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Reapplying...please advise on "gap year" plan!

Discussion in 'Re-Applicants [ MD / DO ]' started by simply8o8, Aug 10, 2011.

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    I suggest taking some more undergrad upper div science. Your BCPM GPA is not that bad, but it's not helping you.

    If you can get a better paying job, or a more interesting opportunity, you don't have to keep working in a hospital. You already did that for multiple years. Worry about academics (GPA & MCAT).

    After you get a competitive (32+) MCAT, do a full refresh of your essays and EC descriptions. At least one new letter, at least one substantial new EC.

    Best of luck to you.
     
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    Retaking classes you didn't do well in (especially C or less) will bring your grades up faster for DO schools (doesn't work for MD) via grade replacement than taking upper-level courses would.
     
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    Sent you PM.
     
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