medical school

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    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...
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    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...
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    residency dating/long distance

    I have been seeing this guy now for 6 months. He really supports me and shows me how much he cares for me. He told me he has never felt this way about anyone and I really thought we were a good fit for each other. He recently matched into a residency program and will be starting his intern year...
  4. 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...
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    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...
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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...
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    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...
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    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...
  9. 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...
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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...
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    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 👀😅🥶
  12. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
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    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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  24. 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...
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    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.
  26. 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...
  27. Lugh

    Is it better than Anki???

    I discovered memcode a year ago. It is meant to help people learn hard sciences and coding. But you can copy and paste pictures directly into the flashcards. There are two types of flashcards: front/back and occlusions. It is also really pretty and super easy to make a lot of flashcards really...
  28. Lugh

    What to review/read before medical school...

    Hi, I just want to make sure I am using my time effectively. Any suggestions for videos, books, texts, journals, etc. to read/watch before medical school to get my head back into the hang of things. I took a gap year... might be a little foggy on some topics. Anything would help! Thank you!
  29. bouncydidit

    School list help 511/3.7 (4.0 postbac) CA resident

    Would love feedback on my school list! I am a reapplicant and definitely feel like my poor school list cost me the cycle last time. I tried posting on Reddit but hoping to get better feedback here. I also have a strong public health and research background. Ideally, i would like to apply to 30...
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    PA or MD for an older applicant

    Hey Everyone I’m at a bit of a crossroads. A little background I’m 28 right now and have decided to go back to school after working as a medical technologist for the last 3.5 years. However I’m a bit conflicted whether or not I should pursue the MD route or PA route. Based on my age I won’t...
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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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
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    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.