Aug 8, 2013
Medical Student
No, medical schools care about your cumulative GPA and your science GPA so you still have a good chance. Take more bio/chem/math/physics courses and get A's. Specifically, try and identify what's going wrong - what is keeping you from getting A's and A-'s? Fix it and see if you can pull up to a 3.5+ by the time you apply. As has been mentioned recently, a 3.5 no longer guarantees acceptance, but if your MCAT and ECs are in order then you will definitely have a shot at the top 50 or whatever.


7+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2010
Somewhere west of St. Louis
The numbers aren't exactly stellar. Just keep in mind that the avg GPA for an MD accepttee is 3.6. The floor is ~3.4+

So I think I'm about to join the group of people with C's in organic chem. =(
This doesn't upset me that much because I know that one C won't kill my chances and that I can still prove myself in organic 2...BUT!

These were my grades in the sciences so far:

General chem 1: B+ (Lab: B+)
General chem 2: B- (Lab: A-)
General bio. 1: B+
General bio. 2: B+
College Physics 1: A (Lab: A)
Organic 1: definitely a C (Lab: B+)

As you can see, I didn't get a single A in the pre-requisite science courses that actually mattered (I heard that med schools don't really care about physics). To make things worse, I was 1% away from getting an A- in organic lab :( Until now, my hopes were set on getting into a top 50 med school. Now, I'm not so sure that's possible anymore. Considering the fact that I'm almost done with my science pre-reqs, does this mean I'm doomed?


Membership Revoked
Jun 26, 2013
Good news! I ended up getting a B+ in organic. Big surprise =)

Thanks guys for all your advice!