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Just wondering? I was always a high achiever in HS graduated with my AAS, CMA my senior year, and was accepted to a competitive pre-med program graduating in 3 years. 

Well, it is evident now that I will not have the grades to be accepted to MD, DO, or PA school not that I was ever against nursing (my mom and sister are RN's) I always wanted more science, more why, more understanding or so I thought (Reality was humbling).

My sGPA is low 3.3 (almost straight B's), cGPA 3.77, and MCAT 505 (low).  I will graduate this year and have all of the pre-reqs to apply to a ABSN program. 

Any premeds that aren't doing epically well considering the same? 

 

 

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Have you looked into medical schools in the Caribbean? SGU? Ross? I don't know how easy it is to get residency in the states. I know someone who went to one of the Caribbean schools that's why I ask. 

 

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No, I'm not interested in going to spend 350k for a Caribbean education (Yes, I do believe it is sub-par). 

 

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I wasn't a premed but if you're interested in the science of it all (like me), there are some great nursing professions that allow you to delve into that more than regular bedside nursing would: perioperative, anesthesia (CRNA), and specialized ICUs (neuro, cardiac, etc), to name a few.

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On 2/11/2020 at 7:25 PM, Premed2hard said:

Any premeds that aren't doing epically well considering the same? 

I don't know but theoretically it's possible since nursing is an...interesting...body of knowledge and educational process. That is to say it has some quirks beyond just being able to process and regurgitate factual information.

 

On 2/11/2020 at 7:25 PM, Premed2hard said:

Well, it is evident now that I will not have the grades to be accepted to MD, DO, or PA school not that I was ever against nursing (my mom and sister are RN's) I always wanted more science, more why, more understanding or so I thought (Reality was humbling).

 

My advice is to think long and hard and investigate every single possible option from where you sit right now.

 

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You can totally apply to DO schools with those stats. How are your ec’s? Volunteer hours? Shadowing? Any research? 

and yes don't go Carribean. Especially now that they changed step 1 into pass/fail. 
 

edited: PA school is totally doable btw. Not sure why you think your stats are not good enough. Some schools accept mcat scores as well but i’d take the gre if i were you. You can apply to more schools. Also its not as bad as the mcat

 

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On 2/11/2020 at 7:25 PM, Premed2hard said:

Just wondering? I was always a high achiever in HS graduated with my AAS, CMA my senior year, and was accepted to a competitive pre-med program graduating in 3 years. 

Well, it is evident now that I will not have the grades to be accepted to MD, DO, or PA school not that I was ever against nursing (my mom and sister are RN's) I always wanted more science, more why, more understanding or so I thought (Reality was humbling).

My sGPA is low 3.3 (almost straight B's), cGPA 3.77, and MCAT 505 (low).  I will graduate this year and have all of the pre-reqs to apply to a ABSN program. 

Any premeds that aren't doing epically well considering the same? 

 

 

Whoa whoa your stats aren’t that bad. You could get into a DO school. I would absolutely advise against the Caribbean route as step 1 will be going pass/fail in a few years and it makes it harder to stand out

 

we had people in my class (DO) school with much worse stats than that

 

for reference I was an NP prior to med school and graduate med school in a couple months so I know you are competitive enough 

 

 

505 is above average for MANY DO schools

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