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Am I done for? How can I improve?

Asked 1 year ago by Guest (120 points)

Hi everyone! I just finished my first semester of college as a pre-medical student. I went through so many family problems this semester that it was difficult for me to focus entirely on classes. There were deaths in the family and my mom needed caring for due to health issues, so I would have to frequently go back home. My grades suffered and I ended up getting a 3.25 GPA (B- in gen chem 1, B in Calculus 1, B+ in writing, A in Spanish III). I know that none of this is an excuse for bad grades because Med school will be a hundred times harder, but I want to know if it’s time to rule out med school for the future. As I said, this was my first semester of college, so I don’t know if a lot of this had to do with having bad study habits as well.

Also, how can I improve my studying habits and be better at subjects that I know for a fact I could’ve performed so much better in?

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Answered 1 year ago by tantacles (24580 points)

A 3.25 GPA is not a bad GPA and leaves a lot of room for improvement. If you are able to improve your GPA and do well on the MCAT, your performance this semester should not hold you back.

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