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Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by Med_School_Junkie, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. Med_School_Junkie

    Aug 24, 2015
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    Psychology Student
    Hi! I'm 22 years old and I've just graduated from St. John's University this May. Because of personal issues, my GPA suffered severely and is a 2.35. I know, it's horrible and I feel horrible about it because I was a straight A student.

    Medical school has been my dream since I was in the 7th grade. I've been working in doctors office since the 7th grade as well.

    Being that my GPA is horrible, I can't get into any PostBac programs. I was wondering what my next steps should be. Should I earn a bachelor's in biology and then apply to a PostBac?

    Please, any info would be helpful. I'm desperate.

    P.S. I should add that I originally went into St. John's in the bio major, but switched because I couldn't do well with the personal problems.
  2. DrMidlife

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    Oct 30, 2006
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  3. Goro

    Faculty Verified Expert 7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2010
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    You can do a DIY post-bac.

    Your fastest route to being a doctor will be to retake all F/D/C science coursework and apply to DO programs.

    If you're boning for the MD, do as above, but then get into a post-bac or better, a SMP, preferably one given by a med school

    Don't even think about going down this road until your personal problems are fixed.

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