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  1. K

    MD What are my chances?

    I am a black male applicant, and am planning to study for the MCAT rigorously for 6 months. I have always been a good test taker and aiming for a 520+ on the MCAT. my GPA is a 3.5 and my sGPA is around a 3.1. I have 2 years of research experience. I have 100 hours of non-clinical...
  2. browneyefrenchfry

    what MCAT range should I aim for?

    Background: Junior AA-male, first-gen, low SES, LGBT+, very "inspiring" life story (so much so that, upon acceptance to my UG, they filmed a mini-doc about me and my life, including interviewing teachers from my high school, etc. -- PM for more details haha) GPA: 3.5cgpa/3.3sgpa Experience...
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  4. GodIsBeautiful

    African-Americans!

    Hello! Are there any African-Americans entering pharmacy school this year (Class of 2023!) on SDN? If so, do you know if your future school has an ASPA (African Student Pharmacy Association) chapter? Let us connect! :D Or... If you'd just like to talk, and looking for a new friendship (like...
  5. A

    African American DO v MD

    So I'm in a position, where I will be choosing between MD or DO. I am interested in DO, cause I want to learn OMM. However, I'm African American. And in the back of my head I feel like there will always be someone thinking "OH, he is a black Osteopath. I guess he wasn't good enough to...
  6. C

    URM Help: Where to shadow in NYC?

    Does anyone (urm/orm) NYS resident know any hospitals,clinics, or physicians in particular that allow pre med students to shadow? I am having trouble finding physicians to shadow. Please help!
  7. S

    What are my chances as a black female, low gpa/high mcat?

    What are my chances of being accepted into a md or do school as a black female? My gpa is only a 3.1 but I have a 516 MCAT. I have published research, health-related trip to Haiti, and one year experience as certified nursing assistant (CNA). My last year of undergrad I made straight A's, so I...
  8. Lion84

    Looking for Black/African-American friendly Residencies

    Hi! I just started 3rd year and I'm looking for Black friendly residency programs in Radiology. I'm married with 2 kids and I've got a pretty good application: GPA 3.8, Step 1 233 (no step 2). I did research at Yale & I'm published as a co-author of the study I worked on there, I also anticipate...
  9. X

    NEED HELP w/ schools: low gpa, okay mcat

    Hi I'm a recent grad trying to figure out if my school list is realistic. If I should take a school out or add one let me know, desperate! Black female, state: MO Wash U grad: cGPA: 3.24. Y1: 2.94, 2.96, 3.19, 3.26, 3.30, 3.49, 3.16, 3.70 sGPA: around 3.00 Mcat (6/17): 508 (130,127, 125,126)...
  10. whitwhit

    Being Black in Pharmacy School chronicles...

    Recently got accepted into Pharmacy School (save your critical comments for another thread, i'll read them there). My parents were born and raised in Nigeria, then came to the states for better education, so I was born and raised here (I have visited and lived in Nigeria for a fairly short...
  11. aspiringMD585

    They want me to be an RN

    Greetings, I AM CONFUSED AND STARTING TO GET DEPRESSED... I am a secretary at a hospital in Atlanta. I've been working here for 2.5yrs now. My goal is to become an OBGYN I am very passionate about women's health. I don't see myself doing anything else for the rest of my life. I was able to...
  12. EastCoastin

    URM Underdog / Comeback Story Thread

    Hey what's up y'all! There isn't too much info on the web about underdog URMs who get into med school and succeed. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find motivation when you're application is looking pretty good except for that low GPA or MCAT. It can also be difficult to gauge what GPA/MCAT is...
  13. D

    Lesson is resilience when this physician goes back to school - AMA Wire

    For non-traditional students who feel they could use some inspiration, get to know Dr Frank Clark, MD. Dr Clark failed his first year of medical school and the USMLE Step 1 Medical Board Exam. Lesson is resilience when this physician goes back to school APR 18, 2017 AMA Wire Frank Clark, MD...
  14. Z

    507 MCAT, 3.9 GPA, over 500 hours working in an ER, black applicant

    Hey everybody. I am new to SDN and looking to get some advice on which schools would be in my range with the following credentials: African American 507 MCAT 3.9 GPA in Medicinal Biochemistry BS at Arizona State University (currently a junior, 21 years old) 500+ hours as an ER scribe 500+ hours...
  15. M

    Steller UGrad gpa/ Horrid Ggpa - need help

    Please advise me - especially current medical students at top 25 schools My undergraduate gpa at University of Chicago was 3.7/4.0 and I was a National Rhodes Scholar Finalist (triple major - social sciences) Graduate gpa @ public health school (think Yale) was 2.6/4.0... I got ill throughout...
  16. F

    Okay I'm tired of living in uncertainty. I want some truth

    Hi everyone, I am a rising senior biochemistry major at Loyola University Chicago. Pertaining to this thread, I am a black male raised in the inner city. I've been doing undergrad research working in a chemistry research lab on campus since second semester sophomore year (4 semesters now) and I...
  17. prepremed18079

    Nursing Home Code Blue?!?!?!?!?

    I'm a High School Sophomore and also a CNA student. I start clinicals next week Friday, and for some reason all I been thinking about is what if one of my clients/residents starts to code? I am not yet CPR certified and we havn't gone over "Basic Emergency Care" yet... what is the protocol for a...
  18. AlphaBeta<3

    Black premeds/doctors around?

    Hey, So, I'm a jamaican American female premed. My school literally has no other black person in my year who is premed, and I'd like to communicate with some others. How is everything going with your guys' process?