Dec 8, 2010
Hi everyone!
I've been out of school for 3 years now working in both a pharmacy and now a research lab. I have a bachelor's in Biology and a Masters in Public Health. Im taking the MCAT in the spring, UGPA: 3.1, sGPA 3.4, gradGPA: 3.3.
My question is whether my undergrad courses will still be valid (courses were taken from 2002-2005) and if a post bac program would be beneficial basically to "prove" that I can succeed in med school because it's been so long and my GPA isn't that great.
I have a significant amount of volunteer experience as well as physician shadowing experience.
Any advice would be appreciated, thank you!


The Gimlet Eye
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Some schools do ask that the prerequisites be completed during a certain time span. Regardless, some additional postbac coursework is a good idea to raise your GPAs, establish a steep upward science grade trend, and show some capability with upper-level Bio courses. You might look at the Postbaccalaureate Programs Forum for additional information.