In 2013, students who were accepted into medical school achieved an average undergraduate GPA of 3.69. Between 2002 to 2013, the average undergraduate GPA of students who began a medical school program gradually increased from 3.61 to 3.69.
Undergraduate GPA is just one factor medical schools consider when choosing whether to grant admission to applicants, with scores on the MCAT examination also being regarded as important. Students who earned admission to a medical school achieved an average score of slightly over 31 on the test in 2013.
While achieving a high GPA and MCAT score are helpful in increasing the likelihood of admission to a medical school, other actions may also benefit potential medical students. Undertaking appropriate postbaccalaureate coursework or a master's degree program represent two ways one may improve his candidacy to medical school.