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    Does is matter when I take A&P?

    I’m transferring and want to take my schools Morphology and Function Honors classes, because I feel they will look better. Currently, I’m going into my Junior year. I have to take O Chem 2 this semester before I can sign up for them. This means I can take A&P1 in the spring and A&P 2 next Fall...
  2. B

    WAMC: Should I delay my application? - cGPA: 3.58, sGPA: 3.63

    Hey everyone, I'm in need of some guidance about whether or not I should finish up my DIY Post-Bacc. I was a Statistics major in college back between 2016-2020 and I had taken pre-med courses in college not because I was looking into going to medical school, but to explore my options in...
  3. C

    Need some serious advice; calc now or later?

    Long story short I nearly failed high school. All I retained was some basic Algebra skills. So far I have done okay in Uni and have a 3.7 GPA entering my Junior year. I have had some mental health issues and preconceived anxiety towards math, this led me to abuse online classes and cheat my...
  4. E

    Firefighter Paramedic to M.D. Needing advice.

    Hello, I am currently a Firefighter/Paramedic and I am employed by a City Fire Dept. We have a very high call volume and I have the great opportunity of temporarily caring for acutely ill and injure patients. I work a 24/48 schedule which results in a great deal of time off. I am...
  5. W

    Pandemic Grad with Warring Offers

    Hi! I'm here looking for some advice in a last-ditch effort to keep my sanity. I graduated 2020, unmatched for residency, no job lined up. I spent months applying and getting very comfortable with rejection before landing a contract pharmacist position at mail order. Eventually they hired me on...
  6. T

    Failed to match twice seeking help.

    I’m a US DO who just went through the scramble and came up empty handed. My red flags: Graduated in may of 2020. 2 comlex PE failures which I couldn’t even get a passing score for in time to get anything the first time i applied last cycle of 2019-2020. Now the exam is cancelled for me...
  7. L

    Advice on rescheduling? Pls help

    Was hoping for some advice on what to do regarding scheduling, Im currently scheduled for 1/21 Was aiming for a 512-514 but my AAMC scores (FL1-3) have been pretty low compared to that: 507 (127/125/128/127) 508 (127/127/127/127) 506 (127/125/128/126) I’m also concerned if I reschedule for...
  8. M

    Possible MD Reapplicant (first gen)

    Hello All, Currently applying this cycle with only one WL so far and no other II. I've started to accept that I'm probably going to have to reapply. I'm first generation and figuring out college/med school has not been easy to say the least. I have a 3.65 cGPA and a 3.56 sGPA (strong upward...
  9. M

    Advice for Shadowing Doctors

    Hi, I'm a rising sophomore on a pre-med path and I was wondering if anyone has any advice for shadowing doctors. With the pandemic taking place I was going to focus on shadowing as well as volunteer work in my area. It would be my first time shadowing doctors and I don't exactly know what I'm...
  10. M

    Advice On Opening A Non-Profit Foundation

    Hi, Come Fall 2020 I will be a sophomore on a pre-med pathway. I've been spending this quarantine to volunteer as much as I can but also to plan something I've been wanting to do for a while. I want to open a non-profit foundation to help cancer patients, specifically children. However, I don't...
  11. S

    Advice Needed: Little Advisement at my School- All help appreciated

    Hello, I was wondering if someone could review my stats and help me figure out what I need to do to salvage my application. My school doesn’t have much advisement so I appreciate any advice that I can get. I will be attending UPenn’s Specialized Studies Program this August. I'm trying to retake...
  12. 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...
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    Postbacc, SMP, or Retake courses? (HELP)

    I am an undergraduate student at a state school. With the incentive to graduate in early (recommendation by my HS counselor), I used all of my AP credits and community college credits to finish and get a BS in psych in 3 years. I went to my last choice school (was an environment which was not...
  14. B

    Second Degree, SMP, or leave my dream to be a fantasy?

    Lol I tried to make the title rhyme to get you guys attention :happy: But my situation is quite serious. I caught myself between a rock and a hard place where I currently have a VERY low GPA and need to figure out what is the next step for me. Here's some context information: I grew up being...
  15. K

    Gap Year Advice: Should I take one? (VA student).... PLS HELP!

    Hey Everyone! I'm in need of some advice. I've asked around from friends, family and classmates for their advice about whether or not I should take a gap year following my undergrad graduation in May 2020 but everyone keeps pulling me in every which direction so hopefully you all, who may just...
  16. A

    Insight on Best Route to Take

    Hello! I am a recent graduate from a mid tier liberal arts college, and hold a B.S. in Biology and a Psychology minor. Throughout undergrad, I had hoped to apply directly to medical school, but my GPA is slightly lower than competitive (cGPA: 3.37). My extracurriculars are competitive, however...
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    One Community College Pre-req

    Hello SDN. I am about to start my second year of undergraduate. When I started undergrad, I did not know if I wanted to be a doctor or not. It was an idea that I developed about half way through my first semester. I still wasn't entirely sure about it, so I moved back home the second semester...
  18. J

    Community College Prerequisite

    Hello SDN. I am about to start my second year of undergraduate. When I started undergrad, I did not know if I wanted to be a doctor or not. It was an idea that I developed about half way through my first semester. I still wasn't entirely sure about it, so I moved back home the second semester...
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    Am I doing this right? Insight needed please.

    Hello SDN. I am a pre-med biology major at the University of Central Arkansas. I am going into my second year of pre-med and would just like to run some stuff by all of you. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. 1. I had a lot of dual credit in high school, so I decided to take a semester...
  20. A

    Should I reapply to med school before my masters program is complete?

    I applied to many medical schools during the 2017-2018 cycle and was unfortunately not accepted. My MCAT score is competitive enough, but my GPA needs some work. I have decided to pursue an MPH in the meantime, which should hopefully boost my GPA, and will begin this August. However, the program...
  21. fwest9

    DO school chances

    GPA: 3.4 (constant upward trend, just had a hard time freshman year) MCAT: 497 (2017) --> 503 (2018) 122/126/127/128 (not sure what happened on c/p was averaging 126 on practice tests) - South Carolina resident - 100 Clinical Volunteer hours - 1000+ non clinical volunteer hours (interned at a...
  22. M

    Should I leave social work?- What’s next?

    Hi, Before I ask the quearions in the post title, let me give some background on my qualifications and career path up to this point. I have wanted to be a therapist since I was in high school. Since then I have always openly explored my options and challenged that career goal as I was in...
  23. B

    No MCAT improvement, studying since december?

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    Foreign Language Decision

    Hey everyone, this is my first post on SDN so I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this. I'm currently a pre-med freshman and am about to register for next year classes. I need to take foreign language classes to a certain level and am unsure of what to do. I have taken 5 years of...
  25. M

    advice needed!?

    Hello everyone, so right now I am in a dilemma and I am really confused about what would be the best approach to my issue. Right now I am a senior in college and I have a 3.2 GPA, due to the fact that I became extremely sick my junior year, which was a very sad time for me but it happens I am...
  26. B

    Reapply or wait a year?

    Hi there! I am in the 2018 application cycle right now, on one waitlist for one of my top schools, however the rest of my prospects are not looking good. I applied to 15 MD schools (mostly in Florida), my GPA is 3.41 (upward trend), science GPA 3.30, MCAT 513, LizzyM 66.1, 1.5 years clinical...
  27. wontonamera

    Post-Bacc for Dental School Advice

    Hey there! So I am a fourth year student at my university and I'll be graduating in May 2018. I had applied for dental school the June 2018 cycle, but I wanted to strengthen my application and re-apply June 2019. I was considering doing a post-bacc by either taking 20 credits as a non-degree...
  28. wontonamera

    When to apply for dental school? Help please!

    Hey guys, so I wanted to share my stats and some info about me and get some feedback on when it would be best for me to apply to dental school. I am currently a senior at my university and will be graduating in May 2018 with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Biology. I had originally...
  29. W

    Help me please, what should I do?

    Hello, I'm am an undergraduate student doing a 2nd bachelors in chemistry, cause I was interested in the subject purely but I'm a little lost since so much happen throughout undergraduate and I don't know if I can actually make my deal of becoming a doctor come true I have an undergraduate...
  30. W

    I have no interviews. What should I be doing?

    US med student from mid tier school. My Step I was bad, my Step II a little below average, and I am in the bottom quartile for grades, but wanted to try because I fell in love with the field. I'm not ready to totally give up yet but want to start preparing in anticipation of SOAP. Is there any...
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    Advice needed

    I am from Arkansas so I know getting into state schools is harder because they only have a specific spots for Arkansas residents but I am getting alittle nervous because I have not heard back from 2/3(UMKC and Texas A&M Dallas) of the schools I applied to. I am a student athlete and have 150+...
  32. niagra_falls

    its the day before my DAT

    so im scheduled for the DAT for tommorow but im not feeling all to ready for it, can anyone please give me any tips and tricks for this exam so that i dont embarrase myself. im really not feeling good about it so any advice about the test will help.
  33. D

    Switch Undergrad Major?

    I am a sophomore student who recently changed majors to exercise science/pre-pt after realizing engineering was not something I was interested in. I originally chose to switch to exercise science because I could still graduate in 4 years and go on to PT school. Now however I am seeing the...
  34. medyzen

    DO What MCAT would make me definitely competitive for DO school?

    Hi everyone! I'm new here to SDN so I'm not sure if this is the right thread. Anyways I am a nontraditional student who finished a BA in Psychology with 3.5 GPA graduated Cum Laude, but as of now I calculated my cGPA and sGPA to be both 3.4. After that I decided that I wanted to do Medical...
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