What are my chances at a medical program?

<p>Hello, everyone! How are you? This is my first post on college confidential, but I just had a quick question. I have become interested in attending a medical program, because I have wanted to become a doctor ever since I can remember. I truly enjoy the medical field and I just wanted to know my chances at accelerated medical program, such as UMKC, Casewestern, Brown, Northwestern, George Washington, PennState, University of Rochester, UIC, etc. I know they are really competitive, but I have my stats below, so if you guys could give me your input, I would really appreciate it?</p>

<p>ACT: 35
SAT: 2220</p>

<p>Hospital Volunteering-ER, Neonatology, Oncology, and Radiology
I will be doing Doctor Shadowing this summer.
I am the President Elect of a Hospital VolunTeem Program.
Went to Intel ISEF this year, for a medical project on cancer therapy.
Grand Champion of my science fair.
Went to National JSHS
Won 1st Place at our state brain bee, and went to Nationals.
I am a part of tons of extracurriculars, such as NHS, Environmental Club, Stuco, and Yearbook.
I was the president of two clubs, the secretary for one, and the treasurer for another.
Went to NYLFM, HOBY, NYLSC Junior, and summer research program.
I was MVP of our basketball team and play volleyball also.
I do classical dance.
I also have done History Day projects and went to Nationals twice.</p>

<p>Those are not all my accomplishments, but a couple of the big ones. So, if you guys can just leave ur input, that would be great :)</p>

<p>you have big big chances, but what about GPA? assuming your exams scores, i bet your GPA is high and that you have subjects such as AP psycology, AP biology and AP chemistry</p>

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<p>Brown, NW, and GW are super competitive, so you may not have the greatest chances for those, but you definitely have decent chances. The others should be mid/high matches.</p>

<p>I'm sure those ECs are good enough and ACT score is okay for some med programs. GPA (and class rank) is an important factor so you would need to supplant that for an accurate assessment. But Brown, Case Western, Rochester, and Northwestern would probably by reaches. Otherwise the others would probably be low reach. Drexel, RPI, and Boston are probably matches.</p>

<p>If you will be submitting SATs, you should retake them.</p>

<p>Sorry, I forgot to add that I have a 4.0 GPA, and I also prob will be submitting my ACT scores rather than my SAT scores, because my ACT is stronger. Also, I was wondering how important SAT IIs would be, becuz I am taking SAT IIs in math IIc, literature, chemistry, Biology, and spanish. I got a 720 in math IIc and 700 in literature. I am guessing that I'll have to raise those if I will submit them.</p>

<p>^ yeah, they should be raised. Bio and Chem are particularly important for some med programs so do well on those.</p>

<p>What about medical summer research programs that I have done in my sophomore, and now one during junior year, in addition to the above ones I listed. </p>

<p>Any rejections from any medical school, if so which ones are tough to get in ?</p>

<p>You left out Rice/Baylor, which is probably the best in the country once you take cost into account.</p>

<p>Apply to non BA/MD programs as well. You can always go to medical school immediately after college or even later. More than 50% of medical students take at least one year off after college before applying.</p>

<p>I am only interested in direct medical school programs, see how are my chances to all direct ones, and if so will I get rejected from any, so to avoid high expectations.</p>

<p>Personally, I would actually recommend that you do not apply to these programs. Because these programs are very selective, all of the accepted students have impressive stats. You also have impressive stats and very good ECs. However, this is precisely why I would not recommend that you apply to these programs. The schools that offer these direct medical programs do not have very high ranking medical schools. Instead of applying to one of these programs, you should take the regular route and just apply to a college for undergrad. This way you can have the opportunity to switch majors if you ever decide that medicine is not the path you want to take in life. Also, you seem like a very smart girl, and I believe that you would most likely be able to get into a much better medical school by taking the regular route. These programs just aren't worth it for people on your level.</p>

<p>Err, since when have Northwestern, Baylor, and even Brown to a good extent not been good medical schools?</p>

<p>Good and "very high ranking " are not the same thing. </p>

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<p>I disagree with nobody777. With the normal route, a student may be able to get into a better med school, but maybe not let alone face the risk of rejection (like 50% do) from med school all together. If a student has worked hard in high school, is it worth working even harder in college just to end up in a similar caliber med school? It is well known that premed is tough anywhere, so is it worth turning down the chance to have seat in medical school? And, these programs are accelerated saving one year of costs and speeding up the process. Med School is not as important as residency, and one can still get the best residencies from lower rank med schools. That being said, if one wants to be a doctor, it is undoubtedly easier and less risky than applying to med schools from top undergrad schools.</p>

<p>Is anyone disputing that Northwestern and Baylor aren't good? Neither is notorious for being inhumane, and their Step 1 scores are generally among the highest in the entire country. Baylor has only 1.5 years of pre-clinical studies and is one of the cheapest private medical schools to boot.</p>

<p>Either I am missing the point of the comment or I would have to respectfully disagree with the comment that medical school is not as important as residency. Medical is the foundation for residency training and it is critically important. Your performance in medical school is a critical factor in obtaining a residency spot.
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<p>^I don't know if you realized, but what I said was that it is still possible for one to get a good residency from a non-top ranked med school. The performance in med school is what matters, not necessarily which med school. Though med school is important, residency is what trains one for his or her future specialty which in many respects is more important.</p>

<p>We agree the performance in medical school is what is important. However having trained residents for more than a decade, I would not say residency training is more important than medical school. Medical school provides the critical foundation for residency training. My experience tells me we will have to agree to disagree. </p>

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<p>Looks like the subject is getting deviated here from direct medical school as to best
4-year college programs.</p>

<p>I am only interested in direct medical school programs, and would like to know what are my chances to all of them, or any rejections if so list the tough choices.</p>

<p>Thanks</p>

<p>Your ECs show strong interest in medicine which means you may be covered there.</p>

<p>You may have a good shot at UKMC if your parents are willing to pay the bills.</p>

<p>NW - you should check the range of scores for SAT IIs. Their applicants seem to have over 770 in Math II and Chemistry (both required to apply).</p>

<p>What State are you from?</p>

<p>I am from IL state, my Math SAT is 720, haven't received yet on Chemistry.
What are my chances on NW, Brown, Case Western and Boston, or if in case Wayne and George Wash U ?</p>