25 years old
Bachelors degree from meh state school, unrelated to medicine/biology, mediocre GPA ( was not interested at all in my field of study) sub 3.0 GPA, with zero sciences credits other than the required for my degree ( one biology class )
I score very high on the LSAT, technically unrelated but do you think it would make up for my chit GPA? ( I can get into t6 law schools)
I recreationally study biology, chemistry, medicine, physics etc and have done so for years. I score very well when I take MCAT practice tests. I do not have any doubt that I would perform well once in school, but getting in seems like it would be a HUGE problem givin my circumstances.
I don't want to be old as fuk compared to other medical students, I feel like a joke even imagining myself in med school... Not too mention residency..
Any miscers have any input?
My GPA is low, it embarrasses me now, but I was young and had absolutely zero interest in my degree. It's safe to say I winged it through college, not studying, not even buying my textbooks in a few cases, not opening them in more :/.. I'm not a dumbass, I know I would do very well in anything I sincerely dedicated myself too. My LSAT scores are very high, which I hope would appeal to admissions as a substitute for my GPA. Do you think they would?
Second problem is lack of science credits. I obsessed over the sciences the last few years, reading tons and tons.. Physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, etc but since it was on my own time I have nothing to show for it. No credit hours. Do med schools REQUIRE a set numbe of science credits ( biology/chemistry)?
Third, I'm poor compared to med school standards/costs. Does scholarships and financial aid usually cover enough to live through school?