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Overall GPA and Science GPA??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by UrSexyLatinDr, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. UrSexyLatinDr

    UrSexyLatinDr Single and looking =o)~ 7+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    Hi Guys, I am asking this question for a friend. What is more important for adcoms; the overall gpa or the science gpa? What is the average overall gpa and science gpa to get into an average or any med school? What is a good way to higher your gpa? Is it good to retake some classes where he got a C, D? and he couldve done much better? or whats a better way? Any one?

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  3. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    They are both important. I think the average gpa of matriculants is around a 3.6. :)
  4. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Portland, OR
    I posted some information on this same thread you started in the Pre-Osteopathic section dealing with both Osteopathic and Allopathic schools...check there.
  5. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Science GPA is much more important hands down. Of course, that doesn't mean u can have a low non-science GPA, but as my advisor said: they care more about science GPA.

    Any, yes, tell your friend he HAS to retake any class he earned a "D" in. I wouldn't recommend retaking a class where he got a "C" grade. If he wants to raise his GPA, then tell him to take easier classes; adcoms really don't know if a class is harder than another.

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