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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Mr.Patel, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Mr.Patel

    Mr.Patel Junior Member
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    SO I just completed my third Semester in a state university. My first semester was a disaster with one F and a total GPA below 2.0. Second semester I retook that course and got an A. (The school GPA had a huge boost since it replaced the F). So my GPA went to 3.05 (however the Med School GPA is 2.67 after 2 semesters).

    This semester I achived an below average 3.3:

    Organic Chemistry: B+
    Microeconomics: A
    Theatre Apreciation: A
    Biology: C+ (I did not study at all...stupid of me I know :( )
    Chemistry Lab: C

    My school GPA is 3.15 and the GPA med schools would see is 2.866.

    So my question is that, are all hopes lost to go to Med school in america? Or still a good chance if I show an upward trend?

    THanks for all your helps guys and gals :).
     
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  2. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna
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    If you apply DO, they will do the same thing as far as replacing the F with the A. You could also retake the Cs that you received if you'd like. That would also raise your GPA considerably. I dont think all hope is lost....do well on your MCAT and apply early, and try and get as many As as possible.
     
  3. nina7123

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    If you pick it up and have a big grade improvement and a good MCAT, I think you'll be fine. Having good ECs could be the boost you need at the end
     
  4. xrevision

    xrevision Senior Procrastinator
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    if you decide to go D.O. make sure its because you WANT to go that route, not because people think its the "easy" way out. Also, if you want to get into an allo school you may be looking at more school in the form of a post-bac.
     
  5. Mr.Patel

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    So if I were to lets say get 3.4-3.7 from here on out every semester, do I still have a decent chance at American med schools (just considering GPA wise....although I know the MCAT is a whole new battle).
     
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    You should really aim for 4.0 from now on.
     
  7. scott8013

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    Yeah - especially with a couple sub B grades in prereq classes you can def. do it, you'll just have to aim for 4.0 in BCPM classes, you can do it, just remember why you want it and why you have to study.
     

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