sockdrop1

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-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?
 
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Mobius1985

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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).
 
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