I graduated with a bachelor’s of science in Computer Science a couple of years ago.
I am hell-bent on becoming a doctor, but because of my past, I fear that my application will automatically be tossed in the trash.
I got a 3.25 cumulative in my computer science degree, but had to withdraw from semesters twice because of mental health issues.
I thought I was in a decent position to do a post-bacc and apply, but after realizing I’ll have to disclose all transcripts, I feel like the ground has crumbled beneath my feet.
Shortly after high-school, I attempted to go to community college a few times, but wound up having once mediocre semester, withdrawing from 2 subsequent semesters, and then taking two classes and getting F’s in a third semester because I had to stop due to mental health.
Fortunately, my mental health issues have been resolved. I am doing better than ever, and my low points are behind me.
I just fear that no matter how good my post-bacc, MCAT, ECs and LOR are, I will be automatically disqualified because nobody will want to take a risk on someone with a past like mine.
Should I give up and find another career?