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  1. Vetob

    Veterinarian dreaming to go to US/canadian med school

    Hi, I am currently a final year vet student from south Asia. In the next 3 years, I will get a license to practice in North America (DVM) after passing a lot of difficult exams. However, I do not want to pursue vet med as it is not my passion and I studied it due to family pressure. I want to go...
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    In 2021, is undergrad GPA still weighted more than graduate GPA for non-trad?

    Hello, I have been out of undergrad for two years working FT as a clinical research assistant, and recently PT as a vaccination assistant at the mass vaccination sites in my state. I am currently getting my EMT license to work FT on an ambualnce, while dropping back to PT at the hospital. The...
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    Non-traditional WAMC MD and DO

    So I am applying to both MD and DO schools this cycle. I am a non-traditional student who graduated in 2014, worked a few years, then did a post-bac in 2017-2019. cGPA: 3.2 Post Bac GPA 3.93 (all science classes) sGPA: 3.75 (post bac+undergrad) Note: I know my cGPA is a bit low, but I am...
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    Summer course needed for older non-traditional applicant?

    Hi everyone - I’m a 40 year-old non-trad in the middle of a DIY post-bacc. As an undergrad 20 years ago, I majored in neuroscience and took most of the premed courses, but my sGPA was a less-than-stellar 3.31 at a top 5 liberal arts college. Based on past advice of SDN and others, I’m in the...
  5. alexl123

    Retaking classes in post-bacc

    I am in post-bacc at CSUEB and I am almost finished but my advisor recommended I take some more chemistry classes before I graduate. She recommended Biochemistry II so I registered but after our first day of class I realized its very similar to a class I took in undergraduate that was on...
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    Any Non-traditional 40+ just beginning to study for MCAT?

    Hi, Looking to network with other non traditional students just beginning their med school journey. Hoping to form a group where we choose a topic, study and then teach/share to reinforce. Planning on taking the MCAT next year. Best wishes everyone and stay safe!
  7. DocZen1

    Non-Traditional PhD to MD Applicant

    Hi everyone. I am a non-traditional 2020-2021 applicant and just wanted some advice. I will be defending my thesis for my Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, hopefully, Spring/Summer of 2021. I figured out I wanted to do medicine during my graduate career through some of my volunteer/life...
  8. S

    Where do I go from here? (Current graduate student with low undergrad/science GPA and not much better current GPA)

    Hi everyone, I'm feeling a little lost and am looking for some advice. I graduated in 2018 with a very low science GPA (3.06) and a low cumulative GPA (3.44). I'm now in my second-to-last quarter of an M.S., where my cumulative GPA is currently 3.47, and I'm starting to study for the MCAT...
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    Two B.S. degree's, applying this cycle, advice needed!

    Hello! I'm a non traditional student applying to Medical Schools this cycle. I first recieved a B.S. in Psych 2019 with a 3.8 GPA. After realizing I wanted to pursue medicine, also realized I would need to take pre-med reqs. Decided to transfer my entire degree over to another university and...
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    Extracurriculars as Non-Traditional

    What is everyone doing for extracurriculars as a non-traditional applicant? I'd love to quit my job, and focus 100% of my time of developing EC's for my application, but that's not feasible as I still need health insurance, money for bills, etc. I currently volunteer at a hospital, and am...
  12. M

    Pre-med with a foreign degree

    Hello, I am a 30-year-old mom with two children. As a non-traditional pre-med student, I have found a lot of helpful information and inspirational stories here. However, I have not yet found someone with a foreign degree pursuing a medical career in the U.S. I have a bachelor's degree in...
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    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...
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    Non-Traditional Applicant Letters of Recommendation

    I am a non-traditional re-applicant (graduated from Masters program in Dec. 2017) gearing up for the 2019 application cycle. I feel like I have a strong grasp on everything but recommendation letters. Since I have been out of school and therefore out of touch with professors for over a year I'm...
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