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  1. Mr.Smile12

    AAMC Understanding and Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine

    A report from AAMC is now available for free download, and a webinar is scheduled for August 24, 2022. I just got the notice and will read through it when I have time. https://store.aamc.org/understanding-and-addressing-sexual-harassment-in-academic-medicine.html
  2. MS2023

    Do I classify my courses as Health Science or BCPM?

    I have a degree in medical laboratory science and when planning my application for the next cycle I was unsure how my courses would be classified. All my courses were all technically taken from the “Allied Health” school of the university and their course number indicates that. However, many of...
  3. I

    AAMC Preview Exam

    Hi! I have a few questions about the preview exam: 1. Are any third-party preview practice exams? 2. Is the 2021-2022 practice exam pdf the same as the one available on the preview portal? 3. Does anyone have any recommendations on the best ways to prepare? Thanks!
  4. D

    Voiding vs no show

    So, I have read many conflicting things regarding this, online. I am scheduled to take the MCAT in 6 days, but my recent FL score (combined with anxiety) tell me to void/no show. I'm mostly concerned that med schools will look at this attempt unfavorably (since they can access AAMC portal and...
  5. S

    Am I too behind to realistically apply for the upcoming AMCAS application cycle?

    Hello, I was hoping to get some opinions or advice (maybe words of encouragement?) regarding my situation. I am currently a Junior pursuing Pre-Med, but I have yet to take the MCAT and have had trouble finding a physician to shadow (especially with the restrictions due to the pandemic the past...
  6. Kokonaut

    2022 NHSC Scholarship

    Saw a similar thread in the pre-dental forum and figured why not start one here too. The NHSC scholarship application for 2022 is now open (think it opened yesterday). Figured we can make this a place for questions, support, and would love to hear the sage advice of others who have been...
  7. A

    MCAT Books for sale!! Exam krackers, Princeton Review, AAMC guides

    1. Princeton Review Complete MCAT 2015 (good condition) = $15 (plus shipping) 2. Princeton Review MCAT Biology and Biochemistry Review 2015 (good condition) = $15 (plus shipping) 3. Princeton Review MCAT Biochemistry Review (very good condition)= $15 (plus shipping) 4. Princeton Review MCAT CARS...
  8. Stoppingtheworld

    Official SHPEP 2022 Thread

    APPLICATION OPENS: November 1st, 2021! Dear Future SHPEP Applicant, My name is Austin Rios. This year I am entering my third season as an Ambassador for the Summer Health Professions Education Program. As a senior-experienced ambassador, I have helped a large number of applicants prepare...
  9. 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...
  10. J

    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...
  11. Y

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. Y

    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...
  14. Y

    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!
  15. Y

    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...
  16. Y

    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...
  17. Y

    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...
  18. H

    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?
  19. R

    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...
  20. avalonisland888

    AAMC BB QP

    I don't understand why B is incorrect based on the graph. The right answer was C
  21. 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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  23. H

    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...
  24. B

    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...
  25. 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...
  26. M

    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...
  27. 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)...
  28. 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...
  29. stardocscream

    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...
  30. stardocscream

    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...
  31. P

    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...
  32. D

    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...
  33. CES5

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

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  34. F

    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...
  36. woopsidaisy

    MAJOR AMCAS HOURS MISTAKE

    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...
  37. T

    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...
  38. T

    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...
  39. T

    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...
  40. A

    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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