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I am a US citizen, who completed her undergraduate degree in the UK in Economics, and am finishing my post-bacc in the US. Help with degree conversion?

Asked 1 week ago by Guest (120 points)

Hello!

I am applying to medical school this spring, for admission to the 2019 intake and need some advice about degree conversion. About me:

1. I am a U.S. citizen but I finished my 4 year undergraduate degree in the UK , where I achieved a 2:1 in Economics. A 2:1 roughly equates to a 3.0-3.4 GPA. As the program was highly specialized, I finished with a Masters of Arts degree.
2. I then finished my MSc in the UK with merit. I did not take any science classes during my undergraduate or post-graduate degrees.
3. I moved back to the U.S. and started a post-bacc program. So far, I have completed Gen Bio (I and II), Gen Chem (I and II), Biochem, Organic Chemistry, Physics I, Physics II and have a 3.95 GPA.

How do I go about submitting my undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts to US medical schools? Will they acknowledge an international qualification and is this a disadvantage?

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Answered 1 week ago by Pathdocmd (2660 points)

You do not send transcripts to the individual medical schools, but to AMCAS (https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/applying-medical-school-amcas/). The UK grades will not be converted in the AMCAS application, but your post bacc grades are excellent. I think the UK undergrad degree would be helpful by adding diversity to the class. A lot will be riding on your MCAT and the rest of your application (e.g., healthcare experience, volunteering, etc).

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