You most likely will need an SMP or post-bac for MD. It’s not about your GPA anymore as much as showing a full year of good grades in a program. Wouldn’t worry too much about MCAT till you can do well in your post bac or SMP.Hello,
My goal is to apply to MD. I have a 3.46/3.36 cgpa/sgpa. I did 6 years total of undergrad with 4 years at a community college and 2 years at a university. My GPA was pretty stagnant for the first 5 years around a 3.4, but my very last year at my university, I received a 3.86 gpa with all A’s in upper division chemistry courses (my major).
In terms of EC’s, I have a few hundred hours of research experience at my university with a publication. I’m a volunteer online tutor for at-risk youth, particularly teens in high school with disadvantaged backgrounds. My clinical experience is very extensive. I’ve been employed full-time for the over a year as a medical scribe for an ENT in private practice. I also get hands-on experience in the OR as an aide to the scrub tech periodically when I’m not scribing.
I have not taken the MCAT yet. I’m taking an online course from January-March and taking the MCAT in late April. I’m shooting for 511+ with hopes to land in the high teens.
I know my GPA is lacking pretty bad for MD. Do you guys think I would be a good candidate for an SMP program? My last year at uni was definitely a stand-out with a high GPA, but I don’t know if that’s enough to prove to med-schools that I’m ready. Since I've taken 6 years of undergrad, a DIY post-bacc year would have very little effect on my undergrad GPA.
I'm also aware that my MCAT score will play a large role in this decision. However, I would like to seek advice ASAP because I know that SMP's are currently accepting applications, and I want to make sure I make the right decision.