Getting into medical school with my stats...

Hi everyone! I just graduated with a degree in biochemistry. My overall GPA is a 3.34 with my last semester being a 4.0. I am taking the MCAT this year but my practice exams were around 510. My gpa is low because I go to an extremely competitive school and we have trimesters. Had a really rough couple of years with a friend trying to commit suicide then a surgery and much more. So it was hard to catch up. I have good ECs! I was a VP and president of my sorority, co-president of women in... Getting into medical school with my stats...
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