Hey guys, I kind of want your opinion on this. My friend just finished her junior yr at Rice and is ready to send out apps to med schools but she's genuinely concerned about her freshman yr. She messed up freshman year and ended with a C+ for one smester in both physics and gen chem. and 2.93 gpa. But she worked really REALLY hard and pulled that gpa to a 3.57(or somewhere around there). she got her emt basic license the summer after her frehsman yr and have a lot of clinical experience. i don't know much about her extra curriculars and research experience (i'm sure she has some) and I think she made above a 30 on her mcat and I tell her she's got a really good chance because at least she messed up her freshman yr but showed marked improvement and that should show med adcoms she can handle the work. For god sakes she made a A-/A in orgo. The reason I'm posting her situation is because I think there's a lot of people out there like her who are underrepresented on this thread either because they are not here or they're afriad to post their stats because so many people do well on this thread.
O another one of my friend who currently finished her freshman yr, made a D in calc and a C in one semester of gen chem. ok so both of their situations are not ideal but c'mon folks. Med Schools are competitive because they want to know a student can handle work. So for all you guys out there who messed up freshman yr or sophmore yr, just keep at it!