medical school

  1. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Prepare for Medical School: Four Important Things to Know Before Applying

    Before he was Joshua Wienczkowski, MD, a prevention and addiction medicine specialist, he was a premed juggling coursework and extracurriculars and trying to make the right choices for his best shot at medical school. During his first year of medical school, he looked back on these choices with...
  2. LindaAccepted

    Medical Tips for Getting into Medical School When Your Parent Is a Doctor

    There has been an interesting shift in medical school admissions for applicants whose parents are doctors. In 1989, these applicants were 15% more likely to get into medical school. Ten years ago, students who had a physician for a parent were still more likely to get accepted into medical...
  3. Faster Horses

    Neurology residency chances/advice

    Basically the title. Third year medical student at a newish DO school in the mid-south. Will be applying neurology for the 2025 cycle. Third quartile class rank 7/8 honors on clinical rotations. (HP on our OMM rotation) Step 1 and COMLEX 1: Passed both on first attempt Step 2: 230 COMLEX...
  4. LindaAccepted

    Medical An Interview with Christian Essman - podcast Episode 571

    Listen to this episode live now on Spotify (or any major streaming platform.) Show Summary In this episode, Linda Abraham interviews Christian Essman, Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Case Western Reserve University Medical School. They discuss the unique aspects of Case...
  5. LindaAccepted

    Tulane Medical School: How to Get In - Admissions Straight Talk Podcast Episode 569

    Would you like to apply to Tulane University School of Medicine, but are you concerned about the intense competition for seats? Its Director of Admissions, Dr. Mike Woodson, is our guest today, and he’ll tell you what it takes to get in. Dr. Woodson discusses the unique aspects of Tulane’s...
  6. W

    Worried About Being Overweight

    Hey all. I know this is definitely an odd thing to post; however, it is something that worries me. I am quite overweight and heavy. My parents have always told me no one will respect me or want to befriend me due to my size. Therefore, for all of you incoming students, medical students, faculty...
  7. LindaAccepted

    Medical Start Medical School in 2025: How to Get Accepted This Year

    Show Summary The 2024-25 medical school application cycle is looming. In fact, for many it’s already started. Would you like to learn how to craft a quality application to medical school, a compelling persuasive application? Well, that’s the topic of today’s episode, so tune in. Show Notes...
  8. C

    PsyD vs. medical school?

    I’m torn between whether to pursue medical school or a PsyD. I feel like I have a lot of conflicting things to consider. Has anyone ever navigated a similar question? How did you decide? My thought process: I absolutely love clinical work. I despise research and find it monotonous. I...
  9. Zukosnips

    Mt Sinai Application Not Working

    Hey everyone! For some reason, my flexmed portal won’t let me make any edits to my application. Has anyone who is applying or applied have this issue? It’s due tomorrow and I’m stressed because I have all my info but I can’t paste it in. Getting a “page is closed” error.
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical All You Need to Know about the New Frist College of Medicine [Episode 558]

    Show Summary Let’s learn about the newest medical school in the United States in this interview with Dr. Caleb Marsh, the Director of Recruitment and Pathway Programs of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Not only that, but Frist is still accepting applications for its inaugural class...
  11. LindaAccepted

    Medical Are you rushing to attend Rush Medical College? [Interview with Dr. Cynthia Boyd, Associate Dean for Admissions and Recruitment]

    Show Summary Dr. Cynthia Boyd, Associate Dean for Admissions and Recruitment at Rush Medical College, discusses the distinctive elements of the Rush Medical College program, including its focus on developing critical thinkers and providing excellent clinical care. She also highlights the...
  12. LindaAccepted

    How To Get Accepted To Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    Do you want to know how to get into Johns Hopkins School of Medicine? Are you wondering what Johns Hopkins’ program is like? How is it adapting to the post-COVID era, and AI? Continue reading and you’ll learn more from its Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. Today’s guest, Paul...
  13. C

    2-year LOA and failed Step screwed am I?

    As the title says. Been having a rough time over here. I'm a US MD who took a 2 year leave of absence after M2 for medical reasons and also have a failed Step on my record. Am I still able to match into residency? I'm not looking to go into anything competitive. Is it worth even continuing...
  14. C

    3.3 GPA, 500 MCAT, no extracurriculars/letters of rec

    I've been suffering from OCD and major depression for six years. They've been making it difficult to feel motivated or do much. I've been getting lots of help, from antidepressants and therapy to ECT and TMS. But honestly, nothing has really worked. I still want to get into medicine. But my...
  15. C

    UMSOM versus VTCSOM

    I am lucky to have acceptances at both programs but am very conflicted as to which program to choose: my interest lies in Surgery so I will be looking at competitive residency spots and I want to know which school will set me up better for success. Both have strong match lists in surgery as...
  16. D

    Deferment year advice

    I'm deferring for an additional gap year before starting medical school in 2024. This is my second gap year and aside from scribing, which I have learned a ton from, I have been able to travel a bit and enjoy some time with friends/family ect. I do get the importance of not rushing into this...
  17. I

    residency dating/long distance

  18. ApplyPoint

    Learn How to Accept Critical Feedback Before Starting Medical School

    Many pre-medical students have spent the majority of their lives receiving praise and playing starring roles both inside and outside of the classroom. Your commitment to success is part of why you made it into medical school, but it can also make the transition particularly tough. Medical school...
  19. I

    MD schools that value an MPH

    Hello, I am currently finishing up a 4+1 MPH program and applying to medical school during the 2023-2024 cycle. I am curious if anyone could recommend MD schools that would really value this background in public health. Also, my concentration is in PH Nutrition so I would love a school with an...
  20. Q

    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...
  21. W

    Letter of Intent timing

    I was recently waitlisted at my top choice school and am planning on writing a Letter of Intent. Does anyone have any advice on what this letter should contain beyond an explicit commitment to matriculate if offered acceptance? My instinct is to write a letter detailing my passion for the...
  22. I

    Accommodations for Narcolepsy without Cataplexy

    I was diagnosed with type 2 narcolepsy (without cataplexy) about a month before starting medical school last fall, and I assumed pharmacological treatment would be helpful but it fluctuates. The disorder makes sleep irresistible at different times each day and often results in oversleeping in...
  23. DITKI

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

    With a multimodal platform that supports lifelong learning, ditki offers a better way to master the medical sciences. Free Trial + Save 20% with code: NEWDITKI #ditki #medicalstudent #medicine #medicalscience #usmle #abpn #neurocme #cme #nursing #premed #mcat #medicaltraining #futuredoctor...
  24. P

    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...
  25. J

    2023 MSK Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship I heard this is the week that we hear back for this program. It seems really competitive and I’m pretty nervous but it would be a dream for me. Wanted to see if there’s any other applicants out there wondering 👀😅🥶
  26. Byakkz

    Cancer in medical school

    Treatment Done as of 3/10/2023!!!! Thank you all for reading and those who have reached out and shared their stories. Onward to finish the semester and move onto clinicals <3 ------------------- Hello I'm writing this in hope that who ever may be in my situation be inspired to stay strong. A...
  27. J

    Need Help ASAP: DMU vs. RVUCOM-CO

    Hi Everyone :) I was fortunate enough to be accepted into DMU and RVUCOM-CO, and I'm having trouble weighing my options. I will be going the military route to pay for school, so the price isn't as big a deal as setting myself up to specialize competitively. Any thoughts and insights would be...
  28. P

    MD Chances of matching ortho?

    Hey guys, I'm looking to apply ortho during the match and have the following grades/ECs/Scores: 3rd year: High Pass (OBGYN, Psych, Neuro, Medicine), Honors (Surgery), Remaining: Peds, Ambulatory med, Family Med. Clinical Evals have been fairly strong so far. Step 1: PASS Step 2: *will take...
  29. E

    Virginia Tech Carillon vs Drexel vs Rosalind Franklin (OPHTHALMOLOGY INTEREST)

    Hello, I need help deciding between these three schools, with my prime interest being to match ophthalmology. I feel like Virginia Tech carillon is a better school than Drexel and RFU due to its small class size, NBME exams, pass/fail curriculum, research integration, the fact that it has its...
  30. ApplyPoint

    Former Medical School Deans Call on Medical Schools to Withdraw from the U.S. News Ranking

    A recent Stat News op-ed, co-written by former University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine leaders, is calling on medical schools to follow Yale, Harvard, and other leading law schools in withdrawing from participation in the U.S. News rankings. The authors, Holly Humphrey, a physician and...
  31. ApplyPoint

    Biden Administration Works to Improve Nutrition and Health Education in Medical School Curriculums

    Despite the prevalence of obesity and related diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and stroke in the US, there is little training on nutrition in American medical schools. Dr. Stephen Devries, a cardiologist and co-lead of the Nutrition Education Working...
  32. C

    Terrible First Semester ... Redemption Arc?

    Hello! So I'm a 2nd year D.O. student that is currently at a school that grades on a GPA scale and ranks. Here's my story -- First year: First Semester: Struggled. Passed all classes with a C. 2.0 GPA. 2nd Semester: 4.0. Got involved in research. (Potential publication coming up this year...
  33. PsychoForPsychiatry

    Best Med School Options for Rhode Islanders?

    Hopefully I can explain my situation without going too much into detail. Basically, I was born and raised in RI. After knowing I wanted to go to medical school, I applied to colleges with that in mind. I applied to a few BA/MD programs, of which I got into none, but I got into the schools...
  34. ApplyPoint

    Last Year’s Graduating Medical Students Reported Satisfaction with their Education, Fewer Instances of Bullying, and Less Debt

    The 2022 Medical School Graduation Questionnaire is an annual survey that asks graduates of accredited U.S. Allopathic medical schools about their medical school experience. Last month, the aggregate results for 2022 were released, and included responses from over eighty percent of the medical...
  35. B

    Advanced programs starting pgy2 in 2021? Radiology

    Hey all, Long time viewer, long time member, rare poster. As I'm shotgunning radiology programs that I may have a shot at, I noticed a program that looked new. So naturally I got over to it's page and they say they are matching a PGY2 position for 2023. So, I go back to ERAS, and the listing...
  36. J

    Thinking about leaving medical school for good. Need some advice (serious)

    I'm about 1.5 months into medical school now and to be honest I'm not sure what I expected coming here, but I am really not enjoying it (I know this is normal for first year). I've been doing good so far and have honored all of my tests, but I still am not enjoying it. For the first time in my...
  37. J

    Studio for Rent - 1.3 miles from UT Health Science Center San Antonio

    Welcoming Mexican-American family looking to rent a private studio (for students) in a quiet neighborhood near the Medical center area. Only 1.3 miles from UT Health Science Center, the studio offers a private outdoor entry, 1 covered parking space, basic furnishing/appliances, and includes the...
  38. ApplyPoint

    New Study Casts Light on Higher Attrition Rates for Underrepresented Groups in Medical School

    A recent JAMA Network Open study found that medical students from underrepresented groups have an attrition rate that is over three times higher than other students. The study analyzed allopathic medical student cohorts in years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, and divided students into groupings for...
  39. P

    Canadian DO Applicant Are my stats good enough?

    Hey Everyone! I'm a Canadian student with gpa 3.45 (increasing trend) and a 508 mcat with 500 hours of tutoring and DO shadowing. Am I competitive for DO medical schools? Which DO medical schools should I apply to? Please if someone could guide me it would be great.
  40. Morty Grandson of Rick

    KCU (Joplin) VS WesternU (Oregon)

    Hi Everyone, Please help me decide :O I love DO schools and luckily I got accepted to two good DO schools. The Kansas City University of Medicine in Joplin and WesternU in Lebanon, Oregon. KCU Pros: 1. Strong rotation sites. 2. I love their curriculum 3. $10k cheaper (But I don't care, with...