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Masters in public health

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by up40loves, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. up40loves

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    Do grad school grades get factored in your undergrad GPA? I know a lot of people from my school who had average GPAs and they are planning to do an MPH before applying to med school and so I was curious
     
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    no; grad is listed separately

    Having gone through a great deal of time and money to get a masters degree (which I fully intend to use in my medical career), my advice is only do it if you have genuine interest - it's going to do nothing to 'pad' your application
     
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    Your graduate course work and grades are listed on your AMCAS application, but the grades are not factored into your undergrad GPA. I can say from experience that public health grades are not the same as undergrad science grades...my MPH gpa is about half a point higher than my undergrad gpa and its a lot less work. I think most adcoms are aware of this.

    As far as I know, the only way to improve your undergrad gpa after graduating is to do a post-bacc.
     
  6. Agree with the above posts.

    Getting an MPH won't help your undergrad GPA - they're listed differently on AMCAS. Having a Master's counts as a "nice extra-curricular" on your app, so it behooves you to bring up your undergrad GPA through post-bac classes, as stated above.
     
  7. bcat85

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    Now I want you to think about what you just asked there.
     

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