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Chance me!!... plus a question

YTREWQYTREWQ 15 replies6 threads 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?
edited July 2009
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  • jen08jen08jen08jen08 1 replies1 threads New Member
    brown plme or northwestern
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  • schriztoschrizto 3971 replies128 threads 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.
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  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP 16183 replies1 threads 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.
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  • hehs503434hehs503434 98 replies6 threads Junior Member
    UMKC seems to fit all your criteria...look into that :)
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  • YTREWQYTREWQ 15 replies6 threads 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.
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  • YTREWQYTREWQ 15 replies6 threads 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?
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  • hehs503434hehs503434 98 replies6 threads 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!
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  • YTREWQYTREWQ 15 replies6 threads 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?
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  • hehs503434hehs503434 98 replies6 threads Junior Member
    all i did was volunteer/shadow at a hospital as well, didnt do any research at all....u should be fineee
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  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP 16183 replies1 threads Senior Member
    I believe, that U of Toledo is not paying too much attention to residency status. And it has 2 programs.
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  • YTREWQYTREWQ 15 replies6 threads New Member
    Is Toledo's program difficult at all? I'm having issues just finding info about it.
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  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP 16183 replies1 threads Senior Member
    Pre-med reguirement courses are very challenging no matter where you go. You cannot find information like this on internet.
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  • cdz512cdz512 1283 replies20 threads- Senior Member
    AP Physiology?

    Unless I missed out on the announcement of a new AP, there is no such thing as AP Physiology.
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  • YTREWQYTREWQ 15 replies6 threads New Member
    haha, woops, i meant AP Psychology. Yes, but does the U of Toledo combined program have a page or anything?
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  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP 16183 replies1 threads 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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  • YTREWQYTREWQ 15 replies6 threads New Member
    wow, I feel stupid, thanks! So are there only 15 seats max then? That seems tough, isn't it? Or are there just less people applying or something? Does anyone know SLU's medical scholars program acceptance rate?
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  • simplyrorosimplyroro 46 replies2 threads Junior Member
    University of Rochester doesn't require the MCAT either
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  • YTREWQYTREWQ 15 replies6 threads New Member
    See the only problem is Rochester accepts roughly 10-15 students out of 500.
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