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I think I'm in a reasonably safe area, if in the lower half, of the GPA range at 3.6 for my undergrad, and 3.5 for my masters.

Undergrad I got a double BS in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (two BS's = extra year's worth of credits) in 4 years. Grad I got an MS in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Aeroacoustics.

Will these below average stats be made up for by the difficulty in the actual coursework that I took?



The Gimlet Eye
10+ Year Member
Sep 4, 2006
The Other Side of the Portal
Attending Physician
Individual schools might regard difficulty of curriculum, but across-the-board acceptee stats show that engineers get no consideration stats-wise for their curriculum.

Masters GPA isn't much looked at, fortunately for you, and since the average acceptee to MD schools has a 3.67 uGPA, from which you aren't far off, I wouldn't have much concern, unless your MCAT score is weak.

You can see the odds of an MD acceptance with a cGPA of 3.6+ over the last three years, depending on various MCAT scores in this thread here: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=838625

You didn't mention the BCPM GPA, which is important too (and doesn't include Engineering classes unless they're > 50% math). If it's particularly low, you might need to do some repair work before applying.


I wish I were a dentist
7+ Year Member
Jan 22, 2010
The "Garden" State
Resident [Any Field]
Yes, it is a sad but unfortunate truth that engineering courses are harder than premed courses.

While your stats might align, whether you fall on the good side or the bad side of the % depends on your EC's and your manners during interview (so, start working on those EC's).
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