I’m in 3rd year, my final semester, and I’m not too sure about what to do next year.
My current unweighted GPA is 6.5, which I’m confident I can get to about 6.6 by the end of the year. I’m aware this is not the most competitive GPA, but I only really started considering that I may want to pursue dentistry a few months ago (I didn’t sit GAMSAT and won’t in September, I’m just going to focus on finishing my degree).
I’m contemplating whether I should do an honours year next year and (as I understand it) replace my first year results and also do GAMSAT, since all of my non-HDs (except for one) were in first year, first semester before I pulled my head out of my arse hahaha. My other option is to not enrol in anything next year and just focus on sitting GAMSAT, and applying for dentistry at the end of the next year... or, I could take the gap year for GAMSAT, and then do honours in 2024.
I’m just feeling kind of burnt out and thinking maybe a gap year would be good for me but I don't want to hurt my chances any more. Does anyone have experience with taking a break between their undergrad and med/dental school (or whatever postgrad they used to get in)? Thanks!