medical school

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    WAMC anesthesia residency

    Hey everyone! I'm just seeking some advice. I am a 3rd year DO student interested in anesthesia! Below is a little but more about me and my stats. I'm from Florida and will love to end up there for residency but I will settle with anything on the east coast. I will still be applying broadly...
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    NYU vs Harvard vs WashU

    Hey guys! So thankful to have these options and luckily, the financial aid packages at all schools are similar enough for that not to be a huge consideration. For reference, Harvard would be about $6k a year in tuition/fees, NYU $4k/yr (fees), and WashU is offering full COA. I am not sure what...
  3. L

    Are Community College credits looked down upon for Med Schools and are they seen as easier and less competitive?

    I'm thinking about going to a community college and transferring credits to a university and finishing my bachelors degree. Is it better/more competitive if I just take 1 school year of community college and 3 schools years at a traditional college for my bachelor's degree to get into med...
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    Thomas Jefferson vs. Boston University vs. Virginia Commonwealth University

    I've been fortunate to be accepted into these three schools. It would be great to hear advice on your comparison. I’m a VA resident, so cost is obviously a factor in favor of VCU. I don’t know what specialty I want to do but possibly a competitive specialty. I believe I’d ultimately like to do...
  6. J

    Non-Clinical Careers

    What kind of. good Non-Clinical Careers are out there? I'm an AMG from a non-elite US medical School, I'd say about mid-tier. I owe about 250K in student loans. Going back to school is just not an option. I've finished all my federal loans so the only option would be private loans and those...
  7. J

    Physician or Not Physician

    I have a question: If you don't complete a residency, can you still be considered a physician? What make a physician? What do you folks say?
  8. A

    Should I leave or stay in medical school?

    I don't know if medicine/healthcare is right for me anymore. I'm a second year podiatry student (23F) and I feel very burnout/unmotivated. I feel as though I'm forcing myself to do this because this is what I've been working towards my whole life. I don't feel like I'm staying for the right...
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    Accepted UNC Applicants 2021-2022

    This group is for accepted students to ask questions and interact without causing a heart attack/panic to all of those in the normal thread.
  10. H

    Is it worth an extra $200/month to live next to your med-school? and similar questions.

    Would love advice from those who've decided for or against this, or a discussion with people debating it themselves. I know a large portion of our education has been online these days, and a large portion of med students study in their own homes as well. That said this apartment is literally...
  11. Emanuel Perez

    AA to anesthesiologist

    So a little bit of a background. I was a premed who had second thoughts about applying to medical school in my senior year in college. For many reasons (kinda burnt out premed student). I wasn’t sure if I was ready for the commitment. Fast forward 3 years I realized I had to get my life together...
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    MD & DO Pathway to Academic Oncology Specialization in Lung Cancer

    big dreamer here: if you were starting out as a first year med student, what is the path you’d take to secure a dream job specializing in lung cancer and related environmental research/advocacy at an academic medical center? what about while adding on an MBA and wanting to combine academia with...
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    Help me decide

    Help me decide
  14. Ryze

    Going back to medical school in your 30s after being a PA for awhile? Worth it or nah?

    I would love to hear thoughts/arguments on both sides. Especially experiences from those who have went back to medical school after becoming a Physician Assistant! How did it affect your life - family life, financially, mentally, etc? Is it worth the stress? Tell me: 1) Why I should do it? 2)...
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    medical school endowments

    - Alan Norton just donated $25million to Upstate - Bloomberg donating $1.8billion to Hopkins - Icahn donating $200million to Sinai Do these donations actually make a change for medical schools and students’ education/experience? What donation amount is considered significant to make a...
  16. J

    Do medical schools care about where you went for undergrad?

    Does it matter where you went for undergrad? Will medical schools care if you went to a low ranking undergrad but still performed well and did everything you could to get in? Does undergrad matter for the top medical schools?
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    ************** precedent. cannabis. ecstasy. medical school with criminal convictions?

    I know a Dr. ************** with a criminal drug trafficking history for cannabis and ecstasy (including using minors as agents in their sales) who was able to get licensed in Michigan, Tennessee, and Florida--this is all in public records from South Florida. I myself also have a cannabis and...
  18. J

    Is it possible to still go to medical school to become a psychiatrist??

    I am about to be a junior and my GPA is currently 2.7. I was in college thinking a lot about my major and I was undecided with what I wanted to do but I recently decided that I was interested in medical school and becoming a psychiatrist. My current major is in Accounting and I am interested in...
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    Helpful Book for 3rd Year of Medical School/Clinical Rotations

    Book is called Honors: The Social Game of Medical School (see Amazon link below or search for it yourself on Amazon) Third year of medical school stands as the most arduous obstacle to ensuring a good residency match and, thus, a great job and future. Up until this year, doing well in school...
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    All Branch Topic (ABT) Options for officers to go to medical school and civilian residency after completing service obligations?

    From what I know to, there are only two options for officers to go to medical school and civilian residency after completing service obligations: 1) resignation and 2) transfer to reserve. My questions are: 1. Are there other options to gurantee to be able to do civilian residency? 2. If...
  21. bikinitop

    Help! School Disregarding Their Late Attendance Policy

    Hi everyone, I’m 3 months into med school and have had a few issues with arriving early, usually due to unpredictability in traffic and the rare personal issue and now I’m being threatened with expulsion due to lateness even though I haven’t been late, based on their policy. Class begins at...
  22. Krosellobrown

    Seeking advice for undergrad and med school journey

    Hi! So I recently realized I would like to pursue a career in Reproductive Endocrinology. I've actually always had interest in family planning, woman's health and hormonal changes and I myself have been diagnosed with PCOS. I'd like advice on the best route to achieving that goal. I.E. what...
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    Creating a School List

    I am working on my school list and I am interested in linguistics and medicine as well as research. I wanted to make sure I am not missing any schools. Does anyone know of medical schools with a year out program for research? Does anyone know of schools that have extra curriculars, classes...
  24. Anonymous0920

    Dual Enrollment/Medical School Question

    Hey guys, I'm about to go into my junior year of high school, and will end up with enough credits to graduate early, but I could also take free online dual enrollment courses with a community college my senior year. The thing is I want to go to college as a Premed(probably a biology or chemistry...
  25. 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...
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    School list help 3.87/515

    Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time to read this! Any input would be awesome. Unsure how well I chose these school (feel like it could be too bottom heavy, but unsure. Also feel like I may have choose too many “low yield schools”). Any recommendations for schools that aren’t low yield and...
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    How and what research experiences do you have in medical school?

    Hey Everyone, I have been accepted to medical school and already thinking about getting into residencies 😂 . I know research is important and I was wondering how students get involved in research, how do they choose the topic of their research if they have no background info, and how do so many...
  28. D

    Marine Reserves and Med School

    I realize this has been discussed in other threads as well but everyone has their different questions. I'm hoping you guys may be able and willing to help me with mine. I'm a junior in high school at an early college (I'll graduate high school with my diploma and an associate degree). I've had...
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    Early Commitment - Scholarship Impact

    Would notifying the admissions team that you plan to enroll in that medical school impact scholarships? Specifically, if this communication took place before financial aid information was distributed, would the medical school reduce the scholarship amount (since they don't have to compete with...
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    Rosalind Franklin University - is it worth it?

    So I decided on an Undergrad. The undergrad I choose has a 7 year program but you have to decide in your FIRST SEMESTER OF YOUR FIRST YEAR. (First of all why) The medical school is a separate school from my undergrad but they are affiliated. (I am attending DePaul University for undergrad and...
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    Help! Commute between New York/Philly, Newark/Philly vs. Hershey/Philadelphia for Medical School

    Hello everyone! I am a current applicant trying to determine the feasibility of commuting between Philadelphia and New York, Newark, or Hershey PA for Medical School. I am a nontraditional student who is considering commuting based on my spouse. I recognize how challenging these long commutes...
  32. S

    Korean Foods and Medical schools

    From Cali and wanted to know what med schools are near korean food places/korean supermarkets outside of cali. Can't cook for life but need korean food to survive so looking for schools with them. TY yall!
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    Rank list advice

    Hi all, I'm the education chief resident of neurology at Washington University. I just sat down with two of my co-chiefs and recorded a podcast where we offer our tips on choosing a neurology residency. Check it out if you're interested: Home - Brain Boy Neurology Let me know if you have any...
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    Non trad applicant - MCAT resources

    Hi Everyone, Hope everyone is having a great day! I am creating a study plan for my MCATs and wanted to know your thoughts. I am looking to take the MCATs in 6 months. I am coming from a non-traditional background (Undergrad and Masters in Econ, business) and I last studied science courses in...
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    Admissions Requirement: Full Sequence vs One Year

    Hello, my university goes by the quarter system and the organic chemistry sequence only spans two quarters. I noticed that some medical schools require an entire year/the full sequence of organic chemistry and was just wondering if that meant I would need to take a third organic chemistry course...
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    Best 20K Car for accepted MD

    Graduated undergrad this year. 21yo. Working full time at a gap year job that’s paying ~50k/yr. So far this cycle I’ve thankfully gotten 2 acceptances so I’ll be starting school next year! Want to get a decent car for myself for around 20k and I’m stuck between a used Audi A6 or a used Camaro...
  37. Perchperkins

    Do medical students and doctors have time to pursue hobbies and have a social life?

    Hi folks! Hopefully I’m posting this in the right section. I’m a premed student and I love science. However, I also have other hobbies like painting, creative writing, hanging out with friends and what not. I understand that medical school is very demanding and that many students become burnt...
  38. Perchperkins

    I got a 3.0 this semester with an overall GPA of 3.63, what are my chances?

    Hey guys, I posted a few days ago about how my grades went down. My first semester was a 3.77, my second a 3.89 and now my third was a 3.0. It was a huge drop - thanks calculus. I had a lot going on with work, COVID and online classes. The good news is that I got an A is orgo, the bad news is...
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    How does owning a house affect financial aid (Scholarships and Grants)???

    Hi Everyone, I'm new to this site, but a little bit about myself. I'm a recent graduate who will be applying during the 2021 Cycle (Starting med-school 2022). My major question pertains to having a house in my name when filling out the FAFSA. After some research, it is my understanding that...
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    Hello All!! I am having trouble deciding between two schools PCOM-PA and VCOM-VA. I have to decide soon to put a deposit down! For reference, I am from a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. PCOM is about 4.5 hours and VCOM is about 5.5 hours. The closer the better. I have visited both schools after the...