I was in the US Navy for ten years; I medically retired in 2019 and want to become a doctor, my reason is due to past medical conditions and make a difference for others. I want to ensure my story is more inspirational than negative when I apply for an MD program. What are the things that can help support my goal(show) than just my story?
I worked in the admin (records) and nutrition department at a military hospital during my last years; I interacted with many patients in my nutrition job since others did not like to talk to patients. I have documentation that describes my job title. Is it necessary to get a letter from the hospital’s commanding officer to help support my application?
does military service count as community service?
I applied to UM for my undergrad, but I got rejected because my GPA doesn’t meet the reqs; they count all the college classes ever attempted in my life. I dropped two semesters before military and one during military (medical treatment). I started school again in fall 2020, I have been doing great and will continue that, but I wonder if this “overall GPA” will affect my future MD applications. I want to get some recommendations on what to do if this is an issue. I want to make myself the fittest candidate possible to have more options.