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- Jun 11, 2010
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Live an exemplary life.Hello, I am 19 years old and am 1 year away from completion of my degree from a top public school. I have a 3.8 science GPA and will likely apply for medical school in the 2022-23 cycle (2 years from now) as a non-traditional applicant . I have not taken the MCAT yet and intend to take my good long time for it
I recently had my first real problem in college, right before my last year, unfortunately. I was caught using Chegg during a summer course during this pandemic and was cited for academic misconduct / cheating. The citation is not on my official transcript, but I am certain something like this is on a behavioral record . I don't want to take any risks as I did not contest, and accepted the light punishment the institution gave me. I intend to be honest and transparent about the situation on the Medical School application. In regards to situations like this, how would you advise bouncing back? Perhaps a larger gap, leadership roles? etc.. I know having something like this on your record is a red flag to adcoms and will be a liability on my application.
None the less, I do have a lot of unique research, EC's and clinical work completed and planned over the next 2 years. I'm still confident in my ability and curiosity in regards to getting accepted into a medical school and pursuing medicine as both my parents are solo practitioners, and I've literally been around this occupation since I could first walk!
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