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Chances at U of Minnesota

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by LJoo83, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. LJoo83

    LJoo83 learning...
    7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2002
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    I posted this question on the "What Are My Chances" forum as well because I didn't know how to find this one!
    Any sort of advice would be wonderful.

    I didn't perform very well during my undergraduate years. Lots of extenuating circumstances but the end all is my grades didn't hack it.
    I am honing specifically on U of MN because my live in boyfriend bought a house in the area thereby making us rather immobile (for the time being).
    If the right opportunity presents itself we are open to the idea of moving, but I digress.

    My plan of action is to start studying for the MCAT and see if my score is worth using in applying. After I receive my MCAT score and assuming it's a decent score, would it be better to retake my basic science prereqs or take a variety of upper division science course? Would Math courses be relevant?

    I don't have the time nor money to apply to a Masters program.

    Also, should I focus on padding my EC list? During my undergraduate, I worked full time as a Phlebotomist at the local Trauma Level 1 hospital. I did this for about five years. I was also a Tour Guide and a Rep for the Chancellor's Multicultural Affairs.

    Last question-I currently work as a Sales Rep; should I keep my current employment or seek something health care related? If I choose the former I think it would make me interesting but if I choose the latter I am doing something extremely relevant towards med school.

    I did call the U of MN main line but I couldn't get a lot of assistance from the person I spoke to. If I understood them correctly, they don't have on site admissions counselors to help you through the process.
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