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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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Neo Soldier has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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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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Premed2hard specializes in College ex high achiever.

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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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TuxnadoDO specializes in Emergency medicine.

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You have a shot at DO but will need substantial extra-curriculars, volunteerism, etc. 

I had a similar GPA, above average MCAT,  MS in bio, health related work/volunteer activities, leadership roles, etc. Wound up on MD waitlist, I turned it down for DO acceptance. 

Start looking on the student doctor network forums. They can help. 

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Premed2hard specializes in College ex high achiever.

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^^

The program I am in gives us a decent application.

** 2 published research papers

** 1 addition to a national database

** 290 shadowing hours various MDs

** 200 hours community service

** Study Abroad 

**90% fluent in Spanish (not of Hispanic descent)

DO schools I have read many horror stories on SDN about lack of resources especially the newer programs.

Good news is my friend was just accepted to Med school 🙂

Leaning heavily towards ABSN at this point.

 

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Even if you cme from a do school you will match into residency. Even if you match into family med you will still make more than all of your nursing counterparts including crna

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TuxnadoDO specializes in Emergency medicine.

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12 hours ago, Premed2hard said:

^^

The program I am in gives us a decent application.

** 2 published research papers

** 1 addition to a national database

** 290 shadowing hours various MDs

** 200 hours community service

** Study Abroad 

**90% fluent in Spanish (not of Hispanic descent)

DO schools I have read many horror stories on SDN about lack of resources especially the newer programs.

Good news is my friend was just accepted to Med school 🙂

Leaning heavily towards ABSN at this point.

 

my horrific DO program managed to prepare me well enough to score in the 99th percentile on USMLE step 1 and 2 (yes, I took them), ace my clinical years and practically have my pick of EM residencies (allopathic.)

but hey if you’d rather be a nurse than a lowly DO, you know, more power to you. I mean that sincerely, if you could be happy in the nursing field, you should definitely do that rather than dedicating the next 7+ years of your life to medical training. Don’t take up a DO spot if you’re half-hearted about it, there’s plenty of students grinding away for that spot.

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19 minutes ago, TuxnadoDO said:

my horrific DO program managed to prepare me well enough to score in the 99th percentile on USMLE step 1 and 2 (yes, I took them), ace my clinical years and practically have my pick of EM residencies (allopathic.)

but hey if you’d rather be a nurse than a lowly DO, you know, more power to you. I mean that sincerely, if you could be happy in the nursing field, you should definitely do that rather than dedicating the next 7+ years of your life to medical training. Don’t take up a DO spot if you’re half-hearted about it, there’s plenty of students grinding away for that spot.

Yeah I’m not sure why this person is MD or bust. Unless he is gunning for some super picky surgical sub specialty DO is fine. Like you I interviewed at all MD residencies (IM w fellowships) and as long as someone does good in school they should have no worries. Yeah DO schools get some weaker students and have less research stuff but it’s not that bad. We have a 100% placement rate every year with a few ortho/optho/ high tier IM/ big name EM, etc matches. 
 

if this person isn’t happy with DO I do not se them being satisfied with being an RN

 

 

worst case scenerio is outpatient FM which is actually a pretty good gig outside major coastal cities

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