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Do medical schools look down on people that only attend a university for 3 years? If you get enough AP credit that you can complete your major in that amount of time, is it seen as worse than going for four years?

I'm in high school hoping to go into either a health or law profession after college. I am currently undecided about which university I want to go to and what my major will be. #medicine #college


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Rachel’s Answer

I don't believe that they would look down on completing college in 3 years at all. As long as you maintain an excellent GPA and have a high MCAT score, you will be on an identical playing field to all the other applicants.

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Estelle’s Answer

The Main things medical schools care about:
High GPA
High MCAT
Volunteering
Physician Shadowing Experience
Extracurricular activities
Interviews

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Richard’s Answer

I graduated in college in 3 years using AP credit and summer school and was accepted to medical school. Nowadays, there seems to be more pressure on students to participate in research, volunteering, and clinical shadowing. Many students also devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT or taking a prep course. It would be harder to fulfill these requirements and still graduate in 3 years.

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Dennis’s Answer

This is a few years old but check out the link below to see some of the Pro and Cons of AP credits

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/04/study-up-scoring-ap-credit-for-college-isnt-easy.html

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