7+ Year Member
- Oct 13, 2014
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You're correct that you simply cannot write off this suspension for future applications. SDN is not a platform for legal or health advocacy.This is my first time posting on SDN so I’m not sure if I’m posting in the right place...
CONTEXT: I’m in tears as I’m writing this. Last year I bought a pipe and some hemp (LEGAL WHERE I LIVE) to help with my severe depression, but never ended up using it. My depression has since gotten better, but I kept the pipes in my apartment on campus. Fast forward to this year, and public safety officers found my pipe in my room (they were searching because I set off a fire alarm because I burnt pancakes, but that’s a different story). Anyway, I’m about to be suspended because the pipe is a code of conduct violation.
My question is this: should I even bother applying to med school at this point? The suspension will screw up my record and I don’t have the best gpa. Is there anyway I can redeem this?
That said, you’d be strongly advised to meet with a primary care physician who may write a reference to a behavioral health specialist. Take care of the “you now” so you can excel as the “future you.” That’s your priority.
As for remediation for GPA, you’d need to be specific with what you have and if you’ve taken the MCAT. Here’s a link that is very popular for premeds on reinvention:
Goro's advice for pre-meds who need reinvention
As for the suspension and potential charge(s), I’m not at liberty to say what adcoms will think. This is better suited for them to answer:
@Goro / @LizzyM