First off I would like to say that this site is amazing! I am so glad I found out. I am a 30 year old guy who has always wanted to be a doctor since I was younger. I attended West Virginia University and joined a fraternity which lead to not studying. My mother was also diagnosed with late stage III Ovarian Cancer right when I started undergrad. I am her only son and very close to her so I was responsible for her care. We traveled to many hospitals for her treatments which forced me to either drop courses or do very bad in some. I ended up with 155 credit hours and a GPA of a 2.44. I did great on the LSAT and was accepted into several law schools but never attended. It just didn’t feel like the right path for me. So I decided on Business since a few docs told me that it will be useful to have as doc because it can help you manage your practice or move up to a chair position within your department a little faster. I went on to get a masters degree in business with a 3.25 GPA. WV has 2 Alloepathic Schools and 1 DO school. I am aiming at the WVSOM because I have many friends who attended there and loved it! But I would go ANYWHERE in the U.S. that I am accepted. However, I am not sure if I can fix my past. Below is a breakdown of my academic record.
- Undergrad GPA 2.44
- 52 W’s on my undergraduate transcript (I dropped a lot of classes do to working and taking care of my mother who was ill with cancer)
- 3.25 from a Masters in Business Administration
I plan on starting in January at a different state university to fulfill the requirements for a 2nd Bachelors degree in Biology. I believe it is an additional 65 credits from what I have now. Even with a 4.0 from these additional 65 credits my GPA will still be horrible. You guys are wonderful and I would love to have some advice from you. Thank you so much!