I’m non-traditional at age 50; holder of B.Sc Math (GPA 3.65) dating 25 years.
Six months ago I had questions.
And now, six months later, I am beginning to get answers.
What has happened, then, over these six months:
- Countless visits to this site have allowed me to glean a wealth of information
- I have contacted several med schools
- Structured a 2-year 'post-bac' plan of sorts
- Applied and been accepted at a local university
- Completed one semester of Gen.Chem/Gen.Bio/Phys-Mechanics/Cal
- The transcript currently reads GPA 4.2, having scored 90% or better in each of the 4 courses
- Have volunteered 100 hours at the triage area of a local hospital
- Now getting ready for the second semester
I appologize for tooting my horn - but I really have busted my butt. I wanted the grades, worked hard
for them, and am quite proud.
The addition of these elements to my resumé represent the first concrete evidence, after years of
wondering, that this project may make sense after all!
The challenge lying ahead is to demonstrate consistency in academic ability, and to continue adding
positive elements to my resumé.
Here's a question relating to my second semester.
Ideally, I was hoping to continue with 4 courses: Gen.Chem/Gen.Bio/Phys-Waves/Cal.
The Bio course available at my university has no lab component - and won't cut it.
So I have postponed it and plan to take the 2nd Bio from a different school in the summer; now I have a
load of 3 courses, and am desperately looking to add a 4th one.
What would you all consider? A humanities? CPR training? A medical Ethics course? ???
All your feedback is greatly appreciated!