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Howard BS md?

guitars_girlsguitars_girls Posts: 192Registered User Junior Member
edited March 2010 in Multiple Degree Programs
Anyone going there applied to the 6 yr program. I got in and im deciding about it.
Its not the best university but its only 6 yrs!!
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Replies to: Howard BS md?

  • melodiekidmelodiekid Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
    you got into howard?
    Congrats!
    If u don't mind..can u post ur stats? ^^
  • afruff23afruff23 Posts: 1,966Registered User Senior Member
    @guitars_girls

    What residencies are you trying to get into? That should be one of your biggest factors when deciding on something this big.
  • ivybound1010ivybound1010 Posts: 485Registered User Member
    I never heard about this program. Howard University 6 year program with what medical school?
  • guitars_girlsguitars_girls Posts: 192Registered User Junior Member
    @melodiekid- pm me

    @afruff- residencies? isnt it too early lol...im not even in med school yet

    @ivybound-howard med school..its pretty good
  • afruff23afruff23 Posts: 1,966Registered User Senior Member
    Getting into any medical school is good. Howard medical school is not great. That's why I said you need to decide what residency you want to get into. Going from Howard's 6 year program will make it a bit tougher to get the more competitive residencies.
  • ERis4meERis4me Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    can u please put up ur stats. im a junior right now in NY planning to apply to howard. my primary interest is primary care medicine.

    also is there a deadline for testing? can we send standardized scores after the application is sent in?

    thanks =)
  • guitars_girlsguitars_girls Posts: 192Registered User Junior Member
    @afruff well i did consider that and spoke to people who graduated from howards med school and the program and they say that it actaully is a gr8 advantage. Howard being howard has an amazing rep. Even though the college is not one of the best its highly respected and i have friend who after med school is now doing a residency in anesthesiology in chicago(take that for good residency).
  • afruff23afruff23 Posts: 1,966Registered User Senior Member
    @guitars_girls

    There will always be a chance of getting into good residencies from any programs, but if you're average and go to a good program, then you ahve a better chance.
  • davidj1126davidj1126 Posts: 202- Junior Member
    Can anyone enrolled in the bs/md program chance me:

    I'm an international Student currently living in Toronto, Canada.
    I'm an "asian" student with an American Citizenship.

    Stats:
    ACT-33 ( & 9/12 on essay)
    Math 2c-800
    Physics -800
    Korean with listening - 760

    AP Physics B - 5
    AP Calculus AB -5

    IB Program:
    English HL - 6
    Biology HL - 6
    Chemistry HL -7
    French SL -5
    Geography SL -7
    Math SL -7
    TOK & Extended Essay -2 (IB Diploma)

    Top 5% of

    Extra Curricular:
    Played school basketball team for 4 years
    Played Houseleague basketball for 5 years
    School badminton team -1 year
    15 Math Contest Certificates and 1 Science contest certificate and 1 biology contest certificate.
    Volunteer at Library 100+ (hours)
    Volunteer at hospital as a translator for patients 100+
    Raised money for Cancer Research, going about neighborhoods 50+
    French award (highest mark in grade 10)
    Math award (I don't know if this counts b/c i got it in my gr. 8 grad)
    Went to Tijuana, Mexico to help needies 150+
    Went to native village to help needies 100+
    School Orchestra for 4 years
    School Chamber (Advanced) Orchestra for 2 years
    LEADER of Church Orchestra for 2 years
    Track & Field for 2 years
    Math Club for 1 year

    I'm applying to a BS/MD program.
    Considering my stats and the fact that I'm an "asian" international student with an American Citizenship, which universities(With the particular program) would be realistic for me? (Do I have a chance to get into Howard bs/md?)

    Appreciate the help people.
  • xxxCM201xxxxxxCM201xxx Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Hey, i know you posted that you got into howard's six year program a WHILE ago, but i am intrested to know if you decided to go? What were your scores, gpa, and extracirricular? how competitive was it? I really want to do this program!

    Thanks
  • MD2B2012MD2B2012 Posts: 146Registered User Junior Member
    @afruff- residencies? isnt it too early lol...im not even in med school yet
    @afruff well i did consider that and spoke to people who graduated from howards med school and the program and they say that it actaully is a gr8 advantage. Howard being howard has an amazing rep. Even though the college is not one of the best its highly respected and i have friend who after med school is now doing a residency in anesthesiology in chicago (take that for good residency).

    guitars_girls, first off, actually afruff23's question is a very good one to have the answer to BEFORE you enter the program, so I advise that you not blow him/her off just yet, bc you initially think the question is silly. Remember, once you're in the program, you're already set with respect to where you are for medical school, hence knowing what type of physician you might be (primary care vs. subspecialty) is important with regards to which medical school is right for you. This is especially important with respect to what opportunities are available at that specific medical school to expand your CV when you have to apply for the residency match. If you're at a school that doesn't have much opportunities in a field you wish to pursue, you will be at a severe disadvantage. This is esp. important with the amount of Howard's annual tuition of 36,781 per year.

    What did you think those Howard alums were going to say? They've graduated already and matched, any complaints legitimate or not tend to disappear after graduation. Not to mention, no one likes telling others I made a mistake in choosing an institution for one's education. Hence why it's important to ask those who are actually IN the program now, preferably in the middle as they'll be best able to tell you how well the school's curriculum is, how well it was with respect to board preparation, etc.

    By the way, Howard doesn't have an "amazing" rep - not even close. It's actually one of the lower tier schools as they tend to have lower board scores as they tend to accept people who have much lower stats - bc they want people who wish to devote to working in underserved areas: View topic - Chances of Howard Medical School? • Medical School Forum
    Also, one person getting an anesthesia residency in Chicago (which is one of the easier specialties to match into) doesn't mean anything - that could mean anything from Northwestern all the way down to Cook County (both are in Chicago). There will always be some exceptional data points off the curve. The key is to look at the trend.
  • Daksh3Daksh3 Posts: 48Registered User Junior Member
    Sat 1:
    math- 770
    writing- 690
    reading- 690

    SAT II:
    Chemistry- 770
    Math 1- 700

    AP classes taken- AP Chem. (5), AP Comp. Sci A (5), AP Comp. Sci. AB (5), English Lang. (3)
    Senior AP Classes: AP Physics C, AP Calculus AB, AP English Lit./Comp., AP Biology

    Unweighted GPA: 3.75

    Extra Curricular: Co-founder of education (medicine related and proliferation of education to needy) non-profit.
  • midnitestarz9207midnitestarz9207 Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    @MD2B2012 - So would you be saying that those who do Howard's B.S./M.D. program would not turn out to be satisfactory doctors?
  • MD2B2012MD2B2012 Posts: 146Registered User Junior Member
    @MD2B2012 - So would you be saying that those who do Howard's B.S./M.D. program would not turn out to be satisfactory doctors?

    That is not at all what I said nor did I make that assertion. Please read my post again.
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