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Did anybody catch a major case of senioritis...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JZZZZZZZs, Jun 8, 2002.

  1. JZZZZZZZs

    JZZZZZZZs Senior Member
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    and live to tell about it in Medical School? Translation: Did anybody have a horrible senior year and yet got into medical school? That's my question as it is my present situation. Instead of the favorable upward trend so often mentioned on this board, my GPA trend is bell shaped. ARG! :( I just took the April MCAT and got a 11V, 10PS, 12BS and S on writing. Graduated in 2000 and worked for awhile in a completely different field (entertainment industry in La-la land) and just recently decided to buckle down to medical school. I definitely plan to apply this year and to a VARIETY of schools.
    BUT...how do I explain this ghastly affliction in my personal statement. Do I be honest and say that I was burnt out and forsaw a different career path at the time, therefore letting my studies go or think of something else?!? I'm stumped as to how I should handle the matter. I don't want to draw too much attention to it but I know the adcoms will be curious to know my explanation.
    Anyone's opinion is much appreciated. A great big thanks to everyone on this board for their help! (I believe in saying thank you and saying it often!!!!) <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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  3. sistermike

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    I know that if I were on a med school board reviewing possible candidates and I came upon someone who had a fantastic GPA but during their senior year, it dropped, I think I would put that person last on my list to accept. I think everyone has been tired of school at some point or another but I think most just push through it. I think a case of senioritis would signify to a med school (or to me at least), that when things get tiring, you just stop caring and what happens when you get tired w/ your patients, do you just stop caring about them? :)
     

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