med school application

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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) ...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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?
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. P

    Personal Statement Introduction Help!

    THANK YOU!!! :):):):):):)
  22. D

    MCAT/MED SCHOOL GUIDE BOOKS FOR SALE

    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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. M

    3.2 GPA (C) and 510 MCAT

    Hi, I need help with preparing my list of medical schools to apply to. Currently my application states: 600+ hours as ER medical scribe, 120 hours as a Hospice volunteer, EMT experience. GPA cumulative is 3.2, MCAT 510. SC resident I have considered applying to: MUSC Indiana University...
  28. E

    Last acceptable MCAT for 2017 cycle

    I was wondering if August 25th was the date for the MCAT that most schools would be considering for the next cycle. I've searched around and have been seeing a trend but am not hundred percent sure. I took time to decide whether I wanted to write the MCAT or the OAT which ended up delaying my...
  29. C

    MD Advice needed

    Hi everyone. I am new to this forum and am looking for supportive and honest advice. I am a college senior majoring in psychology and will receive my BA in December. At this present time my major GPA is 3.5 and my cumulative GPA is 3.4. In the spring of last year, I withdrew from chemistry 102...
  30. B

    Applying this cycle but ...

    So I'm kind of new here but thought I get advice from some fellow Med students or students going through the same process I am. I'm a junior trying to apply this cycle with a steady 3.45 Gpa. MCAT 34. I graduate spring 2017 with 2 minors ( Spanish, criminal Justice ) and a BA in biology. I was...
  31. B

    Applying this cycle before graduating?

    So I'm kind of new here but thought I get advice from some fellow Med students or students going through the same process I am. I'm a junior trying to apply this cycle with a steady 3.45 Gpa. MCAT 34. Btw the only reason my GpA is low, it's because I moved states and Unis so my GpA didn't go...
  32. Mk_Morg

    My appeal as a candidate in your opinion

    Hi everyone, I just completed my first semester back to college in hope of moving onto medical school. Being a non-traditional student, there's always been a curiosity of how someone like myself appeals to the admission committees. I'm 29 and work full-time as a firefighter/EMT assigned to the...
  33. P

    When should I apply to medical school with my circumstances?

    I planned a semester of studying for the MCAT. However, I ended up having very minimal time to actually study and ended up just sitting for the exam for th experience since I had already payed. I did very poorly, 494 with a CARS score (121), Bio (125), chem/phys (124), and psych (124). I have...
  34. A

    Chances for med school?

    I am currently a 4th year student. So, I have had TONS of issues in my second and third year that have compromised my second and third year. Right now, my GPA for the last two years is a 3.5, and I will be taking a 5th year as I hear that many schools look at your best 2 years. Im hoping to...
  35. I

    #WaitListedAndProud2016_A Post-April 30th Saga

    To the proud and patient... my hat is off to you. The struggle has been real. I just wanted to start a thread where all those students who have yet to get into med school could speak openly about the schools for which they are waiting, as we all aim to comfort each other in this strenuous time...
  36. kin1662

    Fired From Scribe Position

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  37. J

    MCAT and application questions as Non-traditional student with low GPA

    Hello everybody! I am a 28 year old and thinking about applying to medical school. I wanted to become a doctor in highschool but I did not do as well as I hope in undergrad and thought that I should become more realistic and settle as a medical technologist. But after working for 4 years, I know...
  38. M

    Organic Chemistry in the summer?

    Hi! I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on taking Organic Chemistry 1 and Organic Chemistry 2 in the summer ( during back to back sessions), such as taking Orgo 1 in session 1 and Orgo 2 in session 2 of the summer. The reason for me doing this is because a lot of the upper level...
  39. ElliotStabler

    Screwed up my first semester of college

    I wanted to know what are my chances of getting accepted into medical school (MD) ? I screwed up very badly my first semester of attending a community college and ended up with 1.69 GPA. According to my midterm grades, this semester I am doing so much better. (All A's and 1 C, trying to bring...