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    UCR School of Medicine - Questions and Opinions

    Hello! For all those who have applied to UCR's medical school, what was your stats and experience like and if you have any advice to those who are future applicants to this school? I'm from Riverside, California went to Kinder all the way to college in Riverside, my family works in...
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    How do I make an application worthy of MD or MD/PhD (Duke-NUS)

    Hello everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to go through what I have written. I'll try to be as succinct as possible. I am entering my Masters of Science (By Research) in Bioinformatics (2 year program) starting January 2020. Following the completion of my masters, I want to enter...
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    I will be presenting and am currently in the process of making my poster. I was wondering if there was a specific template to follow? I feel like I've been trying to find one but can't. Really don't want to use my school' template xD Wondering if you guys had a link? Thank you so much!
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    AAMC CARS volume 1?

    Hello, I recently purchased CARS volume 1. I've been doing Princeton Review passages (form the new book). The strategies are meh, but I'm mainly using it for practice. I just purchased CARS volume 1 and am looking to do that. I've been doing well on the Princeton passages (missing at the most 2...
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    Snacks while studying?

    Just curious what all of you eat while studying? Adcoms members are welcome to reply as to what they used to eat? Personally, I go to my local Starbucks but if not, I’ll usually have a cliff bar or some type of protein bar, with water (or soda) and maybe some candy
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    Best book for CARS?

    Hey everyone. What are the best practice materials for CARS? I’ve been doing the Princeton review and they’re hard but I’m realizing my mistakes. I heard ExamKrackers 101 passages is good? Please let me know. Thank you.
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    What's your biggest challenge right now?!

    Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing well For those of you that are applying this year, good luck! For those of you that are MATRICULATING this year, good luck! Just curious as to what your biggest challenge is right now? Are any of you taking summer classes? I just finished up retaking...
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    Best Graduate programs for med school?

    As it says in the title, just wondering which ones y'all would recommend? I graduate in a year with around a 3.5/3.6ish GPA. I have the clinical experience, research, etc. I'm obviously taking a gap year so I'll be applying after I graduate but was wondering what graduate degree y'all would...
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    Keep making silly errors on exams!

    Hello everyone. What do you guys do about dumb mistakes on exams? Like I misread or some nonsense. I went over an exam and I literally CHANGED MY ANSWER TO THE WRONG ONE. I don’t know how to STOP this How am I going to do well in med school when I can’t stop making silly errors on exams? How...
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    Is this a downwards trend? Do I need a postbacc?

    Post bacc looks low because the generator assumes your GPA is a 0.0 if you did not pursue a post bacc. I’m still in undergrad. Also, the AO GPA for my senior year is low Bc my senior year will be all science classes. Thanks.
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    Those without text Anxiety...

    Those of you that don’t stress or freak out over grades, when you open up the email and see a less than stellar grade, how do you react?
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    PA vs MD/DO

    So, I know there are threads about this, but I'd like some advice from people around here. I'm not the best standardized test taker. Got an 1800/2400 on the SAT etc. I really want to go into medicine. I enjoy the field, etc. I love science. I just have really bad anxiety. Like, waiting for...
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    Competitive for DO?

    I know the DO averages range with GPA as well as MCAT. How can I ensure I’ll be competitive? I’m trying to find a DO physician to shadow
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    What am I missing in ECs?

    Research: tons of Orgo research. honors thesis. (maybe a pub...), presenting at an national conference soon clinical: medical assistant clinical research (I know many of you say this isn't clinical experience but I talked to an ADCOM on here and was told that what I'm doing in...
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    Are these good LORS?

    So for most schools I've seen, they require a minimum of TWO science faculty letters and one nonscience letter. I'll be getting a committee letter (applying next year) LETTERS: Orgo professor (doing research and a thesis with him. May lead to publication... only thing is, got a C in his...
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    Is it possible to study for both the dat and mcat at the same time?

    Hi everyone, Recently purchased dat Bootcamp and was wondering if the bio, gen chem and o chem is the same for the mcat. I know that both exams have differences as far as pat, physics, bio chem, and math, but I wanted to know mainly for bio, gen chem and o chem. Thanks everyone!
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    Auditing a class XC on transcript?

    How does this work? I want to audit a class in the summer because I need to refresh the material. Professor said I can, and advisor said an XC will show up on my transcript. Does it affect GPA? Look bad?
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    LOR from a professor you got a C with?

    Does it look weird to do this? What if the professor knows you and you worked with him on projects?
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    How to get yourself off the post-II waitlist?

    Any tips or advice about this will be greatly appreciated. I know letter of intent helps, but how to write such a strong letter. Also, will getting a new LOR help? - Like from your new research PI?
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    MD & DO WAMC

    Hello! I'm planning on reapplying to med school in the 2019-2020 cycle and would like help with refining my school list and advice about whether I should also consider DO. I originally applied the summer before senior year (2017-2018 cycle) and got good feedback from my state schools - mostly...
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    Committee letter?

    so my school has a premed committee but I didn’t know that it was absolutely mandatory I get a letter from them? Does it still count for nontrad students? I graduate in a year... and will be taking a gap year so would I still need one? What if I’m refused a committee letter? Really freaking...
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    Will adcoms view this negatively?

    I'm taking 12 credits at my four year institution, but my school won't let me take some 2000 level courses that I want to take (science courses) So, I'm taking them at a local CC. I can't take the upper division electives of these courses at my four year institution, and need this so I don't...
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    EXAMKrackers or Kaplan or Princeton Review?

    Ordering a full box set. Shelling out over $100.00 Ideally would only have to buy one. Leaning towards Princeton but... TIA
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    Which class to take?

    Wondering which class to take between these two. Upper division Neuro course (good professor, however only two exams make up the grade. Not the best test taker, but an easy course) Biochem II (good professor, four exams (less weight on each exam), but would prob need a bit more study time...
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    MD Application Timeline

    Hello everyone. Would a July MCAT be considered late for MD schools? Also, can someone give me a brief timeline overview for an MD application cycle? Do we need to turn in our MCAT scores and LORs to be verified? Thanks!
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    Did Poorly AGAIN switching to another career. Advice?

    Hello everyone. Some of you know me on here but I’m in my Junior year (first semester) and did terribly this semester. Was kind of already on a path to “reinvention” but alas it didn’t work out. Needed an upwards trend but it’s crushed now. Biochem I: didn’t do well on the final. Likely...
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    What is “hands on” clinical experience?

    I was looking at some schools’ websites, and they state that they want hands on clinical experience. What exactly is that? How is it different from normal clinical experience? As a hospice volunteer, I read to children, offer support, bring coffee and just overall help out.
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    How to effectively know you've done good research?

    For those of you that have had interviews, I assume you've had some research experience? What kind of stuff should you be able to directly articulate and elaborate on, to show that your research experience wasn't just sitting around doing nothing? I've been doing research for the better part...
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    Being up to date on scientific discoveries?

    What magazines are y'all reading? I feel like I'm not on point or up to date with a lot of scientific advancements. I just read whatever's on CNN. Any apps or magazines y'all can recommend? Maybe for some new chemistry discoveries?
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    More Research?

    Been doing research for a bit in the Orgo lab. Going well, got my own project. Really wanna do research in a genetics lab. Upset that I may not be able to be in that lab. Would it help my app to have more research? Prob not right? I mean I’m moderately productive with research in my current...
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    Finals Support Thread!

    Hey everyone. This is just a support thread for all of you to do well on your finals! What final are y'all most stressed about? For me, it'd definitely be Biochem and my upper level Neuroscience course. Try not to stress too hard. Do as well as you can everyone!
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    Applying both MD and MD/PhD?

    just curious as to how many applicants apply to both. Also, what kind of research productivity do MD/PhD programs look for? I’m a while from applying but just curious. Have any of you done this before? How is it being in the program?
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    What's the hardest class you have ever taken in college?

    This is to all the premeds, med students and adcoms. I'm curious what everyone's most difficult class in college was? Which class caused you to study the most, and really REALLY made it difficult for you to do well? For me, I'd personally say it was Organic chemistry I. I just couldn't think...
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    Best Books

    Hello all, I made a post earlier about the best prep course. Now I'm wondering what MCAT BOOK SET you all would recommend? I'm leaning towards the Princeton Review newest edition that's around $135 on Amazon (comes out in a few weeks) But, i've also heard of KAPLAN being great... I feel...
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    Pre-med Advice with Low GPA

    Hello! So I am a current undergraduate student at CSULA with a Biology major and planning on graduating in the Spring 2019. I want to go to medical school, I know that I might not be the best student out there but do I have a chance? Here are my stats: 1) My current GPA is 3.1 and if I were to...
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    LOR Question?

    Hello all, I have a question about LORs. My only question is, on average how many LORs are sufficient? I looked at many of the schools that I am interested in, and I am leaning towards 3-4 LORs from science professors, and 2 nonscience. There are two professors (Gen Chem I and Gen Chem II)...
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    Help with volunteering

    I was wondering what kind of clinical volunteering I should do? I have asked around and my friends tell me they just volunteer at a hospital. Is that enough? I feel like that is just SO common. I am a junior and haven't really done much volunteering. Don't worry. I am NOT applying next year...
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    What would these average out to?

    I have a question about a retaken course. D+ and a B- would average out to a... I would assume C? And what about a C- with a B+ ? Just curious as to what those would average out to. thanks Was told to post in a public forum. Thank you.
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    Which is more Important?

    Hello, Curious as to which one adcoms view as more important. The main core prerequisites or upper divisions? I know, I know, one must do well in all coursework and do the best they can. But when it comes down to it, do adcoms give a greater priority to upper divisions or core prerequisites ?
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    sGPA?

    Hello everyone. I want to find out if some courses will count towards my science GPA. I understand that this goes based on the course catalog description at my college as opposed to the course code but there are some courses that I was told by my advisor and fellow premeds that count towards my...