Please forgive the questions that I'm sure are basic knowledge to most of you. I've just finally admitted to myself, and the world , that I want to be a doctor and not a nurse. I've become obsessed with leaning as much as I can as quickly as I can! Will someone please let me know what BCPM stands for. I've done the search but I just come up with the acronym. I assume it's biology, chemistry, physics, and math. Also, is this computed separately from your science GPA or is the BCPM your "science" GPA? My other question deals with cutoffs. I have Fs (from not dropping classes) and a D from a CC when I was a teen so as of now my GPA is 3.12. I have only As since I returned to school two years ago for nursing pre-requisites. I will have about 3.43 total and 3.79 BCPM (if my assumption is correct) by the time apply. Will this close the door to UCSF or Davis? What kind of MCAT would I need to get into one of these schools? I'm not intimidated by standardized test so I know I can make up some ground on that aspect. My kids and family are here in Sacramento so I'd rather not move them if AT ALL possible. Please don't tell me I'm not going to get in if it's just your opinion. If you know I wont meet a cutoff with these numbers I would like to know that. If I can get an interview I am very comfortable with explaining that I screwed up as a teenager and have impeccable grades since then. Would waiting a year and applying with 3.54/3.85 make much of a difference? Thanks much!