I am a freshman at Michigan State University. This year I took general chem, chem lab, calculus, anthropology, and substance abuse. At the beginning of the year I had a really hard time and I failed my first two chem tests. I did well on the third test and final but it wasn't enough to salvage my grade and I ended up getting a 2.0 in chemistry. My overall gpa is probably going to be a 2.89 or possibly a 3.0. I know now the amount of effort I need to put in to each class to get the grades I know I can achieve. Will med schools look past this first semester if I improve and start doing better? It's going to be hard to get my gpa up after it's this low, but will they look past it as long as I am doing significantly better in the next semesters to come? I am interested in both MD and DO schools. Please let me know what you think!