1. T

    UCLA vs. Northwestern

    Help please! Which one should I pick! Love the vibe at NW and was super set on it until getting off the waitlist at UCLA. I am from the east coast so UCLA is FAR. Super torn still waiting to see if UCLA gives me any financial aid.
  2. D

    Coming back to CA for residency?

    Hey all, I'm a CA resident and I've been accepted to an established MD school on the east coast (Wake Forest) as well as a new CA MD school (CUSM.) I'm really leaning toward Wake Forest - I really like the city, the faculty, the fact that it's more established, everything about it. My only...
  3. T

    UC Davis Preference for own UGs?

    I have heard some rumors floating around that UC Davis's med school prefers their own undergraduates. I was wondering if this is true? I have searched around for proof or evidence to the contrary, but I've got nothing much, and MSAR doesn't have this info. I know for sure Davis heavily prefers...
  4. docdew

    Los Angeles GPRs - trying to compile a list!

    I'm trying to compile a complete list of all the match and non-match GPR programs in LA. Here are the programs I've found so far: 1) USC 2) UCLA 3) Harbor - UCLA Medical Center 4) VA Greater LA Health Care System 5) Veterans Admin Medical Center - Sepulveda 6) Rancho Los Amigos National...
  5. P

    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...
  6. MaximusGladius

    California Licensing

    Why is California so difficult? I have been accepted into a fellowship (current pgy3). The DO board is saying I won't get my Post Graduate training License in time (roughly 7 months away from start right now). And in order to apply for a full license I need 6+ months as others are currently...
  7. J

    Loyola Marymount PostBacc University

    Hey! I recently applied to Loyola Marymount Post Bacc in California. Has anyone heard back from the program? Has anyone matriculated? Any feedback on the program?
  8. H

    MD Applying to Cali Residency Program from OOS

    Hi there! First poster here but long time lurker. Do any of you have advice on applying for a California residency program as an out of state MD student? I understand that it may be challenging as I’m not a California resident (I’m located on the east coast with my long time girlfriend who...
  9. lifeofpaula

    *** The Official UCSF School of Dentistry Class of 2024 Interview/Acceptance Thread ***

    Good luck to everyone! Link to interview prep: University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry Interview Feedback ----> Be sure to give feedback on your interview to help future applicants! Last year's thread: *** The Official UCSF School of Dentistry Class of 2023...
  10. P

    Past DUI (2016) and residency (2023)

    I have been digging around and have found different answers online but my situation is this: I was convicted of a DUI in 2016 but was able to get into medical school regardless. I will be starting in Fall of 2019. I plan to have my record expunged next month and hope to one day practice in CA...
  11. E

    Jobs in San Diego area

    Hey, everyone, Looking for EM doc full time jobs in San Diego area. Spoke with Team Health who are saying the market is very tight here and they aren't currently looking to hire, not surprisingly. Just curious, does anyone know what the salaries are like here? I don't have any connections I...
  12. D

    DIY post bacc options in Los Angeles/Inland Empire area?

    Hello, long time lurker here! I am graduating from UCLA in a few weeks with a pretty sad sGPA (3.0), and I want to do a DIY post bacc to help boost my gpa! Does anybody have any experience doing a DIY post-bacc in the Los Angeles or Inland Empire area in California? I was looking at UCLA...
  13. O

    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS 2019-2020 MOT Cycle

    Hello everyone, It may seem like a long time from now, but OTCAS applications will be opening up in less than two months. I'll be starting a thread for applicants to share their stats, questions, etc. with each other as a way to (hopefully) ease some of the anxiety that comes along with this...
  14. C

    Recertification needed for job?

    Hey all, I have been working at a VA in California for the last couple years. I am wondering if I will need to take a re-certification board exam in a few years. No one has said anything about boards, and I never received a contract with information about it being required to maintain...
  15. S

    UIWSOM vs Touro NY (Middletown)

    Hey everyone, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to both schools; however, I'm having trouble deciding on where to go. Can anyone else provide some input besides what I have written below? I'm from Southern California, and I would ideally like to go back home for a competitive residency...
  16. B

    Best MCAT Prep Class

    I am looking for an in person prep class, specifically anywhere in California to help me prepare for the MCAT. Money is not an issue. I know people say that it is best to self study but I honestly am not the type of person who is good at self studying (people learn best at different ways and I...
  17. A

    Should I go to Touro-CA or take a gap year?

  18. J

    USC Keck vs. UCI

    I am really torn... I don't strongly prefer one over the other (hence the sparse list) so your thoughts and perspectives are extremely appreciated. USC Keck Pros More robust clinical experience/students are more prepared(?) bc of LAC+USC hospital Bigger network, USC connections and all that...
  19. S

    California Dental Schools Agreement

    Hello, I heard something today, and I want to make sure whether it's true. I've heard that if you're accepted to one of the dental schools in California and you're waitlisted in another one (that's in California as well), then the other school will take you out of the waitlist according to an...
  20. dggopal

    FCVS and California License for IMG

    I am trying to get my California medical license now that I am about to finish residency in Michigan and plan to start working in California on July 1. Getting the Michigan medical license was so easy but I have a few questions about the California license. 1)Does FCVS get a copy of all the...
  21. M

    Looking for roommates, Los Angeles, CA area

    Hi! I'm a psychology female graduate looking to return to the West Coast for internship, research assistance, and eventually more schooling starting March or August /September. I have also studied public health at the University of Missouri and in the PNW. Looking for those who want to share...
  22. dggopal

    Help with California licensing

    I am an international medical graduate who will be moving to california as a hospitalist. I have a permanent license in Michigan but am struggling to get my california license. After training in India, I fear that I may need to go back to my med school in person to get some of their requirements...
  23. Python Forever

    Will Leaving California Benefit Me, Or Will Adcoms See Through It?

    I'm a 23-year old ORM in California (graduated 2 months ago), and I'm looking to start a career change/transcript repair post-bacc in a few months after working for ~6 months. From what I read, it seems clear a CA ORM with relatively low stats = kiss of death. I had dinner with my mom last...
  24. P

    NorCal DO vs MD (Touro vs. Northstate)

    Hey everyone! I am from Northern California and would love to stay in the area. I have been fortunate enough to have interviewed all over the US for several DO schools and loved what these schools had to offer. That being said, I have been accepted to two schools in NorCal - Touro and...
  25. foreverbull

    California BOP Proposed "CPD" requirements?

    Is anyone keeping an eye on the proposed changes from the CE model to the "CPD" model that requires service, teaching, supervision, training, publication, service on boards/associations, etc. in order to renew licensure? Title 16 CCR sections 1381.9, 1397.60, 1397.61, 1397.62...
  26. I

    January CPJE

    I’m taking mine the end of January using rxprep clinical and law to study. For those that took the exam already, How difficult was the exam ? What are some of the concept you think we should focus on when studying. If there is any study group, I will love to join as well. Good luck to every one.
  27. F

    California DPT 2019 acceptances

    Hello, Was wondering if anyone has been accepted or received interviews for these schools in CA: University of st Augustine San Marcos University of the pacific Western university Chapman university USC West Coast university Mount St Mary’s CSU Long Beach If so, what were your stats? Thanks!!!
  28. BeenThereDoneThatOrtho

    Osteopathic Orthopedic Residency 2019 Match

    All the other threads were a little dated. Any thoughts on going to Riverside or Modesto, where would you go? Thanks.
  29. DoctorOrdinary

    What is a proper OOS school connection?

    Not a typical WAMC post but more of a question about the more in-state friendly public schools such as ones in Texas and Cali. I'm a Florida resident and have family (1st cousins) in Texas who I visit once every year or every other year. I also have a close relative in Cali that just recently...
  30. MEMBER23511

    Midyear 2019 ASHP

    Anyone interested in a dinner or lunch meetup during midyear? I would love to meet people from different schools.
  31. superheroGEE

    Kaiser SF Bay Area Foot & Ankle Externship Question

    My husband will be rotating at Kaiser SF for one of his externships/clerkships in April. For anyone that has rotated here, did you end early from the rotation or was it by the books with the start and end date as stated online? I know Swedish (Seattle) last year finished on a Tuesday even though...
  32. lovesouthswell


  33. D

    IMG looking for california summer electives + residency

    Hey there, i'm a 4th year medical student in Ireland, lookin to do my summer electives and possible residency in california or Hawaii. As i am looking for elective positions at the moment, it seems to me that most californian medical schools won't accept IMGs for elective positions. Does...
  34. xJoseph

    MD 503 MCAT, 3.94 GPA, and URM!

    Puerto Rican and residing in the island. What do you think my chances are on schools in the state of California or N.Y out of curiosity? Thanks Proficient in Spanish, English and ASL.
  35. Poodles29

    Do I still have a chance?

    A couple years ago I was dismissed from my university for poor grades My GPA at that time was 0.96 I retook a few courses and came back to the University after spending a few semesters at community college. But I'm still struggling to keep up my grades. I've posted a copy of my grades and they...
  36. P

    california med schools IS vs OOS

    Hi everyone. I've heard different ideas about in state vs out of state acceptances into California med schools? Some people say all UC prefer in state while others say they prefer out of state over in state. Does anyone else have stats to back up either claim/any ideas regarding IS/OOS admission...
  37. D

    3.86 GPA 507 MCAT

    Hi all, I got my MCAT score back recently (507), and while I am a bit disappointed, I want to move on and look at next steps. I hope that you all could help me out with my chances, especially any chance I have with a California school. UC Davis and UCR's mission statement fit mine to the dot...
  38. N

    How do I delete this post?

    please and thank you
  39. sehazem

    study partner in california

    Hi , Iam an IMG living in san jose . I graduated in 2017 from pakistan , starting my step 1 preprations my target is to give my exam around july next year . I need a study partner with whom I can plan , study and target goals
  40. G

    I passed the EPPP... now what?

    (Before you keep reading, this pertains only to getting licensed in California.) Hi everyone, so I think we can all agree that the licensure process is incredibly confusing and the CA Board of Psychology sucks at communication. I recently passed the EPPP (woo!) and have no clue whether I can...