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Sat, Apr. 29th, 2006, 01:35 am
jedikissing: i have a very honest question

sorry, i'm not IN medical school. but i will be taking the MCATS next year in the spring. i'm just really worried that i won't get accepeted anywhere (i'd love to go to UIC med school in chicago), my gpa isn't great, it's just a 2.29 out of 4.00 yes, i have two more years to go, and i know i can bring it up, but i'm a spaz and am worried right off the bat. organic chem and calc II were what did me in for this low low gpa. some of you might be laughing, but honestly what is the lowest gpa anyone was admitted to med school with? i am just wondering if i even have a shot at ever becoming a doctor, i'd love to go into orthopedics or pediatrics... i am involved in school clubs, i know i have, i guess, the "personality" or at least being "well-rounded" and all that jazz. I am volunteering at Lutheran General next summer also. just don't got the grades right now :(
might be a shot in the dark, but i hope someone responds :)

if no one does, g'luck!

Tue, Jul. 18th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Something else to consider

If the basics are that hard for you, med school is going to be so much harder...
"Published studies show that students with a GPA below 3.2 and an MCAT below 7.5 have a very difficult time in medical school and those accepted have a high attrition rate."
http://biology.oru.edu/servlet/page?_pageid=1742&_dad=portal30&_schema=PORTAL30&dept=HPO