help me get into med school please

  1. halo1789

    Low sGPA, nursing student, 503 mcat

    What are my chances getting into DO school? I live in Mississippi SGPA- 2.7 which is very low I know CGPA- 3.2 I never took physiology in undergrad and only took one anatomy course. i went to an SMP and took medical physiology one and two and got C’s in them because I had no clue about...
  2. 7

    Help with School List and Chance of getting in! GPA: 4.0 MCAT: 514

    Sorry for the format. First time poster on SDN I could use some assistance figuring out which schools I should apply to in June. I'm unsure of which resources to find this out and have just been looking at the MSAR for guidance. I have some money saved up, so I am looking at applying to around...
  3. A

    URM male gpa 3.9, MCAT 505. school list help please!

    Hey guys, occasional lurker here. It's my first post! I really need your help with my school list. Below are some info that might help (it's a tad bit thorough lol)>> Thanks in advance! Btw S/O to all the OGs paying it forward, Y'all are the MVPs! • Year in school: Class of 2018, Psychology...
  4. M

    Just applied to DO, should I apply to some MD too?

    Hi all, I just submitted my AACOMAS to 15 schools (I've worked full time during undergrad to afford uni tuition and HELLA application fees) and I'm still on the fence about throwing my hat in the ring for a few allopathic schools. My father is an MD and isn't pleased about me applying DO even...
  5. M

    3.3cGPA/319 MCAT

    Hello! This is my first time posting (read quite a lot of threads). I'll be applying to med school in the fall and just wanted to know what my chances are. (All thoughts/comments/tips/etc are greatly appreciated!) My stats: Michigan resident 3.3 cGPA, 3.35 sGPA Biology major, Chem and Psych...
  6. G

    Is there any hope :(

    I'm not looking for an ego boost here because I'm genuinely distraught and confused rn and seeing if anyone believes that there is still hope for medical school. I took my MCAT in July 2017 and got a 502 (124/125/128/125) and decided to retake it. I studied for 4 and a half months and was...
  7. M

    advice needed!?

    Hello everyone, so right now I am in a dilemma and I am really confused about what would be the best approach to my issue. Right now I am a senior in college and I have a 3.2 GPA, due to the fact that I became extremely sick my junior year, which was a very sad time for me but it happens I am...
  8. A

    Struggling Premed Needing Help With the Next Step

    So I am currently a 5th year senior (Not URM) set to graduate this upcoming December with a Biology degree and Psych/Chem minors. I currently have a 2.4 GPA, and I am unsure of the science but I believe it is similar at this point. The first few years of college I didn't really care about as I...
  9. L

    3rd time applying.. help

    As the title states, this will be my third time applying to medical school. I am truly seeking helpful advice. I understand there will be some rude comments but if you could, just please add in some help advice after whatever scrutiny you should send my way. I just graduated in May 2017 with...
  10. A

    MCAT HELP

    Hello, I was wondering what are the best books to use for content wise for the material for the MCAT? Also what is the best updated schedule for the MCAT and what program or book can I use for practice questions.For the DAT, they have a book called "DAT Destroyer" and I was wondering if we...
  11. AkiraShinichi

    Help! What should I do?

    Hi All, I've been browsing around SDN for awhile now, and as I approach the end of my 4th year of undergraduate I have become unsure of whether I am cut out for Medical School. Long story short, I realized I wanted to go into medical school to become a psychiatrist or neurologist during my 3rd...
  12. A

    Should I apply?

    Hello :) I am a senior graduating this December. I anticipate on taking the MCAT latest by March. Unfortunately, I goofed off a lot in college and did not take it seriously, and am at a 2.92 GPA (it should be a 3.0 by the end of this semester). I know this is a very low number and the...
  13. B

    MD & DO Realistically, what are my chances (506/3.82/low ECs)?

    My concern is my pretty subpar EC's. I graduated May 2015 with a GPA=3.82, science=3.88. I tutored for 2 years while going to school but that's about the extent of my work. Did a summer research gig between junior and senior year. Since graduating I worked as a home health aide since I was...
  14. S

    Struggling Premed

    Hi! I'm a sophomore at UC Berkeley. I've recently declared legal studies as a major, mostly because it didn't seem competitive to get into, and I failed most of the classes I took my freshman year. I've always really wanted to be a doctor, but there's no way I see myself taking the medical...
  15. G

    3.97 sGPA, 3.96 cGPA, no MCAT

    Going into my Junior year and looking for advice for resume improvements. Not sure if I will be taking a gap year or not. Any advice you may have is appreciated! Residency: MI School: Small, liberal arts school Major: Chemistry w/ Biochemistry concentration sGPA: 3.97 cGPA: 3.96 EC's...
  16. G

    MD & DO Re-Applying: What's the Best Way to Improve?

    Hello Everyone, I applied last cycle (all allopathic except 1 osteopathic for 2017 matriculation) to no avail. I interviewed at three schools with two rejections and one wait-list. I think the schools I applied to were appropriate for my GPA/MCAT/background (a sincere thanks to @Goro for help...
  17. lifeguard2014

    AMCAS Questions/AMCAS review

    I have been working very hard on my AMCAS experience section, but I am struggling with a few things. First if I started an internship at the beginning of June and will finish it in August of this year can I include it in my experiences section? Also if I was only an active member in a premed...
  18. S

    New to SDN, a lot of questions about USUHS

    Hello, I just signed up to SDN. I'm currently a sophomore/junior in college in the process of completing my bachelor's in Biological Sciences. I actually switched from Nursing to Biology (I just didn't want to go the nursing route anymore and currently love my major). I wanted to know how...
  19. S

    Is my dream dead

    Hello i'm currently lost on what to do and which route to pursue I have a B.S in Biology gpa 2.9 I am Finishing a second B.S. in chemistry currently gpa still at 2.9 the second bachelors was done because I started get really interested in chemistry and wanted to take on the extra classes, now...
  20. H

    applying to Med school as a degree holder

    Hey guys, I am actually really confused any i needed some sort of guidance if someone can help me. I got a bachelors and graduated in 2015 and i have been studying for my MCAT for the last year and i just got my grades back and i got a 480 on it. i have been meaning to apply to med school this...
  21. IndigoLeft

    How do I Fix this!? Low GPA, Disaster MCAT

    I graduated with a Biology Degree with a 3.00 GPA, Mid Bachelors I Started getting really sick (I will rather not specify) but I pushed through and managed to graduate. During my MCAT I had some severe issues related to the existing illness that affected my performance terribly (20). I have 3...
  22. ShinySephiroth

    Will This Hurt or Help My Application?

    I have been looking at statistics Goro linked about what application items are statistically shown to matter in how successful medical students end up being and thus are ranked in importance for adcoms. I noticed in there Paid Employment - Non Medical is ranked low, while Paid Employment -...
  23. M

    Applying for Medschool advice pls

    Hi, I currently a student in grade 9, for all my life I have wanted to go to med school, and become a doctor. Not because of the benefits that come with it, but because I am just generally interested in how the human body works and I am fascinated about it. I really want to go to med school, but...
  24. D

    Help with Med School Applications from Previous Adcoms – Get started early and receive up to 20% off

    Hi everybody! We are recent MD grads who served as interviewers and adcom members offering affordable help with all parts of the application process from general advising to personal statement editing and interview prep. To help you get ready for the upcoming application cycle we’re now...
  25. D

    Oxidative phosphorylation and electrochemical gradient

    Complex I results in oxidation of NADH to NAD+ and two electrons flow from the mitochondria matrix to the complex that is embedded in the inner membrane of the mitochondria. I am trying to find an explanation to why 4H+ are pumped to the intermembrane space. Is it because electrons left the...
  26. D

    Rate-limiting step of TCA

    I am confused because my biochemistry notes say that citrate synthase is the rate limiting step and the kaplan book says that isocitrate dehydrogenase is the rate limiting step of the TCA. Which one is the correct one? Thanks
  27. C

    Help creating a DO school list

    Hi all! I am starting the application process for 2018 matriculation and am confused by how to create a list of schools. Bit about me: -NY resident -mcat 508; gpa 3.44 sgpa 3.29/3.02 (do/md) (ivy, not sure if that makes a difference) -shadowed MD, gastro, primary care, OR time (trying to find a...
  28. D

    Electrostatics TBR

    It's a cathode ray tube - It's the Electrostatics chapter, passage X, Q.65 (P 149). On occasion, the electrons are made to pass through the plates undeflected. If the electrons enter the region between the plates with the same direction, but with excessive velocity: A) they will be deflected...
  29. D

    Got a BA in biology and can't get into dental school..stressed out and really Need help

    So i got my BA in biology from University of Washington in Seattle with a 3.2 gpa about 3 years ago now. I have applied to dental school 4 times and got rejected also did. Did all 3 attempts for dat testing and got 20 score which has expired now...i have shadowed dentist for some months and also...
  30. K

    What are my chances in my situation?

    Hello Everyone, I am a recent graduate of a private university and trying to apply to medical schools. I know it is very late in the cycle, but I wanted to know if I have a chance of starting medical school in the fall of 2017. I know there are some schools that offer post-baccaraulette...
  31. strivingpanda

    I can't get in now. But what should I do?

    Im am currently am a junior in college and I have had MANY bad grades in my science classes. I recently transferred to a different school and thought I would be better since I have learned from my mistakes of studying in the past. However, I just looked at my microbiology grade and got another...
  32. S

    I messed up my first 1.5 years of undergrad. Do I even stand a chance?

    I have suffered from a health problem that affected my concentration and overall quality of life. I just recently was diagnosed with a parathyroid tumor so I'm gonna have surgery soon to have it removed. During this Christmas break, I plan on restoring my physical and mental health after the...
  33. H

    Do I have a Chance?

    Hello everyone. I'm creating this post due to my concerns of getting accepted to an Allopathic, (M.D), Medical School. I writing this because I want honest opinions from students and physicians to see if I still have a shot. In my first two years of Undergrad, I did very well in my MD...
  34. Sameffect

    Getting into Dental Schools with C or B-

    Hey everybody ! I'm a student who is taking 16 credit hours in this semester. I am managing a club of which I am the President, taking part in all of my group activites of my pre-health frat club, shadowing a dentist and working a part time job. Right now, I am on my way of getting 3 As, 1 B and...
  35. Girth

    What are my chances?

    I have a 3.3 cGPA and 3.4 sGPA, 504 MCAT, 1.5 yrs research experience with a publication, 50 hrs shadowing, 250 hrs clinical internship, 300 hrs volunteering experience, leadership role during undergrad (IFC-VP), good LoR. I'm only applying to DO schools, and I will be finishing my app soon...
  36. C

    Junior in undergrad with a question

    Hello, everyone, this is my first time posting here and I am wondering if anyone can give me a feedback for what my chances are getting into a top 10 medical school. I am currently attending school in Minnesota What I have done So far I took the MCAT this year and scored a 526 ( 131 CARS, 132...
  37. Temook27

    Can I Get in a U.S. Med School?

    Hey Guys. I am currently a liberal arts major, Always had a problem in Choosing, what I wanted to do. Finally, I decided to become a doctor. (General Practitioner). I was a very good student in a high school. Had streight A-s. Then lost an interest in college, and I was not taking studying...