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  1. 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
  2. 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...
  3. k6mryn

    HELP: B+ Or S for grading period

    Good afternoon to everyone. To make a long story short I ended my spanish class with an 89.92% and my professor has made it extremely clear he won't round up my grade to a 90.0. I am currently a freshman and last semester my grades did not do well at all (literally had the worst grades ever in...
  4. a_zed24

    Dyslipidemia Dietary Knowledge Questionnaire (DDKQ)

    Hello there! Has anyone heard about the DDKQ - Dyslipidemia Dietary Knowledge Questionnaire? I've recently stumbled on an article that concluded that this questionnaire is valuable to assess how much people really know about the relationship between their diet and their plasma cholesterol's...
  5. A

    Question About Summer Courses - Physiology vs. Creative Writing

    Hi! I am a rising sophomore at Duke planning to take some summer courses. At my university, summer semester is broken up into two sessions. I am taking Orgo and Physics I w/calc the first session, and I am planning on taking Physics II w/calc and another course (I have to take two courses a...
  6. R

    Multiple Fs / Left for a semester on Academic Probation / Reinvented myself in postgrad

    Hey everyone. This is my first time posting. I'm trying to make a school list to apply next cycle, but I'm having trouble coming up with schools given my lackluster undergrad gpa and history of bad academic performance. Here is an outline of my application: Basic Info: Undergrad: Cornell...
  7. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  8. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  9. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  10. iino

    Deciding between three BS/MD programs (Union/AMC, Cincinnati, TCNJ/NJMS), any advice is appreciated!

    hey everyone, these are the three programs I'm deciding between. lmk what you think is the best option. Union/AMC No MCAT Maintain a 3.5 Receive an MBA along with my B.S. 8 year program Cohort size is roughly 15 mandatory study abroad through National Health Systems program Location is not...
  11. B

    504 MCAT Helppp

    Hi thanks for viewing this post. ORM CA resident My stats: (DO only) cGPA: 3.3 - 3.4 sGPA: 3.4 - 3.5 MCAT: 126/124/127/127 = 504 (only attempt) *Important* = I’m non-traditional, when I restarted college I was at a 2.5 GPA with 60 or so units under my belt. Then I had a philosophical...
  12. I

    IVC filter and Pulmonary embolism- make it make sense!

    Hi all, Would really appreciate someone explaining this one to me. For patients that have an established pulmonary embolism that have a contraindication to anticoagulation how do IVC filters actually help? My understanding is that the embolism is now sitting in the lungs and so has passed the...
  13. P

    School List (MCAT 515, GPA 4.0)

    Hi everyone! Please help me solidify my school list! These are my current stats & school list (in no specific order) for the upcoming 2020-2021 cycle. I'm planning to apply to ~30 schools. Please let me know if you think I should add/remove any. :) GPA: 4.00 MCAT: 515 (130/124/130/131) State...
  14. M

    Geisinger MBS vs. PCOM MBS 2020

    Hi guys! So I recently applied for SMP programs these stat cGPA 2.8, sGPA 2.5, and MCAT 495. I got accepted into Geisinger MBS program in Scranton, PA, which is a 1 year program at an MD school. I also applied to PCOM PA/GA program which provides a certificate after 1 year. Both schools are...
  15. Rollerpink12

    Any advice for low-GPA?

    Hey, I'm kinda new to the hustle and bustle of being a pre-med, well -ish. To be honest I've been procrastinating registering at my school's pre-health office because I'm so anxious and that sends me on a mental spiral, though my friends have finally pushed me so here I am. I'm a first-semester...
  16. a_zed24

    Qualitative test for CO toxicity

    Hello there! One quick (and relatively insensitive) method to detect acute CO poisoning is to take a blood sample, dilute it and mix it with 5% NaOH. A pink tint in comparison with the colour obtained from a normal blood specimen (I've been told it'd be brown-ish?) suggests the presence of...
  17. M

    Harvard (MD-PhD affiliate) vs UNC (MSTP) - non-trad PhD field

    First off, I'm extremely lucky to be in this position. But I'd be lying if I didn't say that this hellish application cycle is ending with a pretty tough choice. I've gone through this application cycle interviewing for both MSTP and MD-only programs. I want to pursue doctoral work in a...
  18. K

    Grades in Optometry School- please give honest feedback

    I’m a second year opto student and was wondering how relevant my grades and GPA are if I want a job after scho ( not considering residency) I started off decent with a 3.5 GPA but as time went on, I currently have a 2.9 GPA. I feel pretty inadequate in school, and have even gone as far as...
  19. Half-code : understanding

    RN to MD

    Hey all. I've been a SDN forum stalker for quite a while, and decided to make a post to hopefully get a little bit more perspective on my situation. I'm really looking for a second opinion on where my resume is weak. I originally had a goal of becoming a CRNA. I'm a very industrious person, so...
  20. C

    7 Year Old DUI and W's 3.76 GPA and 23 DAT Score

    Hi! I am applying next cycle. I will have my masters in economics with a minor in biology. My GPA is 3.76, my DAT score is a 23, I have 200 hours of shadowing experience, I volunteer every Sunday at my town's family service bureau, I have volunteered at my local dental school (Rutgers Dental...
  21. F

    Really Messed Up and Need Some Advice!!

    Hi, I know there's probably tons of these stories out-there but it would be helpful if I got some advice. So long story short, when I was inn High School I wanted to be an anesthesiologist, that was my goal. However, I really got into app development and programming so when it came time to pick...
  22. T

    Pharmacy Student applying to medical school

    Hello everybody, I am finishing pharmacy school this May with a 3.8 GPA and thinking of applying to medical school this summer. I have 2 publications and 5 years working in both clinical and retail setting pharmacies. I went to pharmacy school after undergrad because I had a 2.8 gpa and didn’t...
  23. a_zed24

    Antacids

    Hello, there! So we know antacids are bases and they neutralize the stomach acidity, but why antacids do not rise the pH above 4? What exactly would happen if our stomach would be neutral? I know about achlohydria and rebound acidity, but I was wondering, is there any other significant...
  24. A

    Dental to Optometry

    Hello everyone Im writing to get everyones input on my situation. I recently took the DAT and scored a 111 on it (adding all the sections together). I know some schools require at least a 105 on the DAT to be considered competitive. Im currently in the dental hygiene program and was applying...
  25. a_zed24

    Isolated Systolic Hypertension

    Hello, there! Our Therapeutics prof told us that "Isolated Systolic Hypertension" or ISH is somehow "more dangerous" than the Isolated Diastolic Hypertension and it is a more reliable predictor of the development of future cardio-vascular diseases. Why's that? Is it because during systole the...
  26. a_zed24

    Beta-lactamase inhibitors

    Hello, there! Sorry if this is not the right place to ask this, but our Prof. was explaining the Beta-lactamase inhibitors and he mentioned the following: -Clavulanic acid -Sulbactam -Tazobactam -Avibactam -Vaboractam -Relebactam And then he said that the last three are structurally different...
  27. GarcendyD

    Bullied...

    I do not know if this post serves as a warning or a question, venting or maybe a cry for help...perhaps all the above. The "pre-med" track as a non-trad student can be rough. In many cases it can break people down to a point where they are so defeated, they become lost. At the beginning of my...
  28. P

    Just Give Me Some Hope (But don't hold back) - Horrendously Low cGPA and sGPA, Med-school possible?

    Hi everyone, It is the first time I ever post on a forum website, much less a forum site dedicated to aspiring professionals. Let me just start my story, and say that I will be overwhelmingly honest. I started community college back in 2015, I stayed for a few semesters in college but quickly...
  29. S

    MD & DO WAMC 2019-2020 Cycle

    Hello everyone, I'm a current senior looking to apply to medical school in May. I'm an undergrad in PA majoring in Bio with a minor in neuro and chemistry. I'm graduating a semester early with an overall gpa of 3.64 and sgpa of 3.57. I've had to retake 2 classes, one due to having a disolacted...
  30. K

    I'm scared

    I posted here before about studying for the DAT a little over 2 months ago and I'm honestly incredibly embarrassed to say that things definitely didn't go as planned between then and now. I take my test on January 9th and so far I've only gone through all of the 2019 DAT Destroyer questions, did...
  31. 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...
  32. J

    Academic Probation

    Hello All, I am trending towards being on academic probation after my first semester all because of a bad anatomy grade. I’ll have high Bs and an A in my other 4 classes. My school puts that we were on academic probation on our official transcript. How will that affect me once I graduate in...
  33. HopeC

    Post-Bac/Special Masters Programs

    Hi Guys! I'm a long time lurker on SDN and recently made an account to get some advice. I'm applying to SMP and post-bac programs to improve my academic record (I have an upward trend in the last two years). I already have tons of research experience, clinical shadow hours from scribing...
  34. L

    Looking for any advice!

    Maybe it's the stress of midterms and everything getting to me, but I was hoping if anyone out there would be willing to be objective and give me any advice if possible? I'm currently a 4th year student in a Canadian University majoring in Psychology (Honors BSc). It's been my goal to go to...
  35. A

    to take another gap year?

    Here's what I have so far: Undergrad Major: Health Education cGPA: 3.83 sGPA: 3.71 I have not taken the MCAT yet - I plan on taking in March 2020. My story - I went through most of college being pre-PA and switched a few weeks before I graduated. In undergrad, I completed all of the...
  36. Jorge Genis

    Vaccine against cancer: a progressive solution.

    The proposal of vaccines against cancer is presented in three stages, the first stage covers the research published by Moshe Reuven et al in the American Chemical Society in which a immunotherapy prevention is created, that, by using antigens and glyconanoparticles created by a biomimetic...
  37. A

    Physics Prereq Question

    I graduated from undergrad in May and have been taking time to work before applying to schools. I intend to apply June 2020, but I have some questions about the physics prereq that I didn’t quite finish in undergrad. I used AP credits in undergrad to cover my physics 1 and physics 1 lab...
  38. D

    PLEASE HELP. Advice on my chances of getting into dental school? (Low sGPA)

    Hi, to whoever ends up reading this thank you so much in advance! I am currently a senior public health major in college. I am really stressed right now because I was planning on applying to dental school in the summer of 2020, so I already knew I'd be taking a gap year. However, after...
  39. StephieC20

    Junior Undergrad Seeking Advice and WAMC for applying next cycle!

    Hello all! I wanted to share my experiences and stats and hear from you all about how you think my standing is for applying next cycle and what I could do to improve my chances! Thank you in advance to those who reply! My cumulative gpa is at 3.94, I’m not sure on where my last 45 credits gpa...
  40. R

    MPH to MD possible with high MPH gpa and high MCAT but low undergrad GPA?

    Okay so I’m really looking for some solid advice because my situation is always a little different from other people on here. So I graduated last May with a degree in biology with a 2.98 cum gpa (sGpa is a little lower). I’m currently enrolled in an MPH program that takes approximately 2 years...