!!
I just graduated and I am planning on doing a post bacc next year. I was wondering on everyone's opinions on my chances of getting into med school and I am interested in any suggestion u guys have.
my under grad gpa is 3.394
my mcat scores:
PS: 9
BS: 10
V: 4
WR: M

ECs
I was a part of 3 research projects. I have presented all 3 and 2 of them were abstract publications
Shadowing a doc
volunteering at a hospice
tutoring (paid and volunteer)
I volunteered as a child mentor

. I am going to take my MCATs again this summer. I know I need to bring up my score esp verbal and writing. I want to go to med school! And I am willing to do whatever it takes so please let me know any suggestions u might have!
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Re: Chances of getting into med schools with your scores

Postby brand5684 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:43 am

Hi all, I finished my undergrad in 2007 BA in Philosophy with cgpa 3.2 and sgpa 3.8, and just finished post bacc with a 3.7 overall (175 hours total). My first mcat was 29 and my second is 31, have over 100 hours volunteer shadowing, ER and also good LORs from MDs and professors. I went to community college for the first two years that's why my science gpa is higher, took CHM 1 & 2/BIO/STATS there. I took Orgo 1 & 2/Physics 1 & 2 and BIO 2 in post bacc at 4 year. Not sure that changes anything for admission purposes but figured I would add it just in case. What are my chances getting in.
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