1. rcollinb

    Which Masters Program Should I Choose Before Dental School (POLL)?

    Out of these programs, which program would prepare me the best for dental school (in poll)? Which program would look the best to a dental school? I understand it depends on the success of the program, how well I could do, and what I enjoy, but I am looking for an outside opinion that I may not...
  2. Perchperkins

    Is it okay to take premed prerequisites over the summer?

    So this summer I was considering taking calculus 1 over the summer. Due to corona, this class will be online but it will be offered by the college that I attend. Will it look bad if I take it over the summer as opposed to next semester? Should I take another course or not bother with it? I’m...
  3. Rose123902

    bipolar disorder and baker acts

    if I'm bipolar and have been baker acted 3 times between being 13 and 15 years old, will I be able to be a doctor in these upcoming years? my mother says that I will not, however, I'm not completely sure.
  4. P

    School List (MCAT 515, GPA 4.0)

    Hi everyone! Please help me solidify my school list! These are my current stats & school list (in no specific order) for the upcoming 2020-2021 cycle. I'm planning to apply to ~30 schools. Please let me know if you think I should add/remove any. :) GPA: 4.00 MCAT: 515 (130/124/130/131) State...
  5. B

    Advice on whether to continue pre med track

    I failed Ochem last quarter (just barely) and retook it this quarter. Everything was going super well until the coronavirus pandemic happened (for more context finals were put online and to deter cheating they made the final longer and harder). I'm pretty sure I failed the final and thus the...
  6. P

    Just Give Me Some Hope (But don't hold back) - Horrendously Low cGPA and sGPA, Med-school possible?

    Hi everyone, It is the first time I ever post on a forum website, much less a forum site dedicated to aspiring professionals. Let me just start my story, and say that I will be overwhelmingly honest. I started community college back in 2015, I stayed for a few semesters in college but quickly...
  7. Perchperkins

    Being Pre-med and Having a Social Life

    Hey so i’m a freshman on the premed track. Whenever I say that I’m premed I hear people say that premed students have no social lives. I understand that choosing a career in medicine requires sacrifices and dedication. However, I still want to be able to have time for fun, family and friends...
  8. Perchperkins

    Will going to a therapist ruin my chances at medicine?

    I won’t go into explicit detail but I’m going through a rough time and I wanted to see a therapist or psychologist. I don’t have any mental issues. However, I heard that it stays on your permanent record. Could this ruin my chances at pursuing a career in medicine?
  9. 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...
  10. Perchperkins

    Is a Psychology as a pre-med major a bad idea?

    Hi guys! Well I’m a senior in high school and I’m going to be a freshman in college next semester. I’m going to be a premed student so I dwindled down my major options to either Psychology or Biology. I’m leaning towards psych though since it’s a tad more interesting. I know that people say you...
  11. J

    Need some advice

    Hello Everyone, I have been reading alot lately on physicians seeking mental health treatment. It concerns me, because I've always wanted to go into medicine and hopefully become a surgeon. To give a little context, when I was about 11 going on 12 I was hospitalized for about a week...
  12. Dr. ThorStrange

    Following Medical Schools on Social Media

    Is it ok to follow medical schools on social media accounts? Is it ok to tag medical schools in social media posts? Or is it bothersome/annoying to them? What do you guys think?
  13. A

    How do I improve MCAT score? (especially chem/phys)

    Howdy, So my first Princeton review full length I got a 499 (123/123/127/126) and I just took another PR full length today and got a 505 (123/126/127/129). My issue is with chem/phys obviously. How can I improve this score? I have approximately 30 days before I take my official MCAT (Jan 19th)...
  14. C

    What does case by case mean on MSAR?

    I was looking at some schools and noticed that it said "case by case"/ Obviously, it means that it depends but what does it depend on? Stats?
  15. C

    Chase the MD dream or go PA and never look back?

    Hello, all. I'm currently a 28-year-old paramedic with a BA in Psychology from a respected university. I originally wanted to be a psychologist, then a psychiatrist, and ultimately a doctor in general - regardless of the specialty. I'm about to start taking my prerequisites for med school/PA...
  16. C

    What would these average out to?

    I have a question about a retaken course. D+ and a B- would average out to a... I would assume C? And what about a C- with a B+ ? Just curious as to what those would average out to. thanks Was told to post in a public forum. Thank you.
  17. S


    If this is now allowed please delete admin. I have the whole prep package that I will not be using anymore. And they dont do any refunds.. yay. Anyways I was wondering if there was anyway to transfer and sell the package?
  18. Aquamarie

    Nontraditional: MD or Medical Research(PHD) Route?

    I switched from Nursing to Finance major and will graduate in May 2019 at 22yrs old. Recently Ive missed the challenge science brought me. I figured out recently I like researching things in-depth and I am always asking the why? question. So I've been drawn to wanting to conduct research at a...
  19. T

    Navy reserves then MD

    Good afternoon everybody! My name is Ivan I am a senior graduating from University of Central Florida this December with a biomedical science degree my goal is to become a MD/DO. I wanted to ask for your opinions; I am planning after graduation joining the Navy reserves or Air Force, and while...
  20. rcollinb

    My last final is May 10th, and I want to take my DAT and apply. Is that possible?

    My last final of Spring 2019 is May 10th. I want to take my DAT and apply that cycle. Is that possible? Would I have time to study and have the DAT and application processed before it would be too late? Having the DAT taken and application done before August is ideal, but that is why I am asking...
  21. D

    Community College Coursework

    Basically, I’m already enrolled and have spent a year in a 4-year college. Unfortunately I dropped my gen bio last semester due to certain circumstances. Anyways I’m planning on taking gen bio at a community college next semseter while still taking all my other science courses at my regular...
  22. A

    MD WAMC? : 510 MCAT, 3.7 cGPA with some setbacks...

    Hello! So for the stats: 510 MCAT, 125 C/P, 129 CARS, 128 B/B, 128 P/S 3.7 cGPA but not sure what my science GPA is. Probably 3.55-ish I'm white, female and grew up in both rural and semi-rural communities in Wyoming. By the time I graduate I'll have over 1600 hours of research, 70 hours of...
  23. greatjoyousday

    Excellency of Military Medicine

    Hello, I will be applying to medical schools next cycle and am currently debating whether or not I want to apply for the HPSP scholarship. I genuinely believe I would enjoy being in a military environment so my decision to apply isn't based solely on monetary needs. My primary concern of whether...
  24. G

    Question about specialty - psychiatry

    hi, I’m not sure if this is the correct place to post this. Anyway, I am curious about psychiatry. I am in undergrad right now, and psych is an interest of mine. What is it like? I know that is broad but any info or experiences about encounters is psych rotation would be great. Also, I’d love to...
  25. G

    BU or Northeastern for premed?

    Hi I know this question is asked a lot but I would love your input please! I couldn’t find striaght answers. I’m thinking of either going to BU or Northeastern as a premed student but I’m not sure which school will prepare me better for the MCATs? Give fair grades which will look good on my...
  26. M

    Courses to Take Prior to the MCAT

    Hi all, I have been planning out my courses for the next few semesters and was wondering what everyone thinks are some essential courses to take prior to taking the MCAT. I am planning to use a study program such as Kaplan to prepare, but I know that an actual undergraduate class and the...
  27. R

    MD Bs/md questions

    Hello. I am a rising senior at high school. I am an international student and came to United States in middle school. My English is pretty fluent. I’ve been doing shadowing, laboratory researches, volunteers and many other EC’s at my high school. My gpa is around 4.1 weighted(until junior) and...
  28. J

    To Med School or Not To Med School - A Crossroad in My Career Choice

    My name is Jorge and I am a rising sophomore at Rutgers University - New Brunswick pursuing a degree in Economics with a minor in Public Health, potentially a double major, while on the Pre-Med track. I am very passionate about the access and quality of healthcare/medicine in the United States...
  29. S

    Quick question about MRCP(UK)

    Greetings Im 5th year med student and i plan to do mrcp examinations after finishing my studies, my question is, after finishing mrcp and getting my GMC registration what are the specialities that are available for me to apply for? On their website i only found 12 specialities, im planning to...
  30. G


    hi everyone, I am not taking classes this summer and will start my junior year this fall. I want to do some shadowing this summer, but I am having problems with actually finding doctors who want to do it. I’ve called several neurosurgeons, multiple private family medicine practices, and a...
  31. L

    How much shadowing time is adequate for allied professional?

    Hello all, I'm a 25 y/o new grad, practicing as a physical therapist for about six months now. I have had inklings of urges to look into pursuing medical school following PT school for about a year now after my rotation at a hospital. I looked up to the physicians, admiring their knowledge and...
  32. G

    Veterinary Medicine versus Human Medicine

    Hi, i am a student who studies in Singapore and am interested to find out what are people's opinions of Veterinary Medicine versus Human Medicine. I've always wanted to be a doctor since I knew what it was as a child, it has always been at the back of my head. It is like a subconscious thing...
  33. P

    Choosing an undergrad

    I am currently a sophomore in high school and I am hoping to become a doctor. I have been thinking about schools on the Northeast but out of my state. I work decently hard in school and I want to go to a good undergrad school but I am questioning if it is worth it. I am considering schools like...
  34. O


    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...
  35. 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...
  36. W

    Free (Giving away) Free $2000 Investing Course - Only on SDN

    Hello SDN members--this is Buck Joffrey, MD board certified ENT and host of Wealth Formula Podcast. I just finished production on a personal finance course that I wish I had when I finished training. As a fellow medical professional, I'd like to offer you this course for free. Please use the...
  37. A


    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...
  38. D

    Surgeon with an actual life?

    Over the past year I’ve worked as an OR tech and it pretty much reassured my love for surgery. But I’m worried about hours. My mother was always home but my dad was not. I don’t want to be this kind of father to my children. I want to be a surgeon, but I value time with my family the most. So...
  39. C

    Pre-Med Inquiry at 24 years old

    I’ve just recently started my undergrad at Arizona State University for Biological Sciences. The only concern is it’s an online degree, but the prerequisite classes that require a lab are on campus. I live in Georgia, so as an example: Organic Chemistry’s lecture portion is taught online. I’ll...