non-trad applicant

  1. MaesterDean

    Mentioning Last Cycle in Personal Statement

    Hi all - First time starting a thread, so I'm sorry if this has been tackled elsewhere. I applied to 20 MD programs during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, attended 4 interviews, was placed on one wait-list, but received no acceptances. After graduating I took a position in research which I have...
  2. M

    Question on Non-Traditional Application dream as a soon to be Software Engineer

    Hi guys. I'm a current Comp sci major in college who is going to graduate with a job in NYC. Ever since I was a senior in HS I have always thought about medical school and recently realized (especially with the coronavirus) that this is something I really want to do. I've thought about the pros...
  3. K

    Bad GPA - decent post bacc

    Ok guys I’m finally going to post... I’ve been lurking for a while but recently made an account. I am a Texas resident who attended a public Texas school. I graduated with a PRETTY bad gpa, 2.6 in Biology. I honestly don’t even know what my science GPA is. My initial goal when graduating...
  4. B

    Coursera Cetificate vs. Online College Credit

    Hey guys! Just wanted to get some insight from you all. I would like to go to med school in a few years. I already took my pre-med classes during my undergrad, but my science GPA (3.2) was not the best, since I took all of those during the last two years of my aerospace engineering degree. My...
  5. 9

    MD Non-trad: Tell me how I will do!

    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...
  6. P

    Adding schools late in the cycle

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  7. sushi18

    Is it okay to take one of your OChem Labs during the cycle you're applying?

    Hi there, I'm a non-trad and thinking I might have to move my OChem 2 lab to the summer when I'm applying a few years from now. Given that I'd have taken all my other labs at that point (including OChem 1 lab) and have all my other prereqs done, would it be seen poorly for me to do that? It's...
  8. Coldwater_Adler

    Father of two, with one having Trisomy 13

    Hello everyone, Please take the time to read this fairly long post so you can understand my situation and offer any encouraging tidbits or advice about how to make medical school a possibility for my future. I found this forum at a difficult time and it has proven to be quite encouraging for...
  9. sushi18

    MD 3.8 GPA / 515 MCAT / Non-Trad ORM

    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! cGPA/sGPA: 3.8/3.67 MCAT: 515 (Higher CARS / lower CPFBS) State of residence: CA...
  10. H

    Post-bac Plan - Non-trad next steps

    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...
  11. T

    GeorgeSquared Advanced Biomedical Sciences (ABS)

    Hi all! I just graduated from the GeorgeSquared Advanced Biomedical Sciences program in May 2018. Please feel welcome to post any questions you may have. I would love to share my insight and be as transparent as possible, since I too was in your shoes searching on SDN last year. If you have any...
  12. E

    31 yo, third time non-trad applicant with great grades and MCAT - questions about PS and interviews

    Hi guys, So I'm finding myself applying to med school for the third time. My main question has to do with the personal statement, but any additional advice people could offer would be greatly appreciated. In regards to the PS, should I acknowledge/account for the fact I'm applying for the...
  13. N

    Chances for MD

    Hello all! I am a re-applicant this coming cycle and I wondered if you could give me an assessment of my chances for getting into an MD school and which schools you would recommend I shoot for. I will graduate with my MS in Biotechnology in an intensive 1 year program made of many pre-meds like...
  14. W

    2018-2019 DO non-traditional applicant

    I am a non-traditional Texas resident looking to apply in the 2018-2019 cycle. I graduated in 2016 with a cGPA 3.2 and a sGPA 2.96, no strong increasing or decreasing trends. Since graduating I did a summer of full time research in HIV a Texas Tech Health Science Center in EL Paso Texas. I have...
  15. R

    Mental Health Red Flags?

    My teenage/young adult years are riddled with problems due to my past alcohol abuse. While I have no charges, I've been arrested three times. One arrest could expunged, the other arrest was a temporary detention order and the third was drunk in public/resisting arrest. The arrest I worry about...
  16. wolfnscale

    How to prevent running out of steam? (PostBaccs/NonTrads)

    Howdy SDN! Here's a question for my fellow non-traditional pre-meds: how do we NOT run out of steam? I'm a non-trad. I have a BS, an MS, and I'm currently in a Post-Bacc program. Each of these programs I've done back to back, without summers or breaks (my longest break was my first winter...
  17. O

    PA to MD application chances

    Hello everyone! First time posting, but long time reading ;) Non traditional applicant for next year (2018-2019), trying to gauge if I can make changes to my application and be more competitive. The story: 27yo, married, no kids, graduated PA school x2 years ago started working CT surgery...
  18. DrStephenStrange

    MD & DO What are my chances in MD, DO or top Caribbean Med school this cycle???

    Hello any Pre-Med students, current and future medical school Applicants, (This is my first post so don't take it too hard on me) I took a big risk this application cycle and applied anyway to MD and DO schools that I think I have at least 5% chance of getting in. I am originally from Haiti...
  19. foxsocks

    Just starting out RN to MD

    Hey guys! 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...
  20. U

    MCAT preparation plan for the risk-averse (feeling doubt)

    Thanks in advance for any input. This post may initially come off as a bit self-involved, but that is just to provide context for a little-articulated issue that I suspect effects many (often extremely successful) pre-med students. In particular, I refer to those students whose approach as...
  21. flyboy3

    Question about Military Coursework Designations

    So I was in the military before entering a four year college. I received college credit for the training I had throughout the four years, and this credit is shown on a transcript. There was however no term designated for when I received these credits, but they all transferred to my 4 year...
  22. ladygatorfl

    Do I need Recent Research?

    Hi all, longtime lurker and figured this would be the best spot for this question. I am a non-trad, BS in Mech and Aero Engineering 2005, MS in Aero Engineering 2007 that included research for 2.5 years and a thesis. I have been working in Aerospace Engineering since and I am planning on...
  23. S

    MD/PhD Hopeful Seeking School Advice

    First of all, thanks for taking the time to check out my post, I appreciate it. Tl;dr: Masters Degree with 2 first author papers, one co-first in review, and a middle author. 3.69 uGPA and a 515 MCAT. Interested in MSTP programs but not sure how high up the rankings I should reach. If you...
  24. O

    Career Changer needs your advice

    Hi everyone, I am 25 years old and working as a construction engineer for a general contractor in Califonia. After working for more than two years in the industry, I have realised I don't want to do it for the rest of my life. I want to switch career and pursue my dentist dream so I want to...
  25. D

    Introductions - 27 y/o living abroad

    Hi all, I thought an introduction might be in order. I'm preparing to make a big life change, during and after which StudentDoctor will play some role. So, hello. About Me: I signed up for StudentDoctor before moving out of the US two years ago. At the time I was working for a Healthcare IT...
  26. DoctorMeowMD

    Non-Traditional Experience - Can I Make It?

    There are so many nontrads out there with incredibly unique experiences. I've been reading many posts on this forum and finally decided it was time to share my experience and ask for a little advice. I have been in the Veterinary field for 8 years now, but have wanted to be a physician since I...
  27. A

    Non-traditional and confused as hell

    Hello all, This is the first time I've ever posted on here so lets see how this goes. I recently graduated from a four year university (Boston University) with a major in International Relations. I started pre-med but was convinced by some friends that I wanted something easier (typical first...
  28. Doctor_Beez

    Personal Statement as a Paramedic

    Hello all, I've been a lurker here for a while now but this is my first post. I've been drafting my personal statement letter for some time and I've hit a wall. A little background information is necessary before I go further. I've had a career in emergency medical services for 6 years now, 5...
  29. N

    Tufts MBS or NYIT-Arkansas new DO school

    I am currently on the waitlist for NYIT-Arkansas Campus and have been accepted to Tufts MBS Program. It is a completely NEW DO school. It would be the first class ever. So there are no stats on anything. Tufts is a well known SMP program. NYIT- Arkansas: Pro: US DO school Cons: In Arkansas...
  30. M

    commit or quit ?? is 27 TOO OLD to begin medical school ??

    Hi! I have some data for you: ACADEMIC Pre-med in undergrad, Psych degree (2009-2013) <- calling schools and checking whether pre-reqs expire 3.7 sci GPA, 3.8 non-sci GPA I am taking the MCAT in August (took the old version in 2014 and received 29~ 8 PS, 10 BS, 11 V) If I get a competitive...
  31. M

    question for medical students in their late 20s

    Hello! I was pre-med during my undergraduate studies (2009-2013) and I graduated with a degree in Psychology (science GPA ~3.7, non-science GPA ~3.8). I am taking the MCAT this August. I was initially going to apply this cycle but I won't have enough time to prepare for the June MCAT exam...
  32. M

    HELP! Need Advice On Path to Med School

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on shaping my path to med school. I am currently finishing up my 3rd year in college. I was a music major for 2 out of the 3 years at one of the best music schools in the country and realized that I REALLY did not want to have to make music...
  33. D

    Not sure if I should even be posting in here yet...

    So, I have another thread here about being a non-trad student. I haven't taken the MCAT, yet, so sorry if this is wasting anyone's time. I am looking at trying to apply in 2018. I expect to have 300+ clinical volunteer hours minimum by that time, 300+ minimum non-clinical volunteer hours. I had...
  34. D

    Non-trad Students for 2023

    So, I've been browsing this forum for a bit. I've looked around trying to find things that specifically fit my thing here (including the group of lawyers trying to go in 2022), but there's so much from years ago- and recent stuff that I feel too different from- that I decided to just start a new...
  35. F

    HELP! Chances of Getting In to DO school

    Hello All, I know this topic has been beaten down by every other premed out here, but its driving me nuts and I have to get some opinions. I really want to apply DO in the 2016 cycle but I am not sure if it would be worth it given my stats. Of course, the other option would be Carib, but I...