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pleasee chance a premed hopeful?

niightingaleniightingale Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
i'm interested in premed, but i'm not sure is this is the right school for that.
so just to start off, i think my hook will be my future. i plan on joining peace corps after undergrad, and then after my residency, i will join doctors without borders.
maybe become a ob/gyn because they are desperately needed in doctors w/o borders (medecins sans frontiers)

if this has any relevancy, i'm asian (chinese)
but from i've heard, being asian is a disadvantage under affirmative action.

my wgpa is 4.3 but unweighted is 3.6
not too good in my opinion.

sat II's
chemistry 770
i'll take bio this oct/nov and i think i'll get at least 750 on that

studied five years of french at my school and im fluent in chinese, if that's a lang plus?


AP AB Calc- 4
AP Chem- 5
AP gov't and politics-5
AP Psychology- 5

senior year (this year) i will take
AP Human Geography
AP statistics
AP environmental science
AP biology

SATs (i know i need to improve)

math 650
writing 720
critical reading 660
essay 11 (but i heard essays aren't that important)
SAT: 2030

ACTs (i'll raise this to at least a 33)
English 30
Math 27
Reading 33
Science 24
Writing 11
Composite 29


Founder of Charity for China (raised $2,000)
Secretary of Technology Honors Society
Treasurer of Fantasy Literature Club
National Honors Society
French Honors Society
Treasurer of Chesapeake Bay Club
Tutoring Club (teach local middle schoolers)
American Red Cross (3 years)
Track & Field (2 years)

275+ hours of community service

thanks thanks.
how important is teacher reccomendations?
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Replies to: pleasee chance a premed hopeful?

  • junshikjunshik Registered User Posts: 1,888 Senior Member
    I think you would have a great shot here at UCI. And if you get a 33 ACT score, you should even consider IVY's, and higher ranking schools than UCI.

    Teacher recommendations are not important at all at UCI, I don't even think they are necessary.
  • tatertotstatertots Registered User Posts: 242 Junior Member
    I think you could get into UCI just fine.

    Keep an open mind about your future career, study what you enjoy, things might change.
  • Ultex91Ultex91 Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    Yea you're in easy. UCs don't require teacher recommendations.
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