med admissions

  1. theChimp

    WAMC - Non-trad w/ Lowercase "x" Factor and Mid Academics

    Academics: cGPA: 3.4 /sGPA: 3.6 (First 3 years of my GPA was 3.25 in an unrelated field, 3.66 DIY post-bacc, and 3.7 master's degree) MCAT: 510 average across 3 FL practice exams (will take first time this fall and once more in the spring if necessary) Demographics: OH Native, MA Resident...
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    UCLA exposed Many people on X/twitter (including Elon) have started discussing UCLA's med school admissions practices as well as the strength of their current med school...
  3. LindaAccepted

    Medical The AMCAS Primary “Deadline”

    In just a few days, many of you will want to submit your medical school primary application. You’ve probably heard that you have to click “send” on the first day possible – which this year is May 28, 2024 – if you want your best shot. But just how true is that? The AMCAS primary deadline: Myth...
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    Low stats applicant. cGPA 3.1 sGPA 3.15 Strong MCAT. Mediocre ECs.

    Hey all. Just been stressing out and working on my med applications (2025/2026 cycle). Note: I am a Canadian applicant. Been studying for the MCAT (projecting 520s if all goes well based off FLs) GPA is on the much lower side due to a horrible first year (0.5 GPA...yeah) Without it my GPA...
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    WAMC (waitlist edition)

    Hello all! I applied this previous cycle and wanted to post on here retroactively regarding my chances of getting off waitlist, or advice on if the schools I picked were good choices. I'm a white, female, VA resident. VCU was my undergraduate with a major in chemistry and a minor in Spanish...
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    DIY post bacc timeline help

    Hello, I’ll try and lay everything out, so you can get a good idea of where I’m at. I got my bachelors in a science field which only included the basic prereqs. GenChem, GenPhys1, biology1&2 etc. I got around a 3.0 for cGPA and sGPA. Did good freshman year did bad sophomore and junior, then...
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    Research Question for Medical Students

    Research for med school Sophomore pre med, kind of panicking. I plan to go to med school once I graduate. I do hospital volunteering, worked at an eye clinic for a year, started a pharmacy tech job, do ESL tutoring, tutored math at my college and for elementary- middle school kids. I shadow...
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    Hello everyone! 😙
  9. LindaAccepted

    Medical University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Tips [2023-2024]

    (UCSF) is the leading university dedicated to advancing health worldwide through preeminent biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. The feeling that applicants often get from a UCSF interview is that the school...
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    Should I go to Caribbean as a "High School Graduate"

    Hello To introduce myself, I am a student who completed one year of university but I recently came across a program offered by a private institution called CIMT (located in Canada). They offer a 1 year program that matches the "pre-medical" year that these 5-year Caribbean MD schools offer (1...
  11. L

    Overthinking and Confused so WAMC

    Hi guys! I'm a rising junior and I've been looking at a few (around 15-20 or so) MD and DO schools and the more I look at them the more I'm doubting that I'll have credentials by senior year to apply to Med school. Below are my stats: 3.9 cGPA and 3.8sGPA I haven't taken the MCAT yet but I'm...
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    Hi everyone, I want to thank you all in advance for reviewing my stats. I appreciate it so much and value all of your opinions. I didn't include DO on this list because I'm not adverse to taking another gap year to study again for the MCAT if I must, so I decided to take a shot in the dark and...
  13. LindaAccepted

    How to Apply Successfully to Med School from Postbac Programs

    In this episode, the founder and former Director of San Francisco State University Postbac Programs and Accepted consultant since 2015 explains why the fastest way to medical school is slowly and carefully, and explores the advantages and disadvantages of applying to med school from a postbac...
  14. LindaAccepted

    Medical Here’s How to Match Your Values to the Medical School Mission Statement

    Here’s How to Match Your Values to the Medical School Mission Statement While every U.S. medical school offers you an education that will prepare you for a career as a successful physician, the social mission of each school vary greatly, and you should understand these nuances before you apply...
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    Hi! I recently got accepted off a waitlist at an MD school. I have an identical twin sister who is still on the waitlist who has the same research experience, volunteer experience and hours, clinical experience, MCAT score and a very similar GPA. Basically, I feel that I’m not more deserving of...
  16. L

    LKSOM (Temple) vs. UUSOM (Utah)

    I grew up in Utah and attended the University of Utah for undergrad. My family lives in Utah. I was accepted to LKSOM and UUSOM. I have been getting tired of Utah and would like to see something new. Philly seems like it would be cool and LKSOM serves more of the communities that I'm interested...
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    Masters before reapplying

    So I unfortunately did not get accepted into any of the schools (MD or DO) that I applied to this past cycle. My stats were a bit average, 3.5 GPA and 504 MCAT, so it wasn’t too surprising. I will be taking my MCAT again but I also applied to masters programs and was accepted at Brown for...
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    Where can I apply to med school with these stats?

    Hi! I’m applying this cycle and don’t think I can handle taking my mcat again because of difficulty balancing with school work, research and other things and don’t want to retake and do worse. I have a 507 (128/124/125/130) and a 3.9 gpa. I have strong ECs and research and clinical hours. I also...
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    UNC vs. Wake Forest

    UNC Pros Cost IS ($34,000) Ranked higher (not by much) More prestigious? Cons Parking College town Get a “holier than thou” vibe Clinical locations (lottery system + locations themselves) Wake Forest Pros Class size Location (small-mid sized city) Ability to go to Charlotte for 3rd year...
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    Hi friends! I am having a tough time deciding which school is best and wanted some advice. ACOM ~Pros DO/MPH Ipad/laptop Trending upward board rates Housing essentially on campus Lots of flexibility during 4th year Heavy emphasis on clinical simulation Location (warmer and near beaches)...
  22. YoungDaggy

    Update Letter, yes or no?

    My undergrad takes up to 8 weeks from the time of primary verification to write their committee letter and send all LORs. And guess what, they took the full 8 weeks minus two days to send mine, so my apps were not complete until 9/7 (it’s messed up I know). Regardless, I just started a new job...
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    Applying to medical school

    Hello all, I am in a degree program that allows me to apply. I'm wondering if this is seen positively or negatively? Would appreciate any insight!
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    WAMC? 3.6/507/URM

    I’m FGLI URM so pls be gentle, I don’t have a reference point (but also be truly honest) URM black female low-income Questbridge Match Recipient T10 undergrad From GA but am in IL for undergrad Graduating this June cGPA: 3.73 sGPA: 3.63 (upward trend last 2 years with all A’s except for to...
  26. E

    Long SOM (UT San Antonio) vs. McGovern (Houston)

    I have currently been accepted to both Long SOM and McGovern and am having trouble deciding between the two schools. Long SOM: I have been offered a full-ride here, so I would be able to graduate without debt. I really enjoyed my interview here, but I've never been to San Antonio nor do I know...
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    Pre-requirements classes questions

    Hello I'm taking these classes remote because my CC only offers it this way Calc 1 Sociology General Bio 1 with lab is the remote only teacher that offers it. is this ok cant change the rules of my cc?
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    Help! Reapplicant Advice / Application Review (MA ORM, High Stat)

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    degree type question

    Hello everyone would my online bachelor's in business at Drexel University but I took the math and English in person at CC graduated and then going back for a post-bachelors in person to finish my sciences classes basically the pre-requirements in person would that work.
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    [Help] - Choosing a Medical School

    I'm having trouble choosing a medical school to begin attending next year. I've been accepted into: 1) Rosalind Franklin University 2) Western Michigan University 3) California University of Science and Medicine They each seem to have their pros and cons, but none sticks out as a leader...
  32. Irene Mariam

    Forensic science as pre med

    I'm planning on choosing BSc Forensics as my premed in Canada. Do you think there's any scope for it there in case I don't get into med school? Will a Masters in Forensics help me land a stable job with a stable income?
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    Clinical experience only months before applying?

    So I've been reading and hearing that doing/starting a category of activities just a few months before you plan to apply looks like checking the box and can harm your application. Do you think that would apply to clinical experience too, considering COVID? My mom is immunocompromised, which is...
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    Best Med Med Schools in Egypt, Gulf or Turkey with affordable tuition fees or scholarship

    Hi, I'm an Egyptian student looking to study Medicine, I graduated from secondary school advanced stream from UAE 2021. I'm struggling with finding a university for the next intake or 2022 intake, I'm also open to study in UAE/ GULF/ TURKEY OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY. The main problem is that I can't...

    Premed to Predent

    So I'm finishing up my masters at Rutgers Biomed, however, I came in as premed. GPA has been a 4.0 but due to undergrad and copious credits I took, it only brings it up to above a 3.4. I'm Asian so if I continue w/ medicine I'm most likely going to osteopathic school. I'm not okay with becoming...
  36. jahangir89

    Human Genetics for a science LOR?

    Would Human Genetics qualify as a science course and would I be able to use it for a science LOR? The class is in the Biology department (it's called BIO 104), and it's taught by a Professor of Biology. However, the class itself is for science non-majors. The course description reads as follows...
  37. MasterTheMMI

    MMI Interview Prep and MMI Coaching from a Resident Physician-$75/hour

    I am currently a third year resident physician with extensive experience in MMI interviews, MMI question development and MMI Coaching. I remember how stressful medical school and CARMS interviews can be, so I wanted to create a coaching service that can help you excel in your interview and...
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  39. Whatisthemeaningoflife?

    Veterinarian dreaming to go to US/canadian med school

    Hi, I am currently a final year vet student from south Asia. In the next 3 years, I will get a license to practice in North America (DVM) after passing a lot of difficult exams. However, I do not want to pursue vet med as it is not my passion and I studied it due to family pressure. I want to go...
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    Hi, I'm new, do I have a chance?

    I went off to a bad start in school, when it will have been 4.5 years since I graduated high school (the end of this semester) I will have finished my associate's in general studies from a community college with a partnership with GSU, and right now, before my grades this semester, which I...