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  1. H

    PreMed to RN to NP or MD?

    I have a career dilemma that has been growing heavier and heavier on my mind. As far back as I remember I’ve wanted to be a physician, I come from a very medical family, my mother is an NP while my father is an MD. In college I pursued pre-med, had plenty of shadowing, research projects...
  2. sevvet

    Looking for advice: Wait or Go?

    Hi all! I'm looking for some advice/opinions so I will try to keep the background very brief: I am currently 8 months into my year-long internship at a zoo hospital. I've been accepted (and plan to go to) St. George's, but their Fall 2022 class is full so I'm slated for January 2023 unless they...
  3. thisisnotpaul

    Veteran with Upward Trend Requesting Post-Bacc Advice

    I am working towards medical school as a nontraditional student, currently active duty Air Force until January 2023. I will be finishing my BA in Psychology by the end of this year. I expect to graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.32 and a science GPA of ~2.7. About 7 years ago, I took courses...
  4. B

    Feeling super discouraged about being away from my college for so long...

    Hello! It's been awhile since I've been on here. I'm actually wrapping up a study abroad semester in Denmark, and I've had the absolute time of my life. It's been life changing and has definitely helped me confirm every reason for why I want to go to medical school. Definitely exactly what I...
  5. ebwgebgeb

    Taking 2 pre-req classes online?

    Do dental schools accept pre req classes taken online (excluding classes taken online due to COVID)?? and if so, do they look down upon it? I took a class online between fall and spring semester but it doesnt show as the class being online on my transcript
  6. edgyluvly

    Being an unmotivated Psychology Student

    Hello, I’m a new member here so here’s a little background on me. I’m fresh out of highschool and a freshmen in college as a Psychology major. I’m taking all online classes so I can balance school, work, and my relationships. My career goal is to become a clinical psychologist. I’m really stuck...
  7. T

    In need of an advice...

    hey there, I am 15 years old and I've always wanted to become a doctor and recently the urge to find out more and get more information on a doctor's life or perspective has been growing but the problem is that I also just found out that they're different types of doctors... so I wanted to ask...
  8. Bookish_future_mergrey

    Germophobic doctor?

    So the last couple of weeks (& especially these last few days) I've been heavily pondering my pre-med track. As of late (since COVID, really), I've been what some people would call "excessively cautious" about not catching COVID or any other illnesses, for that matter. I wash my hands a lot and...
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  10. T

    Pass/failing Ochem 2 and retaking it

    I've never made a post on here before, so I'm not sure how this works, but I was just wondering whether I should pass/fail my Ochem 2 class and retake it or if I should just keep the grade and retake it. This semester was pretty difficult for me mentally (obviously due to the pandemic because...
  11. M

    Radiation oncologist moving to the US

    Hello everyone, I have a question on behalf of my wife, who is a Venezuelan doctor currently in her 4th and final year of a radiotherapy "posgrado," or postgraduate specialization course. We live in Venezuela but will be moving to Texas in 2022. She graduated medical school in Venezuela in...
  12. M

    Lost and Confused: WAMC

    Hi, I'm really sorry if this is redundant. I tried looking for similar questions but didn't see any. I am crazy worried because I've been told there's no hope for me going to med school and I wanted opinions. I wanted to apply med school this year but now am debating between post-bacc and SMPs...
  13. D

    Research Importance in Medical School

    Hi all! I'm an incoming MS1 at a top 10 research-oriented school. I was wondering how important research will be moving forward in the medical pipeline. I'm asking because: 1) I'm not aiming for uber competitive specialties - I think I'd like to do primary care or emergency medicine since...
  14. medschoolcycle_22

    Which of these courses should I take for BCPM gpa?

    So I was wondering what courses you would recommend taking that would count towards BCPM GPA? There's environmental toxicology (it's listed under BIOL), Neurology, Virology. Which one would you recommend? I was also wondering if research methods would count under BCPM? It's listed as BIOL4560...
  15. M

    Do dental schools emphasize BCPM GPA or Science GPA?

    My BCPM GPA is currently at a 3.1ish. However, I have taken multiple "other science" classes that I knew would be easy to do well in so my science GPA sits at a 3.3. Which do schools emphasize/look at? if my cGPA is a 3.4 and DAT is 25AA and 26TS, should I apply this cycle? Because I have so...
  16. L

    Advise on how to continue my gap years?

    Seeking some advice on how I should continue. I graduated with my BS in Biological Sciences in 2017 and have been working as a Care Coordinator at a major NYC hospital. I am a first generation American, first to graduate high school/college, URM, and low SES. My low grades were due to a lack of...
  17. PuffBlueCat

    Cycle Wrap Up and Reapplication

    Hello all. It has been a wild ride, and I am officially calling this application cycle. I went from all R's/silence and preparing to reapply to receiving my first II to my top choice on 2/1. I interviewed 2/17, and just got hit with the R yesterday. To say I'm heartbroken would be an...
  18. M

    Need advice: Bad grades, post-bacc, gap year

    Hi everyone happy new year! Looking for advice on how to spend my gap year(s), fixing holes in my app, and if this post-bacc plan is good. One main issue is grades, especially sGPA, so thought I'd do a post-bacc in my city? The undergrad classes this post-bacc offers are mostly classes I've...
  19. Japo237

    COVID GAP YEAR?

    I am a current applicant to dental schools and have had 4 interviews at UF, UPenn, Pitt, and UK. I have a 4.0 GPA and 23 AA/23 PAT/ 23 Science average on my DAT. The covid-19 pandemic looks like it will be continuing on for at least the next year. Dental school is extremely expensive and I want...
  20. meowthmeister

    LECOM Early Acceptance Advice

    Hi! I’m honestly super confused about LECOM and med school in general, so I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I‘m a 24 year old non-traditional Pre-Med (so bio) major anout to finish my first semester of my sophomore year. I have ~700 hours of “shadowing”, but this was...
  21. P

    Please Help. I don't have much clinical experience, should I apply to med school in the spring?

    Hello! I am currently in my senior year with my undergrad. I always wanted to go into medicine, but up until 2 years ago I never thought I was smart enough. I decided one day I hated business and wanted to pursue medicine. I'm planning on applying to medical school this spring, but I don't have...
  22. M

    Help!!!! What specialty should I apply to for the upcoming cycle?

    I'll try to keep this as short as possible. I'm not sure what specialties I should apply to for the upcoming application cycle. I was originally thinking Anesthesia but my performance in med school hasn't been the best and am not sure if I'll get in anywhere. I am seriously considering...
  23. A

    GradPlus Loan Advice/Recommendation Needed

    Looking to get some perspective on a GradPlus loan I'm thinking of taking out this year. I would greatly appreciate any feedback. Normally, I only borrow only what I need. This year, due to the new lower 5.3% interest rate compared to last year's 7.08%, I was hoping to take out the maximum...
  24. D

    Did I overkill by applying to 38 DO schools?

    Hello, So I just discovered SDN recently and kind of panicked when submitting my primaries. I am looking for some assurance that my panicking would be worth it or not. I am a Texas Resident and applied to 38 DO schools, not knowing if I would be able to get in or not. I really like the DO...
  25. H

    Career Changers - Engineering to Medicine with Foreign Education

    Hi everyone! Hope you are well at this unprecedented time! I am new to SDN and I have a lot of questions since my case is a little special.. I would love to get some advice from you. I am an immigrant from China and did my first two years of college in China with a pretty low GPA in engineering...
  26. P

    Nova vs. Creighton

    I did the MBS program at Nova Southeastern University this past year, and after successful completion I was admitted into their Dental Class of 2024. About a month ago I also received my official letter of acceptance from Creighton University. I unfortunately never had the opportunity to visit...
  27. T

    Nova Southeastern BS/DO or UC Berkeley Pre-Med?

    Hi everyone! I hope you're staying safe and healthy. I am a current senior in high school right now. I've narrowed down my college decisions to two schools (Nova Southeastern BS/DO Program and UC Berkeley), but I'm still having trouble deciding. Any advice would be much appreciated. For...
  28. W

    HELP! Applying after a gap year

    Hello, I applied to a bunch of schools last summer, but I withdrew my application to all the schools after getting my MCAT score. I had applied toward the end of the cycle anyway and wanted to retake the MCAT. I did not submit any secondaries prior to withdrawing. I emailed all the schools about...
  29. S

    Non traditional student advice from early graduate students

    Hello If you’ve completed undergraduate school (pre-med) within 3 years and have successfully gotten into medical school right after (no gap year) please DM me, I have some questions I’d like to ask. OR If you completed your pre-med within 3 years and had to take a gap year, but you still...
  30. D

    Program Rank #1 Advice Needed

    Hey everyone, I'm a medical student and I need some advice. So, a while back, I took part in a PD question answer panel at my base hospital. Almost all of the PDs agreed that it is best to send an email saying basically "hey I'm ranking you #1 in the rank process". I misunderstood and thought...
  31. A

    U.S. Master's of Counseling Degree in the U.K.?

    Hi all, I have a question about moving to England with an American Counseling degree. My SO lives there and I intend to move over once I finish my Master's. I'm wondering whether I will struggle to find work in a different country with my American degree. My program also ended its accreditation...
  32. willywhompus

    Nontraditional Student starting DIY post bac in Spring - Need help figuring out what courses I need to retake

    Hi, I (24F) am returning to my university in Spring 2020 to begin a DIY post bacc for medical school. I graduated with my B.A. in Psychology in May 2019 (3.83 GPA) and am seeking advice for which courses I need to retake to apply and to be competitive. I've read that some schools do not accept...
  33. A

    Reapplicant gap year job?

    I am currently unemployed after applying last cycle (3.9x, 513) and receiving 2 II -> 2 WLs. I have already submitted 30+ MD apps and am currently working on 6 DO schools, however I need to find a job and I am unsure what type of opportunity to look for. On my application I have 4000 hours as a...
  34. A

    How should I proceed after Freshman Pre-Med year?

    Hey everyone! Hope all is well. So, I just recently joined this website in order to collect efficient wisdom and advice on my road to Medical school, and to (hopefully) pass them on. So, I am an undergraduate student who just completed Freshman year. I wanted to know, which extracurriculars...
  35. PsychPop

    PA or MD Path? (My situation)

    Hi guys just posting to try and get some incite from anyone willing! Quick facts about me: 22 yrs old, white ,male, Psych major undergrad. So I am currently what my shadowed family medicine doc likes to call Pre-pre-med :laugh: as I have not yet taken any pre-med courses. I am going into my...
  36. kingarty24

    MD Step 1 241 - ortho possible? Need help planning years 3-4

    Hi all - I need some guidance. I got my my score report last week, 241. I’m pleased, definitely glad the weeks I spent punishing myself weren’t for nothing. To make a long story short - I’m interested in ortho but I’m not entirely sure how realistic this goal is with a score so far below the...
  37. C

    URM late applicant, am I done for? Advice needed

    Would anyone care to give me honest feedback about me as a late applicant? I've been kind of down lately because I know I'm late in the game. I'll be taking a late MCAT (Aug 17) and I'll be sending in my AMCAS app for verification at the end of July. This means I'll be complete (MCAT and AMCAS...
  38. U

    Test center incident-->voiding latest-possible MCAT date for early app. Reschedule ASAP or punt on this cycle?

    Thanks in advance for reading. I'll try to keep this short - essentially I am an otherwise well-qualified applicant with no MCAT score. (feel free to skip specifics in bullet points, only showing this to demonstrate MCAT truly is the rate-limiting step for me) . TLDR at bottom - 3.88/3.94...
  39. 7

    Help with School List and Chance of getting in! GPA: 4.0 MCAT: 514

    Sorry for the format. First time poster on SDN I could use some assistance figuring out which schools I should apply to in June. I'm unsure of which resources to find this out and have just been looking at the MSAR for guidance. I have some money saved up, so I am looking at applying to around...
  40. Y

    Was I screwed over by AMCAS?

    As this application cycle is coming closer to an end, I can’t help but reflect on what went wrong for me this cycle. There’s something that happened during this cycle that made me want to consult the SDN community on whether you guys think it could have possibly affected my chances a lot or not...
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