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    Boston University MD PhD

    Does anybody know anything about BU's MD PhD? I am accepted there and a different program and want to love BU because the location is perfect. My vibes during the interview weren't great but I was wondering if anyone goes there or knows anyone in the program that could offer more insight. Feel...
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    Am I qualified for MD/PhD?

    Currently debating between MD and MD/PhD. I understand the differences between the programs, and I'm really leaning towards MD/PhD because I've loved my research experiences as an undergrad. My biggest kicker (I think) is that I first authored a paper accepted by a pretty high impact factor...
  3. NanoSave

    Can you tell me my chances of acceptance into a MD/PhD program?

    Hello to all! I would really appreciate it if you would read this, and give me some great feedback! I got my AA about 4 years ago, and I performed horribly due to some circumstances at home. I had a 2.6 GPA, and I had about 9 withdrawals. I then went to my state school, and I performed nearly...
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    Is it wise to apply and defer this cycle?

    Hi All, I'm in the middle of writing MSTP apps right now (have requested all letters of rec and gotten draft of personal statement done), but I'm wondering what you guys think about deferral regarding this situation... Essentially, I am thinking of applying and possibly deferring a year to get...
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    GRE score in the md-phd application cycle

    My advisor recently told me a student of hers had to take the test last minute because a school requested it. The student wasn't applying for humanities or engineering grad programs. Has this at all been the experience of anybody whose been through the cycle?
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    REU Personal Statement Help!

    Hi everyone! I'm a freshman in college that has had some research experience in the past and need some help with my REU and other MD/PhD summer program personal statements. Please let me know if you can help me out and give me constructive criticism/editing advice because I'm around 300 words...
  7. Kojo90

    Major GPA repair in prep for MSTP applications

    Hey all. So I have a few questions and I'm open to all advice! So as the title suggests my undergraduate GPA was not good (sub 3.0) I did have several leadership positions, shadowing, significant research hours (no publications however), vounteering experiences. I'm currently in an accelerated...
  8. Kojo90

    IOWA post-baccalaureate research education program

    Hey everyone! I am wondering if anyone has heard of this program and/or any success stories from people doing this program. PREP: Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program | I plan on applying to this program. I'm currently getting my masters in Biomedical Science and I'll be finish with...
  9. scienceispower94

    Pregnancy during Step 1?

    Hi everyone! I could use some advice regarding pregnancy and Step 1. I am currently a second year MD/PhD student. I am planning on taking Step 1 between mid-June/early-July before starting graduate school in September. My husband and I want to have all of our children before I'm ~32 (I'm...
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    Non-Trad With Low Undergrad GPA. MD PhD Chances?

    Hey Guys! I'm an MD applicant who is planning on applying to MD PhD programs at schools with strong neuro programs. I just want to know how realistic my school choices are based on my stats. Academic Record: Second Year Master's Student with a BS in Neuroscience from a state university...
  11. Kojo90

    Charles Drew U MS Biomedical Science program vs William Carey MS Biomedical Science program

    Hi all! I am trying to decided between these two. WC offers non-thesis MSBMS 1 year program with a 6 week MCAT prep program starting July 10th. CDU offers a 1 year thesis MSBMS and an optional 2nd year to get an MPH (so 2 masters in 2 years) with a discount on an MCAT prep course. Also withe...
  12. #PowerhouseoftheCell

    (MSTP MD/PhD application) Improved chance with Master's? + Additional Questions

    Hello friends, I am currently a junior hoping to gain admittance to an MSTP program. My current GPA is ~3.65 and I am currently majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology (B.S.) as well as Modern Language with an emphasis in Spanish (B.S.) with minors in Chemistry (emphasis in Biochem) as well...
  13. idonutknow

    International - will be green card holder in a few years - should I wait?

    Hi there, I have been on SDN for a long time, never posted anything, but read probably almost all threads about international applicants and I understand the ~10% admission rate, no financial aid, limited number schools that take internationals, higher academic expectation, ethnicity...
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    Missouri Neuro NSF REU 2017

    Hi everyone, I wanted to link up with people that have gotten into the Mizzou REU since I got my letter and accepted it (March 27th). This was for the REU Fellow position in the 2017 University of Missouri-Columbia Summer Projects in Neuroscience Research Experiences for Undergraduates program...
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    Becoming a MD/Ph.D. student - from the perspective of a High School Student

    Hello, I know there are many threads on this topic, but I wanted to create a new one geared towards High School students who may be interested in the MD/Ph.D. track. I am currently a High School Senior and I always wanted to become a research physician since the...
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    MSTP applicant, need to make decision- accepted Mount Sinai

    Hi all, First post so bear with me! Been interviewing at MSTP programs, specifically for genetics/human genomics/developmental biology. In terms of medical fields, considering ophthalmology. Super excited to get an acceptance from Mount Sinai :) My question now is: of my remaining interviews...
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    When/how did you know you wanted to do mainly research as a career?

    Hi everyone, I'm currently taking a gap year and deciding whether or not to go MD or MD/PhD. The 80/20 research clinical split and running a lab in the future is what I want to do the most, but I'm not sure whether or not I really love research enough to not quit/give up during the hard parts...
  18. Domek

    International MD/PhD Program

    Hi everyone, I'm an M1 at an international 4-year MD program. This particular program has offered me the option of doing an accelerated 5-year MD/PhD. I'm not entirely sure how this would work...from what I understand, I would be doing some kind of research alongside the regular 4-year...
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    MD or MD/PhD competitiveness

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    MD or MD/PhD dilemma

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    Advice: PhD or MD/Phd: Computational Biology

    Hey all! I've been lurking on this forum for a while-just never asked a question, so decided to finally ask! So I'm stuck in a crossroads now and trying to decide whether to apply PhD or MD/PhD and my competitiveness... I'm interested in the clincal-side, but coming from computational biology...
  22. flotsam

    Will this plan make me a competitive MSTP applicant?

    Cumulative GPA: 3.55 Science GPA: 3.2 MCAT (taken October 2015): Overall 513 (90%); Chem/Phys 125 (57%); CARS 130 (98%); Bio/Biochem 126 (67%); Psych/Soc 132 (100%) Research Experience: two semesters in undergrad, a year of clinical research with publications Extra-curricular: executive role in...
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    School List Help

    ---PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE--- Removed. Thank you everyone!
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    Visiting a school before applying?

    Hi all, Quick question, and apologies if this has been mentioned in any other thread before. Couldn't find anything. Is it appropriate to visit a medical school before applying? I will be entering my sophomore year of pre-med and will be up in the area of some potential schools, and would...
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    I'm totally new and non-trad ... what do I do?

    Hi all. Long story short: I'm in the beginning of my engineering PhD in a bio/chem type of research. I've got it in my head that I want to go to med school after PhD and I can't stop thinking about it. Undergrad GPA was very low (for top-school standards): 3.74 overall, 3.62 in major. Adcoms...
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    Mediocre GPA. Can I still go for MD/PhD?

    Hi guys, so I'm a recent grad in BME at an Ivy League undergrad. I want to apply to MD/PhD programs in BME, but I'm not sure it is even worth applying given my stats. I am applying MD/PhD hopefully to matriculate in Fall 2017. cGPA: 3.5, sGPA: 3.4 MCAT 519 Research: 2 years, 2 publications Gap...
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    Should I apply for MD/PhD? When is best to get PhD as a doctor?

    Hello, I'm a junior applying this cycle and I've been juggling with the idea of applying to an MD/PhD program. I was in a neuroscience lab for two years without any publications of my own, and currently I am working as a clinical research assistant with a manuscript (about symptom prevalence...
  28. bluj126

    International status affects residency apps??

    I am an international applicant (went to Ivy UG in the US) and I applied broadly for MD PhD programs as well as MD programs in the US. I have been on 5 MD PhD waitlists and have an MD acceptance, but at this point I have confirmation from 3 of those MD PhD schools that they won't be taking...
  29. deez_md

    MD/PhD: multiple red flags dating 5+ years. Reapplicant. Please read and advise. Thank you!!

    I apologize in advance for the length, but the text is important to supplement my questions below. For those reading, thank you for your time. I am planning on reapplying this coming cycle as an MD/PhD (I applied for 2015 entry as MD). Reason for my rejections I found out through my interview...
  30. deez_md

    I have red flags :( Re-applicant, please read and advise. Thank you!

    I apologize in advance for the length, but the text is important to supplement my questions below. For those reading, thank you for your time. I am planning on reapplying this coming cycle as an MD/PhD (I applied for 2015 entry as MD). Reason for my rejections I found out through my interview...
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    MD 3.83 GPA / 515 MCAT

    I am reapplying to medical school this June of 2016 and I was wondering if I'd have a better chance this year. I'm also wondering if I'd be competitive for MD/PhD programs in public health related areas. Stats/Background Degrees: BA in Neuroscience, MPH (will complete in May 2017) Undergrad...
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    Need advice/chances

    Hey everyone! I hope that this question is considered okay to post, and I apologize in advance for the length! I've been going back and forth between going to med school and grad school for a really long time (4+ years). There are aspects that I really like and enjoy for both, and things I'm...
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    What is the character count/limit of the MD-PhD prompts on AMCAS?

    How many essays are required for the MD-PhD application on AMCAS? What's the character count/limit on each essay? THANKS!!!
  34. m2regen

    Engineer to MD/PhD in Engineering

    Hello! I have been working in engineering R&D for a large and well-known medical device company for a couple of years and am interested in applying to MD/PhD programs. I have some academic research experience in basic science molecular biology, and experience as a researcher for an...
  35. NoodleDoc

    Best Undergrad for Aspiring MSTPs?

    Hi all! I'm currently a high school senior, and I was just wondering what I should be considering if I'm thinking about pursuing a MD/PhD or MSTP. I've seen a lot of "choose the undergrad that you'll graduate with the least debt and will fit your personality," but isn't choosing an undergrad...
  36. Fencer

    Effect of the new MSTP grant application tables

    The MSTP grant application eliminated MCAT scores from the T32 pre-doctoral tables, which prior to 2016 required: 1) reporting the MCAT score and cGPA of every single student in the program and 2) MCAT score, cGPA, and outcome for each applicant of the prior completed application cycle relative...
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    Pre-MD-PhD Sophomore Check-in

    Hello, I'd be very grateful if I could get a little "check-up" (no pun intended) after my third semester in college. In addition to some *QUICK questions* under this very condensed repertoire, this is what I accomplished so far as a pre-MD-PhD college sophomore: - Completed 2 years of chemistry...
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    How adcomms in East Coast select MD-PhD students

    Hello, I'm interested in applying for MD-PhD programs in the East Coast. I heard that depending on the school, an app would first go to the PhD dept for approval and then the MD dept...or vice versa. Do you know the adcomms procedure of certain middle/upper tier schools in the East Coast for...
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    Should I take a gap year

    So some background. My sGPA is slightly higher than my uGPA both hovering around a 3.9. I have over 100 hours of shadowing, a summer of clinical research, am beginning the first of 3 scheduled semester of lab research in my field of medical interest, will have over 100 hours of both clinical and...