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    Should I go to the Research Conference?

    Hey everyone, I have been accepted to the Harvard Undergraduate Research Conference as a poster presenter, but I'm not sure whether I should go, because I would have to pay some of the funds myself. My question is: are poster conferences beneficial, or are publications the only things that...
  2. A

    GRE chances/advise

    Hey guys, I wanted your advise on my chances of getting into PT school as my senior year is slowly approaching. I was looking into applying into the University of Colorado, Regis, Rocky Mountain, Puget Sound, and Eastern Washington. Cum GPA: 3.9 GRE: Q: 152 V: 145 E: 4.0 Hours: 3 settings...
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    How will my GPA from a previous college affect my application?

    I posted about this previously but have a few more specific questions. I'm currently in a PharmD program, finished my premed minor, and currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.94. I had a hard time transitioning from high school to college and end up at a state college with no major for a total of...
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    What am I missing? Advise from current dental students or accepted students.

    I'm going to be as open as possible with my grades and how I performed in my undergrad and would like to receive some advice on how I could strengthen my application. I completed my undergrad at the University of Toronto, taking 4 courses per trimester (5 is a full course load), taking the...
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    Medical leave?

    Hi All, I've had a pretty miserable semester. I've missed most of my classes for the last ten weeks, because I developed pneumonia, among other health issues and complexities, followed by back to back viral infections. I was in the ER six or seven times. I've been running a low grade fever for...
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    Advise needed. Please help.

    Hello everyone, after a long time and much consideration I have finally decided that medicine was my calling. My situation is that I am an URM male who also came to the states as a refugee and speak multiple languages fluently. It took me 7.5 years to get a bachelor's degree and this is mostly...
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    Advice/rate 2019 MCAT

    Hey all. This will be a lengthy post, I apologize! I will be taking my MCAT May 2019. I am a junior and will be taking Physics I and II as well as Biochem I (and either biochem II or intro to biochem) this year. Even though I still have a little under a year, the anxiety is slowly appearing...
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    Retaking the MCAT While Applying

    Hello, I'm looking for advice on applying to schools with a less-than-competitive score. I have a 505 on the new MCAT, I did decent on the first three sections and bombed the last one. I am trying to apply to this cycle, and my GPA and other parts of my application are strong, but I don't want...
  10. jordij94

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    WAMC: What Are My Chances

    MOD NOTE: We are now going to have one thread for all of the inquiries for competitiveness, what are my chances, do I have a shot, can I get into ABC University, etc. Most of the other SDN forums have found success with having one thread, so we are going to adopt that going forward. 1. Please...
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    Need expert advise for deciding future!

    Thanks for taking the time to read and help me! I am a senior in college with a GPA and sGPA of 3.2 and an MCAT of 512. I have leadership/ mentoring activities for a year, team building activities, 200+ hours of shadowing, some research experience and an upward trend in GPA. I was...
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    Evaluation Please!

    Hello all! I am currently planning to apply to pharmacy school this Fall 2017 for Fall 2018 admittance. Here are my stats: Current GPA: 3.3 PCAT: This is my first ever important standardized test, I did not even take the SAT. I am scheduled to take it on September 8th. Pre-reqs: I have...
  15. qyle95

    Course structure difference - need advice

    Hello folks, I have decided to go to veterinary school in Australia, and is still in the process of deciding which offer to accept. Murdoch and Melbourne are the schools I got into, and seeing as the cost to go to Murdoch is only slightly lower, I wish to make a decision based more on the...
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    Honestly need help with future planning

    Background: graduated with a 2.55 cGPA, 3.2 sGPA. It's extremely low because I was physically and violently assaulted, and struggled to reach out. My academics did suffer because of this, but I understand with bit of time I will be able to recover in all aspects. Goal: 1. MD. 1A. If not...
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    Should I reapply this cycle?

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    USMLE Need Suggestions! exam in 2 days!

    Hey everyone. i just took NBME 18 cause I left it for the last and I got 520 - 232 . UWSA1 was 250 on 31st march UWSA2 yesterday was 245 what should I do? feeling :(
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    Looking for advise: SMP or Publication

    Hey SDNers, Before I begin, here's some potentially helpful info on myself (I'll try my best to keep it short). I initially didn't do so well in school and had no interest becoming a physician. This all changed when I got seriously injured in a motorcycle accident (I reveal this because my gpa...
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    Poor GPA, how can I redeem myself?

    I'm going into my senior year of undergrad. Currently my GPA is pretty measly. It's going to be 3.1-3.4 overall and 2.9-3.3 science by the time I'm done. It largely depends on if I can win a few grade appeals. I will be graduating with two degrees, one Biology BS, and one English BA as well as...
  21. hawthorn9797

    Help With School List Please

    I graduated this may with a BS in Biology cGPA: 3.6 sGPA: 3.62 Strong upward trend (first semester of college 2.84 GPA... around 4.0 since) MCAT: 505 (70th percentile) Chemical and Physical: 126 (68th percentile) Bio/BioChem: 128 (88th percentile) CARS...
  22. Hesgaroth

    Book to offer to a beginner?

    Hello everyone, I know my question is a bit special but I hope it's not a problem, I found nowhere else to ask it. Well, I know nothing about veterinary medicine but my girlfriend is really passionate by it and would like to become a vet, but for the moment she is only 16 and so too young to...
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    Thoughts on my list of schools (First Post)

    Hello everyone, I have been on SDN a lot but haven`t seen a post that specifically addresses my application. I was hoping I could get some brief advice on my school list based on my scores + ECs. From what I see, my biggest weaknesses are the 9 in Verbal and mediocre ECs. Trying to make up for...
  24. hawthorn9797

    MD/DO applicant advise needed

    MCAT: 505 (70th percentile) Biology/Biochem: 128 (88th percentile) Chemical/ physical: 126 (68th percentile) Psychological: 124 (44th percentile) CARS: 127 (82 percentile) GPA: 3.6 sGPA: 3.64 Graduating from my flagship state school in May and will be applying to both MD and DO programs. I...
  25. hawthorn9797

    MD/DO applicant advise needed

    MCAT: 505 (70th percentile) Biology/Biochem: 128 (88th percentile) Chemical/ physical: 126 (68th percentile) Psychological: 124 (44th percentile) CARS: 127 (82 percentile) GPA: 3.6 sGPA: 3.64 Graduating from my flagship state school in May and will be applying to both MD and DO programs. I...
  26. eeeeagle!!

    DO Do I stand a chance at getting in to any DO schools at all?!

    I'll get right to it. MCAT:505 on the 2015. but I made a 23 on the old one my first attempt when I took it kind of cold. I had to study for the GRE and that derailed my MCAT studies (I had already registered and then had a change of plan to go to grad school first). Undergrad cGPA=3.56...
  27. mikeolik

    Personal Statement - should I include this?

    Hello everyone, I am currently writing my personal letter and would like to know if you guys think these accomplishments are worthy of being present in my application (these are broad topics and they would of course be elaborated on): - Started a business in college with $500.00...