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After completing your post-bac (lets say: BU or GU), did your undergrad science GPA/overall GPA (lets say: <3.0) ever haunt your application/interview/acceptance the following year?
 

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wannabedoc34 said:
After completing your post-bac (lets say: BU or GU), did your undergrad science GPA/overall GPA (lets say: <3.0) ever haunt your application/interview/acceptance the following year?

bump...that's a great question and my worst fear that after working my butt off in a post-bacc those handful of Cs, couple of Ds, and one F will still ruin my efforts.
 

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medanthgirl said:
bump...that's a great question and my worst fear that after working my butt off in a post-bacc those handful of Cs, couple of Ds, and one F will still ruin my efforts.
You have to list every single course you ever took anywhere on your AMCAS application - undergrad, graduate school, postbacc whatever. So, unfortunately, those lower grades still get averaged into your overall GPA.
 

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I thought it was only undergrad and post-bac that AMCAS averages and I think that's what it says in their 2006 app. So, if you do very well in a Masters also you can't use it to have a better average.
 

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the spots are UNDERGRAD, SCIENCE, POST BACC, GRADUATE and that is also probably the order of importance
 

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playthatfunky said:
the spots are UNDERGRAD, SCIENCE, POST BACC, GRADUATE and that is also probably the order of importance
Post bacc work is more important than graduate work?
 

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NRAI2001 said:
Post bacc work is more important than graduate work?
It depends on what the graduate work is in. In my case, my graduate work didn't matter a whole helluvalot since it had absolutely nothing to do with medicine or health.

As far as weight of importance for getting your avg GPA, it all counts the same.
 

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abcd1234 said:
It depends on what the graduate work is in. In my case, my graduate work didn't matter a whole helluvalot since it had absolutely nothing to do with medicine or health.

As far as weight of importance for getting your avg GPA, it all counts the same.
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wannabedoc34 said:
Thanks. Undergrad = overall GPA right?
No ... they have a separate area for overall gpa.

They also have it by year ...

Fresh,
Soph,
JR.
Sr.
Post-bacc

They do notice trends and will take in consideration dates of improvement as well.
 

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Hopefully, if they break it down as such, a human being is actually weeding through the process, which I doubt with some many apps.
 
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if you do have significant improvement (1 grade point average) and post-bacc (considering you do well), you do have a decent shot into medical school right? (aside from EC, MCAT, the million other things like race, family history of doctors).