1. andyv500

    Active-Duty Military, Online Master's Degree?

    First-time poster! I'm an active-duty Coast Guard officer looking to switch into the reserves and matriculate into medical school (D.O.) in 2024. I have a 3.35 undergraduate GPA (not the best, I know, working on that solid MCAT score). I would have never considered a Master's program, but I've...
  2. M

    Would this class count as an upper-level biology lab?

    I am considering taking a class called " Laboratory Techniques in Biomedical Research" that is a 400 level class in the physiology department. However, it is an online class. Would I have to take an in-person lab next year as well, or would this satisfy my upper-level biology lab requirement...
  3. bsneuroscience

    English Prereq Requirement

    I took 2 semesters of dual enrollment English in high school and they also transferred to my university from the community college. They were both 100 level classes and are called English composition 1/ English composition 2. I was wondering if these classes would be okay to fulfill most med...
  4. J

    Griffith Medicine 2020

    Hello! Just got into the class of 2020 medicine at Griffith University, just wondering if anyone is also in the same class? I’m coming in from Canada so I won’t know anyone.
  5. Piglet2020

    Prep classes for step? Schedule?

    Hi, I go to a A/B/C graded school, about to start MS2. We take step next summer but I will start studying once the semester begins. We have a ~5 wk dedicated. Did anyone take prep classes like Kaplan to learn test taking strategies? How many hrs every day, excluding studying for class, did...
  6. I

    Hardest Pre-med courses

    Rank these courses from most to least difficult, please: Genetics OChem 1 Physics 1 Ecology Biochem Intro to Neuro Human Physiology I want to take 2 of these courses over the summer, 3 at the same time in the fall semester, and the rest I will take later. What combination would be the most...
  7. 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...
  8. DocSherman

    W's in Post-Bacc: Need Some Advice

    Hello. I’m planning on applying later this year for medicine. However, I’m in a pickle. I’ve been trying to take some courses to raise my science GPA, which is very borderline (my cGPA is higher since I wasn't a science major in college). I’ve been taking one Bio course at an institution (PM...
  9. DocSherman

    Anatomy vs Physiology vs Anatomy & Physiology class? - How does the AAMC view all these courses?

    Hello! I have a perplexing question: In looking at classes I could take, there is an Anatomy course, Physiology course and a combined Anatomy & Physiology class. These are all Bio courses, but they're all considered different courses with different classification numbers. How would the AAMC...
  10. A

    Science gpa

    So AACOMAS counts kinesiology courses as "other science" as stated on their website, which factors into science gpa. I took a kinesiology course listed as kinesiology-199 soccer, which was basically just playing soccer 3x a week. So this will probably be a dumb question, but would this count in...
  11. D

    What Classes Do I Have Left to Take?

    So these () are all the classes I have taken so far and maintained 3.8 GPA. I am majoring in chemistry and was wondering what I should take to have a good chance at most dental schools. I have 3 semesters left: Spring 19, Fall 19, and Spring 20. How should I spread the classes to make time for...
  12. N

    Shenandoah University Class of 2023

    Everyone share your application status and if called for an interview , please share us your interview experience.
  13. Punished Angeleno

    W in Non-Prerequisite Course

    So, I am enrolled in a lower division business management course at a community college and I decided I don't want to take it anymore and would rather focus on the other three classes I'm taking (histology, physiology, and physics). However, I completely forgot about the withdrawal deadline so I...
  14. A

    How to get the most out of my kaplan class/FL schedule?

    I'm taking my exam august 9th. I think I have 3 weeks after my kaplan class ends before my test. With a kaplan class, everyone does the same work, but people get very different scores. How do I maximize what I'm putting in to get more out of it? Also, with kaplan i have about 12 kaplan full...
  15. davdango

    ***The Official Midwestern-Illinois Class of 2023 Interview/Acceptance Thread***

    PREVIOUS THREADS: Class of 2022 Thread Class of 2021 Thread Hello! I'm an incoming D1 who is super excited to start school. :welcome: Please feel free to discuss and remember to be courteous. PM me if you need extra help. Best of luck! :D Link to interview prep: Midwestern University College...
  16. S

    Dealing With Bad Professors

    So unfortunately, I’m in the waitlist for one of my favorite professor’s biology class, and the last open option for this class is a professor who has terrible ratings and everyone I’ve talked to says is pretty bad. The add/drop deadline is in 2 days and it’s not looking good for me. How have...
  17. B

    Traditional Laptop vs iPad for Note-Taking?

    I will be attending SCO starting this coming fall and I had a question for those of you who are already in optometry colleges or have graduated! For in-class note taking, what would you recommend; a laptop or an iPad? I currently have a MacBook Pro but would be open to getting an iPad. Also...

    Penn State (PSU) College of Medicine Class of 2022 Thread!

    Congrats on our acceptance to Penn State College of Medicine! I could not find a facebook page for the class of 2022, probably because it is still pretty early for making decisions. But I thought it would be good to make on SDN so that once people have been accepted, they can meet up here and...
  19. O

    Is this a science class?

    Hi I recently saw on transferology that this class that is an allied health anatomy class fulfils the anatomy requirement for OSU. I was wondering if it counted towards my science GPA? ITs under the Allied Health department and its called "ANAT & PHYS FOR ALLIED HLTH I"
  20. B

    iPad vs Traditional Laptop For Note-taking?

    I will be attending SCO starting this coming fall and I had a question for those of you who are already in optometry colleges or have graduated! For in-class note taking, what would you recommend; a laptop or an iPad? I currently have a MacBook Pro but would be open to getting an iPad. Also...
  21. M

    Senior Spring Classes

    Hopefully on December 1st, we all will be receiving some good news! With that being said and the hopes of receiving good news, does anyone know if dental schools care about the strength of our schedule senior spring (assuming we get in before then). I was considering taking no science classes...
  22. Dr.Narcos

    MCAT Prep Course

    I am thinking of doing the KAPLAN MCAT Prep - Self-Paced PLUS its currently going for $2500. Do you guys think its worth it? I have seen people say its useless. Can I have some thoughts? Taking money out of the factor is it worth it?
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    Drop physics?

    So it appears that I bit off more than I could chew and decided to take 6 classes this semester. 1. French II (1-year graduation requirement) 2. Organic Chemistry I 3. College Physics I 4. Cell Biology 5. Honors Seminar (Required Honors Program intro course) 6. Biology elective Being a...
  24. D

    University of Louisville pre-dental help

    I am new to U of L. I graduated but still have a couple of classes to take. I need Biochem for sure and the dental school suggested that I take histology. I don't know that I am staying in Louisville long enough for dental school but I want to try to get in. Does anyone have any advice about...
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    **Official Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Class of 2022 Interview/Acceptance Thread**

    Greetings and Salutations all! The new application cycle has started, so I have started this thread for those who will be applying to VCU. I applied last year, so if you are new to the whole application process and have any questions, feel free to ask. Best of luck, everyone!
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    ***Official Marquette University School of Dentistry Class of 2022 Interview/Acceptance Thread***

    Since the new application cycle has opened, I wanted to go ahead and start this thread for those applying to be a part of the class of 2022 at Marquette University's dental school. I applied last year, so if you have any questions about interview preparation or how Marquette goes about interview...
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    Good morning everyone so this is my situation. I want to apply for the fee waiver for this coming cycle as soon as the applications open next week. If approved you have basically two weeks to e-submit. The thing is I'm also taking physics 2 which ends on Aug 3rd. I don't want to e-submit without...
  28. B

    MD & DO Are my classmates/friends acting mean or am I offended for no reason?

    Hey guys! I'm a first year medical student and school is overall fine but as the year is progressing, the horrible personalities of people are coming out in my class and I am having a very hard time believing that such a smart group of people can be so outright dumb or malicious. Please hear my...
  29. Melbel505

    Am I doing too many things this summer?

    So I am kind of a non-traditional student. I was a Nursing major, and switched my major junior year. Am I doing too much this summer? I am starting research, taking a biology class, and doing a volunteering program (that requires 125 hours this summer). I feel like I can handle it but I am just...
  30. predental808

    Taking pre-requisite AFTER applying to dental school

    Hi everyone, I am applying to dental school this cycle and I was wondering if taking English 200 after I apply (but before I graduate in May 2018) will affect my acceptance into dental school. I know schools will often give a tentative acceptance upon completion of the course, however does...
  31. M

    Should I drop Anatomy?

    I'm currently pregnant and took anatomy at the wrong time. I diagnosis with gestational diabetes and anemic which really affected my ability to focus. I feel depress because I usually do well in all my biology class. This pregnancy is making my brain feel brain dead in my second pregnancy...
  32. npag456

    Is Organic Ruining My Chances for Vet School? Do I Take The Fail or a W?

    I went to SUNY Oswego for 2 years as a Zoology major, and I have transferred to SUNY Stony Brook in Fall 2016. Since Stony Brook only accepts C and higher, my organic chemistry 2 grade did not get transferred over. So, as a result, I am retaking it and struggling very badly. Here are my chem...
  33. S

    Classes to take in high school

    I'm currently a freshman and I need help deciding which math and science courses to take. I don't have too many spots for classes since I'll be taking dental academic courses in junior and senior year which takes up two class periods. This is what I have currently: 9th grade - Algebra 2 and...
  34. M

    Currently a sophomore, trying to see if class counts

    At my undergraduate college, I've registered to take BMD 310, or Clinical Anatomy and Histology. I am a Biomedical Sciences major, and this is part of the classes that we are required to take. Would this be more impactful than a regular Anatomy and Physiology class, or would you recommend that I...
  35. O

    Should I be taking the DAT this summer?

    Hi guys I just had a question whether or not i should be taking the DAT this summer or wait? I am a sophomore at the moment and by the end of this year I will have taken (important classes for Dat ignoring electives and other classes): Physics 1(this year so fresh) Stats 1 and 2 (this year so...
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    classes matter

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    What was the hardest prerequisite?

    Which science class did you get the worst grade in? Please vote using the poll.
  38. Csadler

    VCU School Of Pharmacy Class of 2021

    Has anyone that applied ED heard from VCU yet? Also, what are everyone's stats?
  39. Tea Leaf

    Talking about bad grades

    Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a good start to the semester! I was wondering if I could get some advice on how to talk about bad grades to a professor. For a certain class, I don't meet the prerequisite grade of the required class, however, I signed up for this class regardless. I now...
  40. A

    Ask M1 Class Your Admissions Questions

    Hi, I just finished my first couple weeks of M1 here at an allopath. in Chicago. I can't really help you all with admissions questions (I still don't totally understand how it works and I empathize with you all), but I do have a great opportunity to ask my classmates your most pressing...