@goro

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    WAMC

    Hello, I applied before and got no interviews. I did apply late in the cycle so I intend on applying much earlier. Stats: Major: Biology specialization in neuroscience cgpa: 3.2 . Sgpa: 3.2 Post-bacc 3.2 Mcat: 511 (125//128//130//128) New York Currently taking undergraduate science classes as...
  2. colombia21

    WAMC non-trad TX applicant? 523 MCAT, low GPA

    Schools to which you are applying: all TX, unsure about OOS Cumulative GPA: 3.61 Science GPA: 3.5 (after 4.0 postbac) MCAT Scores: 523 Research: one summer (scholarship from uni + poster presentation); Science: one semester (poster presentation); Non-science: thesis for my major; 1 year postgrad...
  3. 8YearsLate

    Help w/ School List [underdoggy]

    Hi All, I need help narrowing my list for this cycle. Any help is appreciated! Stats: Non-urm FL resident 3.61 sGPA, 3.72 cGPA 503 MCAT (127/125/125/126) - yes, I know, and no, I don't want to talk about it. I'm being realistic and I have contingency plans in place. Bachelors in different...
  4. catlover2715

    MD & DO WAMC/School list-- low GPA/MCAT + solid EC/LOR -- Female ORM - 1st time

    Before ripping my edges bc of my GPA/MCAT, I wanna say that I know MD is a very very very long shot(almost impossible). The reason for this post is to see if its even worth applying to my state schools/top DO Schools or just apply to mid/low DO schools(need help on which ones they even are)...
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    WAMC MD/DO, GPA: 3.71, MCAT: 505

    Hey Guys, I am new to SDN so I hope I get the format correct. 1. CGPA: 3.71 SGPA: 3.65 2. MCAT: 505 (126,126, 128, 125) 3. State of residence : FL resident. 4. Ethnictiy: Asian 5. College: State School in Florida 6. Clinical hours - Hospital Volunteering (167 hours)...
  6. theeasymushroom

    Is this an institutional action that I need to report?

    During my sophomore year of college (April 2015) I attended a small party at a friends dorm room on campus. I remember there were people drinking in the room, and the RAs needed to write everyone up because of that. I was required to attend an educational course that taught students to be more...
  7. Xburner2020

    Need help with list of schools to apply to (MD and DO)

    Undergrad: 2.7 cGPA, 2.9 sGPA (124 credits) DIY undergrad post-bacc: 3.9 cGPA, 3.9 sGPA (42 credits) Graduate pre-med post-bacc: 3.5 cGPA, 3.5 sGPA MCAT: 508 (127/124/130/127) Currently a MS student. Clinical volunteering: almost 600 hrs Non-clinical volunteering: about 100 hrs Shadowing...
  8. S

    Retakes and DO schools?

    Hey everyone, It's been a while, but I have a question. I was wondering if DO schools are out of the question if a non traditional applicant retook 1 prerequisite class more than 3 times? I was wondering if that is the case then what can the applicant do to improve their...
  9. F

    TX resident WAMC? 4.0 post bacc but low GPA

    3.47 sGPA, 3.57 cGPA (upward trend- 4.0 in post bacc while working full time, went to a top 20 college in undergrad), 523 MCAT. *edited for anonymity
  10. colombia21

    MD Low science GPA/ high MCAT chances in Texas?

    So I am currently 2 years post grad and planning on applying next cycle (Texas resident). I have a 3.57 cGPA/ 3.37 sGPA. I received a 523 on my MCAT (130, 132, 131, 130). Would I be competitive in TX currently? Any & all advice is appreciated!! *edited to include research
  11. K

    Need advice

    Just got my MCAT score back and it is a 498 (122, 128, 123, 125). I'm REALLY disappointed. :( Should I retake??? I am applying to DO schools. I submitted apps to NYIT, VCOM, ACOM, MWU CCOM, LMU, Rocky Vista. I have gotten secondaries from NYIT, ACOM, MWU CCOM, and VCOM. GPA is 3.7. I have many...
  12. N

    Reinvention Attempt Good Enough? Please advise!

    Hi all, Thanks for reading this. I really appreciate any and all feedback. I just got my MCAT back today, so I can finally post a WAMC! My theme is that I tried a bit of everything and ended up falling in love with community service, public health and teaching (in addition to medicine...
  13. Future_cardio

    Confused and lost on majors. PLEASE HELP..

    Hello everyone, I am a high school senior about to graduate. I decided that I want to go to med schoold and become a doctor. But choosing a major is actually hard for me. At first, I wanted to major in Biology because that seemed like the right thing to do. And I do love Biology. Then I did...
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    MD WAMC MD Reapplicant 2020 School List Advice

    I am looking for suggestions for out of state schools to apply to for the 2020 application cycle. I am open to MD and DO schools. Background: FL resident Non-traditional MD Reapplicant First generation college graduate 22 year old white female 2019 application cycle: Only applied MD Applied to...
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    WAMC Reapplicant 513 MCAT, 3.56 GPA

    Hello, I am planning to reapply for the 2020 Med school cycle. Last cycle I applied to 17 MD programs and I got one II that resulted in a waitlist then rejection. I am trying to make a better list of schools to apply to this year and would like advice on improving my chances for getting in. I...
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    511/3.7/Low ECs WAMC

    Please do not quote. Hi everyone! Do I have a shot at acceptance this cycle if I apply early? I appreciate your feedback! ORM NC Resident 3.7 overall GPA, 3.77 science 128/127/128/128 Graduating 2019 with a BS in Chemical Engineering ~350 hours research over 2 years, no publications ~100 hours...
  17. F

    How to effectively study for upper division science

    Hi All! What’s the best way to study for a class like orgo 2, phy2, and Biochem? I’ll be taking these soon, but I had a bit of trouble finding effective study habits for these classes like orgo 1, that require tons of memorizing. Not to mention exams are written and only 5 questions. What’s the...
  18. F

    NYU Medical School- My chances?

    My dream school is to get into NYU. I know now its way more competitive now that tuition is free. What are my chances... I've gotten mostly B's in my prerequisite sciences. Here's what I've got so far. If you have and recommendations for a school list, please foward! Thank you. Junior undergrad...
  19. Z

    UIWSOM vs NYITCOM-jonesboro

    Hi all, I have been accepted to NYITCOM-Jonesboro but waitlisted at UIWSOM; however, I attended UIWSOM's first interview of the cycle so there's a good chance I might get accepted off the waitlist. If such circumstance arises, I will have to choose between the two. I want to know what you guys...
  20. H

    GPA 3.53 MCAT 508 5 years experience in lab and clinical research

    My numbers are low but I have strong experience in top hospitals and very good recommendation letters, I was a DIII athlete and have 4 years of volunteer work with underrepresented population. My GPA improved every year and science GPA is 3.48. I have NO interviews YET- I am panicking!! What do...
  21. Y

    Help

    23 yo, 2017 college graduate, 2.9 GPA bio major. Volunteered for AmeriCorp for 6 months after graduation, decided I wanted to be a doctor/continue education. Accepted to a masters of bio program (pre-professional focus) at a small university...set to attend January 2019 - January 2020. Trying...
  22. G

    Shadowing medical students the day before an interview?

    I was speaking to one of the Docs that I scribe with and asked him for interview tips. He suggested something he did for his residency interviews where he asked to shadow a resident for a day and said I should ask to shadow a 3rd year med student as it showed initiative and a real desire to...
  23. G

    WAMC/ Should I add more schools?

    cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS: 3.9+ and 3.9+ MCAT score(s) and breakdown: 522 (129/129/132/132) State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US): AZ Ethnicity and/or race: White Undergraduate institution or category: Large public state university Clinical experience...
  24. L

    EDP Interview Date

    Hey y'all, I applied EDP to the University of Utah and they offered me an assessment day MMI spot on either August 27th or September 7th. If I chose the 27th I would have to do an online interview by Thursday, so I am pretty nervous since I don't have much time to prepare. Since it is EDP, will...
  25. C

    3.5gpa 523 MCAT

    Hey all, (will probably redact this later for anonymity) Stats are as said, 3.5 c/sGPA and 523 MCAT balanced. ORM. Planning to apply next cycle. Should Top20s be a part of my application? What general schools should I target due to asymmetric stats? GPA trend is super upward, from a 2.39 (1st...
  26. J

    Controversial PS topic: Terrorism

    Hello! In my PS, I mention treating a suspected terrorist while volunteering on an ambulance in the Middle East. I really like what I say, and I bring no politics or opinions into the paper. I was wondering if this is too risky or if it is ok? If anyone is willing to read my PS and give some...
  27. V

    Should I retake my MCAT 512,3.93

    Hi all, Just got my MCAT score back 128-125-129-130. My last two AAMC were 519 and 520---quite a drop.Never scored below 127 in my CARS. I got 3 hours of sleep, which I suspect dropped my score.I studied for 4 months. I was aiming for 515. I feel like I scored so much lower than my FLs...
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    Reapplicant here. What are my chances?! School list help?

    Hey @Goro @Faha Im sure you get these a lot but I would love some help with my school list. I am a reapplicant and I feel like my school list might have cost me last year. I posted my stats below. New stuff that was not in last years application has ** ** around it Thank you!!!! Year in...
  29. Z

    502 MCAT. Do I have any hope?

    Hello guys, I'm a long time reader, first time poster. I received my MCAT score (2nd try) about a week ago and I've been feeling bummed ever since. Here are my stats: -South Asian -Texas resident -Biology major with a minor in biochem and business administration - 3.7 GPA at a community...
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    School List Help

    I'd love some input for my school list! I'm a reapplicant this cycle. Had interviews at UNC and NYU last year and was waitlisted at NYU. In the middle of my two year break before reapplying. Chemistry B.S. w Biology minor at top 5 public university, Honors College and PBK Overall GPA: 3.74...
  31. P

    Regarding withdrawal date

    Hi all, as I am gearing up to apply, I have a question. on my transcript, it states that I had a withdrawal date of x/x/xx. I had originally registered for a course but could not afford to pay for the course; I was advised that my course would be dropped due to non-payment. the courses do not...
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    Meaning of date degree "earned"?

    Hello, I have an odd question. I completed all coursework for my degree in year 2010 and that is the date through which I attended that college (end date). However, I did not file for graduation and receive my diploma until year 2014 (strange story and I didn't need my diploma). Oddly, AMCAS...
  33. F

    Take MCAT 2x to get reviewed early or just once (7/22) ?

    Hello, I am currently agonizing between: June 30 test date and getting about 80th+ percentile or waiting until July 22 and getting a 90th+ percentile or doing BOTH to get reviewed early. I am great at test taking strategy, just need to cram in more content. Also, I am still trying to finish...
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    Should I retake?

    Hey guys, so I just got my MCAT score back and was happy to see that my composite score was a 509, but then disappointed to see that my Bio section was a 124. My other sections were: 128 in Chem, a 127 in CARS, and a 130 in Psych. I just finished a post bac program, I'm a minority student and...
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    3.8 gpa, 509 mcat

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