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    MD Ortho WAMC - research year between M3 and M4

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    DO/MD school list help after SMP

    I'm a nontrad re applicant, MI resident who is finishing up an SMP with no guaranteed admission after completion. I'm applying MD/DO and mainly need help with my DO school list. uGPA 3.02 sGPA 3.0 SMP GPA 3.79 MCAT 512 125/129/128/130 ORM, disadvantaged ECs 3,000 hours research across...
  3. himikie

    Help me decide between SMPs: NYMC AMP and Georgetown SMP

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone can help me decide between SMPs. I recently got accepted to both Georgetown 1-year SMP and NYMC 1-year accelerated SMP, and was wondering if anyone has any insights to these programs. I will be applying to medical schools this upcoming cycle, and just...
  4. psydocMG

    Tulane Masters Programs which SMP should I pick?!

    2021-2022 cohort: I got into two master's programs at Tulane, the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Anatomy (not ACLP). I could really use some advice on which program to pick. Any insight, specifically comparing the two programs, would be very helpful. Thank you!
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    WAMC, Low Stat MD/DO, 511 MCAT

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    MD WAMC: Non-Trad, 511 MCAT, 3.5 cGPA / 3.12 sGPA

  7. himikie

    Low uGPA... Post Bacc program? GPA enhancer? Please help me!

    I graduated with a low gpa of 2.95 (BS in engineering) at a 4 year private university last year. I did poorly in all of my science classes with mostly Cs and a few Bs (no excuses for my bad grade. I don’t think I was ready for the rigor of a college level course in my first 2 years of college...
  8. FOlove

    Tulane School of Medicine Master of Molecular Medicine

    Hey y’all! So two weeks ago I was accepted into Tulane SOM master program for Molecular Medicine. I wanted to make this thread because it seems not a lot of people post about it lol. Former students please leave thoughts and advice.
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    Help me to choose schools [MD]

    Hello SDN, I am a 25 years old, ORM, Texas resident, and I wanted to get some feedback from you guys whether if I am applying strategically. Let me know if there are any red flags or recommendations. Here are my stats- MCATs: I have taken 3 MCATs so far one being 497 (2015), 497 (2016), 507...
  10. modernnarwhal24

    Stanford Class of 2023 Waitlist

    Hey guys! Posting this thread so that those of us on the waitlist for Stanford this cycle can post status updates on whether we get off the waitlist or get rejected!
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    Got accepted to DO med school but waiting on MD school?

    So I got an acceptance to a DO school and put a deposit down, however, an MD school emailed me stating that while not considered for admission this year, I could apply for their masters program which would give me guaranteed admission to their MD school. I was just wondering with all the AAMC...
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    Got accepted to DO med school but waiting on MD school?

    So I got an acceptance to a DO school, however, an MD school emailed me stating that while not considered for admission this year, I could apply for their masters program which would give me guaranteed admission to their MD school. I was just wondering with all the AAMC traffic regulations and...
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    Couple questions regarding path to medical school. Can i make it?

    Hello, As of right now, my gpa isn't stellar. This year was quite bad (sophomore year of UG). I received 3 Cs and a C+ and my GPA dropped significantly (my mental health was not good first semester). My cumulative gpa is like 3.1 now and last semester sGPA was 3.4 (yikes). I used to be a very...
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    WHAT ARE MY CHANCES? Apply for Fall of 2019

    Applying for the Fall of 2019. What are my chances? FOR MD OR DO Live in NY and graduated with a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. *cGPA- 3.67 ( out of a 4.0 scale) *sGPA (major)- 3.71 *sGPA (minor)- 3.33 *MCAT- 494 (as of right now but still havent taken it yet so could...
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    MD School List Advice

    My top choice is USUHS Academic Undergrad - Honors Biology Program with minors in Chemistry and Fine Arts cGPA 3.56 sGPA 3.4 Strong upward trend after freshman year. MCAT - Have not taken yet. Most recent AAMC practice test has me at a 513 Extracurriculars Clinical 50 hrs shadowing +4,000...
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    Post Bacc: Is it worth it??

    Hi everybody, I’m a nurse with my BSN who is looking to go back to medical school. In college didn’t really take any pre-med courses so I would have to now take all of them which would take me at least 2 years. I have heard about some post bacc programs that only take 12 months which is very...
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    what are my chances? CA/US 3.5GPA 510MCAT

    Hi guys, Sorry I meant Canada & US not California xD 3.5 GPA (OMSAS scale), 510 MCAT 131/125/125/129 - this is my only MCAT (although I voided a test 3 years ago, which is the previous version) I was consistently getting 127+ for CARS and 130+ for BIO during prep but had an anxiety attack :(...
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    Pre-Med, Senior Year, Low GPA, Hopeful

    Hey Everyone, Fairly new to the site, but I am in need of some guidance. I am currently an undergraduate student and I will be starting my senior year in the fall. I currently am working full-time in a Medical Records Department in a Children's Hospital. My undergrad Stats thus far: cGPA: 2.97...
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    Please clear this thing up for me about the single accreditation system ?

    There will only be 1 accreditation system which is the ACGME , right ? Also, can you please point out a few things that will change for MD graduates ?
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    Terrible Practice Exam CARS score?

    Hi, My MCAT is scheduled for the 22nd. Last week I took the official practice exam #1 by the AAMC, and received a 126/122/128/130. I was truly disappointed and frustrated with my CARS score. I was doing SO well on the questions packs from the AAMC, but the CARS section on this exam was SO HARD...
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    Feeling extremely stressed out, any advice?

    Hi, My MCAT is scheduled for July 22...but I don't feel ready at all. At the beginning of my studying, I was doing practice problems and content, but doing practice problems at the same time caused me slow my pace in terms of reviewing content. So I switched to content review, and here I am a...
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    How are my EC's thus far?

    Applying this upcoming cycle with a cGPA of 3.72. Will be taking the MCAT soon. -500 hours of clinical volunteering in a hospital for research -300 hours of non-clinical research, with an abstract. -Will have ~ 100 hours as a medical scribe by the time I submit my primary ~ 100 hours of...
  24. B

    What is the most efficient way or studying? (MCAT)

    Hi, I'm retaking the MCAT this July. Last time I studied, I just studied directly from the books I had and tried to do the associated practice problems. This wasn't helping me retain the information for long periods of time. I find that making outlines/taking notes of each chapter of my MCAT...
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    Planning to retake the MCAT, will schools just see my old score?

    I'm planning to retake the MCAT this upcoming July. However, if I submit my primary in June/July, and my scores don't come in until August, will schools automatically just use my old score? Or will they wait for my new score? Thanks
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    Need advice on when to take the MCAT?

    Hi, I'm in my last semester of undergraduate. I planned to take the MCAT on July 9th. However, because I just started my scribe job, and of my regular classes, I haven't been studying as much as I've wanted to. I've only taken two practice exams thus far. My sample exam score was 65%, 75%, 80%...
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    Worried about Next Step Full Length score?

    Hi guys, I just took the second next step full length exam, and I received a 504 (126/125/125/128). I'm a little worried here. Do you guys find their exams representative of the actual exam? Thanks
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    The best full length exams for the MCAT 2015/2016?

    Hi guys, I'm taking my exam in July. I took the AAMC Sample exam about a month ago and scored 66%/75%/80%/86% I started doing pretty well on the section bank questions after that. I just took Next Step's second full length exam and...oh my goodness, it was so incredibly difficult for me. The...
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    Can't find the scribe america introductory packet?

    Hello all, For those of you who work as a scribe through Scribeamerica - what exactly is this introductory training packet we are going to be tested on? All I received was a link to the quizlet flashcards for the packet.
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    Confused with Khan Academy MCAT Chemistry?

    Hi guys, I'm a little confused here. I went to review titrations under the "Chemical and Physical Processes" section for the MCAT, and came across a sub-section that's called "acid-base titration curves." I scrolled down to where they showed the graphs for the titration of a SA w/ a SB and a...
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    To scribe part-time or full-time during a gap year?

    Hi guys, I have been hired as an ER scribe. I initially told them I could work part-time while I'm finishing up school, and in July I would be willing to work full-time, but now I'm not sure if that's a good idea. I haven't started training yet, I just got the job. Scribing full-time would mean...
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    Discouraging boyfriend?

    Hi, I'm in need of some serious advice. I am a pre-med major planning to take my MCAT during the summer and apply this cycle. I have been dating my boyfriend for two years. He's not a pre-med major. Everything was fine when I only had school to concentrate on. As soon as I started getting...
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    Taking a vacation before my MCAT?

    Hi, if anyone can offer any advice, it would much appreciated. I was planning to take the MCAT June 18th or July 8th. Technically this a retake. I'm taking three classes this semester, which includes microbiology lecture and the laboratory component (its treated as a separate class), as well as...
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    How are my EC's?

    Just wondering. - Soon to be 500 hours of clinical research - 300 hours of non clinical research -Will have at least 100 of scribing by early summer - 100 hours of community volunteering (nursing homes, helping out at homeless shelters) -1000 from tennis club - 50 hours from culinary club -...
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    Possible to study for MCAT retake during the school year?

    Hi all, I was hoping to take the MCAT in early July. I'm taking 7 credits - microbiology (lectures are recorded), microbiology laboratory (meets every other week), and an intro class that meets once a week. I was hoping to volunteer once a week. Does this sound realistic? I'm a senior and plan...
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    Is taking the MCAT in July too late?

    Hi all, I'm a senior in my last semester of undergraduate. I plan on applying this upcoming cycle. I'm taking only 3 classes, which adds up to I think 8 credits. Anyway, I wanted to take retake my MCAT exam on June 18 or July 8...I'm going to be studying for my classes and eventually working...
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    MCAT books with the most practice questions?

    Hello all, I'm going to be retaking the new MCAT and I just wanted to know what books you suggest. I'm looking for books that have a ton of practice questions. I feel last time I spent way too much time on content review and not enough practice. I've heard the Princeton books were good. Thanks!
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    Is Alpha Epsilon Delta worth the time?

    Hello, At my university AED requires a specific GPA, an application discussing your community service experiences, clinical experiences, extracurricular activities, honors/awards, a personal statement, and a letter of recommendation. Is it worth joining? Thanks
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    Tips on Applying to MD/MPH Programs?

    I am interested in pursuing an MD/MPH program. I was wondering if anyone knows what it takes for admission or how the evaluation process/what schools are looking for is different than just applying as an MD. I am seeing very little about what it takes/ what qualities are desired/ what...
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    For those that did well on the MCAT 2015?

    Hello, I recently got back my MCAT score and I've been really upset for the past few days. I plan to retake, as my score was incredibly low (499). For those of who you did well (508-509+) what resources did you use? More specifically, what books had the best practice questions? Thanks