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  1. M

    Math Requirements

    Hello! I'm a non-traditional student currently in a post-bac. My undergrad cGPA was 2.72 (sGPA - 2.63). In my post-bac, my cGPA is 3.84 (sGPA - 3.78). I currently have Colorado residency where there is a math requirement of 2 semesters. However, I will have lived in Massachusetts long enough...
  2. E

    How to make myself stand out as an engineer applying to med school?

    Looking for a way to distinguish myself on my med school apps. A little background: Been working as a Civil Engineer for the past 3 years since graduating in 2016. Have: BS Civil Engineering, GPA = 3.80 MS Civil Engineering, GPA = 3.78 Both from USC. Been doing a DIY postbacc @...
  3. C

    REU vs Internship

    Hello everyone, I wanted to ask for advice for a decision I'm trying to make. For the summer, I am deciding between a REU (research with diseases) or an internship with a biomedical device company (this would be mostly machinery work). Do medical schools usually have a greater preference for...
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    Does work as an R&D engineer count as “research?”

    Non traditional MD/PhD applicant coming from a BS/MS program in bioengineering. I did 2 years of undergrad/grad research I’m the same lab resulting in some abstracts and posters. Then I got a job as an R&D engineer at a ****ty medical device start up (part of my motivation for applying to...
  5. N

    Non Traditional Pre-dental engineer looking for friendly advice!

    Hey guys! Would love to hear some feedback on what y'all think about my timeline. A little background- I graduated in 2015 with a BS in petroleum Engineering and worked for 2 years in oil and gas. Quit my job in the summer of 2017- had no idea what I wanted to do with my life when I quit, but I...
  6. L

    Best route to complete prerequisites for vet school if I have already graduated

    If I am several years out of college and have already graduated with a bachelors in mechanical engineering but decided to follow my passion of becoming a vet, what is the best way to complete the prerequisite courses? Would I just be able to take courses at any university or enroll as a master's...
  7. M

    Engineer, Low GPA, Post-bacc advice

    Hello, New to SDN and looking for some advice. I graduated with a 2.72 gpa but I'm looking to go to med school. I'm currently trying to get into a post-bacc program to boost my gpa and take what pre-med classes I didn't take in undergrad. I was biomedical so I've taken some of the pre-med...
  8. T

    Low GPA, military engineer, looking for a way forward...

    BLUF: Low GPA, considering grad school or DIY post-bacc at CC... I'm a 27 y/o female, military vet (currently deployed, again) trying to apply to medical school in a few years. I'm a USMA grad with a low GPA (2.9) in Mechanical Engineering; planning to take my P.E. in April. I'm transitioning...
  9. T

    From Mechanical Engineering to Med School

    I'm currently a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering student. I started gaining more and more interest in dermatology. I've been considering medical school after graduation. Would it be a good switch? How much would my engineering coursework prepare for med school? Where should I start?
  10. Y

    Engineer to PA - Possible? Where do I even start?

    Hi everyone, I'm a process engineer who has been working in the medical device industry for 3 years, and I'm looking to make a huge career shift to become a PA. A Little Background (trying to keep this part short): Truthfully, this passion to make this big change came from a medical diagnosis...
  11. E

    Electrical to Med

    I am an electrical engineer with seveteen years of power sytem design experience and currently employed as an electrical engineer in USA. I am a Canadian with international education in electrical engineering. My major was power and my experience is all about working with substation design and...
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  13. nobaddays

    New NonTrad; any pointers?

    Hey all, I'm a new (to the site) non-traditional, pre-med student. Been checking out the forums for a few days now, and the wealth of information and personal experiences shared on here is awesome! Anyhow... figured I'd kind of introduce myself and see if anybody has any tips/tricks/pointers...
  14. L

    Engineering to medical school

    Hey everyone, I wanted to get some feedback about how to be a more competitive applicant to get accepted into medical school. I'd also like to know what my odds are of getting in to an average school. I'm working on my undergrad in chemical engineering, and decided I'm more passionate about...
  15. __AVI8R__

    Engineer to Pre-Med

    Hello everyone, I'm a former pre-med turned biomedical engineering student turned senior year mechanical engineering student who is now interested in becoming a pre-med yet again. Here's my current issue. I have a 3.68 engineering GPA, and have interned at a major aerospace company that wants...
  16. M

    Notraditional Needing Advice

    I apologize for the lengthy entry so here it goes. Since high school I have been at crossroads as to whether to pursue engineering or medicine. Considering that my father was an engineer and that there was a field that combined both subjects (biomedical engineering), I decided to go to the...
  17. S

    Engineering to Medical School

    Hello everyone! I am new to this website so let me give a quick summary of my current situation. I am finishing up my undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering this semester from a top 10 engineering school. I was exposed to the healthcare field at an early age from my family, but never...
  18. E

    Engineering Undergrad to Medicine Switch

    Hello everyone, I realize there are several engineering to medicine stories out there already. Mine is that I went into engineering because I was always good at math and science, and those who I knew in medicine always scared me off saying it was too expensive or too long and that I should...
  19. N

    Engineer to doctor, worth it?

    Hello, I am 28 years old. Working as a mechanical engineer at a decent company in Ohio. I make 85K and get 3 weeks of vacation, etc. Im single. I have lately become tired of the engineering world. The work I do is not too bad. However, I believe I have reached my career peak unless I move into...
  20. T

    Taking Biology 1 without Grade 12 Biology

    Hello Guys, Engineering degree, I am taking biology I this term but I don't have background in Biology Grade 12- (I did bio grade 11) What's your suggestion for me to learn and pass this course?
  21. hipsnontrad

    getting into med school with a degree from university of phoenix?

    I have seen lots of hate for university of phoenix, here SDN and everywhere else. I am a non traditional pre-med student. I had 0 science credits until last semester. With the credits I just got finished I have enough for an IT degree at university of phoenix. I have been a software engineer for...
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    Community College Student Needs Advice on Pursing Engineering and Medicine

    Hi. I have had this question on my mind for a while now and have been pondering it since I've began considering medicine as a possible career: How do I successfully prep myself to be a competitive medical school applicant while pursuing an engineering degree for undergraduate study? I am...
  23. T

    Engineer to MD

    I suppose above all I'm looking for someone to tell me I'm not crazy for wanting to make this change. I have a master's in mechanical engineering and have been in the aerospace field for about two years now. While I truly do enjoy my job and enjoy going to work, I can't help but think that I may...
  24. D

    Chemical Engineer to Pharmacy

    Hi I am a junior in High School and I plan to major in Chemical Engineering, and with that degree I want to go to Pharmacy school afterwards and work at a company like Pfizer afterwards. Is the degree that I want compatible for what I want to do? or am I completely insane. I absolutely love...
  25. J

    Engineer to Dental School - How should I ask my Manager for a recommendation letter

    Hi Guys, I am working as a Mechanical Engineer currently and trying to get into dental school. I am having a little issues here about recommendations. So I could get some recommendations from my professors but since I graduated more than 5 years ago, I am not confident how strong the...
  26. tiel

    Volunteer or MCAT?

    Quick summary about me: - Canadian in Vancouver - 30 y.o. - Undergrad in civil engineering 87% - Masters in structural engineering 94% - Designed high-rise buildings in a firm for 4 years - Took MCAT 503 (all 126 except 125 cars) out of the blue - returned to school to take biol, biochem, orgo...
  27. m2regen

    Engineer to MD/PhD in Engineering

    Hello! I have been working in engineering R&D for a large and well-known medical device company for a couple of years and am interested in applying to MD/PhD programs. I have some academic research experience in basic science molecular biology, and experience as a researcher for an...
  28. missnashvilletime

    Jobs in Grenada

    Hi guys! I searched the threads but didn't find anything pertaining to my question. I am awaiting to hear back from a couple vet schools, but this is my 3rd cycle so I'm beginning an application to SGU for fall 2017 so I can be in a school for sure by the time my MS here at A&M is finished. So...
  29. EngineeringAli

    Engineering to Med Help!

    Hi I am a civil engineer that wants to get into medical school particularly a DO school. My GPA is not that high, at 3.1. I have taken a lot of science courses due to me being a civil engneer ( chem, physics, and one bio class). I was wondering if there were post baccs out there that would take...
  30. shield349

    Low GPA Graduate Engineer

    I am an Engineer, currently 27 with a BS with a 3.18 GPA and MS with a 3.45 GPA hoping to get into medical school. Don't have an MCAT score yet but will post it as soon as I do, which should be in a week, I don't expect a good grade. I am already studying for retaking it. I am U.R. with...
  31. N

    Undergrad 2.5 GPA with engineering major. Help?

    Here's a little background on me: I graduated two years ago with my undergraduate in electrical and computer engineering. My undergrad cumulative GPA is 2.5 with my science classes being closer to 2.9. I have taken a sprinkle of the pre-reqs required for med school applications over the years...