peace corps

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    Low GPA, Peace Corps Volunteer, Post-bacc Advice?

    Hey guys, still kinda new to this so please bear with me. I graduated in 2015 with a b.s. in public health from an accredited Southern California university. College, for me, was a gigantic party and looking back, I was very lucky to have graduated in the first place. I barely graduated with...
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    Peace Corps to Med School

    Hi there, Getting out of Peace Corps shortly so it's been awhile since I've finished my undergrad and I had a 3.0 in college. What programs have people done to get themselves ready to apply (i.e. post bacs, masters, etc.)? I am applying to both types of programs but was hoping if I went the...
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    Peace Corps to Med

    Hi there, Getting out of Peace Corps shortly so it's been awhile since I've finished my undergrad and I had a 3.0 in college. What programs have people done to get themselves ready to apply (i.e. post bacs, masters, etc.)? I am applying to both types of programs but was hoping if I went the...
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    Dilemma. Peace Corps & Med School

    Hi all. I have a really interesting dilemma that I was hoping I could have help with. I am currently doing a year of domestic service and have felt called to join the Peace Corps as a compliment to my AmeriCorps year. Basically, my service with AmeriCorps has not been as personally challenging...
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    Advice Needed - Post Bacc, Medical School, and Peace Corps

    I'm a non-traditional potential medical school student who really needs advice in terms of process in applying and realistic chances at various schools. Background: I graduated from a top 20 undergrad in 2012 with majors in political science, spanish, and biosciences. Throughout my time as an...
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    Peace Corps and MPH before Med

    I want to do the Peace Corps and an MPH before med school, will this help or hurt my chances? I know that's a four year (at least) gap between my undergrad coursework (and all my pre-med classes) and med school + the MCAT scores only last 3 years. However the peace corps -> MPH -> MD track is...
  7. Markvsgravity

    Experience vs GPA

    Hi y'all . I am considering applying for med school and would like some quick advice to help get me started. I'm 27 y/o graduated from a small liberal arts school in 2012 with a 3.3 GPA majored in biology with chem minor. I didn't know at all what I wanted to do in college so when I graduated...
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    Non-traditional and confused as hell

    Hello all, This is the first time I've ever posted on here so lets see how this goes. I recently graduated from a four year university (Boston University) with a major in International Relations. I started pre-med but was convinced by some friends that I wanted something easier (typical first...
  9. BioPeach88

    Tulane MS Microbiology & Immunology

    Hello, I am a non-traditional URM in undergrad as a working student. My major is biology. I am soon to graduate and have a current cGPA of 3.0. My ultimate goal is to work in global medicine for an organization like the CDC or NIH. My interests include immunology, neglected tropical diseases...
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    Help with gap year(s) plans :)

    Hi friends, I am currently an undergrad and will be graduating fall 2016 with a fairly mediocre GPA (~3.3-3.4 science, ~3.5-3.6 cumulative, with overall upward trend). Anticipating a stellar mcat score of around 518 but haven't taken it yet. I am trying to choose between two very different...
  11. scribePT

    GWU MPH - anyone know anything about

    Hey all, I'm curious about the MPH programs at George Washington U. Does anyone have experience in applying to this school? Or are you currently attending an MPH program there? Which one? And what do you like about Washington, DC? My interests lie in their MPH/Peace Corps program, and I'm...