i was getting ready to post, but then read saora's 1st post - and he said exactly what i wanted to, so...ditto to what he said.
That saying, the reason for you to study hard and finish the masters and do well, is that is shows your ability to learn. If you weren't interested in Engineering, why did you decide to do a masters? And if your track record is poor in UG, poor on the MCATs and poor in grad school - what makes you think someone is going to think you are not going to do poorly in med school? I learned the hard way that your past record stays with you...have TWO masters degrees and I STILL got asked about my crappy grades in UG.
And while i understand maybe not studying the 1st time for the MCATs, why on earth would you take it a 2nd and then a 3rd time without studying??? You do know that the MCATs are one of the most important things that adcoms look at? And that if you take it more than 3 times, you have to submit proof to the AAMC of seriously considering med school to take it a 4th time?
and really, is it such a huge requirement that you know material comprehensively for your masters? Have you taken your comprehensive exams yet? Those were by far the most anixiety producing exams I have EVER taken!! And, guess what? you have to be comprehensive in med school- you just can't learn anatomy for 1 term and then forget it- it is important in evey year of school, nevermind the steps.
the harsh truth is that you have put yourself in a position that you don't have many choices and cannot be selective- IF you really want to be a doctor, then you will have to take what is given you - if you get accepted to a school that doesn't do rotations in Fla, so be it- you won't be in fla.
BTW, saora Miami is still available for peds/peds electives, and from what i hear its pretty good.
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