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09/07/2019

What does your grade averages in high school have to be to become a doctor, or @ least to qo to medical school?

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What does your grade averages in high school have to be to become a doctor, or @ least to qo to medical school?
What does your grade averages in high school have to be to become a doctor, or @ least to qo to medical school to become a doctor of some type. In my case, I want to become a Gastroentrologist. Sooo in order for me to qet into a colleqe (medical wise) what does my grades have to be on my report card in hiqh school ? I’m not the smartest, but this is my dream. I’m in 10th qrade & my GPA is 75. Is it too late to work harder this year until my senior year ? What do you think my qrade should be by the time I qraduate to qet into a colleqe for my doctors deqree. Please & thank yoooou !

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Umm, I’m not sure you’re going to be able to get yourself out of a grave that deep. My older sister is attending medical school, and she graduate with a 4.89, all AP and honors classes during her four years. I’m following in her footsteps, but I’m headed for business school instead. I’m hoping that you typed in your GPA incorrectly and that isn’t a .75, which I didn’t even know you could get. If that is your GPA, I’d set my sights on dentist, because that means you have failed every class you have had since freshman year except, like, one. If you can’t put any effort into high school (which is three thousand times easier than college, ten thousand times easier than medical school), there is absolutely no way you would SURVIVE one moment of med school. My sister (4.89) is struggling. It doesn’t have to do with your intelligence level at all, it has to do with your effort. Unless you can do a 370 degree turn around, you are, basically, screwed.
If you were to take AP courses for the remainder of you high school career and earn an A in all of them, the best you can hope for is a 2.62 (this is if your GPA is a 0.75, which I desperately hoped was typed in wrong), which is barley enough to get into a regular university, and far below what better universities demand. You may get into nursing school.
This isn’t to say that you should completely give up, I’m just trying to help you realize the damage you’ve done to your future so far. You do have a chance at getting into medical school if you can completely change everything about you work ethic. You need to graduate high school with a 2.5 minimum to get into college and that legitimately means you need A’s in every class from this point to graduation. I’d take some easy morning classes (like zero periods, classes that happen before school, but you still get a letter grade) to help you pick up your GPA. I’d also recommend getting involved with organization that revolve around health careers (HOSA which stands for Health Occupation Students of America) and taking classes that relate to a career in medicine (my sister took anatomy, health occupations I and II, and sports medicine I and II). All of these will give you a chance at getting in college, and then into medical school. When in college, you’re going to have to keep up your grades for your four years while majoring in pre-med so you can get into a decent graduate school. From there on, you have a chance at your dream.
To achieve all of this, you are going to have to make tons of sacrifices. I’d suggest stopping what ever crap you do in your free time (with that low of GPA, I suspect pot and drinking are hobbies of yours) and cut yourself off from any bad influences. You will also have to dedicate hours a night to studying (my sister spent about 3 to 4 hours a night studying), and probably attend some summer school for credit recovery. You will also have to start preparing for your SAT and ACT tests, things that colleges take into consideration when evaluating potential students. Once again, that will take hours upon hours of studying.
If you want to reach your dream, you are going to have to work your *** off to get there. As I said, you have dug one hell of a deep grave for yourself, but there is still a chance to reach the surface if you work hard enough and learn how to climb. You will HAVE to change every thing about yourself if you really want to get this, if you truly want to make something out of yourself and become a doctor. I wish you luck and if you need any other advice, anything at all really (tutoring, essay editing, anything), please contact me at:
Rebecca.Matley@yahoo.com
I wish you luck with reaching your goal and hope you take my advice into consideration.