flcath wrote:No, I really want to do medicine; it was law that was the crappy, arbitrary, default decision. I was in a position where I knew I wouldn't get into MS, but I took the stupid fucking LSAT (also w/o prep), and--since law requires neither any pre-requisite classes OR a good gpa in the classes you do take--and realized that, omg, I can get into prestigious schools w/o doing anything. At least I didn't go to Cornell, where I'd be racking up $50K/yr. in debt.vamedic03 wrote:OP, you need to take some time to do a little bit of 'soul searching.' If you want to be a doctor, then you shouldn't be in law school. You need to figure out what you want to do, but you also need to realize that life is not a binary decision - there are professions outside of law and medicine.I think I'd have to retake it (3 year expiration), but I'm sure I could match it or beat it with some prep. I seriously don't see any program in the nation, MD or DO, admitting me w/ my GPA. This matches what I've been told by adcomms and advisors.vamedic03 wrote:(1) MCAT of 34 won't get you into Harvard, but it will get you into plenty of allopathic medicine programs - even with a 3.2.Yeah, but some are designed for me. Penn, for example, has both programs.vamedic03 wrote:(2) Carefully research your postbac options - a lot of postbacs are designed for people without hard science backgrounds rather than just low GPA's.I'd do it if it meant I could apply now and get in, or if I was ever in a situation where I could get into DO but not MD. However, right now I couldn't get either, and after a post-bacc I'd probably be able to get both.vamedic03 wrote:(3) Consider applying to osteopathic medicine programs. DO's are still licensed physicians, and while you might not get as prestigious of residencies, I know plenty of DO's who are anesthesiologists, radiologists, and (though a non ROAD specialty) a couple of DO cardiac surgeons.
I know plenty of DO's / DO students with crap GPAs and lower MCATs and funky undergrads.