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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Imago, Jan 25, 2001.

  1. Hi,
    Well here's the story. I am my junior in college at the moment. I should be preparing for MCAT's and filing my application out but i am not sure if I have the grades for them. I wasn't really motivated to study for the first two years of school. I did mediocre at best. However, recently when I began volunteering at a local hospital and there is a sudden awakening.
    I just realized what a mistake I had made over the past two years my not giving it all. Please if you could look at my stats and give me some advice as to what I should do? Should I apply this year? or Wait a year improve my gpa?

    Cum. GPA (3.27)
    Economics Major

    Gen Chem. I (C) and lab I (B)
    Gen Chem.II (B) and lab II (B)

    Organic Chem. I (NC)
    Organic Chem. I (B-)
    Organic Chem. II taking it this semester

    Bio I B-
    Bio II taking up coming semester

    Physics I B- and lab I (B-)
    Physics II not sure when i am going to take it

    Cal I (B)
    Cal II (B-)

    I don't know what to do? If someone could please give some insight I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

  2. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor
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    Jun 3, 1999
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    I'd suggest taking some more science courses in the remainder of your undergrad career to beef up your science GPA, IN ADDITION to kicking ass on the science sections of the upcoming MCAT. Your BCPM is not too competitive as far as admission to medical school is concerned and you need to show you can handle the work.

    You may also want to take a year off and do some post-bacc work to raise your BCPM.

    Tim W. of N.Y.C.
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  3. Hskermdic

    Hskermdic Senior Member
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    Nov 17, 1998
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    I think you are in a tough spot. I wouldn't give up though. I would sit down make a schedule and start studing for the MCAT today. At the same time make sure you excel in your classes this semester especially the science. I would then make sure to take a science class or two over the summer (if available)and once again do your best. As soon as you are done with your summer courses get your transcript sent to AACOMAS (or however that is done now so the school know your grades)

    I would then, when writing the personal statement mention the changes you made and how your dedication to becoming a physician has changed. (Just an idea)

    Another option you could take would be to call a DO school you are interested in and speak with an admissions councilor and see what they reccomend or how they look at applications. If you can make an appointment with an admissions officer and go spend sometime with them talking and ask all of your questions then.

    good luck

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