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Medical Do I need a post bac or smp or neither?

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Hi Im a senior and by no means am in a rush to apply for medical school (waiting till my application is perfect). I recently applied and was accepted to BU Mams, tufts mbs, rutgers medical scholars, and usf msp3 preprofessional program. I am wondering general thoughts on these programs as well as if I even need to spend the money. I've heard post bac is also an option but have only really done research on the masters programs.
I went to University of Rochester and then BU and my cGPA is 3.5 and my sGPA is 3.1. I have not taken the MCAT but am intending to kill that ( I have no other choice). I have all the ECs you could imagine so thats definitely not a worry and LoR are decent. Wondering what my best bet is personally. I have no one in my family who has gone through this so I am a little lost in terms of weighing my options. Any insight would be amazing.
Have you asked the Postbac forum section? I'm not sure if any of the programs you cited require the MCAT before or perhaps have MCAT prep included.
 
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On the surface, with those GOAs, especially the sGPA, you're DOA at MD schools and on circling the drain for DO.

What were your year by year GPAs?

Personally, I lean to SMPs. Higher risk or higher reward. Pick the cheapest tuition, a 1 year length and the best sort of linkage
 
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Technically USF isnt an SMP because the classes are only modeled after the medical school classes but it is definitely the cheapest. From what I understand though, tufts has the highest percentage of students getting into their med school even though its not a direct linkage
Your call
 
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