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Possibility of entering med school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by laserdex, May 13, 2014.

  1. laserdex


    May 13, 2014
    Hey there,

    I am a foreign student currently majoring in biomedical engineering as my undergraduate studies. As I have screwed up my grades for my first year of studies, my overall GPA is affected.

    May I know how can I go about to improve the situation? WIll a good MCAT score increase my chances? What should I do now? Should I shadow doctors?

    Do appreciate any forms of help out there!

    Thank you!
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  3. shiftingmirage

    shiftingmirage 10+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 2007
    How "screwed up" are your grades?
    You can increase your chances by getting better grades from here on. A good MCAT score will help, but it will not make up for a 2.0 GPA.
    You will want some shadowing and volunteering. Research is always a plus but not absolutely necessary. You can also get a part time job. Try and see if there are tutoring or TA positions available at your school.
  4. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection Physician Faculty SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Inside the tesseract
    Three or four more years of excellent college grades will go a long way toward diluting out the mediocre grades of a freshman year. If your current study strategies aren't effective, meet with an adviser for some help figuring things out. You could also consider changing majors if you think this one is too challenging.
  5. kevinus

    kevinus 5+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2012
    Are you a permanent resident? Otherwise, it will be nearly impossible.
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