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Chance me!!... plus a question

YTREWQYTREWQ Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
edited July 2009 in Multiple Degree Programs
My top goal is to get into a combined medical program without the MCAT. What programs do you all feel that I have a shot at?

Race: Indian
Gender: Male
Located in MN
GPA:3.99 (unweighed)
Rank: 4 of 512

ACT: 33
SAT II: US History 730, Math 2 790, will take chemistry and possibly something else.
AP:
US History: 4
European history- will find out soon
Language and composition– will find out soon
Physiology-(Next year)
Literature and composition-(Next year)
Statistics-(Next year)
Calc BC-(Next year)
Physics-(Next year)

Curriculum consisted of the above classes along with honors and College in school classes. There were a few easier classes as well (Band, engineering, gym, debate, etc).

Activities-
Varsity Debate (Vice President) (Primary Coach)
Speech
National Honors Society
Spanish National Honors Society
Student Council (2 years)
Knowledge bowl
Quiz bowl
Tennis (2-3 years, nothing great)
School newspaper writer

Out of school-
Shadowed a doctor in both the United States and in rural India
Volunteered 200hrs at local hospital
Volunteered many hours in local events, fundraisers, cancer support groups etc.
Attended an exclusive college chemical engineering and materials camp.
Piano (played for 6 or so years)
Trombone (6 years or so)

Awards-
2 Presidential academic awards.
Quarter finalist and runner up in state debate tournaments
Dartmouth book award
National Merit recognition (I’m pretty sure)

ALSO: I was looking at the combined program at Union college and Albany medical school. It seems easier to get into, but i have conflicting data on whether the MCAT is needed. Even more, I read that Albany Medical college isn't that great. Is it worth it?
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Replies to: Chance me!!... plus a question

  • jen08jen08jen08jen08 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    brown plme or northwestern
  • schriztoschrizto Registered User Posts: 4,099 Senior Member
    Union/Albany doesn't require the MCAT. IMHO, that program is really expensive and only worth it if you have $$$ to spend and really have an interest in medical management. AMC may not be at the top of the rankings but a med school is a med school.
  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP Registered User Posts: 16,184 Senior Member
    jen08jen08,
    You pointed out to the most selective programs in a country. D who graduated #1 with ACT=33 did not even apply there, she will have to take MCAT in her program, but she needs an everage score of 27, which most people consider reasonable, since most are taking MCAT prep classes.

    The program(2) without MCAT that I am aware of that is much less selective than 2 that you mentioned, are U of Toledo. I also suggest to include the programs that require MCAT.
  • hehs503434hehs503434 Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    UMKC seems to fit all your criteria...look into that :)
  • YTREWQYTREWQ Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Yea? I didn't know about the U of Toledo. UMKC is one of the ones I'm looking into more, the problem with it though is that 85-90% of the people they accept are Missouri residents. They have a strong favor to local residents.
  • YTREWQYTREWQ Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Also, Is SLU any good? I mean their med school is better than Albany's. It's not a guaranteed admission but 95% get in. Do any of you kno how difficult it is to get into that program or if there are any special requirements?
  • hehs503434hehs503434 Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    i was accepted to both the UMKC and SLU programs with much lower stats than yours (class of 2009), and i ended up choosing slu since i dont think i was ready for a 6 yr program and since i too find slu's med school to be of a higher quality...if u need any help with the process ask or message anytime!
  • YTREWQYTREWQ Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    thanks hehs503434. But that reminds me, is the fact that I never did any research or wrote a report ok? I mean I volunteered at the hospital and I shadowed (here and in India), but is that enough? Any other tips to give an edge?
  • hehs503434hehs503434 Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    all i did was volunteer/shadow at a hospital as well, didnt do any research at all....u should be fineee
  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP Registered User Posts: 16,184 Senior Member
    I believe, that U of Toledo is not paying too much attention to residency status. And it has 2 programs.
  • YTREWQYTREWQ Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Is Toledo's program difficult at all? I'm having issues just finding info about it.
  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP Registered User Posts: 16,184 Senior Member
    Pre-med reguirement courses are very challenging no matter where you go. You cannot find information like this on internet.
  • cdz512cdz512 - Posts: 1,303 Senior Member
    AP Physiology?

    Unless I missed out on the announcement of a new AP, there is no such thing as AP Physiology.
  • YTREWQYTREWQ Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    haha, woops, i meant AP Psychology. Yes, but does the U of Toledo combined program have a page or anything?
  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP Registered User Posts: 16,184 Senior Member
    Comparison of the Bacc/MD and BS/MD Programs

    I just Googled toledo combined bs/md. maybe there are other pages. just google whatever and see.
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