medschool

  1. M

    taking diff classes that put on amcas/secondaries

    If I take a diff english class than the one I put on amcas/my secondaries, what happens? For example, I was going to take writing in the medical sciences, but now may take something unrelated to medicine due to my schedule. Would I have to tell med schools?
  2. G

    Medical schools with condensed preclinical curriculums

    Does anyone have a list of the medical schools currently offering condensed preclinical curriculums? Preferably only 1 year preclinical curriculums? And does anyone know how long these schools have had these types of curriculums? Were they established recently or further back? Are they reliable...
  3. Y

    Is this an efficient way to study for my surgery rotation?

    Hello, So here's my situation at the moment: I'm currently on my surgery rotation in medical school and I have to study a big textbook in the next 6 weeks (when my evaluation is scheduled) while I also have to answer questions daily on the wards about anything my tutor wants that day (I can be...
  4. C

    Hard time during Third year help

    Hi guys, I need some help. I'm a new third year on psych consult service. I was asked to preform an observed H&P with an attending on a patient s/p suicide attempt and was super nervous as I've never talked to someone about this sort of thing before. I asked all the residents for their advice...
  5. D

    HELP: Current DPT student that wants to go to medical school.

    Hello all, I am currently going through a miniature crisis. I just completed my first year of DPT school and to be honest, I am underwhelmed. I want to do more, I want to be responsible for more, I want to be challenged more. I always had the thought of being a physician in the back of my...
  6. A

    Giving up medical school because of mental illness?

    I am a 4th year med student. Recently diagnosed with Bordeline personality disorder. I am depressed too. At the moment I am using antidepressants and receiving medical attention and believe I can finish medscholl. I am at the top 5%in my class. I am smart..But seriously considering if I can be a...
  7. M

    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!
  8. M

    Is it possible to study for the MCAT and DAT at the same time?

    Hi everyone. I purchased DAT Bootcamp a while ago and have been studying to take the dat. I wanted to know if the topics in bio and chem and Ochem will be the same for the MCAT. I know the dat has different topics like PAT and Calc and Stats and the MCAT has physics and Biochem, but let me know...
  9. Grimjow

    Azerbaijan or Turkey for med school

    Hello everyone I am a first-year medical student in Azerbaijan and I want to practice medicine in the US. However it worries me that I won't be able to build a necessary "foundation" let's say to do well on Step1. Do you guys think studying in Turkey instead would alleviate that? Is the turkish...
  10. C

    Chance me!

    hmu if you're down to chance me for medschool and ill give you my stats! thanks :D
  11. D

    Community College Coursework

    Basically, I’m already enrolled and have spent a year in a 4-year college. Unfortunately I dropped my gen bio last semester due to certain circumstances. Anyways I’m planning on taking gen bio at a community college next semseter while still taking all my other science courses at my regular...
  12. DrPotatoHead

    EMT Certification- should I do it?

    Hello all I am planning on getting EMT certified my freshman year of college by taking night classes at a local community college along with my undergrad studies. I've shadowed doctors in high school, primarily senior year, and most have said that this sounds like a fantastic idea...
  13. M

    personal statement help!

    hi! i just made an sdn account because i'm kinda desperate for some personal statement help! i have professors who are willing to help but i'm not really happy with where it is yet. i have been struggling for a while so would really appreciate any sort of feedback. happy to swap and read over...
  14. M

    The best way to prepare for the new MCAT (even though I do not have a strong foundation)

    Hey everyone! Whats the best way to study and prepare for the new MCAT? I do not have a very strong foundation in any of the sciences because I am a nontraditional student and took most of the classes a few years ago at a community college. I am not sure where to start.. Kaplan, Exam Krackers...
  15. M

    Chances?

    So I had a undergrad cGPA 2.9, sGPA 2.319, but I am currently in SMP with a 3.6 GPA; still continuing in SMP for 1 year. I will probably be re-taking Orgo I and II for 3rd time at university as a non-matriculated student since I had passed with Ds in undergrad. Also, I still have to take MCAT...
  16. H

    Current active duty Officer thinking about medschool

    So long story short, I am currently an Air Force officer with a BS degree in Behavioral Science -- Human Factors from a military academy. I always had a feeling I would end up wanting to become a doctor and unfortunately didn't decide until just recently. With that said, I need to take some...
  17. T

    What are my chances for med school?

    3.95 gpa Neuroscience and Molecular and Cell biology major at University of Arizona. 508 on MCAT 126 c/p 127 cars 128 bio/biochem 127 psych soc I also am a texas resident and my dad went to Tulane for med school, so I get an interview. Should I retake the mcat? thoughts?
  18. TaintedCactus

    My University isn't letting me advance in math or science

    My college, University of California, Riverside, won't let me advance in math courses because I'm an Anthropology Major and it's not required. I can't because of this even advance into science courses (bio, chem, ochem, physics, etc.) and this really messes up my dreams of attending medical...
  19. wizarddoc2213

    Temple (St. Luke's) vs. USF Morsani (SELECT)

    Hi Everyone! Does anyone care to share any insight on these two programs, which one may have an advantage over the other, and/or personal experiences? I'm a PA resident, so Temple (St.Luke's program will be slightly cheaper, especially with the St. Luke's 10k scholarship). For Temple's program...
  20. C

    More W' or what

    Currently doing horrible in Bio and Bio Lab. Highest I can get in Bio Lab is a C+ and that's if I get a perfect. Doing horrible in Bio right now. What should I do? Already have one W over the summer with Orgo. Going through some personal family issues. Advice? I wasn't gonna drop Bio Lab... Help?
  21. R

    MD & DO give it to me straight

    Hi! I am a first semester junior at a really good university. My freshman year first semester I was stupid and took calc 3 when I couldnt handle it and got an F. Since then I have not received below a B in any premed class and one B- in a class for my major. I am doing well on the MCAT practice...
  22. M

    MCAT Spring 2018

    Hello Everyone, I wanted to create a feed for those of us who are/will be preparing to take their MCAT in Spring of 2018. I was hoping we could possibly exchange ideas on study plans, materials that will be used to study, etc.
  23. N

    30 yr old Nursing Home Administrator going to Med School...

    Hey Everyone, here we go. Would love some advice / encouragement on this. On the verge of making a massive change here at 30 years old. Since graduating college at the age of 21, I dove straight into the business world after graduating with a Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration with a...
  24. S

    AAMC FL2 Question for Biological Sciences (HELP!!)

    Hey guys! I'm currently stuck on this question that I posted below. How can you analyze the "rate" of histone acetylation by western blot? From my knowledge, I thought Western blot just shows you whether the protein is there or not and the relative amounts (compared to control). Why...
  25. S

    Letters of Recommendation

    Hey everyone! I'm currently stuck regarding who I should pick to be my letter of recommendation. I'm applying to only Canadian Medschools (I live in Canada). Here are my options: 1. Research (did research for 3 years at a hospital and got 3 publications) 2. Science professor that I know very...
  26. I

    MCAT Crisis: In over my head?

    Hello guys, so I wanted to get some advice on a difficult situation I have found myself in. I graduated this last year with my bio degree with the hope of taking my MCAT at the end of the summer after full-time studying to get it over with before taking my 2 gap years. I had a lot of hope after...
  27. S

    Am I too old to become a doctor?

    I am 24, I will be 25 this coming September. Medicine and ballet have always been my top things. I'm alone in the world now after helping my mother battle lupus, but she died last year. I endured a very abusive household that didn't allow for me to study the way I wish I would've been able to...
  28. AcornFactory

    Most med schools don't require calculus anymore, right?

    I'm not majorly concerned about any of the other med school prerequisites....but calculus scares the **** out of me. I've successfully avoided math entirely unto this point. Now I'm in an algebra class, and that's fine, I'm getting an A; but I honestly think that I'm not capable of going up to...
  29. thenor

    Does sociology count as a non-science for letters of recommendation for med school?

    Hi Everyone, I developed a great relationship with my Intro to Sociology prof, and she enthusiastically agreed to writing me a LOR. Does sociology count as a non-science? I understand that it's a social science course. But we didn't do any actual typical "science" stuff in the class. It felt...
  30. C

    Harvard Extension School Online Courses for med school

    Does anyone know how online courses from Harvard Extension school are viewed for med school? I am looking at taking some courses through HE as refreshers so to speak. I already have the pre reqs for med school, but it has been a few years since I have taken them. I wasn't originally intending on...
  31. C

    ACS Final Exam?

    I will be taking the ACS final exam for General Chemistry I and II. I was wondering what you all thought of it? It's a large chunk of my grade and I'm really scared about it. I was wondering what I could do to best prepare for it? I have ordered the book and plan to study for it nonstop. How did...
  32. Polycherry

    Clinical clerkships/postings. Are they well organized in your med school?

    Hey guys! I was wondering how clinical postings are elsewhere. In our med school, it's too casual and no one gives a damn. 2 guys (the gunners sorts) workup a case, post on the group before class starts and everyone manages to turn up before the proff walks in. There is no dearth of clinical...
  33. wizarddoc2213

    What are my chances?! (3.65/511)

    Hi Everyone! Thanks in advance for all the help. I am narrowing down my list of schools, and I am looking for feedback (what schools to add, remove, etc. based on my stats). 3.65cGPA/3.6sGPA (Biology major with chemistry minor, GPA will most likely increase by the time I apply in June) MCAT=...
  34. R

    Italy MedSchool Admission Suggestion and Help

    Hello everyone, I am a high school graduate from Turkey. This year, I will apply to one of the medicine courses in English in one of the Italian Universities. (I will take IMAT) Do you think those med-schools in Italy are considered to be good and have a good reputation in Europe? I am...
  35. P

    Academics: WVSOM v VCOM

    How does the education at VCOM-Va compare to that at WVSOM? Aside from determining the right fit based on location and overall environment, I'm trying to see which school offers the best curriculum, rotations and resources. Any advice is appreciated!
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    HELP Bad Freshman Year what are my chances for Med School?

    Hi everyone! I needed to get some advice and opinions on what I should do to fix my GPA at this point I had a terrible freshman year, I'm not going to add fluff, I just didn't study and I did not take the transition from high school to college well. I got a D in gen chem 2 and retook it the...
  37. Polycherry

    Lectures in med school - whiteboards or ppts?

    I'm from India and at our place, lectures are the main stay of teaching. Although sometimes we have smaller groups, problem based learning, case discussions and practicals. Lectures form a major chunk of it and unlike the rest I just mentioned, are highly monotonous, one sided and sleep...
  38. rs_med_student

    USMLE Katzung vs Lippincott Review

    i have been surfing dem internet forums and its clear that these two books are the bestsellers and the ones with the most popularity. leaving cards aside...i want a book for my MS2 pharma class which one should it be? what are the differences? (btw..assume that its the last edition for both...
  39. J

    highschool vs. college

    I keep reading everywhere that what you do in high school doesnt really matter.... in a sense yes it doesnt because you can start fresh in college... however I cant wrap my head around the fact tht if someone struggled in high school... where easier things are taught how will they succeed in...