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  1. LindaAccepted

    Medical The Importance of Extracurricular Activities for Medical School Applications

    You’ve probably read about the odds of being admitted to medical school. In the unlikely event that you haven’t and are currently in a good mood, don’t. Here’s the short version: requirements start with an excellent GPA and MCAT score. Most applicants have both. The definition of “excellent”...
  2. Lunargravity

    Working toward second degree while applying in 2024

    So I withdrew my application last cycle after voiding my MCAT and plan to rework and improve my application for 2024. However at the end of last year I revisited my interest in computer programming that I've have since high school and enrolled in an intro course at my local cc and will be...
  3. ApplyPoint

    Crafting Your Medical School Personal Statement: Lessons from Memoir Writing

    A memoir requires more than a recounting of events from your life. Rather, you must show the reader that you’ve experienced transcendence. Marion Roach Smith calls it the “golden rule” of memoir. She writes, “Memoir is not about what you did. Memoir is about what you did with it.” The experience...
  4. ApplyPoint

    When to Use the AMCAS Disadvantaged Applicant Status

    Applicants to medical school may apply as a disadvantaged candidate through the AMCAS portal. If they opt in, they are allotted 1,325 characters to respond to an additional essay prompt: "Do you wish to be considered a disadvantaged applicant by any of your designated medical schools that may...
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  6. S

    Texas Applicant -- only received OOS interviews so far

    Hello! So I am a current senior in undergrad and med school applicant ( MD only, no DO) from TX, URM, MCAT=500, GPA= 3.5, bcpm=3.2, pretty good EC's. I applied to every MD school in TX and 17 mid tier (w a couple low and high tier sprinkled in) OOS MD schools As of right now, I have 2 OOS...
  7. LindaAccepted

    Medical Can You Get Accepted to Med School?

    Every year, we get countless questions from med school applicants: “Is my MCAT high enough?” “How many schools should I apply to?” “What are schools really looking for?” “There are so many people applying – how can I make my personal statement stand out?” We know the med school application...
  8. LindaAccepted

    Medical Don’t Miss Your Med School Application Booster!

    There’s still time to register for Get Accepted to Medical School in 2020, our strategic overview of the medical school application process! With med school admissions as competitive as they are, why would you risk applying without a strong understanding of the process? We’ve drawn on years of...
  9. LindaAccepted

    Medical What You Need to Know Before Applying to Med School [Webinar]

    Let’s face it: getting into med school isn’t easy. In addition to all your hard work over the past few years – both in and out of class – you need a strong, strategic understanding of the med school application process if you want to give yourself the best possible chance of success. What does...
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical Post-Interview Advice for Med School Applicants

    As the interview day is nearing its end, you may find yourself in the company of other applicants. Try not to engage in discussion about your interview in detail. These conversations only serve to increase anxiety and often lead to self-doubt. Talking about the school or topics you may have...
  11. stratosphere

    Med School App

    Hi All! I am applying this cycle and am planning to take medical Spanish classes at a community college starting in September 2018 during my gap year. Is this something I should include in the course work? If so, am I supposed to submit a transcript from the community college even though I...
  12. LindaAccepted

    Medical 4 Tips for Applying as an Underrepresented Applicant in Medicine

    The ethnicities that are considered Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) include: Latino, African American, Native American, Laotian and Hmong, as well as a few other groups. If you are from one of these groups, it would help your application to demonstrate your connection to these communities and...
  13. 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...
  14. 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) ...
  15. LindaAccepted

    Medical Strengthen Your Med School Application in One Hour

    Our webinar, The 5-Part Framework for a Successful Medical School Application, was a huge success. But if you missed it, don’t worry – you still have a chance to learn Linda Abraham’s strategies for your med school applications! The full webinar is now available to view, free, on-demand. Check...
  16. LindaAccepted

    Medical What if Your Child is Rejected from Medical School?

    While we always hope for the best, sometimes life does not go as we plan. If your child has received rejections from all of the medical schools that they applied to, it may seem like the end of the world. Here are 4 tips to help your future physician overcome this devastating experience: 1...
  17. U

    Interviewing for med school while abroad?

    Hey Guys! I am currently in my last year of a postbac so after this year I will have completed all my requirements for med school, taken the MCAT and gotten significant research/volunteer experience. The only thing that I really want to do is live abroad for a year. I am planning to submit my...
  18. inGenius Prep

    Medical How to write stand-out secondary applications

    Look through our full article on SDN here! The Art of Writing Med School Secondaries - Student Doctor Network 5 Tips You Must Implement on your Secondaries There are tons of articles explaining the generic to-do’s and not-to-do’s for secondaries, so I won’t spend a ton of time on them. There...
  19. inGenius Prep

    Medical Our Admissions Prep Week Deal!

    Sign up for a free consultation with us Sign up for a Free Consultation | InGenius Prep InGenius Prep We are offering a 10% discount off of any package - this week only What's included in our packages? School List Research / Support Personal Statement from scratch to perfection Work and...
  20. S

    'Independent Research' Questions

    Hey SDN, I have some questions for you all about some of the research I've done. Throughout my undergrad, I took two research classes through my university that took me abroad to do my own field research in ecology (double major in ecology&evolutionary bio, and neuroscience). The first...
  21. D

    MD How do my credentials for applying to med school look?

    Hello all. I am needing some advice and/or constructive criticism on how I look so far for applying to med school? I switched my major the end of my freshman year so I am a year behind. So far, my GPA is 3.2, it has been rising since my sophomore year, I did not understand how to study for...
  22. jpaulmakeyafall

    Please help. Not sure if I started off too poorly. Need advice!

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice. I knew I wanted to be a physician for a while, and I go to the 4th best community college in the country and they still have terrible health advisors that never told me how important A's and GPA were to getting into med school. Ive done some research and...
  23. A

    Want to work in an ER??

    Hello, I am a 27 y/o student in my last year of undergrad. I've had an unusual path in school. I'm currently in an accredited program online. I'm graduating with a B.S. in Biology (transferred in labs from a community college). I have a 4.0 GPA. I'm also a volunteer EMT. I think this...
  24. Azide047

    MD What are my chances at MD?

    OK guys. I just applied to dental schools. BUT I am just curious and want to know what kind of chances I would have at medical school if I did just as well on the MCAT, got new (possibly better) LORs, and rewrote my personal statement. Take where I am at now and push it to the 2018 AMCAS...
  25. F

    General MCAT & application questions

    So these may be stupid but my pre med adviser is no help, so a couple of general questions on the MCAT and applications: Does it matter how many times you take it? Obviously I'm aiming for once but do med schools know how many times you've taken it like with the SAT? Can you super score...
  26. L

    Admissions Forum for Interested Pre-Med students (July 21, 2016)

    Hi everyone, SOWEGA-AHEC is hosting a free webinar for students interested in applying to medical school in the state of GA. All 5 medical schools (including the PCOM- DO) will be represented in this. Feel free to register for the webinar (see attached flyer for link) or if you're in the...
  27. SG32

    Recent college grad currently taking prer

    Hey guys, I'm a 22-year old who just graduated with a BS from a four-year university. Unfortunately, it took me a while to figure out which healthcare profession I truly wanted to pursue until my senior year of college. I'm currently taking chemistry summer courses and am planning on taking...
  28. J

    AMCAS Activities - To Include or Not Include?

    I am struggling with deciding to put piano instruction in my AMCAS section. I was taught for 12 years (from 2001 to 2013) and stopped official instruction literally two weeks before I started college. However, I have played the piano in my downtime many times since then. I actually wanted to put...
  29. Green Grass

    PA school

    POLL: Just wondering how many of you have considered PA school? I'm not trying to sway you one way or the other, it's a personal preference thing, but have any of y'all thought about it?
  30. L

    Recommendation question

    Hello everyone, I will be applying to medical school for this cycle and currently, I have 1 MD, 1 committee letter, and 1 retail manager letter of recommendation. I am thinking about asking 3 more people, but have no idea who to pick because I'm worried 6 people total might be a lot :( Here...
  31. P

    Anybody else have this feeling they "need" to go to Med school?

    Sorry for the ambiguous post title. Long story short, I just graduated college with a liberal arts degree, took a lot but not all of the pre med classes I need to apply, did well, but am looking at a year of more classes and studying for the MCATS to be able to apply this time next year. My...
  32. M

    Retake MCAT (applying later in cycle) or apply now with current stats?

    -Cum GPA: 3.9 -Science/Math GPA: 3.9 -MCAT: 502 Any suggestions about whether I should apply now, and if so what schools would accept my stats, would be very helpful. Thank you.
  33. M

    Psychotic Episode/Brain Tumors

    Hey guys, I was wondering what your opinion on my medical history is. I'm going to be applying to medical school at the end of next year. I'm beginning to think about what I should include in my personal statement and such. I went through a psychotic episode a few years back. During my time in...
  34. C

    Recovering from Low GPA

    I am a biology major and have just completed my sophomore year of college. I want to attend med school and know to get accepted they look at GPA, MCAT, extracurriculars, experience, etc. Due to poor work ethic and family issues I have failed seven courses. I plan on retaking all the classes I...
  35. P

    Personal Statement Introduction Help!

    THANK YOU!!! :):):):):):)
  36. D


    Hello! Getting rid of all my MCAT books and guides on medical school admissions! I hope these will help you as much as they helped me! *MCAT books and admission guides are in very good to new condition. Light pencil markings in some. Pm if interested. MCAT Books $200 if bought as a bundle...
  37. M

    re-take courses that are 5 years+ or take upper levels

    Hi everyone! Recently I found out that some medical schools require pre-requisite courses to be taken within five years and other schools are open to older courses but like to see recent coursework. I graduated in 2013 and have been working as a clinical research coordinator for the past two...
  38. M

    ??do pre-requisites expire for MD??

    Hi everyone! I am currently calling schools to obtain school specific information but 1. did anyone encounter pre-requisite "expiration dates"? Ex. courses must be completed 10 years from matriculation to medical school. I took my pre-reqs in 2009-2013 and I am applying in 2017. [My...
  39. W

    HELP ME :( Should I retake the MCAT

    I took the MCAT last august and scored a 506 Chem/Phys: 127 CARS: 125 :( Biological: 126 Psych/Soc: 128 I graduated from University of Florida with a 3.83 Overall and 3.79 BCPM and I am a New York State Resident. I have a lot of hospital volunteering, Peru medical mission trip, shadowed...
  40. F

    SMP vs. Med School

    Hello, I am a rising senior at a small liberal arts college with a cumulative GPA of a 3.42. I have raised my GPA 0.51 over the course of my undergraduate career (My last three semesters of college have 3.6 or above). I have just been accepted as a scribe, have been a surgical assistant, and...