med application

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    Future classes on the AMCAS

    Hi! I was recently verified for my AMCAS application, but I had a question about my future coursework. I listed that I would take a class this summer on my application, but now my plans changed and it looks like I don't need that class to graduate. Would it be okay if I don't take this class? Or...
  2. W

    Does type of clinical experience as a premed matter (pathology)?

    Hello, I am a rising senior in high school. Before you leave or tell me to post this in the high school premed forum instead (which I already did), I would like to say that what I hope to achieve from posting this here is a more focused perspective/advice particularly in my field of interest...
  3. W

    Does the type of clinical experience matter to medical schools?

    Hello, I am a rising senior in high school. Before you tell me to post this in the high school forum instead, I want to say that this question is more med-schools admissions related rather than premed admissions related, and I hoped that this forum would be better equipped to answer this. Does...
  4. M

    Public State Schools Scholarship

    Hello everyone, our undergraduate institution have a partnership with the 3 public medical schools in the state( if I you got accpeted, they will pay the tution). So, is it wise to apply for these schools only, even if I have to apply more than on application cycle. 1-2 years roughly One of...
  5. marie9132433

    3.96 CGPA, 3.92 SGPA, MA resident - Applying to Harvard Medical 2021

    Hello, this is the first post that I've created. I have been reading SDN posts since my Junior year of high school, but as admissions deadlines near, I have decided to start using it more seriously. A little bit about myself: I am 22 F, Caribbean black, bisexual 1st generation, bilingual with...
  6. hihihihihsdifs

    Acceptance to a DO school but considering gap year for MD

    Hey everyone! I currently have an acceptance to a reputable DO school, however I am considering taking a gap year to make myself more competitive for MD schools. The only thing holding me back from doing so is the fact that I took my MCAT four times. My current stats are a 3.74 GPA and a 510 on...
  7. rntodoctor

    Pass/Fail Pre-Med Courses

    Hi all! I'm currently a Registered Nurse turned Post-bacc Pre-med student. Due to the circumstances of this semester (finals were cancelled due to Corona Virus outbreak on campus), I was wondering about the risks of having a class reported as pass/fail on my transcript. We were given the option...
  8. J

    EC’s and Personal Statement

    Hey! I’m new here, this has probably been answered. Just wondering in regards to the application if you discuss something in your personal statement should you not list it as an extracurricular? Or can you talk about it in your personal statement and then list it as an EC and further discuss...
  9. Captain_America07

    Earning bachelors in more than 4 years will it hurt me?

    Due to being active duty army I didnt have the time to attend school full time and It took me longer to get my bachelors degree (Around 6 years) Will this hinder my application process? How could I make my application stronger if so?
  10. J

    Clinical Experience vs Clinical Volunteering

    After reading a lot of threads here on SDN, I'm getting a little confused at what exactly is "clinical experience". Going with the whole "if you can smeel the patient, it's clinical experience" definition, I always thought volunteering at the hospital would be considered clinical experience...
  11. halo1789

    Low sGPA, nursing student, 503 mcat

    What are my chances getting into DO school? I live in Mississippi SGPA- 2.7 which is very low I know CGPA- 3.2 I never took physiology in undergrad and only took one anatomy course. i went to an SMP and took medical physiology one and two and got C’s in them because I had no clue about...
  12. gele021

    Future end dates for volunteer/clinical hours on med school application?

    I was wondering if we can put the end date of our volunteer/clinical hours as being the end of college, which would be about a year after applications are sent out. Of course, only do so if it is true, but still, how would admissions committees look at that? Would the hours count and carry the...
  13. M

    Help Deciding what to do during Gap Year!!

    Hi! I desperately need help/advice choosing what to do during my gap year. I just graduated college in May this year and am planning to apply to Medical School next year in 2020. I'm currently working as a part time medical assistant/scribe in a private dermatology clinic. For my other days of...
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    What are my chances?

    Hello, and thank you all for taking the time to read this, I appreciate it. Major: Biology (minor in chemistry) cGPA: 3.53 sGPA: 3.48 MCAT: 503 EC: - Four Year college athlete (senior year captain, two-time all-conference (not sure if this is important)) - 1700 hours volunteering (mainly...
  15. W

    Update Letters

    Hey everyone! I applied to a medical school via early decision, so I will be accepted, rejected, or waitlisted on or before October 1st, 2019. I recently started volunteering as a scribe/translator at a local free medical clinic that caters to the Hispanic and Latino populations. This is...
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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...
  18. 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...
  19. M

    (medical school)

    Planning on applying next cycle and I was wondering if I will be considered a URM, I was born in Africa, with Mauritian roots (my ancestors were there since the early 1800s), however I am not black neither do I know if any of my ancestors were mixed with Black or not. Is African considered a...
  20. A

    Can Medical School Applicants Be Accepted After Agency In FBI?

    Howdy Doctors, Med Students, and undergrads! I'm currently entering my first year of Pre-Med down here in Texas and am curious about the application process for students interested in medical school, yet that are years removed from their undergraduate studies. I have a great interest in...
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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...
  23. M

    Help compiling a school list + any suggestions to strengthen my app

    I've been reading many posts on sdn for the past few months and I've realized that a lot of you are very insightful so I'd appreciate any help/suggestions offered. Standing: Junior, applying in next year's cycle (meaning I will have a gap year) Currently attending a state school State of...
  24. M

    Anyone know anyone who has gotten into medical school (either MD or DO) with a 499?

    Anyone know anyone who has gotten into medical school (either MD or DO) with a 499? If so, what was their ECs, GPA, which medical school was it, ... etc? Thank you!
  25. miram

    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...
  26. K

    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...
  27. marwalla

    What should I do?

    Hi, I’m a non-traditional Black student. I went to community college first and completed a good chunk of pre-med courses and later I transferred to a university. During my time in CC, I took on 12-19 credit hour course loads (with the permission of my institution), while also taking care of my...
  28. I

    Med Application School list

    Hello! I am trying to put together a list of med schools to send in applications and am hoping for some advice. I am a California resident and graduated UC Berkeley. My stats: cGPA: 3.6 sGPA: 3.62 MCAT: 515 (130/129/128/128) 150+ hours of non-clinical volunteering (food distributions for low...
  29. Dr. ThorStrange

    Following Medical Schools on Social Media

    Is it ok to follow medical schools on social media accounts? Is it ok to tag medical schools in social media posts? Or is it bothersome/annoying to them? What do you guys think?
  30. DoctorOrdinary

    MCAT test date

    Hey guys, I'm planning on registering for the MCAT soon but want to be 100% sure that I'm scheduling myself appropriately. My plan is to apply as soon as AMCAS opens up, so I would ideally want my scores before June 1st. The latest MCAT date that would allow me to do this would be April 13th...
  31. S

    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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    Is changing majors too frequently for undergrad a bad thing for med school application?

    Hi. I am turning 23 and currently in my final year of my undergrad course in Podiatry. After finishing my degree, I am planning to pursue medicine. Having seen patients in the podiatry clinic, I've developed an interest to learn more about anatomy, pathologies, pharmacology and etc. I find it 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...
  35. N

    List of private medical schools in the US

    Does anyone have a compiled list of all the private medical schools in the US? (preferably allopathic). Thanks in advance!
  36. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. M

    International Student, Undergrad from US, Applying to Australia

    Hey there! As a non-US citizen, studying in Philadelphia, I've come to the decision to apply to med schools in Australia. I was wondering what is the application process like? What do schools look for? Are there personal statements and essays? What is the interview like? What sorts of questions...
  40. R

    med school profile advice

    Hey guys. I'm applying to medical school next cycle. I recently graduated from University of Miami with a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I graduated with a combined GPA of 3.44 between UM and Miami-Dade College. I have done research with two of my professors. I have...