Good evening everyone! I’m just posting here to see what you all think.
I’m currently active duty Air Force (enlisted) looking to apply for early separation to start my DIY post-bacc this fall. I got an online degree from Purdue Global University due to being AD and got a 4.0. I also have some credits from a local community college where I took some pre-reqs and got a 3.9
I plan on taking bio, chem 1, and physics 1 this fall. Then chem 2, physics 2, and genetics this spring. I intend on self-studying organic chem and some biochem to take the MCAT in april to apply next may. I think I can study for biochem because I took it online (will be retaking it in person next fall) but am concerned about self studying for organic chem.
I am an xray tech in the AF for the last 5 years with some shadowing experience but primarily just clinical experience.
I will also end up applying to med schools while still completing prereqs (will be finished next fall)
What is your guys’ opinion? Should I take a gap year to finish prereqs, study for the MCAT longer, and other experience or should I continue with applying next year?
Any advice would be awesome!