medical school

  1. CoomassieBlue57

    Whoot! Whoot! COCA Seeks Feedback (Wait, What?)

    COCA invites the osteopathic medical education community, the osteopathic profession, and the public at large to share feedback for the “COCA Substantive Change Policies and Procedures” document. The document can be found here...
  2. H

    Advice On Opening A Non-Profit Foundation

    Hi, Come Fall 2020 I will be a sophomore on a pre-med pathway. I've been spending this quarantine to volunteer as much as I can but also to plan something I've been wanting to do for a while. I want to open a non-profit foundation to help cancer patients, specifically children. However, I don't...
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    Which secondaries don’t ask about misdemeanors and/or criminal records?

    Hi all, I have a retail fraud misdemeanor from high school that will be expunged so I don’t have to report in primary. I’m wondering which schools’ secondaries don’t ask about criminal histories and misdemeanors. Mainly I’m trying to narrow down my school list. I’ll still apply to schools that...
  5. H

    C in General Chemistry this semester, should I do Credit/No Credit? [MD]

    This semester, I got a C in Chemistry... specifically, I attend the university of Miami, here the chemistry department is different, in which instead of having general chemistry 1 and then general chemistry 2, they have eternal chemistry all in 1 semester. It's really tough, and there's no...
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    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...
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    Pre-SLP switching to Pre-Med... with a not-so-supportive boyfriend and family. Thoughts?

    Hi Everyone, So, I am currently studying Speech-language pathology at college that offers their program mostly online, which is great but here's the thing... I really feel like if I continue and become an SLP, I'd be settling with a career that I'm not totally invested in. I've wanted to be an...
  8. S

    Tufts vs Rush - A Very Last Minute Decision

    Hi, Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated. I was accepted to both Tufts and Rush and thanks to Covid only just got my financial aid packages which made me re-think which schools. A quick layout of my biggest selling points. Tufts Rush Pro: - Higher rankings - Very good...
  9. R

    Disadvantaged status?

    Hi there, I'm wondering if I should classify myself as disadvantaged and write the essay. I was raised primarily by a single-mother, who (during my elm-middle school years) worked 3 jobs to put herself through school to become an elementary school teacher. We struggled, hard, and the struggle...
  10. 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...
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    ophtho vs gen surg

    Hi, so i would like some perspective because his has been on my mind and it would be nice to hear other people out. I went to med school for ophhto, no doctors in my family, but have had major life changes due to a sibling with eye disease, hence ophtho. I engaged in some research projects in...
  12. P

    ERAS Expunged Arrest Disclosure

    Hello, I’m a 1st year DO student and I wanted advice on applying to residency considering my history. I have been arrest twice for possession of MJ. The first arrest was in 2015 (when I was 20) and the second arrest was in mid 2017 (when I was 21). I’m in the class of 2023. The first arrest...
  13. 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...
  14. S

    Will owning a home affect my loan?

    Hi medical students, I was wondering if anyone who had their name on a mortgage could tell me about how it affected their ability to get a loan. I am concerned that having my name on a mortgage that I am co-signed on may affect my eligibility/increase my interest rates, does anyone have a...
  15. J

    Advice for a High School Student

    Currently, I am a homeschooled, high-school Junior and dual-enrolled at my local community college. That means I have access to college-level courses that will transfer to any university in the state of Florida. To get you up to date, I have taken Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Gen Chem 1, statistics...
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    COVID-19 and partial tuition reimbursement for medical students

    Hello all! Has there been any movement on medical students discussing or receiving partial tuition reimbursement for school closures due to COVID-19? Loyola Stritch is reimbursing for gym and parking fees but administration is resistant to partial tuition reimbursement. We have no live...
  17. 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...
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    Is it just me or have I picked the wrong field to go into?

    Okay so I should preface this by saying that I wanted to go into medicine or pharmacy because research was way too specific (I dont want to become the world expert on one single enzyme cascade) and I do view becoming a physician or pharmacist as something worthwhile and meaningful because you...
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    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?
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    Einstein vs BU

    Hey everybody. I feel fortunate to have some options for medical school but it has made my decision a little tough. I've sort of narrowed it down to these two schools and was hoping to get some advice. Another huge factor that plays into this is that my SO is also choosing. She is currently...
  21. M

    Career-Personality Fit?

    Hey all, MS2 here. I know that all sorts of medical specialties can be made to fit the doctor, but regardless of that various fields are known for certain types of lifestyles. I was curious if anyone had any suggestions on types of specialties (including fellowships!) to look into for someone...
  22. A

    MD & DO Accepted to 2 med schools...seeking advice about PA now

    I made this account recently pretty much just to get a feel for what the internet has to say about my situation. TLDR: i'm accepted to med school but struggling with the idea of work/life balance, passion, time commitment, etc. of medical school, considering PA school (change my mind). To give...
  23. O

    Evaluate my chances and any tips or strategies would be helpful

    I will preface by saying you're going to read this and probably say yikes. That is fine but its too late now I decided that I'm applying this cycle what matters here now is strategy to overcome my 1% chance of getting in. So I will do my best to give a picture of me as an applicant then give me...
  24. 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.
  25. K

    MD What are my chances?

    I am a black male applicant, and am planning to study for the MCAT rigorously for 6 months. I have always been a good test taker and aiming for a 520+ on the MCAT. my GPA is a 3.5 and my sGPA is around a 3.1. I have 2 years of research experience. I have 100 hours of non-clinical...
  26. J

    Advice needed for SMP or Postbacc (Stats provided below)

    Hi Guys, First time posting here but I've been reading this site for some time now. I am currently applying to SMPs and Postbaccs for Fall 2020 and I am not sure at all which programs are the best fit for me. Ultimately, I'd like to join an SMP/Postbacc with a linkage to their DO/MD school...
  27. Potinator

    Experience for med school

    Hello. I’m a junior biology major and am planning to apply to osteopathic schools in the future. My cumulative gpa is about 3.5 but my science gpa is about 3.23. I know this isn’t very competitive but I wanted to know what my best options would be to improve my application. I am currently...
  28. 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...
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    MCAT tips

    Hello. I will be taking the MCAT in about 8 months from now so I still have plenty of time to prepare. However, I do not know how to get started or which section to begin with. How did you study for the MCAT? Any advice? Anything you felt like was effective for you and what wasn't so effective...
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    Likelihood of getting more interviews?

    It's mid-December and I'm getting really worried. Here's the run down. GPA: 3.85; science GPA: ~3.80; MCAT: 510 (Chem/phys: 126, CARS: 128, Bio/Bio: 129, Psych: 127). I finished secondaries mid- to late September. I got a name change and became a US citizen some time over the summer and...
  31. A

    Wanting to eventually work in Switzerland - how to go about this?

    Hi there, I'm currently a premed student in the US and it's my dream to eventually live and work as a surgeon in Switzerland (I've fallen in love with Geneva and it's close to family). I speak french fluently, and am a UK citizen. I was wondering what the best path to practising in Switzerland...
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    Applying for M.D/D.O after obtaining my MPH--Advice.

    Hi there! I'm looking for some advice and would be happy to get as much perspective as possible. I'm currently in the process of applying to my MPH. (program start date: Fall 2020) for my interest in public health. In all honesty, I had falsely juxtaposed medicine with public health in my...
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    Concerns with the future of medicine?

    I've been highly contemplating a career switch into medicine, but there seems to be so much doom and gloom around here. I just separated from the military and am currently deciding between medicine, public service (LEO, FF, federal law enforcement), and finance. To be honest, I'm leaning more...
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    Is Despising General Chemistry A Good Reason To Quit Pre-Med?

    Howdy!! To sum up my situation, I want to briefly mention that for a long time I have had a lot of motivation towards being a doctor and pursuing medical school. During high school, I was a huge math nerd and was never huge into the physical sciences, but for a while since my senior year, I...
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    MD to PharmD? Has anyone done it in this order, and is it worth it?

    Hello, There are a few posts out there about people doing PharmD --> MD, but has anyone with an MD done a PharmD after? Is there any sense in doing this? I am an MD student at an accredited international medical school. My fiance is a DO student in the US. We both want to start a family as...
  36. S

    Questions About Reserve/ROTC Service During College/Med School

    Hello, I have been scouring the threads for a couple of days now, and finally decided the best approach was to lay out my situation and see what you guys think/have to say. I am 18 and in my senior year of high school, applying to colleges. I am sure that I want to be a doctor and go to med...
  37. A

    Mcat preparation

    Hello Im new to this and would like some feedback from experts like you. I’m planning to take the Mcat around March of 2021(yes still have plenty of time) and would like to begin studying now. This will be helpful for knocking out courses out, while studying. Recently bought the Kaplan 2018-2019...
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    MD Confused junior with a 3.2 GPA

    Hi! I am a current junior and I realize that my grades during the first 2 years of college (especially sophomore year due to mental health problems) are so bad that I'm not sure what to do/whether they can be made up with mostly As/B+s, etc... so I'm seeking out suggestions/help/advice! I have...
  39. 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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    Is Biomedical Engineering a good major for medical school?

    I’m an American sophomore student studying Biomedical Engineering in Japan. I have lived 2/3 of my life outside the US (7 years in Argentina and almost 6 in Japan). I speak English, Spanish and Japanese fluently. And I’m planning to go back to the states after living 13 years abroad to transfer...