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  • in reply to: Chances of getting into med school? #34564
    shampersaud
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    Kristin,

    Your scores aren’t bad but they could be better. I would say apply to your state schools, they generally are more open to state residents and will grant some (SOME) slack to lower scores. Also look into D.O. schools, they have lower GPA and MCAT requirements, but they provide the same amount of education and provide the same amount of opportunities as the MD schools. Actually D.O. schools provide more residency options for students because they have specific D.O. residencies and most other residencies will accept D.O. students. But if you can I would say take the MCAT again one more time and try to raise your GPA if that is possible and you should definitely get in somewhere.

    in reply to: Shadowing #34563
    shampersaud
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    Hi srsmith188439, I go to a small liberal arts school in florida and I to don’t have many resources to fall to in order to schedule shadowing programs and such. However, I just got done doing an orthopedic show program and if I had to give any advice it would be go out and find something. Many hospitals have programs where you could shadow a physician and if you would like to go into a more specific field many private practice physicians will allow you to shadow them. Good Luck.

    in reply to: How to improve? #34561
    shampersaud
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    Other than just reading and re-reading the information that you have from Kaplan, (Examkrakers say read the information as your reading a novel for leasure the first time and then re-read the information again taking notes as you read). Other than that there are some websites such as testprepreview and geocities that have extra practice questions mnemonics that help you memorize equations and other helpful information. You may also want to look into other forms of prep such as mcat-prep.com or examkrakers. Both have little books, flashcards, and DVD’s that may help you out a little more.

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