1. G

    WARMC: 508 MCAT 3.82 sGPA

    I just got my mcat score back. Feeling discouraged because my score is unbalanced. (129/123/127/129). I am not sure what happened on this cars because i never score lower than a 126 on my FLs. I really don't want to retake it unless absolutely necessary but I want to know what my chances are at...
  2. S

    Nontrad (3.66/521) - WAMC + School List Help

    Basically, I'm looking for both a general WAMC and some ideas of low- and mid-tier schools to add to my list, which I think is too top-heavy for my cumulative GPA, lack of pubs/posters, and low service hours. Not really interested in TMDSAS or DO schools. All advice welcome! Background...
  3. Mr.Smile12

    Article for comment: Other Impactful Experiences

    I welcome constructive feedback on this article. Due to timing, I'm posting it here before it is copy-edited for posting as an SDN article. Five Potential Topics for Other Impactful Experiences: Reframing the “Disadvantaged” Essay As thousands of aspiring physicians and residents begin a new...
  4. HDang02

    EO Indicator

    For the EO indicator on the pdf application, it says both my parents are NC, but according to the ADEA, they should both be classified as EO-1. Will the NC change to EO-1 once my application is verified or should I call the ADEA?
  5. T

    Reapplicant with some questions

    Unfortunately, I havent heard from any schools and I am now preparing for the upcoming cycle for 2023. I have a low sgpa of a 2.6 and plan to offset that by attending the Rutgers Dental Scholars program. Being a reapplicant, I had a few questions about resubmitting my application. Should I...
  6. Collin Brisson

    Ontario Med Schools - Where to Focus for Upcoming Applications?

    Hi everybody, I'm a non-traditional applicant in Ontario, Canada. I've just determined that I want to make the jump and apply for med school. I have a science undergrad and a Bachelors of Education, and I've worked as a teacher and a tutor for the past two years in Ontario. I'm looking for...
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    WAMC: Should I delay my application? - cGPA: 3.58, sGPA: 3.63

    Hey everyone, I'm in need of some guidance about whether or not I should finish up my DIY Post-Bacc. I was a Statistics major in college back between 2016-2020 and I had taken pre-med courses in college not because I was looking into going to medical school, but to explore my options in...
  8. C

    Samuel Merritt DPT 2022-2023

    Hi! I just wanted to start a thread for those who have applied to Samuel Merritt’s DPT program this cycle. Samuel Merritt’s website said we should be hearing back in December. We can exchange info on if anyone has heard back or their number on the waitlist. Good luck to everyone!
  9. K

    Which General Surgery programs are the Least Competitive?

    Whether they are malignant or at a remote location, I hear about the most competitive allot, but nothing about the least competitive to enter (for a DO) Essentially, My application is pretty bad, but I am on a surgery rotation right now and am falling in love with it. I don't care where in the...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's SJSU 2022-2023 Cycle

    Hi all! I haven't seen a thread created yet for this year's cycle for SJSU, so I thought I'd start one for anyone who has questions as we work on the application/go through the process. I know on their website SJSU says to keep our personal statements to 500 words/1 page long, but does anyone...
  11. S

    Why don't mathematics count as sGPA?

    Mini rant here... But I did pretty well on my mathematics courses in college and I need the GPA boost. But AACOMAS isn't going to count them I mean I know there is nothing I can do but can someone provide some clarification? The courses are Calculus 1, and Statistics Dx
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    Dermatopathology Fellowship Applications 2024-2025

    Please share any information you have regarding dermpath fellowship applications/interviews for positions starting in 2024 Here's what I've heard so far: Cedars-Sinai - filled Stanford - filled Arkansas - filled USF - filled Moffitt/USF - filled U Texas HSC Anderson - filled Colorado - not...
  13. shoomer

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Application Thread 2022-2023

    Didn't see a thread yet for this cycle so I figured I'd start this with programs receiving applications soon.
  14. M

    freshman letter of recommendation for research? mention a research experience that is not mentioned in work/activities section?

    Hi Everyone, I am planning to submit my AMCAS for MD/PhD programs in a few days, and genuinely looking for advice for the following situations: 1. Since I planned to apply for MD-only programs as well, I tried to balance activities/work section with more clinical/leadership stuff that are...
  15. endroller78

    Really Need Some Direction: Low GPA/Stagnant Trend, should I do a postbac for MD?

    General Information: I'm a first-generation student, and I am currently a student studying biochem, and I originally planned on applying for the 2024 cycle (one gap year). My senior year is about to start soon (2022-2023). I left some details left unclear for privacy. If you want to know the...
  16. GettinAfterIt

    Earliest date that schools start accepting people?

    Hey everyone, I know we are really early in the cycle. I’m just trying to get a relative timeline set up for my family. I applied to 45 schools MD/DO. I submitted my app as early as possible for both application services. When is the earliest I could see an acceptance? I’ve heard some people...
  17. Lil’King

    Biomedical Engineering adding to Med School Class Diversity

    I am trying to brainstorm ways in which a student with a bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering would add to the diversity of the medical school class in a positive way. In practice, it could be beneficial to assess the clinical relevance of novel medical devices, technological integration, or...
  18. V

    UPEI/AVC DVM: Should I look into Master's Programs?

    Hello! I applied to AVC for the first time during this cycle from NL. Obviously, the competition from NL is high given that there are only 2 seats for the province. I currently have a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and I work full-time as an unregistered technician (while working towards a...
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    MCAT, Secondaries, etc. Advice, please!

    Hi everyone, Wanted to ask about secondaries, MCAT, etc. I know there is a ton of info available but I just wanted to see if anyone had specific advice for my situation. I am taking the MCAT end of June. I was scheduled for next week but had a minor incident and have spent a few days on pain...
  21. beakdoc

    AADSAS Dental Experience vs Employment

    Hello, I am a 2023 cycle applicant and have worked in dentistry for an extended amount of time. Since almost all my work experience is in the dental field, do I place all of that in the Dental Experience category, Employment category , or do I need to place some in both? Thank you
  22. W

    "Do you have a parent or legal guardian who is a physician or is in medical school?"

    I am filling out the application, and one question asks "Do you have a parent or legal guardian who is a physician or is in medical school?" My mother went to medical school before immigrating to the US and obtained an MBBS, but never practiced (in that country or in the US). In the US, she was...
  23. lno1999

    Question about what ELSE I should do in my gap year?

    Hi all! So to start… Stats and Background • TX, ORM, graduated from T10 state school • cGPA=3.97 sGPA=3.94 • MCAT: The only thing really “missing” from my app • Not sure if I am applying MD-PhD or MD Only Clinical Experience Paid • ER Tech = 2100 hours...
  24. J

    I need advice on what I should do regarding this application cycle.

    My goal is to get accepted into a medical school in California, my home state. Here’s a little information about me; UC Davis undergrad, 3.90-3.95 GPA, 511 MCAT Good clinical experiences, no research experience My MCAT score ended up being a lot lower than I had hoped for. I think it took me...
  25. Osono

    Application timeline DO help

    Hello! I'm applying this cycle to both MD and DO schools. My plan for MD is to apply within the first week of the app opening because I have everything I need. For DO on the other hand, I have a bit of an issue. I recently started shadowing an MD- will probably have around 30-40 hours by June...
  26. Osono

    Is this EC worth including in my application?

    Hello! I worked as a clinical research coordinator for around 2 months full time after I graduated with my degree. I left that job to move back home with my dad and study for the MCAT full time. I do think it was a great experience, as it was my first full time job and I got to see how clinical...
  27. M

    Veteran applicants

    Hello all, I’ve read a lot about how being a veteran is advantageous to the application process but I haven’t seen how it actually helps. What are some tangible ways that it helps? Does it act like being URM? Do adcoms even care? I’m putting my application together and I just want to know if...
  28. johnsonthehopeful

    Reapplicant advice/school list assistance

    Hello all. I've used SDN for years, but after an unsuccessful app cycle this year, I've decided to finally ask for some assistance. I only applied to a few schools last cycle, but I thought I would just give it a shot since I had AAMC Fee Assistance. In hindsight, I shouldn't have applied last...
  29. P

    WAMC low DAT average GPA

    I am just asking for your opinion on my chances, I have done a significant amount of research into what schools I should apply to this cycle, if you could give me any advice that would be appreciated. I know my DAT is low and I am planning on retaking it this summer but I want to apply at the...
  30. S

    Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Interview Thread - 2022

    Hey everyone, Since application season is rapidly approaching, I thought I would get this started for all the Surg Crit Care and ACS applicants. I'm hoping this can be a page to compare notes on applications and programs, as well as keep a running list of which programs have sent out...
  31. W

    Advisor drastically changing experiences doc?

    Hi y’all! So I am writing my experiences doc and really enjoyed a Youtube walkthrough video of what to NOT do in writing them. It encouraged me to be myself and focus on telling stories about each in a way that was actually pretty fun and engaging. HOWEVER, I sent a first draft of this to my...
  32. W

    Current cycle applicant slowly becoming a re-applicant, please help fix my app.

    As the title says, I am a current applicant this cycle. I am a senior finishing my now final semester of undergrad, and it is safe to say that this cycle has not gone as I had hoped. As of now I only have had one II from my state school, to which I won't find out the final decision until March...
  33. idkjustchooseone

    I have no X factor or "theme" in my application

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    How to have time for all extracurriculars?

    Just finished first semester as a sophomore, I know I didn't get started as quickly as I should've, but I'm gonna start research in a couple weeks, apart from that I've just maintained a 4.0 gpa without any other extracurriculars. I don't want to take a lot of gap years, I would be fine applying...
  35. G

    Which Schools to Target

    So I am 42 years old decided 5 years ago to change my career to become a Dr. I am a former Army officer and worked in oil exploration after I was discharged. I recently graduated with my second degree as the one I got in 2002 had a poor GPA due to multiple deaths in the family over 3 semesters...
  36. I

    Question about Dates

    For future application cycles, I believe the important dates are: 1) AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS opening and submission dates, 2) the MCAT deadline for that application cycle, 3) CASPer, Duet, Snapshot, and AAMC SJT opening dates (the first dates you can take those tests), 4) secondary...
  37. Asclepius293

    Rude to Request to Reschedule Residency Interview Date?

    Hello all, It’s Friday and I just received an invite to interview on Wednesday next week. However, I already have an interview with another program scheduled for that date. The program schedules through email and not ERAS, so there is no freeze date or ability to self schedule. I was...
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  39. boston_3

    Application vs. Matriculation Pre-requisites

    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone knew how to reliably see if a course is required at the time of application or by the time of matriculation? I was planning to finish up physics and orgo 2 during my application year, but it was brought to my attention that some courses are required when you...
  40. S

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Loma Linda OTD 2021-2022 Cycle (apps/interviews)

    Hello! Just thought maybe I would start a thread for Loma Linda. I was wondering who else received an invitation to interview? Also, just wanted to create a thread for anyone who heard back already with decisions or is in the process of waiting! lets keep each other updated :)