5+ Year Member
- Jun 3, 2017
- Reaction score
- MCAT: not taken yet, most likely sometime in 2021
- Freshman sGPA: 2.90
- Sophomore sGPA: 3.21
- Junior sGPA: 3.20
- Senior sGPA: 3.68
- Undergrad cumulative sGPA: 3.29
- Undergrad cumulative GPA: 3.51
- Paltry volunteer service record: I started in June 2019 and volunteered at a hospital and then volunteered through my school at a free medical clinic.
- I helped a post-doc with her research for half a year, but I had to leave because I decided to focus more on my academics in the Spring 2020 semester.
- Basically, I have nothing to show for myself.
- Study for MCAT now, testing in early half of 2021
- Working at a private practice as a scribe/medical assistant/tech full time Mon-Fri (2 years agreement)
- I am trying to get CNA certification so I can work on the weekends as a CNA at a hospital nearby.
- Taking Physics 2 at my local extension school in Spring 2021 (last prerequisite)
- I still need to prepare for the alternate career that is PA school or nursing school (because with my GPA this is really risky to try applying for medical schools), so I am going to be taking Human Anatomy & Physiology I in the fall of 2020, and then A&P II in the spring of 2021.
- I'm just putting these classes as an example. I know some entry level nursing programs have different requirements)
- It will take me 52 semester hour credits of straight A's to get a 3.60 sGPA if I did a DIY post-bacc. This is not feasible for me, so I was thinking about doing a SMP after I complete my 2 years at the physician's private practice.
- Should I take Physics 2 online this summer or wait until Spring 2021 in case classes are held in-person again?
- Is DIY post-bacc or SMP advisable in my situation?
- How is SMP GPA taken into account when applying to medical school?