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#80831 - 07/24/11 01:11 PM Med school with GED?
SBaxter Offline

Registered: 07/24/11
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Does having a GED significantly hurt your chances of getting into med school?

#80835 - 07/24/11 09:06 PM Re: Med school with GED? [Re: SBaxter]
ohiomommd Offline
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Registered: 08/27/06
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Loc: ohio
Hey -- I'm certainly not an admissions committee ;-)
but it seems to me that it's much more important what comes after the GED. You'll have at least 3 years of college and MCATS (and volunteering, hobbies, research, whatever) past the GED on your application.

#80870 - 07/28/11 04:01 AM Re: Med school with GED? [Re: ohiomommd]
DocMom2B Offline

Registered: 06/11/09
Posts: 2
Loc: Texas
I really would like to know the answer to this question too. I am a premed with a GED :-s

#80880 - 07/28/11 08:19 PM Re: Med school with GED? [Re: DocMom2B]
Flavowitz Offline

Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 30
I dont think anyone checks highschool stuff once you've finished an undergrad program.

#81075 - 08/08/11 09:05 PM Re: Med school with GED? [Re: Flavowitz]
ejw5075 Offline

Registered: 05/16/10
Posts: 4
Having a GED is not going to hurt you in anyway when applying to medical school. In fact, you could include the turn-around (if there is one, I'm not going to assume every person who has a GED has one because of difficult life experiences but that is my only experience with it) and show personal growth.

#81260 - 08/18/11 02:44 AM Re: Med school with GED? [Re: ejw5075]
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#84694 - 04/17/12 12:52 PM Re: Med school with GED? [Re: efex101]
samantha4 Offline

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 2
No GED is not going to hurt at all. They will be looking at your MCATS, grades and volunteering work. Look imagine you were to choose between two students. One that graduated from high school with B's and C's and the other student that has a GED but has a 3.8 gpa, Mcats scores high and volunteer experience. Who would you choose?

#85771 - 07/03/12 05:25 PM Re: Med school with GED? [Re: samantha4]
LucyMD Offline

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 23
It won't hurt at all. I have a GED and had no trouble at all getting multiple interviews to US Allo programs with a low 30's mcat and a GPA around 3.7. It's what comes after that counts, though I do think that if the reason for the GED is intertwined with your "story" and your reason for going to medical school, you should mention and explain it.