- May 20, 2015
- Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
Study more. every day. get straight A's from now on. If at the end of your undergrad years your GPA is still too low, do a post-bacc. It's not easy but it's very simple.Science Grades (at UW- Madison)
Gen. Chem. I: BC
Gen. Chem II: C
Intro Bio I: C
Intro Bio II: D
(Freshman, sophomore year)
Current GPA (w/ non-science courses included): 2.47
Still have to take ochem, biochem, physics, and many more.
My freshman and sophomore year I followed a cramming strategy for a lot of these classes which clearly hasn't worked well. However, I think my study habits have improved and I've gotten smarter about what to study. Our introductory general chemistry and biology courses were a lot worse than I anticipated and I did not prepare myself for that. For Gen chem II I had a B average for every exam, but I barely had time to study for the final and failed it. Intro bio second semester focused on plants which I detested since I prefer human biology and crammed heavily.
If I had to do this over I would probably study every day rather than cramming.
What are my options if I still want to pursue premed? Is a steady upward trend of grades going to be enough? Or am I going to have to consider post-bacc? Or should I stop thinking medicine altogether?
I want to go into pediatrics for a million reasons but mostly because medicine is my biggest passion. I feel like I can do it but I feel like I just need to figure out how to stop setting myself up for ****ty grades.