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getting 2 undergraduate degrees

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Nov 26, 2016
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getting 2 undergraduate degrees

Hi,

GRaduated in 2015 with a undergrad in Biochemistry. I had poor grades in first/2nd yr since i had failed a course in first year since I didnt take it seriously. Then in 3rd year and 4th year I got really good grades. I dont like my transcript. I have a 79% cGPA but thats not good enough for med school or dentistry. Can I get another undergrad and apply to med school or dentistry? I know its incredibly risky but I feel I would be alot more mature and I would do well. Currently working full time atm, so I would be leaving a full time salary to do it.
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Jr. Member
May 15, 2015
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North York, ON
You'll need to look into the weight criteria of each medical schools. Some give more weight to more recent years, etc.
Deal Addict
Dec 6, 2006
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Likely yes, but really have to check the entrance/application criteria of the med schools.

But wouldn't doing grad school in a bio-science related field a slightly better alternative than re-doing another undergrad degree? Doing another science undergrad will be a waste of time (especially, touch wood, if you end up not being able to get into med), doing an engineering degree will not help you too much in terms of knowledge if you're determine to go into med school.
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Dec 7, 2009
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cGPA isn't weighted as much as your last 2yrs of undergrad. The first 2 years are designed to weed people out so nobody really gets a stellar GPA.
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Nov 12, 2011
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You don't need to do a new undergrad because your old courses will still count towards our cGPA... (Correct me if I'm wrong). Just retake the classes you did poorly in to boost your cGPA. But as others have said, lots of places only look at your last two years.

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