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    What are my chances? (Also, where should I apply)

    Hi all, I'm a 3rd year osteopathic medical student who fell in love with Internal Medicine as a field but did not do so hot on COMLEX 1 and Step 1. COMLEX 1 = 480 Step 1 = 204 I know these are not solid scores, but I want to do IM and ideally in a bigger city. I have no interest in pursuing...
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    UHCO Admittance Chances Around Now?

    Hello! I just recently finished my interview with UHCO. I quite like the school with its myriad of research opportunities and plethora of clinical chances. I was overall surprised that I got an interview for this school since my numbers are slightly below their expectations - my work experience...
  3. 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...
  4. A

    How to increase chances for landing a competitive NICU fellowship?

    How much will not going to a top residency hurt me for fellowship applications?
  5. C

    Non Trad Low GPA Higher MCAT CA

    Hey guys, I'm a nontraditional 28 yo applicant, graduated class 2014 with biological sciences degree. Here are my stats: MCAT: 517 undergrad cGPA: 3.09 (including the postbacc "undergrad" courses) 2.92 (if I didn't include the postbacc) undergrad sGPA: 2.87 (including the postbacc "undergrad"...
  6. T

    Realistically, should I bother with taking the steps as an FMG?

    I'm an FMG working in the UK who is unhappy with the system,training and low pay (starting consultant/attending pay is 75k usd after taxes{82k before}, incrementally builds up to a max of 95k after 19 years as a consultant) here. I haven't taken the steps yet, but I was wondering if I should...
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    Screwed up big time.

    Hey guys - just realized I may have screwed my chances at medical school. I applied to queens and western. My third and fourth years are the 3.88 and 3.87 respectively. I did a fifth year in 2020 and took three courses, which was my biggest, dumbest mistake because I ended up with a calculated...
  8. M

    My upward trend

    Hello, I am currently a pre-med student, and I wanted to gain some perspective on my situation. During my freshman year, I lost motivation and unfortunately ended my first semester with a 1.6 GPA... I know. My second semester was 3.91. Ever since then, I have had a 4.0 throughout my sophomore...
  9. M

    What are my chances? 2020

    Hi everyone, I have 4.00 GPA, a lot of activities and I’m in my junior. I’m taking my mcat in mid August and I already submitted my application. I know I’m not gonna do good on the Mcat because I’m a really bad test taker. What is the minimum mcat that i need? I don’t mind moving out of state...
  10. himikie

    Low uGPA... Post Bacc program? GPA enhancer? Please help me!

    I graduated with a low gpa of 2.95 (BS in engineering) at a 4 year private university last year. I did poorly in all of my science classes with mostly Cs and a few Bs (no excuses for my bad grade. I don’t think I was ready for the rigor of a college level course in my first 2 years of college...
  11. futuremrsDr<3

    Pretend you were a guidance counselor for a few minutes..

    -Overall GPA is 3.14 (higher on sciences but unsure exactly by how much.) -Let's imagine I pull out a 20 on DAT -Humanitarian service mission for 1.5 years (helping people give up addictions, find direction in life, learn English/Spanish, make other habit changes ) -Member of Dental Society in...
  12. rcollinb

    Has anybody been accepted/interviewed at MeHarry that did NOT take quantitative analysis? School suggestions would be helpful too.

    Hello folks, I am an applicant deciding on schools to apply to this cycle, and saw that MeHarry requires (urges?) applicants to take quantitative analysis. I have tried searching for this topic, and can not find any posts or website saying that it is strictly required. Also, knowing my...
  13. sydwillx

    2.85 GPA 308 GRE

    So i graduated from Georgia State University in 2020 and i just took the GRE i got 157 V and 152 Q. I have applied to the MS preclinical sciences program at mercer and the MS biomedical sciences at PCOM. Do you guys think ill get in?? open to other program suggestions as well!! anything will help
  14. D

    SMP Georgetown vs BU

    Hi all, First time poster long term lurker here! Hope anyone who sees this is doing well and safely hiding out in quarantine. I applied last cycle unsuccessfully (cGPA3.56, sGPA3.3, MCAT 511 with decent volunteering, ECs, and full time work in clinical research) to allopathic schools with 0...
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    Possible to Get in Without Shadowing Experience?

    Hi! I'm planning on applying this cycle, but I don't currently have any shadowing experience. I'm about to graduate undergrad and so I'm taking one gap year, and I was planning to scribe in order to gain more clinical experience, but ScribeAmerica currently isn't hiring due to COVID-19. As soon...
  16. C

    MCPHS Boston vs. Northeastern: chances?

    Hi guys I'm currently a junior at a top 15 university, applying to pharm school next year (Jan 2021). I'm only applying to schools in Boston, and yes I understand it's a saturated job market, I'm from Korea so I'll be going back there after graduation (pharmD is respected especially from the...
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    Are my chances shot for matching now because of COVID-19?

    I'm currently a DO third year wanting to apply for general surgery this September. I arranged my schedule to stupidly have my two general surgery rotations this April and May ( I decided to try for general surgery mid of third year). It looks like worse case scenario I will not get to do a...
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    7 Year Old DUI and W's 3.76 GPA and 23 DAT Score

    Hi! I am applying next cycle. I will have my masters in economics with a minor in biology. My GPA is 3.76, my DAT score is a 23, I have 200 hours of shadowing experience, I volunteer every Sunday at my town's family service bureau, I have volunteered at my local dental school (Rutgers Dental...
  21. K

    Nervous about the possibility of acceptance to California Schools..

    Hello, after studying for the OAT this summer and taking it, I plan on applying to SCCO, Western, and SUNY in September. I'm studying with the Kaplan OAT book and Chad's videos so I hope to do well/ above a 300. However, I have a UC (University of California) gpa of 3.1 and I believe my...
  22. back2skewl

    Medical School List Help

    Hey! I'm a current Peace Corps Volunteer one year into my service looking to apply to medical school in the next application cycle. I've got a list of schools I'm interested in, but I would really appreciate feedback on any you think I should definitely add or take off. I'm interested in doing...
  23. S

    MD Confused junior with a 3.2 GPA

    Hi! I am a current junior and I realize that my grades during the first 2 years of college (especially sophomore year due to mental health problems) are so bad that I'm not sure what to do/whether they can be made up with mostly As/B+s, etc... so I'm seeking out suggestions/help/advice! I have...
  24. M

    Nontraditional applicant, what are my chances for Texas MD/DO schools

    Would really appreciate the advice. I'm currently 31, wanting to apply to medical school in 2 to 3 years. I'll be 34 or 35 by then. From age 22 to 27 I worked as a pharmacy tech and from 27 up until now I am working as a Medical Technologist also known as a Medical Lab Scientist. Major...
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    PLEASE HELP. Advice on my chances of getting into dental school? (Low sGPA)

    Hi, to whoever ends up reading this thank you so much in advance! I am currently a senior public health major in college. I am really stressed right now because I was planning on applying to dental school in the summer of 2020, so I already knew I'd be taking a gap year. However, after...
  26. Meera9

    Applying to medical school with my twin

    I have a question for all of you! I am applying to medical school currently, and my twin is also applying right now. I have a slightly higher GPA (.1 difference) and she has a higher MCAT score (by one point). We both are very involved with very different organizations and both have numerous...
  27. hermionegranger9

    Florida School

    Florida schools -uf -um -fsu
  28. FrightyDog

    WAMC -which schools with my grades

    23yr old Male California 1st time applicant interested in Exotic primarily then Wildlife/Zoo Interested in Western Health University Primarily, applying to Ross and St.George for sure Cumulative GPA: 2.76 science GPA: 2.65 last 45: 2.44 Any degrees achieved Will have a bachelors in Animal...
  29. R

    Can I get into medical school with an unfinished MPH by one class?

    So, I’m completing an mph during my 2 gap years, but my mph advisor is telling me that there is one final class (capstone) I need to take that I cannot fit in those two years. Is it possible I can finish that degree after med school and residency or even not finish it at all? Or will I need to...
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    Realistically, What Are the Chances?

    Asking for a friend, heres the application very briefly uGPA: 3.5 sGPA: 3.58 MCAT: 526 Graduated in 4.5 years instead of 4 - 250 shadowing hours - 400+ clinical volunteering - 100 non-clinical volunteering - scribe for almost 1 year - 1 semester of research (no publications or poster) He is...
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    URM (African), 3.5 non-sciences, 3.6 science, a high trend for both, 3 shadowing experiences, started an organization, held two positions in Student Government at my college, lots of volunteer hours, MCAT is 498, applied to some schools; both MD and DO. Any advice on which schools I should...
  32. J

    Nontrad applying to DO, MD, or SMP. In need of advice.

    Hi everyone! I am a 28 year old female interested in becoming a physician. I would greatly appreciate any feedback or advice on my strength as a candidate, if I need to do an SMP or post-bacc, etc. I graduated in 2014 with a BS in Biochemistry and minor in biology. My GPA is poor: cGPA is 3.25...
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    Do I have a chance with Podiatry?

    I am currently in the beginning of undergrad for my bachelor's in University studies. I have previously taken a Mortuary Science one year fast track program that was only nationally accredited (but accredited by the ABFSE so it counted) and I graduated and am licensed as a Funeral...
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    URM, 520, downward trend, 3.6c, 3.5s

    Hi Posting for a friend applying 2020- AA male NYC 3.60 cumulative gpa 3.50 science gpa 520 MCAT STRONG research STRONG leadership GOOD letters of rec OK clinical & nonclinical experience Yearly Trend: 3.9 - 3.9 - 3.4 - 3.2 1. Would you recommend an additional semester to raise gpa to show at...
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    DAT Breakdown 17AA —> 21AA

    First off, let me say this has been a long time coming. I have wanted to be a dentist since I was 10 years old. I graduated in December of 2017. I majored in Biology had a GPA of 3.86 and a science GPA of 3.75. I have around 100 hours of volunteering and over 4000+ hours of shadowing and work...
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    Should I retake the MCAT? 512 (127,128,128,129) and 3.42 cGPA, 3.20 sGPA

    Hello all, I recently took the MCAT for the first time and I am wondering if I should retake it/what are my chances of getting in? I got a 512 (127,128,128,129). My cGPA is 3.42 with a strong upward trend (3.14 first year, 3.83 last year) My sGPA is 3.20 with a strong upward trend (2.7 first...
  37. f16falcon

    4.0 GPA, Unsure ECs: NYU chances?

    Hi guys, I want to apologize first for the long post, but I think providing the details of my situation may be helpful. First things first - I just completed my first year. I am a double major in biology and physics, and have a 4.0 GPA (with mostly 2nd and some 3rd year courses like ochem or...
  38. S

    Should I do postbac or still try this cycle?

    Hello everyone. I'm really in a bind. I want to avoid taking a gap year as much as possible, but I've had some unforseen circumstances. I came in a bioengineering major which ruined my gpa freshman year. Since then I've been on an upward trend and raised it to a 3.45. This summer I'm also...
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    What are my chances? 3.7/506

  40. Lexkills

    URM AA Chances???

    Hi I am an African American URM and wondering what my chances are at dental school this upcoming cycle I have strong EC's such as shadow and living in china as well as knowing a good amount of mandarin my LOR's are about average and I have a strong personal statement that discusses certain...