1. DoctoOcto

    WAMC Reinventor: 3.98 Postbacc GPA, 3.19 cGPA/3.3 sGPA, 518 MCAT

    I've been browsing the WAMC section for a few years, and I guess the time finally came to make my own. I graduated from a UC in 2018 with a < 3.0 GPA (something like a 2.6 or something) in a math degree. I took a lot of credits for P/NP, and ended up NPing quite a few credits as well. I am a CA...
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    CO school for reinvention postbacc

    Need some help deciding on a school to postbac at. I'm in the serious reinvention category with a 2.86 undergrad gpa with a few Ds and Cs in my med school prereqs, so I am looking to retake those classes and then add on a bunch of upper level science classes to bump up my stats and show a strong...
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    How is DIY postbac GPA calculated/entered on applications?

    I figure if you were to do a SMP or some sort of "official" program, there would be a separate GPA and possibly a place to enter that GPA on applications (I could be wrong). But if I am just taking classes, would my "postbac" GPA be combined with my undergrad GPA for a cumulative, or would there...
  4. DoctoOcto

    Should I bother taking any CC class to bump up my cGPA from 3.18 to 3.2 (reinventor)?

    I've recently completed a postbacc with ~60 units at a ~3.98. I've done some calculations, and taking a 3-unit class at a CC can bring my cGPA up from a 3.18 to 3.2. My sGPA is at 3.3 after UG + PB. The actual 0.02 GPA difference is obviously trivial, but would the optics of 3.2 vs. 3.1x (if...
  5. P

    Need some advice, reinvention (worst reinventor ever?)

    Hey folks I need some advice from people who know better regarding my reinvention plans. Some initial data points: graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering 2 years ago; original cGPA was 2.8 and sGPA was around a 2.3 (only like 5 "science" classes in there).Transcript is a mess, like 10+...
  6. DoctoOcto

    Have I reinvented enough? Or should I take more UD classes? AMCAS GPA Grid Included

    I'm finishing up my reinvention DIY postbacc this summer, and getting ready to apply in 2022. My undergrad record is atrocious, but it looks like I'll be finishing up my postbacc with ~3.98 at 67 units (one A- in Physics III). Here's my AMCAS GPA grid: As you can see, my undergrad record is...
  7. AsILayFaulkner_8

    Looking to pursue an SMP for reinvention and found one for FREE (ish) at a medical school?

    Hello all! Looking for advice in pursuing an SMP for reinvention. I found a program that is practically free, offered at a pretty good medical school, and seems pretty interesting. It is an MS in Pathology and says it offers courses with the same rigour as medical school in the program...
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  9. Quintomedic

    Looking for guidance. Do I need more credits?

    Hello all, just looking for some guidance if I've reached the point for reinvention and need to look at an SMP. I've used Goro's reinvention guide, but would like some advice on my specific stats. Thanks in advanced. I have a BS in marketing. I have designated my last 40 credit hours as a post...
  10. AsILayFaulkner_8

    Looking to reinvent, but not sure where to start? I have taken nearly every science class in the book.

    Hello! I'm hoping my situation isn't super unheard of because I'm really needing some insight. I am a MD/DO hopeful looking to reinvent with a DIY postbacc. However, I have a million undergrad credits and have taken Zoology, Ecology, both sections of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Histology...
  11. DoctoOcto

    Getting worried that my reinvention postbacc is 60%+ remote learning

    I've so far completed 42 units of my reinvention postbacc that I started in Fall 2019, and maintained a 4.0. I still have ~30 units to go (still have prereqs left). Thing is, only ~25 units have been in-person, and the rest will most likely be through remote learning. I've read that grades...
  12. C

    Current PhD student looking for advice - confused on what the best path forward is

    Hi everyone! I'm feeling a bit lost on where to go from here and SDN seems like the best place to get some advice. After scouring through the threads I realized that I do have a few different paths forward, but am very confused as to how I should go about this About Me: I am currently a 3rd...
  13. I

    3.95 Postbacc GPA (60 units) - take a "BS science class" to hit 3.2 cGPA and 3.3 sGPA?

    I'm very certain I am being very neurotic and unreasonable right now... but here it goes. I finished my DIY postbacc program (66 units) with a 3.95 cGPA and sGPA this summer. I have taken all the prerequisite classes and 5 upper division classes on a quarter system. I have no retakes. This...
  14. that_sad_fish

    Couple Qs Concerning DIY Post bacc (Reinvention)

    As I'm getting closer to finishing my undergraduate degree, I want to try to narrow down my plans/choices for how to go about a DIY Post bacc. Since I was pre-med during undergraduate, I've completed most possible BCPM pre-reqs, with the exception of Physics, so I'm focusing more on...
  15. jstkeepswimming

    Guidance on next steps

    Hello all, So I posted a while back asking for advice on what I can do to help my situation and get into medical school. I'm here asking for more opinions. Here's a quick refresher: - currently working on reinventing my resume for medical school and am looking for advice on where to go from...
  16. Big Tall Doctor

    Help Putting together a school list

    Dear fellows and ADCOMS of SDN, I humbly request some guidance as to which schools might look upon my application with favor in the coming 2020-2021 cycle. As my previous posts and this category might indicate, I am a non trad who underwent @Goro plan for reinvention within the last year and...
  17. jstkeepswimming

    Reinvention Journey - looking for feedback!

    Hello all, So I'm currently working on reinventing my resume for medical school and am looking for advice on where to go from here. I have an idea of what I want to do but feedback is always appreciated and welcome. Due to my unfortunately bad grades in community college (and early undergrad at...
  18. DoctoOcto

    Thoughts on Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbio at a CC?

    I'm looking to add some units to my science workload over the next year or so, and I'm currently enrolled in General Human Anatomy at a CC. Outside of obvious padder science classes like Intro. to Astronomy and Biotechnology, the only "rigorous-enough" science classes are Anato/Physio and...
  19. DoctoOcto

    First Semester in Post Bacc - OK if not full-time?

    I've recently started a career change/transcript repair post-bacc, and I'm only enrolled in 3 classes currently: Anatomy (4), Gen Bio 1 (5), and Gen Psych (3), for a total of 10 units. The bio class is at UCLA, and since it's a quarter system, it's reduced to like 3.3 units. I'd like to start...
  20. N

    MD & DO Any help/advice appreciated. cGPA 3.16, sGPA 3.3, and 516 MCAT. Pretty big upward trend.

    Hi, Caucasian male, jumped around a lot from program to program in undergrad, and extenuating circumstances with family health made my GPA start out really low. GPA Freshman : 1.54 67 credit hours was still a freshman. Sophomore : 2.66 Junior : 2.95 Senior : 3.16 cGPA: 3.16 sGPA: 3.3 Upward...
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    Does a high MCAT score "counteract" CC classes?

    So, I've been doing extensive research on the medical admissions process and reading a lot of posts on SDN. I definitely got 2 things: 1) For those who graduated with a low GPA in college and want to career change, you need go through a "reinvention", and 2) You should avoid prerequisites...
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    How to interpret reinvented GPAs (if at all) with MSAR?

    For students who underwent a long but successful post-bacc (80+ units), and recovered from a sub 3.0 GPA, how should one interpret their performance using the MSAR? For example, I'm looking at a 3.3x cGPA and 3.4x sGPA depending on how the next year plays out for me. I had a 2.5, but bounced...
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    Non-Trad Reinventor, Low uGPA/4.0 Post-Bacc - Do I Need an SMP, or Can I Apply 2019-2020?

    Hi, I am a longtime lurker on SDN, and finally created an account to post in WAMC as I finish up my DIY post-bacc. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in pure mathematics and a very low c/sGPA, both around 2.5-2.6. I took about 120 units, but about 30% was done Pass/Fail, which also...
  26. E

    Have started reinvention - would appreciate some guidance

    Hello everyone, I'm a recent graduate with a 2.6 GPA from a UC (Cali resident) and have a STEM degree. I've taken many math/CS classes, but 0 bio/chem/physics and VERY few humanities during my undergrad. I've taken Gen Chem 1, 2 + Orgo 1, 2 so far at UCLA Extension (Chem XL 14A/B/C/D + the 2...
  27. Iwtpeditw

    Is there hope? Partner needing any and all advice.

    Hello, I am seeking any and all help for my partner who is currently applying to a four year college to start Pre-Med. I have posted a thread once before (you guys are awesome and helpful) but sadly this new information has come to light. I have been updated on the situation and I have found out...
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    MD & DO Senior - bad GPA sGPA 3.26, MCAT (514)

    Not sure what to do after I graduate in 2019, I'm definitely taking a gap year but I'm not sure whether to do a SMP/post-bacc or just work. Cumulative GPA 3.35 AMCAS sGPA 3.26 AACOMAS sGPA 3.26 MCAT: 514 (127/131/128/128) TX resident Asian female, first generation college student Large TX...
  29. ppushpak

    MD 3.01 uGPA, 4.0 pbGPA 511 MCAT

    3.01 uGPA, 4.0 post-bacc GPA. Will update with BCPM when AMCAS verifies me 511 (127/126/128/130) Virginia Asian (Indian) University of Virginia 300 hours as a Volunteer Athletic Trainer for UVA Athletic Department, currently have 100 hours volunteering at a free clinic, currently have 150 hours...
  30. stardocscream

    Re-Applying in 2020 - Need help planning

  31. prairiemusic

    Is a Post Bac inevitable?

    Hello friends! I've been lurking for a few months now and decided to come out of the shadows and ask for help. This isn't exactly a WAMC but it might fall under that category? Mods please feel free to move me. I'm a female URM about to be a senior for the second time, as I got a bad case of...
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    Graduating senior; where do I go from here?

    Good afternoon SDN! I am graduating this Spring semester and had a pretty clear cut plan for how I would be spending my gap year in order to make sure I was completely ready for medical school and the best applicant I could be. However, the AACOMAS policy change on grade replacement has forced...
  33. E

    MD & DO What are my chances for DO school after reinvention?

    Hello, I hope all is well and greatly appreciate your time and feedback for my situation. I'm writing in regards of my pre-medical experience, and was wondering if I could get your input on the chance I may have for MD or DO schools. I'm a 22 year old Hispanic female, and have lived all my...
  34. femmegoblue

    Do DO schools *really* reward reinvention?

    Hey all, I am currently in an SMP-like program at Wayne State Med School. Wayne, and all the in-state med schools, seem to regard this program favorably. However, I plan on applying DO in the 2016 cycle, and I was wondering if DO schools truly do reward reinvention. I graduated from Michigan...
  35. Major

    Below 3.0 gpa Support Group/Thread

    I know there are more than several of us out there lurking on the forum that have below a 3.0 gpa. I thought it would be good idea for us to have our own support group/thread to support each other on our journey to repairing our low gpa's and gaining admission to med school. Many threads...