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  1. H

    SMP Vs PostBac Vs Work (research or MA)-Help me decide please

    Hello, I am really conflicted about what I should do. For context, I will be graduating in May with a BS degree. I go to a liberal arts school which is considered a "mini IV" because of how hard it is. I got a low gpa for various reasons, but I take the full blame for it. Once I realized my...
  2. Boomer7200

    3.3 GPA Freshman year

    Hey guys, so most likely I'm going to end up with a 3.3-3.4 GPA for freshman year. I started off really bad with not really studying, and the second semester I stepped it up. I've taken Bio 1 and currently taking molecular genetics and have taken both gen chem 1 and 2. Calculus 1 and 2 I've...
  3. S

    overwhelmed with secondaries.. need advice

    Hello all! I am currently very overwhelmed with secondaries as I feel like I have no idea what to write about. That's why I came here to get your advice on some secondary essay prompts. Challenge essays: when I was little, we won the green card lottery. Thus, my dad moved to the US when I was...
  4. T

    WAMC - My first post

    Hey guys this is my first post... not really sure if I'm supposed to be as detailed as I'm going to be but here goes nothing haha I am a White, Male from Rhode Island. I am a Chemistry major at a small private school in New England, my cGPA is 3.88 and my sGPA is 3.85. My MCAT was a bit...
  5. T

    Climbing a mountain with no gear, I could use some guidance!

    So I have a really tough road ahead. I graduated with a BS Kinesiology in 2012. cGPA: 2.68 But I retook some classes at a community college and got B’s (chems and physics) but gpa in community college is a 3.0. I then went to vocational school to become an X-ray tech and hated it the...
  6. S

    What should I do a Masters in (pre-med Forum)

    Hey Everyone! It's been a long time, hope you are all doing well. I wrote a forum on the nontraditional section, but go no response as of today, so I thought that I might try writing one on this forum, since, from my personal opinion, a lot of pre-meds know much more about the process. I am...
  7. M

    I Don't Know if I Have What it Takes

    I'm a high school student and I start applying for colleges this summer. I'm so scared because I've been reading about GPA deflations at my dream school, Johns Hopkins. Granted, statistically, I most likely won't get in, but it's got me thinking about whether I should really go through with...
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    Hey guys, Sugar Plum here, I need your advice; and before you comment on my title hear me out lol. So I am graduating in may, with a degree that has basically nothing to do with pre-medical/medical schools, well not as much. Anyways, I go to a university which has 4 campuses, and 1 of them...
  9. R

    DO 3.2cGPA (upward trend?), No MCAT, senior taking gap year

    Hello, White male Undergrad at Missouri State University Cell and Molecular Biology senior graduating in May. Graduated in 3.5 semesters and due to hand injuries I couldn't take the MCAT last spring. I went through courses too quickly, worked 40+ hours a week and never could figure out how...
  10. A

    PNWU vs Western Comp NW

    I've already been accepted to PNWU, but also have an interview at Western in a month. I am having a difficult time deciding which school I would go to and which one would set me up with better residency choices. I know Western seems to be a more established school but the Oregon campus is fairly...
  11. H

    Please help! VCOM-auburn vs KCU- joplin vs ATSU KCOM

    I'm struggling with this decision. I've been accepted to all three and having a hard time figuring which is best. Background info: I have a husband and 2 year old son. Husband will need a job, we have to find a daycare for our son, and a house to rent. Moving from a metropolitan area with access...
  12. persistentone

    USMLE Failed all USMLE steps once! need advice.

    Hi Everyone! Maybe this sounds bizarre, but I have failed all steps once! and still want to try unless I have zero chance to match! I am a US citizen now, FMG, graduated in 2008-2009. Do have research and poster background in neuroscience and neurology. I need honest advice and comment on...
  13. K

    MD & DO What Should I Do?

    Hey everyone, I messed up with my undergrad GPA (2.9). I was not considering pursuing medical school at that time. My GPA was on an upswing though as my last 60 units have a GPA of 3.5. I completed a post bacc program for Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS), and I obtained an ASCP certified...
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    Re-apply this cycle? Any Advice?

    I have applied once before without much preparation by getting caught up in the flow of traditional application time frame my Junior year. Now after graduation I have a cGPA 3.27 with gradual upward trend and 2015 MCAT score of 495 (C124/CA123/B124/PS124). Should I try re-applying for this...
  15. Funyuns223

    Feeling Stuck

    My whole life I have wanted to become a doctor. It's been my lifelong goal, my family knows it's what I want to become, and I've never even considered anything different. The thing is now I kind of am. I took a gap year between high school and college (didn't do anything meaningful there, just...
  16. jpaulmakeyafall

    Please help. Not sure if I started off too poorly. Need advice!

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice. I knew I wanted to be a physician for a while, and I go to the 4th best community college in the country and they still have terrible health advisors that never told me how important A's and GPA were to getting into med school. Ive done some research and...
  17. bunnybutt3000

    Need Biochemistry Course (after graduating)

    Hey! I found out only too late that the biochemistry course I took in my undergrad doesn't count toward KCUMB's 3 semester hour biochemistry requirement. I looked at 2 community colleges near me and neither seem to offer it, and applying to the local university would cost nearly 1,000$ for just...
  18. T

    Dropping Organic Chem 2

    Hey all, I am very hesitant to drop my organic chem 2 lecture however I feel like I need to because I am doing poorly in it. The whole class is actually not doing well partly due to a new professor who has a different style of teaching. Long story, short: his exams are extremely tough. I go to a...
  19. T

    Dropping Organic Chemistry

    Hey all, I am very hesitant to drop my organic chem 2 lecture however I feel like I need to because I am doing poorly in it. The whole class is actually not doing well partly due to a new professor who has a different style of teaching. Long story, short: his exams are extremely tough. I go to a...
  20. M

    I am hard on myself so I've got to ask (:

    Hey all! I recently took my DAT and I wanted to know your opinion about my bio score and it affecting my chances. I know my AA score is technically fine, but I wanted to do better (overall, not just in bio) so I am a little bummed. I felt like I could do better overall going in, but I know I am...
  21. F

    Just took DAT, need some advice on what to do next.

    Hey guys, I just took my DAT today and scored a TS 18 AA 19. I bombed the PAT/QR (13 and 14) and got scored Bio 18 GC 17 OC 21 RC 26 I'm leaning towards taking the DAT again to score way higher on PAT/QR which I admittedly did bad on because I barely looked at it and obviously need to bump...
  22. P

    need help!

    female, 50 yo, tiredness and pain in the RUQ. jaundice.
  23. W

    Average GPA, Need Some Advice

    Hi All, Well I've been wandering around here for quite some time, (mainly late night searching GPA/MCAT averages and otherwise stressing myself out), but I've never posted, so if I make some mistakes, please feel free to let me know. I'm in my second year of college and could use a little...
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    PhD/PsyD Complete newbie on a Psyd program hunt, help needed!

    Hello members of the SDN community! I have been doing a lot of searches and read up on various posts from many knowledgable experts here, but I decided in order to more accurate information it would be best to share my own circumstances. Please help in any way you can with tips/advice/personal...
  25. A

    Medical school vs graduate school decision

    I am an almost graduated senior with a bs in biology and psychology trying to decide between medical school for psychiatry (possibly child and adolescent) or grad school for clinical psychology. If grad school, I would prefer the psyD route since I'm more interested in clinical practice than...
  26. O

    Out of med school need help

    I completed med school in india. I had a few back logs does it have any effect on getting into residency.or do they only check the usmle step scores.I got 232 in my step 1
  27. M

    Can I still get into Med school? Bad freshman undergrad year.

    I am taking classes at a local community until I can transfer to a state or UC school. My freshman year I went to college having no idea what I wanted to do with my life, so I decided to major in business. I absolutely hated the idea of it and could not see myself pursuing a career in business...