med admissions

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    3.45 SMP :( but strong upward trend. Do I have a chance??

    Hi guys! I just finished my SMP and finished with a 3.45 which sucks but I do have a strong upward trend. I actually took 56 credits over two years and in my last year (36 credits) I finished with a 3.78. My low GPA is specifically from the first year. Do I still have a shot Do I have a chance...
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    Gap Year Ideas: Should I do a post-bac/SMP?

    Advice please! I am not applying this cycle; I will be applying next cycle. Undergrad- Tulane University (graduating May 2020) Hometown- Ft. Lauderdale, FL Major- Neuroscience Minor- English cGPA- 3.3... I had an awful semester during the fall of my junior year (first time officially being...
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    Receiving a Recommendation Letter Before Applying

    Hello everyone. I was hoping to ask my gen chem 2 professor for a recommendation letter to a medical school but am uncertain how to do so because I am currently not in the application process. I took his class last spring semester and thought it would be best to get a recommendation letter now...
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    Would doing a masters program help my chances of getting into medical school greatly?

    Hi, I post a lot about my spotty transcript and how I have F’s on it. Now I’ve been gettin straight A’s and everyone keeps telling me the upward trend is helpful, which really made me happy because I was so worried. Now I’m slightly worried because there are people applying for med school who...
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    Do Medical School’s look at every single grade and see the very upward trend?

    I’m really sorry, there might be a question like this but I couldn’t find one that specifically answered what I was wondering. I have a super spotty record which I’ve mentioned before. I have F’s, D’s, and C’s on my record from when I was in Community College. Was going through a lot, I should...
  6. psyflgirl

    Help with school list

    Hello, I just got my MCAT score back and I am trying to figure out what schools to apply to. My stats are not great so I am submitting to around 15 to 20 schools plus DO schools. MCAT 505 125/127/126/127, cGPA 3.52 sGPA 3.22, Hispanic female, born and raised in a rural area in an island in the...
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    School list/WAMC 518 3.95sGPA, 3.95cGPA

    Hi! I'm looking to find out what my chances are and if my school list is appropriate. I am a California resident. Stats MCAT 518 3.95sGPA, 3.95cGPA, Extra Curc 200+ hrs shadowing in 3 different disciplines(pediatric urgent care, cardiology clinical and surgical, sarcoma oncology clinic) 150...
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    Failed classes + med school?

    I was in an extremely problematic situation for my first two years of college and didn’t do too well... being young and stupid, maybe just generally stupid, I didn’t stop to think how it would affect my future to keep taking classes and giving up mid way through because of the situation. I have...
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    Interview Invites Still Going Out?

    I've seen on a couple of threads that some schools are still sending out II. Can this be? Is it because of the new rules? Or are these people just lying (why, though)? I was surprised when I heard this.... @Goro @gyngyn @LizzyM @gonnif
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    Taking Med School Recommended Classes Pass/No Pass

    I want to take human physio to help me a little bit for the MCAT, not required for my major. At my school, it's THE hardest upper div bio class, but I don't want to risk my GPA. I know it's one class. Would it be looked down on if I take the class Pass/No Pass. Will it make a difference when med...
  11. iAero

    Does med school include your upper division science classes grades for science GPA?

    Maybe this sounds as a stupid question, however, I am confused. First I thought, they count the science GPA based on the classes they require you to take before coming to med schools such as general chem, Ochem, bio, stats, and etc. However, if someone is doing a biochemistry undergrad, and...
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    Letters of rec after grad school for MD

    Hello all. I am going to be applying this round for an MD, and I am currently working on a master's degree as well. I am starting to ask for letters of rec and I am unsure how many should come from my undergrad vs my graduate program. I went right to the masters after graduating undergrad, so im...
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    Arts major + science minor?

    I am currently a second year arts major, and I was wondering if picking up a minor in biology or public health would be helpful for my medical school application? Or would it be better to double major?
  14. Dr. ThorStrange

    Should Course Updates be Sent?

    Should updates about courses be sent if they are different than what was included in the application? If the application indicated taking a course but that course was not taken and a different course was taken instead. Grades for prerequisite courses were not available at time of application...
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    How will my GPA from a previous college affect my application?

    I posted about this previously but have a few more specific questions. I'm currently in a PharmD program, finished my premed minor, and currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.94. I had a hard time transitioning from high school to college and end up at a state college with no major for a total of...
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    Need to retake General Chemistry 1 and 2?

    Hi y’all! So I have a little predicament. Coming into college, I was very unsure of if I wanted to be premed but the pre-reqs for one my desired majors coincided with pre med pre-reqs. But since I didn’t really think I wanted to be pre-med and I didn’t want to unnecessarily “ruin” my GPA, I took...
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    MD Howard University MD Entry 2019

    Hi Everyone! Quick question, has anyone been accepted to HU's med program for the spring/ fall of 2019? I did my undergrad at howard as a bio major. I was interviewed in October and haven't heard anything back. Any chances of me getting in? :( I'm starting to lose hope. I got waitlisted.
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    Veterinary Medicine to Medicine?

    Hi, I am a second year vet student in the UK. I have wanted to be a vet for as long as I can remember and never thought about anything else, but recently I’ve been not as enthusiastic about it. I don’t know why. I’ve also been thinking about human medicine too, which is something I wish I had...
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    MSTP (MD/PhD Programs)

    What is considered strong research experience for an MSTP (MD/PhD) Program? Especially at schools such as Columbia, UPenn, etc. How many hours, publications, presentations (and which conferences), etc?
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    Can I apply to Medical School With One Pre-Req Science Class Left To Take?

    Hi, So I am planning on applying to med-school this upcoming 2019 cycle. I graduated last August with a Finance/Accounting degree and completed all medical school pre-req science classes except for one. I never took organic chemistry lab. Basically at this point I am working full time at a...
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    Applying to MSTP (MD-PhD) Programs Advice?

    I plan on applying to MD/PhD schools cycle 2022-2023. Hi guys, I just wanted to post this hear for feedback on how I should improve my application before I apply (will be applying in 2022), as well as any advice anyone has. I've put my stats down below and if anyone could give some advice, it...
  23. Dr. ThorStrange

    What is Considered Good Experience?

    What is considered good clinical experience? What is considered good non-clinical experience? How many hours is enough to be considered good? Is it better to have less hours in multiple places, or many hours that show commitment to one place? What do you guys think?
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    Help me decide if I am ready to apply to Med School

    Hey all; I have been lurking on SDN for many years but finally gathered the courage to make a post. Please bear with me as I am still not sure of where to post things yikes lol. I have wanted to go to medical school my whole life. I just graduated from college at a midwestern university that...
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    Chances with med school and what I can do for a better chance

    Hi, I want to know my chances of getting into medical school. Give me an honest answer I am currently a junior in college and my gpa as of right now is a 3.06. If I get A's from there on , the highest I could get is a 3.2 gpa For extracurricular activities / organization - I am an Air Force...
  26. Dr. ThorStrange

    Which GPA Should be Used for LizzyM Score?

    What I mean by this: Do you use the cGPA you had when applying to schools, or can it be calculated using an updated cGPA, such as after another semester? Another way to look at it: Should you stick to one LizzyM Score, or should you recalculate each time after updating your cGPA, such as after...
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    Florida International University vs. Quinnipiac

    Would also love to hear reasons why!
  28. Dr. ThorStrange

    When is it too late to expect interview invites?

    A friend and I were discussing this the other day :laugh:. He is freaking out because he hasn't received any II so far :nailbiting:. My response was that there is still hope to receive II because he submitted all his secondaries before Thanksgiving and many schools have deadlines for secondaries...
  29. Linda Abraham

    Get Accepted to Medical School in 2020

    Student Doctor Network forum members are invited to attend the live webinar, Get Accepted to Medical School in 2020, this Tuesday December 11 at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET. The presenter, Alicia McNease Nimonkar, will give an informative overview of the medical school application process based on her...
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    Does doing dual enrollment in high school and starting pre-med as a junior affect my admission?

    I’m currently a sophomore in high school and I have the option to do dual enrollment which will let me start as a junior in undergrad when I graduate high school because I would have my associates. I’m worried that it will affect how med schools see me as I would be applying to Undergrad as a...
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    MD & DO 3.7 GPA, 3.6 sGPA, 510 - What are my chances?

    Hey guys, I'd appreciate any input on my current chances or things I could improve to apply next summer. I like to believe that I'm a well-rounded applicant but tell me if I'm wrong. IL resident. ORM (Middle Eastern). 3.7 GPA, 3.6 sGPA, (1 bad semester and then almost always 4.0s the following...