Premeds: Just Breathe (AMA)
I'm a regular SDN reader who has in the past posted as a premed and even as a medical student during the first couple of years, and I've been following this site since 2005 when someone suggested I check it out when thinking about applying for med school. I want to provide some insight into the path I took and how things worked out for me, and maybe provide some inspiration to others. I want people to realize that yes, the road seems long, and for me at MANY points seemed completely insurmountable, but great things are possible. I came from a rather nontraditional background, and was very poor growing up/all through college.
1. 2.89 GPA first two years of college
2. Non premed major
3. 33Q MCAT
4. Applied to med school, got accepted into 8, including my top choice
5. Ended up honoring all my preclinical courses, mostly high passes in clinical years
6. 260 Step I, 267 Step II
7. Matched first choice Derm residency
Edit: I apologize, I had posted a very long diatribe here but immediately removed it because of some errors. I will correct and repost!
Last edited by TJM329; 04-07-2012 at 08:07 AM.