So my final grades are in for this year...not what I was hoping: Fall Physics B Physics Lab B O chem A O Chem Lab B+ BME 1 B+ Winter Physics B+ Physics Lab B+ O Chem B- O Chem Lab C+ BME (Cell biology 1) B Spring Physics B Physics Lab B O Chem B+ BME (Cell biology 2) B+ Lots of B's! My GPA is a 3.209. I transfered from a community college with a 3.7 cum GPA, and so this transition year looks really bad. I don't really know what is going on...I study a lot, but just can't seem to ever find enough time to cover all the material for my classes effectively. At the university that I transfered to, your GPA starts over when you transfer, so that 3.7 is not able to help. However, this is only my first year, so I can still raise it in the upcoming 2 years. My question, do med schools look down upon students who take credit for research? This summer, and for the rest of my time at the university, I'm going to be taking research units, which are guaranteed 5 unit A's per quarter. This should help raise my GPA. I guess I just need to study more... I have extremely high goals, and a 3.2 is not going to cut it. This upcoming year is going to be filled with UD BME courses and a few bio courses: genetics, bio chem, and molecular bio. Any advice for these classes? Are they easier to study for than physics and o chem? Any of you have trouble taking multiple science courses together? If so, did you find a way to adapt and improve your grades? Lastly, can you make up for a poor GPA (~3.5) with excellent research? I got into an excellent lab where I'm doing spinal cord injury studies, and will be first or second author on several papers before I graduate.