advice

  1. H

    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...
  2. uchiha_21

    Tips for a Undergrad

    Hey everyone! I just finished my Sophomore year at my undergrad college and am wondering if anyone can offer tips to help me prepare for Optometry School admissions. I don't have the best GPA, in my Freshman year, I've dealt with a lot of personal problems and thus I started with a GPA of 2.45...
  3. H

    Advice for Acing Organic Chemistry

    Hello! I'm a premed student and in Fall 2020 I'll be taking organic chemistry 1. And yes, I know I have some time before the Fall. However, at my university General chem 1 and 2 is combined into 1 course done in one semester, making it more rigorous. I got a C in it, and yes I'm aware I can use...
  4. P

    19 credit hours first semester??

    Hello, I'm an upcoming freshman pre med at a state university. Right now, I'm looking at 19 credit hours my first semester. Is this doable? I was wondering if anyone has done this and succeeded. Bio is supposed to be a hard course at my university, but I'm better at bio than chem. My course...
  5. gettingbread

    High science GPA but a SAD little cumulative GPA

    I’ve been trying to figure what dental schools to apply to that are within target range (I know I should already have figured this out), and I’m started to feel VERY nervous because my cumulative GPA is for sure low. Does anyone have advice as far as schools that might be a good fit, or have any...
  6. S

    Can't decide whether I should stay Pre-Med.. had a bad freshman year

    This is my first time making a post on here so hey! I really want to stay on a pre-med track but I talked to my academic advisor and he basically implied I should start looking maybe start looking into things other than pre-med. I failed Bio 1 and General Chemistry 1 first semester so I took Gen...
  7. ripbabwe

    Withdrawing Application?

    Hi guys! I am a third year predental undergrad, so traditionally I should be applying to dental school this month. I have recently been thinking about taking a gap year though, for the purpose of making sure that dentistry is without a doubt the career I want for the rest of my life. I have been...
  8. T

    Possible to Get in Without Shadowing Experience?

    Hi! I'm planning on applying this cycle, but I don't currently have any shadowing experience. I'm about to graduate undergrad and so I'm taking one gap year, and I was planning to scribe in order to gain more clinical experience, but ScribeAmerica currently isn't hiring due to COVID-19. As soon...
  9. Jaggar

    Advice on what to do next?

    Hi all. Topic is as the heading says. So to give some background, I'm a recent graduate of a canadian university, did a B.Sc with overall GPA of 3.23 (and for the record, my first two year averages were about 82% each, and last two years averages were about 79% each, one undergrad course a C...
  10. A

    Question About Summer Courses - Physiology vs. Creative Writing

    Hi! I am a rising sophomore at Duke planning to take some summer courses. At my university, summer semester is broken up into two sessions. I am taking Orgo and Physics I w/calc the first session, and I am planning on taking Physics II w/calc and another course (I have to take two courses a...
  11. S

    Can I apply this cycle?

    Hello, non-traditional student here wondering if I can apply this cycle or if I need another gap to beef up my resume. My story: 3.3uGPA, had no passion while an undergrad until I decided to pursue medicine as a 5th year senior. Across 3 semesters I have gotten a 4.0 in my bio and physics...
  12. S

    Reapplicant advice needed, any help appreciated

    Hi all, I am a second time applicant, and with this cycle essentially at a close, I am working on what my next steps should be. Here is a quick background on me: Being undecided for the first two years of college led me to take a variety of courses in different fields, some which I had no...
  13. NYNJKING

    Application advice

    Hello I haven't taken the DAT yet and graduated in 2018 w/ a Biochemistry degree. I calculated my cGPA and sGPA through AMCAS and AACOMAS. cGPA is 3.23 and sGPA is 3.2 or aacomas 3.16. Don't know if that has any bearing but I also had all As besides 1 B+ in my last 33 credits. Kind of undecided...
  14. R

    Advice on summer classes

    So I am currently a pre-dental student at a 4 year university and I am out of state. I want to take my Bio 1 lecture and lab requirement this summer to get it out of the way and save money but I want to make sure that this will not harm my admission into dental school. I would be taking the...
  15. Harrison11011

    Current Biology major (freshman year) pre-Optometry student in need of advice

    Hello everyone! I am new to the community as this is my very first post. I am in my second semester of my undergrad degree in Biology Concentration (pre-optometry), My first semester of college was a train wreck. I had obtained a job as an optometric technician at a local practice, whilst...
  16. 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...
  17. K

    What are my chances?

    Hi! I’ve been pretty overwhelmed thinking about if I can go to med school and wanted some advice. I will write my stats below: I am a white female age 21. I have been on the deans honor list for a quarter My current GPA is a 3.31 and I am in the middle of junior year at UCSB school and my...
  18. I

    IVC filter and Pulmonary embolism- make it make sense!

    Hi all, Would really appreciate someone explaining this one to me. For patients that have an established pulmonary embolism that have a contraindication to anticoagulation how do IVC filters actually help? My understanding is that the embolism is now sitting in the lungs and so has passed the...
  19. neurojosh

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  20. L

    DPT 2020-2021 application cycle and COVID-19

    To anyone reading this, It saddens me that my first post here is in the midst of so much change. I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and doing as well as possible during these unprecedented times. As someone who has worked tirelessly the past few years for the best chance of success for...
  21. V

    Help a confused student

    Hello all! I just got my college acceptances back for my undergraduate schools! Right now, I'm stuck between two different universities and was wondering if any of you guys could help me with that. I know that the UCs aren't typically good pre-med programs, but I was wondering which of these...
  22. NYCking

    Cardiology or Radiology match rate?

    Hi, I'm curious as to how the two (rads and cards) are match friendly to DOs. I'm most likely going to end up at a DO school and wanted to know how hard would it be to get into IM then a cards fellowship or to get into a radiology program, especially w/ step 1 being p/f. Preferably would like to...
  23. Z

    School List insight/general recommendations

    Planning on submitting opening day for 2021 cycle: White Male 24 NYS Resident. 3.58 cgpa 3.43 sgpa, liberal arts honors program 508 mcat (126,128,127,127) 2.5 years undergraduate research/summer fellowship, 5 poster presentations, 1 publication Currently 40 hrs Shadowing: MD, DO, and...
  24. O

    Evaluate my chances and any tips or strategies would be helpful

    I will preface by saying you're going to read this and probably say yikes. That is fine but its too late now I decided that I'm applying this cycle what matters here now is strategy to overcome my 1% chance of getting in. So I will do my best to give a picture of me as an applicant then give me...
  25. F

    Really Messed Up and Need Some Advice!!

    Hi, I know there's probably tons of these stories out-there but it would be helpful if I got some advice. So long story short, when I was inn High School I wanted to be an anesthesiologist, that was my goal. However, I really got into app development and programming so when it came time to pick...
  26. F

    Should I continue?

    Hi, I’m a non-traditional pre-med student, and I would like to know if it’s possible to have a chance to get into an MD or DO program with my academic record. I have 14 class withdrawals due to one of my parents being very sick and hospitalized during my sophomore year. Almost all of my...
  27. G

    Rejected 2020 cycle, needing some advice

    Hi! I got rejected this application cycle, and it was my first time applying to PT school. I am hoping some of you could help me with a few questions. 1. In November, I got rejected from a school, both early and regular decision. Is it too late now to reach out to the school and ask why they...
  28. K

    MD What are my chances?

    I am a black male applicant, and am planning to study for the MCAT rigorously for 6 months. I have always been a good test taker and aiming for a 520+ on the MCAT. my GPA is a 3.5 and my sGPA is around a 3.1. I have 2 years of research experience. I have 100 hours of non-clinical...
  29. freudspurpose

    Psychotherapy Intern/non-traditional Applicant seeking advice

    Hi friends, thanks for taking my post. I will be a non-traditional applicant to medical school. I am currently practicing/training as a psychotherapist intern in an adult out-patient training clinic. I have an MA in research psych and MA in counseling psych, and BA in history. I'm taking 4...
  30. postponemastudentloan

    Non clinical volunteering

    Hi guys, I am currently volunteering in a hospital & was going to switch to a free clinic because I can actually use my nursing license to help out there. However, I haven’t started any nonclinical volunteering. What are some types of good nonclinical volunteering? thanks!
  31. postponemastudentloan

    What type of EC’s for Med school?

    Hi guys, I wanted to get your advice on what you think standard EC’s (and how many hours) are for MD schools? I’m not sure what all falls under the category of EC’s but this is what I’m doing so far: -working as an LPN -research -volunteering in a hospital because of my clinical experience...
  32. H

    Advice/Guidance

    Hello everyone I just had general questions and was looking for a path that would be advisable for me. I currently live in NC and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill late 2019 with a degree in Biology and Psychology. Unfortunately like many others here, I had less than stellar grades. Now my...
  33. 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...
  34. J

    Poor First Semester?

    Hey Everyone, I'm a pre-med student who has currently finished their first semester at college and I have to say that I'm not pleased with my grades. Of course, this is on me because for some classes I could have worked harder, I believe just getting used to the new lifestyle and rigor of...
  35. postponemastudentloan

    Taking MCAT Prep class along with Biochemistry?

    Hi Guys, I just wanted to see if anyone has taken an MCAT prep class along with another course that is on the mcat? I want to take an MCAT prep class for the guidance but I will also have to take Biochemistry at the same time because of the way my schedule is & I am not able to rearrange it any...
  36. X

    Mediocre Stats - Need help with school list.

    Hey all, I'm planning on applying for the 2021 application cycle and would appreciate your help with creating a school list. I would prefer MD programs but am completely open to DO. 1. cGPA: 3.6 (3.1/3.7/3.6/4.0) sGPA: 3.6 (2.9/3.7/4.0/4.0) I had a poor freshman year as I didn't...
  37. 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...
  38. I

    Seeking advice! Don't have time to retake OAT, should I consider taking the DAT instead?

    Hello all! I got myself into a little pickle and didn't score as high on the OAT as I would have liked. I got a 320 AA/ 310 TS and really needed a higher score (around 75th percentile) to balance out a lower GPA (~ 3.1) but got caught up with work, school, and family problems. I know that if...
  39. 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...
  40. F

    Seeking advice on research

    Hello all, I'll preface this by saying that I can't identify any reason why the physician-scientist route isn't a good fit for me. I'd like to seek the advice of the wise among you as I begin to make tougher decisions on the direction I take my research. So far I have loved being a generalist...