Originally Posted by bobdolerson
Pretty solid MCAT score, so while some of the programs with stricter admissions will weed you out, I don't think you'll have a problem getting in somewhere.
Make sure you have a reason for why you had poor grades when you did, and what you'll do to make sure it doesn't happen again. If you have to make one up, whatever, but be prepared to answer questions about it because it /will/ come up, guaranteed.
Your overall trend still isn't great, but the MCAT will offset some of that at least in demonstrating that you can do okay in the classes, though you might have problems with them thinking you aren't motivated enough for school. I can't stress enough that you need to have good (meaning well thought out) answers for your interview, because they'll likely ask something like, "what makes you think you'll succeed here?" "What happened in this semester to change your mind?"
Gotcha, so it all comes down to the interview. I don't think I'm a very good interviewee so that's definitely something I'll need to work on. I'll be sure to expect the questions about why my grades suffered in certain quarters and I'll have solid answers prepared.
Thanks for your response.