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Medical School possible?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Chup, Jun 19, 2001.

  1. Chup

    Chup Junior Member

    Jun 18, 2001
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    undefined :confused:

    I'm hoping there's a chance. 1A I am a 26 year old undergrad student with the desire to attend med school.

    I have been an underachiever. However, I am capable of doing much better. My question, where do I start? Will my previous bad grades affect me, even if I do very well from this point on? Or is it a lost cause.
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  3. Smoke This

    Smoke This Sweet cuppin' cakes!
    10+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2001
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    First, you've gotta say just how bad your grades are. If you've got, say, a 3.0, that's a much different story than if you've got around a 2.5. How many semesters do you have to go in undergrad? Have you done any research, volunteering, etc? Post up and see what people say.
  4. SubZero

    SubZero New Member

    Jun 19, 2001
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    I am in the same boat as Chup, except that I already graduated. My grades are really bad, especially my freshman year. In fact, I was very very close to dropping out. I got 2 F's, a D+, some Cs. I repeated those classes and did better in them. In the end, I ended up with a 3.1.

    What are my chances, however slim they may be? My GPA is not below 3.0 but I do have some abhorrent grades.

    To make matters worst, I did not do well on the MCAT from April, and I need to take it again.

    Any advice will be appreciated.
  5. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2001
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    It sounds like you got a lot of work to do :(

    but not to worry, I don't see why you cant go to med school still

    so let see what you can do
    first you need to get ur grades up, no doubt. summer school,whaterver it takes!
    second, it's all about the mcats. get that sucker in the 26-30 range.
    last, get some md exdperience
    and then you should be good to go
    ur age will help you, but u really need to prove yourself to them.

    good luck! :rolleyes:

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