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kguzman12

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I have made the decision to become a premed student in now my previous semester of university (I am now a third year). Due to that I have to stay a fifth year in school to complete all of my med school prereqs. From not being a premed from the start would have only 2 years and one summer of experience (volunteering, summer research, leadership, clinical exposure) be enough for applying to med school? Especially if I were to finish university with a competitive GPA and MCAT score (Current overall gpa is 3.93 and science GPA a 4.0).
 

M&L

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I mean honestly, it just all depends what you make of it. Not a single person here can tell you "yeah, its enough" or "no its not" and be right. It just depends on you. Definitely prioritize MCAT. As far as clinical and volunteering, - spread them throughout the year, maybe one day a week. Do research in summer. Take several practice full length MCAT exams before taking the real deal. I took mine in January and I really loved that timeline, because I could do final prep over winter brake, and apply in may, with having enough time for retake if I had to retake it in march.
 
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la flame

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It is better to be consistent with 1 or 2 positions with plenty of hours that you are passionate about than have 6+ random things with varied hours that you are using to just "check" the box. 2 years is more than enough time to find something you are passionate about volunteering + getting clinical exposure.
 
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kguzman12

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Yes I do have some activities that I am lucky that I can still be apart of of despite of this pandemic taking place which I am grateful for. Thanks for clearing this up for me because I was going about building my application based off of some misinformation at first because I thought I had to have a long list of extracurriculars. I don't get a lot of helpful advising where I am from due to the department having favor for STEM majors only.
 
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