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Hello everyone. New to this site and wanted to get some advice as to how to improve GPA. I use to be an Engineer major and found it to be pretty difficult and unfortunately my GPA took a hit due to it and other factors such as work and losing my job etc. Along the way I found an interest in medicine through volunteer work and my current employment in the medical field. Now am a History and Physics Major as I do fairly well in them both though the upper division courses in Physics seem difficult so far.

I have since then started taking the premed courses Bio, Chem, OChem, etc and have done very well (All "A's" ) in them fortunately but no matter how well I do in them including other classes I am taking, I still find it extremely difficult to get over that 3.0 hump due to all the Engineering courses I didn't do so well in (Plus back then I didn't think I was going to be interested in Medicine hence the GPA).

Anyone out there with similar experiences as to what would be the best route to improve GPA? Should I just keep taking Upper Division Courses in Sciences? Do a Master (Special Masters Program)????? Any advice would be greatly appreciated :) thank you
 

Goro

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SMP is best bet, or try DO programs.

Hello everyone. New to this site and wanted to get some advice as to how to improve GPA. I use to be an Engineer major and found it to be pretty difficult and unfortunately my GPA took a hit due to it and other factors such as work and losing my job etc. Along the way I found an interest in medicine through volunteer work and my current employment in the medical field. Now am a History and Physics Major as I do fairly well in them both though the upper division courses in Physics seem difficult so far.

I have since then started taking the premed courses Bio, Chem, OChem, etc and have done very well (All "A's" ) in them fortunately but no matter how well I do in them including other classes I am taking, I still find it extremely difficult to get over that 3.0 hump due to all the Engineering courses I didn't do so well in (Plus back then I didn't think I was going to be interested in Medicine hence the GPA).

Anyone out there with similar experiences as to what would be the best route to improve GPA? Should I just keep taking Upper Division Courses in Sciences? Do a Master (Special Masters Program)????? Any advice would be greatly appreciated :) thank you