1. F


    Hi! I recently got accepted off a waitlist at an MD school. I have an identical twin sister who is still on the waitlist who has the same research experience, volunteer experience and hours, clinical experience, MCAT score and a very similar GPA. Basically, I feel that I’m not more deserving of...
  2. P

    Medical School Decision Help/Advice Requested

    Hi everyone, I wanted to get advice on a rather particular situation I am in regarding choosing my schools for this cycle. This is my second year applying and I applied to both MD and D.O schools. Although I have not been met with any success for M.D schools, I am grateful to have 2 D.O...
  3. K

    Best way to prepare for a future in Pharmacy

    What are the best ways to prepare yourself for life after pharmacy school? What should pharmacy students be doing to have a higher chance of securing a decent job after graduation? Are residency programs worth it? Please give any and all advice that you have for future pharmacists. Thanks!
  4. H

    Advice Needed On Choosing Best Path To Reinvention

    Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time out to read this. I need some help on how to reinvent myself and be a better applicant for medical school. For some context, I am in my mid 20's and I graduated in 2020 with a GPA of 3.23 and sGPA a bit lower than that. My ec's aren't great but I...
  5. D

    Deferment year advice

    I'm deferring for an additional gap year before starting medical school in 2024. This is my second gap year and aside from scribing, which I have learned a ton from, I have been able to travel a bit and enjoy some time with friends/family ect. I do get the importance of not rushing into this...
  6. F

    Waitlist vs. Adler Acceptance?

    I am currently in the admissions process for PsyD programs. The only acceptance I have received so far is with Adler in Chicago. However, I just received an offer for the alternate list at Mercer University. Im conflicted because I have to give a final decision to Adler on May 19th with a...
  7. M

    Taking An Additional Gap Year: Should I Get New LORs?

    Hello, I'm a graduating senior who was initially planning on taking only 1 gap year and applying this current 2023-2024 cycle. That being said, I've come to the decision to take an additional (2nd) gap year which means I will apply next cycle. Granted that I initially wanted to apply this...
  8. V

    Pre-Dental Advice

    Hi! This is my first post so I am not sure if I am doing this correctly lol but I wanted some advice. I just found out that I failed my second calc 1 exam after a week and a half of studying. I am going to drop the class because there is no way that I will be able to pass with a C. Before I get...
  9. IlDestriero

    Attending advice for college selection.

    Here’s my unsolicited advice for all you folks about to finalize your college decisions over the next few weeks. It’s worth what you paid, but advice I gave my own children. 1. Major in something that leads to a career other than medicine in case it doesn’t work out or you change your plans...
  10. M

    WAMC: Should I apply this cycle vs. next cycle? PRE-MED

    Hi, I have a quick inquiry. I'm struggling with identifying if I should apply this cycle or next cycle due to my MCAT score. I'd appreciate some feedback. Since everything in life is conditional and varies per person a quick summary: I am scheduled for an April 28th test date; however, I am...
  11. M

    Need advice…am I doing this right?

    Hello all! It’s safe to say that I’m at a bit of a crossroads right now, and looking for some solid guidance. I’m 28yrs old, and graduated with my bachelors about five years ago. Bombed my first year of undergrad, and when I say bomb, I mean flat out failed most courses that first year. Took a...
  12. C

    Low GPA; How can I better my chances? Is there still a shot?

    Hi, I'm an ORM VA resident. I currently have a very low GPA. I'd say around a 2.4 at 40 hours. Freshman year, my grandma died and it took a massive impact on me. Then, spring semester, I got cheated on and that also messed up my mental health (decided to go to therapy after this because was...
  13. toothfairy1357

    Stony Brook Dental vs Touro Dental

    Looking for input from current students at either Touro or Stony: They both would be around the same cost since I would be commuting to Touro, and I like how Touro has state of the art digital dentistry and brand new equipment, as well as being close to home surrounded by friends and family...
  14. Mikeyavelli

    Rejected from 2021 cycle with 4 interviews. Please help me reapply!

    Hey everyone! First time reapplicant here AND FIRST TIME POSTER. I applied in 2021 and received 4 interviews in that cycle - UC Davis, CUSM (waitlisted), UNLV (waitlisted), and UNR. Cockily enough, I assumed I was going to get an acceptance that cycle, so I took a tech job in the Silicon Valley...
  15. Anabell Golding

    The Truth About USC Dental School
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  17. A

    High School Student in Need of Guidance!!! Please Help!

    Hello everyone! This is my first time posting on a public platform, so please be easy on me lol.:1geek: I am a senior in high school, taking classes at my local community college as a Dual Enrolled student. By the time I graduate high school, I will have around 90 credits (my AA and then some)...
  18. J

    Should I do a post-bacc? Need advice applying after graduating at 2020

    Hello all! I need help with my direction of where I should go. I got my B.S. of Biology in 2020 and since then I've been working mostly. My GPA was 3.1 scientific, 3.2 overall. I was in the pre-dental clubs, did volunteering, shadowing, was a peer mentor, did research in undergrad. But since I...
  19. I

    advice for upcoming cycle

    Hello, I'm pretty new here. I have been extremely hesitant to post here due to the tone of some of the responses that may follow but I'm really feeling a bit lost right now. I am planning on applying this upcoming cycle and will be retaking my mcat soon so apologies for the lack of data in that...
  20. S

    26 Year old career changer

    Hi, As the title says I'm in my late 20s working as an accountant. As a kid I always wanted to be a physician but was talked out of it and pursed a business degree. However, I am miserable. I simply can't do this the rest of my career. I see what my manager does and that seems even worse to me...
  21. F

    Any recent fellows/attendings here I can talk to about programs I interviewed at?

    Hi everyone, I’m a current applicant who is having a hard time assessing different programs I’ve interviewed at, even ones that are well-known names. I don’t know anyone who is in PCSM who knows about the different programs to give me advice, so I was hoping someone on here could discuss them...
  22. M

    Advice on possible MD PhD in humanities

    So I’m a senior finishing up a semester early and applying this upcoming cycle. Im sitting on a 3.5 cgpa and 3.2 sgpa, but expect that then both to go up a bit by the conclusion of this semester. I have extensive ECs and leadership that involve me working in communities of color and with...
  23. D

    Clinical PhD Program - ethicality of clients

    I've changed the original message on this post because I was uncomfortable with how many people had viewed the post. Here's part of what I had posted: The type of clients first year students work with in my program's in house training clinic (it is community mental health, not just students)...
  24. idkjustchooseone

    General advice?

  25. M

    Need advice, add more schools, apply DO, wait it out, WWYD?

    Hey guys! My stats- 3.78 GPA, ~3.67ish sGPA, 515 MCAT. Countless clinical hours, lots of crisis counseling, research and an honors thesis under my belt. Just like many of us this cycle has been rough on me. I applied to 15 schools, and I’m from FL so a large chunk of that was my state schools...
  26. T

    Should I take labs or lecture only DIY Postbacc

    I'm starting a DIY postbacc this year, looking to mostly take upper level bios as I already did all the basic prereqs during my first undergrad and got a C or higher. My question is should I take the labs with these upper level bio courses, or just stick with the lectures (the classes are all...
  27. BlueCats

    Advice About Working While in Vet School (c/o 2026)

    I need some advice about working while in vet school. I am a not traditional 30yr old student. CVT working towards a DVM. I applied for the first time this past cycle. I will be attending LIU. I have the opportunity to work a remote shift at the same ER/Specialty practice I have been working at...
  28. J

    Thinking about leaving medical school for good. Need some advice (serious)

    I'm about 1.5 months into medical school now and to be honest I'm not sure what I expected coming here, but I am really not enjoying it (I know this is normal for first year). I've been doing good so far and have honored all of my tests, but I still am not enjoying it. For the first time in my...
  29. V

    Need help planning my next few years

    Context: I am a computer science major at a lesser-known 4-year state school. I completed 6 semesters (3 years) at this college before I was diagnosed with cancer last August. I had a mediastinal NSGCT in my right lung and my oncologist told me I had a 40-45% percent chance of survival. Really...
  30. Vistian

    Software engineer non-trad - Which letter or recommendation to use? Old boss vs. Shadowing Doctor?

    I'm a non-trad student. Former software engineer for 18 years. URM. 517 MCAT. 3.3 sGPA (old bad grades). 4.0 Post-Bacc. over 42 credits (shiny new!). Decided to go into medicine. I have six LOR writers. One Post-Bacc committee (academic). One research (physician). Two from most-meaningful...
  31. U

    Gifts for M1

    Hey everyone, I have a family member who just began their M1 year at a medical school in the US and I wanted to get them a gift. I was looking for potential idea's for something that would be appropriate or helpful for them. They already have a good stethoscope and backpack so those two are out...
  32. L

    Is a post Bach in my situation worth it?

    Hi! Appreciate you taking the time to read, I will try to be as succinct as possible. I did some nursing courses a lifetime ago in Africa, came to the US and have been here for over 10 years. Have a bachelors in a non science major with a 3.9 gpa. I know I have to take all my sciences. I...
  33. Alie1996

    How did you do it?

    I am a career changer. I got a BA in Sustainable Agriculture and I worked mostly with animals after college I’m now working as a vet assistant. I really want to go to veterinary school but I’m already 20k in debt and I still have 2 years worth of prerequisites to take before I can apply. It...
  34. S

    Can I switch to pre-med sophomore year or am I delusional

    It’s my last day to register for classes. I had an abysmal freshman year as a finance major at Emory university ending with a 3.4 GPA(3.1 first semester and 3.66 second semester). I realized that I don’t like finance and I want to do something rewarding. However I wonder if it’s too late for...
  35. B

    Mentioning Conditional Pass in Personal Statement

    Long story short, during my first clerkship of third year (pediatrics) I had to remediate just the standardized patient portion of the course and subsequently received a conditional pass. Other than this, I received a mix of High Pass and Honors in the remaining clerkships. My question is...
  36. Dr_to_be

    WAMC Schoo list help and advice

    Well, I got my MCAT score this week and am trying to not jump off a building. Scheduled a retake but not sure if it'll be enough time to get a higher score. Might have to postpone. My grandma passed the day before my exam and I think it really affected me. I was emotionally and mentally checked...
  37. F

    Advice for a struggling recent college grad

    Hey everyone, I recently graduated college two weeks ago with a BA in biology and I can’t decide what to do with myself. I’m currently enrolled in medical assistant program to become certified and work as an MA. I have a cGPA of 3.04 (I don’t even know what my sGPA is) and I know that’s not...
  38. A

    Withdrawing from Medical School - Any advice on what to do next?

    Hello everyone, I was just notified that my recommendation for dismissal due to unsatisfactory academic progress in my 1.5 years as a medical student has been upheld by the Dean. I have the opportunity to withdraw, rather than have a dismissal on my file. I just wanted to know if anyone has...
  39. C

    Should I tell my boss I am applying to medical school? Want a LOR from her

    I am currently working full-time as a research coordinator, my PI/boss is an MD at a T20 medical school. When I interviewed for this job in December 2021, I originally was not planning on applying to medical school because I was finishing up grad school and wanted to take a break. Well, I ended...