best post-bacc program

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ayj, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. ayj

    ayj Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have applications in to med school right now but I'd like to plan for the possibility of me not getting in anywhere. I'm four years out of college and completed most of my pre-reqs in school so I don't have much of a post-bacc GPA. My cumulative GPA is 3.1 and MCAT 36.

    Could you guys recommend the best post-bacc program for someone who already has the pre-reqs out of the way? Are there any programs a year long or less that would allow me to enter med school immediately upon succesful completion of the program?

    How about post-bacc programs that allow you to earn med school credits within the program? Thanks for any advice!

    Anton
     
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  3. gringotuno

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    Check out Harvard's Health Career Program... cheap night classes that offer some pretty interesting bio elective classes. It allows you to work in the day and make some cash and get some great research experience... I worked at Mass General Hospital with some well known docs in the Harvard Med School... so, there are lots of opportunities there. www.extension.harvard.edu
     
  4. Harry Truman

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    I think you should look into research opportunities instead of traditional postbac programs. You scored high on the mcat, so they know you can handle med school. If I were you, I would go do some research at NIH, maybe get a publication or two, and then apply again if you don't get in this time.

    Go to: www.training.nih.gov for research opportunities.

    Or, you could take a few graduate level classes. If you come to NIH to pursue research, you can take graduate level classes through FAES for a really cheap price - $200 per class (yes, per class, not credit). Since you've scored well on the mcat, I think going to a postbac program would be a waste of your money. Just my two cents.........

    Good luck with your current apps.
     

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