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Do I still have a chance?

Asked 1 year ago by Guest (120 points)

I am a sophomore undergrad student at uconn who just finished her third semester. I'm not doing so well in my science classes. First semester I took a genetics class and gen chem I for which I got an A- and a B respectively. Second semester I took gen chem II and got a B-. This semester I'm ending with a C+ for orgo I. I'm doing pretty well in all my other classes. I was talking to a paid advisor about game plans and at the beginning of this semester he said this orgo class was my make or break. Now that I've told him that I got a C+,  he is saying that I still have a chance if I really apply myself. I can't tell if he's being serious or if he is just trying to get more money out of me. If I were somehow able to get my crap together, would I still have a chance at med school or should I look into other career options?
Thanks!

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Answered 1 year ago by tantacles (24580 points)

It is absolutely possible that you could still get into medical school. However, I would say that your performance in physics (the last class in the pre-med series) will be very important. In addition, if you are able to do well in upper level science courses, this will also serve you well and show that you are able to handle medical school.

That being said, I think it is ALWAYS a good idea to have a backup plan. Think about what you would do if not medicine as even many qualified applicants are not able to gain admission to medical school.

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