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  1. jstkeepswimming

    Reinvention Journey - looking for feedback!

    Hello all, So I'm currently working on reinventing my resume for medical school and am looking for advice on where to go from here. I have an idea of what I want to do but feedback is always appreciated and welcome. Due to my unfortunately bad grades in community college (and early undergrad at...
  2. G

    490 on second FL (4 weeks into content review)

    Hi, So I sit for the exam mid-June and have been performing poorly on the FLs I've taken: 56% on AAMC SAMPLE and 490 on Kaplan FL #1. Before I gather advice, I should inform you all that I have NOT completed content review (not even halfway through the books, it seems to be taking forever) AND...
  3. T

    Kaplan Scores different than AAMC Scores

    So I've been prepping for the MCAT since first week of June. I finished content review in June and just have been doing practice tests, qpacks, and section bank up until now. I'm about a month away from my test date (Aug 31st) but, honestly, I'm not sure what's up with my Kaplan FLs: Kaplan #2...
  4. S

    522 MCAT/Low GPA: Am I too far down the hole?

    I graduated recently with a Bio degree in TX. I'll spare everyone the sob story and details--other than stats. cGPA: 2.6 sGPA: 2.4 MCAT: 522 (took it May) ECs: 1 publication, plenty of shadowing and clinical volunteer hours. Most of my pre-reqs were Cs, (F in orgo1, retook for a C, D in Bio2...
  5. D

    Just took DAT.. super low QR, third time taker

    AA/TS/OC/GC/BIO/RC/QR/PA 1st: 17/18/18/18/18/18/15/17 2nd: 18/18/19/19/18/17/16/18 3rd: 19/21/21/22/20/21/13/20 GPA: 3.5 sGPA: 3.5 Overall, I am happy that I have improved. However, my QR score is clearly really low. I have never been good at math and it shows. I'm not really sure what to...
  6. M

    Loan Repayment for Working in Low Income Area.?

    Kind of a dumb question, but what is the program called where you work in a low income area for 4/5 years and they pay off your student loans? I continually hear about this and have no clue what it’s called. Do you have to apply for this before dental school begins? (I’m assuming it’s very...
  7. N

    Too low of GPA?

    3.3 GPA too low for applying ? I started with a 2.3 GPA, and my DAT is a 21.
  8. I

    Chance for 2018 cycle? I need help.

    Hi, I have a 3.29oGPA and 3.29 BCP, and a 3.034 sGPA. Thats what it most likely is going to be because my semester isn't too bad. With a 22 DAT, 180 hours shadowing/ Volunteering, and lots of leadership and strong letters of Rec. Im applying early June, and I'm just nervous my GPA is too low...
  9. O

    What are my Chances for 2018 cycle?

    Hi guys! This is my first post on here! I was wondering if you guys should tell me if I should apply this coming june! I have a 3.40 overall GPA, a 3.31 BCP, and a 3.05 science GPA. 4 Strong letters of recommendation, 23 AA on my DAT, and 250 hours of shadowing, 150+ hours volunteering, lots of...
  10. A

    Abysmally low sGPA — What should I do?

    Hi all, I'm a 21 year old senior at an accredited university in Puerto Rico. After much indecisiveness, I've set my eyes on studying medicine in the U.S. However, for the past three years, I've managed to pass most of my classes (I'm an Anthropology major) with little to none study habits and...
  11. N

    Best schools for Low GPA and 22 DAT!

    3.45 oGPA, and 3.1 science. Im only asking for schools that do accept with lower GPA but a 22 DAT. EYE have multiple clubs/ leadership positions and 200+ hours volunteering and 150+ hour shadowing, for 3 different dentists! EYE live in Ohio, so EYE was curious for the out of state schools that...
  12. L

    Unbalanced MCAT, low CARS

    Hello! I am applying to MD and DO schools this cycle and am trying to decide if I should retake the MCAT. Here are my stats: cGPA: 3.94 sGPA: 3.99 MCAT: 506 (C/P: 128, CARS: 123, B/B: 126, P/S: 129) I have worked for two years in the OR and ICU at a big city hospital so I have gained tons of...
  13. G

    My situation, any insight?

    Hey all! I'm a third year, going to be a fourth in the next school year, and I'm kind of freaking out. Help me out? My GPA is not competitive enough (2.97 cumulative) and I'm worried about getting into PT schools. Of course, I'm busting my ass off already trying to get it to a 3.0, but I want...
  14. cody8oh8

    Low GPA and getting into Pharm school

    Hello, I'm new here and was wondering if you guys thought I had a chance at getting into pharmacy school. I am a junior in college and have a low cumulative GPA, but would like to think I have other experiences to make up for it. My current cumulative GPA is 2.8(waiting to see this semesters...
  15. K

    AMA: I was accepted to schools w/ low gpa

    Hi, I'll be going to pharmacy school this coming fall with what I think is a low gpa. If you have questions about the application process, interviews, or anythin else, ask away! Basic info: 2.9 GPA 67 PCAT B.S. Chemistry
  16. EastCoastin

    URM Underdog / Comeback Story Thread

    Hey what's up y'all! There isn't too much info on the web about underdog URMs who get into med school and succeed. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find motivation when you're application is looking pretty good except for that low GPA or MCAT. It can also be difficult to gauge what GPA/MCAT is...
  17. D

    Considering optometry or med-school as an aerospace engineer

    Posted in other areas so delete if not allowed. Hello. I am seriously considering med school or optometry but I am looking for advice and others in a similar situation. I currently work at NASA, I have an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Texas. My GPA was not the best, 3.1...
  18. D

    Aerospace Engineer looking at med-school

    Posted in pre-med forum so delete if not allowed. Hello. I am seriously considering med school but I am looking for advice and others in a similar situation. I currently work at NASA, I have an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Texas. My GPA was not the best, 3.1. The day...
  19. D

    Thinking about med school, need advice.

    Hello. I am seriously considering med school but I am looking for advice and others in a similar situation. I currently work at NASA, I have an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Texas. My GPA was not the best, 3.1. The day before I was to go to college in 2009 I found out that...
  20. cntran

    Looking for some Honesty/Insight

    Hello everyone, I'm another struggling premed student just wanting to realistically gauge her chances of getting into either an MD/DO school. I have a stronger preference of getting in an MD school, but am open to DO schools as well. I have not yet graduated, but my applicant profile (so far)...
  21. Marcos0789

    Worried about low academic perfomance

    Last two semesters I had been worried about personals/economics problems with my family and I haven't been able to focus in class, I even have been working 45 hours per week leading to fail some of my class. My GPA went from 3.6 to a low 3.1. I had a DAT of 19 AA with 15 in RC (I have been...
  22. U

    Help for next year

    Hello follow Pre-dental student. I need some help and extra opinion please. I applied for 13 schools and so far nothing beside rejection (which I was expecting). I have a GPA of 3.4 and sGPA of 2.89, DAT science 17 and PAT 20, I have 350 hours of dental clinic volunteering and around 120 for...
  23. L

    Should I retake MCAT 3rd time?

    Hello!! I'm currently in a gap year after graduating with a 3.3 cGPA 3.4 sGPA. I took the MCAT in 2015 got a 500. Retake in 2016 507. My study habits were really poor during my last two years because of stress at home and at school (i didn't take any practice tests and didn't bother even...
  24. Mr.Nonchalant

    MCAT a year from now, Science GPA low.

    Hello guys, I'm new to SDN and I'm glad I found it given the wealth of info on here. So let's cut to the chase, I'm a junior at my college and my science gpa is 3.17 and my cumulative is 3.2 right now. I know to be competitive I need at least a sGPA of 3.5. I intend to take the MCAT Early June...
  25. DrHalsey

    Low MCAT 2015 score, chances?

    Got a 15 on the old MCAT (was not properly prepared) and 490 on the 2015 MCAT (studied for months for this one). Took it this past May. 550+ hours of volunteer experience at a surgical ward. I have letters from the chairman of the science department at my school and the charge nurse from the...
  26. E

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  27. I

    MD & DO Chances - 3.5cgpa, 3.2sgpa - 07/22/16 MCAT - TX res - ED

    Hello everyone, I would like to see what my chances are. I am applying this cycle, mostly to DO schools and some TX instate MD. A little background: Graduated this May, 2016 from a large tier 1 state university. Major: psych, Minor: biology AACOMAS cgpa: 3.5 sgpa: 3.2 AMCAS cgpa: 3.48 sgpa...
  28. H

    What's better?

    Would you rather be a 3.0 / 25 AA vs 3.5 / 20AA extremely extreme vs. exteremly average just curious
  29. K

    Do I have any chance?

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