Short and sweet. Graduating from Pharm school in May. 3.2 GPA (both under- and grad). Research experience with poster/publication. Want to apply to both MD/DO, but realize my GPA is low. No MCAT as of yet. Would a post-bac help? SMP?
I'd recommend working for a couple of years as pharmacist, so that you get full credit for having a bit of a healthcare career, and so that you're not carrying ridiculous debt (if you have debt) into med school. And so that there's a dividing line that separates your 3.2 effort from your 3.7+ effort after deciding to pursue med school.
Meanwhile get a very competitive MCAT score by October (of some year), so that you can apply in October to the good SMPs for the following August.
You definitely need to take the MCAT and see how you do; that is going to determine your course of action; unless you get a stellar score like above 35, because of your low GPA you would have to do a SMP! My GPA was 3.45 and I know that if I don't do at least a 34 or higher I can forget allopathic school and would have to apply to a SMP in order to prove myself to those schools that I can do the work!
for me its either going to be the SMP route or PA school! its all going to depend on the stupid MCAT!!!