medical school admissions

  1. S

    Do Admission Committees look into course descriptions?

    The answer to my question is likely no as that would be very time consuming, but I was just wondering if admissions committees ever scrutinize university course descriptions to make sure certain courses covered all the topics that they deem essential knowledge for a course. I have seen one...
  2. F

    should i retake the MCAT?

    have a 3.9X, multiple pubs, heavy leadership Got 510 with low CARS was aiming for 515+... what should i do? Retake or apply? as well, had a low CARS (sub-125). Really not sure what to do
  3. MedEdits

    Medical Six Reasons Why Medical School Applicants are Rejected

    Every year medical school applicants feel confused and in the dark about why they have been rejected by medical schools. They do not understand what they did wrong or what they need to do differently when they reapply. Whether you are a premedical student trying to make sure to “do everything...
  4. C

    Not even a single medical school interview...did I do something wrong?

    Hi everyone..so it's been a rough few months for me. I am a desperate pre-med student applying this cycle and have gotten absolutely zero medical school interviews. I have been patiently waiting and refreshing my inbox since October, but considering it is January I am really, REALLY beginning to...
  5. M

    Undergrad College and Med School Admissions

    Hey, I realize that this topic has already been beaten to death, but I just want to ask some questions specific to my situation. Please excuse my wordiness and grammar in advance. I’m a current high school junior and am exploring college options. I come from a fairly well to do family (I am not...
  6. P

    I can't seem to come to a decision in which undergraduate school to attend for Pre-med in Texas.

    I've already applied to these schools: UT (Austin), Texas A&M (College Station), Baylor, Texas Tech (With Honors), and Austin College. Major is Biochemistry. Given the fact that UT and A&M are more of a reach for me, and Baylor is a little expensive, I've been heavily considering Tech with...
  7. S

    UAB vs WashU Undergrad

    I am a current high senior who wishes to eventually go on to medical school. I am in-state for UAB and can go there for free. I can also apply for the early medical school acceptance program; however, this is far from a guaranteed acceptance. I have a 35 ACT and feel confident in my ability to...
  8. travelandmedicine

    Johns Hopkins Trained MCAT, STEP 1, and Medical School Admissions Tutoring

    I am a seasoned private tutor in the Baltimore/Washington, DC metro area that specializes in MCAT and STEP 1 (USMLE) prep, and helping students navigate the medical school admissions process. • Current MD/PhD/MPH student at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine • Scored in the 99.9th percentile on...
  9. OldRedditGuy

    Does your undergraduate institution matter a lot when applying to medical school?

    I've been reading a lot on this matter. Perhaps, even a bit too much, but this topic really worries me. I'm applying to med school very soon, and I attended a state school in Florida, the University of Central Florida to he specific. I'm applying to top programs like Harvard, Columbia, Penn, and...
  10. OldRedditGuy

    Do you mind giving this ole reddit addicted man his final medical school chances evaluation?

    I'm sure a few of you all have seen a post of mine I've made within the past couple days. I've been using this forum to look at school options, funding options, and many other things, and I believe I've made up my school list in its entirety. I am going to apply to over 30 schools! Yeah, yeah, I...
  11. OldRedditGuy

    What at chances st my desired programs?

    Edit: This was supposed to be the title to my question: What are chances at my desired programs? I guess there was an issue with autocorrect haha. It won't let me change it. What's up, SDN?! So, I'm new here. Brand new. I was directed here through the premed subreddit forums of Reddit (hence...
  12. D

    How to explain a low GPA semester when applying to medical schools

    What's the best way to go about this? My second semester sophomore year was difficult and really lowered my GPA. My mom lost her job because she got sick, and I had to take on many extra hours at work. However, I made a comeback and my GPA significantly increased afterwards. Do I mention this...
  13. 7

    Complicated Situation(s)

    So I am finishing my applications for MD/DO. My senior year in undergrad I was accused of theft and stalking through the school's complaint system. I was barred from campus during the process but was still able to complete coursework Question #1: does this count as institutional action and/or...
  14. M

    What should I do to increase my chances of being accepted into top M.D./Ph.D programs?

    I am a rising sophomore at a state school with a top - 35 med school (think UAB or Iowa). I am at this school primarily because it is close to home, I received a full ride scholarship, and I can be a “big fish”. I am double majoring in neuroscience and biophysics with a perfect GPA (so far). I...
  15. LindaAccepted

    Medical How Does Your Top Choice Med School Rank in Accepted’s Selectivity Index

    We just updated our Medical School Selectivity Index which provides you with the latest average acceptance rates, average MCAT scores, and average GPA for different medical schools based on U.S. News and MSAR data. The highest, hardest, and lowest in the Med School Selectivity Index: • The...
  16. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Use Your Research Background to Get into Medical School

    You’ve always been great at science and figured your research – whether in college, grad school, or professionally – would help you get into medical school. Now you find it a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you probably aced the MCAT science sections. On the other, you may be viewed...
  17. C

    Chance me into medical school

    hmu if you're down to chance me for medschool and ill give you my stats! thanks
  18. LindaAccepted

    Medical 5 Things the Adcoms Hate

    When I was admissions Director there were some things applicants would do that were minor, but that I found to be very annoying. Here are my top 5 “hates” that I’m sure are shared by many adcoms: 1. Asking for information that can easily be found on the school’s website Some applicants would...
  19. V

    MD MCAT: 519, GPA: 4.0. School list?

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  20. P

    HELP I MESSED UP

    Hello! I just completed my freshman year. My first semester I completed with a 3.75 and then I transferred to a public state school (from a private college). I took Chem and Bio and aced with easy A's. I had to retake Bio and Chem at my new school, because they did not accept my previous...
  21. E

    Advise Please - Low Psych/Soc , Unbalanced MCAT

    Hello Everyone I really need some advice because I am afraid I might be making the wrong decision if I retake my MCAT in a month. I took the MCAT in March and here is my score break down. 512- 130/126/130/126 From what I read online, 2 sections below 127 could screen me out of certain schools...
  22. T

    School list help.. High Mcat/Low GPA

    Hello Everyone, I'll be applying to medical school this cycle and would really like some help with my list. I would like to apply to both MD and DO schools. Stats: So my gpa is 3.4 both science and cumulative. My MCAT score on the other hand is 524. I have an upward trend, but I did take a gap...
  23. LindaAccepted

    Medical Let’s Learn about Utah SOM from its Associate Dean of Admissions [Episode 256]

    Our guest today is Dr. Benjamin Chan, Associate Dean of Admissions and Idaho Affairs at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and host of the Talking Admissions & Med Student Life podcast. Dr. Chan earned his bachelors at Stanford and his MD at UUCOM. He then trained in General Psychiatry...
  24. LindaAccepted

    Medical Med School Applicants: It’s Time to Get Started!

    You’ve put in so much work already – excelling in your premed courses, studying for the MCAT, doing research, volunteering, getting some clinical experience, and giving of yourself in other ways to prepare for your career in medicine. Now all that remains is the application itself. We know the...
  25. U

    MD School List Advice: CA res. 3.88 sGPA, TBD June MCAT

    Thanks for taking the time to suggest any number of schools. Don't need to read everything necessarily, just bolded and skim should be enough to comment. Profile - California resident, white male - Graduated 2017: Political science major**, 3.88 sGPA, 3.95 cGPA - MCAT TBD (June 16) - 2 years...
  26. B

    Columbia vs Penn State-Jefferson 7 year PMM BS/MD Medical Program

    Hey everyone! I’m a high school senior and I’d really appreciate some advice. I want to go to medical school and become a doctor. I need help deciding between my two top options: Columbia University (CC) and a 7 year med program between Penn State University and Sidney Kimmel Medical College...
  27. F

    State school vs. competitive private school

    Hi all, I am a senior this year and just got my college results back. I am currently choosing between two schools- University of Maryland (scholars program, also my state school) and Carnegie Mellon. Is it better to go to UMD and possibly get a higher GPA, or go to CMU and get a lower GPA, but...
  28. B

    Should I take cc general science classes before transferring to 4 yr?

    I'm switching my major from nursing to biology AS, I go to a community college and hope to transfer to IUPUI for pre-med. Most of the general science classes will transfer. However, I'm not sure if i should take the general science classes at a community college; some medical schools frown upon...
  29. LindaAccepted

    Medical How Important is Research for Medical School Admissions?

    Why Medical Schools Value Research Experience Research experience isn’t a requirement for med school admission. You won’t find a section about it on your application, but it is still valued and important. So important, in fact, that at some of the most competitive research-oriented med schools...
  30. savvyleslie

    Which schools should I apply to?

    Hi everyone. I am a Canadian student who is considering moving to the US for medical school, however, I am not sure which schools I'll have a shot at. My background is: - Cumulative GPA - 3.90 - Science GPA- 3.83 - MCAT score- 515 - I have volunteered internationally in Jamaica for 3 weeks...
  31. D

    2017-2018 California University of Science and Medicine

    The California University of Science and Medicine-School of Medicine is now accepting applications for Fall 2018. We are listed on AMCAS and are located in beautiful Southern California. For more information please see our website. #1 (250 words) If you were working on a small group project and...
  32. LindaAccepted

    Medical Med School Admissions Advice for Nontraditional Applicants: The Experts Speak

    Are you a nontraditional medical school applicant? If you’re not fresh out of college, or have a more distinctive background, then the answer is yes, but don’t despair – a medical education and career can still be in your future! Here’s some advice for you from the experts: • Consultant Dr...
  33. D

    Withdrawal from core prereq?

    I'm currently a freshman and withdrawing from gen chem this semester. I had a family emergency that resulted in me flying back and forth from my home state to the state where my university is currently located. This caused me to totally screw up any chance of even getting a "C" in the course...
  34. J

    2017-2018 OU College of Medicine Application Cycle

    Hello everyone! I have been scouring forums from past years, trying to get an understanding of OU's timeline for interview offers and other application dates. I thought I would start a thread where people can discuss their information and personal experience from this application cycle (for...
  35. Humdinger

    -- Live AMA on Medical School Admissions -- Monday, 9/25 4pm ET

    SDN will be doing a Live Ask Me Anything on Medical School Admissions in partnership with the Admissions Office at Case Western School of Medicine. We are happy to have Dr. Henry Ng, Assistant Dean for Admissions, (username @Dr.NgCWRU), Tom McKenzie, Assistant Director of Admissions, (username...
  36. C

    Grad School GPA versus Undergrad GPA

    Hey guys, this is my first time posting here. So pretty exciting stuff. I finished undergrad at a good public institution with a 4.0 GPA and 512 MCAT. Have an interest in understanding the larger policy picture of healthcare in addition to medicine, so have began an accelerated one year MPH...
  37. Ray_of_Sunshine_MD

    Dual Enrolled-Chances of Getting Into MD program at 20?

    Hello SDN members, I would like to get your advice on my chances of getting into medical school, specifically an MD school, at the age of 20 with getting my Biology degree early? To further explain, I technically started college at the age of 15 while being in a unique dual enrollment program...
  38. J

    Pre Med Student wanting advice

    Hello everyone, I am a Junior at a small liberal arts school in SC. While we are a small school, we take pride in our academics and typically people find our courses to be very difficult. I am really excited to apply to medical school. I have already started building a relationship with the...
  39. Golden-Future

    Do you guys contact the MD/PhD program directors of the schools your interested in applying?

    Do you guys contact the MD/PhD program directors of the schools your interested in applying? If so when is the best time? And is it through email,phone or in person? What do your conversations usually involve? -There are so few spots available for MD/PhDs, so I feel that the people that contact...
  40. K

    I Own a SM Agency, put on application? Look bad? + caveat

    I am the co-owner of a social media agency, although it's in its infancy (5 months), we've partnered up with some experts in multiple platforms and are well on our way to success. I apply MD this year and my partner will receive a large portion of the equity I hold once I leave to medical...