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GPA Depression

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by peppercat, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. peppercat

    peppercat Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2001
    N.S. , Canada
    I just finished my second year of ungrad. I think its time for a backup plan. It's hopeless. All of my hard work this year, simply did not pay off. My freshman year was pathetic with a little less than a 3.0 gpa. I ended this year with a 3.36. I don't feel confortable without at least a 3.5 I haven't wrote the MCAT yet. I will next april and I still haven't taken physics which will be a gpa downer, cause I suck at physics. I am so depressed. I don't know what to do. Does anyone think i can pull off an acceptable gpa before applying. I suppose I'll have to try to get my masters. I'm also transferring to a "more prestigious" university in the fall. Anyway I hate myself. I show an "upward trend" but my freshman marks are killing me. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
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  3. trouta

    trouta Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Dont get so down about your grades. Keep trying as hard as you can to get them up and then write the MCAT. Who knows you may do really well on the MCAT and that could carry you into medical school.

    Another tack you could try is doing some killer extracurriculars and trying to get publications etc.

    If you really want to go into medicine dont give up until you have applied at least once. Who knows what can happen in this crazy process.

    GOOD LUCK and keep working at it.
  4. Green912

    Green912 10+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2001
    With 2 years left all is not lost. You have time on your side for two things: upward trend and EC's. Yes you may be a little behind the 8 ball now, but a strong showing from here on may actually raise some eyebrows at application time. Make sure you get some good medical related EC's to help defer the focus from your first two years.

    The most important and tricky part for you is to identify what's holding you back. Like an Admissions Dean told me before I pursued my Masters "The problem was you either couldn't do the work or didn't do the work". My whole harted belief is that everyone can do the work, it's just a matter of focus and determination. Use the summer to honestly reflect on your study habbits and look for a common trend. Myself, I begin to gear up for a test about a week ahead of time. I learned the hard way that cramming doesn't work for me.
  5. CoffeeCat

    CoffeeCat SDN Angel 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Hey peppercat, your GPA is what I ended up with!! You still have two years left to correct it, just keep plugging away and if you're determined enough, you'll make it. Get your GPA up a little and find some other experiences to spice up your'll be fine!!

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