OGLoc23

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I've nearly completed the barebones prereqs as a post-bacc and I'm wondering if I need to take a few upper-level bio classes to increase my gpa. Trends seem to be important, so I've made a table depicting the steady increase in my grades from first year to post-bacc:

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The low sgpa of my freshman year is due to a lazy first attempt at premed and the sgpa of my senior year were psych-related courses for my major (biopsych, evol. bio, etc.).

Overall, my stats are the following:
cgpa: 3.48 (including post-bacc; 3.40 not including)
sgpa: 3.53
post-bacc: 3.97​

What do you guys think? Do I need to take some upper-level bio courses?
 
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mistafab

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Your post-bac work has been nothing short of phenomenal. A school that believes in second chances would probably be happy to have you.

Look into schools with some GPA ranges that include yours and come up with a list. If your GPA from undergrad fits in their range, and you meet their other criteria (instate/service/whatever), i'm sure they'd be impressed with the maturity and work ethic you seem to have developed after graduation.

Anyway, best of luck. See what others say.
 

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If you performed at the same level or even a little better on the MCAT, relatively speaking, and if you have good letters of rec, etc. I don't see why you would be viewed as an uncompetitive choice. Good work on that post-bacc. Sometimes those are hard to do.
 
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Thank you both! Very reassuring to hear.
 

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If only we could sticky this thread so that every person who lament their chances for medical school after making a A- can realize what a true successful uphill battle looks like.

Good job OP.
 
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Yeah, you're in good shape to apply with this GPA. You would see very diminished returns by now. You've accomplished enough to show your trend, and taking science classes would be a lot of work to boost a sGPA from 3.54 to a 3.56. Work hard on the MCAT and make sure your EC's are good, and you've given it as good of a shot as you can.
 
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Kpw101

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What an amazing job OP. Stop stressing bro. From the work ethic I see on those numbers, you don't have to worry. Just keep at it, apply broadly, and best of luck to you on your MCAT if you haven't taken it yet!
 

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That's a great upward trend and there are plenty of med schools that reward reinvention. Just do well on MCAT and you're set.


I've nearly completed the barebones prereqs as a post-bacc and I'm wondering if I need to take a few upper-level bio classes to increase my gpa. Trends seem to be important, so I've made a table depicting the steady increase in my grades from first year to post-bacc:

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The low sgpa of my freshman year is due to a lazy first attempt at premed and the sgpa of my senior year were psych-related courses for my major (biopsych, evol. bio, etc.).

Overall, my stats are the following:
cgpa: 3.48 (including post-bacc; 3.40 not including)
sgpa: 3.53
post-bacc: 3.97​

What do you guys think? Do I need to take some upper-level bio courses?
 
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OGLoc23

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Thank you all for your feedback! I plan to take the MCAT in the Spring, so I'll be sure to do well on it.