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- Dec 18, 2008
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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.
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.
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?
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.
This (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."