About the ads

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Check out PREMED.me!
    Offers FREE service to help premeds manage their applications and MCAT study calendars and identify schools to target.

Advice on NCAA sports

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by britsmedicine, May 2, 2012.

  1. This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors and sponsors. Thank you.
  1. britsmedicine

    britsmedicine

    Joined:
    May 2, 2012
    Messages:
    19
    Status:
    Pre-Medical

    SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads)
    I attend a division III school, and I just finished up my freshman year of college taking:
    FALL
    Bio I w/ lab:4.0
    Eng 101:3.7
    Genetics seminar:4.0
    Healthcare:4.0
    Intro to Sociology:4.0
    SPRING
    Bio II w/ lab: 4.o
    Chem I w/lab:4.0
    Ancient Roman History:4.0
    French: 4.0

    I am pretty proud of grades, and I was able to balance school and my sport--lacrosse;however, I barely was able to get everything done. As I am moving forward in the future with my academics, I hope I can handle it with my lacrosse load in the spring. Lacrosse is a huge commitement that takes up roughly 20 hours of my week, and that doesnt include traveling, film, etc. My academics will always come first, but I just want honest opinions on if lacrosse will give me an edge on getting into a medical school in the future. Ive got Orgo and upperlevel bio classes next year, and I want to keep up my GPA without having to sacrifice any grades for my sport. On a side note, I have a starting position on my team and we are in a very competitive conference, and I absolutely love the sport.
  2. Nymphicus

    Nymphicus kane o ke kai Moderator Lifetime Donor

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Messages:
    3,264
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN Published Author SDN 2+ Year Member
    You will still have to have everything schools look for (GPA, MCAT, research, clinical, etc), but if you can manage varsity sports on top of all that, it's a big bonus.
  3. britsmedicine

    britsmedicine

    Joined:
    May 2, 2012
    Messages:
    19
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    also i didnt include that I have a summer research internship , 8 hours of volunteering in an e.r. per week, and a part time job.
    Thanks for opinion.

Share This Page


About the ads