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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by momomango, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. momomango

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    First off, thanks for taking your time to read this thread...I'm going to be honest about where I am now and I wanted some honest feedback too. I'd rather take all the criticism now and improve. So here's my scenario:

    I'm ending my sophomore year with a 2.5 gpa as a Molecular Biology major. Winter Quarter I failed my ochem class so I retook it this spring quarter and only got a C+ but I'm going to move on because this is my first upper division class. I still have all my major classes to take in the next two years so there is definitely room for improvement. My LD prereqs aren't too hot either and I have to retake the one's I got a C- in. But other than the gpa, all other things I'm doing pretty well in. I volunteer at a pharmacy, I research at a lab and recently received a scholarship to continue the research, I'm involved in leadership, and etc.

    To be honest (don't laugh :(...) I'm aiming for CA schools. I plan to take a year off after I graduate and either continue my research at the lab or try something new and go abroad for a year. Am I being too idealistic by considering CA schools like UCSF, USC, UOP, Western? I know I'm currently out of the running for pharm school, but I don't want to give up. It's definitely what I want to do and I'm going to keep at it. Also do any of these schools give a bit more weight on the last 45-90 units that the student has completed because I heard UOP does.

    Thanks so much for your time and I appreciate your advices/comments/etc.
     
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  3. cinnamoroll12

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    Wait, are you currently attending UCSD? I guess you can try to do well in your upper div classes, and probably also consider out-of-state schools as well as schools in Cali.
     
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    Well, nothings impossible but you really need to get those grades up to be competitive, especially at CA schools.
     
  5. momomango

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    Hey! Sorry for the late reply! Yes, I do go to UCSD :) Does undergrad help any? lOL do you go to ucsd? how'd you guess so quickly?
     
  6. cinnamoroll12

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    Well, I figured UCI and UCLA doesn't have molecular bio major and your story seems typical of UCSD students. Actually, I'm going to graduate (kind of, still need 3 more classes) this coming Sunday. I thought the requirements for molecular bio seems tough, so I decided to do Biochem and Cell bio instead. Based on the classes that I have taken, I think the upper div classes aren't that bad, since the curves tend to be a bit lower. I boosted my GPA by taking certain GE requirements for Revelle at a community college, so maybe you might want to try to do that. Where at the pharmacy do you volunteer anyways? Maybe we volunteer at the same place!
     

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