10+ Year Member
- Dec 18, 2008
- Medical Student
Getting a typical hard sciences B.S. does not help you and may even hinder you in the application process (everybody does it). It isn't unique.I guess psych majors are a little insecure because psychology courses are a little easier than biology ones. So even though I have a good overall GPA, I feel like med schools aren't gonna care because I wasn't a typical hard science major. I'm doing psychology because I'm interested in mental health, though; I want to be a psychiatrist.
I would probably be more concerned about the OP's sci GPA than his psych major. 3.23 might make it tough despite your good overall GPA. Your ECs look great though. I think you may need to get a 30+ MCAT or consider applying to some DO schools as well if you are applying next year.Getting a typical hard sciences B.S. does not help you and may even hinder you in the application process (everybody does it). It isn't unique.
Probably because 80% of pre-meds I know start as Biology majors and then switch to psychology simply because the classes are easier. Their words, not mine so don't kill me.Why the hell do people always think having a psychology major is going to be some major thing schools are going to hold against them?
This (wo?)man speaks the truth.Probably because 80% of pre-meds I know start as Biology majors and then switch to psychology simply because the classes are easier. Their words, not mine so don't kill me.
are you serious? a 30 MCAT is nowhere near low, let alone LOW in all caps....only thing is ur bcpm is a little low. I think you have a good shot at your state school definitely. If you have problems, it might be bc of ur bcpm(tho ur overall is good, so it might make for it)......just take some post-bacc classes to try and bring it up if it becomes a problem. Good luckThis (wo?)man speaks the truth.
Anyways, OP your chances as of right now are low because your BCPM GPA is low and your MCAT is LOW.
Get a better MCAT score, or opt for DO. Great ECs though.
EDIT: btw, I hope you have some violin award to show for that over 10 years of violin study because anyone screwing around on a piano or guitar can put down "10 years of guitar/piano/violin" etc. Get some awards for that, something substantial that you can bust out and trump a mediocre "X years of X study."