college

  1. V

    Help a confused student

    Hello all! I just got my college acceptances back for my undergraduate schools! Right now, I'm stuck between two different universities and was wondering if any of you guys could help me with that. I know that the UCs aren't typically good pre-med programs, but I was wondering which of these...
  2. mudcutie

    Will a hardship withdrawal and a failed quarter ruin my prospects at med school?

    I'm a college junior who is planning on doing premed + a behavioral neuroscience major / linguistics minor. Freshman year I made mostly A's, a couple B's, all mostly from covering GURs. Come first quarter of sophomore year, I faced some serious mental health struggles and made mediocre grades...
  3. S

    Questions About Reserve/ROTC Service During College/Med School

    Hello, I have been scouring the threads for a couple of days now, and finally decided the best approach was to lay out my situation and see what you guys think/have to say. I am 18 and in my senior year of high school, applying to colleges. I am sure that I want to be a doctor and go to med...
  4. 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...
  5. C

    MD vs Comp Sci HELP!

    Hey guys, so I am debating between a CS or a MD (and slightly considering dental, but first I want to eliminate or not eliminate CS). I am going to college (a T10) this fall. I am taking an intro CS class as well as pre med requirement classes such as phys and chem, skipping out of intro bio and...
  6. M

    Help with studying habits? Chances for optometry school?

    My GPA keeps dropping! I’m scared to death. My GPA before I took Physics 2 & Organic Chemistry 2 was 3.34. I got C’s in both of those, then it dropped to a 3.31. Once I took Biochemistry, for a C in that, and got more B’s than C’s in my other classes that semester it dropped to a 3.28. I just...
  7. C

    Bit of a sticky situation... Should I switch colleges or stay where I am and adjust?

    Hello, all. I'm in a bit of a weird situation and seeking some advice. I was attending a very small state college while attending a technical college. One was for my undergraduate degree and one was to become a licensed EMT for clinical experience. The state college (3 weeks into classes) denied...
  8. B

    UF college of dentistry

    Like an international trained dentist what I need to apply for the international program there and what time does it take to finish it ?
  9. O

    I need HELP!... Advice for senior in high school

    Hi i posted this before but no one replied. But im in dual enrollment and i currently have 44 hrs almost there for my asssoicates, which is (5 classes left) the most i will ever take. Im too sure what to do or how to handle everything while trying to enjoy and do things in ny last year. I also...
  10. O

    URGENT ADVICE!! Discouraged high school senior...help me please

    hi, i made a thread earlier i dont know what the heck happened to it lol. But im in dual enrollment and im trying to get my masticates and i have 5 classes left, which is alot. i have never taken that many before and i need advice on how to handle it being still a senior and balancing school and...
  11. SterlingMaloryArcher

    In an undergrad transfer application personal statement would you talk about med school aspirations?

    So I've seen a lot about personal statements for AMCAS, but that's slightly ahead of where I am now. Applying to universities from community college. I guess I don't want my personal statement to look/sound too much like it was written for med school.
  12. T

    Rate my extracurriculars?

    Hi, everyone. I'm currently a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. So far, my classes are going well, and I think I have a solid plan for extracurricular activities, but I would like an outsider's opinion. Here are the 15 activities I have, or plan to have, by the end of my college...
  13. B

    Pre Med Major

    I am deciding between psychology and political science as my major in college. Which one makes me look like a more well rounded student to med schools? Also which one looks better for medical schools? I have an interest in both so I am not worried about being bored in either.
  14. GlassOnion

    Can I be nutritionist while in med school?

    So my ultimate goal is to be a surgeon, however, I want to double major in nutrition while doing my undergrad so that by the time I start med school I will already have a stable job that can pull me through financially. Is it possible to have a job like that and go to med school? How...
  15. K

    Switching Majors?

    Hi, I am currently going into my second year of university (undergrad). I am thinking about switching majors from music to bio for med school. I know med schools don't really care what your major is but my science background isn't too strong so I think it may help me prep for the MCAT. Is...
  16. forthegloryofGodmd

    Taking classes outside of your curriculum

    I'm a second year neuroscience major and I have most of the mcat/med school pre-requisites in my curriculum except for biochemistry (which I intend to take). However, I have quite a few classes (outside my curriculum) that I want to take to be more prepared for the mcat and med school classes...
  17. forthegloryofGodmd

    Getting better at Math

    Hi! Math has always been a bit challenging for me and I've been doing well until recently. I dropped my Pre-Calculus 2 class because I could tell I was failing and I had no chance to raise my grade since the class is only 3 months long. As a consequence of that I need to drop the Calculus I had...
  18. G

    question about psychiatry

    Hi everyone, I am still an undergrad (starting my junior year in August). I am interested in a few different fields of medicine ( I know this can very well change in med school, but for now I am simply curious and want more info). With psychiatry, is it common for psychiatrists to practice and...
  19. Smalltowngorl

    Starting Highschool, graduating early?

    Hey so I’m a freshman. Yes I know very early to be thinking about this kinda stuff. I want to graduate early so I can take premed and college at the same time and then go to medical school right after. The problem is, if I don’t keep my GPA up all the way until to the end of junior year (which...
  20. F

    Will these grades matter???

    In 2012 (way before I was even considering med school), I attended a technical college for a marketing diploma. I ended up getting a great job opportunity and left, but didn’t drop my classes correctly, so I made 4 F’s. I’m back in college now, 5+ years later, and have a 3.85 (looking to improve...
  21. O

    OMG! ANY ADVICE?? I NEED HELP( IN A LOST SITUATION!!)

    Hi i am in highschool abouta be a senior and i am currently taking college classes and i am signed up for intro to bio. Should i take it? I really want to get alot if courses of the way for med school and for my basics done in a quicker cheaper way. I have 25 hours right now. In the summer i...
  22. M

    I Don't Know if I Have What it Takes

    I'm a high school student and I start applying for colleges this summer. I'm so scared because I've been reading about GPA deflations at my dream school, Johns Hopkins. Granted, statistically, I most likely won't get in, but it's got me thinking about whether I should really go through with...
  23. O

    Dual credit pre med classes

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  24. G

    Advice or thoughts

    hi, I am hoping to get some feedback about how good or bad of shape I’m in in terms of setting myself up to get into med school. I have just finished my sophomore year of undergrad. I have attended a community college for my first two years. Now that that is done, I will be going to a local...
  25. D

    Psychology or Biology?

    Hi, all. I’m in a predicament. I’ll be a non-traditional student. Have just gone back to college and trying to decide on a major. I’m attending Arizona State ONLINE. Options: A) Major in Psychology. Better chance at a higher GPA. Very interesting to me anyways - and most people say to undergrad...
  26. vitamorior

    Paramedic college credits

    So I'm an active duty soldier who's currently taking college classes, and will soon be pursuing my paramedic license through the army. However after that licensing I'm going to strive towards a BSN. Does anyone know the "transferology" of an EMT-P into college credits so I can calculate what...
  27. E

    SDSU vs PUC vs UCSC

    My options aren't that great. I am going either for chemistry or biochemistry major. What do you think? I am praying to get off UOP program waitlist and UCDavis.
  28. M

    Advice for Pre-vet

    Hi, I am starting college in the summer on a pre-vet track with a Bio major. I just recently decided to go to vet school after my undergrad and i am very nervous about it. I have researched all pre reqs and requirements for vet but I feel like I am not completely aware of what i have to do. I...
  29. A

    Suggestions

    Hi guys, I'm Ale. I'm an italian student who would like to be a doctor in the future. So I will tell you what is going on. Today I was talking to a friend of my parents, who is a doctor too, and he told me that if I really want to become a doctor, it's better for me to go study abroad. Now, i...
  30. B

    Advice for New Graduates: A Recap

    Here's a recap of our "Advice for New Graduates" series. Tag your favorite soon-to-be graduate! Advice for New Graduates: A Recap
  31. Studying_Wumbology

    Boston University or Clemson University

    Looking to study on a pre-med track and I am torn... anyone know of any other good premed schools I might like?
  32. darkpauladin

    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) VS Rush Medical College (RMC)

    I am currently trying to decide between VCU and Rush and find myself flip-flopping every couple of days. What do you guys think? Long-term Career Goals: Competitive Specialty (preferably Ophtho/Otolyn/Rads/EM) West Coast Residency (prefer CA) Leave the door open for academic medicine/research...
  33. G

    what shape am I in?

    Hi, I am currently finishing up my last semester of my sophomore year of undergrad. I attend a community college in Alabama, and I am going to transfer to the University of South Alabama this fall to start my junior year. It looks like my gpa is going to end up being 3.93(best case scenario) or...
  34. B

    Take a W or a B in Genetics?

    So, I have a couple personal reasons for why I'm not doing great in genetics, however I don't really want to bring them up as excuses or anything. My main question is if you guys think I should withdraw from my genetics class, or settle with (at best) a B or a B+. I've had to settle with Bs and...
  35. G

    Could I get into medical school as an Information Technology major?

    I'm currently a second semester Freshman majoring in IT at a highly state-ranked university. I have always loved helping others which is the main reason why I want to become a physician. I decided to major in IT instead of Pre-Med track because my advisor told me that medical schools like to see...
  36. B

    Should I take cc general science classes before transferring to 4 yr?

    I'm switching my major from nursing to biology AS, I go to a community college and hope to transfer to IUPUI for pre-med. Most of the general science classes will transfer. However, I'm not sure if i should take the general science classes at a community college; some medical schools frown upon...
  37. sasukeuchiha33

    Recommendation Letter Confusion... Help please!

    Hello, everyone! So, everywhere I read everyone seems to have the same general advice regarding recommendation letters, namely, the "basis" being 2 recommendation letters from a science professor who gave you a grade, and 1 from a non-science professor who gave you a grade. I know people...
  38. E

    OOS/International Friendly Colleges + How Many to Apply To?

    Hello all! I am considered an international student even though I have spent most of my life in the states (since 3rd grade), and finished my undergrad here. So when I apply, I have to look at OOS/international student friendly schools. Here's my working list, and I don't know how many (or...
  39. M

    High school pre vet help

    I'm pretty new to this website but I was hoping maybe some of you guys could give me some advice! I am a high school sophomore and I am very interested in going to vet school. I am lucky enough to have a program at my school that allows me to start college classes in the fall so that I can...
  40. TaintedCactus

    My University isn't letting me advance in math or science

    My college, University of California, Riverside, won't let me advance in math courses because I'm an Anthropology Major and it's not required. I can't because of this even advance into science courses (bio, chem, ochem, physics, etc.) and this really messes up my dreams of attending medical...