admissions advising

  1. Mr.Smile12

    Poll for 2024 applicants: Geography and school choices

    With so much legislative action taking place at the state level that affects healthcare access for women or the LGBTQ+ community or affects diversity/inclusion in higher education or business, a few journalism outlets are remarking on how this has affected students' choice for attending...
  2. K

    Postbacc: Specialized Studies at UPenn or Harvard Extension School Postbacc program

    Hi there, I have been accepted to both programs (Penn and Harvard Postbaccs) and I would greatly appreciate any advice or feedback from current or former students. At present, I have completed about half of my prerequisites and plan to take the MCAT and apply to medical school in the next...
  3. LindaAccepted

    Medical The Best Medical School Letter of Recommendation Advice for 2023

    The best letters of recommendation are offered by people who have seen you perform in some capacity – as student, student leader, employee, researcher, volunteer. The weakest letters are of the “character reference” variety or from influential individuals who barely know you. How long should a...
  4. L

    PhD/PsyD First year student seeking advice

    Hi! I am a first-year PsyD student, and I am planning to transfer out of the program as I feel like I'm not gaining any value, especially given what I'm paying for tuition. I chose this particular program as I believed there would be some if not an equal opportunity to pursue research and access...
  5. M

    Admissions Advice- PsyD/Counseling PhD

    Hey all! I could use some advice in admissions/career paths, if anyone has anything to add it would be appreciated. Just a little background so you have a grasp on my current application, I graduated with a B.S. in Health Science and Psychology, 3.85 overall GPA and 4.0 Psychology GPA. Strong...
  6. C

    SOPHAS GPA much lower my transcript GPA. Are my chances gone now?

    I’ve gone to 2 schools: a CC and then transferred to a 4 year university. My gpa on my transcript for CC: 3.50 My gpa on my transcript for Uni: 3.389 So I calculated my overall GPA: 3.43 Today I got verified gpa and I’m being told it’s 3.11 because of the classes I retook at CC which make my...
  7. Zhra662

    cgpa & sgpa 3.05 MCAT 500, international student

    so I’m an international student, and I finished my undergraduate from US. My cgpa & sgpa are both 3.05. The major dip in my gpa occurred in the junior year there was death of multiple family members including my sister, dad, uncle and my best friend, all within a period of 7 months, moreover I...
  8. M

    Help deciding between post-baccalaureate and a MAMS type program

  9. P

    Online Undergraduate Degree - Please Advise

    Looking for some advice on a non-traditional applicant. Let's assume that this particular applicant is well above average in all areas evaluated by medical school admissions boards (MCAT, volunteer, shadowing, research, leadership, ETC). This applicant is 32 years old and holds an undergraduate...
  10. L

    Affordable Pre-Med Advising (MD/DO/MD-PhD/any health related professions)--Personal Statements, Experiences, Secondaries, Interviews, Pre-Med Path

    Are you applying this cycle or just trying to navigate all of the myths and confusion as a pre-med? We got you! Medical school acceptance isn't just about GPA and MCAT scores! Branding, personal statement, experiences, recommendation letters, school list, secondaries, and interviews are all...
  11. U

    Applying for M.D/D.O after obtaining my MPH--Advice.

    Hi there! I'm looking for some advice and would be happy to get as much perspective as possible. I'm currently in the process of applying to my MPH. (program start date: Fall 2020) for my interest in public health. In all honesty, I had falsely juxtaposed medicine with public health in my...
  12. T

    School List help / WAMC. 3.91 sGPA/cGPA 515 MCAT

    Thank you for your suggestions!
  13. T

    General Admissions & OTCAS Chances of getting into school?

    Hi all! My name is Taylor, and I am planning to apply to a few OT programs for the fall of 2020. I have just recently graduated in May with a BS in exercise science from the University of Mississippi, and will be taking a year off in order to boost my resume. I plan to apply to University of...
  14. F

    Contacting schools that have ghosted you

    So far this cycle, been rejected to 5 schools, waitlisted at 1 and still waiting for the others. I would like to contact the rest of the schools that are still offering post December interviews but not sure exactly what to say? What do you guys recommend? Should I contact them and write a letter...
  15. S

    Can't get into medical school, any tips?

    I have posted something like this before. Thank you to everyone who commented on that, I just think I need some more direction and specifics. I graduated at a Canadian University with a 2.42 cGPA. I failed physics as well. I graduated with a Human Biology and Psychology Major. Now currently...
  16. TheNewGuy29

    Here is my story. Do you think I will get into medical school?

    I will start here by saying that this is going to be quite long. This is my first post, and I made this account mainly just for this. I am putting my story and my journey through undergrad out there, and I hope you all will read this and bear with me. Please, help me out and qualm my fears of...
  17. M

    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...
  18. F

    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...
  19. JavaDocHopeful

    Answered my own question!

    Asked a question before digging into old posts. My bad!
  20. F

    business internship

    Looking to apply to med school (hopefully next cycle) and am very interested in becoming an MD. that being said, i am also interested in the healthcare business as a whole and would like to be involved in biotech/healthcare venture capital/private equity in the future potentially. How would med...
  21. White Coat Admissions

    Affordable Medical School Admissions Consulting

    We're very excited to announce the launch of our second application cycle at White Coat Admissions Strategists. We are a new premed advising group run by medical students. Our goal is to provide comprehensive support through each step of the application process at affordable prices. See where...
  22. inGenius Prep

    Medical Common Interview Questions

    More so than any other application process, nailing the medical school interview is key to getting accepted. You can look through your schools’ admissions sites for general tips. But overall, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of questions that might come up in any school’s interview process...
  23. F

    BA or BS Chemistry

    Hello, Considering doing a BA in Chemistry ... Does it look unfavorable to not get a BS? Thank you so much
  24. S

    GPA for admissions

    Does having a 3.8+ change my standing as an applicant? Is it worth adding a class to go from 3.79 to a 3.8 before applying?
  25. M

    Do I have a shot at MD?

    I transferred from CC with 3.67 GPA to UCLA and there my grades collapsed and I went through depression anxiety and was diagnosed with Graves disease. I entered UCLA 2010 and graduated in 2015 after I was diagnosed my grades improved for like 7 classes ending with with A's and B's. Now I'm...
  26. C

    Should a Type B person go to pharmacy school?

    TLDR: What's the workload like in pharmacy school, and what does it consist of? Essays, multiple choice tests, oral presentations, etc? And will I fail out of school if I don't study 24/7? I'm seeing lots of posts on these forums asking about whether or not someone with fifteen extracurricular...
  27. C

    Chances - academic and lifestyle turnaround - good and bad record -gameplan

    Howdy, I wanted to see if anyone here had any perspective on how medical schools view a situation like mine; personal experience would be valuable. In summary my early college years were plagued with a lack of direction, addiction, and failure. I took some time off, became focused, and was...
  28. tutorthepeople

    MCAT TTP IS with Ashley L, MS1

    In the third episode of TTP IS, we’re talking with Ashley, an MS1. Ashley is one of our featured tutors and was also a former MCAT student of ours, so she has a special place in our heart. TTP: Good afternoon, Ashley! Thank you for participating in our TTP IS! This series is a unique...
  29. Planes2Doc

    Planes2Doc's Ultimate Guide to Final Fantasy 7, Medical School Purgatory, & Typical Pre-Med Missteps

    There are only two kinds of successful pre-meds: 1. Those that make into medical school. 2. Those that drop the pre-med track soon enough to embark on a new path and become successful. There is NOTHING in between, and there is no consolation prize waiting for you if you don't have that...
  30. wolfnscale

    Nontrad (pre-vet to D.O.?), advice needed!

    Hello there! My undergrad career has been a journey of discovery. All throughout high school, I aspired to one day become a doctor (sounds a bit peculiar, but as my father is an MD, it's not so out of the ballpark). However, once I got into college, I started exploring other science careers and...
  31. M

    Submitting secondaries before updated MCAT score?

    A few weeks ago, I submitted my primary application to medical schools. In this application, I included my first MCAT attempt score (507) but I retook the MCAT a few weeks ago and won't have my updated score until August 1st. I indicated this on my primary app. I have received secondaries to...
  32. White Coat Admissions

    Affordable Medical School Admissions Consulting

    We're very excited to announce the launch of White Coat Admissions Strategists, a new medical school admissions consulting company. Our goal is to provide comprehensive support through each step of the application process at affordable prices. Our organization was founded by three Johns...