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The Mid-semester panic attack!

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by mynamewastaken, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. mynamewastaken

    mynamewastaken Member 5+ Year Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm currently in the Penn post-bacc program and a little worried if I'm wasting my time and money...graduated ugrad (ivy) with a 3.0 took gbio and gchem got A's but that was like 6-7 years ago....now as a post bacc i'm taking ochem and physics plus 7-8 upper levels....upper levels will be mostly A's, but the ochem and physics are looking like B's....overall post-bacc GPA will likely be around 3.5-3.6....so even though i've been out of school for several years my overall cum will be maybe a 3.1...science 3.6-3.7 ish (guess). Has anyone ever gotten into med school with a mediocre (3.5) post bacc after doing around 3.0 as an undergrad....you know because the motto here is A or die. thanks so much!
    PS i'm not opposed to DO schools and my ECs (prior to post bacc cuz i'm working now) were great.
     
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  3. mynamewastaken

    mynamewastaken Member 5+ Year Member

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    Jun 23, 2005
    whoa was it something i said? anyone?.....pleeease
     
  4. Lshapley

    Lshapley Old Man Med Student 2+ Year Member

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    Hey, I'm another Penn student postbac. Stop stressing out! You should be fine. I know you see all over these boards that you are supposed to come out of these programs with a 4.0, but don't believe that. The adcoms understand that the basic sciences are graded on a curve. Have you taken the MCAT yet? That is where all of the work they are making you do will show up. Your 3.5-3.6 bpcm is very good. You'll be fine.
     

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