help a poor lost soul

  1. 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...
  2. KeepingUpWithK

    Advice for those with low GPAs

    Hello all! So not trying to make anyone feel bad for me or anything but my years in college have been stressful. I had went from switching my major from Nursing to Biology (which was overwhelming and caused my GPA to drop) and posted questions on here previously to seek help throughout my...
  3. A

    Host in Seattle

    Hello, I am a 4th year medical student and I am considering taking a research year. I found a research opportunity via my school however it involves spending 2 months in Seattle. I don't know anyone that lives in Seattle and I am under a financial burden. I would like to know if anyone would be...
  4. M

    SMP Questions

    Hello, I'm a fairly new poster so let me get right to it... Some SMPs such as Toledo want a 500 MCAT to be accepted into the program which has a great matriculation rate as stated as "65-80%". My question is what happens if a DO school offers an acceptance but so does Toledo SMP? Should you...
  5. G

    Severe Ampicillin Allergy - thoughts?

    Hi All, I’m one of the people that keeps positing about weird medical situations on this site. If I had to explain it all, I’d say that my body is on fire. I’ve always known I’ve had an ampicillin and amoxicillin allergy, (as well as mupericin, azythromycin, and erythromycin allergies.) I’m not...
  6. P

    Should I reapply again?

    Stats: cGPA: 3.44 sGPA: 3.18 MCAT: 501 I didn't apply to too many DO schools, I did around 8 schools and so far. I submitted 11 applications, but I only returned 8 of the supplementals. So far, I have 2 rejections, 1 interview and then rejection, and the rest are silent lol. So I decided to...
  7. jordij94

    Moving forward?

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  8. K

    Other OT-Related Information Reapplying to occupational therapy programs

    Hello everyone, I am in quite the predicament and need advice. I am currently in my first year of an MOT program and I love it, but unfortunately I am may have to drop out. It’s not because school is too hard nor I don’t have an interest in OT anymore. That is not the case because I did well...
  9. X

    What are my chances?

    Hey all; I have been lurking on SDN for many years but finally gathered the courage to make a post. Please bear with me as I am still not sure of where to post things yikes lol. I have wanted to go to medical school my whole life - I realized that I wanted to do it for family pressure and...
  10. 9

    Am I crazy for still wanting to do this?

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  11. X

    Help me decide if I am ready to apply to Med School

    Hey all; I have been lurking on SDN for many years but finally gathered the courage to make a post. Please bear with me as I am still not sure of where to post things yikes lol. I have wanted to go to medical school my whole life. I just graduated from college at a midwestern university that...
  12. Dr.Narcos

    MUCOM or VCOM-Auburn

    MUCOM Pros Very close to downtown INDY Very good hospital affiliations Lots rotation cites Research Heavy Cons Very cold (Fl boy here) Rotation sites with the state VCOM-Auburn Pros Warmer rotation sites in florida (my current state) Partnered with Auburn University Cons Newer school...
  13. whosnisarg

    What to do this summer?

    Hey, gang! I am currently a freshman and have applied for a few opportunities for this summer and I am (preemptively, since I don't know if I will be accepted to ANY of them) wondering which to go for. Track 1: Pre-Med Internship (Health Career Opportunity Program) for 4 weeks AND SHPEP...
  14. snowdrift

    Applied to Vet School. Got In. Didn't Go. Med School Now?! Help, Please.

    Alright, everyone. I've reached what I'm calling my quarter life crisis because I'm stuck in a weird place. I'm going to be brutally honest here because I need brutally honest feedback. I was accepted to a few vet schools a few years back coming out of undergrad. Strangely enough, when I was...
  15. T

    3.75 GPA / 3.69 sGPA / 526 MCAT

    Hi, I was wondering what my chances at T20 schools are? Recent graduate from a state university in New York and am currently taking a gap year working as an EMT for FDNY and in the ED at a new york hospital and will apply next cycle when I build up my experience. 1- 3.75 GPA / 3.69 sGPA 2- MCAT...
  16. TheNewGuy29

    Here is my story. Do you think I will get into medical school?

    I will start here by saying that this is going to be quite long. This is my first post, and I made this account mainly just for this. I am putting my story and my journey through undergrad out there, and I hope you all will read this and bear with me. Please, help me out and qualm my fears of...
  17. A

    What looks worse a withdrawal or no credit

    I'm in a predicament right now with my biochemistry course. My university allows GPNC's for courses and I set my biochemistry grade to a C. Basically if I get anything higher than a C i get the grade, and if I get anything lower than the grade I get no credit and it doesn't affect my GPA. My...
  18. B

    What are my chances?

    Hey all, kinda hyperventilating over here so I thought I’d bring it to the forum to see if I’m right to be freaking out. I’m currently applying to 10 schools (is that too many..?) and kinda wanna get other ppls options on what my chances might be. Here’s a little background: I just finished my...
  19. P

    Retaking my Pre-med prereqs at a community college

    Hey guys, i just need a little help deciding if i should retake my prereqs at a community college or 4 year college. i graduated from one of those private unis that charged up the ass. I've read some other blogs online that suggest retaking your reqs at the same school you did bad in to show...
  20. U

    (international) fork in the road.

    Before I get to my question I feel like it's vital to point out that I'm a US citizen with dual citizenship, currently in my third year of med school in a Mexican medical school in the national program. I plan to complete my internship and residency in Mexico, because I feel the hospitals have...
  21. R

    Pharmacy or PT? help

    Please help me I am really confused. I am into my junior year of college and I am still not sure which healthcare career I want to pursue. I worked as a pharmacy technician in retail and had a horrible boss who verbally assaulted me which contributed to me hating the experience. Also when I...
  22. M

    PhD/PsyD PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience

    Hello all, I am looking for some advice. To get straight to the point, if I want to research the neural basis of mental illness, would I be better off getting a PhD in psychology or neuroscience (or something else entirely, like epidemiology)? I have thought about going into clinical psych, but...
  23. O

    Sealed juvenile record, what are my chances ?

    I know this question has been asked multiple times as I have read many posts about this but I had my own questions for members with some expiernce about this. When I was 13 years old I was arrested and charged with both a felony and a misdemeanor both for vandalism (I had graffitied 2 different...
  24. M

    What Field am I Looking For?

    Hey everyone!!! I am a college junior studying biopsychology and I am trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. Up until recently I have been planning on going to medical school but decided that I actually want to go into research instead. I have done really well in my research...
  25. TheOnlinePharmacist

    What are some of the biggest mistakes I can make in my first year (P1) of pharmacy school?

    Title says it all. I've been really stressed out ever since I started early last week, and I found a few google links to answer this question, but they were all generic mistakes that I already know not to do. I think some people on here can give me actual valuable answers from real experience...
  26. TheOnlinePharmacist

    Worrying about girls during pharmacy school. Talk me out of it.

    Hello, Yes. I actually made this post on SDN. Because I need adult help, and not any of that Reddit or Yahoo answers fake ****. This post is pretty self explanatory. I’m currently a P1 in pharmacy school. I highly doubt I have time to worry or fall for some of the cuties in my class...
  27. M

    Is public health for me?

    Hey everyone! I need advice. I’m currently a pre med student about to start my junior year of college, but now I’m not so sure I want to become a doctor. I’m interested in disease, but I think I am better suited for research than clinical work. I am studying biological psychology in school and...
  28. M

    I do not want to take pre reqs, should I really become a doctor?

    Hello everyone! I need advice. I’m currently a pre med student about to start my junior year of college. I came into college wanting to go into medicine, but found I really loved neuroscience/ psychology, so I changed my mind and decided to pursue a career in research. I took a lot of statistics...
  29. S

    Should I send an email to schools to update them on my volunteer experiences?

    Hello everyone! As I continue through this grueling medical school application process I ran into a little conflict. I just recently became a volunteer for New York Cares, a non-profit organization that allows you to sign up for multiple events in the cities and contribute to serving those in...
  30. 9

    DAT Mastery App? Last Minute Study Tips?

    Hey all, So I'm taking my DAT this Friday, and I have gone through Destroyer about 7 or 8 times (I know it like the back of my hand). I have been just using random online resources, some of which @orgoman22 shared with me (thank you very much!). I have the DAT Mastery App on my phone and also...
  31. A

    Test in a week and I need some solid advice.

    This is my first post and here it goes: I'm very very very nervous. I've not been scoring well on practice tests and taking the test next Friday. My goal is 508+, but it seems unrealistic now. 1) Kaplan FL 1: 489------ After this I went hard on content 2)...
  32. P

    PCAT Question

    Hey; I register for the PCAT but I figured it out that my ID has my name in capital letter ir doesn' t matter if I wrote my name in lowercase Example: iD: LIAM PAYNE PCaT : Liam Payne
  33. Fancy312

    Is it honestly impossible???

    So its almost 1 am and of course im looking at some of the stats on here-- it got me thinking, that sometimes this feels completely impossible. What the actual f sdn???? I've been on this run for about 3 years now since graduating with my undergrad. I'm 26, Working as a dental assistant I'm...
  34. H

    What are my chances?

    I am a pre-med student currently discouraged because a lot of my friends always seem to be 2 steps ahead of me. I’m posting this to see if I’m on the right track/ ask critique of where my resume lacks. Thanks in advance!! Degree: Biology, Honors Track GPA: 3.833 Extra. Curriculares: College...
  35. Dr.Narcos

    Application process DO

    So I was AACOMA was verified June 2 and sent my AACOMAS apps to about 25 DO schools. and 8 MD I received many secondaries and sent them back very quickly. The first one I submitted was around july 3 or 4th. I have received many emails saying that my application is under review but nothing...
  36. Sameffect

    DAT scores Advice

    Hey everyone, I just took my DAT today, but the scores I got for the PAT were no where near what I wanted and there is a reason why I got it. Breakdown: Perceptual Ability 14 Quantitative Reasoning 18 Reading Comprehension 19 Biology 19 General Chemistry 24 Organic Chemistry 18 Total Science 19...
  37. I

    MD & DO Continue Nursing or pursue MD/DO? Chances for MD/DO? (Long read-sorry!)

    Hello everyone! I am currently an intern at a teaching hospital and am very conflicted as to whether I would enjoy being an MD or nurse more. Before I give the prospect of becoming an MD/DO any further thought, I want to know if I even have a chance. Unlike others, I currently do not have a...
  38. J

    Am I doing this right? Insight needed please.

    Hello SDN. I am a pre-med biology major at the University of Central Arkansas. I am going into my second year of pre-med and would just like to run some stuff by all of you. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. 1. I had a lot of dual credit in high school, so I decided to take a semester...
  39. J

    Am I doing this Right? Insight needed please.

    Hello SDN. I am a pre-med biology major at the University of Central Arkansas. I am going into my second year of pre-med and would just like to run some stuff by all of you. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. 1. I had a lot of dual credit in high school, so I decided to take a semester...
  40. J

    SUNY Downstate vs Howard COM

    Howard Pros Already confirmed, have a lease DC is probably nicer, haven't spent much time in Brooklyn Have car available Like previous living conditions in grad school The students and other classes are really cohesive Cons Long travel time home, (NY) More expensive Not as ‘competitive...