med school

  1. B

    Army HPSP: When to complete DCC and BOLC

    I am a current first year army HPSP medical student and I was planning on completing DCC this summer (between m1/m2 year) and then BOLC..idk.. between M4 year and residency? Unfortunately I am unable to complete DCC this year due to them not having enough spots anymore due to the COvid crisis...
  2. M

    Advice for handling pre-med classes?

    I’m switching to pre-med from a psychology/research background and I’m nervous about how difficult pre-med classes may be—any tips on how to best study for bio, chem, and phys?
  3. P

    Dentist VS Doctors (Salary, life style...etc)

    Hi, I am a forth year undergrad in Canada, and I am deciding between dentistry and medicine right now. At the beginning, I was only thinking about doing medicine, but then MCAT CARS turns out to be terrible, so I tried DAT (which is a lot easier than MCAT). I got interview invites for dental...
  4. J

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Residency

    Hi! I am currently a third year medical student and was wondering if anyone had any insight or information on doing a residency in pediatric emergency medicine. I have previously worked in an ER for two years prior to med school and I have found in med school that I absolutely love peds, but am...
  5. A

    Med school or CRNA?

    I could use some advice from physicians, students, or CRNAs. I got my BA in psychology and have done some therapy work over the years, and recently decided to take the plunge and go back to school for either Psychiatry or Anesthesiology. I'm nearly 30 now, which is why I'm hesitating on going...
  6. W

    Should I take A&P in succession?

    My degree plan requires that I take both classes in order to graduate. I'm planning on taking Anatomy in the upcoming spring semester and then not taking physiology until Fall 2020 semester since I have micro and genetics planned for summer 2020. Should I take physiology over the summer or...
  7. D

    Should I go to Med school? I am on the fence. details inside

    Hello! I really need some advice regarding whether I should go to Med school or not. It is going to be long so the Basic question is- should I go to Med school if I think about going to biomedical research? shouldn't a PhD be sufficient? The following details are important in order to...
  8. Perchperkins

    Being Pre-med and Having a Social Life

    Hey so i’m a freshman on the premed track. Whenever I say that I’m premed I hear people say that premed students have no social lives. I understand that choosing a career in medicine requires sacrifices and dedication. However, I still want to be able to have time for fun, family and friends...
  9. 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...
  10. F

    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
  11. D

    How much should money matter?

    I'm deciding between two schools and I'm struggling to determine how much money should matter vs fit. If money didn't matter, I would definitely choose Loyola over Penn State because I feel it is a better fit for me. However, there is a major financial difference between the two. I was offered...
  12. E

    Potential DPT Earnings

    Hello members, I seem to be paralyzed in making my decision on pursuing PT... I went on a detour after I completed UG as a pre-PT; will turn 26 next month. I have an acceptance to a PT program starting Fall 2019. However, the debt-to-income ratio is driving me insane. I got my tuition down to...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Princeton Medical Student

    NYU announced a new med school in Long Island. Focus on primary care.

    NYU to Open New Medical School on Long Island | Washington Square News NYU to establish Long Island medical school at Winthrop
  16. H

    Medical School chances with low GPA (MD/DO)?

    Hello everyone, I graduated with a degree in Biology with 3.2cGPA and 2.9sGPA. I will be starting a MHA this fall and plan to apply 2020-21 cycle. I haven't taken the MCAT yet but I am planning to take it in the next 2 months (practice Kaplan FLs have averaged around 508). I know that my uGPA is...
  17. 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?
  18. S

    D Junior Year. Can I still apply to med school straight out of college without gap year?

    Everyone knows medical school admissions is very difficult and so I'm in a sticky situation here with my grades. I know people who've gotten into top tier medical schools with Cs or even Ds on transcripts but they were all from freshman year. However, I just got a D in my junior year orgo class...
  19. 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?
  20. B

    Is one 'C' on my transcript bad for med school?

    I am a pre med college student (Biology major) and so far I only have 1 C on my college transcript from an environmental science class. The class was really hard; I had about a 79.69 in the class but my professor refused to round my grade up to a 'B'. All my other grades have been A's and B's...
  21. Iwtpeditw

    Is there hope? Partner needing any and all advice.

    Hello, I am seeking any and all help for my partner who is currently applying to a four year college to start Pre-Med. I have posted a thread once before (you guys are awesome and helpful) but sadly this new information has come to light. I have been updated on the situation and I have found out...
  22. Dr. ThorStrange

    Who is considered URM?

    Who, on this list, is considered URM? Black/African American Hispanic/Latino Native American Hawaiian Asian White (European Descent) White (Middle Eastern Descent) What do you guys think?
  23. RunItsTheCat

    MOOCs as Pre-req Class Replacement

    Hello SDN Non-trads! While searching for more time-flexible and less expensive ways to fulfill pre-requisites for Med school as a working software engineer (with bachelors in Computer Science), I found out about Mass Open Online Courses. I have confirmed with a few Med schools that they do...
  24. D

    HELP!!!! Which one is the right choice. MD,Pa,PT

    My life dilemma with career choices is that I am not sure which one would be the best choice for my current life situation(Med School, PT School, or PA School). A little background about myself is that I was a Corpsman for about 8 years(Mostly spent with the Infantry and finished off my contract...
  25. I

    What can I do to get to where I want? (Low cGPA, high goals)

    Hello! I'm new to this site so please correct me if I'm doing anything wrong. I wanted to know (I've heard the SDN community was the place to go for these sorts of questions), with my specific situation, what exactly should I do to increase my chances (as much as possible) of getting into a...
  26. D

    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...
  27. CES5

    Radio Silence....when do I start worrying?

  28. N

    Army NG and Med School

    Hello, I am currently a medical services officer (70B) serving in the Army NG. I was wondering if it is possible to attend medical school while continuing my service obligation incurred during ROTC. If it helps, I am only about 2.5 years into my 8 year contract. I plan on talking to my command...
  29. D

    MSAR help needed - finding programs that accept online coursework

    I can't figure out how to use the MSAR to see which medical schools accept online prerequisites/coursework. Can someone help? Yes, I already know the stigma with online classes and whatnot. I'm not looking for someone to offer advice that I should do X at a community college or retake Y at a...
  30. 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...
  31. slowthai

    Paid Research Programs (open to Masters/PhD)

    I'm not sure if this is the best sub-forum to ask this, but I'm currently waiting to hear back from med schools. In the meantime, I would like to get involved in paid research. I have already graduated from university. Does anyone know of any programs that are open to people that want to do...
  32. rajp98


  33. M

    Will my casual Marijuana use during my high school years stop me from becoming a surgeon?

    So I am just starting undergrad now. I'm interested in going to medical school and my dream is to become a surgeon. I'm extremely passionate about it and I performed pretty well in high school. However, the summer going into my junior year I began smoking weed probably around 2-4 times a...
  34. F

    Interview question help

    This may sound like a dumb question haha but I’m prepping for interviews and for the “tell me about yourself” I’m trying to incorporate some interesting facts about myself. One of the facts I’m debating mentioning is that I can say my alphabet backwards...idk if this sounds dumb to say at a...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. F

    MD Chances for TX schools: 4.0/518

    I've been reading on SDN for a long time, but this is my first actual post. I'm going into my final year of undergrad, and I am hoping to get advice on how to improve my application. I am somewhat nontraditional (I actually don't know whether my app is considered nontraditional or how it exactly...
  38. B

    MS/MBA, low uGPA, should I take cc classes?

    First time post, new to SDN Some background details relevant to my question: URM, disadvantaged 2.88 cGPA, (double degree in philosophy and Biology), 3.7 sGPA and cGPA (graduate dual master program (MS/MBA) at a top 15 school), will begin MBA portion in the spring. Yet to take the MCAT, but...
  39. G

    Pre-med/Med student LDR Tips?

    I am a third-year pre-med undergrad (planning on applying summer 2019 and starting med school in Summer 2020 if all goes well) and my SO is starting M1 (4.5 hour drive from me) tomorrow. We've been dating for 2 years now, he went to my undergrad school, and we are from the same hometown. We were...
  40. G

    DO chances?

    Hi, so this may be a bit different since I am about to start junior year in undergrad. My gpa is 3.93. My main question is: as long as my gpa and mcat are solid (like 3.7+ gpa and hopefully 505-510 mcat at the very least), will I be able to get into DO schools with not much...