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03-11-2004, 05:09 AM
I did really really well in my MCAT however my GPA isn't very competitive at all (80.2%). Is there any school that strongly focus on MCAT performance?
Your GPA isn't too bad. That will translate to a 3.5-3.6? Maybe even higher depending on your distribution of grades. I don't think there really is one school that solely focuses on the MCAT but because your GPA isn't disastrous, I'd try applying to a broad range of schools, like NYMC, Med Col of Wisconsin, even Wash U (these guys love the MCAT), Finch/Chicago Med, Boston U, Tufts, Albert Einstein, Mt Sinai, etc.
03-11-2004, 02:44 PM
thank you for your reply
but unfortunately it's the opposite.
My gpa is 3.51 so far
My distrubution of marks is extreme. Got three C's already but also a lot of As
But if you have read my other thread you might know that my MCAT score is among the top 5% of north america.
just 2 questions
Do they count summer courses?
Which canadian or american school's my best bet?
Yes, US schools will count summer courses.
Your best bet will probably be a school like NYMC, Med Col of Wisconsin, Finch/Chicago Med, and Albert Einstein. Honestly, your GPA isn't TOO bad. Are your Cs in non-science (i.e., non-math, bio, chem, phys) courses? If they are then that's even better.
03-11-2004, 04:35 PM
by the way, do you happen to know the amcas GPA conversion scale for ubc ?
i've found different versions of scale for different universities. Guess ubc has an own version too.
When I applied, I entered the letter grades from UBC onto the AMCAS forms and they later converted it to percentage grades when they received my transcript. I figure you are paying these guys a bundle of money so you might as well save yourself the headache and let them do the conversion for you.
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