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I'm an applicant to MD programs this cycle.

I received B/B+ in my organic chemistry and biology classes but I took biochemistry this past summer and got an A-. Should I include this in my update letter? I have other significant updates (like a publication, new volunteering hours, etc). My BCPM and cumulative gpa are both 3.7 so numerically, the A- does not increase either.

Do adcoms review your BCPM gpa as a whole or do they look at individual courses? Including the A- could show an improvement in the biomedical sciences, I think, but I wouldn't want to notify them about the lower GPA's in the first place.
 
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I would mention it briefly along with your other significant updates, especially if your BCPM worries you.
 

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I'm an applicant to MD programs this cycle.

I received B/B+ in my organic chemistry and biology classes but I took biochemistry this past summer and got an A-. Should I include this in my update letter? I have other significant updates (like a publication, new volunteering hours, etc). My BCPM and cumulative gpa are both 3.7 so numerically, the A- does not increase either.

Do adcoms review your BCPM gpa as a whole or do they look at individual courses? Including the A- could show an improvement in the biomedical sciences, I think, but I wouldn't want to notify them about the lower GPA's in the first place.
A single class? Not worth the effort.

We look at everything. But we don't focus on single metrics.
 
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