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  1. 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...
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    Help me to choose schools [MD]

    Hello SDN, I am a 25 years old, ORM, Texas resident, and I wanted to get some feedback from you guys whether if I am applying strategically. Let me know if there are any red flags or recommendations. Here are my stats- MCATs: I have taken 3 MCATs so far one being 497 (2015), 497 (2016), 507...
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    Application process for AACOM

    I'm a first time applicant and have some questions about the AACOM application timeline. I was just wondering what are the steps to being verified? And what are the deadlines I am suppose to look out for? Because it seems a bit confusing to me. Another question is that I want to include my...
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    WAMC at State Schools and other schools

    Hello everyone, I'm new to SDN and was wondering if I could get some feedback. So I am in my fourth year of college, and am staying an extra year to raise my GPA and take some more upper level science courses. Here are my stats/ECs/etc. Major: B.A. Biological Sciences Certificate Program...
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    Got accepted to DO med school but waiting on MD school?

    So I got an acceptance to a DO school and put a deposit down, however, an MD school emailed me stating that while not considered for admission this year, I could apply for their masters program which would give me guaranteed admission to their MD school. I was just wondering with all the AAMC...
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    Got accepted to DO med school but waiting on MD school?

    So I got an acceptance to a DO school, however, an MD school emailed me stating that while not considered for admission this year, I could apply for their masters program which would give me guaranteed admission to their MD school. I was just wondering with all the AAMC traffic regulations and...
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    ACOM vs Cusom vs pcom-ga

    Hi guys I need help deciding between Pcom-ga, ACOM and CUSOM. I feel so grateful to have been accepted into these schools but I am having such a difficult time deciding since I liked different things from each school. A small summary of my impression of these schools: ACOM: I like how the...
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    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in Puerto Rico

    Hello! I'm curious to know if someone who has a DO can practice Medicine in Puerto Rico. I know it's a US territory and all that, but I haven't heard of anyone with a DO practicing in the island. Is it possible for a DO to practice Medicine with full rights in PR? Thanks in advance!
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    Retaking a prerequisite! Applying for DO school

    So I'm in a bit of a predicament. I originally took Organic Chemistry I at my school. At my school lecture (3) and lab (1) are combined to be one grade and I received a C- and most DO schools need a "C" or higher for the prereqs. I'm retaking the class this summer and avoiding taking it in Fall...
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    WHAT ARE MY CHANCES? Apply for Fall of 2019

    Applying for the Fall of 2019. What are my chances? FOR MD OR DO Live in NY and graduated with a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. *cGPA- 3.67 ( out of a 4.0 scale) *sGPA (major)- 3.71 *sGPA (minor)- 3.33 *MCAT- 494 (as of right now but still havent taken it yet so could...
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    School list help?

    -Cumulative GPA: 3.81 -Science GPA: 3.78 -Graduated Summa Cum Laude; Class of 2016 Arizona State University -1,300+ hours of community service in underserved communities (various services) -1 year of neuro-oncology research at Mayo -Tutored at Arizona State for two years -Served as freshman...
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    Please help, what am I doing wrong?

    Hi everyone, I really, really need some advice. OMS-I in the second semester here. Our test next week on Monday is covering Immunology and Physiology. The problem is, it's going to be on 20+ Immunology lectures and about 15 Physiology lectures. Physiology I don't have a problem with. Immunology...
  13. Mr. 94 feet.

    DO DO SCHOOL FOR ME?

    Hello, I am looking for honest advice on my possibilities on getting an acceptance into a DO school. I have been accepted into a DPT program in my state as a back up plan(PT was my first love). Although, after working in an acute care/trauma hospital for the past year and half I have decided to...
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    How to study Anki cards in order?

    OMS-I here. I've made some Anki cards, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to review the cards in order by which they were created. Can someone help? Thanks!
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    What are my chances?

    -Cumulative GPA: 3.81 -Science GPA: 3.78 -Graduated Summa Cum Laude; Class of 2016 Arizona State University -1,300+ hours of community service in underserved communities (various services) -1 year of neuro-oncology research at Mayo -Tutored at Arizona State for two years -Served as freshman...
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    How to adjust going to a rural school?

    Hey guys, I just wanted some advice. I will be starting my medical school orientation next week. I am looking forward to it and I am excited about it. The school is wonderful. However, it's quite rural. I grew up in the suburbs. I've never moved away from home before. I know this is going to...
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    How to withdraw from a school?

    Hey guys, I was accepted to one school a while ago, and was also officially accepted off the waitlist for another school today. Unfortunately the second school wants me to put down a deposit within 24 hours, otherwise I will lose my seat :( Does anyone know the process for this? Do I put down...
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    KYCOM vs LMU DCOM

    Hey everyone, I was accepted to KYCOM a few months ago. I also interviewed at LMU-DCOM and VCOM, and I was waitlisted at both. I was told by VCOM I'm in a good position on the waitlist. This morning I received a phone call telling me that I was accepted off the waitlist for LMU. I already...
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    Pre-Med, Senior Year, Low GPA, Hopeful

    Hey Everyone, Fairly new to the site, but I am in need of some guidance. I am currently an undergraduate student and I will be starting my senior year in the fall. I currently am working full-time in a Medical Records Department in a Children's Hospital. My undergrad Stats thus far: cGPA: 2.97...
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    Where to send an LOI to?

    Hi guys, I have an update letter/LOI to send to a school I was waitlisted at. I tried to get in touch with the director of admissions, who was the one that sent out the waitlist email and was in charge of the interview, but I haven't had any luck. Would it be reasonable to send it to her...
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    My chances?

    Hi guys, I am currently a senior double majoring in general science and economics. I have a 3.2 cgpa and a 2.9 sgpa. I have not taken the MCATs yet because I want to prepare myself. I have an upward trend in my gpa but I wonder if my grades are still too low? Do I have a shot at DO schools...
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    VCOM Waitlist

    Hey guys, I interviewed at VCOM this month. About 5 days later, I was waitlisted via email. They told me they were "extremely interested" in my app and that my app would be "evaluated regarding early admission for 2022." I don't know if that's the generic response they send to all of their...
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    Physician signature sufficient?

    Hi, I had a school not accept my physician LOR today because it did not have his signature. I was just wondering, do most schools require a letterhead AND signature from a physician? Or is the signature sufficient? Thanks!
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    Panicking - Physician LOR fell through

    Hi, I made a separate post on this a little while back. Basically, I was concerned that one of the schools applied to (VCOM) wouldn't accept my physician letter of recommendation (which I am almost positive is great letter) from a doctor I did research with at a hospital. She is an MBBS. The...
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    What do I do?

    Hi, I'm getting frustrated here. I sent in my last batch of secondaries a couple of weeks ago, and a lot of the schools haven't even downloaded my letters. Do I need to email each school individually and ask if they can do so? How would you go about this situation?
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    Is my secondary okay?

    Hi, On one of the secondary applications I'm filling out, it's asking how we were introduced to osteopathic medicine and why it's a good fit for us. I talked about how my pre-health advisor encouraged me to look into osteopathic medicine based on my experiences prior to college (volunteering...
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    Building school list?

    Hi, I'm trying to build a school list, but I'd like to know realistically where I would have the best chance. cGPA: 3.71 sGPA: 3.61 (no grade replacement) MCAT: 502 NY resident. 500 hours of clinical research 300 hours of non-clinical research, name on abstract. > 200 hours of scribing 100...
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    Am I ruining my chances for this cycle?

    Hi, I'm scheduled to take the MCAT August 25th. However, I do not feel I'd be ready by this time. I wanted to take the September 1st exam. The only issue is that, I work nights as an ER scribe, and I'm working the third last and second last night before the exam...I feel this would truly mess...
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    Last date acceptable MCAT date?

    Hi, I'm applying to osteopathic schools this cycle, and would like to push my exam back to September 1st. I read somewhere that the September MCAT exams are not accepted...is this true? Or is there anyway I could find this out for certain? Also, would this kill my application? I don't know if...
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    Do I need to take another year off to stand a chance?

    Hi, I'm extremely anxious about getting a good MCAT score for osteopathic schools and I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice. I have a cGPA of 3.7, a sGPA of 3.6 (no retakes). I have clinical research experience, non-clinical research experience, scribing experience, shadowing...
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    Do schools reject you before your second MCAT score comes in?

    Hi, I'll be retaking the MCAT soon. I'm just wondering - if I submit my primary and secondary with my old MCAT score, but indicate the specific date I'm retaking the exam, will they reject me automatically because of my old score? I have a 3.7 cGPA and 3.6 sGPA with no retakes, but my first...
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    August MCAT too late? Or not?

    Applying to osteopathic schools with a cGPA 3.71 and sGPA of 3.6 (no retakes). Scored AAMC exam: 126/122/128/130...so I obviously don't feel ready at all. Was going to take the 8/5/16 exam, but now I'm thinking about the 8/19/16 exam. How late would this make me in the application cycle? Would...
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    Terrible Practice Exam CARS score?

    Hi, My MCAT is scheduled for the 22nd. Last week I took the official practice exam #1 by the AAMC, and received a 126/122/128/130. I was truly disappointed and frustrated with my CARS score. I was doing SO well on the questions packs from the AAMC, but the CARS section on this exam was SO HARD...