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*** BS/MD Results For Class of 2017 ***


Replies to: *** BS/MD Results For Class of 2017 ***

  • SFBayStudentSFBayStudent Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    We are looking for your help to make a choice on bs/md between UCF and U Toledo. Thanks in advance for your time and expertise. We know its not top tier programs but its very critical for us, please do comment.
  • florida789florida789 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Any suggestions on picking UCF BMS over FAU Medical scholars. B.S/M.D programs?
  • DoctorTODoctorTO Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member

    Both are new medical schools with UCF (2006) and FAU (2011) with similar reputation, similar program length of time and both are very comparable in terms of their undergraduate requirements for promotion into medical school (ie. GPA, req MCAT, req med school interview, AMCAS requirements).

    However, some differences to consider between the two:

    -tuition, scholarships
    -min 512 MCAT for UCF vs min 507-510 MCAT for FAU depending on your GPA.
    -UCF requires BOTH min 3.750 GPA and 3.750 Science GPA
    -FAU requires BOTH min 3.700 GPA and 3.500 Science GPA (the difference between a 3.5 science GPA and 3.75 is very significant)
    -clinical requirements to be promoted into medical school for UCF are more extensive
    -first year class size at UCF is ~120 vs FAU ~65

    It's hard to recommend one over the other without knowing more about your individual situation but based on my past experience, we have recommended FAU over UCF for the majority of our students.

    Good luck with your decision!

  • WGSK88WGSK88 Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    @kmn213 Fantastic profile. Good luck at HPME. I am sure you will do excellent. God Bless!
  • DoctorTODoctorTO Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    FYI ... FAU has changed their MCAT requirement. It is now 513 !!!!!
  • DoctorTODoctorTO Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    regardless of your GPA.
  • bpc2017bpc2017 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    GPA: 3.9 (UW), 4.4 (W)

    Class Rank: N/A

    SAT: 2360
    ACT: 35

    SAT Subject Tests:
    Chemistry: 790
    Math 2: 800
    Biology: 800

    AP's (at time of application): 8
    Senior AP's: 4

    Teacher Recs: Good

    Ethnicity: Asian
    Hooks: N/A

    Major ECs:
    President of a club and other random stuff

    Medically related activities:
    Physician Shadowing - 60 hours
    Research - 400 hours
    EMT - 100 hrs
    Community Service - 200 hrs

    Applied to the following BS/MD Programs:

    1) University of Rochester REMS - Interview - ACCEPTED
    2) George Washington - Interview - ACCEPTED
    3) Boston University - Interview - ACCEPTED
    4) Penn State - Interview - ACCEPTED
    5) University of Cincinnati DAP - Interview - ACCEPTED
    6) Virginia Commonwealth GAP - Interview - ACCEPTED
    7) NJIT/NJMS - Interview - Declined interview
    8) RPI/AMC - Interview - Declined Interview
    9) Northwestern HPME - Interview - Rejected post interview
    10) UConn - rejected - pre-interview
    11) UAB - rejected pre-interview
    12) Brown PLME - rejected
    13) Pitt GAP - Rejected pre-interview
    14) Case PPSP - Rejected pre-interview

    Applied to the following undergraduate:
    1) UVA - accepted with Echols scholar
    2) Dartmouth - rejected


    Scholarship / Aid:
    Full Ride @ VCU
    Full Tuition @ Pitt Undergrad with Chancellor invite
    REMS - 20K
    GWU - 25K
    Cincinnati - half tuition
    UAB - half tuition
    RPI - 25K
    Case - 27K

    Plan early. Start writing essays in June/July. Apply early so that senior year work and application process do not affect each other.
  • labradoodle5labradoodle5 Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    @chocolatina1001 Oh my gosh, what do your parents do? Asking so I can get the same jobs and make bank :D
  • srk2017srk2017 Registered User Posts: 1,750 Senior Member
    @labradoodle5 - Probably physicians or IT :-)
  • misophoniaxmisophoniax Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    Hi CC community. If there are any people wishing to apply to BS/MD programs this upcoming fall and need advice/guidance please PM me. I have a lot of time to kill before college starts, so I'd like to help out in any way!
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