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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  8. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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    Reapplying.. Tips to Improve App

    Hi all! I applied this current cycle (2018-2019) and had no luck, and only one interview. My pre-med advisor has no advice for me and suggested I just try again in the upcoming cycle, but that seems useless to me if nothing in my app changes. I am hoping someone could help me identify my biggest...
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    Help an inexperienced pre-med? How am I doing so far?

    Hello! Thanks for reading :) I'm a pre-med sophomore at a fairly well-ranked LAC. I don't have family in or many close connections to the medical field, so I am not super knowledgeable about this process. Since I'm early in my pre-med path, I wanted to get some advice on how things are going so...
  19. Hash Slinging Slasher

    Anesthesiology Residency: Chances and Advice for Future

    After a great deal of soul-searching and deliberation, I've finally decided on anesthesiology as my specialty of choice. However, I have little idea of how competitive I given my stats. I've looked over the NRMP match outcomes, and it appears as though I have a decent chance at anesthesia. What...
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    Hi everyone! I am going to apply this upcoming cycle for fall 2020 and I was just wondering what schools would accept a 2.7 GPA. I'm hoping to bring it up to 3.0 by next fall and get a 330+ on my OAT. If anyone that was or is on the same boat as me could reply back with your stats I would...
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    So I applied for DPT programs and I got an interview with CSI and Mercy (didn’t get into CSI - was a horrible interview experience). But idk if I should re-take some classes to increase my GPA. Here are my stats: cGPA - 3.27 BS in psych (graduating this May) pGPA - 3.36 Classes - Bio 1 C+...
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    WAMC/School List

    Hey guys, just wanted some help identifying what schools I would have a good chance at in this upcoming cycle, and also help identifying any glaring weaknesses in my application. Ethnicity: Armenian Undergrad school: UCLA (two gap years before matriculating) State of Residence: California GPA...
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    Advice for medical scribes?

    I have been a part-time medical scribe in the ED for less than a year, and feel that I have greatly improved since training. However, I still feel as if I walk into some of my shifts insecure about my charting abilities. Most of the physicians are too nice to give criticism (I ask for advice and...
  24. PsychPop

    MA/MS MS program advice

    Hello all! So, I am an undergrad working towards a BS in psychology; I was originally majoring in Marketing but after talking with my family psychologist whom I've known for years, as well as two therapists who recommended I look into therapy as a career I chose to switch majors and I never...
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    Advice needed! Ex-pharmacy student with low GPA

    First of all, this post is kinda long, but please bear with me because I really need advice at the moment. I do know I have messed up a lot throughout school so please refrain from negative comments if you are not going to give me real advice. I have thought about going down this path many times...
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    Chances to go straight to medical schoool

    Hi! So I am currently and junior majoring in Neuroscience and History with a minor in Chemistry and Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, but I am from South Carolina. I am currently deciding whether I should plan on applying directly into medical school or whether I should do like...
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    Apply this cycle or SMP?

    Hey guys, so I’m in a dilemma with wasting a ton of money and time applying and maybe not getting in or go ahead and start an SMP. Here is a little background: 3.35 gpa (upward trend of 2.7-> 3.35 over 2 years) 3.4 sgpa Practice mcat scores have been around 512 consistently. Decent amount...
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    Should I retake? Advice please!

    My scores were pretty meh. Bio 52 Chem: 82 Reading: 99 Quant: 51 Composite: 83 Some people have said since my composite is good that I shouldn't retake. I'm not sure what to do. Advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    What Surprised You?

    Hello there! I was recently accepted into medical school and was wondering, what was something that surprised you or you wish you had known before starting medical school? It can be something positive or negative!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Stats for OT school!

    Hello! I am looking for some friendly advice on what I should do next. I am currently a graduate of CSUF Fullerton with kinesiology.. my cumm GPA was a 2.8 with OTCAS... 2.96 from CSUF. My pre-req’s Medical term- B Anatomy C in discussion and B in lecture and lab. Phsyio- B Biomechanics -B...
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    Super torn between pre-med and NP - advice?

    I’m considering being either a pediatrician or a pediatric nurse practitioner. I don’t know whether I want to work in primary care (I am considering psych or urology as well, having had experience as a pediatric patient in both myself.) I also have a passion for rural healthcare. I’ve heard...
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    What are my chances?

    Hey all, kinda hyperventilating over here so I thought I’d bring it to the forum to see if I’m right to be freaking out. I’m currently applying to 10 schools (is that too many..?) and kinda wanna get other ppls options on what my chances might be. Here’s a little background: I just finished my...
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    Need advice! do I need to take this class?

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    Resident Dinner and Learns

    Hi everyone, I hope this is OK to post. I am a consultant/coordinator for a new medical company that is aiming to help residents that have completed or are close to completing their residency take their next steps. One of the things I would like to coordinate is free monthly dinner and learns...
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    Need some help and advice on scheduling for next semester!

    So I am in a community college and I am hoping to transfer May 2020. Next semester, I am schedule to take Physics 4A (calculus based), Chem 1B, Botany (Bio), and Calculus 3B (calcu 2). Also, possibly a general ed course that is worth 3 credits too. All the sciences have a lab. I am a freshmen...
  37. Diverdude93

    Research vs Scribing To Improve As Re-Applicant?

    Hi all. So I applied to 10 schools, all allopathic, during the 2017-2018 cycle. I got 2 interviews, which both resulted in waitlists and ultimately rejections. I am taking a year off and trying to improve my application, but need help deciding what to do during the upcoming year. Here was my...
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    Advice Needed...Rethinking Dental School

    Hello everyone. I am in need of some advice. In the past year, my financial situation has DRASTICALLY changed... to the point where I need to rethink going to dental school. My family is in poverty and I think that going to school for an additional four years for around 400-500K of debt (my...
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    What are my chances of getting an interview?

    Hi! I am a senior applying to only Texas schools this cycle. I recently took my DAT on August 6th. It was on the lower end. (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 18/18/21/19/13 in QR. These are also my GPA's as stated on my application: Overall GPA: 3.47 Overall BCPM GPA: 3.37 Undergrad...