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What are my chances and what can I do to improve them?

Asked 3 years ago by Guest (120 points)

I am looking to apply to med school in about two and a half years and am currently completing an MBA, having already completed a Bachelor's in Politics. My grades in undergrad were mid to high B's and in grad school are now in the A- to A range. Currently serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Nailing the MCAT is a strong part of my plan to compensate for the low undergrad scores and my lack of any science based education since high school but what else can I do? What volunteer work would best complement my file?

What else can I do and what are my chances?

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Answered 3 years ago by tantacles (24580 points)

I would suggest you do four things to improve your chance of getting into medical school:

1. Do well on the MCAT

2. Do some research, particularly research that may lead to a publication

3. Do some volunteering (any is fine)

4. Get some experience in the medical field (with contact with patients).

Those along with a strong academic application should put you in a strong place to gain acceptance to medical school.

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