I’m just beginning my journey to medical school and want some input.
Some quick background. I graduated 7 years ago with dual degrees both in the art/design areas. Because of this, I only have one true science class (astronomy). I did well in school with a 3.89 GPA and do well on standardized tests.
I know I can get all my clinical/shadowing/volunteer hours in. I’m really just trying to figure out the best way to get all my prerequisites in. The college’s I’m most interested in all seem to be competency based prerequisites rather than strict class lists. I can do a DIY postbac and get the 11 or so classes I need to do well on the MCAT, or one of the schools in my town offers biology bachelors which have the same 11 classes as requirements along with 10 or so others. Would it be beneficial to get the degree even though I don’t really need to improve my GPA much? Or would it look bad to start the degree and take the MCAT/apply to med school as soon as I can, even if it means not finishing the degree?