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Will my GPA be competitive for the next cycle after this post bacc? ORM CA


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Mar 30, 2020
  1. Pre-Medical

I have just begun my DIY post-bacc journey. I just wanted to gain some insight into how my schedule looks so far. I took 2 courses this spring (as I missed the deadline to sign up for additional classes), but I only want to take classes this summer and fall because I'd like to study for the MCAT to take by next Jan/March. Ideally, I will apply next cycle. I've also taken a lot of BCPM classes throughout college, so I really don't have that many upper divs left to take.

Because my sGPA was so low prior to doing my DIY post-bacc, I'm concerned that adcoms will think that I'm unable to handle the rigor of med school. I'd take more science courses this summer, but there aren't additional courses that I haven't already taken that are being offered.

Ideally, I'd like to stay in CA, but am obviously looking into OOS as well. Thank you!
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I’m a very rich widow with a terrible secret.
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Jun 18, 2018
the West Coast
  1. Medical Student
You are looking good for DO. It’s hard to predict your chances for MD without the MCAT, but a high score (515+) will open a lot of doors for you - maybe even in California.

If you continue to earn straight As in your postbac, that’s going to go a long way towards convincing adcoms you can handle the work.
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