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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by corey5546, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. corey5546

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    Hello all,

    I am currently going into my third year of undergraduate coursework at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. My first year went well and I achieved a 3.96 GPA. However, I had a ton of medical issues my second year (which have hence resolved), but my GPA dropped to a 3.559 (I had a C in orgo 1 lecture and lab, but for orgo II I got a B- in the lecture and a C in the lab). I figured I can boost my GPA (maintaining A's in the rest of my classes from here on out, which is feasible for me) to a 3.8 by end of senior year. I am completely in love with Pitt med school and would love to get accepted there. Should I be worried about my GPA? I understand more goes into acceptance into medical school than GPA and MCAT scores but the median GPA at Pitt med was a 3.85. So far, I've been doing research since the end of my freshman year and my adviser hopes to publish by the end of my junior year. I worked at the local emergency department my Freshman year, but because of crazy hours that were incompatible with school, I've been working as a nursing assistant at another local hospital since last year. I also am currently a volunteer at my local fire department and work on their EMS unit. Is pitt med feasible? Do you think I would have decent chances? Of course, I will also apply elsewhere. Thank you in advance for your help!

    **if it makes any difference, I am a biology major with two declared minors of chemistry and philosophy.
     
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  3. md-2020

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    Don't ever obsess over any one med school. General rule of thumb. Pitt med is possible if you bring that GPA up to ~3.7.
     
  4. ChrisMack390

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    I would kill to have 2 more full years of classes ahead of me. Don't sweat it, just bounce back!
     
  5. corey5546

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    Thank you all!
     

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