Anesthesia Advice from Accepted Applicants.
Posted by Introns on May 13, 2017, 9:43 pm
Been coming to this forum for almost two years now. Most people post about their "chances" of getting in to places and I don't know for those who have been accepted into programs where you were. I don't want to make this long, but I am not your typical applicant. Took me awhile to get through undergrad, my health wasn't 100% a few semesters that set me back and hurt my GPA. I finished my undergrad with a 2.6 in Biology. |
After school. I became an anesthesia tech and I was instantly put in an environment I knew that I wanted to work in for the rest of my life. It motivated me. I found the AA program and went back to school for post-bacc. I pretty much did everything again almost... Orgo I/II, Physics I/II, A&P, Advanced Physiology, Calc, Gen Chem II. I finished with a 3.79 GPA in my post-bacc. I didn't take any general biology courses over again because I feel I have a strong background in it. I could take those classes again, but I am paid my way through post-bacc myself. So it's difficult to load up classes to take with my budget and full time work schedule.
I've worked in the last 3 years in anesthesia and logged about 8,000 hours in that time, averaging 55 hours a week. Took the MCAT, pretty average with a 495. I was hoping for a 500, but I put my all into it over the last two years. I've worked hard for what I have achieved thus far and now I am worried that it's not enough. I have 3 LORs from the anesthesia director at my hospital, trauma anesthesia coordinator, cardiac anesthesiologist and my orgo professor. So on paper, I am happy with what I accomplished and I am just praying for an interview. But I don't knoe if the undergrad GPA is going to deter a lot of schools from even looking at me.
Stressful. Don't know if any accepted students that are on this forum took a different path like myself. Thanks for reading.