As many of you know, I am a pre-med student and plan to apply to medical school after graduation! I’ve had a few people ask me to share my medical school plans and my timeline. I am going to give you all a little background about what I am doing/ what I plan to do to get into medical school, and I’m going to list the key components that matter when applying to medical school👩🏼⚕️💊💉
1️⃣ GPA: Your GPA is an important component when applying to medical school, but it is not the only thing that matters. A 3.7 is considered competitive, and I am always transparent with you guys on this account, so I am going to start by saying that my GPA is not in this range, it is something I’ve been working hard on improving. I have to compensate for my lower GPA in other areas to be considered a competitive applicant.
2️⃣MCAT: The MCAT is a rest that you take before applying to medical school. I am graduating in Fall of 2019, so I plan to take my MCAT in the Summer of 2019, with the goal of beginning medical school in the Fall of 2020. This exam is grueling, I will spend the majority of my spring and summer focusing solely on this exam, and plan to study 6-8 hours a day leading up to the exam date.
3️⃣Volunteering: I just started volunteering at the Second Harvest of the Big Bend in Tallahassee, and plan to spend at least 2 hours a week volunteering here until I graduate.the key when volunteering is to choose something meaningful to you. After recently becoming interested in nutrition and learning more about how malnourishment affects your body, it broke my heart to hear that 1 in 5 children in Tallahassee don’t know when they will eat their next meal. Second Harvest feeds these children and other people in need, and I am happy to assist them in any way I can the next couple of years. (Continue reading in comments, this post is a long oneeeee 😅)