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Post bacc or classes at large?

Asked 11 months ago by Guest (120 points)

I am a nurse with a passion to switch to medicine. My undergrad GPA was 3.48. I am wondering if I should do a post bacc premed program or take classes at large? What do medical schools prefer? If I did really well in classes on my own at a university as opposed to a full program would they overlook the 3.48?

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Answered 11 months ago by tantacles (24340 points)

A GPA of 3.48 is likely to get you into medical school with an exceptional MCAT; no medical school will "overlook" your GPA as it will still be paired with your MCAT, but an excellent showing in a post-bacc will absolutely help your chances.. That being said, if you have not finished your pre-requisites, you will have to do those, and I would recommend doing them at any four year college. I'm not sure what you mean by "at large." I will say that there is little difference between doing a formal post-baccalaureate program vs. taking the courses a la carte from a four year university, so feel free to do either one.

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