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Should you wish to submit your own content, please consider buying a sponsored link from reddit.Why can't I see my post? If your account is under 72 hours old or has fewer than 10 comment karma AutoModerator will automatically remove your post. I just finished up my post-bac at UVA, and I had 3 C+'s on my college transcript. I applied to Bryn Mawr and Goucher (interviewed at Bryn Mawr but was rejected, and rejected w/ no interview at Goucher) but interviewed and was accepted at UVA, Mt.
Start by visiting the program’s website. They should at least advertise their overall medical school acceptance rates. For example, Bryn Mawr’s postbac program clearly states that they have “a consistent medical school acceptance rate of more than 98 percent.” It is a red flag if the program does not readily advertise their success rates.
Holyoke, and UVM. My C+'s were in Chemistry and Calculus too, so it was definitely a black mark on my application, but I still ended up getting into several post-bacs! I would recommend just applying without retaking those courses, and apply broadly (ie, not just Bryn Mawr and Goucher, but to some lesser-known programs as well) to maximize your chances of an acceptance. You'll be fine!Also, I was pretty much always asked in my interviews about my C+'s, so just be able to explain why you got them and why you think you'd be able to do better than that in a post-bac. I did my post-bac right out of college, so I volunteered 3 hours/week at a children's hospital during my senior year (80 hours), plus I had completed 80 hours of volunteering at a hospital when I was in high school. So not much medical experience at the time of my application, really, just hospital volunteering. I had done extensive research (thousands of hours), but in psychology, so I'm not sure how they viewed that.Obviously I have improved my medical experience that since then, though, with additionally volunteering during my post-bac year as well as clinical shadowing.I definitely think my grades were the reason for my rejection from those schools.
While my GPA was a 3.55, I think they were hesitant to accept someone who had taken some of the pre-reqs before and had done badly in them, and I don't blame them. I ended up getting A's in post-bac chemistry anyway, so it all worked out! Let me know if you have any other questions, I'd be glad to answer. I'm not sure what the best type is; honestly I think it's what fits your needs best.
There are one- and two-year programs, and I only applied to one-year programs because I wanted to get to med school as soon as possible.As far as difficulty, I will be honest, it is very difficult. I love science but it doesn't come to me naturally, and it definitely takes me a lot of studying to grasp the concepts. The hardest part is that you're taking all of those hard sciences at once, and you have 1-2 tests a week, plus 3 labs a week, plus volunteering, quizzes, MCAT prep, etc.it's just a lot. But I survived, and I think that if you're willing to work really hard for a year, it's totally do-able.
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I am not quite sure where to start. I read the guide but it was meant more for undergraduates. I have a BS in Computer Science and want to go to medical school. I imagine I have to take post-bacc classes to get the coursework needed to apply to medical school.
Does anyone have any information on exactly what classes I need, the best way to approach it, etc.If I only made a 3.02 GPA at Georgia Tech in BS of Computer Science because I was not interested in the material, am I screwed?Thanks. My suggestion is this: Go and spend some time in a health care setting. Volunteer at a hospital, shadow a doctor or two. Be sure that this is something you really want to do.After that, if you're still on board, then you'll need to take some courses.
Med schools generally require the following courses, however, it varies from school to school. Gen Chem 1&2. Gen Bio 1&2. Physics 1&2. Organic Chemistry 1&2. Biochemistry. Genetics.
Calculus/Statistics. Psychology/SociologyI imagine you took some of those courses during your undergrad, and those can count, but you'll need to find some way of getting the others. There are several ways of doing this, but the cheapest route is to pursue these courses at a local community college or university (some med schools don't like CC credits, so a 4-year college would be the best bet).While you're taking those courses, which could take 1-2 years to complete depending on what credits you may already have, you need to study for and take the MCAT, which you would want to do in the Spring before you apply. If you are interested in a formal post-bac program for career changers, the top 3 are universally considered to be Bryn Mawr, Johns Hopkins, and Goucher College.
They have the most linkage arrangements, which are special programs that offer consideration for admission the following year (no gap-year) at various med schools if you meet certain requirements. Nearly all their students are accepted to medical school. Temple, on the other hand, has a post-bac program that guarantees admission to their freshman class if your GPA in their program is over a 3.5 and you score above a 30 on the MCAT (not sure what the equivalent would be on the new version of the test). If you would rather not take the courses on your own as a 'DIY postbac' and prefer the guidance and advising of a formal program, I would strongly recommend one of these four. Those are absolutely the top 3 postbac programs, but because they are the top 3, it is nearly as difficult to get into one of those programs as it is to get into med school.
My friend applied to those 3 with a 3.9 GPA, several first author clinical research papers as well as a half dozen minor authorships, great clinical volunteering and shadowing, and was rejected from Bryn Mawr and Goucher but got into Hopkins. It's extremely competitive. These places are looking for people that have excelled previously in another field (or at least excelled in undergrad) and are 100% committed to switching to medicine.
With a 3.0 GPA and no stated reasons for switching to medicine, I doubt OP meets their criteria. No, I don't think you're screwed. Most of these programs take people with around a 3.5 undergrad GPA or higher. You would probably be better served with a DIY-postbac by enrolling as a non-degree student at the university of your choice (GA Tech or Emory if you're still in ATL, or maybe UGA/GA State). After you take the intro courses (and ace them), you could see about enrolling in a Master's program in physiology if you want to have a have a high grad GPA to be considered on your med school application. While taking the classes, definitely get some research experience (Emory will have lots of opportunities), volunteer, clinical, and shadowing experience.
I think if you do really well in your intro courses and a master's program, you can have a shot at MD. If you do well in just your intro courses, you will have a chance at DO but MD might be a little trickier. I can imagine it would be hard to take more than 1 class at a time if you're working full time at a professional job making 6 figures. If you can swing it, I would try it. But if you want to get to medical school as quickly as possible, it's better to take 4+ classes at once and be done in under 2 years. One thing that works for some people is to get certified as an EMT and use that to get clinical experience and pay the bills while you're taking your required science classes.
If you save up some money to pay for your classes at a less expensive university and get EMT certified at night, right now, you could put yourself in a good position to quit your job, take your science classes, and be starting medical school in 3 years. If that makes sense at all. So i was in your boat a few months ago when i applied for my post bac. I chose a formal post bac because i wanted to be a part of a cohort with a supportive environment. A quick google search shows that seattle uni has a post bac program since you live in seattle this could be a good option for you. The three programs that the other mentioned are great but only you can decide if you really need to move to go to a post bac and get yourself into 70,000+ debt for a post bac before medical school.
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I think all post bac will give you the classes you need the only difference is some have linkages which i don't think is worth the premium. Scanmaster elm full version download torrent hd. If you work hard, do well in your classes, volunteer, and get a good mcat score you can get into medical school.
Some prefer the linkages because they want a 'guarantee' but to me its not worth the added money. Everyone wants the big name schools but like the previous comments said those schools are super competitive and not necessarily the most supportive environment. You may want a school thats less competitive where students study together because that may help you do your best. Who needs the added drama or gunners in their postbac? (i'm not saying that only some schools have gunners, many schools will have gunners, but at those three programs you can bet that they will attract a very large number of gunners).