Getting an F on my transcript due to academic dishonesty for ochem this semester. It would just be an F with no indication that it was for an academic violation and I would be able to retake the course and recover my university gpa. I am aware med and grad schools will calculate this F into my gpa. (&long story short, I know I deserve this and I learned my lesson).
How do I get back up from this? With COVID and online learning, I know cheating cases have increased (which isn't a justification, but I wonder how many other people are in the same boat). And to avoid flat our rejection from every post-undergrad school after, I would say this F was a result of struggling rather than academic dishonesty.
I was premed before with an almost 3.75 gpa. Now, I don't know if I should even try with my premed dreams or if it is even possible getting into med school soon after graduating college. Before anyone comes at me, trust me, I know what I did wrong and have learnt my lesson...I know no one wants a doctor who cheated and med school is even tougher...again, I just want to know how to realistically move on as a premed.
Anyone have similar experiences? Or just general advice?
You will need to do a lot of repair not only to get an appropriate grade for Med school applications but to also prove that you’ve matured and grown from this process and that they should have no question in their kind that you would have this behavior in medical school because at that stage it’s not just grades, it’s someone’s loved one on the line and you need to know and be comfortable admitting you don’t know something or know how to do something.
I believe this would entail putting a lot of effort in ECs and really being open an honest about how you have developed In time behind your IA.