Nope, nothing stellar. I just want to encourage those of you who have a low GPA and want to become a PA. Here’s a little bit about me. Have people with low wGPAs gotten accepted? However, until last July my plan was to pursue a PhD in neuroscience, at which point I was convinced to switch to MD. I know it's kind of buried in the middle of the post. I know I leaned on a lot of posts like this on SDN/reddit when I was struggling and thinking that I had fucked up all my chances of getting into a US MD school so I hope this post gives even one person a little bit of hope that they really needed to see. It's been really tough, but even if I don't get in this year (there were LOTS of reapplicants, two acceptances from my university it's their third year to apply) I'm in a strong position for next year. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Did well at a SMP & got a relatively high MCAT score. But it all ended up well for me. Id be applying with a wGPA of 3.75, but with stellar extra-currics and LORs. Next? I applied to several well-known SMPs (BU, Cincinnati, EVMS, Georgetown, RFU, Tufts, etc). Oh yes...I finished undergrad with a 3.05 GPA...my science GPA was actually a little worse than that. But whatever...gotta make ends meet somehow. I'm not complaining. My saving graces were my clinical experience and solid MCAT score. I really want to go to one of the two MD schools in my state. The college I went to also wasn't the healthiest environment for me. I know that I'm not the only one struggling with a low gpa. I switched universities and majors and my last hundred hours GPA is a 3.76. After GPA repair my cGPA was a 3.18, http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/underdawg-success-stories-you-can-make-it.1064001/. - My GPA is low/below average: cGPA of 3.4 and sGPA of 3.3 (1st semester Freshman GPA is ~2.5) - I took MCAT multiple times. Some people can be in the same situation and thrive, but I wasn't at that point in my life. Low GPA/high MCAT Success Story Hi y'all, just found out today that I've been accepted to a California MD program! In college, I got a lot of Cs and Bs. I then realized that I seriously needed to step my game up. Good luck with the rest of undergrad/your journey!!! I didn't think any school would take me seriously with my stats and no good story (I didn't have an amazing story to offset or explain those grades). Reddit's home for wholesome discussion related to pre-medical studies. I had to really buckle down and figure out why I didn't do well in college & it's so important to be fucking honest with yourself here. I'm kinda a success story from dropping out of high school to getting my GED failed out my first year of college (26hrs) father passed from cancer that year and went back the next semester made all A's and a few B's but had a 3.3ish gpa 1000+ hours of in cancer cell research, 800hrs clinical, and 500hrs volunteering with cancer patients. Sorry to make another thread on this issue. I quit my job in IT and studied as much as I could everyday. i'm an ORM with no special story. What do you have to say to others considering an smp? ... Continue browsing in r/premed. View Entire Discussion (84 Comments) More posts from the premed community. Posted by 2 days ago 😢 SAD. Are you a pre-med hoping to get into medical school, but have a low GPA? Just show them that your GPA doesn't even come close to showing who you really are and what you are capable of and you'll be fine. Premedditors. I just, I am 22. They have the statistics for recent years of what academic numbers they’ve accepted (AGPA and MCAT) for in IP and OOP. Join. ~around 3.4-ish? Chat with us on Facebook or Twitter , or email info@globalpremeds.com Gap Medics provides year-round hospital work … 62 comments. my undergrad u/sGPA is BELOW 10th percentile for all the schools i interviewed at. I know people who didn't get in anywhere after applying their SMP year & they had to apply a second time and fix mistakes from their prior app. That’s awesome. To be exact, I took MCAT 4 … I'm wondering I should start expecting to stay in school for a Masters if I don't have at least a 3.3 by graduation, Check my post history. As a premed student, volunteer where your passion is. I sent out 15 applications. 165k. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. really hope everything works out for you. Reddit's home for wholesome discussion related to pre-medical studies. TLDR: >3.0 GPA from undergrad but still objectively low. My overall GPA is right around a 3.0, but the real sticking point is that at my first university I was asked to take a semester off for academic performance (GPA ~1.7). With quite a detailed rundown of their applications. I'm now in my second year of grad school finishing an MS in physiology. I took the MCAT after my junior year without any prep...got a 29Q. I applied twice to PA school. Hey guys, i know admission into medical school wherever you go is kind of a crap shoot, and there are a lot of variables that can affect your acceptance, but I wanted to know if anyone had success stories with a high mcat (517+) and low, low-ish … Just wondering, did you have any stellar ECs or hooks that you think also helped you out? There were a couple of reasons that I narrowed it down to (will share if anyone wants to know). I hadn't taken anatomy or OChem so I was deep in the hole. 3.3 overall and 3.4 sGPA is low according to my premed adviser. If a school publishes their average MCAT as a 29, and average GPA as a 3.7, realize that they are rejecting far more candidates with those numbers than they are accepting. I honestly can't answer how many of my classmates performed well in the SMP because I don't ask people their grades (although some people do like to share anyway), I don't know what your definition of "well" is, and how well people do in SMPs is dependent on a lot of things including how each program runs. Low-GPA success stories: Anyone get into med school with a subpar GPA? What were these reasons you narrowed your low grades down to? Online. Probably the biggest things was repetition - it's so important. 1.6k. Guest Blog, Success Stories Before I started medical school, I thought there was a “recipe” for success among pre-medicine applicants: get good grades, do well on the MCAT, and have a well-rounded application with supportive letters of recommendation. If the matriculate average is a 3.7 that means for every 4.0 kid there’s a 3.4 kid as well That is mainly because a 3.4 is not a terrible GPA and 519 is in the 99th percentile and only 0.4% of test takers achieve that score. A high MCAT score will make up for my low GPA, or vice versa. I worked on my sc/se after college and now I have a whole lot of faith in me & I think it shows in my SMP grade/MCAT. If you haven’t done shit and have a bad GPA, ya you’re likely screwed, but get off yo ass and find some good opportunities instead of complain about your low GPA. my performance during my SMP year is what shows that i've grown and can handle the curriculum. I will say that just because even if you do well in a SMP it really doesn't guarantee you anything. This week, we have a similar story. Luckily for me, I was majoring in engineering at the time and I made a big turn around. Make sure that you're making the right decision for yourself and not just jump into it because you're following some sort of formula. Our poster this week is in need of help and advice for applying to medical school. Can you share, as far as you know, how many of your classmates performed well in the SMP and in total how many have had success? Low self confidence/low self esteem entering college & not doing well initially in classes because I hated myself and wasn't happy with my the college. As usual on the OldPreMeds Podcast, our question is taken from the Nontrad Premed Forum. I prepared and knew what I was getting myself into. Special Masters Program, it's in the sidebar. Fact: This myth is true at a certain level but only in extreme cases. Hear dozens of stories from student about their success using MedSchoolCoach for tutoring and advising: "Excellent coaching, tips, and overall very helpful!" New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 4-ish? I'm not going to share which one, sorry! :). June 5, 2019 2020medvision reacted to a post in a topic: Success Stories- Non Trad Style! 2020medvision reacted to a post in a topic: Success stories please :( need some positivity in my life: anyone have low first 2 years GPA and high last two years? Just wondering if anyone out there was able to get into med school based mainly on a strong upward trend. It was an absolute requirement to retake any course with a grade of a D or lower, and I will admit that I did have a few retakes in there. For example, a student who has a 3.4 GPA (which would be considered a low GPA by premed standards) but a 519 MCAT has a decent chance of … Low GPA success story. But it’s usually higher, depending on the year. Reddit's home for wholesome discussion related to pre-medical studies. I'm currently on the waiting list for my state school, it's unranked but people have hinted that I have a pretty decent chance of getting off the list. Honestly, if you have a low GPA, kill the MCAT and have a cohesive story to your app. And my research lab is working with a large grant this semester from the school I'm applying to, and my name is well placed on a lot of our work. One of those ED's was the level 1 trauma center of my first choice school. I managed to come out with a 33 (V12/P11/B10). Took some time to really work on myself. Also not really knowing how to study. Most of my secondaries went in by mid September. I honestly didnt know anything about anything. For example, a student who has a 3.4 GPA (which would be considered a low GPA by premed standards) but a 519 MCAT has a decent chance of getting into an allopathic medical school. I thought I did, but I didn't really. I know that I'm not the only one struggling with a low gpa. Congrats yo. The DO schools are new and I've heard not so great things about their clinical rotations. I was dumb and I didn't apply right away. I was smart and chose my schools carefully. You have to be comfortable knowing that you may spend a lot of money and stress doing this program and do poorly (or do well) and still not get in anywhere right away. Graduate GPA is 3.6. I still couldn't break the pre-med algorithm. r/premed. <3 what this process does to us is absolute hell, lol. I majored in biochemistry at a large university. Cookies help us deliver our Services. 22 votes, 84 comments. I got Bs. I've had one interview so far (not my SMP school) - and guess what, that's the one that accepted me. As were hard to come by. Oh great, a low GPA thread! I improved a little, but it was far from where I wanted if I expected to get into medical school. I know a person at my Top 10 med school who had a lower GPA and MCAT but got in because they had done a PhD in BME at that institution. But I knew I had a lot of odds against me & I knew that after my SMP year I could get a better score. 167k members in the premed community. Not the best stats am I right??? My cGPA during the … I went to University later because of a lot of life factors. My GPA is like a 3.3; I have been feeling very very low. Realistic. My preferred state MD school has a strong rural program but I'm not rural. Going into my third year I feel like I am really REALLY late on life. I did decently well. With a whole year of grueling academics under my belt, I decided to retake my MCAT to help increase my odds. To give some hope to people like me in this situation, could you guys who got accepted with lower stats share what you got in with and some tips that may soothe our depression? This is the inspiration I need to retake my MCAT. He graduated in 2002 with a very low GPA (2.01) and has taken classes since then for a postbac GPA of 2.7 and science GPA at 3.3. I have another interview coming up at a school I never would have expected to give me a second look, and I'm still waiting to hear back from >10 schools so who knows, maybe I'll get another II. I was then wait listed at both of them. i wouldn't have gotten a 518-520 score without what i learned that year. It was a bad cycle I couldn't get out of. There's almost no advice here, just "keep trying." To give some hope to people like me in this situation, could you guys who got accepted with lower stats share what you got in with and some tips that may soothe our depression? Thanks!! PM me if you have any questions! which started out really low. I got in. That's dope though, definitely would not have passed my EMT courses at 16, One question! If you’re an in province applicant, sometimes a “low” AGPA paired with a good MCAT and CASper can get you accepted. Sorry to make another thread on this issue. I worked full time all through undergrad as a medic in an emergency department, and I blame my grades on constantly working night shifts. (888) 381-9509 info@medschoolcoach.com I always sought out the toughest professors. It doesn't erase your past/undergrad history. My personal statement had to be crafted to explain my earlier failures without whining while driving home that my recent switch in careers made sense. I feel that many people consider SMPs as an option and simply expect to make the grades and mcat score to get in, but don't understand how difficult that can actually be. It was a hard road and there were many times I never thought I'd get to this point. Reddit's home for wholesome discussion related to pre-medical studies. Wow I have a very similar story, I am currently not doing too well but your post gives me hope! And Cs. Low grades reinforced my low self confidence/low self esteem. Maybe I can find some people who were successful with GPAs somewhere around my 2.59... *There are at least four posts in that thread with people who got in with stats around a 3.00. Undergrad was hell for me, lol. I know I leaned on a lot of posts like this on SDN/reddit when I was struggling and thinking that I had fucked up all my chances of getting into a US MD school so I hope this post gives even one person a little bit of hope that they really needed to see. I will say that once you're above a certain threshold (depends on the school), it doesn't really matter how well you do in terms of like 3.8 vs 3.9. 3rd time reapplicant, ORM, CA resident, 3.1 undergrad GPA (upward trend with a 2.6 junior GPA), 4.0 masters GPA, 523 MCAT. Do well on the MCAT, consider a post-bacc program, and have a ton of (real) clinical experience. I thought NREMT required at least 18 y/o for registry? Had all the basic suggestions checkmarked though and a good leadership EC that was a major rock for me in my Why Medicine & something I'd talk about in essays/interviews, but it was more what I learned from it than the EC itself (which isn't that extraordinary). By third year, my cumulative GPA was ~3.0 (by graduation, it hovered around a 3.2). Never learned those skills until studying for my first take of the MCAT. Overall, his GPA is around 2.4. The first time I applied, I applied to 12 schools and didn’t get an interview invite from any of them. Check out the thread in SDN about low GPA success stories. Low-GPA success stories: Anyone get into med school with a subpar GPA? I also put 4 years of research experience, many major conference presentations, and a publication on my resume. The average is ridiculously high, but I know that there are some success stories. Still in my undergrad years, but stressing out. I really wouldn't recommend most people to retake my initial MCAT score because it was objectively a decent score. share. Second MCAT attempt got me a 33 with 11's across the board. Great story. Pain. I did. I had to hurry up and study for the MCAT, I had about 4 weeks to prepare for a test I never intended to take. Press J to jump to the feed. Regardless of your grade point average, the best thing you can do when it comes to applying to medical school is never give up. Congrats!!! Yes. It can also burn you out. Maybe I won't. 1.6k. 3.3s/3.5c gpa, accepted MD/PhD. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 261 Nneka is a 1st-year med student who didn't think she had a chance. I'd also personally say don't go right after undergrad tbh. Do you think the SMP changed the game for you? i could not have said the same thing before my program. 14 comments. Low GPA, High MCAT Success Stories. The story behind Darby’s gap years before medical school: Initially not knowing what to do Thanks for sharing! Now accepted to a US MD school. Today, we talk about what she did to succeed. I've been an EMT since I was 16, paramedic since 19 with 4 years of experience working in emergency departments. any low gpa success stories? I had mini panic attacks reading these two years ago and seeing GPA's like 3. It was stressful as fuck and I spent many nights crying, but I never regretted my decision because I truly loved what I was learning. From what I've heard (anecdotal) it's easier to make up for a low-ish GPA with a high MCAT than the other way around. I was able to get 4 strong rec letters, two of which from people closely associated with my state school. Click To Tweet [Related post: The Ultimate Guide to Volunteering for Premeds.] Created Mar 20, 2010. After a low GPA of 2.7 in undergrad, poor MCAT scores, and a failed application, Nneka is now studying at an allopathic medical school in New York. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. If you're bringing a low GPA to the table, you better have a lot of other stuff to make up for it to show them that you're serious and can handle the workload. I also focused hard to shadowing and volunteering, since I only had maybe 3 months to get as much clinical time as I could before the apps were due. r/premed. Networking and knowing someone's work ethic can be huge. Here's why. One important factor to remember is that just because your average GPA and MCAT is right on target for a given medical school, that does not mean you will get in, or even be competitive. There were a couple of reasons that I narrowed it down to (will share if anyone wants to know), and I worked my ass off to fix those problems. Even after seeking help, changing my study habits, committing to hardcore library hours.. I always thought I'd share my story if I got an acceptance to medical school, and now here the fuck I am! good luck!!!!!! I've been taking more classes this year to meet matriculation requirements and to improve my knowledge in general about the medical field. This is honestly really inspiring for me at this junction. I got my acceptance letter for my top choice school yesterday! Get some life experience because it'll help put your academics in perspective and if are doing a SMP it's probably because you had some issues affecting your undergrad performance that you need to work on. Press J to jump to the feed. (not PMing because I think others might want to know as well), I ask because I'm 20, in my second year, and freaking out because of bad gpa (2.76 but I am pulling it up VERY quickly). Caribbean medical school success stories reddit Caribbean medical school success stories reddit Low or no impressions are an indicator that your ad has no reach and that you cannot expect any click-throughs/ conversions. 498. the MCAT average for all the schools i interviewed at was several points higher than than my original score. To anyone considering a SMP, I'd say know what you're getting yourself into. The next would be figuring out how to study for a test and not just blindly trying to understand material without focusing it towards something. help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. Do your research and know yourself. Realistically is there any hope? share. i know what i'm getting myself into and i know i can handle it. Even with my master's GPA. I applied this year for the first time. 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