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    DIY Post Bacc - Advice Choosing Classes

    Hi everyone, I need help deciding classes for a DIY post bacc. A little bit of background: I graduated in May 2018 from a top 40 private university with a degree in economics. I was pre-med and have completed all pre-med requirements (general biology, general chemistry 1 & 2, physics 1 & 2...
  3. dodolol21

    Is This a Good Master's Program? Is it considered an SMP?

    Looking for some input from adcoms on whether or not this is a good program for someone who has a low GPA (2.9 to 3.1) but decent MCAT 510-512. Is this worth it or a waste of time? All input is appreciated. Here's a link New Program - University of Houston Program Overview The Department of...
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    Need Help Deciding on Post-Bacc/SMP

    Hey Guys, thanks for all your support so far! Because of your help I have gained admission to the following programs: - Temple ACHS - BU MAMS - Loyola MAMS and MSMP - Drexel IMS - Rutgers MBS Newark And awaiting decisions from - Cincinnati MSP (waitlisted) - Rosalind Franklin BMS (under...
  5. futuregirlmed

    How To Fix Low GPA?

    Hey everyone, I need some advice on how to fix/repair a low GPA. A friend of mine completed her undergrad a few years back and she has a 3.0 GPA. She's decided that she wants to go to medical school but we're unsure of how she can fix her GPA because it's obviously not competitive enough. She...
  6. micelle1738

    How to plan my DIY post-bacc?

    Hi everyone, I am pretty new to SDN, but I have been reading a bunch of threads to gain insight on DIY post-baccs and how to apply it to my situation. I'm a recent college grad and taking gap years before applying to medical school (I don't have a timeline because I want to feel confident as...
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    Best approach to offset downward GPA (illness), 3.4cpa, 3.5sgpa

    I could use some advice on how to best proceed to get into a US MD/DO med school. I just graduated but still need Ochem, biochem, and the MCAT. I am taking ochem1/lab (6 credits) now and doing my best to get an A. I will take biochem in the spring, and hopefully the MCAT in June. i am not...
  8. GliaLimitans

    How to afford DIY postbac classes?

    Hello all, I am curious about how you financed your postbac work. Do you pay out of pocket? Take out loans? If you took out loans, what kind of loans are you eligible for? I come from a very low income family, so parental help is out of the question. My PhD stipend is not enough for me to be...
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    DIY Postbac advice

    Hi SDN, This is my first post here, so sorry if this is the wrong forum. I am a recent graduate from a Top 40 university, currently taking a year off before I apply next cycle. I have taken all my pre-reqs, however I didn't do so well, since I graduated with a 3.29 cgpa and a 3.1 sgpa. My gpa...
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    GPA repair

    Hey everyone. So I just graduated with a degree in Public Health, and when all is said and done I'll probably finish with around a 3.1 cumulative. I have a serious upward trend and was Dean's List for my last two years of college. I am already planning to take off at least 2 years to take all of...
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    Help! What to do post-grad?

    I'm trying to decide what to do post-grad to fix my GPA (2.5 UGPA). The reason for such a drop was because of some family things going on throughout that have now resolved. I'm currently studying for the MCAT but haven't set a date yet to take it as I don't know whether it would benefit me to do...
  12. astrostellar

    Should I do an SMP, year of postbacc, or apply straight after graduation?

    Nontrad here. My projected graduation date is 2020, and with all my courses plotted out, thanks to horrific grades from 2009-2012, I've calculated that my GPA will be about a 3.2c/3.5s with a massive upward trend. (DO sGPA would be higher, about 3.8.) The thing is, I have so many credits that...
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    Pre-med GPA troubles?

    Hello, I am currently finishing my freshman year as a pre-med and I have not performed as well as i had hoped. I am looking to finish with a 2.7 GPA, with a C- in chemistry and a D+ in calculus, which i am planning to retake. First semester i had a b- in chem 1 and a b- in bio 1. I was not...
  14. jpaulmakeyafall

    Please help. Not sure if I started off too poorly. Need advice!

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice. I knew I wanted to be a physician for a while, and I go to the 4th best community college in the country and they still have terrible health advisors that never told me how important A's and GPA were to getting into med school. Ive done some research and...
  15. jpaulmakeyafall

    Is this a bad start? Please help. Need advice!

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice. I knew I wanted to be a physician for a while, and I go to the 4th best community college in the country and they still have terrible health advisors that never told me how important A's and GPA were to getting into med school. Ive done some research and...
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    Pre-med post bacc admission Chances?

    Hi! I'm wondering on my chances of getting into a good post-bacc premed program. Specifically what role GPA plays in admission. I only took a few pre-med classes in college so I'd do one of the programs where you take the pre-med courses. Anyway, my GPA isn't the highest it's a bit above a...
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    Post-bacc, SMP, both? Chances?

    Hello, I am senior at a top LAC school graduating this coming summer as a non-science major. I have completed most of my prereqs, but not all (mainly physics II, but I have also yet to take many upper level sciences courses). I talked to my pre-med advisor, and she suggested PA school, mainly...
  18. rosyrisu

    MD & DO Does retaking lower level science courses to boost GPA look bad on transcripts?

    I love science and I find myself understanding the material clearly, but my science GPA in college is pretty bad. Here's how: In my 1st semester of freshmen year I took nursing courses (I've always wanted to become a physician, I went into nursing because I got accepted immediately into my...
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    Should I take post-bacc classes? Or should I get a second B.S. or try to get into a MS program?

    Hey all, I'd like to consider myself a non-traditional student. I recently graduated from a top 50 University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Unfortunately, I didn't do too well, which can be attributed to the severe depression I was dealing with, in addition to not wanting to do...
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    Getting into formal post-bacc

    Hello, I am a rising undergraduate senior planning for plans after graduating. I currently have about a 3.07 cumulative and 2.56 science GPA, and I am very interested in going into a DO program. Before that, I am interested in going into a formal post-bacc program such as VCOM for its reserved...
  21. littlewarrior7410

    MD & DO GPA repair (cGPA 3.07, sGPA 2.52, nsGPA 3.69)

    Hi guys, thank you in advance for giving me advice. Was looking for advice on GPA repair. I want advice because my GPAs are skewed. My cumulative is a 3.07, my science is a 2.52, and my non-science is 3.69. I'm worried about this being the huge red flag I know it is. Courses that I earned below...
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    UCLA GPA Repair, Gap Year Work, Post-Bacc v Masters

    I'm a junior in MIMG/Microbio (Path 2) at UCLA. Currently 3.5c/3.2s with some ECs and research under my belt; will take the new MCAT before coming back for senior year. Though I can graduate in fall by major reqs completion, I may stick around to do GPA repair. May as well use that financial aid...
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    is no credit an F?

    Hi The first time I took Organic Chemistry in 2010 I received a grade of NC. During this time, my advisor told me that AMCAS will count the grade as an F. I took time off from being pre-med and re-took the class and got an A. Would you happen to know whether AMCAS counts NC as an F? I found...
  24. Chef_Curry

    DO Chances at Mid/Low DO Medical Schools

    Hello everyone, today i need your constructive feedback about my application, its my first post on SDN. So here is my story: College: North Carolina State University ( Major: Biochemistry ) Age: 23 sGPA : 3.4-3.55 cGPA: 3.3-3.45 MCAT : Diagnostic 500 TPR PT #1 504 TPR PT #2 508 TPR PT # 3 505...
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    Low Science GPA and SMP

    Hey everyone I need your honest opinion. I just did a spreadsheet that was provided online to calculate all my GPAs for dental school and my stats look like: oGPA: 3.190 sGPA: 2.667 (w/o BCP) 2.899 (w/ BCP) BCP: 3.305 Non-Science: 3.621 What do you think my odds are with this low science GPA...
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    Retaking prereq after already taking advanced science courses?

    I'm currently a junior bio student. I've done terribly in my science classes so far, and I know that. I'm trying to keep moving forward. I want to do a postbacc program after graduation, but I'm afraid my gpa is too low. My overall gpa so far: 3.03 My science gpa so far: 2.4-2.5 Genchem1: A...
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    Midwestern MA or MABS

    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about either of these programs. From what it looks like the MA is a lot more research based with classes focusing on that where the MABS has a lot more in class science courses. My goal is to go on to dental school and I feel like I need to...
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    Paranoia? Or legit question?

    Deleted. 'Cause I've got pre-med paranoia.
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    Serious GPA Repair Strategy for DO Acceptance

    Hi all, I really need some advice because I don't understand how the DO sGPA calculations work. For some context: I attended a Top 15 undergraduate university, and I have great leadership, lab research, and shadowing experience. Unfortunately, I let my extracurriculars and social life...
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    Serious GPA Repair and Strategy Advice

    Hi, so this is long overdue but my own pride and denial prevented me from viewing my situation as realistically as possible. I attended a Top 15 undergraduate university, and I have great leadership, lab research, and shadowing experience. However, I have a sGPA of a 2.57 with 77 credits...