I agree that that would weigh heavily for med school admissions, IF he had demonstrated at least OK grades in science/math as an undergrad before or after that. I'm not sure his medic service would affect his admission into a BS/MD program, which are oftern reserved for the kind of student who would transition to MD/PhD programs--that is, very academically oriented students who can withstand a very intense science math load. Justin has no background that would make an admissions officer think he could handle that kind of academic set up...and indeed he isn't. Most undergrad programs would space out the science/math with some non med school relevant classes--lit., history, etc., that he could let slide if he got snowed under. Now he seems to be taking nothing but classes he needs for med school...not a great idea for any student any time...but especially not good for someone with no history of academic success.Originally Posted by WrigleyDogA2;3714164;
End of rant---kind of get on my soapbox when I see such poor "advising", as I see it all the time where I work---kids getting in way over their heads when they could be quite successful if they just took things at a normal pace.