theMBA Posted June 15, 2010 Report Share Posted June 15, 2010 Hi all, I've been following mature students' questions and stories for awhile and was hoping I can get some opinion on my dilemma as well. Like many others around, I am also considering applying to med school even though I have a solid life and a successful career in the healthcare administration field. In my late 20s I can never forget my childhood dream of becoming a doctor. I don't want to be 60 and regret that I never even applied. I will really appreciate any comments/insights/advice as to how to optimize my chances of reaching my dream. Here are some more details: I have an undergrad with all required pre-med courses, lots of volunteer work, work experience, leadership track, travel across the world. Unfortunately, due to some very significant family circumstances my undergrad GPA was not strong enough (3.36) and life just did not allow me the opportunity to even apply to med school back when all of my friends were getting in. A few years later, I'm finally on my feet and life is going pretty well. I'm just finishing my MBA (Masters of Business Admin) at a top Canadian university. My MBA GPA is not that amazing (I'm at 3.7 or so), but because my program is pretty tough I actually made the Dean's list (top 5% of my class). I love my career and have great prospects for fast-tracking through the ladder. And with an MBA next to my name, everyone is telling me I am going places. I'm not married, no children, not planning on having children in the next 5 years (even though I definitely will have children some day), I have an enormous mortgage and student loan to pay. I know I will have to write the MCAT (hopefully next summer), but I don't know if I need to take extra courses to improve my GPA, if I need even more volunteer work, if I need clinical research experience, etc. And with an MBA, I am surely not the traditional type of applicant. Thank you again for your comments! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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