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joelcigan: graduate school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

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    I posted a message yesterday about my chances of getting into med school with a UC Davis cummulative gpa of 3.2/2.7 Science and a gpa of 3.50 combined with that of Fresno City College where I transferred from. I currently received my B.A.S. degree in Italian and Biology.
    Should I go to graduate school at my state college in Fresno and enroll in the postbaccalaureate program in biotechnology in order to boost my gpa? This 1 yr. certificate program can be applied to getting a masters degree so I thought if I applied to med school this coming June and didn't get accepted, I would only have 1 yr left before I would receive my masters and then I could reapply. Does a masters degree increase your chances of getting into med school? Would going to graduate school to try to boost my gpa help me in this process or should I concentrate on finding a meaty job in a hospital or clinic and study for the MCAT instead (I'm enrolled to take the test this April)?

    Thanks.
    Joel
     
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  2. drhenderson

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    Graduate school probably won't help your bid for a position that much. I would not recommend going to graduate school with the motive of using it to get into medical school.
    Keep in mind though, a science GPA of 2.7 is low and raising it with your graduate classes may help a little, but going about it this way is long, hard, and not guaranteed!

    Your MCAT will probably be most crucial now.

    NOTE THAT WITH FURTHER INFORMATION ON A LATER POST I ENDED UP SAYING GRAD SCHOOL WAS PROBABLY A GOOD OPTION!
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    Jim Henderson, MD of Medicalstudent.net


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