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    Med Advising companies

    Are premed advising corps recommended? For those of you have experience or received help on apps, how was it and what are the pros and come of getting that help in the premed years and guidance on the applications as well?
  2. YourIvyGuide

    Medical/Dental School Application & Editing Help (from someone who gets it!!)

    Are you getting ready to apply for medical or dental school but feel stressed and overwhelmed by a giant To-Do list? Is your school list a jumbled mess of potential options that all seem to blend together? Are you taunted by a blinking cursor whenever you try to write your all-important personal...
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    Pre-Med Help for Students

    Hey guys, I just created a free Pre-Med Guide for students. I'm looking for some feedback about what you think is helpful or what you think should be added!! Please let me know.
  4. chunkyfilms

    Should I take another semester of science courses and re-take 1yr of General Chemistry?

    I graduated from college almost 2 years ago but I've been doing a DIY post-bacc among working and other things. I'm currently taking 3 courses this semester but in 8-week sessions. Anatomy & Physiology 1 (4 credits) just finished a few days ago and I got an A (4.0). Now I have Anatomy &...
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    Is it too late to try to attend medical school?

    I am an engineering student. Recently, I have become increasingly interested in becoming a physician, since I really would like to help people and I am fascinated my medicine. However, I'm almost finished with my engineering degree. I've taken a few courses relevant to the medical school...
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    US Student Looking to Study in Germany

    Hello! I'm new here and this is my first post, so please bear with me, but absolutely tell me if I should do things differently! I am a 2017 grad with a BS in forensic biology. I completed all my pre-med classes, but I tanked my GPA, which is why I have not bothered to take the MCAT or apply to...
  7. K

    PreDental Coaching/Advising

    It has been a long time since I have been on SDN, but I remember it well since it's a great place to find general advice on how to get into dental school or a variety of other professional programs. My name is Zack Neitzey DMD. I graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 2017. For three...
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    Hist, Bio1, + internship summer?

    I was recently thinking about taking General Biology 1 and U.S. History 1 over the first six week summer semester along with participating in a internship/shadowing program for all of this period. Does this seem manageable? I don’t think these courses would be difficult for me as it is mainly...
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    have to retake my first premed class

    I am a First Semester Freshman who is about to start up school again in 2 weeks, and I just got an email from my academic advisory saying that I need to retake Principles of Biology 1 in either this Summer or in the Fall Semester (Have a D+ while the grade to pass is a C-). Being from fresh...
  10. vv_aus

    Medical School Consulting

    Has anyone used a medical school consultant? And had any great success? (MDadmit; thompson advising etc)? Just want some feedback on your experience, and if its worth the investment. Please if you have nothing nice to say about someone wanting to consider such route, please skip the comments.
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    Question pertaining to my plan

    Okay, so I'm a rising Junior pre-med/Chemistry student at a small liberal arts school in Georgia, and I currently have a 3.25 GPA. I have that because I had over-involved myself with extracurricular activities; therefore, I dropped some of my extracurriculars to get more serious about my...
  12. HealthNombreUno

    Is biomedical engineering a reasonableness major to do before medical school?

    I’ve been extremely interested in majoring in Biomedical Engineering but I don’t want to screw myself over before med school. Math is not my strongest subject however just the very theory is extremely interesting to me. I mean, who wouldn’t want to learn how to engineer proteins? Am I making the...
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    Advertisement *Ivy league med student*: experienced personal statement, primary/secondary editor & mock interview

    Dear all, I am a medical student at a top 5 US medical school. I scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and was accepted to numerous top schools. I have significant experience editing medical school application materials from a wide variety of skill levels. I offer all services related to...
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    MD & DO WAMC: Master's needed?

    Hey everyone, so i recently graduated from a public ivy in VA and these are my stats: non-science major and minor, ORM cGPA 3.55 sGPA ~3.2 but inflated just cause I took physics in the summer at an "easier" 4 year institution a lot of nonclinical hours through volunteering but I've been...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Will this hurt my chances?

    Hi all! I'm a current undergrad, and will be applying to MSOT programs in the 2018/19 cycle. I'm in a bit of a different predicament, because with a decent amount of AP credits and a fairly packed schedule, I'll be finishing my undergrad in 3 year instead of 4. So, I'll be applying to OT...
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    Advising Needed

    So I am currently a student at the University of Maryland. I transferred last fall (fall 2017), and am a third year undergrad. I was a comp sci major at my old institution, and I did enjoy my time in comp sci, but when I transferred I decided I wanted to be "pre-med" and spent my first two...
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    Is taking Physics 1+ Chemistry 2+ intro to neuroscience at same time unadvisable

    So I have to take these three courses plus the 1 credit lab that goes with each course. So, basically I'm taking 12 credits of science classes. Unfortunately, I couldn't get into chemistry first semester so I've had to juggle my schedule to make everything work. Thanks for the help guys and...
  18. pookey123

    Shady Pre Health Advisor

    Found out the pre health advisor at my school actually brags about the amount of complaints she gets from students. Essentially she only writes recommendations for students who work for her (she used to have a full time assistant but fired her and has been using student peer mentors to do...
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    Notraditional Needing Advice

    I apologize for the lengthy entry so here it goes. Since high school I have been at crossroads as to whether to pursue engineering or medicine. Considering that my father was an engineer and that there was a field that combined both subjects (biomedical engineering), I decided to go to the...
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    Non Traditional Needing Advice

    I apologize for the lengthy entry so here it goes. Since high school I have been at crossroads as to whether to pursue engineering or medicine. Considering that my father was an engineer and that there was a field that combined both subjects (biomedical engineering), I decided to go to the...
  21. Chromium Surfer

    Pseudo Committee Letter

    Hi everyone I was hoping for some insight regarding a question I have regarding letters of recommendation. Both of my science professors who will write good solid letters for me require all students to go through the pre-health office of our university. I know that many schools require 3...
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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...
  23. Dr. Leo Spaceman

    My non-trad progress update (semester 3)!

    Hey SDN World, I started my journey as a non-traditional student a year ago. My past few threads are somewhat of a time capsule that document my progress and, hopefully, provide information for future students like me. So here's an update of my fall 2016 semester... I took Organic I, Intro...
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    What should i do?

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    What should i do?

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    Commitee Letter or No Committee Letter?

    Hello all, I know this is a much-posted about theme, but thought I'd ask in hopes of getting specific feedback. As a non-traditional student with a sub-par GPA not on a medical track, the Pre-Med advising office has shown zero interest in me. The people I've spoken to there have been casually...
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    FREE CONSULTATION, AFFORDABLE Personal Statement/Secondary Editing

    Are you looking for advising for college or post-graduate school admissions essays and don’t want to break the bank? Contact Sequoia Advising for affordable options to assist you with writing your essays! Who We Are: A group of medical and graduate students who believe that services like...