After shadowing a few doctors and observing healthcare abroad, I want to go to medical school and become a primary care physician or pediatrician. This was a decision that I came to after a lot of reflecting and even a little career counseling. I dont know, maybe I need to take a break from reading so many SDN forums but I am not feeling too optimistic about my chances of getting into a US allopathic school. Little bit about me: In my 20s Female Carolina residency (work in North, live in South) URM Liberal Arts major The Good *I write to pay the bills (freelance) so I am sure can write a h%ll of a personal statement. *I did some international volunteer work in Asia and West Africa (taught English abroad) *Great LORs The Bad *No clinical hours *Haven't taken any of my science courses. And since I didn't have to take any science or math as a liberal arts major, I have no idea how I will perform in chem, bio, and physics. But I am willing put it the work! The Ugly *Undergrad GPA of 2.6 *My transcript is littered with every grade possible from As to Fs to Ws. I had a serious lack of focus in undergrad. I worked full time at a museum, rarely went to class, did way too much drinking and spring breaking, and was only really there because my parents told me that I had 90 days after HS graduation to get out of the house. Good news *I am signed up for CNA class and will gain clinical hours doing that. *As stated above I have shadowed some doctors in the US and Africa Bad news *I can't afford to take my sciences at the local university. So I will most likely have to take my pre-reqs at a tech school. I fear that my sucky GPA plus taking the classes at a 2 year school is going to make my application too weak for a US MD program. I have a friend down at the American University of the Caribbean who is suggesting that since I have no desire to match in a super competitive residency, I should just knock out my sciences at the tech school and apply to AUC and Ross. What do you all think? Am I creating a pessimistic or a realistic goal by doing this? Would getting my MPH before applying help any? I can get financial aid for a grad program (the few that will accept my <3.0 GPA) but I have maxed my undergrad amount. Thanks in advance for your responses!!