admission consulting

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    Have an appointment with admission office before application

    Hi! I am applying for med school in a few months so I am thinking about talking to med school admission offices and see if they can give some suggestion on what I can improve. Do you know any med school admission offices that allow pre-med students from other universities to have an appointment...
  2. F

    Do I still have a chance?

    Hello, I am a senior in college with a bit of an unusual story that got me where I am today. I started college at one of the top liberal arts schools as a poli sci major intending to go into politics. After my freshman year, one of my parents was diagnosed with a terminal illness and that's...
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    USMLE Online Tutor Available Immediately

    Experience: I am currently a resident physician in the Mt. Sinai Medical System in NYC. I scored 264 on USMLE Step 1 when I took it in 2015 and 258 on Step 2 CK in 2016. Since then, I have tutored many students in-person and online via Skype with excellent outcomes. CV, references, and score...
  4. aspiring-dentist101

    Need An Advice

    Hi everyone, I am in process of applying this cycle. Due to personal circumstances and things that happened in the past, I didn't perform well during my classes early in college years. Obviously I do not want to blame anyone else or any circumstances that led to such bad performance but this...
  5. DoctorOrdinary

    What do medical schools look for in "research experience?"

    I'm currently a junior at a state university and just started doing research with a graduate student in a faculty's lab. The research itself is based on marine organic chemistry and I had an easy time getting in due to my fish keeping hobby, but it looks like I will just be working on small...
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    gap year or no gap year?

    so to begin, I do not want to take a gap year. am firmly against the idea if I do not have to. in terms of research/EC's I believe I am a pretty strong applicant with 3.9+/hopefully will receive a good MCAT score, taking in Jan. I am a little worried about physician shadowing and clinical...
  7. Classy Oxford Comma

    Interviewing Invite Questions

    1. How would medical schools view an applicant (in regards to first time applicant, re applicant, and future medical student looking to match) that decided to withdraw their application before going to the II? 2. If I received an acceptance at my state school early this winter and decided this...
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    Advertisement *Ivy league med student*: experienced personal statement, primary/secondary editor & mock interview

    Dear all, I am a medical student at a top 5 US medical school. I scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and was accepted to numerous top schools. I have significant experience editing medical school application materials from a wide variety of skill levels. I offer all services related to...
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    Finding Research Experience Post-Bachelors for Impressing PhD Selection Committees

    Hi I graduated with a BA in Psych 2 years ago and since then I've been working in clinical settings. I've decided a PhD in Clinical Psychology is the right path for me but I didn't establish the strong research background back in my undergrad days. I earned a 3.85 GPA and my GRE scores are...
  10. Danielle Frasier

    Which Vet Schools Weight Grades Heavily?

    I applied to my IS vet school and was denied. They do not take GPA into account aside from having above a 3.0 GPA. I have veterinary and animal experience, but I guess not enough. I have a high GPA, and in the next cycle would like to apply to vet schools that are more likely to accept me. What...
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    Will I get into SUNY Optometry?

    I am a junior Neuroscience major. I decided that I wanted to become an optometrist this past fall semester. I went to a community college as a freshman where I took biology and chemistry and starting my sophomore year I began to attend school at a high ranked 4-year university. My overall GPA...
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    Dreadful Undergrad + Stellar M.S./Graduate : June 2018 Applicant

    I am an M.S. student at Rutgers GSBS in the dental scholar's program. I will be applying in June this coming cycle Stats: uGPA: 2.95 science uGPA: 2.75 DAT: AA 20, PAT 20, QR 19, RC 23, Bio 19, Gchem 19, OChem 20 ^2nd time taking it Current Graduate GPA: 4.0 (through 15 of 30 credits) I am...
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    Mental Health/ Admission Process

    Hi all, I've read many mixed responses to this question and wanted to follow-up to see if a more agreeable solution would surface. Like many med-school hopefuls on this forum, I scraped by in undergrad. Severe depression, drug/alcohol abuse and apathy led to poor performance in most areas of...
  14. wolfnscale

    Who to contact when speaking to Admissions re: what are my chances?

    Not sure if this is the right place for my question. But, I'm a [kinda] career-changer who'd like some opinions from med schools on what classes I should take/re-take to strengthen my application. Who is it that I would contact for this? Should I just contact an admissions advisor at school x...
  15. M

    Help PLEASE !!!

    Hello ! I've been on my journey to med school for quite some time; and fortunately, medical schools in my area accept online pre-req. my heart is Stanford, however, I'm open to which medical school accepts me and have broaden my horizons to going after DO and not just MD. Does anyone know of any...
  16. CallMeMulan

    MD What are my weaknesses?

    So, I know that this question is asked a lot, but it is a rather personal one that I have already done hours of research on and would like a diverse perspective! Here are my current stats: Neuroscience Major, Completed Spanish Minor GPA: 4.0 MCAT: Not yet taken (will take this summer, already...
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    Am I in the right track for medical school?

    Hello people of SDN! it's my first time posting here so bear with me :D I am currently in the process of completing my prereqs for medical school so far I have competed -> 1 semester of biology: A- -> 1 semester of Chemistry: B+ -> 1 semester of psychology: A ->1 semester of sociology: B+ -> 1...
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    School List

    I am having trouble coming up with the right school list for myself so I am looking for any type of suggestions. GPA: 3.85 Upward trend : All A last two semesters. Should have 4.0 if I took first year more seriously MCAT: 510 (84th percentile)- CARS gave me trouble since Im english second...
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    Need some advice on how to approach my application cycle

    Hi all, Here are my stats: GPA: 4.0 (non-prestigious state school) MCAT: 525 (100th percentile) Volunteering: 90 hours ongoing at local hospital 35 hours ongoing at free healthcare clinic Research: 1200+ hours Undergraduate thesis in molecular biology. Actually convinced my PI to let me do...
  20. 94hdogs

    Community College and University at the same time?

    Hey guys, So I am graduating in December and will have a gpa of 3.45 if I do nothing but get A's in my remaining two classes. I want to use this time between now and the start of the next cycle to boost my gpa. My pre-med adviser said to keep taking upper level coursework. I haven't taken the...
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    What do you think?

    I recently took the MCAT and have yet to receive my score. However, this was my third attempt and I have been putting a lot of pressure on myself post exam and I begin to think of questions that I got wrong. My first MCAT was on the old version, which I scored a 22. I did very little prep and...
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    Advice/What do you think?

    I recently took the MCAT and have yet to receive my score. However, this was my third attempt and I have been putting a lot of pressure on myself post exam and I begin to think of questions that I got wrong. My first MCAT was on the old version, which I scored a 22. I did very little prep and...
  23. M

    Worked in my dad's private practice, put on application?

    Hey everyone, need some advice. One summer I worked in my dads private practice. Is it ok to put this on my application in experiences section, or will it negatively effect me aka will admissions officers see me as privileged and thus be harder on me when reviewing my application?
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    MCAT/MED SCHOOL GUIDE BOOKS FOR SALE

    Hello! Getting rid of all my MCAT books and guides on medical school admissions! I hope these will help you as much as they helped me! *MCAT books and admission guides are in very good to new condition. Light pencil markings in some. Pm if interested. MCAT Books $200 if bought as a bundle...
  25. hawthorn9797

    MD/DO applicant advise needed

    MCAT: 505 (70th percentile) Biology/Biochem: 128 (88th percentile) Chemical/ physical: 126 (68th percentile) Psychological: 124 (44th percentile) CARS: 127 (82 percentile) GPA: 3.6 sGPA: 3.64 Graduating from my flagship state school in May and will be applying to both MD and DO programs. I...
  26. hawthorn9797

    MD/DO applicant advise needed

    MCAT: 505 (70th percentile) Biology/Biochem: 128 (88th percentile) Chemical/ physical: 126 (68th percentile) Psychological: 124 (44th percentile) CARS: 127 (82 percentile) GPA: 3.6 sGPA: 3.64 Graduating from my flagship state school in May and will be applying to both MD and DO programs. I...
  27. jgraz2

    Physical Therapy Admission

    So, it's coming down to that time of year again. Currently waiting in limbo for the word back from various DPT program s. I was not accepted into any programs last year. Since then, I have taken an additional course as well as boosting my Physics I grade from a C to an A. Basically what I'm...
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    The admissions interview is a vital portion of your medical school application. This book can help. Frequently asked interview questions Tips and secrets to make a positive impression Proven techniques for medical school admission Order Now! Limited time: Get it for FREE
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    5 Months before Dental School Application.. Do I have a chance?

    I graduated this Fall 2015 majoring in Human Communications with a concentration in Practice and Professional Ethics. I have a minor in Statistics and did my year of inorganic chem, organic chem, physics, and one semester with Biology and biochem. I am planning on taking the DAT Spring 2016...