Hi Friends, I'm applying this cycle to USA Med Schools and a little stressed about my GPA would appreciate advice on whether I a) have a chance for MD; b) if I should wait to finish my last year, do some GPA repair/get more research & clinical hours then apply c) apply to DO school instead (will...
Hey, So I'm American but studied at a Canadian college with scores of:
MCAT: 506 GPA: 3.66
1 year clinical volunteering
Also a First Responder on Campus Emergency team
Part of a cultural club for the past 3 years
Working on a research in the upcoming year
Do i have a chance of...
I hope you all are doing well.
I'm wondering about my chances of getting into any med school - Virginia Tech is my dream school, but I will literally go anywhere that'll take me.
I am a junior at a very """prestigious"""" college (in quotes because the school is basically a giant...
Hi this is the first time I'm writing a post like this. I'm wanting to know what MCAT score to absolutely shoot for to have a fighting chance. I know my GPA is on the lower end my my ECs are pretty solid.
I calculated my cGPA and sGPA w/ a AMCAs calculator excel sheet I found on here (hopefully...
what are my chances?
what to improve
(current junior) Unfortunately most of my math science courses were during my first 1.5 years of college when I had a parathyroid tumor which affected my ability to study, exhausted all the time, felt bad, etc. Once i had the tumor removed, I felt great and I'm doing better in my courses. So I...
My MCAT is 501 (first take was a 496), my overall GPA is 3.67 and science GPA is around 3.5. I have been working in clinical research for 5 years and I am a certified phlebotomist, worked inpatient for 7 months. I also have research experience at my university (2 years). I am the president...
I'm new to this site, and to be honest I had thought that my chances of getting into med school were impossible but yet here I am, trying again.
Long story short: I had to take two years off of my undergraduate studies because my little brother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and...
Recently graduated from UC with B.S.
Planning to take the MCAT for the first time in May 2017
~700 hours as activities coordinator and office assistant at board-and-care
~400 hours as front office medical assistant at DO/ MD office
~360 hours a lab assistant...
I have been a mess and I admit that, but I recently changed my ways and I have been working my butt off. Graduated HS in 2010, went to CC for financial reasons, graduated in 2014 and honestly regret it as I feel it was a waste of time, just spent 4 years trying different things, started at a...
Are there any Postbacs/SMPs (D.O. with good linkage) that would even look at a student with a 2.72cGPA/2.78sGPA with a STRONG upward trend (+3.8 GPA) in the last 70 credit hours and a solid MCAT score (plan on testing in the Fall)?
I did so poorly in my early years that even with my academic...
I was referred to this source by a friend and thus I am taking the plunge, because at this moment I am in desperate need of advice before I pull my own hair out. I am a rising senior at a small liberal arts college who will graduate in December of 2017. It is my lifelong dream to be a practicing...
GPA : 3.04 pharmcas will definetly bring it down since I repeated and dropped
PCAT : 93 taken once
no work exp.
volunteering that i did is not really anything health care related ;; about 30 hrs total
opinions/ advice ?
Hello, I am senior at a top LAC school graduating this coming summer as a non-science major.
I have completed most of my prereqs, but not all (mainly physics II, but I have also yet to take many upper level sciences courses).
I talked to my pre-med advisor, and she suggested PA school, mainly...
I have suffered from a health problem that affected my concentration and overall quality of life.
I just recently was diagnosed with a parathyroid tumor so I'm gonna have surgery soon to have it removed.
During this Christmas break, I plan on restoring my physical and mental health after the...
Hey guys! I am trying to figure everything out and would really appreciate any pointers anyone could provide! My strong upward GPA trend includes a 3.53 cGPA, and 3.5 sGPA senior year, when I was taking my most difficult courses (biochem, physics I and II, upper level immunology, advanced...
I graduated from the University of Scranton with a 3.35 GPA in Exercise Science. In my first 2 and a half years, I consistently maintained a 3.1 GPA and in my last 3 semesters I received no lower than a 3.6 GPA with a 4.0 in my final semester. I took Gen Bio, Gen Chem, and Gen Physics...
I love science and I find myself understanding the material clearly, but my science GPA in college is pretty bad.
In my 1st semester of freshmen year I took nursing courses (I've always wanted to become a physician, I went into nursing because I got accepted immediately into my...
I am currently perusing my undergraduate degree in exercise science. I have a 3.4, I hope to end this semester with a 3.7 GPA. I am debating between a D.O, PA or DPT. The issue is, the sciences like Chem and physics are my weakest subjects. I was never exposed to them in high school. But I...
I have a 3.8 GPA (3.7 sGPA), 504 MCAT, Part of my university's Honors College program, 50 hours research, 400 hours shadowing (4 different physicians including a D.O.), 80 hours clinical volunteering helping patients at a major Florida hospital, 40 hours university volunteering and tri-lingual...
I have a 3.3 cGPA and 3.4 sGPA, 504 MCAT, 1.5 yrs research experience with a publication, 50 hrs shadowing, 250 hrs clinical internship, 300 hrs volunteering experience, leadership role during undergrad (IFC-VP), good LoR. I'm only applying to DO schools, and I will be finishing my app soon...
A year or two ago I made a post and this is a follow up. I have decent EC's (clinical, research, etc.), 3.5 gpa with an upward trend, but got a 503 MCAT (127/124/127/125). I was wondering what my chances were at DO schools. I am applying to my state MD school but doubt I have a shot anywhere...
I am an undergrad with an overall gap of 2.68 and science gpa of 2.0. I have 37 credits worth of science pre req left (orgo, biochem, cell bio, micro, molecular bio, etc) to complete the bachelors in biology. In the beginning of college I struggled and did not seek help, and that is...
DO school list
Touro NY, PCOM, Rowan NJ (I know state preference but I figured why not because i dont live far), LECOM, NYIT, West Virginia.
So my question is this. First is with respect to the LOR from a DO. I recently shadowed a DO to get an LOR. He submitted the LOR with his practices...
I am currently a graduate from University of Texas at Dallas and have just gotten my Bachelor of Science in Biology. That being said my academic record in the past few years have been lacking to say the least. My overall GPA is sitting around a 3.0 (factoring in the + and -'s) and my MCAT is a...
I am currently on the waitlist for NYIT-Arkansas Campus and have been accepted to Tufts MBS Program. It is a completely NEW DO school. It would be the first class ever. So there are no stats on anything. Tufts is a well known SMP program.
Pro: US DO school
Cons: In Arkansas...
I got positive feedback on my last personal statement, and the experience is one that I think truly played a very large role in my pursuit of medicine, beyond anything new I have done in my gap year. Instead of scrapping the whole thing and rewriting a new (potentially weaker) one, could I...
Here is the low down:
Main experiences on first app:
1 year full time job as scribe/surgery scheduler in orthopedics
3 years as division 1 track and field team manager (scholarship)
2 years paid marketing internship with division 1 athletic department...
Hello everyone, today i need your constructive feedback about my application, its my first post on SDN. So here is my story:
College: North Carolina State University ( Major: Biochemistry )
sGPA : 3.4-3.55
TPR PT #1 504
TPR PT #2 508
TPR PT # 3 505...
Not sure where to begin, as this year has thrown me through a loop.
I started off this last year a sophomore at a smaller state school in my home state, I was a member of the Honor’s Society and my GPA was 3.75.
This year I had some health issues that greatly impacted my school, I went back...
After consideration I think the HPSP route is my best option, due to the length of my current ADSO. If I was to wait out my SLRP ADSO I would be waiting another 3 years. I have heard that conditional releases with the intent of joining the HPSP program, upon acceptance to medical...
I'm in my junior year of undergrad, with about a 2.7. I obviously messed up my college years but I have always wanted to become a doctor and was hoping to apply to DO schools and possibly the Caribbean. My ECs are pretty good and I have been scoring high on the MCAT and am taking it in June. The...
I'm hoping for some candid advice....
I'm wondering the real chances of pursuing this undying medical field passion as a career ... or finding other ways to fulfill the physical passion.
I'm a 33yr old single mom w an 11yr old son and 6yr old daughter. I had my son days before my senior year...
Hey guys, so I will be graduating by the end of this summer. I haven't taken the MCAT's yet but started studying. My sGPA is currently a 2.97(possibly could become a 3.1 if i do well in 2 upper-div. science courses) and a cGPA of 3.33. I was wondering if I should retake some of the prereq...
This is my first thread asking for advice on applying to mostly DO and a few MD schools.
UC Berkeley '13, uGPA of 3.4, and sciGPA of 3.3
MCAT OLD: 25
----> Breakdown: 9 PS, 6 VR, 10 BS
----> 127 C/P, 123 CARS, 127 B/B, and 126 P/S
CARS confidence band of 122-124...
I'm a second year student at *insert university name here* and I've been worried sick for the past few years about something that, I feel, severely reduced my chances of getting into any medical school even before I started college.
I took a college class at my high school in...
CA resident and future re-applicant
Stats when I first applied (2014):
3.5 cGPA, 3.43 sGPA (top public university)
28 MCAT (10 P, 9 v, 9 B)
I made a mistake and applied mostly to MD schools and only a few DO schools. Did not get any interview invites. Will definitely plan to apply mostly to DO...