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What is a science GPA???

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by hokiemon, May 5, 2007.

  1. hokiemon

    hokiemon Member 5+ Year Member

    May 28, 2005
    For those that have done or know about AMCAS, I believe they calculate your overall GPA and then something called a "science gpa?? or is it a BCPM gpa?

    The difference in my understanding of course would be the "M" in "BCPM". My understanding would be the math grades calculated in would be our first year of calculus.

    So does anyone know is just the science classes or is the BCPM gpa that AMCAS calculates. My confusion is due to US News publications and even med school websites that list their average science gpas but then mdapplicants and from what i hear AMCAS calculates a BCPM. Anyone got some knowledge to shed? Thx
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  3. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna 7+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    AMCAS calls it "BCPM", which is the same as what is generally referred to as a science GPA. It includes math: calculus, statistics and other math classes if you've taken more.
  4. PunjabiCurry

    PunjabiCurry Banned Banned

    Apr 28, 2007
    Anything SCIENCE! This is not rocket SCIENCE
  5. LifetimeDoc

    LifetimeDoc EM Attending Physician 10+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2006
    Here is a spreadsheet to make the number crunching easier...
  6. riceman04

    riceman04 10+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2005
    Los Angeles is SCIENCE, last time I checked and it is NOT included in your BCPM or SCIENCE gpa. :p
  7. hokiemon

    hokiemon Member 5+ Year Member

    May 28, 2005
    yea true. curry was pretty useless. i mean the basic question is what do you call science. most people won't call math a science and obviously by the first response, math is included in the science or bcpm gpa.

    the question simply is are science and bcpm seperate gpas or the same. my BS is in engineering and i know all 25-30 engineering science classes will NOT be considered science
  8. ibmd

    ibmd 5+ Year Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Just wondering....How is a course with a Pass/ Fail grade calculated?
  9. M.Furfur

    M.Furfur 5+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    I don't think they are...
  10. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

    Oct 13, 2006
    bcpm = biology, chemistry, physics, math

    these course will be calculated as your AMCAS BCPM GPA commonly referred to as the "science GPA"

    this is the way the world turns, and there's nothing you can do about it.
  11. muireinin

    muireinin 7+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    back up north
    my school gives seperate grades and credit hours for the ochem class and the lab...i'm assuming i can add the labs into the bcpm? (trying to calculate it myself to see where i am :scared: )
  12. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

    Oct 13, 2006
    is it chemistry????

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