Hello, first post on the SDN forums, long time reader. I just graduated from Loyola University Chicago this past May with a less-than-stellar GPA (cGPA: 3.1/sGPA: 3.5). A post-bacc or SMP is definitely in store for me in the Fall of 2009, but I was wondering how crippling my GPA would be as a future applicant for a MD program. Events in college include: *Student Volunteering for children w/ severe mental and physical disabilities *Volunteering at Chidren's Memorial Hospital in Chicago (Hematology division) *Shadowing a physician (100+ hours) *Wind Ensemble member for 2 years *Formed an official political club freshman year, took Secretary position My major concern at this point is if the strength of the post-bacc GPA will be enough to negate some of the damage caused by the undergrad GPA. Looking at other threads, I've noticed conflicting views regarding this matter (some people saying nothing will overwrite uGPA, others saying it will greatly benefit the application), so any other help would be appreciated. Thanks!