1. Coffeelover7502

    Dropping out and re-applying to a different school

    Hello All, I am currently in my first semester at LECOM. I have been having a really terrible experience here. The curriculum is terrible with ridiculous scheduling for exams. In addition, their PBL program is practically set out to make a good amount of students fail and end up in their...
  2. J

    Identity Question

    Trying this again since I messed up the first post since I was trying to make it more public. I am starting PT school and our director of the school asked us a question that he wanted us to think about while in the program. The question was, when you're a PT what will your identity and its...
  3. 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...
  4. B


    Incoming MS1. Hi guys. Im honestly really unsure what kind of medicine I wanna do. I am okay waiting until rotations to verify bc I know a lot of people say its hard to know know until you get full exposure. I've never solely shadowed, I've only worked as an MA. Which fields do you suggest...
  5. LindaAccepted

    What Does 2022 Mean for Applicants in 2023

    Reflecting on trends that impacted graduate admissions in 2022, Linda Abraham shares her predictions for 2023 and offers an action plan for those planning to apply in the new year. [Show Summary] Thanks for joining me for today’s solo show. I’m going to review a few trends from 2022 and also...
  6. Rakan Rasheed

    low GPA and medical residency

    Hello guys . I just graduated from medical college (IMG) but with a Low GPA unfortunately. and I'm passionate to become an Ophthalmologist, first, is the low GPA will Affecting my residency application? second is there a thing that makes it up like good usmel score or research, latter of...
  7. M

    Saw this comment made about 10 years ago… do you agree in 2022?

    “Dentistry is a lot better than being an MD nowadays. Less hours, higher per hour salary, higher chance to be in private practice, and better insurance reimbursements. The only other thing that I think is better is a PA program, its cheaper faster and gets you 100K in 2 years time.” I am...
  8. N


    I am a Sophomore at my university now, wishing to pursue Medical School in the nearby future. I have been actively trying to collect every single shadowing experience I can and thanks to my husband contacts (he is a FM resident), I have been able to get some hours. So far I have shadowed a FM...
  9. H

    Alcohol IA Help

    Recently, I received an IA for being intoxicated and walking into the wrong room on my residence hall floor. I was given disciplinary probation for 2 months. Although I am a freshman currently, I know I will have to report this on medical school applications. I just wanted to know how badly this...
  10. Bulliedinschool2doc

    Advice for students entering first year?

  11. 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...
  12. dentalchamp98

    Dental switch to medical school

    Hey guys, so I’m a first year dental student and been having doubts as to whether or not I should stay in dental school. I have always known that I wanted to be some sort of doctor but I have a parent in the dental professional that influenced me to choose dentistry. I will not be seeing...
  13. mintypons

    Failed COMLEX Level 1 twice, considered for Dismissal soon - options?

    Hey all, I’m seeking some advice because I am trying to be as prepared as possible for what lies ahead. I am an MS3 in a DO school and currently on a Leave of Absence that was used to retake my COMLEX Level 1 exam. In Years 1 and 2, I had a GPA of around 2.67, but I did not have to remediate...
  14. D

    Colorado biomedical science masters degree

    I’m really interested in University of Northern Colorado Masters in Biomedical sciences. I was wondering if anyone had any information on the program like how many people get accepted to professional schools afterwards? What is the program like? How is the final test at the end and how did you...
  15. T

    Dental student considering the switch to medical school

    Hi all! Just wanted some opinions here. I currently go to a dental school who shares the exact same curriculum as the medical school during the first year. In undergrad, although I was very interested in medical school, I decided against it due to multiple disgruntled doctors who told me to...
  16. B

    Adversity Essay - talk about medical problems?

    I'm trying to figure out what to write for my adversity/challenge essay on secondaries. The biggest thing that happened this year was that I started a treatment for a medical problem that caused a lot of mood changes. It's mostly fixed now, and I think I learned a lot from it (learning a lot...
  17. P

    Writing about being not accepted into medical school last year for "Failure" essay

    I have a couple prompts that asks about my biggest failure and how I learned from that failure, etc. The thing is, I've never actually failed at anything because it's simply not accepted by my family and there's a lot of cultural pressure to be perfect. If I know I'll fail at something, I simply...
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  19. 8YearsLate

    Read this if you're scared

    Hi Friends, I'm writing this because A) I finally just the last of my apps and B) I know there's gotta be someone who needs to hear it today. I am not a genius. I skipped most of high-school because I was made fun of constantly. Which I didn't understand. I wasn't super-nerdy or super-anything...
  20. M

    Advice for Shadowing Doctors

    Hi, I'm a rising sophomore on a pre-med path and I was wondering if anyone has any advice for shadowing doctors. With the pandemic taking place I was going to focus on shadowing as well as volunteer work in my area. It would be my first time shadowing doctors and I don't exactly know what I'm...
  21. S

    RCSI Foundation year curriculum

    I got accepted to the 6-year medicine program at RCSI-MUB. I was wondering if anyone who has gone to RCSI and taken the foundation year could tell me about the topics usually taught. I will be joining the school after 2 gap years so I wanted to review the relevant materials and get a jump start...
  22. A

    NP Student thinking about going pre-med

    Hello, my name is anonymousman. I am 25 years old. I have been a nurse for three years. I currently work part time and I am in nurse practitioner school. I am halfway done with the program. I will be done with NP school this December if I hustle or next May if I take my time. I am underwhelmed...
  23. J

    Should I do medicine overseas?

    Hello! I'm a Singaporean who is thinking of accepting an offer by University of auckland for the MBChB programme. I've been told that, upon graduation, i will be able to practice in Australia as well as Singapore cuz its under the second schedule. But I know of the internship crisis in both...
  24. thelazyvaca

    Brown University Gateway - Medical Sciences Graduate Program

    Hi folks, I am actually pre-dental, but figured this would be more relevant here. I am applying to the Warren Alpert Gateway program for Medical Sciences at Brown University. The application is due mid May, but the program does not start until mid to late July. Would I have to be completely...
  25. L

    Barry University BMS Spring 2019

    Hey, I just recently got accepted to the barry university biomedical sciences program. I was wondering what to expect from the program and if anyone else is entering during the spring semester?
  26. A

    Is there any benefit for me staying in state? (Texas resident)

    Say for example I get accepted to both UIWSOM and LECOM (I currently have interviews for both). LECOM is WAY cheaper than UIWSOM which makes it pretty attractive. UIWSOM is about 56k per year tution and LECOM is around 32k. However, UIWSOM is in my home state of Texas, and im not sure if that...
  27. D

    Bad MCAT Score

    So I don't want to go into too much detail, but basically I studied full-time for 2 months this summer without any distractions. I got 500 on my first AAMC FL and then 504 on my second AAMC FL (three days before the test). Just got my score back today and I got a 498... I bombed the science...
  28. ToothJockey

    Why are Match rates so low in dentistry?

    Most specialties in dentistry hover around a 50-60% match rate. However in Medicine most specialties have 90%+ match rates, and even the toughest specialties such as Derm/Ortho/Neurosurg all have match rates 75%+. Med students make it seem as if specializing in Derm is almost impossible, you...
  29. A

    LECOM - Elmira, NY campus

    This is a new LECOM school opening in Elmira NY. Does anyone know how the rotation sites are or if they have any input on the pros and cons of this campus? Should I apply to a more reputable location like LECOM-erie, Pennsylvania or should I apply to this new york campus? not sure what to do.
  30. king17887

    Med School List Help. 3.95 sGPA 510 MCAT

    Hey everyone! I would greatly appreciate it if I could get a critical review of my med school list. I just want to make sure I'm doing well with targeting schools that I will fit best in. Thanks in advance! Stats: Resident of AL, cGPA: 3.97, sGPA: 3.95 MCAT: 510 Research: 1600 hrs - 1...
  31. I

    Recommended personal loans?

    I have run out of money during medical school, and I won't be able to make it through the summer. I talked to my friends and I think a big difference between them and me is that I have to pay $3000 for health insurance every year and $2400 every year for credit card debt (which I used to pay for...
  32. C

    How's my school list?

    Hi there! I currently attend an Ivy League school in New York state. I have a 3.87 GPA, 518 MCAT and 74.7 LizzyM score 100 hrs of clinical shadowing where I shadowed obstetricians, RNs, NPs, and attended morning round meetings 3000 hrs of research during undergrad 4 publications as co-author...
  33. chemdoctor

    Overcoming setbacks?

    How do y’all overcome setbacks? Two years ago I took Orgo for the first time. In six weeks over the summer. Didn’t do well. Had to withdraw :( retook in the fall for a C. Pulled a C in Orgo II as well. Went through a bad semester. Really disappointed and frustrated with my grades. Really mad...
  34. Aisreb

    Residency Match: bias?

    I am an incoming MD student in the fall, and am making my final choice for the institution I will attend. I was wondering if there’s any in-state bias for residency matches. i.e. Will I necessarily have a greater chance of attending a California residency if I attend a California Medical school...
  35. W

    Productive vacation activities

    Hey guys, I'm a second year medical student in the UK, currently wondering what I could fill the long vacation (running from June to October) with. Trying to find things that either boost my CV or provide experience I will find useful. I have ambitions of entering surgery (neuro and...
  36. Friendly MichaelMyers

    Anatomy preparation

    Hello. I heard from med school students that preparing for anatomy ahead of the class makes the class easier. I have never taken anatomy and I am wondering how I could best prepare for it. I decided to memorize as much as I can from the atlas. I looked at the atlas and then closed the book. I...
  37. M


    Does anyone have any info on how good this program is or been through this program? Thanks.
  38. M

    SMP Programs

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could make opinions or comments on the following SMPs and which one they would recommend. If a medical student from the program could comment or PM me, that would be great too! My GPAs so far... cGPA: 3.5 sGPA: 3.4 MCAT: Not taken yet... Rosalind Franklin...
  39. S

    cant decide between dental or medical

    for all the experienced international doctors and dentists, 1.I am US citizen who did highschool in india and going to an indian university next year, however, my main goal is to settle in the united states. I'm having a tough time deciding between medical or dental (yes,I am aware that...
  40. K

    I can't make up my mind! (Long)

    I am completely unable to decide what career path I would like to pursue. Unlike most of my classmates, I did not have a firm career path in mind during high school, but thought this was normal at the time. After graduating I decided to save money by completing coursework part-time at a local...