- Dec 31, 2019
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Hello. I am a junior Bio Major planning to apply to medical school next year and taking most courses recommended for the MCAT such as bio, chem, sociology, biochem, Phys, psych...etc. I currently have a cumulative gpa of 3.57 and a science gpa of about 3.23 which I know is not very competitive. I wish I could do better in my courses as I do study vigorously but I seem to obtain a steady B grade in many of my science classes. I have not received anything lower than a B in my classes but did receive a B- as my lowest grade in Calculus. I have some A’s spread out but mostly in classes outside of the science field. After speaking with my advisor she said I would have a very difficult time getting into a medical school with this gpa which I know is true but is there any way I may still get into a osteopathic medical school if I am able to do well on my MCAT. Also is it a bad idea to take a year off to study for the MCAT after I graduate from undergrad to ensure a better grade. I currently am working as a medical scribe which I started to do about 4 months ago. I am planning to continue this if I decide to take a gap year. Do I have a chance to get into osteopathic schools? Should I take a gap year or consider a masters degree instead? Or should I consider a different occupational field in general such as pharmacy or optometry?