md admission

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    Assessing if I should apply

    Hi everyone :) hoping to get some advice!! Here’s my profile: Currently a management consultant at an MBB (top 3 firm) My overall college GPA was low— 3.4 with stark upward trend (senior year was 3.9) MCAT score 518 Had 2 funded research internships in a top hospital prior to MBB Have...
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    Early 30s Science PhD applying to medical school - do you think my application will get attention with 506 MCAT?

    Good afternoon, Happy to finally have joined this website - I've been reading its threads for probably a decade. I would like to apply to medical schools in the state of NJ this cycle, and I am wondering what I could do to maximize my chances of being considered for admission. Long story...
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    Need some Insight on What Career Direction to Take

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    Proof of Extra-curricular activities

    Hey, how are we supposed to present our EC's in the application, and what sort of proof is required? Thanks in advance!
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    MD, DO or Caribbean?

    Hey everyone, i’m new on the forum and was just wanting some advice regarding my chances and where I should apply. GPA at time of applying will be 3.2-3.35, MCAT 515, I have 4 letters of rec from 4 MD’s, volunteering with multiple organizations, I do have hospital volunteering, however, when I...
  7. Dr. ThorStrange

    Should Course Updates be Sent?

    Should updates about courses be sent if they are different than what was included in the application? If the application indicated taking a course but that course was not taken and a different course was taken instead. Grades for prerequisite courses were not available at time of application...
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    High Stats, Very Sticky LOR Situation

    @LizzyM @gyngyn @Goro would also appreciate your feedback on my situation, thanks so much!
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    Help with school list/suggestion?

    Hi y'all, first time applicant trying to come up with a list of schools I should apply to this upcoming May. I am a Virginia resident and considering applying to low tier MDs and DOs due to my stats. Stats: Graduated from a school in Illinois 3.3 sGPA/cGPA (upward trend, with DIY post bacc)...
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    Post-Bac Average GPA?

    Hi! I am currently a senior economics major (pre-med). My avg GPA is 3.56 and Science GPA is 3.52. MCAT is a 519. I am interested in a postbac program to boost up my GPA up. I was wondering if my stats make me at all eligible to apply to postbac programs, and what GPA most applicants that get...
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    sGPA higher than cGPA

    Hello all! I need some help/advice on the way ADCOMS at med schools view sGPA over cGPA. I have a 3.75 sGPA and a 3.55 cGPA, reason being I did not start taking any Pre-med/science classes until my sophomore year as I was not sure what I wanted to major in my Freshman year along with that I also...
  13. M

    Engineer, Low GPA, Post-bacc advice

    Hello, New to SDN and looking for some advice. I graduated with a 2.72 gpa but I'm looking to go to med school. I'm currently trying to get into a post-bacc program to boost my gpa and take what pre-med classes I didn't take in undergrad. I was biomedical so I've taken some of the pre-med...
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    MD Can I pull off applying to MD schools only?

    Hi everyone! 3.21 cGPA, 3.00 sGPA, 4.00 gGPA, 515 MCAT I graduated college in '16 (Top #30 school) and enrolled in a graduate post-bacc (MS) and got a 4.0 (all classes in biomedical science). It really bothers me that my uGPA did not budge on my AMCAS even after all the hard work I put in grad...
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    MD WAMC and School List-GPA 3.95, MCAT 500 and retake pending

    Please make recommendations on any of my school choices and please add more mid-tier and low-tier if necessary. Also, I'd love advice about my situation and if I should withdraw my application or not due to my late MCAT. Cumulative GPA: 3.95 Science GPA: 4.00 Undergraduate School: Top 25...
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    Chance me!

  17. girlunobserved

    Feedback on this secondary essay?

    I'm just going to paste it here (this is for the is there anything you would like to tell us about your background - not really diversity but also somewhat) I'm a bi-sexual Pakistani Muslim woman who loves to collect stories that I come across. The nature of who I am lets me meet people from...
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    How to explain research interest (MD only) in written materials/interviews

    Hello, I'm applying MD only, and wondering how to properly communicate my interest in clinical research in both my secondary essays and if/when I get interviews, without giving off the impression that I'm more interested in research than medicine. I've seen various comments on here in different...
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    shadowing question

    Hi, I am wondering how much shadowing an ophthalmologist would help my application for medical school?
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    What are my chances (WAMC) for a friend

    Here we are, the classic what are my chances thread, however this time it’s for a friend of mine. I appreciate any and all advice as always. (sorry, this is quite long) She’s currently pretty discouraged to apply at all this year, but I figured I would consult SDN and hope for some positive...
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    hi everyone, I am not taking classes this summer and will start my junior year this fall. I want to do some shadowing this summer, but I am having problems with actually finding doctors who want to do it. I’ve called several neurosurgeons, multiple private family medicine practices, and a...
  22. 100chickadees

    Retake MCAT??

    Here's my story, friends. I have a 3.44 GPA, I got a 506 from my May 19th test date (124/128/128/126). I just found out this morning. I am applying to like 20 DO schools, and for these purposes, a 506 is mostly fine (although I am not happy with the 124). I am also applying to my state MD...
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    519 & 3.96 - Cali schools? Baylor?

    Hi! I just applied for this 2019 cycle and I would greatly appreciate some input as to which schools to strike from my current list and which schools to add. I'm interested in going to school in California, but I know that's a pretty tough sell for OOS students. Particularly those who do not...
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    MD Where should I apply? Chances at Baylor?

    Hi! I just applied for this 2019 cycle and I would greatly appreciate some input as to which schools to strike from my current list and which schools to add. I'm interested in going to school in California, but I know that's a pretty tough sell for OOS students. Particularly those who do not...
  25. M

    What should I do to increase my chances of being accepted into top M.D./Ph.D programs?

    I am a rising sophomore at a state school with a top - 35 med school (think UAB or Iowa). I am at this school primarily because it is close to home, I received a full ride scholarship, and I can be a “big fish”. I am double majoring in neuroscience and biophysics with a perfect GPA (so far). I...
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    Low GPA... What should I do?

    I just finished my sophomore year and I am very unhappy with my performance this spring semester... so now my overall gpa is a 3.14. I don’t know what happened, it just got the best of me I guess. Anyway, I was wondering if there’s still a chance I can raise my gpa enough (keep in mind I haven’t...
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    MD Chances of getting in?

    Hey guys! I just wanted to get some opinions about my chance of getting into Texas MD programs. I have a 3.55 GPA, 3.4 sGPA, and MCAT of 500, which I know isn't ideal. I have 300+ hours of community service including the local free clinic, 500+ hours of clinical experience (I am a scribe in an...
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    Want to apply to med school May 2019. My stats as follows: 4 years in California CC, 3 years UC. Took a lot of extra classes I did not need/care about and in turn, I got really bad grades. Did not know what I wanted to do and tbh only took classes to pass for fin-aid. I did not get my...
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    Chances for MD

    Hello all! I am a re-applicant this coming cycle and I wondered if you could give me an assessment of my chances for getting into an MD school and which schools you would recommend I shoot for. I will graduate with my MS in Biotechnology in an intensive 1 year program made of many pre-meds like...
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    Switching from DVM to MD.. UofT Med admissions?

    So I’m in 2nd year undergrad and until this point I’ve been preparing to apply to vet school. I’ve recently had a change of heart, and am considering applying to UofT in my third year. I have a question! -for FCEs, do they take off the lowest one per year (total 3) or is it the lowest 3...
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    Chance Me | URM | MD/PHD AND MD

    Hello, Based on the following, what are my chances looking like for Top 20 Schools MD/PHD as well as MD programs (I know not to apply to both at the same time and I won't): cumulative GPA: 3.76 science GPA: 3.55 MCAT: 517 African-American female State of residence: NYC *woot*woot* Plethora of...
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    Why can I not get into MD with my application...

    A brief background, I graduated from a top public university with a 3.5 gpa in biochemistry and 510 MCAT. I was a very successful student athlete there (three time all american, pac 12 champion, olympic trials finalist etc.). I graduated in 2016 and took a gap-year to ensure my application was...
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    Take MCAT Before Applying to Post Bacc/SMP?

    Should I take the MCAT before applying to an SMP or Post Bac program?
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    Hello to anyone kind enough to read this, I'm new and this is my first post here (although I've read several posts by many of you). I graduated with a BS in Biology. I finished with a horrendous GPA of 2.4 and 134 credit hours. (I'd failed and retook a few classes, but was mostly a C student)...
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    3.4 GPA, 517 MCAT, Great GPA Trend; How to pick schools

    Deleted for privacy reasons. But I really appreciate everyone's help. Good luck this cycle.
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    Hi there. I am set on getting into an MD program in the US. I posted something very similar to this before, but wanted a list and criticism now that I have my MCAT score. I went to a community college for years, and didn't really apply myself. I ended up with a 3.4 or something. I applied...
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    Lower GPA Non-Trad...MD or PA?

    Hey everyone. Does a non-trad with a sub-3.0 GPA have a better chance at MD or PA school? I know my chances are low at both, and I know MD schools are generally more competitive. However, I have noticed most PA schools have a hard cut-off GPA of 3.0, but MD schools do not. I have had...
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    Two failing grades and MD?

    Currently in my sophomore year of university and trying to pickup the pieces. My freshman year I had some personal issues that have since been resolved however my grades still reflect them. My gpa as of right now is a 1.966, I know...terrible. Since I began classes in the fall I've maintained...
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    MD after PhD

    I've always aspired to be a family doctor, but I was a Dreamer and didn't have the right legal status to apply. Now I am a permanent resident, so I can apply. As I am finishing my PhD, I'm researching requirements, my weaknesses, strengths so that I can be a strong applicant. If you could give...
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    Non-Trad Stats / Need Advice

    Hello everyone on studentdoc! This is my first time posting (after months of ghost spectating the forums) here, and I was hoping to gain some insight/advice from any non-trad MD applicants about my path to an MD school. It has been my dream since childhood to become a doctor (as I'm sure you...