admissions

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. R

    Letters of Recommendation Question

    Hi there, I'm applying for the 2020-2021 application cycle and probably most concerned for the LOR portion. I do have significant LOR options including DOs and MDs I scribe with, employers of the domestic violence shelter I work with (during my gap year), professors who knew me very well/I did...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. M

    General Admissions & OTCAS Transcripts and OTCAS

    Hello Everyone, I am starting the OTCAS process and am concerned about the Transcripts section on the OTCAS. When entering in your courses, it says to use official transcripts, but obtaining the official transcripts from all of the schools I attended is very costly. Has anyone had issues using...
  12. J

    Does being a part time student your whole college career look bad when applying to medical school?

    So, my whole college career I have always been a part time student because I have needed to work to afford to live/pay for school. I have had a few semesters where I had 15 credits, but the vast majority were 12 or less. I don't know if it makes a difference that I have been working as an...
  13. C

    MD vs Comp Sci HELP

    Hey guys, so I am debating between a CS or a MD (and slightly considering dental, but first I want to eliminate or not eliminate CS). I am going to college (a T10) this fall. I am taking an intro CS class as well as pre med requirement classes such as phys and chem, skipping out of intro bio and...
  14. king17887

    Med School List Help. 3.95 sGPA 510 MCAT

    Hey everyone! I would greatly appreciate it if I could get a critical review of my med school list. I just want to make sure I'm doing well with targeting schools that I will fit best in. Thanks in advance! Stats: Resident of AL, cGPA: 3.97, sGPA: 3.95 MCAT: 510 Research: 1600 hrs - 1...
  15. D

    US vs. Canadian GPA

    Hi all, As an American, would I need to convert my GPA for Canadian clinical psychology Ph.D./Psy.D. applications? I've heard elsewhere that there's an emphasis in Canada on percentages, which don't show up on my transcripts. Is there an official scale that I can refer to? Google hasn't been...
  16. Aisreb

    Residency Match: bias?

    I am an incoming MD student in the fall, and am making my final choice for the institution I will attend. I was wondering if there’s any in-state bias for residency matches. i.e. Will I necessarily have a greater chance of attending a California residency if I attend a California Medical school...
  17. M

    Questions to Ask at Medical School Fair

    We have a medical school admissions fair at my school next week that I need to start preparing for. What types of questions are best to ask these schools? What do you wish that you had asked admissions at various schools when you were starting to feel them out? Some of the schools attending I...
  18. M

    UCONN Post-Bacc 2019-2020

    Hello everyone, I haven't seen a current thread for UConn's post baccalaureate program for 2019-2020. Where is everyone in their application and has anyone heard back?
  19. LizzyM

    Making Medical School Admissions More Equitable

    Closing the Gap — Making Medical School Admissions More Equitable Efrain Talamantes, M.D., M.B.A., Mark C. Henderson, M.D., Tonya L. Fancher, M.D., M.P.H., and Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D. in the February 28, 2019 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine N Engl J Med 2019; 380:803-805. Check...
  20. S

    Pushing MCAT date to later - advice?

    Hi all, I'm an undergraduate pre-med student. I'm considering pushing my MCAT date to July 20 (scores release August 20). I will have my AMCAS application completed (except MCAT score) by early June and will submit it for the verification process since it takes 6-8 weeks. I will choose one...
  21. 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...
  22. synapse_collapse

    Live Vaccines

    I need an MMR booster but can’t get live vaccines. Has anyone else been in this position before?
  23. X

    Pre-Med to Pre-Dental

    Hey guys, I'm currently a 3rd year undergrad who is seriously considering the switch from pre-med to pre-dental. Since I have been pre-med up until now, a lot of my ECs are more directly related to MD admissions such as about 200h of shadowing physicians, 2 years of part-time EMT work, 300h...
  24. P

    GPA Trends

    Hello! I was just curious...what would admissions commitees rather see: an exceptionally high gpa, or one that shows a strong upward trend? Thanks in advance!
  25. chykharivska

    Admission offers for Pharm

    Does anyone know how much time it takes a pharm school to make a decision. I interviewed at my #1choice school a while ago but haven't heard anything while the school I interviewed with not that long ago, offered me an admission in about 1 week after the interview. Should I call my top choice...
  26. J

    DO School

    Hello everyone! I’m an undergraduate student in Canada, majoring in Biology. I’m really working hard towards getting into DO school in the states. I started off my first year of university, working my ass off and getting poor grades. I’m currently in the second term of my second year, and my...
  27. L

    WVU DPT Application Cycle

    Hey everyone. I recently interviewed at West Virginia University on 1/5. I haven't seen any threads regarding WVU so I figured I would start one. Has anyone else interviewed here? What did you think of the program? Also, do you know approximately when we are supposed to hear back about an...
  28. OddCorncake

    Admissions: I am getting married June 2019. How will my name change affect my admission? Help!

    So, I am getting married in June of 2019, and plan on applying to dental schools in July. I plan on taking my fiancé's last name, so I was concerned about how the name change process will affect my admissions. My letters of recommendation have my maiden name, so will admissions be suspicious if...
  29. J

    Rutgers South DPT Class of 2022 Facebook Page!

    CONGRATS to everyone that was accepted and is committed to Rutgers South's DPT Program! There were no FB pages that were made yet and past students created their own, sooo here ya go lol It'd be much easier to get to know each other or just get a feel of who'll be in our class and share info...
  30. M

    Undergrad College and Med School Admissions

    Hey, I realize that this topic has already been beaten to death, but I just want to ask some questions specific to my situation. Please excuse my wordiness and grammar in advance. I’m a current high school junior and am exploring college options. I come from a fairly well to do family (I am not...
  31. S

    PsyD Program Interviews

    I recently got invited to my first PsyD interview (hopefully more to come) and I'd really love to hear about other peoples' interview experiences. I applied to some PhD programs last year and had a few interviews, but I was living abroad at the time doing a masters and had to do them over...
  32. W

    Will I get into schools?

    Will I get into pharmacy school with these PCAT scores? September 2018 Bio: 411 58 Chem: 394 46 Reading: 434 94 Math: 444 94 Composite: 421 83 November 2018 Bio: 422 75 Chem: 394 93 Reading: 426 88 Math...
  33. 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...
  34. M

    Interview Coaching

    Hi all premed students I am a PGY-5 Radiologist in the NJ/NY area who has been conducting interviews for medical school admissions for the past 3 years. After approximately 100 interviews, there are many applicants i wish i could have coached before they came for their interview. I would...
  35. M

    Interview Coaching

    Hi all premed students I am a PGY-5 Radiologist in the NJ/NY area who has been conducting interviews for medical school admissions for the past 3 years. After approximately 100 interviews, there are many applicants i wish i could have coached before they came for their interview. I would...
  36. B

    Chances of getting into pharmacy school?

    Hi all, I'm new to this site but I wanted to know my chances of getting into either D'Youville, Binghamton, orthe univeristy at buffalo's schools of pharmacy. I'm currently in my senior year of my Molecular Biology B.S. at the university at buffalo with a 3.0 gpa (2.7 cumulative) and my math...
  37. ElyssaGabrielle

    B.A vs B.S in Biology for Optometry School

    Hello! I recently switched to a B.A in biology due to my hours accumulated in Spanish and because I have interest in taking some business courses and this would allow for it. I currently have a 3.45 GPA and will be taking the OAT this summer and start applying. I was wondering if there's any...
  38. M

    General Admissions & OTCAS Should I give up on OT?

    I’d really appreciate some honesty because I’m already feeling very discouraged. I am currently a sophomore in college and I’m really struggling to keep my grades up. I’ve already received two 2.0s (Cs) in my required math classes and a 1.5 (CD) in chemistry my freshman year. I will retake...
  39. N

    Will an LOR from a med school clinical professor improve admission chances?

    Will having a letter of recommendation from a clinical professor at a medical school help me get an interview or improve my admissions chances? Long story short I did some shadowing under a physician alongside M3s doing their family practice rotation. The physician has been teaching clinical...
  40. L

    MGHIHP DPT

    Has anyone heard back from MGHIHP? I know they only do interviews for early decision applicants, but they hold an invitational open house in December for regular decision applicants. I'm still waiting to hear back and was wondering if anyone else heard anything. Thanks and best of luck! :)