grad school

  1. S

    Scholarship Help for Graduate School

    Hello all! I've recently been accepted to the Touro COM in Middletown, NY and have accepted a seat there hoping to be a part of the DO program there as well. I've been out of school for 3 years and was wondering what resources I could use to apply for scholarships and things like that. I will...
  2. D

    Master's Degree vs Post-Bac

    hello, I applied to dental school and got denied for fall 2019. My major is in biology and I have a minor in chemistry- I graduate from my undergrad in May. My gpa is 3.23 and science gpa is 2.74. I decided to apply to Duquense University Post Bacc program and Iowa State University Master in...
  3. Waldrons1

    Got a C+ of a Neuroanatomy exam... its 30% of my grade

    I just got a 78 on my first Neuro exam of the semester and I am devastated. I studied weeks in advance and ended up actually switching answers from right ones to wrong ones on my exam (which would have made my grade SIGNIFICANTLY higher). I feel like now I'm behind the class because I just can't...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA MSOT 2019 HOUSING!

    Hi Everyone! I just received my acceptance letter from DU for the MSOT Fall 2019 cohort! I am in search of housing in or near San Rafael, if anyone has a lead on this please reply! I know others are in the same boat as well. I also made a Facebook group titled: Dominican University of...
  5. C

    MSW NYU or Rutgers-Newark?

    Hello everyone, I got into both NYU and Rutgers-Newark for Social Work! However, I'm still wondering which one is a good fit for me. While Rutgers is more said to be affordable and it's closer to friends and family, I'm not sure how much financial aid I'll be offered. NYU offered me a $12,000...
  6. Aquamarie

    Nontraditional: MD or Medical Research(PHD) Route?

    I switched from Nursing to Finance major and will graduate in May 2019 at 22yrs old. Recently Ive missed the challenge science brought me. I figured out recently I like researching things in-depth and I am always asking the why? question. So I've been drawn to wanting to conduct research at a...
  7. T

    Low GPA, military engineer, looking for a way forward...

    BLUF: Low GPA, considering grad school or DIY post-bacc at CC... I'm a 27 y/o female, military vet (currently deployed, again) trying to apply to medical school in a few years. I'm a USMA grad with a low GPA (2.9) in Mechanical Engineering; planning to take my P.E. in April. I'm transitioning...
  8. W

    Ph.D. or Psy.D in Forensic Psychology???

    Hi I stumbled across this website & I hope to get some advice/helpful info. So I'm interested in going to grad school & pursuing a degree in forensic psychology, but I keep going back and forth between Psy.D & Ph.D. Here's a little info about me, I'm currently Junior in college pursuing a major...
  9. Argentarius

    Undergraduate Courses During Grad School

    Because I'm gonna take some undergraduate-level courses during grad school (at the same school where I'm doing my masters) would they end up in my normal GPA/sGPA or in my graduate GPA?
  10. C

    Grad School before Dental

    Hi all, I am an aspiring dentist and will be applying to grad school (most likely an MS in biology) to help further strengthen my application before applying to dental school. While I do enjoy biology, I really am applying just to further bolster my credentials as a dental applicant. I've been...
  11. teal.gem

    Which career path is the best to become a clinician?

    Hi everyone! I will be applying to grad schools this fall for the first time and I am confused because I don't know which path after graduation would be worth my time and energy the most, and would be able to give me the most ROI. A little about me: I will be graduating this Fall with my B.A...
  12. F

    General Admissions & OTCAS Am I gonna get into OT school??

    University: University of Tampa (going into senior year) Major: Allied Health Overall GPA: 3.35 - might be slightly lower on OTCAS not sure (3.25 ish on OTCAS?) Pre-Req GPA: 3.3-3.6 (depending on school) Last 60 Credit Hours so far GPA: 3.51 GRE: Q:153 V:143 :( AW: 4.0 Extra-Curric: President...
  13. D

    What can I do to make myself a well rounded candidate for an MSW program?

    I am about to be a sophomore in college and I am majoring in Psychology. My plan is to earn an MSW after graduation and eventually become a LISW. The particular program I am looking at that is located at my university does not require the GRE. I know that GPA is obviously the number one factor...
  14. S

    How did you know you wanted to work in medicine?

    Since middle school, I’ve wanted to become a pathologist, when I started college, I majored in biology planning on being pre-med. So far, I’m still interested in path, but recently I’ve really begun to love botany and I’m considering going to grad school for it instead of med school. I feel like...
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    PhD/PsyD What are your best tips for thriving in grad school?

    I apologize if we covered this recently, but I thought today was as good a day as any to share the nuggets of wisdom we've learned in graduate school. Let's share the love! :highfive: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'll start: Try to put your...
  16. DTOWN

    I'm having second thoughts about DPT school

    Hey guys, I have a question for current DPT students, PT's, PTA's and anyone else out there that has a good knowledge of the professional world of Physical Therapy. Recently I was accepted into DPT school. I've already denied one school, and am on the verge of having to make another decision...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Am I too young for OT school?

    Hi guys, I'm looking for some words of advice. First of all, I am going to be graduating with a BA in Psychology this June. I am currently 19 years old. I skipped a grade in elementary school and graduated from high school a year early. And I am graduating from college in three years. I...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS What are my chances of OT school??

    University: University of Tampa (currently a junior) Major: Allied Health Overall GPA: 3.37 - might be slightly lower on OTCAS not sure (3.25 on OTCAS?) Pre-Req GPA: 3.3-3.6 (depending on school) Last 60 Credit Hours so far GPA: 3.51 GRE: have not taken it yet (taking it in May and July)...
  19. D

    LMHC Vs. LISW

    I am currently in college and will be transferring in 2020 to a four year university and majoring in Psychology or History ( I really like History). I thought about being a Psychiatrist or a Psych PA or NP. I've realized that they do not focus and really don't do therapy and just prescribe and...
  20. A

    advice for quitting scribe position

    Hi! This is more of a premed post but I just wanted advice from people who have gone through graduate and/or just medical school or are currently in the process. So I’ve been thinking of quitting my scribe position for a few weeks now after working 2 months. I had sort of decided to apply to...
  21. S

    Other OT-Related Information Any advice on what to work on before starting an OT grad program?

    Hey! I was accepted into a graduate program for the Fall 2018 semester and while there is plenty of work to do in terms of preparing for my move to a new state, I am wondering if there is anything I can be working on to get me ready for the coming semester? Should I invest time refreshing A&P...
  22. D

    Ph.D. In Clinical Psychology

    I currently go to a community college and I will be earning an associates of arts and then transfering to a local four year university and majoring in Psychology. I would like to get my Ph.D. in clinical psychology right after I earn my bachelors degree. Another four year university an hour away...
  23. C

    Post Bacc Research During Gap Year

    Hi everyone! This is my first time posting on SDN, so I hope this works out. I'm currently a junior at a well known state university (won't specify for security reasons lol), and I have been a research assistant in one of the psych labs on campus since the summer going into my sophomore year...
  24. J

    When to Apply/What to Do? (low GPA)

    Hello! So I'll be doing a gap year that will allow me to have access to some great mentors and potentially take some classes at a nearby university. However, even with this and a pretty high MCAT, I'm worried that my low GPA is going to be a huge pitfall. So, I'm considering a one year grad...
  25. B

    Dismissed from Graduate School, Chances for MD/DO?

    Hi everyone, this is my first post on SDN. TL;DR -- I did well in undergrad, but failed out of graduate school due to family/financial circumstances & lack of maturity. My failures do not represent a trend, but a hiccup. What can I do, if anything, to smooth out this blemish from my record as I...
  26. Dr. Acetone

    Taking the GRE late

    Hi, so I used to be a pre-med student. Change of hearts happened, now I am applying to grad schools. By the time I made this decision, it was pretty late. I have submitted my full applications to all the schools I wanted to apply to on time. However, I need to take the GRE later on. You see...
  27. D

    High undergrad GPA, low grad GPA. Will it hurt?

    I had a 4.0 GPA from undergrad and my masters GPA is looking like a B. Will this downward trend reflect poorly on me during my med school application? Or will the grad school grade not really have much weight? I've heard mixed things about how a grad GPA is evaluated.
  28. F

    U Chicago Social Work

    Hi All, Anyone have experience with U of Chicago SSA (their equivalent of the MSW)? I am wondering what the academics and overall student life is like. I've heard that it is very cerebral. Would love any insight you might be able to offer. Thanks!
  29. Mlush0004

    ???Marriage and Pregnancy in Pharmacy school...

    Hello... My fiancé and I will both be starting pharmacy school this fall. We are planning to get married the summer of 2019 (we already live together). And after, of course, planning to start a family. When we get married, we will both be entering our PY3. I know 2 years isn't that long to wait...
  30. singasongofjoy

    So you (maybe) want to be a psychologist?

    I don't see psychology come up much on hSDN but there are some high school folks who make their way over to the psychology forum periodically so thought I'd offer a thread for folks who might be interested in becoming a psychologist since the process is rather different than med school. I'm a...
  31. D

    Accepted to medical school! But...

    I am very excited to announce that I was accepted to medical school after I was waitlisted and convinced I wouldn't get in. However, as one does when they are unsure of their future, I had to find alternative plans and just started a job in the mental health field. I am conflicted between...
  32. Kikara

    Would a business masters negatively affect my chances at an admission?

    Currently on a waitlist and working on my plan B. I have thought about different options if I don't get accepted this year. Would doing a business management masters negatively affect my application? Would the schools see this as a lack of commitment to medicine? I would think that business is...
  33. rjmacready

    Grad School Before Vet School: What Are You Majoring In?

    Hi all, I still have a year and a half left of undergrad (getting a B.S. in Zoology) and my GPA has been hovering right around 3.00 for the past year (mainly because I suck at math and physics), so I am strongly considering getting a masters or PhD in something to bump my GPA up before...
  34. Dr.CinnamonRoll

    post-grad plans for pre-dents with low GPAs? Do grad schools take DAT?

    LONG STORY SHORT, my GPA probably ain't gonna cut it (3.25 cGPA, 3. 2 sGPa). I still have a year to bring it to a 3.38 cgpa and 3.29 sGPa before I graduate and apply, but I still don't know if i'll make the cut, thus, im planning on post-graduation plans on the very likely chance that I end up...
  35. B

    MPH Jobs during school?

    I'll be entering grad school for an MPH this fall. My concentration will either be in policy or epidemiology (couldn't decide haha), depending on what I hear from the remaining schools I applied to. Anyway. I want/need to get a job before that; I had one last summer/fall that was a nanny gig...
  36. M

    Masters--social work or psychology?

    I am currently a psychology undergrad. I plan to apply for my masters before medical school. However, I am still thinking about whether I should go for a masters in social work or psychology. My goal is to specialize in psychiatry...I don't know if that influences either choice. What is more...
  37. I

    Other OT-Related Information My stats are ehh. HALP.

    Hello! I just want to know through everyone how my stats are right now in getting into OT School. Here is what I have right now: Bachelor’s Degree: Public Health Undergraduate GPA: 2.612 Cumulative GPA: 2.757 Last 90-Unit Quarter (or 60-Unit Semester) GPA: 3.4 Prerequisite GPA: 3.56...
  38. L

    How important is Major GPA in AuD application review

    Hi, guys. So I have been reading on on all about importance of GPA and everything but what are my chances if my SLHS GPA is barely above 3 but overall GPA is 3.5? I feel like I should have good chances because I have a unique interest in the field, I was involved with international hearing aid...
  39. B

    MPH Best Route to Take (field of study changer)?

    Okay, I apologize for the length, but here goes... I graduated last December (2015) from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) with a BS in animal science. I had an 3.81 GPA. I was intending (and even applied) to go to veterinary school, but I got rejected merely because I didn't have...
  40. D

    Masters to Medical School

    It is quite likely that I'll graduate with a 3.47 overall cumulative undergraduate gpa. Although my end goal is to go to medical school, I want to get my masters in Biomedical Sciences first. I'm likely going to defer taking the MCAT until the summer after the first year of my masters program. I...