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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!

Sun, Jun. 25th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
merrittsse: there's always a way...

The previous comment was good and constructive.
I have to tell you, for a US school, if you don't bring up a 2.anything gpa, you're not competitive, period. BUT!, that doesn't mean you can't be a doctor in the US. My grades in college were bad bad bad. I took 2 years after college and got my head screwed on straight, and then I went to a caribbean school. Now I'm in my 4th year of med school, rotating at hospitals in Louisiana (and this summer in Chicago), and I think I have a good shot at getting a spot in a good combinded med/peds residency, which is what I'm interested in.
I just thought I'd plant the idea. In this business, like any other, there are 1000's of people that don't know anything about it that would love to tell you that you can't do it. You can and, if you're serious, you will. Just handle your business.
p.s. -sometime though, now or later, you're going to have to work on the studying/gpa thing. It'll probably be easier on you now.