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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by purplecircle, May 13, 2014.

  1. purplecircle


    Nov 25, 2013
    I graduated in December as a biology education major. My science GPA was 3.53 and my cGPA was 3.72. As an undergrad, I frequently thought about becoming a pre-med major at my university. However, I decided to finish out my degree so I could teach if I decided that was what I wanted. As a biology education major I took many biology courses as well as the two general chemistry courses, organic chemistry 1, and a physics course. I am now highly considering applying for med school. Unfortunately, I haven't taken organic chemistry 2, biochemistry, or the required physics courses. I have looked into several post-bacc programs, but these programs will not admit me due to the high number of science courses I have already completed. Should I enroll as an undergrad student and take the classes I need? Should I attempt to find a masters program that will allow me to take these classes? Also, I have very little clinical experience. How can I gain more clinical experience while taking the required classes and also teaching in schools? Is my GPA in line with other med school applicants? Any advice would be much appreciated!
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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Moderator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Nov 4, 2011
    Alta California
    Take the needed courses in a CC or any local college that will allow you to take them as a non-degree seeking student.
    Do not sign up for a Master's degree program to acquire the courses that prepare you for the MCAT.

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