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Possibility of entering med school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by laserdex, 05.13.14.

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  1. laserdex

    laserdex

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    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 7+ Year Member

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    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 SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    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 Invictus 2+ Year Member

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