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How To Get Into Medical School With A Low GPA – Instant Download E-Book

Getting into medical school with a low GPA happens more often than you think. As a medical school admissions consultant, I see it happen often.

While getting into medical school with a low GPA is certainly possible, it does not happen by chance. It only happens when admissions committees sees something in the applicant that causes them to discount the significance of the poor grades. For this applicant, the GPA is not viewed as a disqualifying factor, but rather, an aberration in an otherwise obviously capable applicant’s profile.

Of course, getting into medical school with a low GPA is not easy. In fact, it’s incredibly difficult. Everybody knows how hard it is to get into medical school. Every year, nearly 60% of medical school applicants are rejected. And these are well-qualified applicants. We’re talking 3.9 GPA’s and 38 MCAT scores that are rejected all the time! So with such fierce competition for relatively few seats, why would an admissions committee admit someone with a 3.2 GPA? Not an easy question to answer.

The fact is, if you’re one of those pre-meds who has a low GPA because you experienced a difficult life situation such as sickness or a disadvantaged background, or because you have a learning disability, or maybe it’s just because you lacked focus freshman year, you no longer have any margin of error if you want to get into to medical school. First, you must commit yourself wholeheartedly to the process. Then, you need to know what you’re truly up against and formulate a plan that will give you a fighting chance of getting accepted.

In How To Get Into Medical School With A Low GPA, I take you through the process I’ve been using to help my clients get accepted year after year. It’s a strategy I’ve honed first as a Harvard pre-medical tutor and now as CEO of MDadmit, a medical school admissions consulting company. While there is no silver bullet in medical school admissions, I will say that my system certainly defies conventional wisdom as you can see from a few of my clients’ stats here:

3.0 undergraduate GPA attending University of California Irvine Medical School
3.1 undergraduate GPA attending Stonybrook Medical School
3.1 undergraduate GPA attending University of California Davis Medical School
3.2 undergraduate GPA attending Tufts Medical School
3.2 undergraduate GPA attending Case Western Reserve Medical School
3.3 undergraduate GPA attending University of Maryland Medical School

In How To Get Into Medical School With A Low GPA, I explain how the medical school admissions process is an inexact science aimed to select for those applicants who are most likely to succeed in medical school. Though the admissions committees do a very good job of choosing pre-meds who excel in medical school, the selection process is certainly not perfect. Just as there are medical school students who drop out, there are also those applicants who were not accepted but would have made excellent physicians. The medical school admissions process is a system like any system – if you understand how it works, you can influence the outcome.

Over the last decade, I have dedicated myself to learning this system inside and out. I went through the process myself and gained acceptance to Harvard Medical School and then went on to Stanford for my residency. While at Harvard, I worked as a pre-medical tutor helping undergrads gain admission to medical school. In 2006, I launched MDadmit, a medical school admissions consulting company, and have been helping pre-meds get into medical school ever since. In 2010, I authored, The Medical School Admissions Guide, A Harvard MD’s Week-By-Week Admission’s Handbook and recently published the 2nd edition. I have also been featured as an admissions expert in CNN.com, US News and World Report, and Premed Life Magazine. After years of study, I have figured out the medical school admissions system.

If you want to get into medical school, but you feel your grades may be an obstacle, How To Get Into Medical With A Low GPA will provide you with knowledge and tools to help you understand the admissions process and allow you to influence the outcome in your favor.

How To Get Into Medical School With A Low GPA will show you how you can:

  • Get into the mind of the admissions committees and see how the GPA is really used in medical school admissions
  • Use the framework I employ with my “low GPA” clients to formulate what you need to do to get accepted to medical school
  • Develop a plan of action based on your own personal circumstances using my categorization framework
  • Strategize about how you can get accepted to medical school by reading 13 low GPA success stories of how pre-meds got into medical school despite their low GPAs
  • Forget about the mythical “GPA cut-off” and plan your application strategy based on statistical data broken out by six different dimensions on easy to read graphs
  • Learn how you can subtly, yet effectively address a low GPA in your personal statement by reading the personal statements of three pre-meds who were accepted to medical school despite low GPAs
  • Avoid making things worse by addressing a low GPA inappropriately
  • Enhance your prospects of admission by undertaking any of the activities listed on my GPA Mitigation Activities List
  • Make an informed decision about whether it’s worth the investment required to gain admission based on your own personal situation
  • Be ready for the actual application with my medical admissions process overview in which I describe each of the application sections including the AMCAS application, secondary essays, and interviews

How To Get Into Medical School With A Low GPA eBook is not a magic bullet.

But it is an indispensable resource for any pre-med who may have under-performed in college because it sheds light on the true meaning of academic performance in the medical school admissions process and lays out the actual, real-life strategies I’ve used to help my “low GPA” clients get into medical school time and again.

To be clear, overcoming a low GPA will not be easy. It will require hard work and commitment.

But, if you’re ready to take control of your future, and if you’re ready do what it takes to prove to the admissions committees you deserve a place in medical school,  How To Get Into Medical School With A Low GPA will help you chart a course to becoming a pre-med who got accepted in spite of a low undergraduate GPA.

Take it from a medical school admissions expert, You don’t have to let a low GPA keep you out of medical school.

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