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Applying to Medical School with Low Stats

  • by Allison Chae
  • May 04, 2017
  • MCAT Blog, Med School Admissions, Premed Webinars, Webinar
  • Reviewed By: Liz Flagge

Next Step partnered with Linda Abraham of Accepted to bring you this webinar discussing the challenge of applying to medical school with low stats. Pre-meds know that their MCAT scores and GPA are key pieces of their medical school application. So, what happens if one or both of those stats is lower than the average of the program they are applying to?

Your application is not just about your academics. Linda discusses the 5 elements for a successful application. She also discusses some elements of your resume that can boost your application if your stats are a little low. Your GPA and your MCAT scores show admissions committees that you are prepared and able to do the work required by the program you are applying to; the further you are from the average, the harder it will be to gain acceptance. If both your GPA and MCAT scores are low, a Postbac may be a good option for you. Linda includes some additional resources for students interested in this path and answers questions from attendees.

Additional Resources from Accepted:

  1. The A-Z of Applying to Postbac Programs, a free guide
  2. Postbac Admissions 101
  3. The Unbelievable Story of an Orthopedic Surgeon, a podcast interview

If you’re worried about your stats or just unsure where to start with your application, Accepted can help. Check out the recording below to see if your questions are answered.

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