md & do

  1. Conchilardo

    Digging for Realism in Reaplication

    Right out front, I will be applying this year, but this does not mean I'm going to be heartbroken if I am not accepted... like the past two cycles. Some background: Associates in biology from South Texas College(2014-2016): 3.85 gpa Bachelor's from University of Oregon(2016-2018): 3.4...
  2. bsneuroscience

    Is it worth it?

    Hi all, I am currently a junior in undergrad on the premed track and I would appreciate some guidance on my path before I continue forward. I posted this in the r/premed forum but I wanted to get more insight. This pandemic has given me a lot of time to think, reflect, and soul search. One of...
  3. I

    Do I even have a shot? Low GPA

    Indiana Resident, ORM, Senior (just graduated woohoo!) Major: Biochemistry BS GPA: cGPA 3.51 sGPA 3.34 (upward trends- personal situation so/jr years) BCPM AO Total High School N/A 4 4 Freshman 3.06 3.84 3.37 Sophomore 2.96 3.75 3.27 Junior 3.22 4 3.45 Senior 3.88 4 3.91 Last 3...
  4. currentlyTorn

    Unsure if medicine is the right path

    Just as the title reads, I'm wondering if anyone else has been in a similar position and how they responded. My entire life, I've had the desire to become a doctor. Honestly, I never really struggled in this path until it came time to write my personal statement. To pinpoint any reason for...
  5. E

    Am I the Only One Who Legit Doesn't Know How Rotations Work?

    Like, I get the gist of it (work, study, test, repeat), but have 0.0 details from our school. For example, how much do you guys study per week? Do you use school recommended resources or outside resources? Do you do practice NBMEs before every shelf (even short selective rotations) or just the...
  6. D

    Canadian Student @ US ugrad - advice?

  7. DrStephenStrange

    RUSM trying a different method to trap students in the Caribbean.

    Oakwood and RUSM are establishing an pathway program, making it easier for Oakwood graduates to study medicine at RUSM. Qualified Oakwood students who earn full acceptance into the medical school will receive a scholarship covering full tuition for the first semester...
  8. S

    MD & DO WAMC 2019-2020 Cycle

    Hello everyone, I'm a current senior looking to apply to medical school in May. I'm an undergrad in PA majoring in Bio with a minor in neuro and chemistry. I'm graduating a semester early with an overall gpa of 3.64 and sgpa of 3.57. I've had to retake 2 classes, one due to having a disolacted...
  9. JustTooLit

    3.55/3.4 & 515 MCAT School List Help

    Undergrad: New York University Major: B.A. in Biochemistry Resident: NY cGPA: 3.55 sGPA: 3.4 MCAT: 515 GPA by year: Freshmen: 3.55 Sophomore: 3.03 Junior: 3.28 Senior: 3.7 Post-bacc (32 credits at NYU w/ upper class Biology courses): 3.75 Clinical volunteering: 250 hours ER volunteering...
  10. P

    LoR after submission

    I'm an int'l student MD reapplicant (GPA 3.84, MCAT 520) and submitted a whole bunch of secondaries, completed between mid-July and mid-August. Radio silence so far other than 3 Rs. Wondering if I can add a LoR from my current employer to my file and if that would make a difference? Started a...
  11. S

    Retakes and DO schools?

    Hey everyone, It's been a while, but I have a question. I was wondering if DO schools are out of the question if a non traditional applicant retook 1 prerequisite class more than 3 times? I was wondering if that is the case then what can the applicant do to improve their...
  12. 7

    MCAT 517, first BS 3.2 cGPA, second BS 3.7 cGPA. Help building school list?

    I believe I’m a good candidate for DO schools but I’m wondering if I should dare to dream with MD schools. Would appreciate any help! I’m 28 ORM MCAT: 517 (128/130/131/128) GPA: 3.2 sGPA and cGPA for BS in biochemistry from an honor's state college (St. Mary's College of Maryland) with lots of...
  13. N

    MD & DO Any help/advice appreciated. cGPA 3.16, sGPA 3.3, and 516 MCAT. Pretty big upward trend.

    Hi, Caucasian male, jumped around a lot from program to program in undergrad, and extenuating circumstances with family health made my GPA start out really low. GPA Freshman : 1.54 67 credit hours was still a freshman. Sophomore : 2.66 Junior : 2.95 Senior : 3.16 cGPA: 3.16 sGPA: 3.3 Upward...
  14. Giovanotto

    LOR from previous employee before starting school

    Hello SDN, Was looking to hear from other 4th year medical students gearing up for residency applications on what their thoughts are regarding uploading LORs from employment prior to starting medical school. I have experience working in various (clinical) labs prior to starting school and have...
  15. M

    Gap Year Advice

    Hi! I just graduated college, I ended with a cGPA of 3.36 and sGpa of 3.2 Now I know my stats aren't amazing, but I would rather focus on the mcat so that's why I didn't really consider doing a PostBacc since I know I am the type of student who can't do classes and mcat prep all the same time...
  16. arrowslinger

    Seeking advice on application and what to do after.

    I am a ORM white male in Texas with a 3.3 GPA and a 2.8-3.0 BCPM GPA (I majored in nutrition and am unsure if certain classes will be counted). I have 332 hours of combined shadowing and 2 internships one from a local pediatric center and one from MD. Anderson in Leukemia, as well as research in...
  17. B

    MD & DO Help with school list, please

    Hi all, I'm planning on applying this cycle and need some help finalizing my school list. Asian female, AZ resident Undergrad: U of AZ Degrees: BA Biochemistry, BS Molecular & Cellular Biology (Slightly non-trad applicant, in the sense that I graduated in 3 years. Took a gap year after...
  18. U

    UCLA vs UC Berkeley vs UC Merced

    Hi everybody, I'm a transfer student from a Community College, and I was accepted to all of the UCs. I am having an incredibly hard time choosing between them, so I was hoping that I could get some advice. I didn't apply to private colleges, because I can't afford them. My favorite campus was...
  19. Python Forever

    Too many medical schools opening in the near future?

    Recently saw this post in premeddit. It looks like just between 2019-2021, there will be 7 new DO schools opening ( for school details), and recently Kaiser MD and California U MD have opened up. However, it doesn't look like the number of residency spots have increased at the same rate as the...
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  21. M

    Will medical schools see my second MCAT score?

    So here is my current situation. I currently got a 499 on my MCAT (RIP) but I plan on retaking in August and I expect to do significantly better. My plan right now is to apply in June. My question is whether or not medical schools will see me signed up in August to take it again and whether...
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  23. H

    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...
  24. B

    Overlap in AMCAS/AACOMAS Traffic Guidlines

    I’ve been accepted at a DO program since November but have interviewed at three allopathic programs as well. I’m currently waitlisted at all three schools, with two of them informing me that they expect to have a lot of waitlist movement around or after April 30th due to the AMCAS traffic...
  25. T

    Research vs. STEP studying M1-2 summer

    I wanted to get advice on my plans for this upcoming summer since I will be forced to decide soon. My two options (and my reasons for each are as follows): 1. Take a clinical research position 15hrs/week and use the extra time for STEP studying. pros: -I've struggled quite a bit the first year...
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    Does anyone have any info on how good this program is or been through this program? Thanks.
  27. anovas

    SJB in PR vs VCOM-Auburn

    San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico vs Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn Campus. Hello! I am making this post because I need honest opinions as to best choice here. I am leaning towards SJB, although I understand that both choices have some dilemmas (MD outside...
  28. Friendly MichaelMyers

    Tips for going out of state

    Hello. So I haven't been out of state for high school/undergrad. I might attend a med school out of state. I am wondering if anybody knows things that they did or their friends did that could ease my move-in to another state. I am thinking about things like: 1) When should I worry about a...
  29. MedicineN'Jazz

    MD and online MBA

    Hey yall, Has anyone here completed a MD/online MBA while in med school? I'm looking at one program that's less than $13K, only 10 courses with a duration of 7 weeks per class, fully accredited and was thinking of completing it in my fourth year. I have a very strong feeling this has been done...
  30. mandyads

    MD & DO Early Apply & Unrealiable Application

    *Unreliable Hi All (looking for actually advise/experience, not a list), I am currently in a one-year, 37-credit SMP at a new DO school (3rd cycle coming up) in Texas. I had moved to the area due to a military partner and was hoping to pursue medical education again after 3 years out of...
  31. N

    WAMC? cGPA: 3.97/sGPA: 4.00

    Hey! I'm kinda new to the whole medical school process so I need some helping choosing schools. I'm also planning to apply to DO schools as well so some suggestions would be nice. I'm mainly looking at schools in the east coast, but I am thinking about applying to some schools in the west coast...
  32. B

    Reapplicant: Please tell me how I can improve my App for the upcoming cycle

    Hi there, I'm new to SDN, but have been following these threads for quite a while. I applied for the 2018-2019 cycle with a 3.62 and a 511 from a UC. Here is my school list: Rejected Boston University USC University of Washington — University of Arizona Phoenix University of Pittsburg...
  33. T

    3.55 cGPA, 3.4 sGPA

    Hey! I was just wondering what my chances would be with a 3.55 cGPA, 3.4 sGPA, 518 mcat from a relatively competitive state school (talked to some med school deans and they said they know about our grade deflation). Doing a gap year working as a medical scribe. ECs: EMT (2000+ hours), peer...
  34. H

    Another Nursing student pondering going to medical school

    I am 21 and currently about halfway done with a BSN program. Before applying to nursing school I volunteered in a Urology outpatient office and I shadowed the nurses. That was when I kinda started to question if I wanted to be a nurse or an MD. I didn't like how they were just kinda following...
  35. P

    GPA Trends

    Hello! I was just curious...what would admissions commitees rather see: an exceptionally high gpa, or one that shows a strong upward trend? Thanks in advance!
  36. M

    Any somali in here ?

    hey any somali in here doing MD in SGU grenada please ?
  37. C

    Is KAPLAN too easy?

    I’ve always done well in general chemistry. I am breezing through the KAPLAN General Chemistry review book. I borrowed a friend’s but don’t know if I should purchase the book set? Leaning towards Kaplan or Princeton but KAPLAN seems too easy for me or am I good on content review for general...
  38. Giovanotto

    LOR question

    Do all LORs need to be ready by September 15 of your 4th year!? I'm assuming I'll be doing a few aways after that date, can I still upload LOR after that date? What's the deal here. I don't even have a single verified and completed LOR as a third year and I'm starting to get worried. It...
  39. B

    WAMC low GPA high MCAT

    I have one semester left of my undergrad. Should I do a SMP or take my chances and apply broadly to DO schools. Would I even have a shot at MD? If I do apply, it will be for the 2019 cycle. Major: Biology with chem minor cGPA: 3.3 sGPA: 2.98 (hoping to get it up to 3.0 in my last semester) - I...