med school admissions

  1. T

    Application help

    If my mom went to some college at a community college but never graduated with an associate's or bachelor's degree, am I considered a first-generation college student? Thank you!
  2. agentfaithmd

    UH- Clear Lake for Pre-Med Degree

    Hey all: So I'm applying to college right now, and I'm hoping to choose a good college that could support my pre-med studies and acceptance to med school. Does anyone know anything about the University of Houston- Clear Lake? I'm looking at their Biological Sciences program (with a...
  3. C

    Rosalind Franklin University - is it worth it?

    So I decided on an Undergrad. The undergrad I choose has a 7 year program but you have to decide in your FIRST SEMESTER OF YOUR FIRST YEAR. (First of all why) The medical school is a separate school from my undergrad but they are affiliated. (I am attending DePaul University for undergrad and...
  4. M

    Can I Get Into Med-School? (Very Unique Situation)

    So my situation is very different than most. I have spent countless hours researching and speaking to doctors/medical professionals and have not been able to get a consistent stream of information. I'd like to hear what you guys have to say. In no way am I trying to deliver a sob story or a tale...
  5. Dr.NigerianQueen

    Confused about what to do

    (This is my first time posting so I am not sure if this is the right forum. Please redirect me if I’m wrong) I am going into my last semester of undergrad (will graduate May 2020). I have several questions I wanted to ask. Quick Stats Overview - URM (AA) - cgpa (rn) = 3.38 (will explain below)...
  6. Cosmicv1bes

    Seeking advice

    Hello friends! I hope you are all having a great day. After searching a long time on SDN and Reddit for people in a similar situation, I think my story is different enough to warrant its own post. I am an ORM and I applied to DO schools in 2016, but I graduated with a poor gpa (~3.0 both sGPA...
  7. S

    Rutgers Research Assistant Program

    Hey, this is my first post on SDN, so I apologize if I am breaking any sort of rule by posting this here. I have a couple questions about the Rutgers Research Assistant Program, so if anybody has done this before, or knows about it, I would be grateful if you could answer a few questions. 1...
  8. Python Forever

    Gonnif Med School Importance Factors Chart?

    I saw a post gonnif made (well, a photo he posted) about a med school importance chart. It was a 3x3 table I think, with med school admission factors ranked from most important, medium important, and least important. I thought I saved it, but I didn't, and I cannot for the life of me remember...
  9. P

    california med schools IS vs OOS

    Hi everyone. I've heard different ideas about in state vs out of state acceptances into California med schools? Some people say all UC prefer in state while others say they prefer out of state over in state. Does anyone else have stats to back up either claim/any ideas regarding IS/OOS admission...
  10. E

    when can I be justifiably worried about not receiving IIs?

    I'm a little disheartened about the application process and am hoping for some realistic opinions on whether or not my application is competitive. I submitted 31 secondary applications between early July - mid August to a range of schools (all MD: 26 of which realistically within my reach based...
  11. booknerdz

    MCAT for a third time?!

    I’m a recent graduate (URM/disadvantaged/3.64 GPA) and just got my second MCAT score back. 494. Pretty discouraged because I spent months studying. I used Khan Academy, Kaplan, and the AAMC materials. I decided to study on my own since I didn’t have the money to pay for a professional...
  12. F

    gap year or no gap year?

    so to begin, I do not want to take a gap year. am firmly against the idea if I do not have to. in terms of research/EC's I believe I am a pretty strong applicant with 3.9+/hopefully will receive a good MCAT score, taking in Jan. I am a little worried about physician shadowing and clinical...
  13. 68Whiskey

    Army Enlisted to Medical School?

    I have found that I could apply for Nursing, and PA schools while enlisted, and commission. Does anybody know if there is a program that I can go to medical school in a similar way?
  14. M

    Med School Wife - Looking for General Info

    Hey there! My husband's just applied to 9 schools in the past week. - PCOM (PA, GA) - VCOM (VA, AL, SC) - KCU-Joplin - WVSOM - BCOM - LECOM (FL) He has two degrees: Biology (w chem minor): sGPA 3.83, cGPA 3.84 Athletic Training: 3.97 MCAT 504 1000 clinical hours Army vet Great LORs from...
  15. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Boost Your Med School Application in One Hour

    We know the stress of the med school application process doesn’t stop when you hit “Submit” on your AMCAS/AACOMAS app – far from it. Almost as soon as you’ve patted yourself on the back for a brilliant primary application, it’s time for another round of hard work on your secondaries. How can...
  16. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Spend Your Gap Year Between College and Medical School

    Many students do not attend medical school immediately following undergrad for a variety of reasons. Many traditional applicants spend the year in between college and med school – their “gap year” – improving their academic credentials and gaining additional research or clinical experience...
  17. A

    Gap Year + Application Advice

    Hey everyone! I had decided a while back that I would be taking a gap year after undergraduate school. I recently graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in biomedical sciences and a 3.97 GPA. I have a bit of shadowing experience with surgeries in a foreign country, and...
  18. J

    To Post-bac or not to post-bac

    Hi everyone! Was hoping to get some advice about what to do with the year coming up. I am applying next month to both MD and DO, though MD is preferred and have also applied for a post-bac master's starting this fall. I think if I do well in the post-bac, I have a really good shot at getting...
  19. F

    Should I pursue masters, just apply, or DIY post bacc?

    Hello, I just wanted to see what the best option for getting into med school. I had a 3.2 cgpa until my senior year. At the beginning of my senior year, I was a victim of an assault. It really took a toll over me. I withdrew from most of my classes.... I received a F in organic & my semester...
  20. V

    Switching from DVM to MD.. UofT Med admissions?

    So I’m in 2nd year undergrad and until this point I’ve been preparing to apply to vet school. I’ve recently had a change of heart, and am considering applying to UofT in my third year. I have a question! -for FCEs, do they take off the lowest one per year (total 3) or is it the lowest 3...
  21. G

    How pleasing does my pre-med journey sound so far?

    Some of the stuff i say may be irrelevant but i don't know every single thing that factors into a good applicant so ill just spew out whatever lol 2nd year African American female Physiological Sciences 3.38 GPA cum 3 clubs; premed one ( which i am on the executive board as social chair) ...
  22. MeatballParmHero

    Heading into College- I want college to help me prepare for medical school

    I've been really motivated to become a doctor for the past five years. I slacked off most of highschool but really have been changing the past year and a half as my future becomes more relevant. I understand the obvious aspects of what it take to get into medical school, high GPA, high MCAT...
  23. S

    BSN, RN (Student) to M.D . . . Advice?

    How would you prepare for medical school?
  24. LindaAccepted

    Medical Rejected? How to Make Next Year Your Year

    It’s a fact: med school admissions are extremely competitive. If you’ve had an unsuccessful application season, it’s natural to feel disappointed. But if you’re still dreaming of a career as a physician, you can’t spend too much time moping. To boost your chances of success next year, it’s time...
  25. M

    Singapore 22 Jan 2018- University of Dundee Medicine and Dentistry Alumni and Information Event

    Greetings all, The University of Dundee Schools of Medicine and Dentistry will be hosting an alumni and information event at the Orchard Hotel in Singapore for: (1) Dundee Medical or Dental graduates (2) Prospective students who are interested in studying Medicine or Dentistry at the...
  26. B

    HELP: What are my chances?

    Age: 20 Gender: Female Race: Asian cGPA: 3.85 sGPA: 3.79 I'm currently a junior public health major at ut austin. i plan on applying summer of 2018. haven't taken the mcat yet (plan on taking it next march, right before applying). i "became" pre-med this summer, so i guess you can say i'm kind...
  27. E

    Electrical to Med

    I am an electrical engineer with seveteen years of power sytem design experience and currently employed as an electrical engineer in USA. I am a Canadian with international education in electrical engineering. My major was power and my experience is all about working with substation design and...
  28. S

    How much of an increase in gpa should i expect from a post bach program?

    (current junior) Unfortunately most of my math science courses were during my first 1.5 years of college when I had a parathyroid tumor which affected my ability to study, exhausted all the time, felt bad, etc. Once i had the tumor removed, I felt great and I'm doing better in my courses. So I...
  29. Humerus84

    Strange Relation to School (Non-legacy)

    Hey everyone, So I find myself in a bit of an interesting position. I finished submitting my primary and secondary applications to all of the medical schools I am applying to this cycle back in August. Just this last week I was having a conversation with my grandmother about the schools I was...
  30. M

    3.65c 3.74s chances/school list

    I'm a current junior at a highly ranked state school. I'm looking for insight on my highest school prospects to apply for, I havent taken the MCAT yet, but I'd like to see what to aim for. I have a 3.65 cumulative, 3.74 science in major, a chemistry major, biochem minor and music performance...
  31. inGenius Prep

    Medical Why your MCAT score is mostly a “threshold” matter

    Every med school wants to admit students who are academically intelligent. Having a high GPA in undergrad and a strong MCAT score show med schools that you can handle their academic rigor. But every school is different in what they consider is a “strong” score. The top schools will have higher...
  32. inGenius Prep

    Medical Does my MCAT score affect what time I should submit my AMCAS?

    Submitting your AMCAS application is the first step towards a long and difficult med school admissions process. There are many different components of the AMCAS that must be completed: working on your personal statement, taking the MCAT, developing an activities list, asking for letters of...
  33. inGenius Prep

    Medical Make your extracurriculars shine over your MCAT score

    A lot of students with average MCAT scores are worried about not getting in. How can you make your profile stand out if your MCAT score doesn’t quite cut it? In order to make up for your average score, you should focus on building up your extracurricular activities. You’ve probably heard that...
  34. inGenius Prep

    Medical Strengthen your med school app and combat your low MCAT score by doing these extracurriculars!

    Your MCAT score is definitely a crucial part of your med school application, but what if it’s not as high as you aimed? Now it’s time for the rest of your application to shine, especially your extracurriculars. Through your application -- personal statement, AMCAS experiences list, secondaries...
  35. inGenius Prep

    Medical Top 10 Medical Schools and Average MCAT Scores

    Where does your score lie among the top 10 med school MCAT averages? Harvard: MCAT-518, GPA- 3.9, Acceptance rate 3.3%, Stanford: MCAT- 519, GPA- 3.9, Acceptance rate 2.5%, John Hopkins: MCAT- 519, GPA- 3.9, Acceptance rate 5.8% UCSF: MCAT- 516, GPA- 3.84, Acceptance rate 3.4% UPENN...
  36. inGenius Prep

    Medical Why you shouldn’t spend ALL of your time studying for the MCAT

    Your MCAT score matters a great deal in order to even get your foot into the admissions door. You should spend a lot of time studying and prepping for the test that determines your future, but how much time? You are not going to spend every hour of every day studying, so you need to fill your...
  37. inGenius Prep

    Medical Ask Me Anything about the MCAT

    Curious about how your MCAT score affects your application? Ask us anything surrounding the MCAT and medical school admissions!
  38. F

    MSU COM interview

    Hello! anyone at MSU COM wanna chip in and talk about how they like the school (or dont)?
  39. M

    D1 Athlete School List

    Hi, I'm a Division 1 Athlete and have numerous awards like all conference and all region for it. I also have a 3.7 GPA with an upward trend. I have a 507 MCAT score. I'm wondering how many schools to apply to if money isn't a concern. I want to play the numbers game and apply to the most...
  40. N

    Please help, What are my chances!! In need of some guidance

    Hello all, I'm a 24 years old finishing my degree in Biology and public health from a private university in NY. My undergrad gpa is about 3.1 and premed reqs are: General Biology 1: A General Biology 2: b+ Gen chem 1 class B- Gen chem 1 lab A Gen chem 2 class B- Gen chem 2 lab 2 Organic Chem...