It will be difficult, but not impossible, to get into medical school with a 2.9 GPA.
Whether we like it or not, grades are an important part of college. Depending on your career path and if you are going to graduate school, your college GPA could play a role in what opportunities you receive. However, do not forget that grades are not everything.
The following post is from one of our authors, Alexa Smith. She scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and compiled a 4.0 while in college as bio major. Here’s Alexa.
Along with your GPA, the MCAT is the most crucial factor in getting into medical school. It is not something you can “wing it.” It takes a lot of work and preparation. This article is written by Alexa Smith, who score in the 99th percentile on the MCAT. In the article, she provides the groundwork […]
You’re ready to take the MCAT but need some help figuring out the best method of studying. This article is about the insight into all of the different courses Kaplan has created for MCAT prep. This is my personal experience with all of them. I took Kaplan’s MCAT prep course, and it helped me improve […]
It’s no secret that U.S. medical schools are extremely competitive to get into. In fact, it gets harder every year. For this reason, premedical students might consider other options, such as Caribbean medical schools. These schools seem to guarantee a route for people who want to pursue their dream of becoming a doctor.
Medical school is an investment for your future, yes, but you actually need to invest a bit just to get into medical school. When I applied to medical school, I remember accruing more and more costs as I went through the process. All I remember was taking out my credit card for “a little more each […]
First of all, it’s amazing that you are choosing to pursue medicine as your calling! Applying to medical school is just the beginning of your odyssey. Unfortunately, there’s just one downside. You will be competing with over 70,000 students who have stellar academic backgrounds as you do. So there’s pressure to stand out.
Applying to medical school itself is hard enough, and just when you were about to pay for the MCAT, you realize–it costs $320 to take one test?
Here is a compiled list of the secondary/supplemental application fees for all the medical schools in the United States. There are a few schools in other locations that are also here for your convenience. The data is from the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) Advisor Report and/or the school’s website. This includes both allopathic and […]