HELP... reasurance (or reality check) needed!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by newfocus, Feb 7, 2001.

  1. newfocus

    newfocus Senior Member

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    Hey everyone

    First off i want to say that this site really rocks! Im so glad that there are sites like this for students to go to. My situation is this: I am a 22 year old sophmore Premed who is just finaly getting into the swing of things. before this previous year school was not a major priority of mine. something that I have truely came to regret. last year I transfered to a new school and acquired a new attitude. since then things have changed drastically (I have recieved only one B+ at my new university) my current stats are as follows:

    CHEM I - B+(w/ honors) 1st Chem class ever
    CHEM II - taking currently

    BIO I - A (wiht honors)
    BIO II - taking currently

    ORGO I & II -will be taking in the summer.
    3 hours of ORGO M-F for 10
    weeks!! the first 5 weeks
    ORGO I and the second 5
    ORGO II. is that a big
    mistake??

    and a lot of gen ed coursses

    I honestly feel that I can get A's with maybe a few B's in my remaining classes, but my problem is I brought over a 2.8 GPA from my old school. I currently have a GPA of 3.3 and I hope to raise it to a 3.5 by graduation. I work as an ER tech @ Children's Mercy Hospital (which their ER techs have a 100% acceptance rate into med school so far. I am a member of the pre-medical society at my school and I am just getting ready to start some public health research. So what do you guys think?? Do I have a chance of fulfilling my dream? Any comments or hints would be greatly appreciated. And I look forward to many more discussions at SDN.
     
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    I took Organic Chemistry I and II over ten weeks in the summer and it was great. It's intense and there's no room for slacking off though. I've seen a post now and again that say summer courses are looked down upon by admissions committees but I have yet to see anyone give a good reason why. It seems that as long as you're covering the material, who cares when you take it.

    And don't forget that when you're applying, choose a wide range of schools. Don't make a mistake of applying to only one or two schools. It may cost a bit to apply to 12 schools but this way your dreams aren't crushed because your state school doesn't have room for you.

    Have fun and good luck!
     
  6. yigit

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    Dude you can do anything that you want....you just got to want it bad enough.
     
  7. newfocus

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    I just want to say thank you to dfleis for the vote of confidence, and all the other replies. [​IMG] Im still early on in the process so any info from the experienced members would be appreciated.
     

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