- Mar 29, 2002
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Hey Y'all-- I'm getting ready to take the MCAT (13 days and counting), and I was wondering what you guys think my chances of getting into med school are. This is my first time applying. I'm worried about my GPA-- I graduated (bs biology) in '01 with a 3.1-- my freshmen and sophomore years sucked (thanks, chemistry!), but I had a 4.0 with hard classes my senior year. Since then I've re-taken organic and took another biology class and my post-bacc GPA is a 3.8. I'm taking Kaplan and have been scoring 31's on the practice tests, I work in clinical research now (ie, seeing arthritis patients), have an internship with a FP, and have been a volunteer EMT for 2 years. In undergrad I had 3 steady jobs (the joys of paying for your own education), and did lots of lab research, mostly in microbiology. As an undergrad, I was a leader in my campus ministry group and organized work trips to seattle and costa rica. I know I've got things going for me now, but I'm really worried about the effects of my undergrad GPA. What do you think my chances are?