application process

  1. J

    General SOPHAS/HAMPCAS Required Application Items and Confusion

    Hi everyone, Sorry if this is the wrong place, but I'm very confused about the application process. I was in some old threads here and I became under the impression that there's a general common SOP (where you don't mention the school names) AND school-specific SOP. Is this incorrect? Because...
  2. SleepyGene

    Does Optometry school require the extra 'fluff' for applications like med school?

    Currently I am pre-med finishing up my 2nd year of uni and after doing a lot of research into the application process it seems i'm going to have to dedicate quite a bit of time just to fluff my application. From what im reading pre-meds are completing hundreds of volunteer hours, months of...
  3. M

    Post-interview communication for fellowship

    So I know it's debatable the role of thank you letters after interviews, I never used to do them before. But I'm applying for a fellowship in a small field, I wonder if it is more noticeable if I don't send a thank you letter? For programs that are not among my top choices, how do you format...
  4. Dr.Narcos

    Application process for minorities

    Recently I have been curious to know how the admission committee sorts applicants. It is known that underrepresented minorities are accepted with lower stats. That is when I started to think. How exactly does the admissions committee sort through applicants if they have a specific cut off...
  5. K

    How competitive of a Dental school applicant would I be?

    Hey everyone, I just finished taking my DAT today as an incoming Junior in college and recorded the following scores: PAT: 22 QR:19 RC: 23 BIO: 19 GC: 19 OC: 20 TS: 19 AA: 20 I currently have a 4.0 science and cumulative gpa (after sophomore year). My electives include being a volunteer...
  6. hopefulgatordoc

    Political activities on application? Help or Harm?

    I know this question has been asked before, but they're all pretty old and considering our current political climate I wanted some updated opinions. I'm passionate about politics. I spent quite a bit of time canvassing for the Hillary for America campaign. I regularly participate in activism...
  7. Bionista

    Application Advice?

    Hey guys, I have searched around but haven't found something that answers my questions specifically. I contacted AAMC and they were really vague and didn't help. I'm hoping someone on here went through a similar situation or may know about application timing and submission processes? Basically...
  8. N

    What I learned from applying to MD schools this cycle!

    Warning... I'm an insane rambler and this post my have nothing of substance. Also I have no idea how post organizations work... so Idk if this is even in the right place. Anyways... Hiya! I'm a longtime lurker on SDN and applied this past application cycle. I really liked having a resource/...
  9. D

    PTCAS Questions: Applying late in cycle

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  10. C

    When to apply for post bacc?

    Hi SDN! I have been going through multiple forums and cannot find a good answer. What is the timeline for applying to a post bacc? I am going to be graduating undergraduate in 2018 May. Do I apply for fall 2018 admission after I graduate or do I have to apply at the end of 2017? Thank you!
  11. A

    Transferring DO to MD?

    Hi all, Now I realize that DO and MD are practically the same thing, and I am currently in a DO program where I fully believe I am gaining the knowledge I need to be a doctor....however, I'm not sure if I can get over not having the title of MD, and always having to explain exactly what a DO...
  12. D

    Reapplying as a minority

    Hola, This is my third time to apply to medical school. I am debating about whether or not I should submit my AMCAS application to my desired schools before receiving my MCAT results. I am holding back because I don't want schools to see my old scores, but I also don't know how much of the...
  13. C

    Best time to apply

    Hey everyone! I am interested in applying to podiatry school for the 2017 year. I have yet to take the MCAT, and am not planning on taking it until after the fall semester since I am taking a few science classes that will be covered on the MCAT (biochem, cell bio, and genetics) during that time...
  14. B

    Aspiring Physician Assistant with Low GPA (exercise science degree)

    Hello Everyone, I have read an incredible amount of threads and posts about people from different backgrounds seeking advice on getting accepted into PA school. Unfortunately, I have not seen any threads in regards to Ex Sci students in particular seeking to get into PA school but with low...
  15. B

    Advice: Aspiring Physicians Assistant|Exercise Science Degree but Low Grades

    Hello Everyone, I have read an incredible amount of threads and posts about people from different backgrounds seeking advice on getting accepted into PA school. Unfortunately, I have not seen any threads in regards to Ex Sci students in particular seeking to get into PA school but with low...
  16. beyoutiful_sunshine

    Question about early decision

    Hi! I'm a little bit confused about early decision... Some schools seem to say on their website that they do early decision, but when looking at the profile of the school on PTCAS, it says that they do not participate in early decision. I was wondering: is there a difference between PTCAS early...
  17. leagueofDravenMD

    Allopathic Medical School (MD) Secondary Application Criminal Background Question

    Hello all, I am applying to MD schools this cycle with an arrest record, although I was never convicted I was charged for a few things. However, I had them dropped through a diversion program. I am aware that schools ask different questions regarding criminal background on their secondary...
  18. E

    TMDSAS 2016 MCAT Processing

    How long does it take TMDSAS to process your application once your MCAT score is in? I plan on taking my MCAT May 14 for the first time, but now is reconsidering to push it back to June 2nd. But I'm afraid my application will be in the late pile. (At the same time, I don't want to rush my MCAT...
  19. S

    Knowledge is power

    Looking for some words of wisdom and hopefully some uplifting advice regarding the application process for PT school... Really hoping to stay away from negative energy so please only helpful (not hurtful) comments. They say knowledge is power and that is what I'm here for. I am new to the...
  20. T

    Personal Statement

    Hey I am writing my personal statement and was wondering if there is anyone that would be willing to edit it for me and give me feedback. I would really appreciate it.
  21. AntiDentite19

    How Many Transcripts to AADSAS?

    Hey so Im preparing for the application cycle this upcoming June and had a few questions. I graduated may 2015 w a BS and finishing up my first year of my Masters. I am aware AADSAS wants all attended college transcripts. My question is I took 2 college level courses in High School and received...
  22. J

    MCAT in Sept 2016 and apply in summer

    Hi, I am currently a junior and this Spring I will have finally finished all of the pre-reqs for the MCAT. I'm interested in taking - the MCAT in September while submitting my application to Med-School before - as soon as they open this summer. I have two questions - 1) Am I allowed to...
  23. R

    Statistics Prior to Applying to Dental School

    Hello, Is statistics required prior to applying to Dental school? Can I still apply without having already taken statistics? Should I be enrolled in the course in order to apply? Thank you
  24. 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...
  25. H

    3.49 cGPA, 3.21 sGPA, 33 MCAT

    Hi SDN! I need some advice on what to do! Graduated from a top 25 undergrad with a 3.46 cGPA/3.21 sGPA, 33 MCAT. I applied to ~30 MD schools this cycle and its not looking good currently. A little more about my app for reference: - my science GPA is definitely hurt by a few classes: C- in...
  26. B

    Need a little input

    Hello everyone, I'm a senior Exercise Science major that is going to apply to PT school in a few months. I was just looking for any tips or advice to see if I'm going in the right direction. My cumulative gpa is 3.869, and i'm not exactly sure about my science gpa. My school doesn't calculate it...
  27. T

    Gathering thoughts on application process

    Hey everyone, I am a first year DPT Student at Marshall University. I am gathering information on what students wish they had access to or could find online to help them with the PT application process, whether you are in the process right now or are already in grad school. This includes PTCAS...
  28. T

    PT application process questions

    Hey everyone, I am a first year DPT Student at Marshall University. I am gathering information on what students wish they had access to or could find online to help them with the PT application process, whether you are in the process right now or are already in grad school. This includes...