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For those of you who showed "significant improvement"

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by tautomer, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. tautomer

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    For those of you who showed "marked improvement in your undergraduate academic performance" towards the end of your undergraduate career, have you done well in getting accepted to med schl? I'm talking high 3's, 4.0s. :scared:
     
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  3. turk00

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    Yes, an increasing trend is definitely taken into account. A 4.0-3.5-3.0 is much worse than a 3.0-3.5-4.0, and if you explain why your grades weren't as good earlier, you will have a good shot. Of course, you will still need a competitive cumulative GPA (>3.5).
     
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    my trend:

    Freshman
    3.0
    3.0

    Sophomore
    3.0
    3.0

    Junior (decided to go for medicine and started caring about grades)
    4.0
    4.0
    4.0 (summer)

    Senior
    4.0
    4.0
    4.0(summer)

    Super Senior
    4.0- then graduated in December

    I got in but really only applied to my state school (kind of applied to another, but cut off my application for personal reasons).

    Study hard, kick butt in classes, and you will be fine. You will also have a perfect topic to talk about in your AMCAS essay and at interviews. Everyone loves personal growth stories. :) :)

    Good luck.
     
  5. ek6

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    yup, improvement's key. for me, it was 3.2 my first two years and 3.7 my last two - overall was about a 3.45. Got into three schools thus far - not top 10's though. I didn't even break a 30 on the mcat's. Lots of research and ec's helps out too.
     
  6. jcdoc107

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    3.0 freshman
    3.8 sophmore
    Courses taken at CC

    Transfered to university and earned 4.0 junior year. As a microbio major these were all science classes including my orgo and physics. However, all they semed to care about was my low VR score. I have two schools left and will probably be reapplying next year.
     
  7. lilstina

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    frosh - 2.5
    soph - 3.5
    junior - 3.5
    senior - 4.0

    accepted and going to a state school...
     
  8. tautomer

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    Thanks everyone! It means a lot to know I still got a chance.
     
  9. jlee9531

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    well since my favorite poster had some input....ill give up some info as well...

    fr-2.76
    so-3.81
    jr-3.44
    sr-3.25
    classes post graduation-4.0

    accepted to 2 out of state schools, 1 instate school and WL for one instate school.
     
  10. idq1i

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    fresh: 2.1, with a Calc D, Chemistry C, Physics C-, CompSci W
    Soph: 3.96
    Jun: 4.0
    Senior: 3.8

    Overall: 3.45
     
  11. jhk43

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    4.0 fresh
    4.0 soph
    4.0 junior
    4.0 senior
    JK
     
  12. jlee9531

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    you dont need to post here :laugh: your grades are hella high already...

    it seems im the only one here that got in with a non 4.0 trend later on in my schooling...
     
  13. jtorres

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    i have a 3.2 overall but my last 70 hours are 3.6 and my science gpa is 3.44. im kinda sweating it though. i did some really dome thing my first couple of years in college. alot od it had to do with me being the first one in my fam to go to college but i didnt take advantage of the may resources available to me. ignorance i guess but i hope that my upward trend in my grades show the adcoms that i am on track now. that ive been on track for the past 2 years.
     

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