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I have an undergrad GPA of 2.68...
I have a 3.1 from law school...

I did both undergrad and law at an average state university.

I will have to do a post bacc...

What are my chances for getting into a good to average post bac?

If I do well in the post bac what are my chances of getting in to med school?

I thank you advance!
 
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Jul 28, 2009
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I have an undergrad GPA of 2.68...
I have a 3.1 from law school...

I did both undergrad and law at an average state university.

I will have to do a post bacc...

What are my chances for getting into a good to average post bac?

If I do well in the post bac what are my chances of getting in to med school?

I thank you advance!
will the law school experience hurt or help?
 

wasvsdal

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Your ability to get into a post-bac is based on your science grades, and more importantly your MCAT score. I would take a year's worth of science classes, especially ones that would help you with your MCATs.

It would also be helpful if you understood the reasons behind your uncertainties. In other words, you went through undergrad as a certain major and then decided to go to law school for a specific reason, and now are planning on pursuing medical schoool -- Why for each series of events? Because of this change in mind, extracurricular activities such as volunteering at a hospital would also prove helpful. They may also help you decide if this path actually is for you because this is definitely going to be a long road, and will leave you broke and in ridiculous debt, especially if you fail at any point between now and becoming a Dr.

Also, time is precious. Worst thing you can do to yourself is get behind. Not saying that you shouldnt pursue your dream, but if it is your goal to help people, it can be done by donating to charities, teaching poor kids (i.e. Teach for America), big brother/sister program, etc.

These are all the things that are bothering me as well, and I have yet to deem a clear analysis of the opportunity cost.
 
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I don't understand why you want to enter medical school after you had to endure law school. You should have decided that law sucks way before you graduated.. Anyway I'm sure your law school degree will help your applications because it shows that you can survive professional school.
 

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Your ability to get into a post-bac is based on your science grades, and more importantly your MCAT score.
This is wrong. Post bacc programs are designed for students who a) screwed up there undergrad premed and b) are non traditional students who are taking science classes for the first time.

If you have already taken all the science pre reqs you aren't eligible for most post bacc programs.
 

shouldvestudied

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This is wrong. Post bacc programs are designed for students who a) screwed up there undergrad premed and b) are non traditional students who are taking science classes for the first time.

If you have already taken all the science pre reqs you aren't eligible for most post bacc programs.
And yet there are at least 19 different post-baccs in the sticky for which he is eligible. There are different types of Post-bacc programs. Some of them fit your description, many others don't.

To the OP: read the sticky and check Section 3. Those are the post-baccs you would most likely want to attend.