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UVA for premeds

ThispakistanigirThispakistanigir Registered User Posts: 1,033 Senior Member
edited April 2010 in University of Virginia
So I'm a junior, just starting to solidify my college intentions. UVA is definitely my #1 choice but I would be lying if I said I wasn't scared of the level of intelligence expected there. Is it insanely hard for a premed?

If I worked nonstop would I be able to pull a 3.7 or higher?

What GPA do med schools see as commendable from a UVA grad?

Would going to tech and getting a better gpa be less impressive than a lower gpa at uva?

Assuming I get in, should I take all the intro courses as a gpa buffer or take the ap credit?

Is it hard to get leadership positins?

Is it competitive to shadow a doctor?

Is it hard to get on a good research team?

Is it hard to get into the neuroscience program (or should I just stick with a biology major?)
Thanks so much guys!!
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