The waiting is killing me!!!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Dr. Don, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. Dr. Don

    Dr. Don Senior Member

    Dec 15, 2001
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    why? why is god punishing for this. I know I haven't been that good, but everyone deserves a second chance. Alright I'm talking of my ass here. But unlike many of you, I turned in my primary very early (2nd week of june). I took the august MCAT and didn't do so well (26P). I turned in my secondary applications as soon as I received them, but all I have to show for is rejections up the ying yang! and no love from most of my state schools (CA). I'm already thinking about post-bac programs to improve my GPA, retake the MCAT (probably August). I was wondering for those of you who have not gotten any love, what are you planning on doing if it doesn't work out this year? Also, if any of you know of good post-bac programs, hook it up with the info...
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  3. Doctora Foxy

    Jan 28, 2002
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    I will do either of the following:

    1) Take the August MCAT. :( If I feel that I did really well on it (based on practice exams right before the test), then I may even apply for 2003 admission. Or I might just apply the year after, so eveything is nice and early. :D Then I'll become a certified perosnal trainer and aerobics instructor so I'll make mad loot(70 dollars an hour I heard, but we'll see), stay in shape, and help other people become more healthy. I'll also volunteer in the migrant clinic that I worked at last summer, for about 10 hours a week. I'll live at home to save money in sunny FL :cool:

    2) Take the MCAT next April and apply for 2004 admission. I'll do the other stuff listed above too.

    My gpa will be a 3.7 when I graduate, so I'm not too worried about that. My mcats were a 27 (9,9,9,), so all I ask for is a 30 and then I think I'll have a good chance. <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />

    I also might take a scince class at a community college just for fun to prepare for med school and keep my brain in shape...maybe anatomy or human phys or biochem. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    What do you guys think about the personal trainer thing? I think it's fairly difficult to become certified, but of course doable. How will adcoms view that job? :confused:

    Oh yeah and I also will get CPR certified just for fun.

    Ooh I just had another idea....I'll become an EMT!!!!! Yep, that's it! I'll still teach aerobics though

    Ok I'm sure anyone reading this can tell that I'm up too late. Buenas noches! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> &lt;-- that's me
  4. mdhopeful

    mdhopeful Senior Member

    Jun 3, 2001
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    Hi Dr. Don,

    UC Davis and SF both have post-bacc reapplicant programs. I have heard that the program at Mills College in Oakland has a high acceptance rate too. Several on people I have met on interviews have done post-baccs at Harvard, Columbia, and Bryn Mawr. I don't know what your GPA is, but either way, you probably need to retake the MCAT. I'm not saying you can't get in with a 26;several people that I know and that have been roaming SDN have gotten in with that. Seems like the reasonable thing to do if you think your numbers are what is hurting you is to take more courses and get the MCAT higher. Good luck.

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