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    CTE and Waitlist Question!!!

    Hello everyone! My CTE deadline is quickly approaching and I am WL'd at my top choice institution. My WL school encourages updates (I have sent a update/LOI pre-WL, an update and a LOI post WL already). I was wondering if it would be acceptable to send another update 1) reiterating my...
  2. OscarHanson

    Is there a “chance” difference between a B.S. and B.A. degree if the intended major is biology/chemistry when applying to Med-School?

    I have been admitted into Berea College—a small liberal arts school for the favorable tuition and expenses—but they only offer degrees as a Bachelor of Arts rather than like Biology B.S. or Chemistry B.S. Will this affect my chances when applying to competitive medical programs, specifically...
  3. Commiecrusher99

    Volunteer/Service Mission Abroad

    Hello! Have a question about one of my most meaningful experiences. Thank you so much for helping me out. Spring break of my freshman year, I did a mission trip through my school to a children’s home/orphanage in a developing country. We raised money, and also had most of the trip covered by my...
  4. Commiecrusher99

    Please help me with my school list!

    Hello all! I have recently learned a ton since joining SDN. I think I would really benefit if you guys could take a look at my stats and see if my school list looks alright and if I should add/remove any! Stats: PA resident, ORM, T10 Private Liberal Art School Senior Biology major, Biochem...
  5. M

    Lost and Confused: WAMC

    Hi, I'm really sorry if this is redundant. I tried looking for similar questions but didn't see any. I am crazy worried because I've been told there's no hope for me going to med school and I wanted opinions. I wanted to apply med school this year but now am debating between post-bacc and SMPs...
  6. S

    U of AZ vs WSU

    I have promised WICHE funding so WSU should be a little cheaper than UAZ in state. UAZ goes year round, so they finish about 9 months earlier but only have 1 week mid semester breaks and 2 weeks between semesters with 3 a year. Honestly, the major advantage for UAZ is that my family is 30min-2...
  7. W

    Questioning Pursuing Dentistry...

    Hello! I’m a senior in undergrad and have everything set to apply to dental school. However, due to COVID I didn’t start actually shadowing until recently. I find dentistry very boring. The first few days I came in I was kind of interested in what all the dentists were doing, but now that I’m...
  8. Taufiq Khaled

    Feeling overwhelmed and lost

    I usually don't post to forums and just lurk around and read but lately I have been feeling very lost and I don't know where I stand. I plan on applying to dental school this application cycle and the last thing I want is to have an incomplete application. I was wondering if you guys could point...
  9. A

    transfer Classes at community college?

    Hello everyone, I am right now a junior and am applying for the pharmacy fall’22 cycle soon. I have a couple classes soon that i want to complete before applying but due to financial problems, i am thinking about taking 2 or 3 classes this summer at my local community college instead of my...
  10. Mterizan120

    DAT Retake necessary with my profile?

    Hi guys, I took the DAT last month and obtained a score of 20 RC 22 QR 21 BIO 21 GC 21 OC 21 AA 20 PAT. However, the other aspects of my life is not very traditional. I am 32 years old, and I graduated college 10 years ago with a GPA of 3.65 overall, 3.5 science GPA. I was pre-med when I was...
  11. erowe22

    [non-traditional] should I retake my exam in April

    Long story short, I was accepted to physical therapy school out of undergrad but soon found out that what I desired was outside the reach of PT and decided to pursue being an MD/DO. My undergrad gpa is little above 3.2 Science gpa is around 3.45 All of my thousands of hours working and...
  12. S

    Help with NBEO Part 1

    Hello! I need some advice.. so I finished KMK almost twice now, and i've been doing alot of optoprep. I finished all the practice questions, and now im on the timed exams. I've been doing half exams, but i keep getting 50-60% on them!! it's really frustrating. is this a cause for concern? i know...
  13. S

    WAMC? When to take DAT?

    Hello, I am currently a junior majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and I am interested in going to dental school. My GPA is very low compared to others; my cGPA is 3.28 and my sGPA is 3.27. I don't have much volunteer hours in the dental field but I have been shadowing a dentist. My...
  14. 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...
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    Need advice: Bad grades, post-bacc, gap year

    Hi everyone happy new year! Looking for advice on how to spend my gap year(s), fixing holes in my app, and if this post-bacc plan is good. One main issue is grades, especially sGPA, so thought I'd do a post-bacc in my city? The undergrad classes this post-bacc offers are mostly classes I've...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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    BU vs. UB (IS) vs. Rutgers (OOS) vs. Temple (OOS)

    Hi everyone — I need some guidance in deciding what school to attend next year. I loved BU the most out of my interviews, but have read quite a few negative things about the school on SDN. Any BU students have feedback on this? In terms of financials, I would get in-state for Rutgers after the...
  20. 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...
  21. a_zed24

    Fever control in G6PD deficiency

    NSAIDs can generally be administered to patients with favism in a usual therapeutic dose. However, if hemolysis occurs, the NSAID should be discontinued. What if a patient with favism and uncontrolled fever shows hemolyisis upon administration of NSAIDs? How can we manage their fever in that...
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    Advice? What are my chances ?

    Hi everyone ! I recently applied to 15 schools (10 DO schools and 5 in states MD schools, FLORIDA) for this application cycle of 2020. Some quick stats... MCAT : 499 (44th percentile) Chem/physics: 125 54% CARS : 122 23% Bio: 125 51% Psych: 127 70% Overall Bachelors of science in nursing...
  23. postponemastudentloan

    Unit conversions

    Hi, I‘m currently using the Kaplan books for mcat review and the math portion states that “conversion factors will be provided as necessary.” I just wanted to clarify does that mean conversion factors for basic things we’ve learned in classes such as Celsius/Fahrenheit/Kelvin, miles to feet, eV...
  24. BaDing

    School List Advice (MD and DO)

    Hello! I was hoping to get some feedback on my list of schools. I haven’t used SDN before and after reading some I’m now getting a little nervous. Ill give some of my stats in case it matters, but I’m primarily interested in the schools, their reputation, any red flag schools, things like...
  25. BaDing

    Are there any medical schools to avoid?

    Hello, I am applying and wondering if there are any MD or DO schools that should be avoided in any of your opinions? And why? I know new schools are risky - are there any exceptions this year? Sorry, I keep searching for this and can’t find any threads on it. I understand this will be largely...
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    Your hour by hour schedule for med school

    Hi guys, Im two months into medical school and struggling hard to figure out how to study. In undergrad I had a routine/plan for each exam which included writing everything out and reading textbooks, etc. but I obviously cannot do that in med school because of the immense amount of info and...
  27. Sunflower44

    PT School Laptop Requirements

    Hi! I am a recently accepted PT student and am looking at getting a new laptop for PT school. I am not the most tech-savvy person so I am looking for any advice possible. I've heard really good things about the iPad Pro but am hesitant on switching from a laptop to a tablet. All advice/insight...
  28. J

    WAMC dental school

    Date of submission: 08/09/20 Overall GPA: 3.66 Science GPA: 3.54 DAT score: 20PAT 23QR 17RC 17Bio 20GC 26OC 19TS 21AA Residency: Kansas Major: Chemistry/Business Minority? No Reapplicant? No Nontrad? No Shadowing Experience: General Dentist 96, General Dentist 200, Oral Surgeon 72 Volunteering...
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    Applying Next Cycle.. HELP

    Background Info Age:23 Florida Resident African American Woman (From an Immigrant home but Mom is a Nurse) A.A.: cc (2017) B.S.: Health Science with Concentration of Biological Science at USF (Aug 2020) Hey guys. So, I need a little bit of help as far as trying to make myself more competitive...
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    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...
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    School List Help?

    All advice would be appreciated! Planning on applying to 30 schools and sending in secondaries soon. Aiming to shoot as high as possible. Demographics: African American Male Cumulative GPA: 3.94 Science GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 513 (129/125/131/128) Research: 1800 hrs in my university lab (2 poster...
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    AMCAS School List Advice

    All advice would be appreciated! Planning on applying to 30 schools and sending in secondaries soon. Aiming to shoot as high as possible. Demographics: African American Male Cumulative GPA: 3.94 Science GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 513 (129/125/131/128) Research: 1800 hrs in my university lab (2 poster...
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    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...
  34. llyskc

    Pre-Pharm -> Pre-Med???

    Hey guys, I feel like my situation is a bit unique/abnormal. I went to a university that had a pre-pharmacy program, 2+3 (2 years undergrad + 3 years pharm school). Like a lot of high school students, I went into it without really knowing what I was getting myself into. tldr; I just finished...
  35. mouhamad

    Personal Statement

    Hi Yall, I am not the best when it comes to writing, and was wondering if I could get some kind people to look over my statement. Thank you very much I really appreciate it.
  36. llyskc

    SUNY Upstate Medical School Early Assurance Program (2020 cycle)

    I recently applied for the SUNY Upstate EAP program and have been looking around for any information about it. Seems like nobody really posts about this program. Anybody else applied? On that note, any past applicants know approximate stats and figures for the program and the...
  37. M

    Help deciding between post-baccalaureate and a MAMS type program

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  39. sydwillx

    2.85 GPA 308 GRE

    So i graduated from Georgia State University in 2020 and i just took the GRE i got 157 V and 152 Q. I have applied to the MS preclinical sciences program at mercer and the MS biomedical sciences at PCOM. Do you guys think ill get in?? open to other program suggestions as well!! anything will help
  40. topwoodsfan27

    Looking for advice

    Hi all- I’m slightly non-traditional. 22yo Caucasian female, LGBT. Long story short, I graduated HS in 2015 and was awarded a Stamps Scholarship to LSU. During my third semester in the Fall of 2016, I was forced to resign for medical reasons. I returned in the spring and completed that semester...