I'm a non-trad student living in Wisconsin, which is my current state of residence. I'm from California originally and would like to move back. From looking at the regulations, I believe as long as I've moved back more than 1 year before classes start I should be fine for in-state tuition...
I'm about 6 years post-bacc and decided to apply to only MD schools after receiving my 514 MCAT, which I'm now worried was a mistake. I'm a bit non-traditional and was previously pre-PA before deciding I had it in me to pursue medical school in full.
cGPA 3.38 (post-bacc cGPA 3.7), cBCPM 3.36...
Hello everyone! So I really need help in starting over or completing my pre-med undergrad degree and I'm TOTALLY lost as to where and how to start. A little about me before I let the questions pour our.
So I'm a 27 year old woman, wife and mom to 3 beautiful kids (aged 6,4, and almost 2). Due...
Hope everyone is having a great day! I am creating a study plan for my MCATs and wanted to know your thoughts. I am looking to take the MCATs in 6 months. I am coming from a non-traditional background (Undergrad and Masters in Econ, business) and I last studied science courses in...
Brief intro: I am 28 yo (to be 30 when applying - 2023 cycle), having almost wrapped up my first semester of pre-reqs. Relevant biographical information:
Took an "extended leave of absence" from my PhD in epidemiology b/c of several converging interests and working in a clinic as part of my...
Hi guys just posting to try and get some incite from anyone willing!
Quick facts about me: 22 yrs old, white ,male, Psych major undergrad.
So I am currently what my shadowed family medicine doc likes to call Pre-pre-med :laugh: as I have not yet taken any pre-med courses.
I am going into my...
I'm a non-trad student who needs basically all of the biology pre-reqs (list below). I'd like to take as many as possible at community colleges if possible to save on cost. Some classes are at most community colleges, like anatomy and physiology or intro to biology. Others are much less common...
I primarily would like to know if I look like a competitive applicant (at least on paper) and if there are any revisions I should make to my school list. Thank you!
I guess I will use the format from the Description page:
cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS
cGPA is a 3.64 and sGPA is a 3.98...
Quick question for you guys: I have two solid letters of recommendation, one from over a year-long research internship and the other from the director of a charity that I've been at for over five years. However, I just realized (my fault, I know) that I'm required to have...
Do we have an underdawgs thread for 2018-2019 yet?! Non-trad here, and I’ve been ready to get on board since 2015 and my application cycle is finally HERE. You guys have been an inspiration to many.
Good luck to everyone applying!
Hi! I'm a non-trad who'd really appreciate SDNers' feedback on what schools I have a chance at/where to improve as I have a few years before I apply. Please note that some of these stats are anticipated. Thank you!
MCAT: 515 (Higher CARS / lower CPFBS)
State of residence: CA...
I have a 3.4 from a top 10 University with a Public Health major. After working at a company for a while, I decided to go plan toward nursing school and spent 2 years working part-time while taking community college classes in physiology, nutrition, and some fun classes.
I volunteered at a...
To spare you the vague cliches of why I'm choosing to go into medicine at 24 years old, I'll just simply ask for some advice.
Long story short: I'm attending college online (yes, from a great, regionally accredited university) and I know prerequisites being done online is a no-no for a lot of...
I’ve just recently started my undergrad at Arizona State University for Biological Sciences. The only concern is it’s an online degree, but the prerequisite classes that require a lab are on campus. I live in Georgia, so as an example: Organic Chemistry’s lecture portion is taught online. I’ll...
My first freshman year was embarrassingly awful, I was irresponsible and partied way too hard. During the second semester I decided I was going to enlist because i saw what I was becoming and needed some discipline.
I enlisted, served for 5 years, and separated with an...
I don't know if I fall into "nontraditional" yet, but I think this forum might be best suited to my question. Ive been accepted this cycle, finally, but I'm my late 20's and haven't had a class in 6 years. I applied to medical school 2 years out of undergrad and it took me 4 tries to gain entry...
26 year old nontraditional student here. Graduated from a 4 year university back in 2013 with a double major in Economics and International Business. After graduating I played professional soccer for a couple years. Unfortunately that got cut short due to injuries. I now own my own...
I'm 27 years old and am strongly considering changing careers.
I am currently a chemical engineer. I am very good at my job, and could be successful, but at the end of every day I find myself wondering "why?" What's the point? Anytime I am successful it solely benefits the CEO and VPs. I am at...
I've been extremely lucky enough to be accepted to a top 1-year post-bac program with linkage opportunities.
For a variety of reasons, I followed a different track in life, and am currently seeing success in the business world. I'm comfortable financially and happy in my role. Though...
Hi there fellow non-trads!
With 4th year being very relaxing atm, I thought I would come back here to the thread and offer to answer any questions that you may have, regarding the whole journey from undergrad to almost graduating med school. Fire away and I'll do my best to answer your...
I'm a non-traditional applicant currently working full-time in a non-medical field. I've been having trouble finding doctor's offices or clinics in the DMV area that are open to non-student volunteers who are only available during non-business hours (anytime other than 9am-6pm on...
I'm just starting out in my quest to pursue medical school and I'm looking for advice/WAMC, hoping you all might be able to point out some things I'm overlooking or not aware that I need. Encouragement is also welcome!
Let it be known that I've thought/prayed/labored/sweated long...
I am looking for feedback from students with direct experience with the Rice Class III Continuing Studies post-bacc program, particularly as a means of performing a career change to M.D. I have heard it said that '1/4 of Rice graduates attend Baylor,' yet, I have also heard it...
I am a non-trad graduated 7 yrs ago. My plan was to apply a few low-tier MD schools and broadly to all DO schools.
I have my apps (DO and MD) ready, but I am still working on polishing my PS until the MCAT score come back next week. Why so late? cause I wanted to focus on studying...
This is my first time posting here, so I apologize in advance for inevitably sounding ignorant. This might turn out to be a novel-length rant, but I would greatly appreciate any unbiased input I can get from anyone who has enough time to kill reading it.
I am currently teaching first grade at...
cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS
cGPA = 3.88 / sGPA = 3.85 / nsGPA = 3.90
MCAT score(s) and breakdown
First attempt (Jan 2017): 513 (130/126/128/129) 90th percentile
State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US)
Ethnicity and/or race
Here are the stats. (reapplicant)
cGPA – 3.71
sGPA – 3.43
Research (animal behavior) -- ~1200hours
Hospital volunteer -- ~90hrs
Worked in student activities at honors college -- ~1400hrs
List of undergrad honors and awards
So I'll still have around 2-3 courses to take after I graduate (started pre-med coursework late). I'm aiming to take two gap years so I'd take the courses in my first gap year, take the MCAT early that spring, and apply during the second gap year. I'd really like to pursue a research position...
I just finished all of my pre-reqs and have started preparing for MCAT and application. What do non-trad students put on their applications under awards and activities? As an undergrad I was in many clubs and organizations, but currently I spend most of my time adulting. How can I impress the...
I just graduated (summa cum laude) with my BA in anthropology/minor in biology and will be starting an MPH program this fall. I'm still considering going to medical school in the future but didnt complete all the required pre-reqs during undergrad. What I'm wondering is if it would be...
I've been a longtime lurker ... finally posting. My big career leap idea started when I turned 30 (perhaps a few years before that, too) ... I had, for years, been in the business world and finally listened to that little voice in my head that said: "no, you belong in medicine!"...
For non-traditional students who feel they could use some inspiration, get to know Dr Frank Clark, MD. Dr Clark failed his first year of medical school and the USMLE Step 1 Medical Board Exam.
Lesson is resilience when this physician goes back to school
APR 18, 2017
Frank Clark, MD...
under represented minorities
MCAT: 33 (late 2014, going to retake June 17th as some schools require the new one)
cGPA 3.83 (both s&c, undergrad), majored in Physics
Graduate GPA : 3.5 - 3.7 at Hopkins' Biomedical Engineering Masters program
I'm finishing courses this year and doing a reasearch thesis on intravital imaging...
Undergraduate: 3.61c GPA, 3.38sGPA @ Washington State Univ.
Vet School: 3.3c GPA, 3.08sGPA @ University of Pennsylvania graduated 2011
508 MCAT: 124 CPBS , 129 CARS, 127 Bio, 128 Psych/Social
State: SD, but strong ties to PA
I applied narrowly to 3 schools, all late in the cycle (Sep/Oct) since...