I really dont know whether this site could help me out.But I am posting my question anyways if someone could help me please do so.I am interested in getting into med school and am currently working on my BSc.I have earned more than 5-6 Fs and D’s in the past and my current GPA is less than 2.0.When I got transferred from a community college I initially had a GPA of 3.5.I am thinking about changing my university but am still not sure whether I could do anything to get into med school after my degree.I am not thinking about doing a post bacc/masters as it is time consuming and also cost more.Please give me some info reg this aspect if you could.
(So, uh… 7 months later, I finally got around to replying to this Cranquis Mail question. That’s just shameful, and I apologize. If it’s any consolation, there’s 3 or 4 other old questions still moldering in my inbox.)
Ok then, Linda, now that I am finally replying to you, let’s not waste this moment on candy-coated motivational speeches: you and I both realize that a GPA of 2.0 or less is going to hardly merit a glance in the competitive world of US medical school applications. When it comes to salvaging a nose-diving GPA, there’s not much more I can say besides what I’ve told quite a few people in reply to the ever-present worried questions about GPAs and med school applications.
I don’t know the circumstances of your GPA’s demise, but let me ask you a question that any medical school Dean of Admissions would certainly ask you: “If you were accepted to my medical school, Linda, what has changed in your scholastic abilities since college which will prevent you from failing the exponentially-harder classes in med school?”
Also, you mentioned concerns about the extra costs (financial and time) of doing a post-bacc degree to improve your med-school application — so let me toss those factors right back at you: in the US, medical school is one of the longest and costliest routes you can take to a career. So, if the thought of 1 or 2 years of post-bacc work turns you off, perhaps your “interest” in medicine needs to be channeled towards a less scholastically-demanding/time-consuming/financially-draining pursuit than medical school. There are so many other healthcare fields within which you may still be able to build a career (eventually — hard work still remains for you to repair your GPA and/or your scholastic skills): perhaps you should broaden your interests a bit (both within medicine, and in other fields too?), simultaneously opening up more options for your future while lightening the stress of constantly worrying about the fact that your GPA is not med-school caliber at this time. For at this point, something has to give: either you pump up that GPA (and sharpen your scholastic skillset) no matter what it takes, or you pick out a different career goal.
Whatever you decide, I do hope you remember one VERY IMPORTANT THING: Your GPA is not a direct indicator of your value as a human being. So take some time to examine yourself, determine your skills and your goals, and then plot a course accordingly.