Basically the title… I’ve had an interesting path after college, but have been working as a materials scientist on high powered lasers for nuclear fusion at a national lab. I only have a BS (even though I work directly alongside PhD scientists), and have no published research. I can maybe get some authorship on peer-reviewed papers if I move myself into a bit of a different role, but a lot of my work currently is non-publishable.
My GPA in college was terrible - 3.13. How likely am I to get into med schools? What can I do to help myself out? I’m married and am the sole provider, making dropping my 6 figure salary for volunteering a little tough. I do need some prerequisites that’ll boost my GPA a bit (maybe up to 3.3 if I take more than just what I need and ace everything), but certainly not enough to stand next to all these ridiculous 3.8 matriculating GPAs.
How useful are post-bacc programs? If spending $40k on a program like this is what it takes, then I guess that’s what I’ll have to do. I feel like I have enough life experience that if I get an interview I can stand out, but I’m afraid my applications will just get tossed out with hardly a look due to my GPA.
Its just so hard to find info out there about non-standard applicants, I’m hoping some of you can help me out!