I have really managed to ruin my academic history and I don’t think I have a chance of getting into Medical school anymore.
I have Multiple program changes, failed course/bad marks/2 late withdrawals.
In First year: completed 3.5 courses (need 4 courses to join a program) and my GPA was 2.88, which is workable.
I didn’t complete the life science prerequisites (only biology – BIO150Y1) and didn’t take any courses over summer. Started second year with no program.
Second year: Decided to take all the second year psychology specialist courses and apply to specialist after second year. (note: specialist and major psych programs are competitive)
I only took three courses in first semester (GPA is 1.05) and five courses second semester (GPA is 2.34, and one course was failed: 47%). I only got into the psych minor program.
Done second year still with no program and an even lower GPA, hopelessness sinking in.
Summer: planned on working hard, doing the science prereqs (ideally I would like to get into Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology).
Needed organic chem, physical chem and molecular bio. Got Orgo chem (76), but dropped physical chem, and withdrew late from bio130.
In Third year (now): decided my best chance would be to change my major to humanities (history and english double major). So taking a first and second year history course and two second year english courses (both year long).
If I get 4.0 in every history/english course from now on and apply to medical school in three more years, would I have a good chance of getting in? (only based on academic programs and marks)
My main fear is that switching my program so many times has ruined my chances (and GPA is not good either). There is no continuity in my course selection and I have not commited to a program.
Would it be best to try to get into life science again or should I just continue with his/eng? Do I have a chance?
Flatly I don not think your life is over, but I also am having a bit of a parental moment and want to advise you to consider if your goals are realistic. I know poo poo, askastudent being all serious.
Here are the MCAT requirements for Canadian schools. Some work in your favour, others do not. Some weigh later years more heavily, while others only take grades from full course load semesters. Look through these and see if it helps you out a bit.
There are a lot of ifs ands or buts going on in your academic life story, so I am commanding … SIKE … suggesting, that you hit up an academic advisor. They will be both helpful, non threatening and honest with you.
may the peace be with you,