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Monday, December 14, 2009

What Is The BCPM GPA?

For those of you applying to medical school in the future, you should be aware that your grade point average (GPA), will be broken down into 3 categories on your medical school application:

1) Total: This is your average GPA for all of your courses.

2) BCPM: This is your average GPA for all courses that are considered biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

Sometimes it is not obvious which courses are considered BCPM. If you are unsure, you should refer to the American Medical College Application Service Instructions (specifically, pages 43 - 48).

3) AO (all other): This category includes all courses that are not considered BCPM.

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