Wayfaring MD

I am a family medicine resident who likes to highlight the hilarious in medicine as I write about patients, medical school, residency, medical missions, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

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By long shots do you mean like someone who has an 11 lets say in each section on the MCAT and like a 3.7 gpa but trying to apply to John Hopkins, Columbia or Harvard (which obviously require high grades). *those aren't my grades I was just giving n example.*
wayfaringmd wayfaringmd Said:

Oh geez. 

I don’t know! 

A 33 is nothing to be ashamed of, that’s for sure! But I have no idea what Harvard, Columbia, or Hopkins require. By long shot I really was thinking more like someone with a 17 applying all over, or someone with a 2.0 GPA. That score would make it nearly impossible to get in anywhere. But someone with a 33 can surely get in to medical school if they apply at the right places. 

See, this is why I hate discussing numbers. 

  1. breakempire said: bahahaha those are really good grades.
  2. chordae-tendinae21 said: Too many students get caught up in the number game. :(
  3. kvnwng said: wince*Johnsssssss Hopkins. Sorry I’m a student here and its a mini pet peeve. Good luck to anonymous though! I’m sure with the right experiences and personal statement it should be possible.
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