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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by pbehzad, Jun 21, 2002.

  1. pbehzad

    pbehzad Faddayy

    Jun 20, 2002
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    I finished up my freshman year at Emory University. I have a 3.72 overall gpa. I did really bad in genetics, i got a C+ in it. My other premed classes i did pretty well in it, i got an A both semesters in gen chem., i got a A- in gen bio (i have ap credit for the other semester), and i got an A in calc 1, and an A- in calc 2. I took genetics the second semester, so my gpa really slipped the second semester (from a 3.93 to 3.52). Will that be a big deal?
    how bad does the C+ look for medical school admissions? Will it be calculated in my science gpa, or is there like a upper science gpa?
    thanks for any of your help.
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  3. trouta

    trouta Senior Member

    Apr 3, 2002
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    A C+ is a C+. Its not going to look great, but it wont kill you (assuming you do well in other places - as you appear to be doing). Dont freak out about it. You have 3 more years to firm up your GPA and in those 3 years you can re-take genetics if you want. It is important to realize that you dont need to stress over all of the little stumbling blocks you will encounter on the way to med school (I know that is easy to say).

    Grades are important, but dont forget along the way to do some ECs and community stuff. For some schools that is more important than grades or scores.
  4. relatively prime

    relatively prime post happy member

    Apr 28, 2002
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    Not too bad at all... as long as you do well the next two years, you'll be fine. Most people need some time to adjust to college. I think a C+ your freshman year is nothing to worry about. Just try to keep at least a 3.50. :)

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