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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Is it still possible for me to become a doctor with my bad grades?

Hello! I'm currently a high school junior, and my dream is to become a doctor. The problem is, I don't have the best grades (3.3 GPA). I know that medical school is notoriously competitive. Is it still possible for me to become a doctor, or should I start considering other career possibilities? Thanks for any tips or suggestions!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you have a dream to become a doctor. It's true that medical school and the pre-med track can be very competitive, but don't count yourself out just yet!

A 3.3 GPA isn't ideal, but you still have time to improve your grades. Start by focusing on your remaining high school years and work on boosting your GPA. You can also explore other aspects that will strengthen your medical school application, such as volunteering at a hospital or shadowing doctors.

After high school, consider attending a college where you can excel academically and possibly major in a pre-med program or related field. By the time you apply to medical school, they will be looking at your college GPA and other factors such as extracurricular activities, MCAT scores, and letters of recommendation.

Keep your hopes up and continue working toward your dream. With dedication, hard work, and perseverance, it's definitely still possible for you to become a doctor!

9 months ago

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