The past week I’ve been thinking about becoming a doctor (again) and found this wonderful site! I’d like introduce myself, tell you about my plan, and with any luck get some feedback on it.
I majored in statistics but and took all of my pre-med classes. Got an M.S. in biostatistics right after that which I finished in 2008. During that year I applied to several med school but did not get interviews for any of them. 3.5 undergrad, 3.7 grad GPA, good MCAT score, mediocre biology grades (B, B-, C, B).
Started work right after as a statistical programmer for the VA clinical trials program. No patient contact, no publications. Did that for almost two years, now I’m working at a place that trains EMTs, paramedics, and LVNs.
Activities: Rotary, on the board of two non-profits, chair of a city commission, ran for city council (didn’t win), and community emergency response team volunteer and trainer.
- -Get a full-time position as an EMT (I have a license)
-Find a medical office or hospital to shadow/volunteer at
-Take a year of biology at my CC
-Possibly take a year of anatomy/physio and/or Spanish at my CC
-Take the MCAT late 2011/early 2012
Apply in 2012
If anyone has advice or feedback, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!