md admissions

  1. lickerwhicker

    CA Res, school list, need more safeties?

  2. bschaefer97

    Mayo Clinic Medical School - Arizona

    Does anyone know how the new Mayo medical school in AZ will stand up against other MD programs across the country? I assume it will take a while for it to gain any sort of prestige, but just wondering if it would be worth applying to for admission in 2019. Thanks for any help!
  3. Davidgomez0100

    A Premed's choice: CC When to transfer? What is okay to do?

    Hello Student Doctor Network, This is my first post. Currently, I am a freshman at a local CC. I plan to stay at my CC to finish all my medical prereq's while pursuing a major in English/Literature. Then, transfer to a 4-year institute where I will take biochemistry, and The Organic Sequences...
  4. N

    Stuck between wanting MD or PhD - Not competitive for MD-PhD Programs

    This might end up being a bit long-winded. I really love bio - from molecular bio to ecology. I also really like using computational tools and mathematics to model systems and analyze data. I've had two computational research experiences - one in molecular systems biology and one in infectious...
  5. L

    what are my chances coming from a small liberal arts college??

    I was referred to this source by a friend and thus I am taking the plunge, because at this moment I am in desperate need of advice before I pull my own hair out. I am a rising senior at a small liberal arts college who will graduate in December of 2017. It is my lifelong dream to be a practicing...
  6. W

    I'm a Canadian that wants to study in the US

    Hi there, I'm from Canada and I'll be finishing my senior year of HS fairly soon. I was thinking of finishing my undergrad here, in Canada, and then going to a US medical school because I've heard Canadian medical schools are ultra competitive and getting in is very hard (for example, applying...
  7. TSteezy

    Trying to understand the process..

    I've been extremely fortunate this application cycle and could not be happier with how things have turned out. I'm posting this simply as a means to get a glimpse into the mind of an adcom. I've been accepted at schools I thought I had no chance at, and received pre-II rejections at what I...
  8. T

    RN to MD

    Hello All, I was just curious what people's thoughts were regarding the transition from RN to Med school. Any suggestions for strengthening one's med school application? This post is a bit long-winded, but I'd like to paint the full picture for you all, so stick with me! Just a little history...
  9. I

    Unsure about whether to continue pre-med, do I have a chance?

    Hello all, This is my first post on this forum, so excuse me if I'm posting in the incorrect place or not following conventions. I'm an Illinois resident and sophomore attending Washington University in St. Louis, and I'm unsure whether I would have a chance of being accepted to an MD program...
  10. bschaefer97

    MD Worried about grades..

    Hello all, I just got a test grade back in my Genetics class that means I'll likely end up with a B, B+ or A- in the class overall, and I was just wondering how everything shaped up so far. This has likely been covered in a different thread, if so, just LMK and I will check it out. Just a bit...
  11. I

    What are my chances?

    I have a 3.8 GPA (3.7 sGPA), 504 MCAT, Part of my university's Honors College program, 50 hours research, 400 hours shadowing (4 different physicians including a D.O.), 80 hours clinical volunteering helping patients at a major Florida hospital, 40 hours university volunteering and tri-lingual...
  12. SurgDoc95

    502 MCAT 3.58 GPA chances

    Received my first MCAT results today and wanted to get some opinions on my chances for DO schools. Will be retaking the MCAT in 5 weeks so hopefully score will go up. Have done 100+ clinical work hours, 30 shadowing hours, 85 hospital volunteer hours, a semester of elementary school...
  13. Y

    Took MCAT 3x!

    I have taken the MCAT 3x.... waiting on my 3rd score. First MCAT taken in Jan 15... rushed through it cuz I didnt want to take the new one -_- 23 Second 127/121/127/127 Third: waiting on the score cGPA: 3.54 sGPA: 3.33 otherwise super strong applicant in terms of experiences... including...
  14. I

    504 MCAT 3.81 cGPA 3.70 sGPA - M.D. / D.O. Applicant - What are my chances!?

    Hello there, I just received my scores for the June MCAT, and I would like to see whether my application is at all competitive or acceptance worth for the following Florida schools. (I am FL Resident) USF NOVA LECOM UCF UM UF FIU (Number 1 Choice) FAU FSU (Number 2 Choice) Honors Biomedical...
  15. S

    4.0 GPA, 500 MCAT, URM

  16. C

    31 yr old Non Trad 3.0 Top 3 Ivy - 2nd Bachelor's + TX Fresh Start vs. Formal Post Bacc? Any chance?

    Not sure which forum this best belongs in, but I'll try posting it here since I am pre-MD: -- Hi fellow forumers! I'm a 31 (almost 32) yr old Non Traditional aspiring pre-med who has been lurking for awhile, getting educated on the many helpful threads, and am looking for some advice on what to...
  17. turtles43

    Out of the country in July. Secondaries?

    I will be out of the country from July 3-July 19th without electricity or access to my email. My application was verified June 8th. Will this mess up my timeline of applying early if I am unable to submit or write secondaries during this time? When do secondaries typically arrive?
  18. T

    MD Need help w/ realistic school list (517 MCAT, 3.83 cGPA) + Avg EC's

    1) MCAT 517 - 96th Percentile (129 PS / 130 CARS / 130 BS / 128 Psych) 2) 3.83 cGPA - 3.80 sGPA 3) Undergrad: UNC Chapel Hill 4) NC Resident 5) Asian EC's: A) Undergraduate Clinical Internship x 2 - NYU ED x 450 Hrs - 3rd World Country Rural ED x 150 Hrs B) Clinical Volunteering - ED x 110...
  19. R

    Letter of rec from a PA?

    Hi everyone! I'm a reapplicant for the 2016-2017 cycle and wanted to know what you good people thought about getting a letter of rec from a PA. I've worked with two PAs for the last year and a half who know me well and have volunteered to write the letters if I asked. I know the letters would...
  20. F

    MD & DO cGPA 3.25, sGPA 3.0, MCAT 516

    Hi guys, I would really like help finalizing my list of schools since apps are due pretty soon. I'm currently a junior at Cornell, majoring in Psych. Since my GPA is quite low, I am going to apply liberally to both DO and MD schools. I am a PA resident, which is why I included Penn State, Drexel...
  21. N

    Tufts MBS or NYIT-Arkansas new DO school

    I am currently on the waitlist for NYIT-Arkansas Campus and have been accepted to Tufts MBS Program. It is a completely NEW DO school. It would be the first class ever. So there are no stats on anything. Tufts is a well known SMP program. NYIT- Arkansas: Pro: US DO school Cons: In Arkansas...
  22. H

    Is a modified Personal Statement okay?

    I got positive feedback on my last personal statement, and the experience is one that I think truly played a very large role in my pursuit of medicine, beyond anything new I have done in my gap year. Instead of scrapping the whole thing and rewriting a new (potentially weaker) one, could I...
  23. O

    3.43 oGPA 3.53 sGPA 3.75 Postbacc 515 MCAT

    cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS: 3.4 cGPA 3.53 sGPA 3.75 Postbacc GPA MCAT score(s) and breakdown: BS: 129 PS: 128 SS: 128 CA: 129 State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US): California Ethnicity and/or race: Asian Undergraduate institution...
  24. C

    #please #help

    Applying to MD schools for 2017 cycle. Im just trying to gauge the entirety of my app. im a caucasian male, no history of family in medicine cGPA: 3.96 sGPA: 3.95 MCAT: havent taken yet, goal is >90th percentile Exercise Science major at OSU (top notch ExSci program) - I have gained a lot of...