I anticipate that this topic has been beaten to death to some extent, but I am posting in hope of receiving guidance specific to my situation. Thank you all in advance for any input - I greatly appreciate it.
In short - I am a 30 yr old management consultant working for a high tier firm looking to change route into medicine. I attended UCSB in 2013 and graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.34.
The first half of my college career I took the classes below. The overall GPA for these science courses was 2.98 (low for reasons I won’t dive into now - but in short my mom got very sick and I needed to earn money ASAP and send it home).
- 1 Year of Bio w. 2 labs
- 1 year of Physics, 3 labs
- 1 year of Gen. Chem , 3 labs
- 1 Qrt. of O.Chem , 1 lab
- 2 Qrts of Calc and Linear Algebra
My first ask is: Can somebody provide input as to whether I have met the med school prerequiste course work, or not? I keep seeing different things on the internet but according to AAMC, I only need to take Ochem.
Second ask: I’m looking into post-bacc programs and I see that there have been some discussions about the UCLA extension program and some talks about what classes to retake (Cs or lower) generally. 2.98 is objectively a low GPA and it’s been almost 10 years since I took these classes. Should I retake the intro classes? Take graduate classes?
Are there any post-baccs that you recommend?
Thank you for any input!