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md & do

  1. N

    ABSN to MD... should I do a post bacc or SMP

    Hello, Brief synopsis here. Did an undergrad bio major, graduated with a c2.97, sgpa is unknown but definitely worse than that. I completed most, if not all of my pre-req courses during this time with a C. Decided that my only route was nursing. Completed a ABSN graduated with a 3.77. Now...
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  3. N

    Check-in post for non-trad advice :)

    Apologies in advance for the novel, I just read this back and realized how long it is. Big thanks to anyone that actually reads this monster! Appreciate you all! :) tl;dr, I was admittedly very mediocre during undergrad due to undiagnosed depression, got my life together and am now very...
  4. H

    IUSM vs VCOM-Virginia

    Hi Y'all, So I was recently pulled off the waitlist for VCOM-VA and IUSM-Indianapolis. I am having a hard time deciding mostly because VCOM's admission staff were so nice to me during the process of looking for housing. As for IUSM, I am still gathering Information, I have to take a trip there...
  5. AsILayFaulkner_8

    Looking to reinvent, but not sure where to start? I have taken nearly every science class in the book.

    Hello! I'm hoping my situation isn't super unheard of because I'm really needing some insight. I am a MD/DO hopeful looking to reinvent with a DIY postbacc. However, I have a million undergrad credits and have taken Zoology, Ecology, both sections of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Histology...
  6. JustTooLit

    What throwaway school should I choose? MD & DO

    So I'm doing the throwaway method of applying this week and using a random school to apply to. I don't want to apply to any schools I actually have a chance of going to? As a NY resident I was thinking about using LUCOM for the DO throwaway because of their dumb rules or MSUCOM for its crazy...
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    WAMC 3.5 GPA/510 MCAT 13 MD/18 DO would love some advice

    Hey y’all, I’m new here and have been really anxious about my school list. Could you guys lemme know what you think? 1. cGPA by AACOMAS: 3.61, sGPA: 3.53. Idk what it is for AMCAS but I calculated it myself to be cGPA: 3.57, sGPA: 3.48 2. 510 MCAT (CP: 126, CARS: 129, BB: 126, PS: 129) 3. NY...
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    WAMC + list help (3.74/504)

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  9. TYJC16

    KCU VS LCOM/VERMONT

    Hi everyone! I would love some opinions on my situation. I was super fortunate to be accepted into 5 medical programs (4 DO and 1 MD). My top choices right now are KCU and LCOM at the University of Vermont (both are super incredible, and I'm so excited to have the option to even choose!). My...
  10. J

    School List Help

    Hello! I'm new to SDN and looking for some advice with refining my school list. I'm applying for the upcoming 2021-2022 cycle. I'm trying to apply super broadly since I know my GPA/MCAT isn't amazing. I will also be applying to DO schools as well but haven't made that list yet. Please let me...
  11. BaDing

    Are there any medical schools to avoid?

    Hello, I am applying and wondering if there are any MD or DO schools that should be avoided in any of your opinions? And why? I know new schools are risky - are there any exceptions this year? Sorry, I keep searching for this and can’t find any threads on it. I understand this will be largely...
  12. C

    Advice regarding DO/MD with my stats

    Stats
  13. M

    Why is phosphate normal/high in Myeloma (compared to e.g. hyperPTH)?

    Why is phosphate normal/high in Myeloma? (Compared to e.g. in hyperparathyroidism where phosphate levels are opposite to that of Calcium i.e. decreased in primary/tertiary and increased in secondary).
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    Wondering how to go forward....

    In need of some thorough advice and support cause I’m feeling inadequate, discouraged, and lost... I’m heading into my senior at a university in California. My stats are pretty low after have a rough start at my CC balancing 2 jobs (parents were not helping me financially) and overloading on...
  15. Y

    chance of getting into an MD school

    As of now I stand at a 3.0 gpa, and a first time score of 512 on MCAT, what are my chances of getting an MD/DO acceptance?
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. D

    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...
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    Preparing for a 3rd cycle - 3.74/522

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  20. 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...
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    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...
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    Canadian Student @ US ugrad - advice?

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  23. 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...
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    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...
  25. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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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    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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    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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...