• Livestream AMA: Join SDN as we welcome Dr. John Ligon, a Pediatric Oncologist with the National Cancer Institute on May 11th at 8:00 PM Eastern. Register now!


2+ Year Member
Jul 19, 2017
Status (Visible)
  1. Pre-Medical
I graduated recently and unfortunately, my GPA has a slight downward trend. Should I retake the MCAT for a more competitive score? Or should I apply for a one-year SMP?
I am currently a Texas resident and plan on applying to all Texas schools. Is my GPA too low for MD? Any advice is appreciated!

cGPA: 3.3

sGPA: 3.1

MCAT Score: 507 (126/126/127/128)

Shadowing: 300+ hours (Emergency Medicine & OBGYN)

Research: Summer internship with a poster presentation (Molecular Genetics)

Non-clinical volunteering: 1000+ hours

Paid clinical experience: 600+ hours (medical scribe - current job)

Held multiple leadership positions simultaneously during undergrad
About the Ads

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.