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Second Chance??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by NoTownPreMed, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. NoTownPreMed

    NoTownPreMed 7+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    I messed up my freshmen year in my state college and got academically disqualified. The major I was aiming for at that time was Computer Engineering, my lack of study and excessive party was the whole reason behind this. My mother who is a nurse, persuaded me into going into the health field. I enrolled into a local community college to major in nursing. I somehow developed a passion about medicine when I was reading one of the journals in the library. I then decided to take heavy science classes at my community college such as Chemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy, and Physiology. I managed to finish 3 semesters with an overall gpa of 3.7. I am thinking about going back to the state college where i got kicked out at and start my pre-med prerequisites there. I know that it will be super difficult for me to pick myself back up, because grades do not disappear. I just want to know if any of my fellow board members ever encountered a a poor academic situation or knew anyone who has, turned their lives around and got into med school. I know that my chances are slim, but hearing success stories will add boost to my confidence and motivation. :love:
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  3. iduwanna

    iduwanna 2+ Year Member

    May 2, 2008
    I knew a girl who was in a situation exactly like yours and now she's a flight surgeon on a space shuttle.

    Actually, I just made that up. Of course people make mistakes (even get F's) and become doctors.

    Just don't depend on someone's anecdote to give you a confidence boost; just because someone else did something, it doesn't mean you can. And if no one has a good enough story for you, will you give up?
  4. NoTownPreMed

    NoTownPreMed 7+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    yeah you're right, only thing I can do is look forward.
  5. bcat85

    bcat85 10+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2007
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