help a poor lost soul

  1. J

    PRE-MED NON-TRAD STUDENT NEEDS HELP

    Hello everyone! So I really need help in starting over or completing my pre-med undergrad degree and I'm TOTALLY lost as to where and how to start. A little about me before I let the questions pour our. So I'm a 27 year old woman, wife and mom to 3 beautiful kids (aged 6,4, and almost 2). Due...
  2. A

    Pharmacy school admissions? PLEASE HELP!

    Hello everyone I am a junior at the moment and have been pursuing pharmacy and plan on applying for the fall 2021 cycle. In terms of my stats, I have 3.68 gpa right now and pcat within the 80th percentile. Though my transcript is not the best and I was wondering if I have lost my chance at any...
  3. moralis

    A hypothetical question—

    The following I've always wondered about— Let's say there is this scenario: Someone starts out as a student interested in both basic research and practicing medicine. He learns about MD/PhD programs, which allow him to do just this, and successfully matriculates into one. He continues the track...
  4. L

    Pursue pharmacy? need help

    Hello everyone, i’m a senior at my university and am in a situation. I have been pre pharmacy my entire college career and was planning on applying for the fall 2021 cycle but lately i’ve been questioning whether or not i should really pursue pharmacy. I have shadowed a couple of retail...
  5. T

    One W during the First Post-bacc semester-- Considering undergrad mistakes, should I abandon hope?

    Hello! I'll start with the bad stuff: I've dropped chem 1 twice in undergrad. As a non-trad this time, in my first post-bacc semester I had to drop a chem 1 lab portion because a B- wouldn't be possible after I missed early deadlines on some detailed lab reports. The good part: I have A's in...
  6. R

    Switched to pre-med/ GPA bad

    Hello everyone, I’m new here but I think this is a good place to get some guidance/ help because if I’m honest my counselors aren’t the best. I am currently a second year college student who just switched to pre-med. So far my current GPA is a 2.9 Bad, I know, but this far I’ve taken both bio...
  7. OscarHanson

    MD/PhD Guidance—the best way to begin in college and throughout? (High-Schooler)

    Hello Everyone! Currently I am a high school senior preparing to enter college as a Biomedical Engineer major. As far as starting off in college, I wish to know some ways to best prepare for the MCAT and some collegiate extracurriculars that are suitable for my benefit in engaged learning and...
  8. A

    Pharmacy school advice!

    Hello :) I’m currently a junior at my university pursuing pharmacy hopefully and i’ve been really stressed. My two schools i am aiming for have removed the obligation for a PCAT score for 2021 applicants (Wayne State University and University of Michigan) i have a 3.5 gpa score as of right now...
  9. postponemastudentloan

    Really low MCAT score??

    So I just started studying for the MCAT on Monday and decided I wanted to take an AAMC FL practice test before studying just to see where I was at. I knew I wasn't going to score high because 1. I had an extremely difficult time with both my physics classes & need to basically start from scratch...
  10. A

    B&B Dental Videos- NBDE Part 1 guidance

    Hello everyone !! I am currently studying for nbde part 1 and I’m almost done with the B&B videos. After that I’ll be doing the B&B flash cards and then keep reviewing. For Dental anatomy, I did the YouTube video with 300 dental anatomy facts. I wanted to ask if these videos and flash cards are...
  11. emarled1427

    New MCAT score/Help with School List

    Hi everyone! I would really appreciate any help/advice. My MCAT score came out on 8/18, and I got a 508. This was my first MCAT. My practice AAMC FLs were 510/506/510/516. I even took the 4th FL, on which I got a 516, a week before my exam :( I was hoping for a 510-515. MSAR shows a 508 barely...
  12. P

    Struggling with Diversity Essay

    I'm working on the quote on quote diversity essay and I'm struggling to find a topic that I can tie in with medicine. I'm a pretty privileged person so there is no reason to go down that path. I've also a traditional med student so I haven't had any cool jobs either. I do have a hobby of art and...
  13. aalleyne13

    NYU Masters Program

    Looking for opinions on whether or not it's beneficial to apply for a MS in Chemistry or MA in IDS or Psychology (Clinical Neuroscience Track). I'm pre med with a solid passion in Neurobiology and Biopsychology and all that intertwines, which shows through my undergrad coursework. However, I...
  14. I_Am_a_Nguyener

    Help deciding on TMDSAS awards section

    hey y'all, I have a question regarding if this would be considered an academic or non-academic award? So, I was part of PLUS (peer-led undergraduate studying) which is a university leadership activity for helping students learn course material in varying classes. I was a facilitator for a class...
  15. M

    MPH or MSW "for fun" vs waiting to apply

    I just graduated with my BSc in psych (3.8 major, 3.65 overall), two minors, and a concentration. I have a few years in two different research labs (one was lots of data entry, the other was coordinating, testing participants, and currently writing papers; nothing published yet), 6+ months as a...
  16. A

    need some advice and closure please help :(

    hello, i’m currently a second year under grad student; about to be third year this fall 2020. I got myself in a pretty bad situation, i was taking a gen chem 1 class and gotten into a misunderstanding with my lab professor and i basically got a citation on my record for violating academic code...
  17. F

    Need HELP Finalizing List of Schools

    Hello everyone, I am planning to apply this upcoming cycle. Please help me finalize the list of schools I should apply to. These are my stats: [oGPA 3.835] [sGPA ~3.75] [DAT: AA 23, TS 21, PAT 23]. I also don't have any experience in research. This is the list of schools I have so far. Is...
  18. Samc263

    Torn between KCUCOM and MSUCOM

    Hello. I was accepted into MSUCOM in April but I found out today 5.8.20 that I moved up on the waitlist at KCUCOM and now have an offer. From what I understand you can only hold 1 acceptance until may 15th and then must make a choice. I am from jersey so both schools are out of state for me, so...
  19. S

    Tufts vs Rush - A Very Last Minute Decision

    Hi, Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated. I was accepted to both Tufts and Rush and thanks to Covid only just got my financial aid packages which made me re-think which schools. A quick layout of my biggest selling points. Tufts Rush Pro: - Higher rankings - Very good...
  20. Boomer7200

    I Messed Up..In Need of Help

    Hello everyone, I messed for the first three semesters of college. I have a 3.1 gpa through the first three semesters. I received a D+ in Orgo I as well. This semester I transferred and was able to get a 3.7-3.8 as I realized I needed to change. Next semester I am retaking Orgo I. I am just...
  21. josh3salmon

    Advice for an overwhelmed High School Senior? (Aspiring Pediatrician)

    I live on a hospital ship in Africa! Well, that's how I'm spending my senior year anyways. I'm in a weird "practicum/prepping for college" situation. I'm an American citizen and have grown up in Texas. I've always wanted to go into "medicine" but after seeing it in action here on the ship, I...
  22. O

    SCCO vs. UC Berkeley

    Hi everyone, I just got into both SCCO and UC Berkeley for the class of 2024 :) But I am very torn between the two so any insight would be extremely helpful! SCCO Pros: - can save money on commuting; college is only 15 min away and clinic is even closer at 8 min away - great city/feel...
  23. J

    KCU-MB vs PNWU vs ARCOM

    Hello everyone, I have a question for everyone in the SDN universe! So I am currently an applicant for the 2019-2020 cycle. I have been blessed with the opportunity to choose between 3 schools that have already offered me a spot in their incoming class of 2020. With that being said, I am unsure...
  24. J

    KCU-MB vs PNWU vs ARCOM

    Hello everyone, I have a question for everyone in the SDN universe! So I am currently an applicant for the 2019-2020 cycle. I have been blessed with the opportunity to choose between 3 schools that have already offered me a spot in their incoming class of 2020. With that being said, I am unsure...
  25. D

    Can I do it?

    So... I have a dilemma. This is a very, very long story so if you can't read long posts and winded stories, please just exit or keep scrolling. I apologize for those who read this entire thing and find that they've wasted their time. My relationship with my parents was not very good ever since...
  26. ChooChooTrain51

    TMDSAS applicant with no IIs. What to do for reapp next cycle?

    I haven't heard anything from any TMDSAS schools thus far and definitely need to begin prepping for a reapp. What's wrong with my app- GPA? MCAT? ECs? Essays? I've seen dozens of people with my stats/close stats to mine that have received 4+ IIs, even in Texas, while the only school I've...
  27. A

    Reapplicant gap year job?

    I am currently unemployed after applying last cycle (3.9x, 513) and receiving 2 II -> 2 WLs. I have already submitted 30+ MD apps and am currently working on 6 DO schools, however I need to find a job and I am unsure what type of opportunity to look for. On my application I have 4000 hours as a...
  28. ashmita23

    The worst that could happen during the OAT!!!!

    Hey guys! After balling my eyes out for the longest time, I have come to my senses and decided to come here for some advice. Here's the story... I went to the take the OAT this past Saturday. Got to Prometric on time, started my exam 30 minutes prior to schedule, it was all going great! I was...
  29. T

    Supposed to start MD school in two weeks, any input appreciated!

    Hi friends. After graduating from undergrad I decided to take two years to do some “soul searching” in Colorado. Through high school and college, my focus and passion had always been focused in on medicine and being a doctor, which I know is the case for nearly all pre-meds. I graduated with a...
  30. GizmoDartboardScene

    Evaluators/LOR: have i goofed up?

    I am in a bit of a tricky situation and would like some advice. I already have 3 evaluators who I recently found out will write me excellent evaluations. However, I asked 2 additional evaluators just in case as back-up. Unfortunately, these 2 additional evaluators... I am not sure what kind of...
  31. 9

    When to Apply?

    Hello, all! I am finalizing my applications, and I anticipate getting everything submitted by July 1st. Is this date too late? I know everyone stresses June. I am just being meticulous with my essays and have been meeting with various academic advisors to edit them. From what I've been told...
  32. C

    Should I stick with medicine? PLS HELP

    Hello! I just finished my first year as an undergrad pre-med student and for some reason am suddenly starting to have doubts about doing medicine. I figured I would post this on here rather than the pre-med forum in order to get advice from those who have actually experienced medicine. Let me...
  33. P

    Help Needed- Failed Anatomy after taking a W the first time

    Hello SDN! Long time listener, first time caller. I am a pre physical therapy student at my university, which is known for having a really difficult anatomy program. I took a W last semester (the first time taking it) due to mental health reasons and severe anxiety during exams. I figured that I...
  34. moralis

    Where should I start? MD/PhD, maybe a bit late in the game

    Hi everybody, I'm a rising sophomore bioengineering major at a decently well known large state school. I have always wanted to go into scientific research of some sort, and was pretty much set on getting a PhD since high school. Last semester, I started out in a computational biology lab that I...
  35. 8

    Nontraditional Student-School List, Need Help!

    A bit about me- Undergrad degree: supply chain management and marketing from a top 30 business school. Undergrad GPA: 3.57 Post-Bacc/sGPA: 3.97 (I took no sciences undergrad). MCAT: 517 (130/126/130/131) Residence: Illinois Not disadvantaged. EC's: 1,200+ hours scribing, international EMS...
  36. K

    Gap Year Advice: Should I take one? (VA student).... PLS HELP!

    Hey Everyone! I'm in need of some advice. I've asked around from friends, family and classmates for their advice about whether or not I should take a gap year following my undergrad graduation in May 2020 but everyone keeps pulling me in every which direction so hopefully you all, who may just...
  37. K

    Late in the game but have been having a lot of self doubt b/c I don't have a focus on basic science. Realistically, what are my chances for MD-PhD?

    Hi all, Just got my MCAT score back today and wanted to see if anyone could give some input on whether I should apply MD-PhD or if it's a lost cause? I'm feeling a lot of self-doubt because I don't have a lot of wet lab experience and it's making me hit a mental roadblock as I write my "why"...
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  39. M

    Help with medical school list + improving my app

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  40. M

    Is Public Health What I Am Looking For?

    Hello all, I am trying to get my life together and figure out what kind of program I want to apply to. Some background, I am currently in my junior year of college studying psychology and I plan on getting a PhD/ pursuing a research focused career. I originally planned on going to medical...