1. T

    Thinking about medicine:

    I am a 26 year old community college student who is trying to figure out what to major in. I met with the career services office at my school not that long ago after taking an aptitude assessment called You Science. The assessment told me that Anesthesiology would be a fair fit and that other...
  2. rrkk

    My chances of getting accepted to M.D or D.O schools?

    Hi all, I am an international student who did high school and undergrad here in the United States. I am a Nutrition major with an emphasis in Dietetics. I have graduated Magna Cum Laude but having 3.58 gpa as the method of calculating gpa for med app was different. I have numerous ec's like...
  3. D

    Non-traditional WAMC MD and DO

    So I am applying to both MD and DO schools this cycle. I am a non-traditional student who graduated in 2014, worked a few years, then did a post-bac in 2017-2019. cGPA: 3.2 Post Bac GPA 3.93 (all science classes) sGPA: 3.75 (post bac+undergrad) Note: I know my cGPA is a bit low, but I am...
  4. F

    Prospective Pre-Med or DPT Student looking for honest advice.

    Hello Everyone this is my first post and im really sorry if I am in the wrong place. It's a long story but I will try and keep this short. I am switching careers from journalism and marketing. I volunteered with a PT and liked what they did. So im in the process of completing pre-reqs. After...
  5. ScrubswithnoSleeves

    MD Applicant: Should I Refrain From Mentioning This To Schools?

    Hey all, So I have known for a little over a year now that I want to pursue a career in aerospace medicine, specifically to study and treat the health conditions associated with space travel. I am concerned about how this will look to medical schools, as all of them seem very focused on...
  6. D

    Should I retake the MCAT? 512 (127,128,128,129) and 3.42 cGPA, 3.20 sGPA

    Hello all, I recently took the MCAT for the first time and I am wondering if I should retake it/what are my chances of getting in? I got a 512 (127,128,128,129). My cGPA is 3.42 with a strong upward trend (3.14 first year, 3.83 last year) My sGPA is 3.20 with a strong upward trend (2.7 first...
  7. T

    Should I quit research???

    So, I wanted to get some opinions on whether or not I should quit research. I've been working in a lab since my freshman year (now a junior). When I got to college, I wasn't sure whether I wanted to purse grad school or med school. After talking to advisors and professors, they all seemed to...
  8. 9

    Low gpa MD/DO list

  9. W

    Low Undergrad GPA- Any Suggestion Please

    Hi, I am a recently graduating senior with biology in UC school. I have a very low gpa- culmulative: 3.02/ science: 2.98 right now. So I am thinking about re-taking the major science classes like Biochemistry or Genetics with C+ or lower in Community College. But would that necessarily make my...
  10. F

    MD & DO Can I get in? Any and all opinions!

    Hey guys! Recent bachelors graduate here with a a few more med school reqs to take. I have a relatively non-traditional background so I'm looking for some honest opinions and advice on if I have a shot at reaching my dream of med school in this upcoming (2018-19) application cycle. I'm also an...
  11. D

    MD & DO High school Grades Dragging me down?

  12. T

    Are D.O. students disadvantaged on USMLE?

    Hi guys. I'm sorry because I can't find information that addresses this exact question. 1. Do you guys feel that if a DO student decides to study for both the USMLE as well as COMLEX that they are at some kind of disadvantage over someone who only had to study for the USMLE or only for the...
  13. T

    Chances? Texas, 89%tile MCAT? Non-Traditional. GPA turnaround

    Hello everyone. I'm very grateful for the SDNers. I hope to support the forum financially one day. Please extend me your advice. Me: I'm about 30 years old. White American. Texas resident. Had a financially secure upbringing. Somewhat lazy in my early 20's, now more focused. I get along well...
  14. AspiringDoc955

    Please need advice about my chances: 501 MCAT 3.92 cGPA 3.88 sGPA

    As the title says, I would really appreciate if someone could give me advice if I should retake the MCAT to get into D.O. schools or if anyone on here has gotten accepted into an osteopathic school with similar stats. - My MCAT came back today with a 501 (128/121/127/125). The CARS score...
  15. X

    SMP or Post-Bacc?

    If I can get my cGPA and sGPA to a 3.4-3.5 after a year/year and a half during a post bacc, would it still be worth it to do a SMP? Or should I just shine through with my ECs, and apply DO and "low tier"?
  16. G

    What are my chances? Where to from here?

    Yes I know my statistics and resume are nowhere near impressive and there is no excuse for that. If anyone could steer in the proper direction it would be greatly appreciated. • Year in school: Junior • Country/state of residence: MI, USA • Schools to which you are applying:Unsure of but...
  17. keepontruckin04

    4 Time Reapplicant (Canadian) Finally Accepted to M.D. School

    Who I Am: Canadian 4 time re-applicant to U.S. M.D. schools. I received 8 interview invites, attended 7 interviews, was accepted to 5 D.O. schools and 1 M.D. school thus far. I am waiting to hear back from 1 M.D. school. First generation to have obtained a bachelor’s degree; the only one in my...
  18. MSTPMotorcyclist

    A Note on Applying to M.D. Programs with a Criminal Background

    WARNING: LONG POST (but worth the read!) Hi Everybody, I am writing to you all as an accepted M.D. Student in the U.S., with hopes of encouraging those with good intentions but an iffy criminal background of not selling themselves short, and trying for what they want to do with their lives...
  19. A

    become a Medical Doctor (M.D) after becoming a Pharmacist (Pharm. D)...?

    Hi guys. I am about to attend an accelerated pharmacy program next semester and am a fairly young guy, meaning I'll have a pharm. D quicker. I'm thinking about becoming a doctor afterwords. So my question is... If I become a Medical Doctor (M.D) after becoming a Pharmacist (Pharm. D), would I be...
  20. ElliotStabler

    MD with a focus on psychology?

    When I started college i had hoped of going to medical school right after undergrad. Soon after my first semester i began exploring psychology and eventually that lead me to many things including research and now i have a problem because now interested in getting a phd in psychology. Although...
  21. DantheManimal

    Need advice on what to do if I don't get in

    So this is my first cycle applying. Non trad, late applicant (complete Nov., secondaries all done by Jan. 1), only applied to DO. So far received 1 preinterview hold (AZCOM) and 3 interviews. All 10 schools sent me a II. Of the interviews, I have one rejection (WesternU COMP), one wait list...
  22. DantheManimal

    What route should I take?

    So this is my first cycle applying. Non trad, late applicant (complete Nov., secondaries all done by Jan. 1), only applied to DO. So far received 1 preinterview hold (AZCOM) and 3 interviews. All 10 schools gave me a II. Of the interviews, I have one rejection (WesternU COMP), one wait list...
  23. DantheManimal

    Need some potbacc smp msms advice

    So this is my first cycle applying. Non trad, late applicant (complete Nov., secondaries all done by Jan. 1), only applied to DO. So far received 1 preinterview hold (AZCOM) and 3 interviews. All 10 schools gave me a II. Of the interviews, I have one rejection (WesternU COMP), one wait list...
  24. J

    M.D after earning an MPH

    Hello everyone, I am a year behind on the application cycle due to a major change from History to Human Biology after my Freshman year. Due to this I decided to apply to a number of MPH programs and am into the University of Michigan's MPH program in environmental health science starting this...
  25. B

    How much time to spend studying for a MCAT retake?

    Hello, I'm planning to retake the new MCAT. My first score was horrible - a 499. I just don't know how long to study for it. The first time I studied for probably 5 months using Exam Krackers. I got really burned out in the end and I have horrible test anxiety. I'm getting pushed by my parents...
  26. K

    List of Pass/Fail M.D. Schools

    Hi everyone! I wanted to create a comprehensive list of all pass/fail schools, so far I only know of: Harvard University UCLA Yale University Lets collectively make a list!
  27. K

    Kinesiology or Biochemistry for Pre-Physiatry?

    Hello you guys! I'm relatively new to this form so please bear with me :bear: I am a Freshman at my university and I am a Kinesiology major. I was originally pre-Physical therapy, but after some soul searching I believe my true passion lies in becoming a physician, specifically PM&R. I am unsure...