1. D

    How competitive am I for SURPs/SURFs/REUs?

    I’m a freshman applying to SURFs this summer and I have no idea where I stand in terms of competitiveness. I have a 4.0 but some mid-high 80s (Canadian, transcript says numerical % and letter grade “A” for all courses). I have one year’s experience as a volunteer research assistant doing dry...
  2. jamesdwa

    Does a RA position look good for dental school?

    I am a pre-dental freshman this year at University of Washington-Seattle, and I am planning on becoming a RA this upcoming Winter quarter because there is an opened position. I find it as an opportunity to improve my communication skills, build community, learn from diverse experiences that I...
  3. jennyhou

    What should I do to prepare as a freshman?

    Hi, I’m currently a senior in high school, and I already decided to study animal science major for undergraduate and pursue a DVM. English is my second language. What should I do to be better prepared for going to a vet school? Are there any suggested books I should read or things I should do in...
  4. zoe5

    Volunteering/Clinical Experience/Extracurriculars during the pandemic (internationally)

    I'm an undergrad freshman at UCSB doing remote learning. How do I find volunteer opportunities? Will med schools take pandemic difficulties into account? I've read answers to other questions like mine, but Im living in Taiwan. So technically the pandemic is over here. There isn't a huge need for...
  5. sailboatgorilla

    Pre-Med Job Advice

    Hello everyone! This is my first time using this site as I am a freshman undergrad student currently. I was just seeking advice on which job option I should pursue for the upcoming semester. Here are my two options and thoughts on both: a) work on one of my biology professor's research projects...
  6. W

    Not Good Freshman Year: No Chance at MD?

    Thanks for all of the help!
  7. P

    19 credit hours first semester??

    Hello, I'm an upcoming freshman pre med at a state university. Right now, I'm looking at 19 credit hours my first semester. Is this doable? I was wondering if anyone has done this and succeeded. Bio is supposed to be a hard course at my university, but I'm better at bio than chem. My course...
  8. S

    Can't decide whether I should stay Pre-Med.. had a bad freshman year

    This is my first time making a post on here so hey! I really want to stay on a pre-med track but I talked to my academic advisor and he basically implied I should start looking maybe start looking into things other than pre-med. I failed Bio 1 and General Chemistry 1 first semester so I took Gen...
  9. A

    Pre-med with a business major?

    Hey guys! Hope everyone is doing well during these trying times. I need some advice. I am going to be an incoming freshman at Michigan State University for the fall semester of 2020. Going to med school is my dream. I am planning on majoring in Supply Chain Management (#1 program in US) because...
  10. D

    MD Academic Dishonesty: Is Medical School still a possibility for me?

    I am a freshman in college, currently in my second semester. In my first semester of college, I was overwhelmed by everything there was to do at college (got involved with research first semester, joined a lot of orgs, etc) and wasn’t managing my time properly. I began to do badly in my...
  11. Perchperkins

    Is it okay to do research in psychology if you're on the pre-med track?

    I'm a freshman on the premed track and I was looking at research opportunities for next year or next semester. I'm deciding between majoring in psych or bio. I wanted to do research in either of those fields. How do med schools feel about research in psych? Are there any preferred fields?
  12. 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...
  13. D

    Advice for Pre-Med Freshman?

    Anyone have any advice for an incoming pre-med freshman? College starts in a month and I’m nervous for classes:1oops:
  14. N

    Bad idea?! Taking all these courses at the same time ?..

    So for the first semester of my sophomore year I am taking Physics 1 & lab, genetics, calc 2 and environment & society (writing and reading intensive course). Do you think it would be a bad idea to switch out the environmental class for biochemistry. is it a bad idea to take biochem at the same...
  15. I

    First-year Sophomore - WAMC as of right now

    Asian male at a pretty good public school. GPA: 3.9 sGPA: 4.0 MCAT: not taken yet EC's: Volunteer EMT - 300+ hours Leadership at a college club Volunteer at hospital - 80+ hours Research - 80 hours High school research where my data was published (senior year) This is all I have right now...
  16. K

    Chemical Engineering, Pre-Med?

    Hello, I'm a current freshman in Chemical Engineering, but my main goal is to continue onto medical school. However, recently I've been rethinking my choice because I don't want to get a bad gpa and have added stress on top trying to add in all biology courses, etc. The main problem is I'm...
  17. D

    Community college/summer courses?

    Hi again! I was wondering how do top tier schools view undergrads taking courses such as english, calculus, and history at community colleges or during the summer?
  18. M

    Just started- terrified (LECOM LDP)

    Hi! I'm a fresh LDP Medical student at LECOM, and i'm absolutely terrified. I just need some advice. And to know I'll be okay. I want this so, so bad. And i'm so scared I'll lose it. I want to be a doctor. I've wanted to be a doctor for a long, long time. And I don't want to fail. It's my...
  19. S

    Will this affect my undergraduate science GPA?

    Hello! I'm an incoming freshman and I was wondering how college placement tests work and do they affect your science GPA. Backround: I scored 650+ on my SAT Math score. This allows me to skip Math 1B (Pre-Calc) and automatically places me Math 2A (Single Variable Calculus) Now depending on my...
  20. H

    Advice for incoming Freshman PreMed?

    I will be starting as a freshman at UCLA this year and I have heard many terrifying rumors about the competitiveness and weed out classes. Any advice from other Pre Meds as to how to overcome this competitiveness? Tips and Tricks would be greatly appreciated. Im also stressed about when to find...
  21. D

    I Need Pre-Med Advice

    Hey everyone! I am an upcoming college sophomore. My freshman year went horribly--academically. My first semester, I took 12 hours and dropped introductory chem. I ended up with a 3.2 and 9 completed hours. My second semester I took 16 hours, dropped introductory chem again, and ended up with...
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  23. sasukeuchiha33

    Asking for rec letter my freshman year

    Hi all! So, I am a freshman about to finish my first year of college. I know for medical school, it is standard that one have two rec letters from a science professor, and one from a non-science professor, as a minimum. I have developed a very close and personal relationship with my English...
  24. bsneuroscience

    Overwhelming Freshman Year Schedule??

    **This is my first post on this website, so I'm not 100% sure how to navigate within forums, and I couldn't find a SPECIFIC answer to my question, I'd really like some advice on my decisions! I will be graduating high school in 2 months and will be heading off to a 4-year state uni, it's not a...
  25. N

    Do schools typically overlook a bad freshman year?

    Do you think schools overlook a bad freshman year? I’ve been on a strong upward trend since but the highest I’ll be able to get my oGPA to is a 3.3 by the end of this semester. I started with a 2.3.
  26. violinist99

    First semester stats

    Hello everyone! I just finished my first semester of college with 19 credits and a 3.71 GPA. My classes and grades were: Honors Biology: A- Bio Lab: A Chemistry: A- Chem Lab: B+ Calculus: B English: A French: A College 101: A I’m a triple major in English, French, and Biology, I’m a member of a...
  27. S

    Like med but not pre-med culture?

    So I'm just a freshman at my college and I have a love hate relationship with the idea of medicine. I hate how everyone I talk to, when I ask them why they want to pursue med, say they want to do it for the money and for the prestige. I hate how people think that other careers in science are...
  28. SterlingMaloryArcher

    How early is too early to start thinking about SMPs/Post-Baccs?

    For example, could a freshman do anything to be able to "already know" they're going to have to do a Post Bacc? Wouldn't it be ridiculous to do very well for the next 3 years but in order for medical schools to forgive 1 bad year you need that extra year of post-bacc?
  29. T

    Extracurricular advice for pre-med?

    Hi, everyone. I'm currently a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. So far, my classes are going well, but I'm still trying to figure out my plan for extracurricular activities. Here are all the activities I plan to have by the end of my college career: 1. UPMC Volunteer (3 years) 2. Music...
  30. M

    Dropping Physiology course after deadline

    I am dual AA/diploma recipient currently attending the University of Florida as a freshman and currently have 15 credits. My academic adviser has a huge issue with my course load: Organic I, Physics (W/O calc) with lab I, Human Physiology, Economics food issues, and and introductory course to...
  31. Y

    Am I on the right track?

    Hi, new poster here :). I am a college freshman at a low-average state university (~200 ranked), and my major currently has yet to be declared (I'm most likely going to choose Biology or Chemistry as my major). I am currently taking 15 semester hours in the fall of 2017, and am enrolled in one...
  32. T

    College Freshman - Pre-med advice?

    Hi, everyone. I recently started as a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. I plan to major in neuroscience with the intention of going to medical school to be a surgeon, and I would like to know if I'm on the right track. Any general advice is welcome, as well. This semester I'm taking 16...
  33. M

    Stressed & Lost incoming freshman

    Hello, I'm sorry if this is long. I'm having a hard time right now. I am going to start my first semester of college in a few days, and it's currently add/drop. I am extremely stressed, because due to a horrible situation (out of my control) where my transcripts were lost, I am now scrambling to...
  34. C

    Freshman GPA: What should I do??!

    Hello, I am a new member here and just wanted to ask a few questions about being a pre-med. I just finished my freshman year. Took Gen Chem 1, writing course in the first semester and took Gen Chem 2, Bio 1 and another writing course in the second semester. (Plus other courses that count...
  35. Mingos

    Need advice for Sophomore year and beyond

    Got my answer, thank you.
  36. O

    Has anyone got a couple C's?

  37. SterlingMaloryArcher

    A GPA Discussion (Low cGPA, High sGPA, Trends, and HS College Work)

    Really how important is cGPA? I know if it's extremely low you can be screened out (by a computer?) What's typically the cutoff point for this? Although I feel cGPA is kind of run in the ground. When people ask "What Are My Chances?" wouldn't a much more relevant way to look at cumulative GPA be...
  38. T

    Freshman Screw Up...Chances?

    Long story short, I really screwed up freshman year. First semester was me being careless and thinking I could get away with last minute studying. Did not work out well at all. Second semester I was doing well, but some family and personal issues caused me to go into a minor depression. I...
  39. U

    University of North Texas pre-pharmacy

    Are there any incoming freshmen this fall that's attending UNT? Would love to meet you guys!:)
  40. nikkysygs

    When to DAT?

    I am a current freshman in college. Is it too early to take a practice DAT? I know I won't know more than half of the material but I just wanted to get a feel for it. Is it worth it or is it just a standardized test that I should take when I'm ready and start practicing for later?? Thanks!