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  1. C

    Should I stick with medicine? PLS HELP

    Hello! I just finished my first year as an undergrad pre-med student and for some reason am suddenly starting to have doubts about doing medicine. I figured I would post this on here rather than the pre-med forum in order to get advice from those who have actually experienced medicine. Let me...
  2. S

    Advice: Should I Apply?

    I am a pre-medical student in Florida. I have received acceptance into the MedStart program at the University of Toledo which ensures acceptance into the medical school in Fall 2020 as long as I don't apply to any other schools. HOWEVER, Toledo, Ohio is very far from where I have lived all of...
  3. GodIsBeautiful

    People Not Believing You're Majoring in [Insert Blank Here.]

    This semester, I was excited to be accepted into pharmacy school and my older sister, medical school. However, as she and I spoke over this break, we realized that many people who we have confided about our future professions to had surprised, confused, or condescending reactions, saying...
  4. Y

    Too old to become a doctor ?

    Hello SDN, I am 24 years old and I'm a junior in college I know what you are probably thinking why are you still in college? I actually graduated early from high school but made a few bad decisions and didn't go to college. I ended up becoming a medical assistant and got in debt for that. After...
  5. T

    Totally lost in med school

    I am a year 5 medical student studying in a 6 year program of medical school in Asia and I am totally confused right now. I did quite well in my preclinical years, especially the written part, but my OSCE performance was subpar as I felt extremely agitated and nervous when performing...
  6. C

    MD What are my chances/options?

    Hello this is my first time posting on SDN. I'm a sophomore Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major (current GPA: 4.0) at a small liberal arts college, what I do: this is my second semester researching in a computational chemistry lab I am a volunteer ESL (English as a 2nd language) teacher...
  7. D

    Non-clinical dentist jobs?

    I’ve seen a few postings that mention non-clinical dentist jobs but nothing specific. Can anyone share some light on the topic?
  8. N

    submit now with old score, or in September with new DAT?

    Hi, im torn between subitmitting now with my 18AA, and 3.3GPA, and mentioning a retake/emailing each school letting them know im retaking; orrrrrrr submitting in September once i retake? Thanks!
  9. S

    Urgent Advice/ Help Needed for Undergrad

    Hello, while I would love to get into detail about my life, I feel that it is better to make my situation and question/concern short and sweet. I am a rising sophomore student currently majoring in Biology. I am highly interested in Osteopathic medicine and Allopathic medicine, I lean more...
  10. N

    Academic update.. does it make a difference?

    Hi I was wondering if the academic update made a difference whether you submitted after summer classes or after fall semester? I think the only downside of my application is my GPA so should i take a lot of summer courses and get those in or wait for after fall and submit those grades with my...
  11. L

    Starting to feel terrible...I am afraid to make that jump

    Hello all, I am currently a senior with one semester left and in a tough spot. I had originally wanted to go to med school and had a decent cum gpa and science gpa (3.6/3.5). I also had over 2000 hours of shadowing and amazing extracurricular activities but I bombed the MCAT with a 494. I still...
  12. R

    Confused about post bacc programs/masters program

    I am trying to figure out a route for me to get to medical school. It seems every option I have researched has been shut down. I really hope I am not the only student in the world with this predicament. Hence, why I am here. A little background on myself and school. I graduated from the...
  13. S

    Scribe interview

    Hey you guys I have a questión, I was recently asked to be interviewed by ScribeAmerica, and they gave me a check in date on the email, which I was supposed to click as a RSVP, along with other information, but I never got told the time of the interview, is that normal. Will they call me the day...
  14. F

    A call for help

    As of right now, I have completed my first semester of junior year, and have approximately a 2.35 uGPA. I have done the research and I know it's less than desirable. Undesirable. I have 1.5 years left of my "4 year", and realistically I have my work cut out for me if I want to bring up my GPA...
  15. S

    3rd year medical student: love surgery but scared

    Hi guys! I'm a third year osteopathic medical student. I'm currently on my surgery rotation and I do really like it. Only problem is I get really nervous and freeze when my preceptor asks me to suture or do anything. I think I want to go into surgery, but if I can't even suture when the...
  16. akb1011

    No idea what I'm doing... in desperate need of advice. Please.

    Hi everyone. I am currently a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in biopsychology. I have an intense interest and passion for brain science, neuroscience, neurobiology, neuropsychology, etc. However, I am very confused on what grad program and career I should choose. I am a...
  17. HealthNombreUno

    Having Doubts...

    New here so please excuse any stupid questions. I've been wanting to go to medical school for almost my entire life. I just love healthcare in general. Recently I've been having doubts about medical school because I can't handle stress that well and I'm afraid I won't be happy working so much. I...
  18. L

    Med school VS Dental school

    Hey! I have applied to both dental school and med school. I got in to both! The problem: I thought that my gut feeling would help me out on this one but it didn't do its part, me very disappointing :P. My question to you guys is what is the pros and cons for both fields? and could you guys pls...
  19. E

    What should I do?

    Hello all, I'm new to these forums and looking for a little guidance, maybe from another who has been in these circumstances. I really appreciate being heard out. I come from a very financially unstable background and spent the latter half of my childhood caring for my littler siblings at...
  20. bellowbruins

    AAMC Chem/Phy Section Bank 12

    Hi all, I am confused with the question when the question said "NOT" and they minus -3.4 eV from total Energy. Can someone help me with this question as to why they minus -3.4 eV ? I got 20.5 eV and go with B. AND what does that NOT in the question even mean lol. I am confused with the wording also.
  21. bellowbruins

    AAMC Bio Question Pack Volume 1 #6

    Hello all, In Q Pack, Biology number 6. I understand that C and D is clearly out. But among A and B, both is possible. I went with B and the answer is A. In such kind of similar cases, how would you know which one is more likely to be correct. For me, I choose B because the passage said that...
  22. D

    Starting Residency on Employment Authorization Document

    Hi, I am an non-US IMG married to a US citizen who will be applying to this year's match. My circumstances dont allow me to apply for GC before start of Nov 2017. And by the time my residency starts in June/ July 2018, I might not have the GC but I'll have an Employment Authorization Document...
  23. G

    PA School Help

    Hi guys. So currently, I have just finished my junior year of undergrad. My current but yet horrendous stats are cGPA: 2.75 & sGPA: 2.40 Unfortunately, all the pre-req's I have take that are required for PA school, I have received Cs in. I really want to become a PA, but I know how hard and...
  24. CommyO

    For those not taking Gap years..

    How do you guys do it? I mean how to do maintain a decent gpa and do research? What are the time demands for the research? Also, would research be good to have for applying MD non PhD? Honestly, I know people say don't check boxes but I'm not lab savvy at all and I honestly dislike labs...
  25. S

    Confused About Specialty: ENT vs Ophtho

    I could really use some help from residents or other medical students who have faced this problem. I started med school in 2013 and overall did very well - Junior AOA, honors in most clerkships, high Step 1 and Step 2 scores. Throughout my 3rd year I flip-flopped between almost every specialty...
  26. S

    It's just not clicking

    Hey everyone, I am a first year family medicine resident and I am currently in my third block of the wards. I just feel like nothing is clicking. Like I don't see the big picture. I see my coworkers and they all seem to be getting everything and it seems to be coming so easy to them. All I...
  27. T

    Confused about what career I want

    For the past few months I've been panicking and stressing out over career choices. I'm 27 years old and hold a BA in psychology and art. I went to college completely uninformed about a lot of things. I wanted to do animation at first, but that quickly went away. At some point during college I...
  28. aspiringMD585

    How come OBGYN isn't receiving any love?

    Hello, I don't understand why everyone looks down on being and OBGYN, where is all of this animosity coming from? For example, I've been interested in becoming an OBGYN ever since I was a child and throughout the years whenever I would tell people that I want to be an OB, the remarks are just...
  29. R

    What should I be doing the summer after freshman year?

    Hi everyone, I am currently a freshman in undergrad and I am about to enter into my second semester. I was recently thinking about summer plans and was wondering what I should be doing during this time. I have a volunteer program set up at a nearby hospital for the next two semesters and I am...
  30. P

    Pharmacy school Students Help me :(

    Hey everyone, I thought I'd reach out to people who actually are in my shoes. Kinda personal but im desperate. I'm starting pharmacy school and I'm so confused. It's been my dream since I was a child and when I finally got there I'm having doubts. I don't know if it's fear or if it's what I...
  31. B

    Is dentistry for me and is it worth it?

    Hey, I am thinking of going into dentistry or business. I am not sure which one i will be more happy in. Many people say to 'do what you like best' but the thing with me is that there aren't many job out there that interests me. After much research, dentistry, entrepreneurship, and business are...
  32. S

    Stay or Leave?

    Hey everyone, So usually I don’t do this but I’m in dire need of help and thought I would turn to you all for advice. This is a little long so bear with me. I’m currently in my first year of family medicine residency (about 5 months in) and I don’t like it. It’s not even my program or the...
  33. 8

    HELP, want to change residency

    Hey everyone, So I'm in quite a predicament. Long story short, I'm an IMG (US citizen, went to Caribbean med school). Currently PGY-2 in a (not so great) radiology program. But I really feel like Preventive Medicine is the specialty for me. I'm all about nutrition and exercise to prevent disease...
  34. akuko2

    I feel like I'm missing something...

    I emailed a few AF specialty advisers about average STEP 1 scores, number of publications, etc of their matched residency applicants and got a surprising reply from the liaison for orthopedic surgery. I was told that the program director at SAMMC said their avg STEP 1 score was 235, and that...
  35. A

    Completely confused and feeling like I've messed up everything

    So, I'm currently about to go into my senior year of undergraduate and I've been incredibly confused the last year about how my timeline for applying to DPT programs has been supposed to go. Being constantly having my attention split between that and multiple things coming up outside of my...
  36. F

    USMLE Failed STEP 2 CS... Doesn't seem possible.

    Hi everyone, I got my score report back and it says I failed the ICE portion of the exam. From my understanding ICE (Integrated Clinical Encounter) scores the examinee on their physical exam and their patient notes. I don't believe that it's possible that I made enough mistakes to fail this...
  37. N

    Medical sales instead of PT?

    Ok so I'm a student currently at FAU in my junior year, and we have a class called intro to excercise health promotion. The teacher often brings in guest speakers to discuss different career paths one can take the the excercise science and health promotion degree (which I am going for). We...
  38. W

    Unsure about medical school, should I still apply?

    I'm came into college as a pre-med. I've never been 100% sure that it's what I want, it was just always what interested me most. Now I'm a junior in undergrad set to take the MCAT in April and apply this cycle, and I'm still unsure. All of the information/letters of reccommendation have been...
  39. wanted waste

    The barbaric confusion..help

    Hello, well im in the prepharmacy program and my dad chose it for me, saying it suited me... the thing is ive been slacking off with all the classes and i just personally hate college and find it really boring... im failing chemistry 3 (general chem i think) and im just depressed, i want to cry...
  40. itsbnotr

    Time is precious, and I don't want to waste mine...

    First of all, this is NOT one of those threads where the poster begs the SDN community to help her make a life decision, even though it's impossible for complete strangers to know what's best for her. :shifty: I'm just a little lost, and if I could learn from your experiences, it would be...