medical admissions

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    Nontraditional, Caribbean Med School (AUC) or Law School?

    Hello, please don't just reply IMG bad. I am aware, there is no IMG I would consider except for AUC as the class sizes are not insane and they seem to accept candidates who have a decent chance of succeeding and don't see us as a walking dollar sign (compared to the others, they obviously still...
  2. Zukosnips

    FlexMed application review

    Hello there! For those who have applied and/or are knowledgeable of this program, I was wondering if its worth it for me to apply. This program will benefit me because I would really like to pursue an Earth Systems minor with an emphasis on environmental justice so I can take time in undergrad...
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    Secondaries and Adding Medical Schools

    Hello Everyone I have read it is advised to turn around secondaries two weeks after getting them. This is quite hard, and I am not a great writer. Knowing that I am applying to 30 medical schools and that I can always add more medical schools, I was considering adding medical schools in stages...
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    Where can I apply to med school with these stats?

    Hi! I’m applying this cycle and don’t think I can handle taking my mcat again because of difficulty balancing with school work, research and other things and don’t want to retake and do worse. I have a 507 (128/124/125/130) and a 3.9 gpa. I have strong ECs and research and clinical hours. I also...
  5. DITKI

    USMLE/COMLEX Ditki - Medical & Biological Sciences - FREE TRIAL + COUPON

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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...
  7. Mr.Smile12

    NIH Graduate/Professional School Virtual Fair 2022

    H/T @Fencer reposting to other relevant forums The 2022 Virtual NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair is a Virtual Event with attendance of most MSTP/MD-PhD directors and administrators. It is free and open to all potential applicants. It does require registration. The NIH GP Fair will...
  8. Mr.Smile12

    NIH Graduate/Professional School Virtual Fair 2022

    H/T @Fencer reposting to other relevant forums The 2022 Virtual NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair is a Virtual Event with attendance of most MSTP/MD-PhD directors and administrators. It is free and open to all potential applicants. It does require registration. The NIH GP Fair will...
  9. Mr.Smile12

    NIH Graduate/Professional School Virtual Recruitment Fair 2022

    H/T @Fencer reposting to other relevant forums The 2022 Virtual NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair is a Virtual Event with attendance of most MSTP/MD-PhD directors and administrators. It is free and open to all potential applicants. It does require registration. The NIH GP Fair will...
  10. Lil’King

    Biomedical Engineering adding to Med School Class Diversity

    I am trying to brainstorm ways in which a student with a bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering would add to the diversity of the medical school class in a positive way. In practice, it could be beneficial to assess the clinical relevance of novel medical devices, technological integration, or...
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    UCSD Extension, UNE Online, or SCU of Health Sciences - Which is preferable to medical schools for accepting retaken premedical prerequisites?

    Hello! I am a little conflicted right now. So basically, I just graduated from my 4-year university and I have completed all of my pre-medical prerequisites. Unfortunately, for one of my classes, Biology 2, I did not receive a passing grade (received a grade lower than a C in the lecture but...
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    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...
  13. rlewis18

    Did you get a weird phone call from Noorda?

    Hey SDN, I'm writing because I received a call from someone in the admissions office at NOORDA on 2/25/2022 and the person I spoke to was a male, had a monotone voice and informed me that they received my application and that it would be moved onto the admissions committee for review. They said...
  14. C

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. rrkk

    My chances of getting accepted to M.D or D.O schools?

    Hi all, I am an international student who did high school and undergrad here in the United States. I am a Nutrition major with an emphasis in Dietetics. I have graduated Magna Cum Laude but having 3.58 gpa as the method of calculating gpa for med app was different. I have numerous ec's like...
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    WAMC, please? URIM, 3.83/3.89, 509?

    Edits: tried to make it clear and concise! Hey guys, I'm pretty new to online forums and feel like a floundering fish looking at medical school lists. My prehealth advisor is also super swamped as many many advisors left recently, so I haven't heard back and I can't schedule a meeting...
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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...
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    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...
  20. chessraja22

    Sexual assault or misconduct. What are my chances?

    Hi I am a senior chemistry major at a small liberal arts school. I have been wrongly accused of sexual assault and for the past 4 months have been going through the Title IX process at my school with a lawyer that I have hired. It’s been determined that I am responsible despite the lack of...
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    Phd program for Medical students

    Hi everyone. I don’t know if this is the right forum but you can help redirect this thread to the right forum please. Thank you. I am an American but got admitted into a foreign Medical school in Europe. I would be starting lectures in September 2021. I was trying to find out if there are...
  22. J

    Advice in Med Business

    Good evening, I am a new member and trying to decide on a career path within medicine. That being purely clinical or admin or a mix. I want to speak to someone experienced and am willing to pay for detailed information. My friends told me about and their experiences...
  23. goldenpiano

    Early Assurance vs. Traditional Route?

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
  24. C

    Worth an update letter?

    I know that there are a lot of these threads floating around on SDN, many of which I have read through, so thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time to read and give me feedback on this! I have had a rather uneventful application cycle (complete to all schools mid-July to early August...
  25. M

    Possible MD Reapplicant (first gen)

    Hello All, Currently applying this cycle with only one WL so far and no other II. I've started to accept that I'm probably going to have to reapply. I'm first generation and figuring out college/med school has not been easy to say the least. I have a 3.65 cGPA and a 3.56 sGPA (strong upward...
  26. Y

    How do yall think COVID affected this year's applicants?

    1.Yall think MCAT scores are lower or higher? 2.More/Less ppl applying? 3."Easier" or harder to get accepted this cycle? 4.Schools will prefer their in-state kids to minimize travel bc of COVID? BQ- Are most schools still doing rolling admissions bc it's kinda effed up for kids who had...
  27. N

    is it even worth applying to Harvard?

    Honestly wondering what it takes to get into HMS. I have selected 15 or so MD programs, and considering HMS even though its practically impossible lmao.
  28. 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...
  29. bakerstreetboii

    BSMD Program Applicant Extra Curriculars

    Hello, I’m currently a sophomore in high school aiming for entry into a bsmd program. Would it make me a more interesting and unique applicant and give me a greater chance of admission (not considering stats and other ecs) if I follow my interests and get online certified in ASL (american sign...
  30. 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...
  31. I

    An Admission Story (As a reapplicant)

    *** Disclaimer: I write this essay in order to provide others with hope or at least to provide a temporary distraction. I benefited greatly from this site and the stories of others so I thought I would pay it forward. While I discuss many of my successes, I do this to show how it contrasts with...
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  33. M

    MCAT Accommodation Application

    Hi I am looking to interact with someone who has gotten MCAT accommodation successfully or knows well about the application process for it. I am applying for it this year. I would really appreciate if I can chat with them about my application and discuss about it.
  34. R

    DO - Letter of Recommendation from Pre-Medical Advisor / Committee

    I recently applied to a DO program and their LOR policy requires applicants to submit a LOR from science faculty, a DO/MD physician, and a pre-medical advisor or committee. Unfortunately, I do not have an advisor or committee contact and was wondering what I should do next. I emailed the...
  35. sighingoutloud

    Registered Respiratory Therapist to Medical School?

    Hello, I am a RRT and I am wondering if anyone has made the move from RRT to later become a MD? Is it possible? How did you do it? Does having experience as a RRT help with getting in? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am 25, 3.5 GPA with a BS in Ex. Physiology (waste of time) and a...
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    How should I proceed after Freshman Pre-Med year?

    Hey everyone! Hope all is well. So, I just recently joined this website in order to collect efficient wisdom and advice on my road to Medical school, and to (hopefully) pass them on. So, I am an undergraduate student who just completed Freshman year. I wanted to know, which extracurriculars...
  37. D

    Bad MCAT Score

    So I don't want to go into too much detail, but basically I studied full-time for 2 months this summer without any distractions. I got 500 on my first AAMC FL and then 504 on my second AAMC FL (three days before the test). Just got my score back today and I got a 498... I bombed the science...
  38. C

    Help With Diversity Essay

    Unfortunately, I did not make the smart decision of pre-writing my diversity essay. I have received a couple of secondaries and am beginning to work on them now. My app isn't verified yet though, so I'm hoping to really nail down my diversity essay before they start flooding in. One idea I had...
  39. MedicalDestiny

    ERAS NRMP Residency Advisor for 2020 Match

    I have years of experience as a USMLE Step 2 CS tutor; and more recently have worked one on one with medical students, Foreign Medical Graduates FMGS, IMG international medical graduates in helping them get their ERAS applications— personal statements, CV, and doing mock interviews with them/...
  40. 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?