1. U

    Am I competitive for top psychiatry residencies?

    I have posted previously, but wanted to update some of my stats because my feedback from my advisors is that psychiatry is more competitive and I'm not as competitive as I've hoped. URM, demonstrated interest in psych from undergrad. Have an MPH with applied practice in neurodiversity and...
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    Just wondering how I can solidify my application. I hope to return to Manhattan w/ my fiance and family. Currently in a mid-tier (top 50) school on the east coast. URM, demonstrated interest in psych from undergrad. Have an MPH with applied practice in neurodiversity and advocacy. Poster...
  3. M

    SMP / MD acceptances

    Hi, What are the chances of an MD school from a top SMP with a GPA of 3.5-3.6? For a non-traditional applicant without an undergrad major in biomedical sciences. I know higher is expected and in retrospect, I probably should have done a regular physiology master's since I did not have a very...
  4. M

    Is my school list reasonable? What are my chances?

    I am applying this upcoming cycle in June. I am a resident of New York and I really want to go to school outside of New York. I strongly prefer Florida. Then comes California. If it really comes down to it, I guess I'll be happy at a big name school with a nice college town that is not FL or CA...
  5. HappyPerson

    WAMC cgpa 3.46 sgpa 3.13, MCAT 504

    Hello, I currently work as a high-school biology teacher at a title 1 school (over 95% of students are considered economically disadvantaged) and plan on applying to medical schools this coming cycle. I know my GPA is fairly low (possibly even for DO schools) but I have good experiences and...
  6. R

    What are my chances?

    Can you give me an idea of what my chances are looking like? Top Choice: University of Maryland With a 3.6 oGPA, 3.5 sGPA, 20 AA, 21 TS 20 PAT 18 QR 20 RC 22 BIO 20 GC 20 OC I was given a free DAT retake because of technical issues and time lost during the exam. Am planning on retaking...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Low undergrad stats. Should I go OTA route before applying for OT?

    I graduated back in 2015 with bachelor's in psych. I was pre-OT before but I messed up in my anatomy classes and ended up with a low GPA of 3.18. Since graduating, I've been working in a medical office and would like to apply to OT school again. I am wondering if I should go through OTA school...
  8. P

    Just Give Me Some Hope (But don't hold back) - Horrendously Low cGPA and sGPA, Med-school possible?

    Hi everyone, It is the first time I ever post on a forum website, much less a forum site dedicated to aspiring professionals. Let me just start my story, and say that I will be overwhelmingly honest. I started community college back in 2015, I stayed for a few semesters in college but quickly...
  9. T

    Try to match Urology, or go straight for OB/GYN? Advice on how to apply two specialties

    Wondering if 4th years on the interview trail or residents can give some input in regards to chances and if I should give a shot at urology. Below are some stats and info: -3rd year male osteopathic student, Step1 235, COMLEX1 520-530, 3.0 GPA, Step2 and COMLEX2 in May TBD. -3 Poster...
  10. A

    Non traditional with low gpa - need advice on post bacc options

    Hey everyone! So I just graduated this May with a B.S in Computer Science from a state school. I've felt the calling towards medical school for as long as I can remember, however my parents pushed me to do CS. Right now I was able to land a job with a huge company as a software engineer with...
  11. S

    Chance me! :]

    I am applying this 2019-2020 cycle. I am a Washington Resident. I have 3.51 sGPA and cGPA. First 2 years were 2.70, last 3 years were 3.97 combined (upward trend). My DAT scores are: 24AA, 23TS, 23PAT. RC 19, BIO25, CHEM24, OCHEM22, QR30 - 200+ Shadowing hours at GD offices, Ortho, Endo, OMFS...
  12. J

    Need your help, Chances to DO? (Non-Trad Applicant)

    Hello all, I am wondering if you guys can help me figure out what I should do at this point. I'm a non-trad application, and these are my stats: Education: 2012-2016 B.A., Biology major and Medical Anthropology minor (Private) cGPA: 3.43 sGPA: 3.36 MCAT: 505 2018-2020 MPH, Health Policy and...
  13. M

    MD Help with school list! 523 MCAT cGPA 3.78; sGPA 3.72

    Hey everyone! I'm trying to put my school list together. I feel like my MCAT and GPA don't exactly match so I'm trying to figure out if it is realistic for me to get into these top tier schools and I want to make sure my list isn't too top heavy. I'm also worried because there are some schools...
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    Hi! I'm a student at a school in Ohio. Could anyone recommend some schools for me and whether I have a chance at UMass and Tufts specifically? 3.64 cGPA, 3.62 sGPA (upward trend from a 3.48 cGPA after fall sophomore year) Major: Biochemistry major, psychology minor (senior) 511 mcat...
  15. HopefulErDr

    Chance Me

    3.63/3.79 Trend has been increasing 3.3,3.6,4.0. Freshman to Junior year. 508 (129/127/128/124) Yeah I know, psyc was brutal for me. NC Resident White Small private university 300 hours (still increasing) hours scribing in 2 emergency departments. ~150 hours clinical volunteering in the ED 1...
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    Gas vs Rads

    I was really trying to get more information to make a decision between either of these two. I am a USMD newer med school; step 1 234, clinical grades have all been pass. I've talked to a PDs who have said that my step score was within range. According to Freida, rads average step scores seem...
  17. C

    Chance me!

    hmu if you're down to chance me for medschool and ill give you my stats! thanks :D
  18. E

    C Grades in Two Courses. What now?

    Hi, I’m sure this kind of stuff is posted all the time, but lately I’ve just had a lot of thoughts and anxiety running through my head and could use some clarity. I am 3 weeks into my sophomore year currently the University of San Francisco but my concern is with my freshman grades. For my...
  19. J

    Teaching before medical school?

    Hello SDN. I am a little ahead of schedule as far as my undergraduate course works goes (dual credit stuff in high school) and was considering maybe teaching (junior high or high school) for a year before medical school. Providing my GPAs, MCAT, and other admission criteria are on par with a...
  20. F

    gap year or no gap year?

    so to begin, I do not want to take a gap year. am firmly against the idea if I do not have to. in terms of research/EC's I believe I am a pretty strong applicant with 3.9+/hopefully will receive a good MCAT score, taking in Jan. I am a little worried about physician shadowing and clinical...
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    Is being complete mid/late August too late?

    I'm thinking of adding a few schools to my list (Vanderbilt, Duke, Baylor, USC Keck, WUSTL, etc.). Is being complete mid-late August still okay for someone who is LM 81, or is it too late to bother?
  22. F

    FMG Couple's Match Chances

    Howdy, strangers! My SO and I will be applying for this year's match for IM. We've got 2 mo USCE with 3 letters each. Both step 2 CS first attempt pass. Steps 1 and 2 around 250. We need visas. Also, honors in all clerkships. YOG late 2017. We will be applying for ~150 programs, having had...
  23. P

    MD Can I pull off applying to MD schools only?

    Hi everyone! 3.21 cGPA, 3.00 sGPA, 4.00 gGPA, 515 MCAT I graduated college in '16 (Top #30 school) and enrolled in a graduate post-bacc (MS) and got a 4.0 (all classes in biomedical science). It really bothers me that my uGPA did not budge on my AMCAS even after all the hard work I put in grad...
  24. S

    Low GPA, 4.0 masters, high mcat- MD/PhD

    Hello, fellow SD'ers. So, I'm currently an undergrad/masters student whos applying MD/ Ph.D. this coming cycle and I was wondering if I could get some help/opinions. So I go to a relatively average school nothing with real name recognition. While doing my undergrad I kinda goofed and ended up...
  25. L

    Low CC gpa and dentistry school

    hi guys I have been having nightmares about this. So I have a community college gpa 2.1 but a 3.89 Gpa in the 4- years college. I have a’s and b’s in all the pre req classes I retook my general chem and organic chem and got As. I took the dat got 22 and I have volunteering hours. do I still have...
  26. G

    DO chances?

    Hi, so this may be a bit different since I am about to start junior year in undergrad. My gpa is 3.93. My main question is: as long as my gpa and mcat are solid (like 3.7+ gpa and hopefully 505-510 mcat at the very least), will I be able to get into DO schools with not much...
  27. N

    Retake DAT in September or wait till next year?

    Hi I’m applying to 18 schools and just submitted my application. I know i have sub average stats but i applied broadly and realistically. 18AA, 3.3GPA with a 3.75 the last two years, over 3000 volunteering hours, 300+ shadowing, strong LORS, great PS, and string ECs/leadership. Should i...
  28. D

    High Stats/ lame EC's?? WAMC?

    MCAT: 522 GPA: 3.88s 3.88c White male. CA 1) Research 1200-ish hours with 3rd author pub 2) Hospital volunteer 300-ish hours 3) shadowing ER 60-ish hours 4) Teaching assistant 700-ish hours 5) some other misc camp counselor stuff... 6) really cool hobby 2000-ish hours Are my EC's too...
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    Low CARS School list help! need some pointer on where should I aim ?

    Thank you for take your precious time reading my post, I really need some help to build my school list.. ORM (Asian), Florida resident. I just received MCAT today, GREATLY appreciate any input on chances and list. GPA (Biomedical Science major - graduated) - upward trend? 4.0 last two and...
  30. D

    High stats (522/3.90), generic EC's WAMC?

    522/3.90 research- many hours with 2nd author pub basic hospital volunteering 250 hours shadowing ER tutoring many hours other smaller stuff like community work etc... WAMC? what schools care more about stats?
  31. N

    Should i retake? please help!

    So i took the DAT in june, got an 18AA/TS and I know thats not ideal with my 3.3 GPA. My extracurriculars are by far my best attribute though. Is retaking the DAT in august too late? ill have my application done in june if not.. Im also applying to 15-20 schools broadly, and realistically with...
  32. N

    Low GPA, and Low DAT..

    My extracurriculars are by far my best attribute to my application. I have a low 3.3 GPA, and i just scored a 18AA/TS on the DAT because of QR bringing me down.. I dont know if i should just apply, and see what happens (15+ schools) or retake the DAT in august because thats the next chance I...
  33. N

    Chance at lower tier schools?

    I am the typical below average applicant lol and everyone on here only posts crazy high scores and stats but i know people get in below the 20+s and 3.5+s Anyways, i have a 3.3 GPA (strong upward trend 3.7 the last 2 years), an 18 AA, 18TS, 18 PAT, 20RC, and 1000+ volunteering, 250+ shadowing...
  34. Y

    chance me please~

    cGPA- 3.42 sGPA- 3.24 New York Resident PA-21 RC-25 QR-21 OC-21 GC-21 BIO-18 TS-19 AA-21 -2 research positions for 3 years -8 publications, 1 magazine publication -150 hours of shadowing Which schools do you recommend I apply? I would sincerely appreciate any tips or advice on what to do!
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    receiving secondaries from schools that screen

    two questions here: 1. let's say a certain school screens and has an MCAT/GPA Cut off. does receiving secondaries from such a school mean an applicant is now more likely to be considered for the next admission process more based on the secondary essays rather than just the MCAT/gpa. I...
  36. E

    Please help me.. Do I have any hope?

    Can I get into an MD or DO school? These are my stats: - Hispanic (Colombian) - Green card holder (Permanent resident) -- Florida resident - Biology major - 3.8 science GPA - 3.8 cumulative GPA - 497 MCAT (125 BS, 126 CP, 124 Social, 122 CARS) I am extremely disappointed with my score :( I...
  37. M


    So I had a undergrad cGPA 2.9, sGPA 2.319, but I am currently in SMP with a 3.6 GPA; still continuing in SMP for 1 year. I will probably be re-taking Orgo I and II for 3rd time at university as a non-matriculated student since I had passed with Ds in undergrad. Also, I still have to take MCAT...
  38. G

    CANADIAN:3.38 cGPA 510 MCAT (127/127/128/128)

    Canadian Student 3.38 cGPA 4.0 graduate at university of toronto Ms.c ( not post bacc or special masters) Lots of research- 2 pub 2 year of shadowing hospital volunteer 200 hours camp counsellor health technology firm intern MCAT 510 127 phys chem 127 cars 128 bio 128 psych My List 1...
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    School List

    Feedback about Dental School list GPA- 3.44 S GPA- 3.15 AA 21 TS 22 PAT 17 QR 20 DCG Louisville Michigan NYU UNC Case Western OSU Meharry Medical School GA resident
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    Hi fellow friends! I just have a question on whether or not to apply for medical school with these grades right now,. say my EC's are pretty good So I transferred from a CC with a 4.0, I did two semesters (1 year) as a biology major and getting A's in every class. However when I transferred to...