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  1. Mr.Smile12

    2022-2023 US health professional programs requiring Altus

    Here is a list of US professional school programs that require Altus exams (accessed May 9, 2022). Refer to the TakeAltus website for an overview for applicants (March 7, 2022), registration, and requesting accommodations. [Directory of universities by nation then program.]...
  2. X

    What counts as general biology?

    When I went to college, I started out at an online university for two quarters before transferring to an in-person university. I took General Biology I at my online school, but obviously didn't have a lab since the courses were online. My college doesn't require a second semester of general...
  3. rlewis18

    Did you get a weird phone call from Noorda?

    Hey SDN, I'm writing because I received a call from someone in the admissions office at NOORDA on 2/25/2022 and the person I spoke to was a male, had a monotone voice and informed me that they received my application and that it would be moved onto the admissions committee for review. They said...
  4. T

    Missed call from dean of admissions??

    I received a missed call from the dean of admissions on Friday the 25th at a school I'm waitlisted at, along with a voicemail letting me to know to call him back as soon as I can. Me, being awful at checking my phone, didn't see the voicemail until Monday and I wasn't able to reach him since I...
  5. Dhudez

    Some advice for 2nd time applicant

    Hey Everyone, Little background about me: Applied to 14 schools back in 2019: 3.4ish oGPA/3.1 sGPA DAT: 18AA/19TS/17PAT 500+ hours of shadowing 500+ hours of volunteering 4 strong LOR's I ended up getting one super late interview in April 2020 which ended up being virtual due to covid. I...
  6. H

    Having to drop a class I included in an update letter

    Hey guys! I recently sent an update letter to some of the schools I applied to and included my class schedule for this final semester (among more substantial updates). Unfortunately, due to a staffing issue my section of anatomy is no longer being offered and I have to drop the course. Is this...
  7. Future Dr. Juice

    Thomas Jefferson P4 2022-2023

    Hello, Has anyone received an interview invite/acceptance from the Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4) at Thomas Jefferson? I received an invite Friday 12/17 and I signed up on the website they gave me to schedule an interview. They provided two online dates for 12/20 and 12/21...
  8. M

    MD 3.5cum, 3.3science.. MD schools?

    I got 2 D's in my entire college career, I was young and didn't know what I was doing. I got ONE C which I retook at another university for an A. Everything else is A's and B's, majority A's. Most of the science courses are A's (and I replaced the 2 D's with A's). Needless to say, the math of it...
  9. berk510

    UCSF School of Pharmacy Class of 2025

    Hey guys, Has anyone else applied to UCSF for this cohort? I’m still waiting on interview invite notification! Hoping to hear back next week whether I’m invited or not. Lets support each other here! Good luck! 🤞
  10. alblough

    Program-Specific Info / Q's OTD 2022 admissions OSU

    Has anyone gotten an interview for osu yet? Supposed to email mid-late November for Dec 11 interview or email in December for January 15 interview.
  11. L

    MA/MS Who to ask for rec. letters? Ppl you're close to vs ppl with more credentials

    Hi guys! I'm applying to Counseling Psych. PhD and Clinical Psych. PsyD programs. I would appreciate your input on recommendation letters. Do you think it is better to ask for letters from set A or set B: Set A) a mentor/professor, work supervisor, and professor who I have good relationships...
  12. O

    Which should I choose?

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  13. sasukeuchiha33

    Does "MCAT blind" really mean MCAT blind?

    Would love adcom insight on this @Goro @gyngyn @LizzyM @gonnif @Faha and others- Do schools that claim they have an MCAT blind interview selection process really mean that? this is only anecdotal, but I'm a reapplicant and am applying with a substantially higher score this year than last year...
  14. F

    Post-Bac 2022-2023 Admissions

    Hey everyone! I have yet to see a thread for those of us looking to be admitted into career-changer post-bac programs in 2022-2023 so I thought I'd go ahead and post this! Please feel free to drop any questions and advice here :) Good luck to all of my fellow prospective students!!!
  15. D

    Cancelled Admission to Med School

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  16. S

    Bad freshman year??

    Hi guys, I'm currently in the process of applying to MD and DO schools and I have a question. So I used to attend a four-year university for my freshman year, but I did terrible (2.52 GPA) due to personal reasons and I dropped out. I took a gap year & did some stuff, reenrolled at community...
  17. jdubs1984

    Advice on possible medical or age discrimination in university acceptance.

    Hello Everyone, I've been rejected from the 4 year university I applied to transfer to from my community college. I'm unsure how I would not be in the top pool of applicants unless they are holding my medical withdrawals against me from years ago. I have a 3.2~ over the years, I'm currently...
  18. Leftpaw

    UHCO Admittance Chances Around Now?

    Hello! I just recently finished my interview with UHCO. I quite like the school with its myriad of research opportunities and plethora of clinical chances. I was overall surprised that I got an interview for this school since my numbers are slightly below their expectations - my work experience...
  19. A

    ETSU DPT ADMISSION STATUS

    Does anyone know when ETSU DPT program will get back to applicants about whether they were admitted or not/if they got an interview? I’ve seen mixed reviews about them getting back to students in the month of July or month of October from years ago. I’m not sure how long their process typically...
  20. P

    Should I be communicating with schools?

    Do the majority of successful applicants send letters of interest, updates, call the admissions office of the schools they are interested in/waitlisted at? I have not done any of that this cycle and have seen many people on SDN regularly emailing/calling admissions and staying in close...
  21. S

    Admissions Requirement: Full Sequence vs One Year

    Hello, my university goes by the quarter system and the organic chemistry sequence only spans two quarters. I noticed that some medical schools require an entire year/the full sequence of organic chemistry and was just wondering if that meant I would need to take a third organic chemistry course...
  22. Leftpaw

    Very medicore OAT. Need advice (WAMC).

    Hello! I would like some advice from the good people of this forum concerning my OAT results, which I got back yesterday. My cGPA is 3.2 and my sGPA is a bit below that (ditto with my pre-reqs - my post-bacc years-long repair process mostly focused on upper divisions). My biggest strength is...
  23. A

    Screwed up big time.

    Hey guys - just realized I may have screwed my chances at medical school. I applied to queens and western. My third and fourth years are the 3.88 and 3.87 respectively. I did a fifth year in 2020 and took three courses, which was my biggest, dumbest mistake because I ended up with a calculated...
  24. F

    Admissions Emails Following Good MCAT Score

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  25. vithebee

    LECOM Portal Admissions Question

    Under my admissions status on the LECOM portal it states "once we are notified by the affiliated undergraduate school that you have had final arrangements to matriculate, we will send your provisional acceptance to LECOM." Does this mean I got in lol? I am confused. This is the message I get...
  26. langba12

    HPU DPT

    Hey folks! I figured I'd start a thread for HPU DPT admissions to see where everyone is at in the admissions cycle. I interviewed 9/28/20 and haven't heard back yet. Where is everyone else in the admissions process?
  27. H

    General Admissions & OTCAS Low undergrad stats. Should I go OTA route before applying for OT?

    I graduated back in 2015 with bachelor's in psych. I was pre-OT before but I messed up in my anatomy classes and ended up with a low GPA of 3.18. Since graduating, I've been working in a medical office and would like to apply to OT school again. I am wondering if I should go through OTA school...
  28. D

    Adversity/Challenge Essay Advice

    So for my challenge essay, I was thinking about writing parts of my experience as a patient. To make a long story short, I was diagnosed with a neurological disorder at age 16, but the journey to get a diagnosis became long and arduous. While I could write about the resilience of not having...
  29. jstkeepswimming

    Guidance on next steps

    Hello all, So I posted a while back asking for advice on what I can do to help my situation and get into medical school. I'm here asking for more opinions. Here's a quick refresher: - currently working on reinventing my resume for medical school and am looking for advice on where to go from...
  30. 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...
  31. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  32. Perchperkins

    Is it okay to take premed prerequisites over the summer?

    So this summer I was considering taking calculus 1 over the summer. Due to corona, this class will be online but it will be offered by the college that I attend. Will it look bad if I take it over the summer as opposed to next semester? Should I take another course or not bother with it? I’m...
  33. K

    How do medical schools view non-traditional gap year jobs?

    Hi everyone. I am going into my second gap year and am applying for the next cycle. I have scribed and worked in research along with all of the other typical pre-medical/gap year jobs. I am moving to another state and am not looking for another $10-$15 per hour job. I was recently offered a job...
  34. Ramona Flowers

    Letters of Recommendation Question

    Thanks!
  35. A

    Dental to Optometry

    Hello everyone Im writing to get everyones input on my situation. I recently took the DAT and scored a 111 on it (adding all the sections together). I know some schools require at least a 105 on the DAT to be considered competitive. Im currently in the dental hygiene program and was applying...
  36. B

    Is it acceptable/common practice to seek advice from admitted acquaintances on applying to their school?

    Background: I went to a mid-sized high school of ~1000 which is just small enough for me consider virtually everyone within two grades of me there an acquaintance. It is one of the top public high schools in CA and, as I am getting into my late 20s, my cohort and those preceding/following it is...
  37. noob1112

    Criminal History and Canadian Med School Admissions

    I'm a medical school applicant with exceptional undergraduate GPA, MCAT and extracurriculars/references. The hitch is I have had some criminal history stemming from an alcohol and drug problem as well as untreated mental illness. I have received treatment for my problems and have strove to...
  38. 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...
  39. A

    to take another gap year?

    Here's what I have so far: Undergrad Major: Health Education cGPA: 3.83 sGPA: 3.71 I have not taken the MCAT yet - I plan on taking in March 2020. My story - I went through most of college being pre-PA and switched a few weeks before I graduated. In undergrad, I completed all of the...
  40. H

    Whats the Best Site/PDF for Medical School Admissions Demographics?

    Hey Everyone, Whats the Best Site/PDF for Medical School Admissions Demographics? I know there are stats for MCAT and GPA but is there anything for age, ethnicity, sex yatta yatta...? I would really appreciate it. Plus if anyone has a pdf I would love if you could email me it at...
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