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- Jun 11, 2010
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Your GPAs are lethal for either MD or DO schools.For background 26yo BS Engineering EMT experience. During engineering school I took a plethora of extra science classes due to my wish to continue on to med school, however, this combination of classes gave me a less than stellar GPA clocking in a 2.6.. After graduation and unable to find work as an engineer I got my EMT in which I've been working for just over two years. In this time I've also been experimenting with master level coursework in biomedical engineering.
With everything said and done my combined gpa from everything is about 2.8. After that whole reality set in I have been looking more into PA school especially since I've worked with a lot of great PAs in the last few years in emergency. But before I went straight into applying and hopefully being able to go to school to join them, I wanted to entertain the idea one last time.
I know the strict parameters med schools set in terms of requirements/recommendations but I just wanted to hear what other people have gone through or experienced. Is there any chance of leniency or special conditions? Does first hand patient experience help the application process at all? None of the docs I work with remember nor are they still in contact with anyone on the inside on a committee to answer these questions for me.
No amount of clinical exposure or extracurriculars will make up for this. In fact no medical school will be doing you any favors by admitting you because your gpas put you in a risk category for failing out of medical school.
You're in no position now to take the MCAT. Read my post on guide to reinvention for pre-meds