medical admission

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    Letter of Interest PRE-interview?

    Hello all! I’ve read other similar forums before and seen the answers - zoinks. Please have a listen first. Thank you in advance for your replies. Question: Thoughts on if I send a letter of interest (NOT intent) to one school (only) pre-interview? Perhaps a couple months after the secondary...
  2. LindaAccepted

    What Is a Good MCAT Score for Getting into Medical School?

    You’ve spent months in an MCAT review course, taken practice test after practice test, and finally sat for the exam. Your results are in. Are they good enough to get you into your target medical school? Let’s take a look at what your scores mean. MCAT scores and your grades are weighted...
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    WAMC: cGPA 3.77 sGPA 3.54 but no upward trend

    Hello everyone, I hope y'all are doing well. I am a senior Public Health major applying for med school EY 2024. I wanted see if anyone has some insight to offer regarding my chances for admission into Texas Medical Schools. I am a resident of Texas. Some background: I entered college as a...
  4. P

    NYITCOM (LI) vs. TouroCOM Middletown vs NSU KPCOM

    Hi! I wanted to post this so I could get some advice on which school would be the better option. They are all good medical schools I was rlly attracted to Touro bc its all about serving the community and but going there and not seeing a real campus kind of bummed me out, theres one building...
  5. K

    Risks of Not Reporting an Institutional Action

    Hi, I am applying for the application cycle next year and had a question regarding institutional action. I graduated from college 2 years ago and also finished a Master's grad school program (510, 3.78 cGPA/3.63 sGPA). During college my sophomore year, I was reported for academic dishonesty in...
  6. S

    Should I retake a prerequisite from 2015 its psychology?

    Hello everyone i'm about to graduate from CC with my degree in gen eds and transfer to the 4 year to take my science classes should I retake psychology i took in 2015 i got a b- on it ? i'm already doing 5 classes this semester ?
  7. B

    DO school Odds and advice moving forward

    Hi Everyone! Im here looking for advice for applying to DO Schools. Ill be applying in June of 2023 and Im trying to gauge if there is anymore I can do to prepare (other than application work of course). My stats are as follow: UGPA: 2.245 SGPA: 2.5 MCAT: 495 This was from back in 2016. My...
  8. S

    Issue with professor /academic dishonesty.

    I had a big issue with a calc 1 teacher this started during exam 1 I got a d this is the 10 week summer course after exam I asked to withdraw from exam she told me after exam 2 i can with draw with a medical note that I had. I took exam 2 during exam 2 I wasn’t feeling well i had a lot of chest...
  9. L

    MD Does my plan for the rest of college make me competitive?... and other questions

    Hey guys, so I'm a rising sophomore CA resident at a T30 university planning to apply to med school my senior year (so w/ gap year). I know that med school ranking isn't everything, but since I'm already putting the work in to get into med school, I don't want to limit myself and want to put...
  10. A

    Physician willing to write a letter of recommendation for 2022-2023 application cycle?

    I know this seems unorthadoxed, but I have really been struggling to find a physician to write me a letter of recommendaton. I am currently living in Japan and the idea of shadowing does not really exist here. I have some experience shadowing in the US but it was years ago and not enough to ask...
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    Which research program is a better option?

    Hi, I hope everyone is having a great day. I am currently a pre-med and have been doing research in Genetics at my college which I enjoy so I applied to some REUs to learn more and hopefully in the future pursue a PhD after getting an MD. Got into two: University of Georgia-Department of...
  12. rd48

    Thinking whether I should apply to medical schools next upcoming cycle

    Hello everyone! I’m an international premed student. Non-traditional and currently taking post bacc classes part-time while working full-time at a health center as an analyst. I completed my bachelor’s in computer engineering from outside the United States with a 4.0 GPA but completed my...
  13. S

    Are these the main pre-requirements course I need to take

    Hello, Are these the main pre-requirements courses because each school has it different or named differently the course number I don't want to be taking classes I need because I'm majoring in cyber security for bachelors than going for a post-bachelor degree? what do they mean by post-bachelor...
  14. S

    Would this class fulfill the pre-requirements for medical school

    Hello Would Intro to Probability and statics fulfill the math class and Calculus and analytic geometry 1?
  15. S

    Would this look bad in my application

    Hello everyone I have a question I started college in 2015 I took a gap year in 2017 because my Leukemia came back and in 2021 fall I resume classes at my community than in 2019 I got a bone marrow transplant now I'm doing much better and resuming classes as normal Can I put this on my...
  16. S

    Questions about my degree for medical school

    I have a question I’m finishing some my pre requirements for medical school at community college my major cyber security then do my bachelors online at Drexel university because that’s the way they offer it at this school. Then I would come back to same university or different but in person...
  17. B

    Virtual interviews for Fall 2022?

    Hello everyone, Has there been any indication on whether or not interviews will be held virtually or in-person this upcoming cycle? Thanks!
  18. DOdreamsw

    VCOM/ BLUEFIELD MABS program 2022-2023

    Hello everyone , I saw the previous threads and thought i’d create one for the 2022-2023 cycle! Please post below if you’ve applied to the MABS program at bluefield along with your stats and where you are in the process :)
  19. N

    Harvard Extension School

    Hi Has anyone applied to the premedical program at Harvard Extension School or completed the program that I can talk to about? Thank you!
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    Hi, I am currently 23 years old. I am a hospice RN currently. I am on track to finish my BSN this coming December. Right now I have a GPA of exactly 3.50. I am considering the possibility of med school. I once was pre med so as far as pre reqs go I am only 3 chemistry classes off the mark. I am...
  21. M

    Clinical Experience

    Hi, I'm a rising Junior and I have realized I have NO clinical experience whatsoever. While yes COVID affected me from Spring of Freshman year to this date and medical schools might be understanding, I believe I owe it to myself to be hands-on in a clinical environment which shows me what I love...
  22. A

    Which program should I choose to help my app? Baylor Post-bacc vs Arkansas MSB?

    Hey guys, I'm applying to these two programs and idk which is better and/or best for me. Some brief background, I have a cGPA and sGPA of 3.0 as a bio major, with my last 60 hours being ~3.7 and last 2 years ~ 3.5 of mostly upper level hard sciences, MCAT 500, I have published 1 lit review, have...
  23. I

    Some of my letter writers have stopped responding

    Hey so I have letter writers from my upper divs for my med school applications and they agreed and stuff but some of them just stopped replying. I sent them my interfolio stuff earlier and like now only one of my upper div bio professors has replied and one of my English professors replied. I am...
  24. GiannaSb

    Important quick question for research project!

    Hey! I am doing a research project and would love to hear your thoughts! Any responses to the questions below (even if they are just bullet points or keywords) are SUPER helpful! Thanks! :) What does a day in the life of a medical student, medical assistant, PA, etc. look like for you? What...
  25. T

    Suny Upstate Linkage Program Vs Ponce

    I have a friend who has been accepted to Ponce Medical School and the Suny Upstate linkage program (1 year MPH degree with conditional acceptance to SUNY Upstate medical). Unsure which one they would be better off choosing. Turning to the SDN community for your help! Thanks in advance
  26. F

    3 courses Fall 2020 Semester

    Hey guys! I enrolled for 4 courses this semester. 2 lab courses, one English, and french (for a service trip I'm applying to) but because of COVID, family situations, and an elective surgery I had this semester I ended up dropping my biology course. I wasn't doing bad but the transition online...
  27. T

    Dental student applying to medical school

    Hi all, Long story short, I am a dental student who will be applying to medical school (MD) this upcoming cycle after much deliberation. Dentistry no longer serves my interests as I am very interested in the biomedical sciences, and want to focus on healthcare outside of just the oral cavity...
  28. U

    WAMC for next cycle

    Hi Everyone, This is my first post on this thread so it may be somewhat long. I'm feeling somewhat discouraged because this pandemic really set me behind by ALOT. I was supposed to apply next cycle but several people on reddit have told me to take a gap year because my chances of getting in...
  29. P

    Australian Pharmacist applying to American medical school

    Hi I was just hoping I could possibly get some advice about applying to medical school. I'm actually a practicing pharmacist in Australia. I'm actually a dual Australian-American citizen. I've been looking into American medical schools on forums and such but most information is about applying as...
  30. M

    How Do Medical Schools Look At GPA

    Hi everyone, I have a question. I'm a sophomore as of this academic year but so far have attended 2 universities. One for my first semester as a freshman, and the other since then and which I plan to graduate from. Thus I would have attended 2 different universities when I'm ready to apply from...
  31. premeddd121612

    does this count as an IA for med school applications?

    Hi! Long story short, fall of my freshman year of college (2017) I was out with friends and drank way too much. On my home, I was stopped (not by an RA, but by a university police officer) and was required to go to the hospital. He didn't charge me, I didn't get in any trouble with him, he just...
  32. Ramona Flowers

    Should I acknowledge a "C" grade in the optional comments secondary essays?

    Hi there, I am working through secondaries right now and am curious about other perspectives on whether to acknowledge or not acknowledge C grades? I have already submitted one essay from a school that specifically asked to comment on any STEM grades below a "B" so I feel like I have a good...
  33. D

    Did I overkill by applying to 38 DO schools?

    Hello, So I just discovered SDN recently and kind of panicked when submitting my primaries. I am looking for some assurance that my panicking would be worth it or not. I am a Texas Resident and applied to 38 DO schools, not knowing if I would be able to get in or not. I really like the DO...
  34. F

    Would a post-bac help me?

    I have a strong passion for becoming a Physician. I recently graduated undergrad with an overall G.P.A below a 3.0 and I'm considering a pre-med formal postback program or an informal Postbac Certificate program. If I excel and show a drastic change in grades during this program, can it boost my...
  35. D

    Drug testing, which compounds do they search for?

    I ask this without fear of judgment or anything: When medical schools drug test, they're just looking for the regular things like marijuana, cocaine, etc., right? If a person has been taking a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM), basically a performance enhancer, would that show up on...
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    No advisor, MCAT studying length for a non-traditional?

    Hello, I’m a 26 year old non-traditional student and need a decent Mcat score for my 3.32 gpa. I have a science/bio background but need to do some serious content review for the MCAT and not sure about the timeframe I should leave for this. I’m starting a post/bac program end of August. Would...
  38. K

    Is it to late for me to apply for Fall 2021 if I haven't taken the MCAT?

    Long story short I am entering my last year of PharmD. I will graduate in May of 2021. I completed a pre-medical minor along the way to ensure that I would meet the minimum course requirements for most schools. Right now I have a 3.88 with only 4 course remaining. Last summer I started preparing...
  39. jwarren10101

    Do schools care about foreign masters grades?

    Hi all, I am currently doing a masters. I know that AMCAS does not have an option to upload foreign transcripts - but do you think schools would want to see my grades during this program?
  40. currentlyTorn

    Unsure if medicine is the right path

    Just as the title reads, I'm wondering if anyone else has been in a similar position and how they responded. My entire life, I've had the desire to become a doctor. Honestly, I never really struggled in this path until it came time to write my personal statement. To pinpoint any reason for...