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  1. A

    Low GPA Waiver Letter?

    Hi everyone, I submitted most of my post-bacc applications and I just got my first rejection letter ... got me thinking I should have addressed my low GPA in my personal statement more. For the CAS system, they calculated my overall GPA to be 3.11 .... I didn't anticipate this, since I went to...
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    IA for fighting 6 years ago

    Ok so this post is about the dreaded IA box and my personal situation. Backstory: As a freshman I got in a fistfight while drunk at a party. It was a mistake as so many of us make lol. No charges were pressed from a legal standpoint but the university was more stringent and I was suspended. A...
  3. R

    Asking about LGBTQ+ identity on secondary application

    Hi everyone! I'm a current M1 working with our LGBTQ+ student group and some faculty on revamping our secondary app. For the first time last year we asked about LGBTQ+ identities (1 q about sexual orientation, another about gender identity), both with several options (I don't know specifics, but...
  4. P

    Chances to getting into good pharmacy schools? Success stories?

    Hi all. I really want to go to a good California pharmacy school like USC, UCSF, or UCSD. I am a well-rounded student but my GPA isn't super stellar. I have a 2.8 cumulative and 2.6 for math and science. In terms of my extracurriculars, I'm part of the Pre-pharm club at my school and served as...
  5. lilaclion

    Seeking guidance in taking first steps to prepping to become a competitive applicant

    Hi! I just joined this forum upon suggestion from a friend. I am a 22 year old 4-year college graduate. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration in May 2018 (with a double major), graduating with a 3.7 GPA. After working in business for some months after graduation, I revisited the...
  6. Diverdude93

    Re-applicant chances / What to do

    Hello all! I am planning on applying during the upcoming 2019-2020 cycle. I applied during the 2017-2018 cycle and received 2 interviews which turned into waitlists and then rejections. Here is my initial application stats: Undergrad - Biology Major, Hispanic Studies Minor cGPA - 3.52 sGPA -...
  7. candylover218

    Chances?

    Hi! Seeking advice from anybody kind / generous enough to help a girl out. I intend to apply to med school this fall, but my science GPA is low, like a 3.19, and I've a 3.48 cumulative (from a pretty good school though,Berkeley). I did a Masters in an ethics program at HarvardMed (3.9). My...
  8. jtom

    What are my chances?

    Hey guys I was wondering if you could give me any advice on how to improve my application for this cycle. I am a non traditional student and had to take a few pre-reqs to be considered last year. I applied last year and got interviewed and waitlisted at tennessee and also waitlisted at UF...
  9. S

    What are my chances

    science GPA: 3.68 cumulative GPA: 3.72 MCAT: 491 EC: EMT Basic Certification CPR Certification Volunteer at Office of Services for Students with Disabilties Omircron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Was President of the Executive Counsil of Honors College for a year Secretary of...
  10. J

    MD & DO About to finish school with a 3.55 sGPA and a 3.64 cGPA and a 512

    Hi all, I'm about to finish undergrad in a forensic science major. I will have a 3.55 science GPA and a 3.64 GPA (3.78 non-science). I have an MCAT of 512 after retaking with an even 128 in all categories. I'd like advice on how to bolster my application or an honest opinion of where I stand on...
  11. DoctorOrdinary

    What do medical schools look for in "research experience?"

    I'm currently a junior at a state university and just started doing research with a graduate student in a faculty's lab. The research itself is based on marine organic chemistry and I had an easy time getting in due to my fish keeping hobby, but it looks like I will just be working on small...
  12. W

    MD & DO Where to apply? Low MCAT, High GPA

    Hello Everyone, I am a first time user and pretty new to this, but wanted to seek some help as I'm struggling with the application process. I graduated summa cum laude (GPA 3.97) last year with a degree in Health Sciences from a public research university. This year, I've been working in a...
  13. chemlover219

    11000th Will I Get in? Post

    Hi Guys, This is my first post. i've been lurking for years :) ! I've been stressing out for far too long (freshman year day 1 to be exact) about my application and I finally apply this summer. I've talked to NOVA and ICO, who both said I am competitive, BUT I still wanted some advice/...
  14. D

    Why can I not get into MD with my application...

    A brief background, I graduated from a top public university with a 3.5 gpa in biochemistry and 510 MCAT. I was a very successful student athlete there (three time all american, pac 12 champion, olympic trials finalist etc.). I graduated in 2016 and took a gap-year to ensure my application was...
  15. DoctorOrdinary

    Am In good shape? What do I need to work on?

    Hello guys! The clock is ticking fast and I wanted to get some feedback to ensure that I am doing what is needed to be successful in the 2019 application process. I'm a rising junior at a public state university and planning to study for the MCAT during this upcoming summer and fall, then take...
  16. StackOfTurtles

    How to improve my non-trad chances in 5 hrs a week?

    I'm 30, and in my fifth year of a PhD program in the humanities. I'm writing my dissertation, and I *should* be done in June 2019. Meanwhile, I'm taking my MCAT June 1 and will apply to med schools this summer -- my state school is my #1 choice, but I have a short list of 5 other institutions to...
  17. inGenius Prep

    Medical How to Focus Your Interests for Medical School

    As you all know, applying to med school requires years of dedication. In the midst of fulfilling pre-med requirements and studying for the MCAT, it can be easy to slip into a “check the box” mentality with your extracurriculars for med school. What does checking the boxes look like? Take the...
  18. LindaAccepted

    Medical Optimize Your Graduate School Application: Grades, Scores, Essays, Resume, Activity History, and Mor

    This show was triggered by a question asked on a recent webinar that I gave when a member of the audience, Glenn, asked “Are there any podcasts or resources that focus specifically on rounding out the application – recommendations, extra-curriculars, etc.” There aren’t. I decided to create one...
  19. magicseaweed

    Graduating College in 2 Years - Advice?

    Hello! First post on SDN so please have mercy... I'm graduating this August with a BS in bio and CS minor after 2 years of college. I plan to take the MCAT in June, apply to lots of MD programs with a few DO backups, and take a gap year to work/adult/be 21. Could anyone offer me some realistic...
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    Do I sound like a strong dental school applicant?

    I'm in my junior year and I have cumulative GPA of 3.65. My science GPA is probably close to my cumulative GPA. Gen. Chem: -A/B Physics: A/waiting to do second semester Intro Bio: A/-A Gen. Psychology: A Ochem: Currently enrolled in semester 1 but I currently have a B Anatomy&Physiology...
  22. Z

    Is it too late for me to apply this cycle???

    Hello! So basically I am hoping to apply to both M.D. and D.O. schools this summer, but I was just wondering if I could get some advice/insight on the timeline of my application. So some background: I just recently graduated this May with a degree in cell biology and neuroscience and a minor...
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    HELP-School List

    MN resident Jesuit undergrad GPA Cum: 3.74 BCPM:3.6 AO:3.89 MCAT:509 Great medical research, 1 pub. Many leadership positions & EC involvements, clinical and non clin volunteering. Solid LORs List so far: Creighton Drexel Loyola Medical College of Wisconsin-MILWAUKEE Tulane Uniformed...
  24. physiogirl2019

    Am I on the right track?

    Hi there! I'm currently a sophomore physio major and I wanted to know whether or not what I have accomplished so far has me on the right track for med school and any advice on what I should do in the upcoming years leading up to applications. Currently, I am in the honors college and have a 3.9...
  25. MaybeIt'sTime

    Where to focus for the next 6 months before PA application?

    I originally planned to apply to DO school this coming cycle but after doing some extensive shadowing/interviewing I am opting for the PA route. I don't have a ton of PA shadowing ~25 hours, which may increase over this semester. Right now I am unsure where my time would be best spent in order...
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    Is it still 1999?

    Because my GPA from 1999 to 2001 is still haunting me. After dropping out with 40 credits of nearly pure Cs, including most of the basic sciences required for medical school, I went back to school, completed two bachelors degrees with about 3.78 GPA, and a masters in biochem with 3.83 GPA. But...
  27. drspacewoman

    No II's in mid-December. How worried should I be?

    Hey everyone, I'd like some honest input about how worried I should be not having and interviews this late in the cycle. cGPA: 3.89/sGPA: 3.97 Psychology major, somewhat nontrad (career path changer - did all prereqs in the last 2 years) MCAT: 510 (127/131/124/128) Over 1500 hours as an ER...
  28. J

    Biology or Psychology Research for Medical School?

    Hi Guys! So right now i am a pre-med student in a post bacc. I have the opportunity to assist in research in either a biology lab or a psychology lab. I would like to use this research opportunity to bolster my medical school application. Would it be viewed unfavorably by medical schools if i...
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    USC School of Pharmacy - Class of 2021 (Fall 2017 applicants) - Official Thread

    Hello Everyone! It seems like the thread hasn't been created for USC Fall 2017 Applicants. If there is a thread already, please direct me to the link! If not: Please post any questions here and let's help each other out during this process :) My first question: Which school are you from?
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    Applicants from the Same Area

    Hello! Current applicant here for this cycle. Just wondering if you guys have any insight to applicants who are from the same area. We are both from a very rural area, and they have already been accepted. (He also turned in his application/secondary way before I did). Still currently waiting for...
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    MD Canadian applying next year... advice?

    cGPA = 3.96 after 2 years of undergrad (4.0 scale) 523 MCAT (130/131/130/132) British Columbia, Canada Asian Currently doing undergrad at McGill (QC), BSc Psychology (Honours) Clinical experience: 1.5 years at a crisis/listening/info hotline, first responder volunteering, tutoring internship...
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    MD 3.95 cGPA, 4.0 sGPA, 517 MCAT. Chances, 2018 cycle. Weak EC?

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  33. Upstage

    MD 3.55cGPA/3.43sGPA URM California resident chances

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    Please any advice on gap year/chances

    Hey everyone, I come to you as a very nervous applicant seeking advice. BACKGROUND: Application mailed out: 7/8 Overall: 3.34 Science: 3.21 DAT: highest attempt was 19 AA, 17 PAT / most recent DAT attempt was 17AA/17 PAT (Unfortunate I know...) Great LOR, PS, extras, volunteer (400+ hours)...
  35. S

    What are my Chances?????

    I'm 25 years old, white male, Born in U.S Year in school: Graduated December 2013 Country/state of residence: Currently SC moving to PA/NY for new job hopefully (establish residency) Major: BS Biochemistry, BA Economics Schools to which you are applying: Weill Medical( Reach) University of...
  36. Vladimir7

    Why is Affirmative Action bad?

    Socioeconomically speaking, I can't see why some people say it should be gotten rid of. Say a student, who works hard, and has the family support to afford a tutor gets a 4.0 GPA. Say another student, who works hard, but can't get a tutor gets a 3.5 GPA. Note: this extrapolates to MCAT...
  37. S

    Will I get in?

    Hello, I have always found these threads annoying, but I am a very average applicant and figure a lot of people could relate to my stats. Graduated with my BS in biology this May, 3.4 GPA (PharmCAS GPA should be about the same) Recently got a job as a pharm tech at a CVS for the next year...
  38. StinaBee

    VMCAS question: Media Coverage

    Hey guys! I am working on the grueling work of inputting all experiences/achievements since High School, and I am curious what are the opinions on including media coverage. I was in a number of local news articles for my UG research on honeybees and some other service work, but I don't know...
  39. M

    Worked in my dad's private practice, put on application?

    Hey everyone, need some advice. One summer I worked in my dads private practice. Is it ok to put this on my application in experiences section, or will it negatively effect me aka will admissions officers see me as privileged and thus be harder on me when reviewing my application?