I became interested in Physician Assistant about 2 years ago. I had a recent opportunity to shadow a MD anesthesiologist in an entire day of surgeries at the hospital where I volunteer. That and speaking with other PA’s left me feeling that I might want to try for MD.
I have an MS in Geology, and have worked in engineering consulting for 9 years, and I’m a 33 yo woman.
My undergrad record is spotty with a D in calculus which I retook later and got a B. Undergrad GPA at first institution was like a 2.75 and then at latter undergrad institution a 3.59. In grad school they don’t give GPA’s, but if you had to calculate, mine would have been the equivalent of a 3.7. Took Physics 101/102 in grad school and earned B’s.
Now in Bio 101/102 - cumulative GPA is a 4.0. My plan for next semester is to attend school full time in the fall and take Chem 101/102, microbio, and A&P (required for PA).
- Do I even stand a chance applying for med school?
1a. If I wanted to pursue a pre-med track, what else would I need?
- Can you even dare to be pregnant at any point in the med school/residency process?
- If you are a woman who is/was in similar situation with kids or wanting kids, what would you/did you do?