1. Pythags

    Harvard, Stanford, or UT Austin

    Hi everyone! I'm lucky to have been accepted to these schools, but I'm torn in deciding. Upper middle class, pursuing a career in medicine, and looking to go to a T10 med school and become a surgeon. I also might be interested in the future of medicine technology, startups, etc. Whichever one I...
  2. Unsweet_Tea_Enthusiast

    Harvard MSTP secondary

    Ok, is it just me, or is the Harvard MSTP secondary kind of odd? The mission of the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD program is “to train the next generation of premier and diverse physician-scientist leaders”. Please describe, in the form of a high-impact abstract of your life experiences to date, how your...
  3. W

    Help me decide: Columbia vs. Harvard vs. Yale

    Hey all, I was pretty lucky with my admissions cycle and have at least two great schools to choose from (Yale and Columbia), and recently got a sort of "under-the-table" tip from a prof I work with at Harvard that I would have good news from them soon. Not to count chickens before they hatch...
  4. A

    Should I choose Brown's PLME (BS + MD) program over Harvard/Yale/Princeton undergrad?

    Graduating high school senior here—starting college this fall. I thought I should post on this forum given y'all's experience with the whole med school admissions process. Thank you in advance for any insight you may have on this dilemma. I'm not 100% certain that I want to be a physician...
  5. bommer2323

    Help me decide: Michigan (IS) vs Harvard

  6. D

    MPH MPH/ MBA/ MHA Questions

  7. medshousing

    Renting Boston, Furnished Apartment in Coolidge Corner Brookline walk to Longwood medical area

    New Listing Boston www.MedsHousing.com Listing# 50522 Link to posting: The space is a cozy basement apartment with windows and a private back entrance, right downstairs from the owner’s unit. Walking distance to Longwood Medical Area, supermarkets, restaurants, shops and movie theater...
  8. elloL

    3.96 CGPA, 3.92 SGPA, MA resident - Applying to Harvard Medical 2021

    Hello, this is the first post that I've created. I have been reading SDN posts since my Junior year of high school, but as admissions deadlines near, I have decided to start using it more seriously. A little bit about myself: I am 22 F, Caribbean black, bisexual 1st generation, bilingual with...
  9. L

    Harvard vs. Stanford

  10. C

    Harvard (HST/Pathways) vs. Stanford vs. UCSF vs. Columbia

  11. M

    Harvard (MD-PhD affiliate) vs UNC (MSTP) - non-trad PhD field

    First off, I'm extremely lucky to be in this position. But I'd be lying if I didn't say that this hellish application cycle is ending with a pretty tough choice. I've gone through this application cycle interviewing for both MSTP and MD-only programs. I want to pursue doctoral work in a...
  12. medshousing

    Renting Boston-Furnished 2 bed 1 bath apartment near Tufts Medical Center and downtown Boston*march-may* flexible

    Recently renovated, fully furnished penthouse apartment that overlooks Carson Beach in South Boston. Conveniently located 1/2 block from the beach, a short (~20 minute) commute to Tufts Medical Center or downtown Boston, and a short walk to all the great shops and restaurants in South Boston...
  13. medshousing

    Renting Boston- Jamaica Plains sublet New Listing!

    Boston www.MedsHousing.com listing #44744 as listed on www.MedsHousing.com Beautiful Jamaica Plain Apartment! *Flexible lease terms beginning 2/1/2020* -2 Bedrooms -1 Bath -beautiful hardwood floors throughout bedrooms and living room -3rd floor unit of a 3-flat – lots of natural light...
  14. I

    Take Honors Orgo to get in HMS

    My profile: Cornell Engineering (rising junior in Fall 2019) Current GPA: 3.956. sGPA: 3.888. I took the normal Gen CHEM 2080 and was planning to take the normal Orgo I (CHEM 3570) next semester. But now that I have included HMS in my goals, I wonder if I should take the honors Orgo I & II...
  15. HMS 2022

    Harvard Med Music Video 2019: Not That Competent

    What happens when you mix medicine, dentistry and the undisputed Queen of Pop? Watch this year's Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine music video to find out. A music video parody of “Womanizer,” “Oops!... I Did It Again,” and “Stronger” by Britney Spears, produced...
  16. BritishTEAcup

    Harvard Summer Intensive Orgo (S-20ab)

    Just registered for the summer course and was wondering if any past students could provide any tips to succeed in the class. How are labs? How manageable is it to get A- or above? Did students tend to be collaborative? Were you able to take time to relax a little (even just an hour or so)? How...
  17. T

    UNC (IS) vs. Harvard

    I recently got accepted to UNC and Harvard, and am rather conflicted on which one to choose. I intend to specialize upon graduating dental school, and hope to explore academia if possible. With both schools having exceptional programs and unique strengths, I am having trouble choosing one over...
  18. F

    Anyone know anything about the psych residency program at Yale?

    Hi there, I'm just wondering psych training at Yale or Harvard, what does it take to get in? I'm an IMG but I'm american. There is one program I'm really interested in. It's an advocacy training pathway which aligns with my future career goals. I'll be doing my USMLEs after graduating this...
  19. toastytoes

    White Coats at Aways --- Boston students, please help!

    Hello! I am doing an away rotation next month at Massachusetts General in their children's hospital. I just realized my white coat has all sorts of stains on it that I can't show up to an away wearing, so I need a new one. Question is, do med students actually wear their white coats at Mass...
  20. MDbecomesMD

    Postbac-premed Questions!

    Hello everyone! I'm what most postbac-premed offerers consider a "career-changer." I didn't know what I wanted to do straight out of high school, and settled on studying my passion--music. I now will be graduating with my B.A. in Music in December, but over the course of my junior and senior...
  21. L

    Help with school list/what is defined as clinical exposure?

    Hi! I am applying to medical school this cycle and wanted to know what a good school list would be with my credentials: UG School: Harvard Overall GPA: 3.6 Science GPA: 3.3 got a few B's frosh/soph year but significant upward trend of all A's junior/senior year MCAT: 519 Great recs ECs: 4...
  22. D

    Worst and Best Interview or Admissions Process 2018

    Interview seasons is behind now and the stories are still fresh. I am hoping this would be a semi-light-hearted kind of thing to get some thing off the chest/vent maybe. Worst 2018 goes to University of Tennessee in Memphis closely followed by Mayo in Rochester. UTHSC was the most...
  23. C

    Where should I apply?

    Hey! So I will be applying this summer but I am still trying to solidify my list of where I am going to apply. Mainly, I am debating whether I should even try applying to schools like Harvard, Penn, UCLA, and UCSF (Also, Baylor sounds like a great option however I have heard that it is really...
  24. F

    Getting into Top School without STEM Research

    Hi everyone, I'm currently a political science major at Rice University. Ever since middle school, I was always split between medicine and politics. Since I was 14, no matter how much I explored other options, I never strayed from these two areas. I ultimately decided to major in political...
  25. elderflowers

    Harvard vs. Yale vs. UMichigan

    Hi everyone! Never thought I'd be posting something like this! I got way more love with my applications than I was expecting, which is making the decision making process really difficult. Being of really low income, cost is my number one concern in deciding where to go. These are my three most...
  26. R

    Harvard incoming Fall 2018

    Hey yall, I wanted to start a thread for folks who are going to (or thinking about) going to Harvard next year! Some starting questions: Has anyone thought about when they are going to move to Boston and how they are going to find housing? Does anyone know what kind of acceptance rate the PhD...
  27. D

    Penn MSTP vs HMS Pathways (MD only)

  28. M

    Masters Programs

    Prior to applying to medical schools, I am pursuing a Masters program. I've gotten into Masters programs at Harvard, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford. I am currently at Stanford so I am really familiar with the community- but does anyone have any insight or opinions on...
  29. SelmerSA80SII

    Internship Choice: Prestige vs. Product?

    I'm currently fielding a few internship offers, as a Junior and Computational Biology Major. Despite talking to a few advisors and reps from each program, I am still extremely stressed in deciding which to accept. I want to pursue MDPhD programs after taking a gap year for some sort of...
  30. E

    Hopkins MPH Vs. Harvard Job (+Harvard MPH)

    Hi all! I'm at a very strange and promising crossroads and would love to get some feedback, because I'm truly at a loss for what direction to take. I just got accepted to the Hopkins MPH Full-time program for the upcoming year, which I honestly thought I had no shot at. While waiting for that...
  31. Lazy Surgeon

    What are my chances, please?

    Hi everyone! I have just gotten my MCAT scores and I feel a bit ambiguous. I am a third year INTERNATIONAL student at Queen's University, Canada. MCAT: Chem/Phys 130, CARS 127, Bio/Bchm 131, Psyc/Soc 129, 517, overall. cGPA: 3.87, scienceGPA: 3.96, Dean's list with Distinction Please, tell me...
  32. B

    For Sale www.harvardmedicine.com

    Hello, I have recently acquired the URL http://www.harvardmedicine.com/ The website URL is for sale and I'm willing to take offers if interested. Whether your last name is Harvard or you graduated from Harvard, harvardmedicine.com is a prime way to market yourself as a doctor or your practice!
  33. Don Kim

    Dental students! What makes top schools special?

    Hi guys! I just want to get a discussion going about some of the top dental schools (UCLA, UCSF, Michigan, Harvard, Columbia, Penn, etc), and I would love to hear some of the experiences from actual dental students from each school, or anyone who is knowledgeable in this area. Basically, what...
  34. X

    Harvard HMX

    Anybody have any opinions on the program? Basically, Harvard is offering online biochem, genetics, physiology, and immunology for a certificate of completion, geared towards those interested in medicine. It's $1800 for all 4 classes, and each class is 10 weeks long. There's various registration...
  35. D

    MD/PhD, GPA 3.85 MCAT 516 is Harvard/Stanford Viable?

    I hope to get into the MD/PhD program at either Harvard or Stanford. Is this a realistic goal? Age: 22 MCAT : CPBS: 129 BBLS: 132 CARS: 128 PSBB: 127 Overall: 516 GPA: 3.85 Science GPA: 3.8 (top 40 national university US) First author publication in Nature Communications Fifth author...
  36. C

    Harvard Extension School Online Courses for med school

    Does anyone know how online courses from Harvard Extension school are viewed for med school? I am looking at taking some courses through HE as refreshers so to speak. I already have the pre reqs for med school, but it has been a few years since I have taken them. I wasn't originally intending on...
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  38. G

    UCSF (Full+COA), UMich (Full), Columbia (Full+COA), HMS Pathways(~34kloans/yr)

    Money is important, prestige is a bit important, non-competitive environment is important. being close to New England is important UCSF MD only (Full + COA) Pros Great location (NorCal) Ranked top 5 in research and primary care = top notch, well-rounded education COA is covered on top of...
  39. C

    Other Master's Degree MS in clinical research in the bay area

    Hi everyone, this is my first time posting here! I have a huge question about two programs I'm applying to in both UCSF and Stanford medical school. UCSF has a master in clinical research and Stanford has a master in epidemiology and clinical research. I wondering if anyone has any input on...
  40. B

    HS Senior in BOSTON: SUMMER PLANS?? and Transferring?

    Hi everyone! I'm currently a high school senior planning on enrolling as a freshman at a school in Boston during the fall (unless college notifications on April 1st really surprise me and I end up somewhere else around the Northeast). However, I am already planning on transferring from...