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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Maria044, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. Maria044

    Maria044 Junior Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    North Dakota
    I am a college junior deciding to go full pre-med student. I have always wanted to work in medicine, just not sure which area. I am a little panicked though, since I do not have several of the pre-req's(chem's), nor the high GPA so many do (worked 50+ hours a week during my college years). Since I haven't taken the Chemistry classes, it will delay my MCATS for another year or two. I was wondering if anybody had any advice or inspiration for somebody starting a little late? My GPA is around a 3.0, but I do have the work exp. covered, as I have been in health care as a CNA and Easter Seals worker for 7 years. Thank you for your time and assistance. I am determined to make it, just feel like I'm sitting on the starting line spinning my wheels. ;)
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  3. work hard, go with your goals and ambitions...

    do your best to finish the requirements in a reasonable goal, and most of all, be true to yourself and your ambitions, and don't let anything or anyone come in your way ;)

    worst comes to worst, go get a masters or your phd and reply then when you have kick-A** records

    I wish you the very best,

  4. simpleton

    simpleton Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Watcha hit the nail on the head!

    You aren't late in the whole scheme of things. Do worry about being a year or two behind. Just make great grades, get the most out of your classes, prepare for the mcat, and continue your volunteering.
  5. old lady

    old lady Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    Tampa, Florida
    Hi Maria044,
    Don't worry, you are not that far behind! I am 25 and I am just applying now. Grades are really important though, but the good news is that they like improvement. You need to get almost all A's during your Junior and Senior years I would think. Maybe even take a fifth year to get your GPA up.
    Good luck!
  6. baylor06

    baylor06 Surgeon 10+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2001

    I agree with folks who posted above...I graduated 8 years ago with a 2.9 and some very bad grades in sciences classes. I'm not a science major. But thanks to some work experiences and a great post-bac program, I'm interviewing at some great schools. So stay focused and keep the will work out.
  7. Maria044

    Maria044 Junior Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    North Dakota
    Thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement. I will definately keep my chin up knowing that there are so many positive people out there that will one day be my fellow co-workers.
    Thanks again and I wish you all the best of luck!
  8. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Maria044 i agree with everyting others have said, but would like to add just one thing... make sure you come to sdn and read peopels post, expriences, etc. therr is some real great people on this site. they have helped me beyond words.
  9. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    "Old Lady" is 25?? Oh, that's rich. Get out the walker and the Ensure.

    25? Please...

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