irule285

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If you have to go to grad school ( SMP at Masters in biomedical sciences at Robert wood johnson Medical school) after undergrad to work on your gpa which won is considered more in the MD application ?

Also if you have a undergrad gpa of 3.5 (science gpa of 3.4) and an graduate school gpa of 3.8, what kind of schools do you have a shot at ? The MSRAR only has undergrad gpa posted so I'm a bit confused.
 
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Graduate GPAs are not calculated into cGPA by MD schools (although they are for DO).

That said, MD schools that reward reinvention do look at good GPAs from SMP or post-bacs (informal or formal).


If you have to go to grad school ( Masters in biomedical sciences) after undergrad to work on your gpa which won is considered more in the MD application ?

Also if you have a undergrad gpa of 3.5 (science gpa of 3.4) and an graduate school gpa of 3.8, what kind of schools do you have a shot at ? The MSRAR only has undergrad gpa posted so I'm a bit confused.
 
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SMP GPA are not a direct enhancement of UG GPA. It wont somehow recalculate AMCAS GPAs. Rather a "strict" SMP (ie medicallevel coursework) is an "audition" to show that the applicant can successfully perform at that level. Other preprofessional masters are not necessarily this strict. In either case, the applicant must make their success in these programs clear to each medical school in primary and secondary application
 
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SMP GPA are not a direct enhancement of UG GPA. It wont somehow recalculate AMCAS GPAs. Rather a "strict" SMP (ie medicallevel coursework) is an "audition" to show that the applicant can successfully perform at that level. Other preprofessional masters are not necessarily this strict. In either case, the applicant must make their success in these programs clear to each medical school in primary and secondary application
I understand. I think I should make my question a bit more clear.
My application would look better with a 3.8 gpa in SMP + 3.5 undergrad compared to just having a 3.5 undergrad gpa without an SMP (assuming everything else is fine) ?
 

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I understand. I think I should make my question a bit more clear.
My application would look better with a 3.8 gpa in SMP + 3.5 undergrad compared to just having a 3.5 undergrad gpa without an SMP (assuming everything else is fine) ?
yes
 
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