1. BigSuu

    Should I Consider an SMP/Post-Bacc? cGPA: 3.400, sGPA: 3.058

    School: UC Davis (Quarter System) Major: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior UC Davis Cumulative GPA: 3.409 (Upwards Trend) AMCAS Cumulative GPA: 3.178 (Upwards Trend) AMCAS sGPA: 3.058 AACOMAS sGPA: 3.068 MCAT: 512 (The difference in the two cumulative GPAs is because UC Davis does not...
  2. S

    Is it Realistically Over for me

    I landed a whopping 78.2% sessional average my first year. That would translate to a high 3.3x OMSAS-wise. I got a D in Calc II (final didn't go well and a I got the highest grade for my benchmark bracket). For the rest I landed a lot of A-'s and B+'s. Couple of A's. Without the D, my GPA...
  3. T

    What would improve a low stat application?

    I have a 510 MCAT, 3.42 cGPA, and 3.47 sGPA. Should I retake the mcat or retake some science courses that I received B/C's in? Any advice would be great thank you
  4. J

    3.381 GPA with Incredibly Strong Upward Trend

    Life was complex right out of high school. I joined the Marine Corps, enrolled in college, and also applied for and was accepted to Marine Officer Candidate School and contracted as a pilot for the Marine Corps. This was January of 2018 when I started college. My obligations to the Marines were...
  5. N

    3.8/524 | ORM | T5 | Strong EC, Upward Trend - SCHOOL LIST NEEDED

    Hello, I was wondering whether I could get some advice about what school list I should have going into the upcoming cycle GPA: 3.8 C, 3.73 BCPM (Strong Upward Trend, 4.0 J/S years) Major: Biology, Biochemistry Minor: Chemistry, Philosophy MCAT: 524 School: T5 Clinical Experience: - 800 hours...
  6. himikie

    Help me decide between SMPs: NYMC AMP and Georgetown SMP

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone can help me decide between SMPs. I recently got accepted to both Georgetown 1-year SMP and NYMC 1-year accelerated SMP, and was wondering if anyone has any insights to these programs. I will be applying to medical schools this upcoming cycle, and just...
  7. M

    MD 3.5cum, 3.3science.. MD schools?

    I got 2 D's in my entire college career, I was young and didn't know what I was doing. I got ONE C which I retook at another university for an A. Everything else is A's and B's, majority A's. Most of the science courses are A's (and I replaced the 2 D's with A's). Needless to say, the math of it...
  8. D

    High pass medicine effect on competitive IM programs?

    Currently attend T20. H in all rotations, but HP in medicine. Step1 250-255. Research with 3-4 first author publications, 3-4 later authors, 5-6 abstracts. Assuming I can H sub-I/electives, how much of an issue will the HP in medicine be to match at competitive programs (Top 15 or so not just...
  9. H

    WAMC Looking for help making a school list. URM cGPA 3.89/3.81sGPA 521 MCAT Great ECs/Research

  10. B

    MD places to improve

    Hello! My family is not supportive of medical school and is pushing hard for me to stay home and help take care of the family business. They aren't supporting me financially in applying to medical school, so I've been saving up and I am deciding to apply this upcoming cycle. Ideally, I would...
  11. F

    Help with school list? Apply?

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  12. E

    Chances of getting in with a low gpa?

    Hi everyone! I'm looking to apply to the upcoming cycle and was wondering of my chances of applying to the following schools given I have a cGPA of 3.15? I think my science gpa will be the same because I study in a full science program with only 1-2 electives. The schools I'm interested in...
  13. P

    WAMC 507, 3.8 cGPA. Lots of clinical hours. School list help please!!!

    I only applied to two MD schools last year, so not too much of a re-applicant. I know my MCAT is low, but what other MDs should I apply to? 3.8 cGPA, 3.55 sGPA - management major 507 (126, 125, 124, 132) CO resident white CO state university 3000+ hours hospital CNA, 100+ hours volunteer ER...
  14. M

    School list/MD chances - non trad with SMP

  15. N

    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...
  16. D

    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...
  17. 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...
  18. A

    How to increase chances for landing a competitive GI fellowship?

    How much will not going to a top residency hurt me for fellowship applications?
  19. 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"...
  20. 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...
  21. A

    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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. himikie


  25. 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...
  26. thelazyvaca

    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...
  27. 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
  28. 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...
  29. T

    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...
  30. 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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  34. C

    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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. D

    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...
  40. 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...