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    Which secondaries don’t ask about misdemeanors and/or criminal records?

    Hi all, I have a retail fraud misdemeanor from high school that will be expunged so I don’t have to report in primary. I’m wondering which schools’ secondaries don’t ask about criminal histories and misdemeanors. Mainly I’m trying to narrow down my school list. I’ll still apply to schools that...
  2. Guitarstring

    Applying to ophthalmology and COVID-19

    My program director asked me to share this letter from the AUPO on SDN. I have not used this site much, so apologies if this is posted in the wrong section. Basically, we want to encourage people to apply to ophthalmology i.e. don't be discouraged by the Covid-19 situation. Many programs are...
  3. D

    Will my story work for me or against me?

    Looking for opinions on my situation and if they will combine well to make an application unique. Not sure where to begin so I’m gonna lay it all out. I originally attended community college for three semesters many years ago and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. My grades were horrible and so I...
  4. T

    Applying to MD/PhD programs, should I email faculty about interest in their labs?

    Hey guys, I was working on my UT southwestern secondary and saw that for MD/PhD it requests a list of 5 faculty whose research interests me. For this program, and the others I am applying to, would it be worthwhile to email these professors to let them know my interest, and ask more about their...
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    Can you save Letters of Recommendation?/Being able to have them as soon as the cycle opens

    I have came across different threads that pertain to the process of asking for letters of rec, but what I am wondering is if is there a way I can talk to my professors and have them send me a letter of rec that I can save somewhere, or if I should tell them to save the letter until I send them...
  6. L

    Application process for AACOM

    I'm a first time applicant and have some questions about the AACOM application timeline. I was just wondering what are the steps to being verified? And what are the deadlines I am suppose to look out for? Because it seems a bit confusing to me. Another question is that I want to include my...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Maryville University STL

    Hello, I was just wondering if anyone on here applied to Maryville for this cycle or plans to next one!
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    Personal Statment

    Hi Everyone, I am thinking about why I want to go into medicine but have a difficult time writing about it. I want to mention my experience with sexual abuse, especially with a male but I was told to be cautious. What would you guys do?
  9. J

    MD 3.88/3.91/512 chances?

    cGPA: 3.880 sGPA: 3.905 MCAT: 511-513? (this is what i'm expecting based on practice tests) Majors: Biological Sciences, Microbiology (Junior Status) Minor: Chemistry 200hrs+ CNA experience 300hrs+ (total) neurodevelopment and stream ecology research, respectively; received $1000 grant 200hrs...
  10. S

    Gap Year between 4th year and Residency

    Hi guys, I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I am a U.S. grad and I had trouble with Step 1 so had to take extra time for that so I didn't apply for the match my 4th year and will be applying the following year. When I talked to my dean about it and she seemed pretty okay with me taking...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's USC OTCAS "what other scools applying to..." question

    Hi! As one of many currently in the OTCAS trenches, specifically USC's, I have stumbled upon an interesting question in one of USC's supplemental sections on OTCAS. The question reads, "Please list any other occupational therapy programs to which you are applying." I found this to be a bit odd...
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    when can I be justifiably worried about not receiving IIs?

    I'm a little disheartened about the application process and am hoping for some realistic opinions on whether or not my application is competitive. I submitted 31 secondary applications between early July - mid August to a range of schools (all MD: 26 of which realistically within my reach based...
  13. P

    Advice for (stressed) Potential Applicant

    Hi all, first time posting here, and could really use some advice. I'm a recent graduate from a top 50 private university who is truly unsure if med school is a feasible option (i.e. will I get in?). A little background: - I graduated with a 3.45 cGPA, 3.32 sGPA, as a Bio major. I have plenty...
  14. 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...
  15. O

    2nd time reapplying...apply now or wait??

    Hi everyone, So two summers ago I applied for Optometry school and did not get the results I wanted. I'm pretty sure it was due to my OAT scores since I scored low on them. Since then I started an MPH program and I have decided to reapply to Optometry school. I'm getting tutoring now and I plan...
  16. M

    Med School Wife - Looking for General Info

    Hey there! My husband's just applied to 9 schools in the past week. - PCOM (PA, GA) - VCOM (VA, AL, SC) - KCU-Joplin - WVSOM - BCOM - LECOM (FL) He has two degrees: Biology (w chem minor): sGPA 3.83, cGPA 3.84 Athletic Training: 3.97 MCAT 504 1000 clinical hours Army vet Great LORs from...
  17. OldRedditGuy

    Do you mind giving this ole reddit addicted man his final medical school chances evaluation?

    I'm sure a few of you all have seen a post of mine I've made within the past couple days. I've been using this forum to look at school options, funding options, and many other things, and I believe I've made up my school list in its entirety. I am going to apply to over 30 schools! Yeah, yeah, I...
  18. Snickerdoodle1996

    School List: Where else?

    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on any other schools to apply to? I am not URM. new england area. MCAT: 505 GPA: 3.9 MD: Albany Medical College Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac...
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    MD & DO Should I apply or wait?

    Hi there, I am in a sticky situation. I cannot decide whether or not to apply this cycle or wait and retake the MCAT. I have a low MCAT score but a very good GPA and incredible experience. I hear that it is good for medical schools to see your name, but I can't decide if it is the worth money...
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    Should I retake?

    Hi, everyone. Louisiana boy here. Just got first MCAT results back, and it's a 511! Would normally be happier, but I have a 3.3 GPA from my undergrad and have to decide quickly if I should cancel the second MCAT I had as backup. I have a bachelor's in chemistry, bachelor's in biology, and I...
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    need to take 1-2 schools off! please help with list!

    Hi, im applying with a 3.3 GPA and a strong upward trend of a 3.8 the last 2 years. I got a 18AA, and a 15QR (lowest score) everything else was 19/20. Im retaking my DAT in early September, but I'm submitting now. Everything else on my application is realllyyyyy strong. Really strong LORs, PS...
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    WAMC - 3.7 GPA/512 MCAT

    Just wanted to know if I need to be considering DO schools or adding more schools to my list. Commentary on chances of getting into Texas schools is also appreciated. Rising senior, applying this cycle (just submitted my TMDSAS last week). Basic stats/demographic: TX resident Top 20 university...
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    Apply to >4 schools? GPA 3.65 DAT 24AA 23PAT

    Because of money, I'm considering only applying to 4 schools. I feel really confident in my numbers & solid about my experience (50+ hrs in research, 50+ hrs volunteering, 50 hrs shadowing), but don't want to regret my decision later... What would you say is a safe number to apply to in my...
  24. meowmeowmeowmeow

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    How much shadowing time is adequate for allied professional?

    Hello all, I'm a 25 y/o new grad, practicing as a physical therapist for about six months now. I have had inklings of urges to look into pursuing medical school following PT school for about a year now after my rotation at a hospital. I looked up to the physicians, admiring their knowledge and...
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    Applying to McGovern and Baylor in Houston with an MCAT, but retaking.

    I'm taking my MCAT early June and I plan on scheduling for a retake in July just in case my first attempt doesn't turn out the way I want. If my first MCAT score is good enough, I will want to apply for this cycle. If it's decent, I may want to apply still and indicate that I will retake...
  27. sp1997

    School Lists and Applying Internationally

    Should I take any of these schools out of my list? I already took out Harvard because I was told it caters towards PHDs in dentistry and that wasn't my goal Herman Ostrow (USC) UCLA Midwestern (IL) Louisville UCSF Columbia Marquette Rutgers UPenn UIC Case Western UPitt Also, does anyone know...
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    Re-taking the MCAT while applying

    So I just wanted to ask if how things work if i decide to retake the MCAT while applying (I got a 506 the first time). If I send in my primary applications on June 1st with the existing score I have and indicate that I don't plan on retaking the exam but eventually do register for it, would they...
  29. P

    Should I apply this cycle?

    Hey guys, I am struggling to make a proper decision in regards to my career path. I will be a fourth year in the fall, and in order to apply this cycle I need to take my MCAT soon and apply (probably late, which will make my chances much slimmer). I was recently diagnosed with ADHD, and up...
  30. D

    Should I applying late, is it worth it?

    I'm taking the MCAT on June 30th and won't get my results until the end of July. The earliest I think I can get my application in is by mid-august assuming everything else works out. Would it be worth it to apply this cycle? Would there be any cons to applying late? I also dropped the ball on...
  31. danidoodle

    Other OT-Related Information What were the deciding factors for you when choosing a program?

    Especially for schools you weren't able to visit before applying, how did you know the program would be a good fit? Which factors did you weigh more heavily when choosing where to apply and/or where to accept?
  32. BTC0821

    The optimal number of schools to apply to

    Hi everyone, so I've seen from different threads a few posts saying to apply to 20 or so schools but I wasn't so sure as to why that is the best number to apply to. I have created a list of schools that I would be happy going to (MD/DO) and I have around 30 or so schools that I would be...
  33. Harryboy44

    Considering DO, but pretty new to all aspects of applying

    Hello all, I am currently a junior at an Arkansas public university. I am a Biomedical Biology major and took 18 hours every semester which has put me very far ahead, so I also am working towards a Psychology Minor. I have 2 semesters left and plan on taking my MCAT this summer. I currently...
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    MSAR 2018 stat to best assess chance of applicant admission

    Question rephrased: For a grouping of schools with similar MCAT/GPA medians, which is most likely to accept a single applicant? Question specifics - Measuring relative competitiveness of schools with acceptance stats: which is better, all else being equal, when making school selectivity...
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    DAT retake and applying

    hello! I took the DAT in January 2018. I studied during the summer of 2017, but was quick to forget most of the information during the semester. I then studied for about 3 weeks during winter break and took it the beginning of January. I am not content with the score I earned, and want to...
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    Personal Statement Topic

    Hi Everyone! I am unsure if I should apply now but I am thinking of writing my personal statement and not sure how to go about it. I feel as if I want to be genuine and how my experiences have made me who I am but not sure if it has made me want to be a doctor. I was sexually assaulted as a teen...
  37. M

    Should I apply to other schools while being in an early acceptance program?

    Hello everyone! This is my first post:) I recently ran into a dilemma. After graduating high school, I applied and was accepted to an early acceptance program to a medical school in my state. What this basically means is that if I kept a certain GPA and met the required MCAT score, I would be...