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Go to Grad school first, apply next cycle, or try and find a postbac?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by allinthecookies, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. allinthecookies

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    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could give me a bit of advice on what to do.

    First here's my info:

    Undergraduate degree: BS Cell Biology
    cGPA: 3.02
    sGPA: 2.99

    Ouch I know, I went from 'ok' with a 3.4 and then it tanked after some personal problems and I stopped paying attention or really functioning besides squeaking by in school. I have one year left but I still don't think even with straight A's I could get it up high enough to apply anywhere really, so I have NOT taken the MCAT yet.

    I have 20 hours each shadowing an Anesthesiologist and a Pediatrician, both MDs. I'm planning on trying to shadow a DO in the upcoming winter.

    I volunteered in the ER of a hospital for 1.5 years, August '09-March'11 and accumulated about 250 hours.

    I have also tutored lower-income children in English and Math.

    I was wondering what would be best, trying to find a postbacc program that will take me, or should I get my MHA or MPH and then apply for medical school? I know it'd be nothing short of a miracle for me to get into ANY med school with these grades unless I killed the MCAT. Advice?

    Thank you!

    EDIT: Forgot to add: 1 Semester research in Organic Chemistry (No publications) & 1 Semester research in Evolutionary Biology (No publications)
     
    #1 allinthecookies, Aug 9, 2011
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  3. TriagePreMed

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    Just do retakes and apply to D.O.
     
  4. allinthecookies

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    I only 'failed' 2 classes, one I'm already planning on retaking and the other one was a lab. The rest were just C's...and lots of them.
     
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    Then retake some of those.
     
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    We only care about your uGPA - so you should do a 2-year post-bacc to get your GPA hopefully around a 3.4 range.
     

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