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    Pharm Schools that dont require a 2nd inorganic chem

    Hello all, I took General (inorganic) Chemistry 1 and the lab and am looking to apply for Pharmacy School. I see that many schools require 2 semesters of inorganic Chemistry, Im thinking the 2nd inorganic chemistry is Physical chemistry. Can anyone name US Pharmacy Schools that don't require 2...
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    Exam Timetables

    There are a couple of changes going around my University - which includes changing exam timetables to better suit their own timetable and make it one large comprehensive exam at the end of the semester. They are using the excuse that "it's like this everywhere else" but I don't think it is...
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    MCAT preparation plan for the risk-averse (feeling doubt)

    Thanks in advance for any input. This post may initially come off as a bit self-involved, but that is just to provide context for a little-articulated issue that I suspect effects many (often extremely successful) pre-med students. In particular, I refer to those students whose approach as...
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    Any Schools still worth applying to?

    I applied to 8 dental schools and so far have only heard from one. I was wondering are there any schools still worth applying to? My stats are 22 AA, 23 TS, 23 Bio, 21 Gchem, 25 Ochem, 21 RC, 19 PAT, 19 QR 3.61 overall GPA and 3.53 science
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    PTCAS essay

    I'm seriously struggling writing my essay for the prompt this year just because I know how important this essay is!! I've been super passionate about going to PT school since I was in high school, but I almost don't know what to write since I have so much to say. I know I'm running late but I...
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    Pre-Dental trasnfer student

    Hello! So i just now completed my junior year at UT Austin. Did not go as well as expected. I tranferred over from a community college with a 3.7 GPA and my associates degree in science. I am now a psych major. First semester pre reqs at UT: ochem1 B-, Bio 1 B-. Second semester pre reqs: Ochem 2...
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    In Cork: Need Nurse/Phlebotomist/Doctor to take blood for a few hours

    Looking for a Nurse, Phlebotomist or Doctor or anyone with appropriate training to take blood for a few hours one or two mornings in CORK. We are doing blood tests with a small group of people looking for hormonal response over a 2-3 hour period. Good pay. You should have proper...
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    School, grades, and upward trends

    Is it possible to get into med school with a bad first year? Does explaining these grades help? This year was my first year as a bio pre-med student. I'm planning on applying to the CLS program at my school next year and apply to med school after I finish the requirements for med school and the...
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    Starting Residency on Employment Authorization Document

    Hi, I am an non-US IMG married to a US citizen who will be applying to this year's match. My circumstances dont allow me to apply for GC before start of Nov 2017. And by the time my residency starts in June/ July 2018, I might not have the GC but I'll have an Employment Authorization Document...
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    MCAT (Prereq) Question

    Hello all. This is my first time posting but I am looking for some solid advice, and I haven't been able to find a question similar to mine. I know that medical schools let you apply without all of the prerequisites done, but, for lack of a better phrasing and due to my increasing frustration...
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    rejected 2 cycles, trying to figure out why, any advice?

    Hi Everyone I've applied to 20+ medical schools for the 2 cycles with no luck (only 2 interviews) I think I have strong stats... couldn't figure out why I was not even getting interview invites I am reapplying one last time this cycle, since my MCAT score is expiring and I don't want to waste...
  12. wizarddoc2213

    3.7/511... FINAL SCHOOL LIST HELP

    Hi! I'm trying to finalize my list of schools to apply to this cycle... just looking for some advice/honest critique of my school list. 3.7 GPA (Biology major with Chemistry minor, Honors in Chemistry, science GPA is roughly the same as cum GPA) MCAT= 511 (86th percentile). Breakdown of...
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    3rd Year English Major

    Hello all, I'm new to the forum and I am seeking some help. I am a 3rd year, entering 4th year English Major. I just need 3 more classes to complete the major and then I'm more or less done with undergrad. I say more or less because I'm trying to pursue a bio minor. Thus far I've taken gen chem...
  14. bschaefer97

    Worried about grades/chances..

    Hello all, I just bombed a test in O Chem II, and I was just wondering how everything shaped up so far grade- and EC-wise. This has likely been covered in a different thread, if so, just LMK and I will check it out. Just a bit worried about how this bad chem grade will affect my chances. For...
  15. wizarddoc2213

    3.65/511 School List HELP!

    Hi! I am in the process in narrowing down my school list and need some advice. Before I list my schools, here's a quick overview of my stats: 3.65cGPA/3.6sGPA (Biology major with chemistry minor, GPA will most likely increase by the time I apply in June) MCAT= 511 (86th percentile). Breakdown...
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    Looking for advise: SMP or Publication

    Hey SDNers, Before I begin, here's some potentially helpful info on myself (I'll try my best to keep it short). I initially didn't do so well in school and had no interest becoming a physician. This all changed when I got seriously injured in a motorcycle accident (I reveal this because my gpa...
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    nontrad student; jan 28th MCAT 504.. retake?? please help!

    I took the MCAT on Jan 28th 2017 for the first time and I got a 504. The breakdown was 130/124/126/124. I am worried about the 124s. My CARS 124 is pretty standard for me, I suck at CARS but I hate that I have 2 sections under the 50th percentile. I am a nontraditional student. I have been out...
  18. wizarddoc2213

    School List Critique Needed!

    Hi Everyone! Thanks in advance for all the help. I have a preliminary list of schools that I want to apply to, and I am looking for feedback (what schools to add, remove, etc. based on my stats). 3.65cGPA/3.6sGPA (Biology major with chemistry minor, GPA will most likely increase by the time I...
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    Taking intensive Organic Chemistry 1 & 2 and Cell Biology at the same time

    Background: I completed my first semester of undergraduate school and just started the second semester. I took Gen Chem 1, Calc, Physics, and some gen ed, but I found myself going crazy because it seemed like I had nothing to do. I finished all my work well before deadlines and it got to the...
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    I got in but halfway through applying my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

    I was interviewed and got accepted to an out-of-state school, but my mom was given just 2 years to live by her oncologist. She already had the primary tumor removed, but there's secondary tumors that require chemo. She's the primary income-earner of my household and her treatments have left her...
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    Pitt or Duquesne for pre-pharmacy?

    I am a senior in high school and I was accepted to both Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh's pre-pharmacy programs. My acceptance to the University of Pittsburgh pharmacy school is not conditional, and therefore I will have to compete for a spot in the pharmacy school (they...
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    What are my options as a URM with my stats? What can I do to improve?

    Thank you to all who have taken the time to read my post. I am feeling a bit dejected at the moment with my current situation in regards to school. As stated in the title, I'm a URM (Salvadorian female). I've got a paltry 3.24 gpa, and have taken only one science course (bio) in which I...
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    "Highly Recommended" Courses- Should I take them??

    Hey guys, So I'm in a weird kink right now. I'm on the border of switching majors (Kinesiology to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) due to mixed info I'm getting at my school. I asked 1 of my science professors if I should take 'recommended' courses for medical schoool, like Biostatistics or...
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    Help with Decision

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    USMLE Step 1 HELP Urgent please

    I am a graduate from India, and have prepared for Step 1 by reading Kaplan books and videos and have done the Kaplan Qbank and the exams that go along with it. I have also done other self assessment exams and have done the NBME 13 and gotten a score of 220. I am planning on taking the exam on...
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    Looking for post-bacc advice

    I am looking for some advice regarding a post-bacc program. I have decided kind of later in the game to attend medical school. I have kind of designed my education up to this point for a career in research, but after working in the industry, I know my heart is elsewhere with medicine. So, I plan...
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    Post med mentors?

    I just graduated from med school (intl) and have never had a mentor. dumb, i know...now. i have made SO many mistakes simply cause I didn't know any better and was depending solely on me, myself n I. Looking to avoid going down a similar rocky road and get a better idea of what my unknown...
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    Late Applicant (Pre-Med) - Please Help!

    Hello all, First - sorry for the really long post. I am in the terrible (self-inflicted) circumstance of not having submitted my AMCAS app yet. It is the first week of August. To get it out of the way: I know I'm late, and there are multiple family crisis/personal issues involved. I say this...
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    CAN'T complete english pre-req before matriculation

    Hi guys, I wish I found this forum earlier because I am in serious deep trouble. I was accepted off waitlist last week and the class starts in August. Because I was almost certain I need to re-apply again after the interview and I know I would not do too well on English, I did not plan to take...
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    MD 522 MCAT, 4.0 GPA, small school list

    Hi everyone, I have a bit of a unique situation in which I will be out of the country during the application cycle due to an opportunity to work abroad. I am trying to be strategic in applying to only a limited number of schools so I can afford to fly back once or twice for any interview offers...
  31. wictorwictor

    Am I competitive for So. California schools?

    Hi there, I'm a recent graduate from CSULB with B.S in Exercise science. I know that my track record does not look good at all, but I plan to retake the GRE by the end of the month. Shooting for 155q/155v/AW4. I want to stay in the Southern California area, what do you think about my chances are...
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    Personal Statement Critique Needed!

    Hey all, I've already submitted my personal statement to my prehealth committee, and I had shown it to a professor and a few other people, and they said the content was okay but it lacked flow, some words were inappropriate etc., so I wanted to make a few edits and really need help with what...
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    pharmacy technician information for a beginner

    I've recently taken interest in a career as a pharmacist and i'm fresh to the whole scene. I start community college in a few months for just my basics, I asked about pharmacy technician certification at the college im going to but they don't offer it. So my question is where can I start by...
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    i need your help

    i live in Dubai and am an art high school student which means it's impossible to study med or to become a doctor in Dubai so i though about this can i become a pharmacist then take the mcat will med school accept me without a pre-med courses / degree ? becoming pharmacist is my only option...
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    How do I decide between Med School or PA School?

    Hi everyone, I have been talking to a couple of other peers that I volunteer with and honestly, I don't know which path I should be going for. They both have their pros and cons, which makes my decision that much harder. I do have about 2.5-3 more years before I apply, but it's never too soon...
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    Conflicted...Help!

    I ultimately want to go into a career where I can help people with their health and I know that going into the science is the best thing to do. I don't know whether I should go into nursing or medical school. I have been dismissed from NYU my sophomore year due to academic failure and I know...
  37. BabyyD

    Wondering if I am too old for Med School

    Hi guys! So I am currently 26 and finishing my masters in exercise physiology. I have all the pre recs for med school. However, due to illness and unfortunate circumstances through my undergrad years I do not feel that I am competitive enough to apply for med school. I am thinking about taking...
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    Applying to a U.S dental school, please help!

    I've completed my bachelors in dental sciences in Pakistan this Feburary inow plan to take my NBDEs this year. I am completely lost! Could somebody please guide me through the whole process? I've read the guide and apparently i have to request a report from the ece but which eport exactly? What...