1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

What Should I Do?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by sockdrop1, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. sockdrop1

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    -Anthropology major. The only science classes I've taken so far are Gen Chem, Organic Chem, Physics, and Biology.

    -My overall gpa is a 3.43 and science gpa is 3.51.

    -MCAT: 30

    -Plan on taking physiology and biochemistry next year. However, considering what I know about those classes at my school, I'm expecting B's at best, probably dropping my science gpa to around a 3.4.

    -Community service: tutoring, leadership in service group, weekly soup kitchen

    -Studied abroad in China

    -No research or health experience, I plan to geting experience next year doing hospital volunteering.

    -Asian, CA resident, top 20 school(don't know if this matters)

    I'm not going to apply to DO. I'm also not going to apply to medical school right away. What I really wanted to do is spend a couple years volunteering with Americorps. However, I'm not sure I can afford to do that, considering where my gpa will be. Assuming my gpa's stay at 3.4-3.5 level, can I afford to do the volunteer thing after graduation? Or will I probably need to do an SMP or post bac to get into an allopathic school?
     
    #1 sockdrop1, Dec 18, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2008
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Mobius1985

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,484
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    With a subpar GPA of 3.43, you need to make more effort to get As now to avoid a few years of GPA repair down the road. Why not stay in school an extra year and take more classes to accomplish this (besides getting As in Physiology and Biochem).
     

Share This Page