I've sort of hit a bit of a roadblock in terms of decision-making moving forward. After a very poor first UG (2.8 GPA), I decided to do a 2nd UG in order to pursue my dream of becoming a physician.
I did reasonably well (GPA = 3.7) but I realize that for med school GPAs, this may definitely not be competitive enough. My second undergrad was a full BA in Psychology completed in 2 years with full 30-credit course loads at UBC.
Currently, my MCAT scores are (I am registered for a re-write in May and am absolutely confident I can do better than this):
My ECs include:
Volunteering/working as a Research Assistant (2 years: 1 abstract, 1 poster, 1 second author publication, another publication in the works)
clinical: Hospital Patient Visiting for 2 years
Hospital short term care assistant (6 months)
community: Peer Counselling/Mental Health Wellness Service (2 years)
Alumni Coordinator for my undergraduate society (1 year)
Worked as a legal assistant for 1 year
Volunteered as a admin assistant for the Cancer Society for 1 year
Manager for a contracting firm (work) (1 year)
athletics: Captain and Coaching Soccer for 3 years
indoor soccer, outdoor soccer, etc.
At this point, I was hoping for some advice. I could apply to some schools and take my (slim) chances getting an interview. Or I could go into grad school and complete my MSc in Neuroscience. I already have an amazing supervisor lined up who is begging me to do my grad degree with the lab, but I really want to go into medicine. I enjoy research, but I really miss being able to interact with patients when I'm doing the desk work.
Based on my stats, can anyone provide me any insight? Would I be better off doing my Masters and then applying or should I just try my hand at applications with my current background. Any tips are appreciated!