Sep 14, 2015
Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
Hi everyone!

I'm currently in my 5th year of undergrad (Psych major) and I am graduating in May 2016. It has definitely been a difficult road for me through undergrad. For the first three years of my undergrad career I was pre-med and took the required courses but did not finish- I dropped Physics I after three weeks of taking it in my junior year (winter 2014) due to my math skills being very poor- and feeling extremely discouraged, dropped being pre-med altogether and focused on Psychology- my new goal being getting a PhD in Clinical Psychology after graduation. I've been heavily involved in research and am currently finishing up my honors thesis, however, I am now reconsidering medical school as my career path. I am not *too* crazy about research and, putting a lot of thought into a medicine again has made me excited. However, I still want to graduate with my bachelors next semester...and I am not entirely sure how post-bacc programs work in my situation.

my current bcpm is a 3.60, my current cGPA is a 3.85. I still need to take Pre-Calc, Physics I and II, Orgo II, Gen Chem II, Physio and Anatomy, Biochem and two more other biology courses. I am unsure if I could just do a post-bacc after graduation, or if I need to do an SMP? I'm also worried about the fact that I've changed my mind so many times about my career path, and how I'd have to explain that (especially to the professors that I am working with now in my research labs!) I plan on meeting with my advisor very soon and this is sort of freaking me out...several months ago I never would have reconsidered this pathway and haven't even thought about it again until very recently...

Any advice on what my plan should be after graduation, along with anything else? Given what I still need to take (MCAT too!) How many semesters do you think it will take me?

Sorry if this post is too long, confusing, or if things have already been answered elsewhere in this forum. I'm tired and it's super late lol. Thanks!