gapyear

  1. I

    Struggling to Find Adequate Gap Year Job

    I have been having trouble finding an adequate job in my small(ish) town for my 2 gap years. The only positions available near me are CNAs. I've been hearing that people are getting rejected from medical schools because being a CNA, you don't work with physicians at all. For this reason I...
  2. O

    MD & DO Depression/Help!

    I'm currently a 4th year medical student in Palestine, and I feel very frustrated and depressed. I'm thinking about taking a 1 year break from the University due to my depression. I feel that I lack a lot of basic knowledge and should take this year to relieve my depression and cover these...
  3. palumacella

    Confused and looking for honest advice

    I just graduated with a BS in biology. All my life, I aspired to become a physician. Before college, I thought I had it all figured out. I volunteered at my neighborhood hospital and I loved working with patients, doctors, nurses, etc. I declared my major at the start of college. Except for...
  4. Tenzing2017

    June 30th MCAT Cram?

    Hey everyone, Thanks for reading, I'd just like some advice real quick on the MCAT and what it's worth. I am a good student, I've worked hard from an upward trend, transferred university and am currently the top Junior Biochemistry major at a top 50 college (I came a long way :D). Because of my...
  5. pnwhmt

    Having a baby during gap year

    My plans have recently changed and I am looking for some insight or advice. My husband and I are now seriously considering having a baby during my 20 month gap between graduating undergrad and starting medical school. He is in a field unrelated to medicine and is an extraordinarily supportive...
  6. pnwhmt

    What should I be working on? Critique my gap year.

    Hey guys! I'm graduating December 2017, taking the MCAT and applying 2018. Hoping you can take a look and make some suggestions on what to focus on in the next year and a half... 1. Do I need more research experience to be considered competitive? 2. Do I need clinical volunteer experience given...
  7. bluedusk

    2 Scribing Opportunities - Which one should I pick?

    I received offers from two different companies to work as a scribe: 1. Scribe America - the position is an inpatient, hospitalist scribe at a large hospital on the trauma floor 2. CityMD - the position is an urgent care scribe at NYC location. I am a recent college grad planning to apply to...
  8. M

    What should i do in my gap year?? Classes or nah???

    I recently graduated and am applying now. I have a good research job that will serve me well in applying. In my opinion, it is the best type of research job I could have before going into medicine. I will be able to put in around 25-35 hours per week here, and possibly get a few publications.I...
  9. C

    Sticky siuation: Should I use my gap year to bring up my g.p.a. or work?

    I just received my undergraduate degree. My plan was to begin at an SMP this coming August, but unfortunately I didn't apply to any SMPs or post-baccs, as I'm using this summer to re-take the MCAT. My current GPA is a 3.29c 3.13s, with 144 total hours (some of my credits from research didn't...
  10. C

    Gap year in England.

    So my sister is having a baby in London and her bf passed away in a car wreck this week. So I have to go live with her for a year until things become normal. I am flying out next week. Target: DO cGPA:3.36 sGPA:3.21 Major: Biochemistry major, Biology and Business(to increase my cGPA lol) Mcat...
  11. Premedprincess00

    Gap year? Special Masters or post Bacc?

    So, I am considering taking a gap year after graduation. I am currently a neuroscience major at Baylor. I have a fairly good gpa (3.7), however I feel like I need to focus on more research and volunteering to make myself a competitive candidate . My fiance will be getting out of the military...
  12. L

    Gap Year & AADSAS, Please help!!

    Hi All, So I didn't hear back Dec 1 unfortunately and I'm already starting my gap year. I will be contacting adcoms to see what they recommend but I'm planning on volunteering at a free dental clinic & try to get a dental assistant/dental administrative job. BUT here's where I'm a bit grey on...