1. H

    Any advice for gap year?

    Hi you all very nice people, I am taking 2 years off and applying during the 2023-2024 cycle! I would like to know if there is anything else I can do to improve my application during this year, especially about the leadership part. My plan wasn't for MD until my Junior year, so everything...
  2. M

    Position Available Open Application Period for NYC Health + Hospitals Clinical Leadership Fellowship Program

    NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation's largest public hospital system, is now recruiting for our next cohort of Clinical Leadership Fellows. The Fellowship is a 12-month program designed to develop the next generation of clinical leaders in quality, population health, and health care...
  3. whatintardigration

    Summer Research Application and Acceptance Thread (SPUR, SURF, SURP, SIP, AMGEN, LA etc.) 2020

    Alright so I figured I'd try to start this year's thread. What programs has everyone applied to? I applied to: Jackson Laboratory Gerstner Sloan Kettering University of Oregon (Rejected 2/14) Purdue MBAP Cornell MBG REU Tufts University Pepperdine SURB Northeastern University NCAT REU Synthetic...
  4. M

    Position Available NYC Health + Hospitals Announces Open Application Period for 2020-2021 Clinical Leadership Fellowship

    NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS ANNOUNCES OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2020-2021 CLINICAL LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP Fellowship aims to develop the next generation of clinical leaders in quality, population health, and health care administration Application deadline is Friday, September 27, 2019 (New York...
  5. Nik_Died

    SMP or Informal Post-bacc. GPA 2.8/3.1, DAT 20

    Hey everybody! First I want to say I really appreciate anytime you put in to reading/ replying to my post. Thank you in advance. I'm not asking about my chances per se, just looking for advice: SMP or informal local Postbacc. (BTW i’ve read EVERYTHING about my position here on SDN), but here’s a...
  6. A

    Any tips for starting a maps chapter at my school?

    I want to start one next semester and just wanted some advice as far as leadership/ managing events/ juggling it with my studies from anyone who has experience with it or anything similar. I am also becoming an RA as well so I hope that I'm not biting off more than I can chew.
  7. khunmohdokhtar

    Leadership experiences non-trad student

    I did really rough and was unfocused (B-, C averages for many of my bio/chem/calc classes... did well in physics though) my first two years of undergrad, therefore I currently have a 3.0 gpa and am in my 4th (out of 5th year) - my goal is to get it up to at least a 3.2....I am pursuing a major...
  8. S

    Top 5 School with 3.0 GPA

    Hello, I am a current PY2 enrolled in a top 5 pharmacy program. I currently have a 3.0 GPA. I have a bachelor's degree (something my program doesn't require), research and leadership experience, and an internship at a local retail store. What are my chances of matching with a program such as the...
  9. Footsteps Book

    For Sale "Footsteps: Profiles of Remarkable Healthcare Leaders" Book

    Available on Amazon This series of in-depth profiles of contemporary health care leaders provides a wide range of reflections on leadership in this complex and important sector. Each essay offers and intimate personal narrative, rich with details about key turning points, sources of...
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical 4 Ways to Display Teamwork in Application Essays

    Teamwork, and its close cousin, leadership, are highly prized by graduate programs and universities. Haven’t worked in teams on any regular basis? Don’t worry! There are more ways than you may realize to prove your chops in this area. Consider the following 4 options: Remember: No Man is an...
  11. P

    PA student seeking advice

    Hi, everyone! First time posting here. I'm seeking advice on a big career switch I've recently been pondering (for the better part of most days, lately). I started PA school 3 months ago and am having some major doubts about the profession. Taking a step back, I'm 29 years old with an MPH...
  12. doctorstrangerthingz

    How important are leadership/volunteer during medical school?

    How important is it to have leadership experience (president of a club, group, etc) or volunteer experience during med school? Will they influence residency at all? Or are they typically done just out of interest?
  13. J

    Personal Essay- Leadership

    I am having a hard time with a supplemental essay that states "Please explain a leadership role you have taken on and what you have learned from this experience. (1000 characters)" I am having a difficult time coming up with a leadership experience. I have been searching around for examples and...
  14. LindaAccepted

    Medical 5 Things to Remember When Writing Your Resume or CV for Medical School

    Although not officially required, you’re going to need a resume at some point in your medical school admissions process, either for completing the experience section of your application or to bring to interviews. While you can look up templates for a resume online, there are a few pointers you...
  15. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Use Your Research Background to Get into Medical School

    You’ve always been great at science and figured your research – whether in college, grad school, or professionally – would help you get into medical school. Now you find it a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you probably aced the MCAT science sections. On the other, you may be viewed...
  16. D

    Reflection: Pain Is a Vital Sign

    Working to improve healthcare, I still don't look forward to being a patient—especially not unexpectedly. Here's a personal reflection on life and leadership following my medical episode. I hope you find it valuable. Reflection: Pain Is a Vital Sign
  17. K

    Advice Needed

    I am in need of some advice, as the guidance system in my life isn't the best. I just finished my second year in a BS in biochem degree, and my current cGPA is 3.823 and my sGPA is 3.81. The problem comes in with my junior year. So, I know junior year is typically a lot of test prep, looking at...
  18. Franzliszt1

    Fraternity Involvement? I think it will look good.

    Dear SDN, Thank you for taking time to read this small dilemma. I'm filling out the Work/Experiences section of the application. I had plenty of important experiences both while as a pledge and an active member of my fraternity. Especially under the category "leadership". However, I've heard...
  19. D

    Advice for New Graduates: A Recap

    Here's a recap of our "Advice for New Graduates" series. Tag your favorite soon-to-be graduate! Advice for New Graduates: A Recap
  20. jtom

    What are my chances?

    Hey guys I was wondering if you could give me any advice on how to improve my application for this cycle. I am a non traditional student and had to take a few pre-reqs to be considered last year. I applied last year and got interviewed and waitlisted at tennessee and also waitlisted at UF...
  21. D

    Write Less, Say More

    Most people receive too many emails. Don’t add to the noise. Here's how to improve your correspondence. Write Less, Say More
  22. D

    Tulane ACLP 2018-2019

    I decided to make a thread ahead of the application period opening up. I spoke with Tulane a few days ago and they said they would be updating their website soon to reflect the new cycle. And for those new to this thread, the Anatomy Certification & Leadership Program (Previously Anatomy...
  23. TheRealBatmanMD

    Summer Research Application and Acceptance Thread ( SPUR, SURF, SURP, SIP, AMGEN, LA etc.) 2019

    It's now or never
  24. modernfam

    2nd year pre-med student, how do I look so far?

    Hello everyone! I just want some feedback so that I can figure out what I should be working on. Dual-enrolled high school senior graduating with my diploma and Associates in Arts degree with a Biology major GPA: 3.52 (Will improve to a 3.6 by end of 2nd year. Goal is 3.7-3.8 by end of junior...
  25. D

    Pick Up the Phone

    Early careerists tend to over-rely on text and email. We think that these save time—and sometimes they do, but not always. Often, “you can accomplish in a 10-minute call what might take hours over email... you won’t spend hours trying to craft the perfect message. You’ll find that you don’t need...
  26. S

    Leadership Opportunities for Music/Biochem Major???

    I was thinking about providing private lessons (viola) to children from 4th~10th grade. I would be able to earn a lot more money in a short period of time (Seattle area students usually charge 45~50 dollars an hour, professionals charge 65~80), allowing for more time studying and volunteering...
  27. TragicalDrFaust

    Is my pre-health advisor full of it?

    I'm a first semester senior majoring in biochem at a state school. I haven't taken the MCAT yet. My GPA and sGPA are both a little over 3.7 (although I did my first two years a community college, which I know works against me), so not stellar. I've been a medical scribe since this summer and I...
  28. D

    Seek Out Mentors

    Mentors have been crucial to my personal and professional development. They have been sounding boards, sources of wisdom, confidantes and friends. They have opened doors I couldn't unlock - some I didn't even know existed. So one of my top advice for students and recent grads (and really, anyone...
  29. nembry

    started a band-- we play gigs and benefit shows, could it be leadership experience??

    I started a band (i play drums) and we're getting very involved in the local Dallas scene. We play gigs and benefit shows to raise money. Since I am a founding member, and have helped schedule practices, recording, events, not to mention the large aspect of writing music, could this be...
  30. meowmeowmeowmeow

    Anyone willing to look over my Work/Activities section?

    I was wondering if someone would be willing to look over my work/activities. I just want to make sure I'm doing this correctly, and I'd appreciate any feedback!!
  31. meowmeowmeowmeow

    Advice on Meaningful Experiences??

  32. amg_la

    School List? Heavy ECs, 3.88 cGPA, 3.88 sGPA, MCAT TBD

    I am trying to figure out my applicaion list for this 2017 cycle. Im taking the MCAT on 5/18 so ill have a more definitive list when I finally have my score but I would appreciate any advice you can give me on schools to apply for. Really hoping for a baylor acceptance under grad school rank...
  33. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Demonstrate Leadership When You Don’t Have Leadership Experience [Short Video]

    Most admissions committees are looking for applicants who can demonstrate leadership. If you don’t have any formal leadership positions to discuss in your application essays, that doesn’t mean that all is lost. Watch this short video for Linda Abraham’s definition of “informal leadership” and...
  34. N

    Advice regarding club leadership position

    I've been in an active leadership position in a club at my university since my freshman year. As a junior this past year I served as President. However, the club over this year has become pretty toxic and I no longer enjoy being a part of it since the other members are constantly stabbing each...
  35. 6

    Troubles as Club Exec

    Hello everyone, I am in sort of a dilemma right now with a club at my college. At the beginning of this school year, I took it upon myself to launch a new organization/club at my school in a topic I am passionate about (*not to check that box on my application*), with the hopes of providing an...
  36. S

    Is starting a Frat helpful for med school?

    Hey, So I am currently a freshman at a pretty large state school, and I have the opportunity to start a pretty big Frat (FIJI) on campus. This group seems to be one of the more academics oriented Frats, and I have the chance to be one of the first members, which means that I would have almost...
  37. M

    Leadership Experience and extracurriculars?

    I am a sophomore , premed. I have a gpa of 3.88. I am just wondering how important the leadership experience is. I know med school is very hard to get into and extracurricular activities are important considering more and more applicant have good GPA and GOOD GPA ,Mcat, medical volunteering...
  38. M

    TX MD programs

    School: The University of Texas at Austin Major: Biology 3rd year Background: Latino, 1st generation, low income cGPA: 3.21 sciGPA: 3.0 MCAT: taking it in Summer I have one semester left until I apply to med schools in TX. I am a first generation college student from a low-income family who...
  39. N

    MD & DO 3.5 cGPA, 3.3 sGPA, 515 MCAT, CA

    How do I fare if I am/have: Asian, female, CA resident, UCLA 3.5 cumulative GPA 3.3 science GPA upwards GPA trend 515 MCAT (127-128-129-131) applying to MD and DO schools trilingual 4-yr merit scholarship 2.5 yrs hospital volunteering (patient contact) 2 yrs research + poster session +...
  40. LindaAccepted

    Medical 4 Ways to Display Teamwork in Application Essays

    Teamwork, and its close cousin, leadership, are highly prized by graduate programs and universities. Haven’t worked in teams on any regular basis? Don’t worry! There are more ways than you may realize to prove your chops in this area. Consider the following 4 options: 1. Remember: No Man is an...