reinvention

  1. H

    Financial angst + don't know what to believe after reading MSAR 2025 -- CC vs State vs Both for DIY premed

    I may have answered my own question in the end, but I think this is an important post and would appreciate feedback: Well folks, I got into the 4-year state school I applied to for Fall 2024, but admissions classified me an OOS student. My estimated tuition costs have DOUBLED, and I cannot...
  2. jstkeepswimming

    WAMC/School List/Non-Trad Reinvention Reapplicant

    Hello, I am looking for some advice on my chances and what else I can do to improve. I am a California resident and an ORM. I am reposting as I secured a new job and am looking for more opinions. GPA: GPA/Hours (this is my BCPM gpa, my everything else included cgpa is very close to this one...
  3. jstkeepswimming

    WAMC/School List/Non-Trad Reinvention Reapplicant

    Hello, I am looking for some advice on my chances and what else I can do to improve. I am a California resident and an ORM. GPA: GPA/Hours (this is my BCPM gpa, my everything else included cgpa is very close to this one, 3.04). A little background: I was just an unfocused student and a...
  4. N

    WAMC? What to do next?

    Hi everyone. I am a recent graduate from a public university in the Southeast, I am currently doing a DIY post-bac for some GPA remediation and to build up both clinical and non-clinical hours. I would like to apply in 2024, and would really appreciate some insight and advice. -uGPA: 3.53...
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    Is this a lost cause? [Nontrad]

    Hi everyone, I graduated university ~10 years ago with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I prioritized working and other things over school and had multiple F’s and D’s. I’ve always felt passionate about medicine but always felt it was unattainable. I’ve taken the past few years to fully...
  6. T

    Advice for how to spend the next year leading up to 2024/25 cycle

    I graduated 2021 with a psyc major and bad grades. my cGPA was 2.395 year 1, 2.418 year 2, 2.591 year 3, and then 2.844 at graduation. There's slight upward trend but the higher semester GPAs I got in my last 2 years weren't enough to un-anker myself from my extremely poor performance early on...
  7. M

    What ECs are expected for non-traditional students? If my ECs are mainly prior to my postbacc, does that harm my application?

    Hello! I feel like there’s such a large range of what people are recommending as EC advice across various websites. For background: I have a degree in a medical related field (biomedical engineering), and a relatively low GPA (3.2, which counts as graduating with honors for my school as it is...
  8. V

    WAMC? Low sGPA, high SMP and post-bacc

    Hi! I am preparing for the upcoming cycle and would greatly appreciate some guidance! Thank you in advance. 1. cGPA: 3.1 and sGPA: 2.5 -- SMP: 3.8, postbacc: 4.0 *doing both at the same time so my postbacc so far is only 12 credits 2. MCAT score(s) and breakdown: haven't taken yet, testing in...
  9. C

    Low GPA; How can I better my chances? Is there still a shot?

    Hi, I'm an ORM VA resident. I currently have a very low GPA. I'd say around a 2.4 at 40 hours. Freshman year, my grandma died and it took a massive impact on me. Then, spring semester, I got cheated on and that also messed up my mental health (decided to go to therapy after this because was...
  10. T

    SMP after DIY postbac?

    - Graduated from undergrad summer 2021 with a psyc degree, cGPA was 2.84 with upward trend and sGPA between 2-2.3 depending on how you grade it. (first 2 years were a train wreck) - Spent the following year using my EMT license to work as a vaccinator and then was promoted to site lead in a...
  11. R

    advice on post bacc after 2 semesters

    hi - im just looking for some guidance. i just finished up on my third post bac class (general chemistry 1 + general chemistry 1 lab), and i want some realistic advice on how to go forward and improve. i am a career changer (sort of), having taken some premed prereqs my first two years of...
  12. Doctoscope

    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...
  13. T

    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...
  15. Doctoscope

    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...
  16. 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+...
  17. Doctoscope

    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...
  18. 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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  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. Doctoscope

    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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. Doctoscope

    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...
  30. Doctoscope

    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...
  31. 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...
  32. I

    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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  35. Python Forever

    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...
  36. A

    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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. L

    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...
  40. 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...
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