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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by WheresMyClothes, Jul 10, 2000.

  1. Hi, I am a little worried about me becoming a future med student. My freshman year I got a 3.6 but then decided to have a little too much of a social life and forgot about school. I am currently retaking to get my GPA back up and back on track studying hard and all that. Right now I have like a 2.5, but after retaking a few classes plus the future pre-med classes I should be able to get my GPA back on track. So my question is will this hurt me in the future? I mean if I got a couple D's and F's but turned them into A's will that show my commitment and hard work or how lazy and irresponsible I was before? Also, all of my science and math grades are exceptional and I have always excelled at those.. the classes I did poorly in are the humanities, business, psych and other classes I randomly took while trying to figure out my major. Well, thanks a lot for any help. I just need to figure out if I have already screwed myself out of going to med school. Thanks!
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  3. Djanaba

    Djanaba Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 4, 2000
    Minneapolis, MN
    well, first off, I'm not sure where your clothes are, either... [​IMG]

    If you can do exactly what you intend to do in your above post, you'll be fine. The ability to turn yourself around speaks very well for you. Rock the MCAT and pull up those numbers, and you'll be quite competitive.
  4. maybemed

    maybemed Junior Member

    Jun 13, 2000
    I think you are on the right track. I made the mistake of realizing my grades were not too good, too late and now have to take post-bat work to have a chance at med-school. I have consistantly heard that med-schools prefer students who have "changed their ways" for the better. It shows maturity and most of all persistance which I think will help you out a lot. Good Luck!
  5. Arti

    Arti Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2000
    You are never completely screwed!!!!!!!!!!

    It really depends on you. If you have enough drive to turn your self around and get good grades you will not only show medical schools that you are serious about going into medicine, but you will also show to yourself that you have what it takes personally.

    Good Luck

  6. tristate

    tristate Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Lubbock, TX
    I commend you for getting back on track. You reviewed any mistakes and regrouped. You have a good shot right now. Do great on the MCAT and start working on your essay and application.

    And the blessings just keep coming!

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