I am a recent graduate with a BS in Cell and Molecule Bio. Graduated in 2020 with a 2.6 GPA (yeah I know it’s bad). Still very passionate about pursuing medicine and currently working to figure out my next steps. I have applied to a few MS programs but I haven’t heard back yet. All this waiting has had me thinking if an MS degree is even the right step that I should be taking. I know that an upward trend in undergraduate GPA is important but in order to make that 3.0 mark, I would have to take close to 2 years’ worth of classwork and ace it. I was really hoping to apply in the 2021 cycle. Since graduating I have been working on other aspects of my application. I’ve been volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Shadowing with physicians, and working as a CNA. I am also starting to study for the MCAT next month. I am open to any and all advice. Thank you.