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  • #51806

    mika96
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    I have a 3.7 in biology and a 3.8 overall. If I get a 510 on the MCAT, how many shadowing hours will I need?

    #51807

    wshelton
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    Dear Mika96,
    Thanks for contacting us with your inquiry. You are asking a question with no simple answer. My strong advice is to think more holistically about your qualifications and the kinds of activities that you really want to participate in. Shadowing can be helpful. But nothing is better than actually working or volunteering in a clinical setting with definite role responsibilities, which you find rewarding to fulfill. All I can say is to go out an seek clinical possibilities and get as much experience as you can and find out for yourself if medicine is what you really want. Hope this helps.

    Best of luck with your applications!

    Sincerely,

    Wayne Shelton
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    #51834

    amy
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    Hi Dr. Shelton,

    I have two concerning questions if you don’t mind me asking:
    #1: If we are having a low cGPA (3.3) for undergraduate degree, how could we possibly do to enhance our overall competivity in getting into med other than obtaining a high MCAT score?

    #2: people are all talking about post back. But Is post back program necessary and truly helpful? (Versus doing master). how well do post back program really prepare students for med (in terms of successful admission rate into med school, etc.)
    It will be awesome if we can have the statistical date of that

    Thanks Dr. Shelton!
    I will highly appreciate any of your help

    Amy

    #51835

    wshelton
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    Hi Amy,
    Thanks for your question. With a relatively low GPA there really isn’t much you can do except get a stellar MCAT and/or improve your GPA by doing more upper level science work. Regarding postbac programs, I would recommend that you look at the ones that offer a Master’s in medical science and are geared to applicants who seek to attend medical school–some of the courses that these programs offer are in the medical school curriculum. So you able to take medical school level courses and if you do well you have demonstrated that you can do medical school level work. But first my advice is to take advantage of an one hour consultation so we can do a detailed analysis of your situation and give you more precise advice based on a complete picture of your situation. Hope this helps.

    Sincerely,

    Wayne Shelton
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    #51836

    amy
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    Hi Dr. Shelton,

    thank you so much for your prompt reply. Its definitely very helpful. In regards to the “Master’s in medical science” program you mentioned, which post bacc schools have such programs and that you would recommend? Also do you think doing a medical science-related master will be beneficial?

    #51837

    wshelton
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    Hi Amy,

    Thanks for the follow-up question. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough details of your candidacy to competently opine on which program would be most helpful. You are certainly welcome to call our office tomorrow to discuss your profile in more detail.

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    #51915

    Fran Saunders
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    I applied to allopathic schools with bad numbers. My GPA is 3.1 and I got a 500 on the MCAT. It was expected I’d get rejected. I’m now wondering if I harmed myself by applying when I had no chance. If I do well in a post bacc and retake the MCAT and do better on it, will I have a chance next year? Thank you.

    #51916

    wshelton
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    Hi Fran,
    Thanks for your inquiry. If you go on to do a post bacc and retake the MCAT, and are successful on both counts, the fact that you applied once before with less competitive numbers shouldn’t matter too much. So my advice is to keep pushing forward toward your goals, if that’s what you are convinced you want to do. Hope this helps.
    Best wishes,

    Wayne Shelton
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    Marie Louise
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    Hi Dr. Shelton,

    My GPA stands at 3.45 but has an upward trend. My mentors are telling me I need a postbaccalaureate and that applying to medical school now would harm my chances. Why should I not be able to apply to postbaccalaureate progams and medicals chools in the same year?

    Marie Louise

    #52000

    wshelton
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    Hi Marie Louise,
    Thanks for your inquiry. Your 3.45 is right on the margin of being competitive. So much depends on other factors such as MCAT scores, activities, and the specifics of your upward trend. Even if you apply to a postbac, you still would, as you say, likely want to apply to medical school for the year immediately following your postbac graduation. However, I think the best strategy would be for you to sign up for a one hour consultation so we can do a thorough review of your situation and give you more precise advice. Hope this helps.
    Best of luck with your applications!

    Sincerely,

    Wayne Shelton
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    #52096

    serious salmon
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    Dear Dr. Shelton,

    I’ve been told to consider a post bac program since my GPA is a bit below 3.5. I have a 510 MCAT. What GPA do I need to get in a post bac to be more competitive?

    Thanks!

    #52098

    wshelton
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    Thank you for your inquiry. It is possible that a post bac would be a good idea. In a medical school post bac where you would be taking medical school level courses, you would need to score around the mean on exams and show you can handle medical school level work. I would suggest a one hour consultation if you want a more thorough analysis of your situation and a more specific recommendation. Hope this helps.

    Best of luck with your applications!

    Sincerely,

    Wayne Shelton
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    #52313

    sahib
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    I want to do MD in Afghanistan after completion of DPT. what will be its duration after DPT .about 65 % course is covere in DPT about medical so duration for MD will be reduced .what will be its duration means 1,2,or 3 years.
    please inform me.

    #52314

    wshelton
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    Dear Sahib,
    Thanks for your inquiry. I am sorry but I am unable to answer your question. I hope you are able to find your answer elsewhere.
    Best of luck with your applications!

    Sincerely,

    Wayne Shelton
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    #52582

    suninmyeyez
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    Hi Dr. Shelton,

    I believe my candidacy is pretty good except for the MCAT.My first attempt was a 503 and my second was a 506. If I take it one more time and get at least 510, can I get into an allopathic school?

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