1. chemdoctor

    Listing Activities on AMCAS?

    Hi everyone. Just curious how to list certain things? I understand we get ten - fifteen slots and three can be most meaningful. Organic research - did it for a bit, had a thesis, defended it and presented at multiple conferences and received several research grants. Should these be listed as...
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    Advice on an MCAT preparation method

    Hey everybody! Two weeks ago I started my MCAT prep and I have been trying to figure out a rhythm to get content review down in a timely fashion and move on to practice questions and exams. My current MCAT review day consists of flashcard review, read a chapter while creating my own flashcards...
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    do you think the MCAT will matter less very soon?

    wassup err1. hope everyones doing well. so i was wondering, now that step 1 is pass fail, does that take some importance off of the MCAT? Bc i heard MCAT is supposed to be the main predictor for Step scores but now what? Im sure theres more to this, so im wondering what yall think of my opinion...
  5. Stoppingtheworld

    Official SHPEP 2021 Thread

    APPLICATION OPENS: November 1st, 2020! Dear Future SHPEP Applicant, My name is Austin Rios. I participated in the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston program site in 2018. This year, I have again been selected to serve as an SHPEP Ambassador. My goal as an ambassador is to...
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    My first interview! :D

    Hey guys Just completed secondaries 10 days ago. Been blessed to already receive my first II from a SUNY :) (Am I allowed to say the name of the school or does that go against some type of privacy policy?) Anywho, I can't believe that the earliest date available already is December 1... Jw in...
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    Good luck to all applicants!

    Just completed all 34 secondaries this week (damn premed committee took 4 months to send in my LoR...???) Hope I'm not late Feeling relieved getting these out of the way and can relax at nights after work Just wanted to say good luck to everyone and hope we all get blessed with our top choices!
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    In your opinion, which med schools are the super-heavyweights?

    the creme de la creme cream of the crop not just top 20, but that specific list of schools that has that "wow" factor everywhere. The schools where the absolute best applicants apply and matriculate to without giving their other acceptances much thought (besides like money and some other...
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    Does my IA ruin my chances at med school?

    3.68 sGPA, 503 & 522 MCAT scores Long story less long; i got too drunk at my first homecoming experience in 2017. I took the basic online alcohol ed class. I forgot to include this to my AMCAS and secondaries so I sent updates to secondaries/emailed admissions that don't have that option. Will...
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    How do yall think COVID affected this year's applicants?

    1.Yall think MCAT scores are lower or higher? 2.More/Less ppl applying? 3."Easier" or harder to get accepted this cycle? 4.Schools will prefer their in-state kids to minimize travel bc of COVID? BQ- Are most schools still doing rolling admissions bc it's kinda effed up for kids who had...
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    NEED HELP. How do I mark an LOR on AMCAS as "No Longer Being Sent" ?

    The AMCAS application portal literally says after you submit you can only mark letters as "no longer being sent"...how do I do that? I'm looking at AAMC's directions and the option to mark them as such isn't even on there?? Can someone help me? Am I just blind?
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    Should I list myself as the Principal Investigator of my study on medical school application?

    I am currently a rising junior in college, and have designed a study, as well as submit it to the IRB. I am listed as the principal investigator on the submissions to the IRB. I am also the one handling feedback from the IRB, and making revisions to the project. I have a faculty advisor, listed...
  13. avalonisland888


    I don't understand why B is incorrect based on the graph. The right answer was C
  14. physiogirl2019

    Opinion on change.org petition

    https://www.change.org/p/nbme-demand-aamc-nbme-to-mandate-teaching-race-as-a-social-construct-in-medical-schools?recruiter=1114878640&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=sms&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=share_petition&recruited_by_id=e85a6d80-ab82-11ea-b4fa-472e2d58f6a5 I want...
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    AAMC Immunization Form Question

    I am an incoming M1 and my med school just sent us the AAMC standardized Immunization Form. I have some questions: For the Student ID, should I write my AAMC ID or my med school student ID? For the street address/city/state, should I use my permanent address, my current address, or my new...
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    AMCAS application - slight error. is this a big deal?

    So, I just submitted my AMCAS application yesterday but I realized after I made a mistake in my bio info. I put the wrong sex for one of my parents on accident. i immediately emailed AAMC but haven't heard back. on their website it says you can change DOB, sex, etc but does that include parents...
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    AAMC Preliminary background check. Does this make sense to you?

    Hello all, Question for you - I recently received my first acceptance (yay!) however I have come across some seemingly conflicting information in the 2020 AMCAS guide regarding preliminary background checks. I'm wondering if you all know if the preliminary report (which I participated in this...
  18. Stoppingtheworld

    Official SHPEP 2020 Thread

    APPLICATION OPENS: November 1st, 2019! Hello Future SHPEP Applicant, My name is Austin Rios. I participated in the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston program site in 2018. This year, I have been selected to serve as an SHPEP Ambassador. My goal as an ambassador is to help...
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    Will medical schools see my second MCAT score?

    So here is my current situation. I currently got a 499 on my MCAT (RIP) but I plan on retaking in August and I expect to do significantly better. My plan right now is to apply in June. My question is whether or not medical schools will see me signed up in August to take it again and whether...
  20. T

    Couples Advice For Which School to Commit To:

    So my partner and I need help with which school to put by the April 30 Deadline, but here's the dilemma: SO #1 and SO #2 both interviewed at School A and School B SO #1 was WL'd at Schools A and B (will commit to School C in the meantime and probably won't hear from WL until after the deadline)...
  21. M

    MCAT Retake & Advice

    Hi everyone, I wrote the MCAT on 1/18 and I got a devastating 490 and I am looking for some advice/guidance. Background: I am a graduating senior this semester and plan to apply this upcoming cycle.I used KAPLAN 7 book series and AAMC package for prep. My overall score was quite shocking...
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    Nutrition under UCSD is BIOL? - BCPM or not?

    Hello! This is more of a question specific to the AAMC, so I thought this would be a good place to ask about this since the AAMC itself was pretty vague. I'm interested in taking two Nutrition courses from the UCSD Extension program. I have an interest in some aspects of nutrition and I've...
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    Anatomy vs Physiology vs Anatomy & Physiology class? - How does the AAMC view all these courses?

    Hello! I have a perplexing question: In looking at classes I could take, there is an Anatomy course, Physiology course and a combined Anatomy & Physiology class. These are all Bio courses, but they're all considered different courses with different classification numbers. How would the AAMC...
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    Before You Start to Study! Pre-Review is critical.

    I've seen loads of threads about different study plans, but very few suggestions of what to do before diving into books and videos. I want to share what I did, not because everyone should do it, but because it worked for me and it includes some of the wonderful advice I got along the way...
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    MD & DO 3.7 GPA, 3.6 sGPA, 510 - What are my chances?

    Hey guys, I'd appreciate any input on my current chances or things I could improve to apply next summer. I like to believe that I'm a well-rounded applicant but tell me if I'm wrong. IL resident. ORM (Middle Eastern). 3.7 GPA, 3.6 sGPA, (1 bad semester and then almost always 4.0s the following...
  26. CES5

    Radio Silence....when do I start worrying?

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    Retaking a Chemisty Class

    How does the AAMC calculate gpa if I retake a class. I couldnt find a lot of info online. I wanted to retake gen chem (I got a B-) but I want to graduate and retake it in another college. My college has horrible chemistry teachers and people fail or do really poorly. Does it make a difference if...
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    Accused of Plagiarism after submitted AMCAS and secondaries.

    Hey guys, So I was just accused of plagiarizing a summary of a research article. This research article had a lot of scientific terms that could not be changed and I did paraphrase a lot of the aims and discussion to summarize. Apparently I misunderstood the assignment and we were supposed to go...
  29. woopsidaisy


    I made a major mistake on my AMCAS. For my most recent employment, I meant to write 1600 hours but instead wrote 6600 hours. I did not realize the mistake until I was going through my primary while working on secondaries. Obviously, this isn't something that will be missed by many medical...
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    The MCAT Prediction! AAMC Practice Tests

    Hello all, So.... my MCAT is officially a month away and I am curious as to what the future holds for my score. About 3 weeks ago I took the AAMC and got a 502 (126/123/126/127 CARS killed me). Disappointed, I cranked up my studying a couple notches. Well today I took the AAMC Sample test and...
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    Kaplan Scores different than AAMC Scores

    So I've been prepping for the MCAT since first week of June. I finished content review in June and just have been doing practice tests, qpacks, and section bank up until now. I'm about a month away from my test date (Aug 31st) but, honestly, I'm not sure what's up with my Kaplan FLs: Kaplan #2...
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    MCAT Practice Exam Help

    Hello everyone, I am a new member to SDN. So today I come seeking the advice of anyone who may have some helpful insight to this beast of a test. My honest goal here is to score a 507 or higher. I am currently a month out from my MCAT exam date, and I am just beginning the AAMC Practice...
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    MCAT Kaplan vs NextStep

    Hi! I am taking the MCAT this September 1st (in about 6 weeks) and I've taken 5 practice tests already, in the following order: Kaplan FL 2: 504 (C/P 127, CARS 127, B/B 127, P/S 123) Kaplan FL 1: 504 (I reset the test, and forgot to record) Kaplan FL 3: 509 (126, 127, 128, 128) AAMC Sample Test...
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    Advice requested: How to proceed with MCAT studying

    I just took my first TPR MCAT full length exam after doing 2 months of pure content review and a few practice passages occasionally. I scored a 499 (123/123/127/126). The content review was mainly just taking the TPR online classes and reading through the TPR book set. All practice passages that...
  35. U

    Secondaries 2018-2019

    My AMCAS was verified two weeks ago but still no secondaries, when do they get sent out? And do they come to my email or do I have to check the AAMC website? Thanks!
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    Going from AAMC FL3 510 to Altius FL1 497: Am I in bad shape?

    Hey guys, I did all the AAMC FL's in February near the start of my studying (I know, stupid) and then did them again three months later after completing all AAMC and Khan material and got very improved results (although i'm sure the scores are inflated since i saw the material before). Then...
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    LORs with AAMC/AMCAS IDs being sent to AACOMAS

    So, I already applied to MD schools and am in the process of applying to DO schools. I had 9 LOR's submitted to Interfolio and it turns out that 7/9 of them have my AAMC and AMCAS ID numbers in the actual letter. Considering that the AACOMAS application cycle is well on its way and that it took...
  38. S

    AAMC CARS Material

    So i was wondering since we have 5 uses for the AAMC CARS. What if i want to do 2 passages a day, is that possible?
  39. T

    Taking MCAT in a week, can people please give me feedback on my proposed Practice FL schedule?

    I just took NS1 and got a 506 (127/125/127/127) and know for a fact that this was due to timing issues (guessed on 8 questions in B/B, which were on GLYCOLYSIS!!! MY SPECIALTY :( !) I want to spend the next 7 days really hammering FLs and doing as much practice as I can. Below is my schedule and...
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    Hello everyone, I just found one thread asking about this and it was years ago. I know it usually says its before 5:00 pm that the score gets released, but, from experience, when did your guys' scores come out in the day? Also, on aamc everyone sees " no mcat scores available at this time"? I...
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