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    VMCVM c/o 2029 Applicants

    VMCAS is back! Program-specific materials became available on 5/9/2024 and are due 9/16/2024. Didn't see a thread for this year's applicants to VMCVM and wish everyone the best of luck! I'm very interested to see that they're re-using the "life motto" prompt, they must have liked the answers...
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    Undergrad Advice ?

  3. dark__prince

    Can I apply this cycle with a late mcat?

    Hi, I haven't taken my mcat and am only a research rotation away from graduating. I want to get into med school quickly as I'm 28 y/o and don't want to waste any more time. Would being able to take a Late August or September MCAT still be able to get me into the cycle for MD/DO schools? If I...
  4. BoctorBro

    SCOTUS decision hypothetical

    Since the Supreme Court will likely rule in favor striking down race based admissions, how would med schools be able to use diversity essays? If a student were to voluntarily mention their background as a minority, would med schools still be able to take that into consideration despite not being...
  5. lianguine

    Should I only apply to my IS school?

    I’m from MA, so the only school near me is Tufts. Originally, I was thinking 3-4 schools maybe 5, but I keep going back and forth. Half of me wants to drop my eggs in one basket (did I say that right?) so I can go to my top school. The other half of me just wants to get the application process...
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    Mid Application Cycle + Gap Year Advice (Feeling Stuck)

    Hey SDN community! Hope everyone is enjoying the end of year festivities. It has been quite some time since I've last posted and life has surely moved on since then. Right now I'm in the middle of an applicant cycle for MD. There was an issue in my university in regards to getting a...
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    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...
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    DO school Odds and advice moving forward

    Hi Everyone! Im here looking for advice for applying to DO Schools. Ill be applying in June of 2023 and Im trying to gauge if there is anymore I can do to prepare (other than application work of course). My stats are as follow: UGPA: 2.245 SGPA: 2.5 MCAT: 495 This was from back in 2016. My...
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    Egregious error on AMCAS

    Hello everyone! I submitted my AMCAS last week and am currently filling out AACOMAS I made a horrible error in which I selected -Most meaningful activity as YES And left the description blank I had three most meaningful activities, but I accidentally left one entirely blank. I did not do...
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    DO School List

  12. chilly_md

    2022-2023 Chicago Med (Rosalind Franklin)

    Thank you to @blackberries for sharing this year's questions! 2022-2023 Chicago Med (Rosalind Franklin) Secondary Essay Prompts Applicants are asked to complete four optional essays to further inform our committee. Each essay answer should be no longer than 150 words. 1) Please specifically...
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    How to ask for LORs during COVID-19?

    Hi everyone, as the title may suggest I was wondering if anyone could advise on how to ask for letters during the ongoing pandemic. Prepandemic, the ideal situation was to sit down with your writer and hand over a resume/CV. Is this still advised when asking professors from undergrad for a...
  14. Boltman10

    Excellent stats, terrible ECs, looking ahead to this cycle

    I found out yesterday that I got a 526 on the MCAT (132/130/132/132), and Im currently carrying a 4.0 that I don't anticipate losing. I am majoring in biomedical sciences at UCF and have a minor in statistics and am in my Junior year. The issue is my ECs are lackluster at best. Based off of my...
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    IA Resulting in Expulsion - MD Acceptance Risk?

    Anxiety moment During my first year at my first undergraduate institute I was put under a conduct investigation, that ended up in my expulsion from the school. The school was fairly conservative, and many of the administrative people I spoke with said my outcome was shocking and could be due to...
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    ~Positivity and thoughts and rant of a premed*~

    Hi all, This will be somewhat of a rant so sorry to whoever wastes a minute reading it before realizing they would rather do anything else. I am graduating my SMP with a GPA in the 3.5-3.6 range. Not the greatest I know but I am hoping with my high MCAT, a miracle may come my way at my state...
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    Difficulty securing science professor recommendation letters

    Due to covid and classes being online, I am having trouble securing letters of recommendation from science professors. They have stated they don’t feel comfortable writing them because we haven’t met face-to-face. What should I do about this predicament?
  18. andrewkleypas

    Application advice

    Howdy y'all, I am currently an undergraduate senior at Texas A&M University. I am applying to dental school this semester. I have been working on my application for a while now and I am very close to being done. I am worried that I might not make it into dental school on my first try, thats...
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    Help! Commute between New York/Philly, Newark/Philly vs. Hershey/Philadelphia for Medical School

    Hello everyone! I am a current applicant trying to determine the feasibility of commuting between Philadelphia and New York, Newark, or Hershey PA for Medical School. I am a nontraditional student who is considering commuting based on my spouse. I recognize how challenging these long commutes...
  20. 444zane3

    Is this a reportable IA institutional action?

    Was caught with weed with bunch of other freshman in the 2nd week of classes in the honors college dorm. Cops were called but we did not get arrested. All I remember was that me and others involved gave a small statement to some administrator a couple days later. The student conduct office has...
  21. sailboatgorilla

    Pre-Med Job Advice

    Hello everyone! This is my first time using this site as I am a freshman undergrad student currently. I was just seeking advice on which job option I should pursue for the upcoming semester. Here are my two options and thoughts on both: a) work on one of my biology professor's research projects...
  22. ScrubswithnoSleeves

    Application Horror Stories

    Here is a thread to vent your application horror stories and potentially help other applicants avoid situations you fell victim to. I will start with the awful event that inspired me to start this thread: I received an email today that my application was withdrawn from one of my top choice...
  23. meowthmeister

    LECOM Early Acceptance Advice

    Hi! I’m honestly super confused about LECOM and med school in general, so I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I‘m a 24 year old non-traditional Pre-Med (so bio) major anout to finish my first semester of my sophomore year. I have ~700 hours of “shadowing”, but this was...
  24. Ryze

    Is Medical school worth it AFTER becoming a PA?

    Should I go back to Medical school AFTER becoming a PA? Specialties interested in: Internal or Emergency Medicine Here are my personal thoughts: I don't like to disparage my profession, but the way we learned medicine was through memorization of algorithms and buzz words. We were not taught...
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    School List Help?

    All advice would be appreciated! Planning on applying to 30 schools and sending in secondaries soon. Aiming to shoot as high as possible. Demographics: African American Male Cumulative GPA: 3.94 Science GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 513 (129/125/131/128) Research: 1800 hrs in my university lab (2 poster...
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    AMCAS School List Advice

    All advice would be appreciated! Planning on applying to 30 schools and sending in secondaries soon. Aiming to shoot as high as possible. Demographics: African American Male Cumulative GPA: 3.94 Science GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 513 (129/125/131/128) Research: 1800 hrs in my university lab (2 poster...
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    Anesthesia Residency Virtual Happy Hours

    For anyone interested in Anesthesia Residency, many residency programs across the USA are having Virtual Open Houses/Happy Hours so you can get to know more about the residencies and anesthesia. This is a great opportunity to interact with current residents in a low pressure setting. Link to...
  28. 8YearsLate

    Read this if you're scared

    Hi Friends, I'm writing this because A) I finally just the last of my apps and B) I know there's gotta be someone who needs to hear it today. I am not a genius. I skipped most of high-school because I was made fun of constantly. Which I didn't understand. I wasn't super-nerdy or super-anything...
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    Applying with a Misdemeanor

    Are there any dentists/applicants/dental students that have checked yes on the "have you been convicted of misdemeanor or summary offense" What was your experience in regards to all of that? Did you mark no because it was expunged, what was your experience with that? Thanks so much you guys...
  30. kate743

    First time applicant- what are my chances?

    Hello! I am in-state, applying to the DVM @ WSU in Pullman. I believe I have a very strong application, except for my GPA. It is definitely not preferable, with a cumulative gpa of 3.1, and my lower classes (lowest a C) being 100 level science. I am a first time applicant, and I am okay with...
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    Other Unmatched Again! They Don't Care!

    Exams completed. ECFMG certified. No gaps in between and have remained consistent with work in the health field relative to gaining clinical experience. I have called numerous programs where the program directors/coordinators have straight said over the phone "I have not had a chance to check...
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    Evaluate my chances and any tips or strategies would be helpful

    I will preface by saying you're going to read this and probably say yikes. That is fine but its too late now I decided that I'm applying this cycle what matters here now is strategy to overcome my 1% chance of getting in. So I will do my best to give a picture of me as an applicant then give me...
  33. Captain_America07

    Earning bachelors in more than 4 years will it hurt me?

    Due to being active duty army I didnt have the time to attend school full time and It took me longer to get my bachelors degree (Around 6 years) Will this hinder my application process? How could I make my application stronger if so?
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    UCR School of Medicine - Questions and Opinions

    Hello! For all those who have applied to UCR's medical school, what was your stats and experience like and if you have any advice to those who are future applicants to this school? I'm from Riverside, California went to Kinder all the way to college in Riverside, my family works in...
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    Is it acceptable/common practice to seek advice from admitted acquaintances on applying to their school?

    Background: I went to a mid-sized high school of ~1000 which is just small enough for me consider virtually everyone within two grades of me there an acquaintance. It is one of the top public high schools in CA and, as I am getting into my late 20s, my cohort and those preceding/following it is...
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    Agnes Scott Post-Bacc Pre-Med 2020-2021

    Hello, I recently applied for Agnes Scott's Post-Baccalaureate program. I wanted to start this thread for other applicants to support each other - that includes previous applicants and those waiting for a response. If you have any questions about the program that have not been answered yet...
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    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...
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    Reputation of Rosalind Franklin

    I was considering Rosalind Franklin for pharmacy school but I heard they don’t have a great reputation and preceptors are not impressed with the students. Can anyone attest to this?
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    Advise for a Mid-Cycle Contemplator

    So to put things short -- I am facing a future with many different paths and was looking for some input. I am currently in the midst of the 2019-2020 cycle. I applied to all of the TMDSAS schools (including TCOM) early, have submitted all of my secondaries, and am currently waiting for...
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    Touro Harlem vs Middletown

    On the secondary, it seems like you are only allowed to apply for one of the two campuses. All feedback is appreciated. Here are my questions: 1. Pros and cons of both? 2. Does anyone think one site is more competitive than the other? (I was thinking about applying to the one that isn't as...