You are correct that your undergrad GPA is quite low. The upward trend and your great graduate GPA will help you, but to what extent I know not.I'm currently preparing for the MCAT and did horribly on my "diagnostic." I am planning on applying for 2011 admissions and want to know what my chances of getting in are. I would appreciate any help and input on this matter!
Undergraduate GPA: 2.89 -- My undergrad was in Biomedical Engineering and this was a horrible choice for me...I hate physics and am so bad at it, but my the time I realized this I had spent too much time and money on this degree so I had to get my act together and graduate. I have an upward trend and my semester GPAs for my junior and senior year are well above 3.5.
Graduate GPA: 3.84 -- I am getting my MS in Epidemiology and absolutely love this area. I would love to get into an MD/PhD program and pursue maternal and child health Epidemiology, but I'm afraid that my undergraduate GPA is going to hurt my chances more than anything.
I've worked all throughout undergrad and have a graduate research assistanship for my MS. I'm doing research abroad this summer as part of the NIH minority training program and hope that my research experience will help me out!
Other than that, I've done pretty much everything that every other applicant has done -- volunteer, travel, volunteer abroad with NGOs, research in college, research aborad...etc. What do you think my chances will be of getting in? I got a 22 on my diagnostic -- keep in mind that it's been 6/7 years since I took chemistry and biology! -- and hope to get a 32-36...we shall see what happens.
Do you think I have a chance at getting into MD and DO schools. What MD schools should I apply to? What DO schools should I apply to? Should I even attempt to get a PhD before/while medical school????
Thanks for your help!