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Planning my life....

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by docmira, Jul 1, 2002.

  1. docmira

    docmira Princess of Power 7+ Year Member

    Hey guys..
    I'm in third yr undergrad..
    Planning on med obviously..
    Only thing is, I was a retarted my first year, therefore my chances of coming out of undergrad with a stellar GPA is minimal :(
    So, I've been thinking of the not so many options i have...
    1. I could take a year off after some research and paid work and apply to med school that year.
    2. I could apply for a Masters or some other degree before med (not an option I am too thrilled about)
    What would u do if u were me..?
    (to those of you who have finished undergrad, do you advice taking a year off after?)
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  3. Raptor

    Raptor Found one 7+ Year Member

    I think that I am in the same predicament as you. My GPA is not stellar by no means (3.1) and I am a rising junior. I am planning on taking 21 credits the whole of my junior year to pull my GPA up (~3.5). Then I will take the MCAT in August of 2003. Hopefully my GPA will improve after my first semester senior year (3.6 or higher). I really want to do this regardless if I had a stellar GPA or not, to go to a post bacc of my 1 st choice school. Then go to medical school. For you just make sure that you do well on the MCAT (30>). Do a lot of meaniful EC and your PS is really important. You will do fine and can you supply us with some numbers (GPA). Good luck
  4. trouta

    trouta Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    TAKE A YEAR OFF. I did and it was the best thing I did. Not only does it give you a chance to beef up your application a little, but it allows you to decompress from undergrad before diving into med school.

    If you are really worried about your GPA etc., take a year off and use that time to volunteer, shadow and do all those other things that medical schools like.

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