Formal post-bacs are more for career-changers. Do either a DIY post-bac, or an SMP, preferable at a med school with some sort of linkage.I have a question about completing my prereqs.
A little background: I graduated in 2016 with a degree in math and biology (wasn’t premed). Due to a variety of reasons I’d rather not get into now, I’ve decided I want to attend medical school. However, I’m in sort of a funky situation as to how to complete my pre reqs. Because of the bio major, I did take several of the pre med pre reqs (intro bio, gen chem, some ochem), but I didn’t complete the entirety of the requirements.
My options to complete the pre reqs right now are
- Formal post-bacc
- Take one-off classes at a CC/local 4 year college
If I do decide to do the post-bacc route, I’m not sure what category I would fall in because even though I’m a career changer, my undergraduate course work means I have some science background. This seems like it’s a disqualifies for several programs. I’m also don’t really fall into the academic record enhancer category because a) I haven’t finished my prerequisite classes and b) my undergraduate GPA was on the higher side (3.7+).
So my question is if I want to complete my prerequisites, should I complete them through a formal post-bacc or does taking them at a community college/4 year a-la-carte make more sense?
Ideally, I would like to do the post-bacc route due to the structure of being in school, the academic support system, and the potential linkage options, but I feel like I’m not appropriate for either type of post-bacc program so that’s why I’m wondering if a different option makes more sense.
Any advice would be appreciated!