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
Dismiss Notice
Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

work vs. study

Discussion in 'Re-Applicants [ MD / DO ]' started by krichan, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. krichan

    krichan Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2004
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a 3.3 GPA and 32 on the MCATs, summer research and clinical experiences: interesting but not amazing as far as schools are concerned - so far I've been rejected at 14 out of 19 and have had no interviews - most likely I won't get in this year. I think my GPA is the problem. I'm wondering if I should go with a postbac/masters program or whether meaningful work experience can also enhance my application.
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. XCanadianRagwee

    XCanadianRagwee Membership Revoked
    Removed

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,353
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. box29

    box29 Keep on keepin' on Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Messages:
    748
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Well, IMHO I think the classes in the post-bac program would definitely bring up your GPA. Working on something you love would definitely enhance your experiences and could beef up your personal statement and essays if you could relate it to medicine or your motivations. Good luck! Just don't bite off more than you can chew.:)
     
  5. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 1999
    Messages:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    I would say it depends where you are applying...

    If you are going allopathic...I would say def up the GPA...

    For osteopathic...you need to work with a DO and get a solid rec.

    Your MCAT seems fine...and research and clinical experiences are excellent for your app...

    I am assuming you are going allo...

    Do post back take undergrad classes..and beef it up..

    Best of luck...
     

Share This Page