african american

  1. 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...
  2. B

    WAMC URM (AA), UGGPA: 3.2 GradGPA: 4.0, MCAT: 508 List Help

    1. GPAs: cUGGPA: 3.21; sUGGPA: 3.00; GradGPA: 4.00; (combined)cGPA: 3.40; (combined)sGPA: 3.33 1. Degrees: BS: Neuroscience, MS: Medical Physiology w/ concentration in Clinical Neuroscience 2. UG GPA with significant upward trend 3. I know with a graduate GPA they aren’t combined but...
  3. N

    Post Bacc/ Gap Year Advice

    Hello, I am a 21 yr old AA male from a top 20 undergrad institution. I am currently a senior and plan on taking the MCAT early next year. I plan on applying to med school in the 2019-2020 cycle, but i am not convinced in the strength of my application. Basically, I am looking for advice on any...
  4. R

    African American Definition

    Hi all, I have a question about what is defined as African American. My father was born and raised in Durban, South Africa, while my mother was born and raised in India. My father is Indian too, but his side of the family has been in South Africa since the early 1900s. I identify as both Indian...
  5. A

    African American DO v MD

    So I'm in a position, where I will be choosing between MD or DO. I am interested in DO, cause I want to learn OMM. However, I'm African American. And in the back of my head I feel like there will always be someone thinking "OH, he is a black Osteopath. I guess he wasn't good enough to...
  6. B

    Am I URM?

    Hello everyone! I was born in North Africa and I am a US citizen. Yes, I know, most people in North Africa are considered white by the US census bureau. However, from my sociocultural perspective, I have ALWAYS considered myself to be African. In fact, the concept of race is pretty much...
  7. Lion84

    Looking for Black/African-American friendly Residencies

    Hi! I just started 3rd year and I'm looking for Black friendly residency programs in Radiology. I'm married with 2 kids and I've got a pretty good application: GPA 3.8, Step 1 233 (no step 2). I did research at Yale & I'm published as a co-author of the study I worked on there, I also anticipate...
  8. B

    MD what should I do?

    I've been asking myself what should I do since I graduated college a few months ago. I am currently working as a chief scribe and find medicine very interesting. I'm always looking up medical procedures and videos. Here is the situation I have a GPA of 2.8 and I have not taken the MCAT yet. As...
  9. whitwhit

    Being Black in Pharmacy School chronicles...

    Recently got accepted into Pharmacy School (save your critical comments for another thread, i'll read them there). My parents were born and raised in Nigeria, then came to the states for better education, so I was born and raised here (I have visited and lived in Nigeria for a fairly short...
  10. AlphaBeta<3

    Black premeds/doctors around?

    Hey, So, I'm a jamaican American female premed. My school literally has no other black person in my year who is premed, and I'd like to communicate with some others. How is everything going with your guys' process?