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Thinking about going to med school- Few quick questions

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by stalebi, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. stalebi

    stalebi 2+ Year Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    I'm in my last year of college, ill be graduating with a BS in Physics, a BS in Biochemistry, a minor in Math, and a minor in Chemistry.
    I'm just wondering how much of a chance I have to get into med-school. All my friends that are Bio-Majors have GPA's in the 3.9-4.0 range, but I only have a gpa of 3.5ish. This is mainly because I generally took 6 courses a term and it killed my grades. I never really took any lower level courses to raise my gpa either, I put all my energy into taking upper level science courses to get more degrees.
    Anyways the med schools I'm looking to get into all have average gpa's of 3.7+, so will they even give me a chance? Do they look at the courses you take to see if you have a bloated gpa by taking a bunch of easy A courses? Because I know all my friends would take like 1 or 2 upper level courses a term and the rest would be easy A courses to raise their gpa. But I never did that. I keep hearing that unless you have a 3.7+ gpa they won’t even look at your application.

    I did 2 summer REU programs in medical physics, 2 years of research during the school year at my university. I was the president of the society of physics students for 2 years at my university. I also tutored math for 3 years at the math center, chemistry for 2 years at the chem center, and physics for 2 years at the physics center. But I only have 1 year of volunteer work at a hospital. Is that going to hurt my application?

    I haven’t taken the MCAT yet. But I assume I will need to get a high score to counter my gpa.

    I am hoping to get into Ann Arbor med school

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  3. Darksmurf

    Darksmurf I'm the boy smurf 7+ Year Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Are you referring to the University of Michigan?

    If so, I hate to be the bearer of bad news.

    But if you ace the MCAT, you still might get into Wayne State.
  4. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2006
    The Alamo
    There's an excellent sticky on the subject at the top of this page.

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