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  1. L

    Need Job Advice

    Hey everyone. I’m a 2020 grad and currently work as a per diem pharmacist for an independent for about 8 months now. My current pay is $45/hr with no benefits and my hours are inconsistent. I average about 27 hrs a week (can be more or less). I like working there because it’s relaxed and we’re...
  2. surgeonhopeful98

    Rutgers Newark MBS vs Case Western MSMP

    Hi! I was just accepted into Case Western's MSMP program and Rutgers - Newark MS in biomedical sciences and was wondering if anyone who has completed either program can give their advice on picking one or pros and cons on both. Im looking to matriculate into med school and I know Case western...
  3. 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...
  4. G

    MCAT May 20 - Advice NEEDED!

    I appreciate your time and tips, Briefly - I am a non-traditional pre-med and graduated with a bachelors in respiratory therapy in 2019. I have since been working weekends as a respiratory therapist. It has been several years since I have taken any of the prerequisites other than chemistry and...
  5. W

    Questioning Pursuing Dentistry...

    Hello! I’m a senior in undergrad and have everything set to apply to dental school. However, due to COVID I didn’t start actually shadowing until recently. I find dentistry very boring. The first few days I came in I was kind of interested in what all the dentists were doing, but now that I’m...
  6. M

    Low GPA and worried

    Hello. I need help because I have an abysmal GPA and I was wondering what my chances are. And what kind of MCAT score I'd need -Residence: KY -Race: Middle Eastern - Biology Major with Chemistry Minor -GPA: 3.0 -Clinical Volunteering: 150 hours -Non-clinical Volunteering: 1800 hours -Work...
  7. OntheRightPath

    Does every MD School require a separate MPN? I have not made a final decision on the school, and I have never applied for loans before.

    Hi everyone and thank you so much for reading my post. I have never taken out loans before, and therefore, I am very confused. I got accepted into multiple MD schools (*blessed, not bragging), and I was wondering if each of them required a separate MPN for each type of loan. I submitted an MPN...
  8. 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...
  9. M

    I have LORs from two oral surgeons but none from a general dentist, is that OK?

    So I’ve been working with two oral surgeons for over 2 years now and developed a pretty good relationship with them. I accumulated over 1000 hours of shadowing and DA experience from their office. This is probably my what I’m most proud of in my application. They are both writing me LORs but is...
  10. shariahallen

    searching for advice on Med School.

    I have a few questions so I'll try to make this straight to the point! I'm currently pursuing a future career as a Neurosurgeon and I'm getting a tad bit close to the time to apply for Med School (sophomore in undergrad, bio major). I'm currently trying to build up a list of medical schools I...
  11. F

    Needing Advice

    Hey everyone! This next semester I’ll be going into my senior year of undergrad. I just wanted to see what y’all thought of my current situation, as I am beginning to stress about the application process! I currently have a 3.3 GPA and if everything goes accordingly I should be able to get that...
  12. S

    Chances of getting into dental school

    Hi guys, I am just posting to see what I need to do to strengthen my Dental application for this May. I don’t have that many volunteer hours (about20-30) and i have only been able to shadow an oral surgeon for 55 hours. I also am on the table tennis team at my university and a TA. I have called...
  13. D

    Switching to premed junior year - one or two gap years to build ECs?

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  14. A

    Pharmacy school admissions? PLEASE HELP!

    Hello everyone I am a junior at the moment and have been pursuing pharmacy and plan on applying for the fall 2021 cycle. In terms of my stats, I have 3.68 gpa right now and pcat within the 80th percentile. Though my transcript is not the best and I was wondering if I have lost my chance at any...
  15. madelinemurdock

    Pre-Med Job Advice

    Hello everyone! This is my first time using this site as I am a freshman undergrad student currently. I was just seeking advice on which job option I should pursue for the upcoming semester. Here are my two options and thoughts on both: a) work on one of my biology professor's research projects...
  16. F

    3 courses Fall 2020 Semester

    Hey guys! I enrolled for 4 courses this semester. 2 lab courses, one English, and french (for a service trip I'm applying to) but because of COVID, family situations, and an elective surgery I had this semester I ended up dropping my biology course. I wasn't doing bad but the transition online...
  17. O

    Will my acceptance be rescinded for Bs?

    I've been struggling with personal life and I currently have 5 acceptances but they're to MD schools and they all say I need to maintain academic standard. My stats are uGPA: 3.0 with strong upward trend (~3.8 last two years) Neuro masters: 4.0 If I get two Bs it will be my first semester and...
  18. hkb96

    Accepting Rejection and Getting Better

    I received my first rejection letter and most likely will be getting a couple more soon. I know I can't be the only one in this spot - how are y'all in my shoes coping and how do you plan on making yourself more competitive? Additionally, for those who aren't living in a state that offers a DVM...
  19. oceanviewer 80

    Help Choosing a School!

    I need help haha. I got into Salus, IU, UAB, Nova, and hopefully will be accepted to SCO as well! I am a resident of Florida so Nova is closest but I am not too interested aside from it potentially being the cheapest if I do receive a scholarship. I've narrowed it down to UAB, Nova, and SCO if I...
  20. L

    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...
  21. B

    NIH IRTA 2020-2021 Cycle

    Hi everyone, I am graduating in May 2021 and plan to submit my NIH IRTA application by mid December and begin emailing PI's in January. Does this give me a fair shot? I have 2.5 years of research experience and multiple posters. Does anyone have an idea as to how hiring is working at the NIH...
  22. P

    Advice? What are my chances ?

    Hi everyone ! I recently applied to 15 schools (10 DO schools and 5 in states MD schools, FLORIDA) for this application cycle of 2020. Some quick stats... MCAT : 499 (44th percentile) Chem/physics: 125 54% CARS : 122 23% Bio: 125 51% Psych: 127 70% Overall Bachelors of science in nursing...
  23. H

    Need Advice: Research Assistant vs Postbacc

    I am about to graduate in December and I am going to pursue a career in research. I just began applying for research assistant jobs that interest me when I got some discouraging advice. My current plan is this: 1. Be hired as a research assistant starting as soon as January. 2. Work as a...
  24. insaiyanpredent

    Considering switching to Dental school

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  25. B

    Non-Trad Complicated Schedule Advice

    Hey there! For those of you who have blazed this path before, I need some tips/advice. I’m a Non-Trad with a MSBS (class of ‘19). I have a full time job in a private practice (work 7am-6pm most days) and have three kids under 5yo. I’m assuming the death march to the MCAT will be a long one...
  26. insaiyan-premed

    Chances in NY, PA, NJ DO schools?

    Hi, I'm currently a first-semester student at Rutgers SMP. From Undergrad not SMP, My cGPA is a 3.24 AMCAS sGPA is a 3.2 and AACOMAS sPGA is a 3.17, I'm a super ORM, NJ resident. So my target is primarily DO schools. 200 Hours shadowing; 100 in the ER and 100 in Neurology Clinic Scribing since...
  27. postponemastudentloan

    Unit conversions

    Hi, I‘m currently using the Kaplan books for mcat review and the math portion states that “conversion factors will be provided as necessary.” I just wanted to clarify does that mean conversion factors for basic things we’ve learned in classes such as Celsius/Fahrenheit/Kelvin, miles to feet, eV...
  28. Spotts.A

    General Advice on picking a school (ICOM, LUCOM, NSU KPCOM, VCOM (LA))

    Hello, I am new to the site and this is my first time applying to medical school. I have been lucky enough to be accepted at multiple schools, but now I am running into the issue of choosing which school to attend. I've taken notes and done fairly extensive research on each school and I have...
  29. C

    Applying to PostBac PreMed Programs - Advice?

    Welcome everyone, any guidance or insight you can offer is greatly appreciated! I'm currently in my senior year of undergrad as a B.S. in Psych student. Pursing medicine always seemed like a pipe dream for me—a first generation college student who severely slacked off in high school (mainly due...
  30. P

    WAMC (3.47cGPA, 3.31 sGPA, 503 MCAT)

    Hi! I would appreciate any and all advice/help about this. I would prefer to go to a medical school in California and would prefer MD but I don't know realistically what my chances are and if my only hope are DO schools in CA. I wouldn't mind MD schools in other states but don't know if I have a...
  31. J

    M1 Leave of Absence Corona

    Hey guys! New here. I wanted some advice on the situation I have found myself in. I recently was supposed to start medical school and I did for a few weeks but I had major medical issues arise that prevented me from continuing(mental that became physical). My school told me to start again next...
  32. Sunflower44

    PT School Laptop Requirements

    Hi! I am a recently accepted PT student and am looking at getting a new laptop for PT school. I am not the most tech-savvy person so I am looking for any advice possible. I've heard really good things about the iPad Pro but am hesitant on switching from a laptop to a tablet. All advice/insight...
  33. House911MD

    Seeking Mentorship in Psychiatry

    I am looking for academic mentorship in psychiatry for this application cycle. Someone who is familiar with the application/interview/match process. Preferably an academic faculty member, but would live to also chat with any resident or fellow or recent graduate. I am also open to any advice on...
  34. O

    Other OT-Related Information Research Project

    A group of fellow students and I are developing the first occupational-therapy based life skills curriculum for youth aging out of the foster care system. We are asking for support via a crowdfunding page to help us complete this project. If you are able to donate, please click the link (NAU...
  35. postponemastudentloan

    Really low MCAT score??

    So I just started studying for the MCAT on Monday and decided I wanted to take an AAMC FL practice test before studying just to see where I was at. I knew I wasn't going to score high because 1. I had an extremely difficult time with both my physics classes & need to basically start from scratch...
  36. W

    WAMC - should I apply to more schools?

    Help! Should I apply to more schools? I was hesitant to apply to schools that I would not attend if it was my only acceptance. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? Thank you! PS please be nice on my thread. Date of submission: AADSAS submitted 6/18 Overall GPA: 3.52 DAT score: 24 AA LOR...
  37. L

    Lost Pre-Med Studying for MCAT

    Hi, I’m a pre-med student completely lost trying to study for the MCAT. I had planned on purchasing the Kaplan 7-Book Study Set and some AAMC study materials, but I don’t know if those are the best ones. I have planned to start studying in September and take the MCAT in March (Covid pending)...
  38. T

    Personal Statement Advice for a Student who struggled in Undergrad?

    Can anyone give some advice on how they got through their personal statement? This is the most stressful part of this application for me at the moment because it's so hard for me to talk about myself without accentuating my flaws academically. My main issue is because during undergrad I...
  39. Zjhafeez

    USMLE Highest Yield activities for final weeks of Step 1 Prep

    Hi team, What are the highest yield activities for the final weeks of USMLE Step 1 study: Uworld 2nd round? New Question Bank? 300 questions a day? Practice Exams? If so which one and how many? (UWSA, NBME, something else?) Continue Reading First Aid for 3rd time? Pathoma all 18 hours again...
  40. postponemastudentloan

    Personal Experience with Kaplan MCAT prep instructors?

    Hi, I've decided I want to take a Kaplan class to help prepare for the MCAT. I've heard mixed reviews & most people say it depends on the instructor. I have a list of possible dates with different instructors and I just wanted to know if any of you have taken a class with one of these...