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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.
 

DrMidlife

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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.


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.
 
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