I normally recommend 30 hours of reinvention. 24 seems to me to be not enough data points to prove it.I am post bacc student currently taking prerequisites to apply to medical school. I finished my undergrad in 2018 with a BA in liberal studies and a cGPA of 3.34 with no science classes taken. I then finished my masters in education in May of 2020, during which I taught high school English and Spanish for two years (2018-2020; it was a blended service and learning program). I have decided to make a career change and now am enrolled as a non-degree seeking student. If I were to apply summer of 2021, I will have completed 24 science credits (I have a 4.0 currently and hope to continue that trend next semester) and hope to take 4-7 more credits over the summer of 2021.
I want to ask: should I apply summer of 2021 or wait until summer 2022?
Other stats that I will have at the time of my application in summer 2021:
BA in Liberal Studies: cGPA 3.43
M.Ed: cGPA 3.73
Postbacc (only taking science classes) : sGPA 3.8-4.0 (projecting based upon current trends)
~1000 hours clinical exp working as a medical scribe in an emergency department
2 yrs of teaching exp in rural Louisiana
Was main organizer of a fundraiser that raised $12k for the school that I taught at.
2 yrs as a volunteer track and field coach
30-50 hours shadowing ER doctor
~4 months (couple hours a week) volunteering at a school in various roles (college counseling, coaching, tutoring)
No science research experience, but I spent a year researching for my undergrad thesis on Buddhist philosophy
D1 varsity athlete in college (track and field)
Other various activities from undergrad
I plan to take the MCAT this coming spring of 2021 so I don't have any MCAT data for you. Although, if you want to speculate about my chances given various MCAT scores that would be much appreciated!
My main concerns are:
1) Will it harm me significantly to only have 24 science credits under my belt by the time I apply assuming I acquire prereqs before matriculation?
2) I only decided I wanted to go to med school summer of 2020; will adcomms frown upon such a quick turn around?
Thank you for your help
Apply when you have the best possible app. Med schools aren't going anywhere.
2) Sometimes the path to Medicine is revolutionary, not evolutionary