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    Chances of getting into DPT?

    I have recently had a bad semester. Out of my two semesters total, being exercise science and doing pre reqs for pt school. So far I have an A in A&P 1 and all biology classes and stats. But recently I have had a hard time being motivated and getting to my classes for my major. For my first two...
  3. W

    Bringing up depression in my ERAS residency application

    I suffered from depression and anxiety during medical school. It has now been addressed and managed with medication. I want to be honest if asked about my course failure during medical school and say it was due to the untreated depression. any reason i should not be so transparent? Will the...
  4. 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...
  5. mudcutie

    Will a hardship withdrawal and a failed quarter ruin my prospects at med school?

    I'm a college junior who is planning on doing premed + a behavioral neuroscience major / linguistics minor. Freshman year I made mostly A's, a couple B's, all mostly from covering GURs. Come first quarter of sophomore year, I faced some serious mental health struggles and made mediocre grades...
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    Where to talk about a board failure on ERAS?

    After talking to a number of residents and program directors, I've gotten conflicting advice with almost an even split regarding where to address a board failure on ERAS. Half say to mention it in the personal statement, and half say the personal statement should only be positive and to address...
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    Second Degree, SMP, or leave my dream to be a fantasy?

    Lol I tried to make the title rhyme to get you guys attention :happy: But my situation is quite serious. I caught myself between a rock and a hard place where I currently have a VERY low GPA and need to figure out what is the next step for me. Here's some context information: I grew up being...
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    Failure essay... but unsure if it counts

    Thanks for all the input! Going back to the dawing board.
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  10. diene_daily

    Failure Essay

    Hey guys, Just wanted a little insight on a few topics I had for my failure essay. This one has definitely stumped me the most. Not because I haven't had any failures, but just finding ones interesting enough to talk about. Friendship: Visited a long-distance friend of 5 years recently, which...
  11. Franzliszt1

    Will this make an Adcom roll their eyes?

    Dear SDN community, Hope you are all doing well. If I have to write about a time I failed (and how I responded), what is the general wisdom on writing about my organic chemistry course. I scored around a 55% and a 65% on my first two tests, didn't panic, turned it around, earned an A on the...
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    How to recover from having to repeat a year

    Hey guys. So I thought I was done with my first year with all of my classes having been As and Bs. However for one particular class, I needed to receive a certain grade on the calculations portion to pass the entire class regardless of the current grade. When I didn’t pass the first time, I had...
  13. smileyfacegirl27

    Challenge/Failure Essay - is it okay to use high school?

    For many secondaries, prompts asking about a time you failed or a challenge you overcame are quite common. I was wondering if it was okay to use academic failures from high school (such as failing everything freshman year of high school and being expelled then having to go to another school and...
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    Need Advice

    This is my first post on SDN. I'm in a very specific situation, and any advice would be greatly appreciated. I would like to preface by saying that it is my dream to one day become a doctor. I am currently taking 2 labs, two second level science classes, and two electives. I am a full-time dual...
  15. Helena07

    Derm hopeful to Just trying to graduate

    I applied to Dermatology with a step score in the 220s and a rank in the middle of my class. I received 3 interviews, a waitlist, and encouraging words. Then just last week I found out I failed step 2 ck. I'm devastated. Reflecting back my anxiety combined with a horrible fall semester (a lot of...
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    Recovered From PTSD and Failure- Will I Matriculate?

    I'm a 22 year old pre-medical student. I've done quite a bit of volunteer work and plan to do more, and am currently a phlebotomist while pursuing a degree in the biological sciences. I'm also a certified life guard, so I've got quite a bit of work experience in that category as well. I've had...
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    Failed NBDE1

    Hey everyone, I could use some serious advice. I am a D2 student in dental school and have recently failed my NBDE Part 1 with a score of 72. I think the main issue was that I had very poor time management skills and ended up taking much longer in the sessions than I should have. I am a little...
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    How to move past "failure" and into destiny; A Retrospective Review

    Hi Everyone! My name is A and I am a second year medical student at an accredited school in the US. I recall a time when I was applying to medical school and really relied on some of the things that I saw posted here on SDN. One recurring theme that I saw however, was that the majority of the...
  19. clinicalscience808

    Should I feel like I suck at my job?

    I've been working at a clinic now for 3-4 months and just had my probationary review over the phone with the clinic owner who is never really at the clinic. I work at a vet assistant/tech/receptionist and there are 2 doctors, 1 tech, and 1 receptionist on staff besides me. Because of my...
  20. lickerwhicker

    *Is this an appropriate failure to write about in my secondary?*

    deleted for anonymity!
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    Failing out of Vetetrinary School please help

    Hi guys I really need some help, I feel so lost. From a young age the only thing I wanted to do was be a veterinarian and now it seems like that career path is dead and buried. All throughout my schooling I consistently performed at a high level (ie achieving “A”s) in order to make it into vet...
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    Addressing failure in CV

    Hello everyone, I'm a second year FM resident working on updating my CV for when I begin looking for a job as an attending. As a medical student, I failed two courses in second year and had to repeat the year, and therefore took 5 years to complete medical school. On my CV I have my dates listed...
  23. futuredent6

    Struggling in Undergrad

    Hey everyone. I am new on here and I am currently struggling in my school and in the process of transferring to a new one. I graduated from high school in 2014 and attended a private university as a freshman. I ended up becoming severily depressed and took a medical withdrawal. I returned in...
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    Horrible interview skills

    hi im a premed. so heres the thing, everyone since the beginning of my life hates me and i was always bullied. I have a terrible relationship with my parents. my dad doesnt like me and my mom annoyed the crap out of me during my entire childhood. every interview (med school or job) has resulted...
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    Opinions Please. Did i Shoot Myself in the Foot With GPA Drop?

    Hi there I'm a Texas resident who applied to the three Texas schools and interviewed in August. At the time of applying and Interviewing my GPA was a 3.81 Overall, and a 3.76 BCPM, paired with a 21AA and a high PAT. After slacking off a bit in my summer coursework, as well as this semester...
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    Chemistry undergrad feeling very hopeless

    This is my first time on this website, and I found it at a very good time because the past week has been one of the most hopeless. I'm a third year chemistry and psychology double major and I just finished my first midterms. My first two years were iffy and my GPA right now is 2.6 which upsets...
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    How to separate self worth from medical school

    I'm an MS1 and I just started med school 3 weeks ago At first, I put a huge smile on my face and tried to become friends with everyone. I've made fun and supportive friends and I've done okay on my exams so far, but every day, I feel like I lose a little piece of my former self. It seems like I...
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    AAMC Scored Catastrophe

    So I guess I have to postpone...I want your guys' take I got a 509 and 508 and NS 1 and 2, and was hoping to get a 512 or 513 on the real thing. I've been studying for the last 2.5 months for 8-10hrs a day, using EK and Kaplan and AAMC (didn't get thru all AAMC material, but turns out this was...
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    Biggest failure interview advice

    Hi all! Having trouble thinking of answers to this question. I was going to talk about a time where I failed at research and learned from it but I feel like thats a very typical answer. I was wondering if it was too sensitive to talk about a friend dying from a drug problem and how I failed to...
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    Advice to someone dismissed after 2 years of being enrolled in a DPT program.

    Unfortunately this is a sad but potential outcome for DPT students. Fortunately, life goes on. What advice would you give to a DPT student dismissed after 6 years of college + DPT education combined? It can be academic, financial, or career oriented.
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  32. veggiehead

    I feel like I'm having a crisis.

    I don't know where to start.. Sooo I am currently about to finish my 5th semester at a community college. At the beginning of college I didn't really know what I wanted to do or felt extremely motivated to do well in school so I took my basic GE's and got Cs on almost everything. Last year I...
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    Potential pet sitting job for Tufts/Cummings student

    Hi everyone, I'm a 2014 ISU-CVM grad practicing in Maine and recently had a close friend of my wife ask for help finding a pet sitter for her cat. The cat is diabetic and has chronic renal failure and will need meds/treatment twice daily. Due to his needing oral medications, insulin injections...
  34. tasar1898

    EDV in Diastolic Heart failure

    Hello everyone , i dont know if this is a stupid question but its driving me crazy!! IF LVEDV is the volume of blood contained at LV at the end of diastole , and diastolic dysfunction = problem with filling , how is it possible for EDV to be normal in diastolic dysfunction ?? From my...