Hi, My name is Michael. I am in my fourth year in undergraduate school earning a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Anatomy & Nuerobiology. I'll be applying for med schools this June. I took the MCAT last spring and got a 25R, needless to say. I'll be taking it again this April. Here's the kicker football fans. I'll be applying with a cum GPA of about 3.3 or so. However, this not so hot GPA is due to one horrible semester of grades. My first year was a 4.0, followed by two bad semesters. The rest of my grades since that year have been fine...mostly A's mixed with a few B's for good measure. The bad year was due to my over-involvement with a now ex-girlfriend. The question is: I wonder whether the schools will actually look at my transcripts and see that my GPA is not reflective of my academic ability. Should I mention this girlfriend fiasco in my personal statement? Any thoughts or comments would be welcome. Thanks.