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Re: Competitive Enough To Get in? :D
Posted by axis2018 on December 4, 2016, 12:49 pm, in reply to "Competitive Enough To Get in? :D "
Many of the current AA schools have statistics on their matriculating students, which is a good jumping off point for gauging where you stand in comparison. Your GPA seems average (also depending where your science GPA falls...) however your MCAT seems on the low end of the spectrum. Although I don't believe all schools require the MCAT, it might be something you should look into retaking. I personally worked as an ER scribe and anesthesia tech prior to coming to AA school which I think really helped me to understand patient care as well as acclimate to the OR setting. Although EKG and BLS are nice things to know, you will learn it later on as a student as well. I personally think admissions would like to see that you are a candidate who has had some patient interaction and are dedicated working in a patient care setting.
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