WAMC added pre-med track as a junior this year

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So I found out today that AAMC calculates GPA a bit different than my university does (a B+ at my uni is 3.5 but AAMC sees it as a 3.3). I only have a couple of these but since it changes my SGPA/GPA a bit I wanted to get an idea of my chances.

My SPGA is 3.57 and my cumulative GPA is 3.8. I haven't taken either orgo yet or biochem, but I'm taking both orgos with labs this summer. I'm a computer science major, so I've had to take some upper level math courses that haven't done my SGPA any favors (B+ in Calc II, Vector Calc and discrete structures).

I know it's a bit ridiculous to ask about chances this early but I need someone to tell me I'm on the right track. I was volunteering at the hospital by my school once a week until classes got shut down due to the virus. I had also been working as a research assistant in a lab for a week before we got shut down. I'm working at a local foodbank once a week or so since I've had to come home from school and plan to continue all summer. I have ~50 hours of shadowing an ortho surgeon.

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You need to do your best on your remaining prerequisites and upper-level biology classes. Your university probably has a prehealth advisor or club for you to connect with. Finally keep reviewing information from AAMC/AMCAS for applicants and network with current students at medical schools to see if there's anyone they know with a similar background.


I was pre-pharm until my junior year too. Get some shadowing hours, maybe work as a scribe (I worked as a pharm tech), & strong LORs. You can do it!!