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Science GPA and Next Semester's Classes

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JulianCrane, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. JulianCrane

    JulianCrane The Power of Intention 10+ Year Member

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    So, my school sent me an e-mail today telling me that the national average science GPA for those accepted to med school this past year was a 3.6. They told me that my sci GPA is a 3.67. Then, they said if your sci GPA is near the national average, then you might want to reconsider your science courses for the fall. I am planning on taking physics (duh, can't change that!) in the fall along with vertebrate structure. I think vertebrate structure will be a challenging but interesting class. However, I don't want my GPA to sufffer. Advice?
     
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  3. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    why would your gpa suffer if you took 2 science classes at once? i think that's pretty much standard. one semester i took cell bio, organic, and physics -- all with no credit 3-4 hr labs -- plus a geology course. that was a bit much, but 2 shouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. qweewq11

    qweewq11 Smiley orgy organizer 7+ Year Member

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    Are you applying to med school this year? IF you already submitted AMCAS, who cares if you get a B in a class....your GPA is already set in stone as far as med schools are concerned, no?
     
  5. bludeviled

    bludeviled Member 7+ Year Member

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    He should care about his grades even post-graduation b/c if he's waitlisted its good to show them a glowing transcript that says "see I can handle two hard science classes and do well" please let me in"

    I would say to take both of those classes

    JulianCrane, is that your real name or do you have a penchant for the lame excuse of a TV show called "Passions" on CBS? daytime?

    PS - I was hooked for a few episodes and then I realized it was making my IQ drop so I stopped
     
  6. tBw

    tBw totally deluded 7+ Year Member

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    It depends how *you* feel about such a course load. Last semester I worked a full time job (ie 40 hours/week) at the same time as doing Chem 2 and Bio 2 both with labs, and an upper division English Lit class which required me to read a new novel for every class. That was admittedly tough. But my point isn't "anything is possible" but "only you know what you can handle". I knew I could handle that load so I did it. Having said that I will never attempt it again....

    How have you done in science in the past? Do you intend taking anything beyond those 2 science classes? Do you work? Or have any other committments? It all makes a differnce...my advice? Trust *your* instincts, not some mass email from the administration....


    good luck
     
  7. bludeviled

    bludeviled Member 7+ Year Member

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    He should care about his grades even post-graduation b/c if he's waitlisted its good to show them a glowing transcript that says "see I can handle two hard science classes and do well" please let me in"

    I would say to take both of those classes

    JulianCrane, is that your real name or do you have a penchant for the lame excuse of a TV show called "Passions" on CBS? daytime?

    PS - I was hooked for a few episodes and then I realized it was making my IQ drop so I stopped
     
  8. tBw

    tBw totally deluded 7+ Year Member

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    So I guess the take-home message is - it doesn't matter if you take the science classes or not, but if you are really worried about GPA/IQ stop watching daytime.....:laugh:
     
  9. JulianCrane

    JulianCrane The Power of Intention 10+ Year Member

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    If anything, Passions was a great stress reliever all through last year as I was struggling to find my way through Orgo. :laugh:
     

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