wopoku

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If you are a Junior in college and trying to attend Med-School in the fall of 2012. When should you start applying for med-school. Do you apply a year ahead(meaing in 2010, junior year), or wait until your senior year (2011) and start applying.
 

Drrrrrr. Celty

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If you are a junior and want to go to medical school the year after your senior year. Then you need to apply this year starting from june 10'.
 

mvenus929

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well look at you and ur 4.0 gpa
Not quite 4.0. And I worked my butt off for many years to get that GPA. And you'll notice that I still got rejected from schools. GPA isn't everything. Taking a year off was probably one of the best things I've ever done.
 
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Yea I had a 2.5 gpa my freshman year and decided to take a year off in order to bring my grades up as much as possible before applying. I graduated last May with a 3.5 and applied for med school last summerin order to matriculate this fall. I agree with mvenus929 in that it was the best decision for me. It also gave me an opportunity to recharge after an extremely demanding 4 years of college. I would've applied after my junior year if my freshman grades weren't so horrible, but since they were, I decided to take the year off. You only want to have to apply to med school once because it is a very difficult process to go through. So do not rush into doing it because you don't want to take a year off. You're gonna be in school forever anyway...what's another year? Good luck.