Brown PLME: Should I even apply?

<p>I'm an average student at best. 1990 SAT scores, trying to get it up to a 2200, 3.7 UW GPA, 4.1 W. I have good EC's nice Teach Rec's but nothing extraordinary. My essays would be good, maybe even great. I know how selective it is, should I even consider applying?</p>

<p>well i applied and granted my stats were higher than yours but still not exceptional i don't see the harm in applying. the reason being... you never know what these ivy leagues are expecting especially for programs like PLME where they are looking for different types of applicants... my advice: go ahead and apply and see where it takes you.. make up for your lower stats with killer essays and good luck :)</p>

<p>Statistics aside, PLME admissions requires significant medically related work experience and/or research. I do not believe that you would be admitted to PLME (even though as I wrote before you have a good shoot at brown).</p>

<p>The truth is, though, that schools with pre-admission programs generally don't have as strong medical schools. PLME may be one of the hardest programs to get into, but Alpert is not in the top ten medical schools. Same thing goes for HPME. If these medical schools were top ten then they would not need preadmission programs. I love Brown, I love my future Brown classmates that are in PLME, and as a Chicagoan, I love Northwestern too. But I think preadmission programs are just too selective and not necessarily worth it in terms of the quality of your education.</p>

<p>unfortunately, with your current sat and gpa, those do not match the profile brown is admitting into any of its programs-there are a couple dozen schools with PLME type programs- don't limit yourself, especially if it's really medicine you want, not just brown</p>

<p>dude...feinberg is a medschool almost anyone would die to get into. northwestern doesnt even need a med program. HYPSMC grads routinely get rejected from feinberg, often without even an interview. i do agree with your comments on alpert and the requirement of med activities. too many people just check off plme on their applications with out having the faintest clue about what a medical career entails.</p>

<p>I would say apply. If it is your dream to go to Brown and study medicine there, give it a shot - it can't hurt. You don't want to be wondering 10 years from now "what if I had applied."</p>

<p>do it. i never ever thought I'd get in but you HAVE to try.
I would say don't take it lightly though--really REALLY think about why you want to be a doctor; the essays are probably the most important part of the process after a certain standard of academics and such, and if you really feel like your other things arent extraordinary, your essay is the only thing that might tip you over the edge! But I agree--there are other programs, not just the one at brown--do some research! look for more options, and good luck! :]</p>

<p>hey can you double space on the PLME essays? and on the personal statement for brown?</p>

<p>apply. I was accepted and I never thought i would get in.</p>

<p>Hey letsberockstars,</p>

<p>could you post your stats.. and what you thought set you apart from the other applicants and why you think you were accepted.....i am a sophomore and am really interested in brown plme</p>

<p>thanx</p>

<p>I'm another PLME acceptance.</p>

<p>Stats:
SAT: 730 CR, 770 M, 800 W
SAT II: Span/Math II/Bio, all between 730 and 790.
GPA: 4.02</p>

<p>What gets you into PLME isn't your scores - it's your essays and recs that show your interest in medicine and love for learning. Just go for it - no harm in applying.</p>

<p>Hi, I am an upcoming junior in high school, and I am very interested in Brown PLME. Could anyone else who was accepted into Brown PLME post their stats, ECs, and any other advice on how to get in. Please, I really want to do my best to have a good chance at PLME when i apply. Thank you.</p>

<p>You might as well apply, but you would have a very poor chance with those stats.</p>

<p>Eh I've forgotten about it, it's a bit expensive, and if I went the regular undergrad route, I might even be able to get into a much better med school if I study hard enough. </p>

<p>I have my heart set on Mount Sinai, but we'll see in four years:)</p>