Hello everyone -
I have been lurking for several days and have seen that this is a wonderful community. I just started down this path, and am seeking some general advice. A little bit about me:
- 2000 Naval Academy grad with a BS in History and a 3.22 GPA. I took Physics and Chemistry, but had mediocre grades: C’s in Physics I and Chem II, B in Chem II, A in Physics II; C’s in Calc… and then a 4.0 senior year when I finally pulled it together
- 7 years of service in the Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer (loved it and still miss it)
- 2 years at a top 5 Business school (3.28 GPA)
- 3 years on Wall Street (did well but hated it)
Now, I am finally starting back down the path to being a physician. I’m NYC based and applying to Stony Brook’s post-bacc program tomorrow. I just registered for classes (General Chem, Organic Chem, and Biology) at New York City Tech because I jumped in too late and was closed out of the other CUNY’s and not sure Stony Brook will come through last minute. I am also (this week) sending out applications to volunteer programs. If I get good grades this semester, my plan is to take the MCAT in April and apply to schools during the summer of 2013.
A few questions for the experts out there:
- Is this plan too ambitious given my lack of volunteer experience and the fact that I haven’t done anything science or medicine related in 15 years?
- Do you think I need to re-take Physics and Chemistry?
- Any thoughts on Stony Brook vs New York CIty Tech?
- I know that there are many of you on this site that started med school over 35, but is there a compiled list of where everyone went so I can get a better idea of older candidate friendly schools?
- What else should I really be thinking about now?