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I've been working in the ER and ICU for 4 years. Thinking about taking a year to throw everything at the MCAT.

My grad school GPA is just a 3.1. Only 1 or 2 Cs but very few As. I have the time and energy for MCAT and shadowing/volunteering but is there even a shot at getting into a osteopath program with a GPA like that in a grad/doctorate degree?
 
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Will admit first thing I thought when seeing thread title was that someone was shot at a DO school...
 
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Can you spend the year taking additional upper division science classes while studying for the MCAT?
 
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I could, I have 3 days off per week plus 6 weeks vacation. Are online courses reasonable?
 
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Yes. I think there's a handful of DO schools that won't take online credits though.
 
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I've been working in the ER and ICU for 4 years. Thinking about taking a year to throw everything at the MCAT.

My grad school GPA is just a 3.1. Only 1 or 2 Cs but very few As. I have the time and energy for MCAT and shadowing/volunteering but is there even a shot at getting into a osteopath program with a GPA like that in a grad/doctorate degree?
I am guessing your grad school gpa is your pharm school gpa..... it also depends on your undergrad gpa
 
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I am guessing your grad school gpa is your pharm school gpa..... it also depends on your undergrad gpa
I did an accelerated program, High school-PharmD over 6 years no bachelor in the middle. Just got the transcript sent it just says GPA 3.18.
 

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I've been working in the ER and ICU for 4 years. Thinking about taking a year to throw everything at the MCAT.

My grad school GPA is just a 3.1. Only 1 or 2 Cs but very few As. I have the time and energy for MCAT and shadowing/volunteering but is there even a shot at getting into a osteopath program with a GPA like that in a grad/doctorate degree?
GPA is meh for DO schools. Lethal at mine and several others. I'm worried that you will struggle
 
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Thanks, I appreciate the honesty.

Needed a 3.0 to keep scholarship so I just aimed for a B In everything all through school, regretting it big time now
 

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Thanks, I appreciate the honesty.

Needed a 3.0 to keep scholarship so I just aimed for a B In everything all through school, regretting it big time now
I think you would be okay, I disagree that you would struggle. If you can make it through pharmacy school, you could make it through medical school with the effort. ER/ICU pharmacy is difficult, I talk with the pharmacists daily at work and they are some of the sharpest people I've met. Shadow, do well on the MCAT and some volunteering and you're good.
 
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