After med school does anyone look at your ugrad GPA anymore?

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After you are accepted to med school, only one score matters for the rest of your career: Step I. Everything else will not have the same scrutiny as that score.
 
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well most likely, your GPA won't be explicitly asked for. if you're working for a hospital or something, many physicians are asked to make a "profile page" where they often write about their academic history, interest in medicine, personal interests, etc.

from what i've seen, many doctors write things like, B.S. University of Colorado, Cum Laude. Beyond that though, your exact number shouldn't ever come up.
 

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Thank the LORD! I can't wait until that old gem is off my back! It sucks to explain why I got a 2.4 ten years ago...
 

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Much as your life before college doesn't count for med school apps, your life before med school won't count for residency and so on. You may thing what you are doing now has lifelong impact, but in fact it's just something to let you vault to the next level.
 

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I was asked in multiple residency apps and interviews.

That's sad. ERAS doesn't ask for this and most residency interviews actually won't ask this. Heck, from what I've seen, most residency interviews don't seem to even ask about med school grades.
 

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Its funny how all the answers are pretty much "i think ..." except the one from the resident and its completely opposite from what everyone thought.

If you ever want to know something Ask the people in charge of it for example, if you want to know about medical school as a Med school Adcom, if you want to know about residency as one of their Adcoms and even then ask a couple different programs to get a feel for what the majority think.
 

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Its funny how all the answers are pretty much "i think ..." except the one from the resident and its completely opposite from what everyone thought.

If you ever want to know something Ask the people in charge of it for example, if you want to know about medical school as a Med school Adcom, if you want to know about residency as one of their Adcoms and even then ask a couple different programs to get a feel for what the majority think.

Actually, what he experienced is not what a lot of us have, so I have to give this round t the folks who said "I think" as being more accurate.
 

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Some research programs and scholarships will ask for it...I can't imagine they take it too seriously though compared to your medical school record.
 

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How often are you asked for your high school GPA now?

I have been asked for my HS GPA twice during my undergrad. It seems to me that the most competitive scholarships / awards are the ones that ask for it (e.g. the Goldwater application asks for a high school transcript). Therefore, I would tend to believe that very competitive programs and scholarships may ask for you UGrad GPA while and after medical school, especially since your UGrad is where most of us received the breadth of our education before becoming focused on medicine. However for most programs I doubt is matters since a medical school admission committee already reviewed it and let you in.
 

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Much as your life before college doesn't count for med school apps, your life before med school won't count for residency and so on. You may thing what you are doing now has lifelong impact, but in fact it's just something to let you vault to the next level.

Although this is mostly true academically, it is not true in terms of research. When interviewing residents for fellowship positions, we always ask about research experience going back to undergrad. This is because we know that many if not most residents have had little time for research. An area of interest as well as research skills (even excluding MD/PhD) is often related to med school and even pre-med experiences. Same thing related to public health background and interests.
 

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Only if you want to do research but even then the fellowships look at your medical school performance and how you have done on your residency. If you were to apply to graduate school then you are required to revisit your undergraduate transcript. You will be able to mitigate this with your medical school performance!!
Good luck, A_G :)
 
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