Starting All Over

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I graduated with a B.S in Biology with a 2.6 gpa and my pre-med gpa was terrible around a D. I have no excuse for my low gpa but I can say there was lack of direction,motivation and mild depression involved, nevertheless I am at fault and I realize my mistake, I wish i could start all over but I can't.

I can't get into any post-bach program as my gpa is so low, i dont even think any masters program will accept me.. but I really want to do medicine and i cannot live with regret my entire life. In the end if i dont get in, I will know that i tried the hardest I could and it was not meant to be, but I really really am gonna try to get into med school.

At the moment due to financial issues i am deciding to take most of my pre-req's over again at a community college near my house. Once I finish all my req's again, I will apply afterwards making sure i get A's in them.

How do you think the medical school's will react knowing that I already completed a degree and afterwards took classes at a community college, due to finances and location. Assuming i do stellar on my MCAT and improve my gpa in the pre-req's I know it won't change my over gpa much but they must take into consideration the new grades.

I am also scribing in the ER which is great experience and have 4+ years workin in a health related setting. I am trying to get some research opportunities with professors at some universities so that when the time comes, I will look better as an applicant.

People make mistakes, but does that mean they aren't capable? I don't think so but I feel like I cannot do anything now due to my low gpa but I am very driven motivated and ready to work adn study my butt off because this is what I want and I cannot get this type of satisfaction doing anything else.

PLEASE PLEASE GUIDE this LOST SOUL?!!!! I really need any help and guidance that i may get.. I realized the mistakes I've made now and I really really am depressed all the time like I can't live with this misery anymore...


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