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  1. J

    What should I be doing right now

    If someone, like me for example, knows the specialty they want to match into, what should they be doing right now as a premed to give them a higher chance at matching? I heard that there are people who have been preparing for the specialty they want to match into since high school and because of...
  2. HappyPerson

    LOR question

    Hello! I have quite a few letter of recommendations from professors and MD's and DO doctors. I have around 8 total, I was really good at networking with my professors and the doctors I worked under for a few years. My question is, what is a polite way to ask a former professor if the letter...
  3. F

    Premed office at my school useless, need advice.

    So to sum it up briefly, the premed offices in my school are pretty useless and I need some help. I'm a senior however due to me switching majors I'm going to graduate a semester late. One of the main reasons for the switch was I was previously an engineering major and my sophmore year I took...
  4. sushi pink

    Finding Schools with Zoo Med Programs

    Hello everyone! I am applying for the second time and wanted to apply to as many schools as I can with good programs in what I am interested in studying (zoo/wildlife/conservation medicine). I am from Florida so I am going to apply to UF and I was thinking of also applying to UC Davis and NC...
  5. Alessandra20

    Studying before pharmacy school?

    Hey everyone! I start pharmacy school at wayne state this fall and i’ve been getting a lot of mixed opinions on what to do before i start. Some people have told me to make sure i have a stern foundation in orgo/genchem/biochem or else I will struggle a lot. Other people told me that they...
  6. Alessandra20

    i’m scared for pharmacy school :’)

    Hello everyone! after years of anxiety on whether or not i’ll go to pharmacy school i can say now that my anxiety has shifted on whether or not i will survive so i could really use advice or just setting the record straight i start this coming fall’22 and i’m probably over thinking things but i...
  7. SantYagami

    Help with 4 month MCAT study plan

    Hey guys, I am a current Junior that is planning on taking the MCAT August 27th. My semester ends June 11th and I want to begin studying within the next couple of days as I am approaching the 4 month remaining time mark. The goal is to study as much as possible while balancing somewhat...
  8. D

    Should I choose WashU undergrad or Northwestern undergrad if I want to get into a top medical school (so maintain a high GPA)?

    Hello. Recently, I was admitted into WashU and Northwestern for undergrad. While I am grateful for these amazing schools, I also would like to know where I should go to get in a top medical school. Please let me know what you all think. Btw, the costs are similar for both.
  9. A

    Stony Brook University vs HOFSTRA vs St. John’s University (Queens)

    So I’m currently a senior going into college next year and well, please help me out. I can’t decide on a college to commit to so I’ll list the pros and cons. Any feed back is helpful !!! Also, which one would you say has the better science program for med school? Stony Brook U Major: Biology...
  10. Leftpaw

    Chance at getting into another school after suspension / dismissal

    Hello. As explained in another thread, I was dismissed from optometry school at the end of my 1st Year Fall Semester for academic reasons - failed one lab and lecture. I attempted to appeal and that fell through - the committee upheld my suspension. I was wondering how likely it could be to...
  11. Irene Mariam

    Forensic science as pre med

    I'm planning on choosing BSc Forensics as my premed in Canada. Do you think there's any scope for it there in case I don't get into med school? Will a Masters in Forensics help me land a stable job with a stable income?
  12. F

    I’d love some advice on my next step

    Hey all, Non trad mom here! I’m graduating with my bachelors this May, likely with a 3.6 gpa . However, due to my academic past (esp grades 7-10 years ago) , my gpa for applications are 3.018. My trend is upward, but I do have a mixture of Bs and As. My extracurriculars need strength as well...
  13. W

    Current cycle applicant slowly becoming a re-applicant, please help fix my app.

    As the title says, I am a current applicant this cycle. I am a senior finishing my now final semester of undergrad, and it is safe to say that this cycle has not gone as I had hoped. As of now I only have had one II from my state school, to which I won't find out the final decision until March...
  14. Y

    Need advice on what I should do next

    Hello all, I am currently a senior and just finished what could be my last semester. However, I wanted guidance on what I should do next to maximize my chances of getting into medical school. Currently, I have a cGPA of 3.28 and sGPA of 3.32. I understand my GPA's are on the lower end and are...
  15. J

    UIWSOM vs PCOM-GA?

    My husband and I are trying to attend law and medical school at the same time. These are our options to do so. As of now, I really don’t want to pursue a competitive speciality. We plan to have children. I guess I’d say I’m most interested in IM. I know some people are unhappy with the PCOM...
  16. CrazyHorseLady

    Advice Needed: The school put me at a site where the town has shootings and crime on the daily

    Hi guys hope everyone enjoyed the holiday: I just started my psychiatry rotation on Tuesday and luckily have not had to go in since. The site, despite me reaching out to them numerous times, did not give me their address till Monday morning, so I only knew exactly where it was 24 hours before...
  17. T

    CPJE 11/22/2021

    Starting this thread for anyone who wants to take or has already taken their CPJE. Trying to get some insight, especially from those who already passed. I just took mine 11/22/21 and walked out feeling fairly good. As I have checked some of the answers I was able to remember, I can...
  18. J

    Mods delete please, in wrong forum

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  19. H

    Please help me pick between two classes for my last semester in college

    Hello, I really want to take two Biology classes for my last semester in college, but they have time conflicts so I can only take one of them. I’m in between Bio 362: Endocrinology and Bio 365: Introduction to Microscopy. Which one do you think I should take? I want endocrinology because I...
  20. captainClappa

    WAMC 20 DAT 3.1 cGPA 2.9 sGPA

    Date of submission: Sep 7 Overall GPA: 3.1 Science GPA: 2.9 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 2.65 DAT score: 20AA 20TS (18,19,24) 19PAT 20QR 17RC State of Residence: Ohio Major: Bio Definitely Count as disadvantaged, but not necessarily minority Reapplicant? No Nontrad? No, added a 5th undergrad year...
  21. aspiring_physician123

    KCU-COM (Joplin) vs WVSOM vs VCOM-Louisiana

    Hey guys!! So I've recently been accepted to three pretty amazing schools, feeling incredibly blessed, but the first deposit is dawning on me, and I'd greatly appreciate y'alls insight on how to best go about choosing between these schools: KCU-COM (Joplin) Pros P/F Curriculum No mandatory...
  22. diana2000

    Pharmacy School

    hey everyone so i submitted my pharmacy school application just a couple days ago and just got verified for my grades and here are my stats Science GPA: 2.80 Pharmcas Cumulative: 2:95 University transcript Cumulative: 3.31 also apart of clubs and am president of a minority relief org. I...
  23. Alessandra20

    PHARMCAS CONFUSION

    Hey guys, I'm pretty sure most of us know how annoying pharmcas is but I have a question hopefully someone is able to answer me about this. Regarding the program material section, there is a part for each school for selecting your pre-requisite courses that may fulfill their requirement or...
  24. Alessandra20

    prereq confusion? does it matter?

    Hello everyone :) I am pretty sure this is a stupid question but doesn’t hurt to ask but I am applying to pharmacy schools this cycle and am currently in my last year That being said, will it hurt me if I take biochem after I apply? i currently am taking genetics, Orgo lab, and bio stats and...
  25. Zigstar

    Will I need a postbacc

    Hello I am a rising sophomore but because I did two years of dual enrollment I am graduating next year. I major in Math and have taken the full Chem, Physics, Bio, and Calc series. I am now gearing up to take OChem 1 in the call and complete the mcat this March. Because of the pandemic...
  26. diana2000

    biochem with little orgo knowledge?

    Hey everyone I’m a senior at my university and i took organic chemistry my freshman year and decided to take biochem now. My only problem is that i forgot a lot of the information for organic chem and barely remember how to name structures at the top of my head. I need to pass this biochem...
  27. Bookish_future_mergrey

    Germophobic doctor?

    So the last couple of weeks (& especially these last few days) I've been heavily pondering my pre-med track. As of late (since COVID, really), I've been what some people would call "excessively cautious" about not catching COVID or any other illnesses, for that matter. I wash my hands a lot and...
  28. S

    How to effectively review bio practice tests

    Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone could share how they reviewed their biology practice tests? Was your method effective and did you notice an increase in your scores? I need all the help I can get and just reading through the correct answer option is not helping much, neither is writing out...
  29. N

    WAMC, please? URIM, 3.83/3.89, 509?

    Edits: tried to make it clear and concise! Hey guys, I'm pretty new to online forums and feel like a floundering fish looking at medical school lists. My prehealth advisor is also super swamped as many many advisors left recently, so I haven't heard back and I can't schedule a meeting...
  30. Alessandra20

    Address academic probation?

    Hello everyone :) I am in the works of applying for the upcoming pharmacy cycle and there is a question regarding if I have received any academic violations of which I was on academic probation as well as received 1 F and 1 XE (failure to show up to final(i contracted cellulitis and was unable...
  31. A

    Maybe some advice please

    Hey! I never really write in discussion posts but I feel like I needed some advice, tips, or any help. Much of my social group is not pre-medical students so I have no idea or any extra friendly advice. I go to UIUC pursuing a chemistry major, and hopefully medical school post-undergraduate. I...
  32. M

    Stick with DPT or move to PM&R?

    I am only a month into DPT school and don’t get me wrong, I LOVE it. But I find myself thinking, “should I have gone to medical school?” I think PT is what I want to do. Senior year of high school, when you’re supposed to make a college decision that effects the next 4-6 years of your life, I...
  33. G

    Help

    Hi, I am currently 23 years old. I am a hospice RN currently. I am on track to finish my BSN this coming December. Right now I have a GPA of exactly 3.50. I am considering the possibility of med school. I once was pre med so as far as pre reqs go I am only 3 chemistry classes off the mark. I am...
  34. D

    Difficulties in creating a class I amalgam preparation

    Hello everyone, I'm a student and we just started working on class I amalgam preparations. I keep practicing but constantly get the same mediocre results. The floors and walls of my preparations are always bumpy and I can't seem to fix it without eventually making the preparation too deep or too...
  35. H

    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...
  36. O.F. Hanson

    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...
  37. Snoop32

    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...
  38. Snoop32

    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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
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