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Apr 18, 2013
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Hello all,

I am a senior studying Biology with a concentration in Human Biology and I will be graduating this May. My current plan is to take a gap year to gain more clinical experience and study to take the MCAT before applying to med schools (allopathic and osteopathic) next year. My GPA is currently around a 3.4 and I've maintained several leadership positions, jobs, and extra curricular activities while in college.

I wanted to know what advice any of you had for a gap year before applying to medical school. What have some of you done to be as competitive as possible for applications?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance!


Meep Meep Meep
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    You need to post this in the pre-med thread. 1 year off doesn't make you a non-trad. You'll likely get better input there.
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