Current SciGPA and BCPM? State residency? I think you could do a DIY postbac but dont know what biomed classes you have left.Hello there,
I am planning on applying next cycle. I was wondering if you could give me some advice what to be more academically competitive. I am ORM and a Pennsylvania resident.
I am a neuro major and have a 3.49 cumulative gpa and a 3.4 science gpa. The trend goes 3.19, 3.65, 3.43, 3.7 (I can explain the junior term dip). I presently have a 512 MCAT that I am planning to retake because I got 124 in CARS. I am scoring around the low 520 mark (I know you don't do hypotheticals and respect it). Since I have a year, I am wondering if you think I should do anything to the gpa. I don't have that much money to pursue a lot of DIY credits at a a four year university, but I will do what you think should be done. I heard from some people a SMP is overkill. I was wondering how it would look if I took some math classes at a local CC (calc 2 & 3, linear algebra, differential eq). I like math a lot and I feel like I will do well. I calculated that 16 credits would bring it to a 3.55 cGPA and a 3.49 sGPA if I do well. I plan to go all out next cycle (good amount of DO and MD, but would really like to go be competitive for MD if you have any suggestions).
Every year GPA medians go up and I am at or below the 10th percentile for a lot of MD schools right now. With everyone moving online, I feel like I'm going to fall away from the 10th percentile and be less competitive relative to my peers. Any advice would be appreciated. I am really new to this platform , so I am sorry if I post this in the wrong place or not in the right format. I welcome the brutal honesty. I appreciate what you guys do for people on here.
E.C Stuff to give some more background, maybe not necessary for you thought process
I expect to have a lot more clinical experience ( biggest weakness- Have Hospice, Hospital positions, getting more shadowing) and nonnlincal volunteering (already have a lot). I am also hoping to snag some sort of clinical research position with the hope of maybe getting a publication if you don't think I need a lot of gpa work. (I have a 400 hrs of research from undergrad already).
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