Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Another post-Bacc question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by NMH2001, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. NMH2001

    NMH2001 Ferret Momma
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2001
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am aware that you can raise your undergrad GPA by either taking a formal post bacc program or taking classes on your own.

    My question is, what about someone who goes on to get another undergrad degree? I have B.A in Bio with a 3.0 cum, and a second undergrad in Medical Technology with a 3.62 cum. when added together it is a measly 3.12. Will med schools look at the more recent coursework (ie the 70 hours of med tech credits?) rather than the overall GPA??

    Thanks!!
     
  2. skelly99

    skelly99 Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2001
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Schools will look at improvement over the course of one's career, but grades in your prereqs are going to be pretty important regardless of when you took them. Unfortunately, the cumulative GPA is used as a cutoff in a number of places, so apply to a variety of schools. Other than that, cross your fingers -- the whole process is a crapshoot!
     
  3. spacecadet

    spacecadet Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2001
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    0
    When you figure out your GPA using AMCAS, they count each course individually. Therefore, it doesn't matter if you have two degrees or one. It also doesn't matter if the courses were towards a degree or post-bacc.

    Hope this makes sense.
     

Share This Page