extra curriculars

  1. bakerstreetboii

    BSMD Program Applicant Extra Curriculars

    Hello, I’m currently a sophomore in high school aiming for entry into a bsmd program. Would it make me a more interesting and unique applicant and give me a greater chance of admission (not considering stats and other ecs) if I follow my interests and get online certified in ASL (american sign...
  2. M

    What extra curriculars should I do?

    Hey everyone, I am a junior transferring from community college to UF. My grades are horrible compared to other people. I have a lot of hours shadowing and quite a bit of volunteering hours. What should I do other than get a better GPA and a good DAT to make my application look better? I...
  3. M

    Medical Mission Trips

    Hey everyone, I was wondering how to approach talking about medical mission trips on my "Experiences" for the AACOMAS application. I went to Costa Rica for a week to volunteer. I know there is this idea of "rich" kids going to a 3rd world country to look good on their application. I am not rich...
  4. A

    Graduating soon with no EC's, feeling late in the game

    Hi everyone, I was hoping some advice could give me better perspective. I'm about to graduate with my BA in Biochemistry, and I've been having conflicting feelings. I was excited to volunteer at the beginning of this school year, but the training was so lacking and the environment so toxic that...
  5. HopefulErDr

    How do my EC's look?

    So I'm getting closer to the application cycle coming up this summer and I was trying to see what else I should be doing! So far I have ~300 hours scribing in the ED ~150 hours volunteering in the ED where I was a navigator (I took patients back, sometimes in wheelchairs, other times I cleaned...
  6. Wayfinder

    Help me improve my EC's / Gap Year Work Question

    Hello SDN! Just looking for some feedback on my app's process, and job advice. Degree: Biomedical Sciences Graduated May 2018 local state university Cumulative GPA: 3.82 Science GPA: 3.81 MCAT Score: Test date April 2019 (Fingers Crossed! Just started studying.) Targeted Application Date: June...
  7. S

    Suggestions/Advice...

    Hi! Happy holidays to you all! Sorry to bother with a typical pre-med question, but I would reallllly appreciate some wisdom from people who know a lot more than I do. Right now, I just finished semester 1 of sophomore year and I have mainly good grades except 2 blemishes on my record. Over...
  8. U

    Chances with med school and what I can do for a better chance

    Hi, I want to know my chances of getting into medical school. Give me an honest answer I am currently a junior in college and my gpa as of right now is a 3.06. If I get A's from there on , the highest I could get is a 3.2 gpa For extracurricular activities / organization - I am an Air Force...
  9. C

    NBA/NFL + Med School

    Hello, everyone! (Lol in that all too familiar voice!) My friend is feeling super down about herself so trying to prove a point. Do y’all know of anyone else who was an NFL/NBA cheerleader while they were simultaneously in med school? I guess NHL or any other pro league would suffice, as well...
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  11. D

    do I need more ECs - volunteering, clinical shadowing, and community services

    First of all, thanks all for takign the time to read my post and sharing your thoughts. already have ... - 150 hours of clinical volunteerting across multiple departments - ER, nuclear medicine, and cath lab - a decade old experience; 300 hours serving in-need children and orphans in a...
  12. 8

    Help me decide if I should apply this coming cycle and Chance me please

    Hello all! I am currently a senior and planning on applying this coming cycle. My cgpa is 3.85 and will be taking MCAT in March ( expecting 515-517). Also I am an URM. However, I am a bit stressed about my ECs. Here they are: Clinical Volunteering: 300 hrs ( i started volunteering this year...
  13. P

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  14. 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...
  15. O

    The Weight of a Valuable Research Experience

    So I am a student at Drexel University, and for anyone that doesn't know, this is a co-op school (similar to NortheasternU). I am on a 5-year undergraduate program with 3, 6-month long cycles of co-ops each. Basically, I am alternating being in classes for 6 months with being on a co-op for 6...
  16. J

    How do you log hours?

    How are you supposed to log your shadowing hours, ECs, community service, and things of that nature? I have heard several different things and was just wondering if someone could give a straight forward answer. Are signatures required on these thing? Also, how do submit your hours on an...
  17. P

    MD Chances for a Business Owner

    Hi, I'm currently a 19 year old Canadian premed student in the 3rd year of my undergrad. My GPA is ~3.9, and i was wondering if being the owner of a small investing business that i founded would make my application more competitive to med schools? I have also developed my own website to help...
  18. S

    WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF AMAZING EXTRA-CURRICULARS?

    Hello! This is my first post ever. So, I was wondering what are some awesome extracurriculars to apply to medical school with? I know all of you might say something like "do something that you enjoy", but I enjoy a lot of things. I just want to know what accepted medical students have done...
  19. R

    What are my chances of getting into med school?

    I know there's so many questions like this out there already, but I've been seriously stressing and I'm hopng this tread will either ease my anxieties or point me in a realistic right direction so that I'm not just worrying aimlessly. Currently have a pretty crappy GPA at a 3.24 and I screwed...
  20. S

    How good are these ECs for medical school?

    The next year I will apply to medical school and I want to know if I need to improve my ECs. My GPA is 3.5 and my first MCAT is 503. I will retake it in the next months though. As for my ECs I have 1 year of research assistant full time work experience in a laboratory in a hospital (my current...
  21. Z

    Cofounded a startup, need advice

    So I cofounded a tech startup with two other people that is now appraised at 7.5 million dollars - the problem is, I no longer find the work we're doing fulfilling (and I have a few issues with the people I started it with) and I would rather pivot and focus on other projects. If I leave now...
  22. N

    Listing EC's on primary

    Is it acceptable to group EC's into one category on your primary? For example, can I list all undergraduate research under one slot, all graduate research under another slot, and all publications yet another slot? I also hope to do something similar for community service. If I were to do this...
  23. T

    So I've done the basic premed things: what else can set me apart?

    Hi all and thanks in advance for the feedback, So to start off, my dream school is the Uniformed Services University. The average GPA of matriculants is 3.66 and the average MCAT is a 32 (old), with about a 6% acceptance rate. I've already done the general pre-medical stuff and I am looking...
  24. P

    MD & DO Chances...any advice appreciated.

    Hi All, This is my first time posting so here it goes. I'll try to keep it concise. Undergrad: 2.7c, 2.7s 1 year Postbacc (at a 4 year uni): 3.82 -Full load science courses MCAT: 520 Underrepresented minority, research in plant sciences/wildlife bio, 3 years EMT experience, 2 years teaching...
  25. whosnisarg

    ECs during Undergrad

    Hey, guys! :) Starting my undergrad at Montclair State University (Major: Molecular Biology; Concentration: Medicine; Minor: Public Health) with the hopes of going to Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (I’m applying for their 7 year program my junior year to be more specific). I was wondering...
  26. P

    How to get involved in undergraduate research?

    Hello, I am currently a sophomore in college and want to get involved in research. I am not sure where to start looking for opportunities. I heard that students can directly contact professors to inquire about possibilities but I am unsure whether or not that is the best path to take. Thank you...
  27. Pebble Wrestler

    M.S. versus Semester off

    Hello! So I am in a somewhat unique circumstance in that I have been accepted to WVU SoM (incoming MS1 in Fall 18) during the 2nd year of a PhD program with the intention of transferring from MD --> MD/PhD during MS2. However, after much thought and deliberation I have decided against obtaining...
  28. Z

    Modeling as an extracurricular?

    Would it be alright for me to list modeling as one of my extracurricular activities? I went to a casting call for my state's fashion week as a joke with a few of my friends, but was called back as a runway model. After that, I was signed to Ford modeling agency a little bit before my freshman...
  29. Lost Soul in a Fish Bowl

    Unconventional Extracirriculars

    Hi all, I am applying this cycle 2018-2019. I want to know if my extracurricular activities are considered inadequate or unconventional? When I apply in June, 2018, I’ll have: A. The unconventional part (1) 7 years as a Cub Scout leader. I directly work with 7-10 kids and manage a pack of...
  30. S

    LOW GPA BAD EC'S PLEASE HELP ME

    I am a non-traditional freshman student entering my second quarter at UW-Seattle. (I was in a dual-enrollment program in high school) Currently a Music Performance (BM) and I DA'd into Biochem (BA); so I am a double major. Depending on how my GPA looks (mainly my sGPA) at the end of this year...
  31. J

    2018 Application

    So i will be applying in May 2018 and was wondering what I could do to improve my overall package while i still have a semester till the application opens. As of now I have a 3.2 GPA and plan on it going up this semester and next. I have over 100 shadowing hours. I have worked as a ful-time...
  32. O

    Freshman D.O. hopeful looking for some guidance

    Hello, I am a freshman @ Ohio University majoring in Biological Sciences. My endgame goal is to attend medical school right here in Athens at OU-HCOM. I just finished up my first semester with a 4.00 gap. Next semester I will be volunteering at a local hospital on Sunday's for 3 hours, and peer...
  33. M

    Internship at a Congressman's Office

    Hello people! I've recently been given an opportunity to intern at a Congressman's office on the hill. I would be working from January to June, and although it is a bit late to withdraw, I was not sure if this would be a helpful EC towards my med school app. I'm on the older-side of pre-med's...
  34. B

    Classes to improve GPA vs. Extracurriculars

    I just have questions about my GPA situation. Before I ask, I will give some information about my stats. My total GPA is 3.6+ and my science is a 3.48. My MCAT score is 526. I studied really hard for the MCAT and thought that my score opened some doors for me to apply to medical school, but my...
  35. F

    Checkbox mentality

    *A long post... You might want to get a glass of Coke and popcorn to enjoy while reading this*:laugh: Hey fellow SDNers! I've recently spent a lot of time contemplating what new ECs I should start and I wanted to discuss it here with all of you! So here's my thing; I want to start something...
  36. R

    Research at home institution or summer program?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could get some opinions on my situation. I really love the lab I've been volunteering at for over a year now. I was even able to get a stipend and work there last summer. Also, I'll probably be able to submit a paper for publication after completing another...
  37. F

    EC dilemma: do what you like vs what looks good

    Hello my fellow SDNers! As the title says, I have a dilemma. I'm planning on starting to volunteer at a new place but can't decide where. To begin with, I live in Los Angeles and thus my dream med schools also are based in LA. I've been in between homeless shelter/underserved community and some...
  38. bschaefer97

    How should I list this EC?

    Hi all, I recently developed a program at my university with the dean of the college I am in (a new minor) and was wondering how I should list this, or if I even should list it at all. Is this worth mentioning? If it matters, the program is a minor in a pre-medical related field (probably...
  39. Planes2Doc

    Planes2Doc's Ultimate Guide to Final Fantasy 7, Medical School Purgatory, & Typical Pre-Med Missteps

    There are only two kinds of successful pre-meds: 1. Those that make into medical school. 2. Those that drop the pre-med track soon enough to embark on a new path and become successful. There is NOTHING in between, and there is no consolation prize waiting for you if you don't have that...
  40. M

    Too soon to leave?

    I'm a non-trad who has been working as a CNA in a hospital full time for about 6 months. I'm planning on applying to medical school next year. I originally took the job because I wanted the clinical and patient contact experience, and exposure to a hospital setting. I've had many interactions...