So, I have the option of graduating a full year early from my college. I'll have a B.S in Interdisciplinary Program with a concentration in Anthropology and two minors, History (minor GPA 3.5) and Geology (minor GPA 4.0). My current major GPA is 4.0 and my current overall GPA is a 3.2, still have to get the grades from fall 2017 and spring 2018 tho. This graduating early thing took me and my adviser by complete surprise, so I have yet to take the MCAT or even apply for med or grad school; so, I'll be taking a year off to work or do an internship, depending if I do plan on graduating early.
Sadly, I have not taken a lot of the pre-req classes because I thought I was no suited for the pre-med track, and even the Biology major when I was one my first year at college. My first year as a biology major was rather ruff, which led to my current overall GPA being only a 3.2. I have completed sciences courses like:
- an intro biology class -- C
-a year of general chemistry (Gen Chem I & II) C & A
-a zoology class -- C
Besides that a lot my course revolve around critical thinking, thanks to the nature of my current major. I have taken numerous anthropology related courses, a course on sociology, a course on gender, etc. However, with the transition to the anthropology major I have yet to get anything lower than an A with my major and a B with my minors. I fairly certain I have what it takes for med school, but without the pre-reqs I'm really scared/nervous because I know that if I were to take the classes at my current school I would overwork myself and tank the courses. Tanking meaning I would at least get a C at lowest, which can be attributed to not testing well at all despite knowing the information rather well (my luck and poor life-story, in which my one professor wants to do a research study on).
Another reason I worry about taking some of the pre-req is due to my job as an RA, which helps me to gain leadership skills, communication skills, working in a team and being independent, while sometimes doing slight medical related things with residents. However, there are numerous nights (or weeks at time) where I barely get any sleep dealing with college drama or a bust of some nature.
I don't know what to do to be honest. My mom would love if I graduated a full year early, and with what I have currently grade-wise and accomplishment-wise it's understandably according to my adviser, who had yet to see a student graduate a full year early with two minors and not taking huge class loads or winter/summer classes. However, I don't know what I would do if I couldn't help people medically because that's all I can see myself doing. I could care less about the money or the stress (I work better with stress for some reason), seeing I would want to work in the E.R or a trauma unit.
So, advice of any kind would be helpful. Pointers, tips.... anything really.