- Apr 28, 2010
With a decent MCAT, apply when YOU decide. Apply MD too if you want. You have a lot going for you, and I can tell you're dedicated to being a physician. Just make that known to the AdComs and you will get a lot of love. I have no doubt that you will get in somewhere whenever you choose to apply.I'll be applying both medically and economically disadvantaged. I grew up in a 3rd world country. I'm also Hispanic.
You said you have a BA? I didn't know u could get a BA from a CC? I still think that you have a good chance without having to take classes from a 4-year. But taking upper div's would definitely help you out with showing that you can handle the material.So in your opinion, you think I'll be fine with the timing I have? You don't think I should take a few courses at a 4-year?
The key right now is your MCAT. If you feel you can do well, apply sooner than later...if you feel like you can get a good MCAT score, you should be good to apply next year. If holding off an additional year will enable better concentration for the MCAT, then that would probably be better.
You don't have to have the pre-reqs done before you apply. You can continue to complete pre-reqs during the application cycle. Just nail the MCAT then apply next year for sure.I will have all D.O. prerequisites done but 1 class done by Spring 2012. If I choose to apply MD (primarily in my home state of California), I'll be missing 2 or 3 prerequisites (depending on the school).
I'm fortunate enough to be volunteering Friday nights and Saturday morning, so it doesn't eat up my time. I technically could be done with all classes in the Spring of 2012, but I'm holding off on 1 to have time for the MCAT.
And unfortunately, I'm taking all prerequisites at a community college. It's nearly impossible in the bay area to take informal classes at a 4-year. The post-bacc programs are 15k a year.
What are you practice full length scores in each section, and total?I would only be missing the second part of O.Chem. I'd be taking it (MCAT) during the same time as my second class of Biology, but that's not a problem. I've studied enough biology on my own to know I can tackle the MCAT. I took a few MCAT bio practice tests and was scoring 11+ consistently in that section.
Take Full length bios before you think you know bio, many passages sometimes incorporate bio+orgo... you should know this by nowI haven't done any of the Physics/Chem ones. I tried some verbal ones. On Kaplan I had a 10. On gold standard an 8 and a 9. On EK I got 11 three times. No studying for verbal or anything.
When I did the bio ones, they weren't "real" full because they didn't contain any organic passages, so I have no idea on organic.
last year i would have said you could, but my most recent mcat had a ton of orgo. probably a good plan.Thank you. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to be delayed or apply late. I didn't make it from the waiting list into my Organic Chemistry class. It sucks. I really don't think I can take the MCAT with no O. Chem background at all.
Thank you. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to be delayed or apply late. I didn't make it from the waiting list into my Organic Chemistry class. It sucks. I really don't think I can take the MCAT with no O. Chem background at all.