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  1. M

    Non Trad WAMC?

    Hi WAMC? I graduated with a BS in Biomedical Engineering in 2017. GPA: 3.13 (fumbled freshman year but made deans list last couple semesters with GPAs of 3.6+ in 300 - 500 level bioengineering/science courses) MCAT: 503 (first take 490) Been working in tech consulting since graduation and...
  2. jstkeepswimming

    Reinvention Journey - looking for feedback!

    Hello all, So I'm currently working on reinventing my resume for medical school and am looking for advice on where to go from here. I have an idea of what I want to do but feedback is always appreciated and welcome. Due to my unfortunately bad grades in community college (and early undergrad at...
  3. DocHopeful1

    My Vulnerable and Personal Caribbean Medical School Journey

    This is for my Pre-Meds and Non-Traditional students considering a Caribbean medical school. Fair warning, this is going to be a long post, but it will be my personal unbiased journey. I have no secret agenda; I am not trying to convince you to do one thing or another. I will be keeping it 100%...
  4. D

    I got a 519 on my MCAT, working full time. Nontrad/AD military. Thoughts below.

    I tested on 14 September 2019. I got a 519 (129/132/128/130). I studied on top of working full time. Don’t get me wrong, I got a lot of really great info from online forums in preparation for this test, but there were also things I wish I had heard or read while studying. This post is an attempt...
  5. TheGroove

    Anyone get accepted with online degree?

    Got an associates degree with research, all my prerequisites done, multiple LOR’s, and have other awards/accomplishments specific to the small college but it’s a 90 minute drive. About to start a 24/48 schedule, so traditional classes would be hard and I’m considering finishing my undergrad at...
  6. TheGroove

    Online after finishing all prereqs, some research, etc. Advice needed

    Hi, everyone. SDN lurker for a while, but decided to make an account for a question I have. I’ll be graduating a small state college soon with an Associate of Science in Biology. I’ve taken all my prerequisites, have good LOR’s from professors, was a college ambassador, have shadowing...
  7. B

    From engineering physics to general physics

    I'm a nontrad currently taking the first course (mechanics and energy) in an engineering physics series. I'm keeping up (barely) and have heard rough things about the courses that follow. I'd like to finish the class and then switch over to general physics w/ calc, but noticed my school won't...
  8. Z

    Advice For MCAT Newbie

    Hello Everyone, So I am a junior right now and I've lately been having cold feet about applying to PA schools due to my underlying goal to become a physician. Long story short, entered into college in the 4+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, realized I didn't want to pursue rehab but rather...
  9. MissRibeye

    When to Incorporate Qbanks in my Study Plan

    I am a *very*-nontrad of 37 looking to apply next cycle but take my MCAT mid to late July of 2020 (a little late) but giving myself 6 weeks of focused time. I want to set myself up for success, so I am working on studying for my MCAT during my prereqs by kicking butt in my pre-reqs and finding a...
  10. C

    Bit of a sticky situation... Should I switch colleges or stay where I am and adjust?

    Hello, all. I'm in a bit of a weird situation and seeking some advice. I was attending a very small state college while attending a technical college. One was for my undergraduate degree and one was to become a licensed EMT for clinical experience. The state college (3 weeks into classes) denied...
  11. D

    Need Masters advice!

    Hi all, I am writing this post today to ask for advice! Currently, I have a 2.95 GPA and I am projected to have a 3.06 GPA after this semesters DIY postbacc coursework. I took the MCAT last summer and got a 502 and am applying to masters programs right now to begin 2019-2020. I have had...
  12. T

    Second Bachelor's: Business(3.0) -> Neuroscience(3.91)

    Hi all, I have been lurking in the reinvention threads for a while, and was wondering if anyone could help me understand how schools will evaluate my first vs second bachelor's (even though they will be averaged for the cGPA) First degree (top five business school): 3.0 gpa (~3.4 sgpa over...
  13. N

    Anxiety as a Low-Grade Applicant

    Disclaimer: This is a bit of a read Hello, So I am a relatively young (23 going on 24) non traditional applicant. It has actually been a bit of a ride for me and medicine. I had been pre-med in undergrad but was in it for the wrong reasons (parental pressure, comfortable salary, pride). I had...
  14. khunmohmint

    Leadership experiences non-trad student

    I did really rough and was unfocused (B-, C averages for many of my bio/chem/calc classes... did well in physics though) my first two years of undergrad, therefore I currently have a 3.0 gpa and am in my 4th (out of 5th year) - my goal is to get it up to at least a 3.2....I am pursuing a major...
  15. C

    Does super small state school REALLY not matter?

    So, I know this question gets asked a lot, but I’m attending a *really small state school. There were a total of 17 students last year who graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology last year. Overall, though... Great staff, small classes (good for getting to know the professors), guaranteed...
  16. RunItsTheCat

    MOOCs as Pre-req Class Replacement

    Hello SDN Non-trads! While searching for more time-flexible and less expensive ways to fulfill pre-requisites for Med school as a working software engineer (with bachelors in Computer Science), I found out about Mass Open Online Courses. I have confirmed with a few Med schools that they do...
  17. C

    Did I screw myself?

    Okay, so I've recently started undergrad at a well-known university, but I'm a non-traditional student that's 24 years old. So far, I've only taken 8 courses, but have made A's in every one - some higher, some lower. I've started volunteering, will soon be switching jobs to something more...
  18. J

    Law School Enrollment on Undergraduate Transcript

    I hastily decided my senior year of undergrad that I thought I might be better suited for law school. I was admitted into and enrolled in my undergraduate school's law program only to change my mind before school started. While I never took any classes there, the enrollment to the law center...
  19. C

    Does undergrad degree really not matter?

    Considering a BA degree in English, as it’s what I would enjoy the most. Only concern is by the time I graduate, I would pretty much be taking the bare minimum science prerequisites and have a Bachelor of Arts. If everything else is good (GPA, MCAT, LOR’s, volunteering, etc) - does it really...
  20. C

    Will this look bad?

    So, I was originally going the PA route and decided against it and to pursue med school. I’m attending a bigger name college online (think Penn State, Arizona State, University of Florida, etc) for Biologicall Sciences but some of my labs are virtual - which I know will look bad when applying...
  21. M

    Engineer, Low GPA, Post-bacc advice

    Hello, New to SDN and looking for some advice. I graduated with a 2.72 gpa but I'm looking to go to med school. I'm currently trying to get into a post-bacc program to boost my gpa and take what pre-med classes I didn't take in undergrad. I was biomedical so I've taken some of the pre-med...
  22. H

    Goucher / JHU / Bryn Mawr?

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  23. girlinthebar

    MD 3.6 gGPA 3.0 uGPA 513 MCAT

    MCAT (2017) 513 (90%) - 128/128/128/129 State: NJ Resident Race: Asian Gender: Female (27) Undergrad: Private Top 30 (Economics) Grad (MS): Private Top 20 Med School (Physiology) - Finished in 10 months + completed additional semester of courses to boost GPA Clinical experience: Mental...
  24. Y

    Help

    23 yo, 2017 college graduate, 2.9 GPA bio major. Volunteered for AmeriCorp for 6 months after graduation, decided I wanted to be a doctor/continue education. Accepted to a masters of bio program (pre-professional focus) at a small university...set to attend January 2019 - January 2020. Trying...
  25. T-rexa

    Current LMT: good experience or get new training?

    First thread, so go easy on me :) I have been a licensed massage therapist for about a year now. I'm in the process of earning my pre-req's for med school at a 4 year university as a non-degree seeking student because I earned my BFA in Modern Dance about 7 years ago. I have called 4-5...
  26. Fishy fish

    Anxious Non-trad

    Just felt like letting out my mixed emotions here...I'm a non-trad student who will be starting med school at 27. I love everything about medicine and truly feel like it's the only career that will make me happy. I obviously thought hard about attending medical school before enrolling in my...
  27. D

    Stuck between chasing MD or CAA..

    I’m currently 24 and I’m not that far in my undergraduate courses. By the time I finish and would apply to Anesthesiologist Assistant or MD programs, I would be 28. With that being said, I come from a completely different background than medicine, but have always held a high interest in it...
  28. 3

    Major Career Change, NONtrad — Where to begin?

    Hi there! I'm a 36-year-old professional without a conventional psychology background, evaluating pathways to clinical practice. Background: 2004/5 undergrad in Spanish and International Business, 3.79 GPA, honors Tested out of statistics, took intro psych Some math/science — calculus (A)...
  29. A

    Getting prereqs while working fulltime

    Hello :) I graduated UG in 2017 and recently finished my first year in a 2 year graduate program in religious studies. I unfortunately found myself in a financial bind this past spring and had to start working fulltime somewhere that pays well in order to start earning money to pursue my...
  30. S

    Institutional Action as a reapplicant

    I failed to report institutional action on my first AMCAS application. The instances were in my freshman and sophomore years of college and did not result in probation of any sort. The first, I was involved with a "dorm party" and written up. The second, I received a Minor in Possession of...
  31. DoBurrosLayEggs

    School help, please! Old/spread-out ECs, etc.

    I would really appreciate some opinions on a school list! I'll preface this by noting that I included years because my experiences are quite spread out. (I'm in my mid-30s.) cGPA: 3.90; sGPA: 3.81 MCAT (last month): 510 (127/127/128/128) State of residence: California; also qualify as...
  32. L

    Previous med student wanting to reapply

    hi, I attended a DO school for 3 semesters, all in good standing. At that time I took a medical leave of absence for a year and planned to return the following year. After taking leave though I changed my career path to nursing and needless to say did not return. Like I said, I left in good...
  33. F

    Will my light course load hurt me?

    I’m currently attending an online (big name and regionally accredited) university for psychology. I can’t give up a full time salary, so I’m switching from my job in aviation to become a surgical tech - this way, I can gain clinical experience, LOR’s, volunteer opportunities, network, etc. With...
  34. Y

    Drexel IHS 2018 v. Chatham MSBIO

    Hey guys, New to sdn, just joined. cGPA 2.92 MCAT 506. I don't know if this happened for a lot of folks or not but I got a serious reality check when applying to post-bacc programs. I thought it would be easier. I applied to Loyola's MPMS, BU MAMS, EVMS 2-year, Drexel MS in biomedical...
  35. F

    Doing my last 2 years of undergrad online?

    I’m currently 27 years old and just finished my prerequisite classes my local community college. I also became certified as a Surgical Technician, which is why I’m in a predicament. Would it be okay for me to finish my last two years of my undergraduate degree at a nice university (University...
  36. namenerd

    C+ in Adv Multivar Calc, No Calc I/II, Should I Retake?

    Hello friends, I'm dreaming/planning out my future course load for post-bac and trying to follow the "only retake courses you got a C or worse in" rule of thumb. Way back in the day, my undergrad had me skip Calc I and II and go straight into Advanced Multivariable Calc. Got a C+ (my only C in...
  37. theITcrowd

    Paying back loans/saving for retirement as an older student

    Hi all, Did some searching and was unable to find anything particularly specific to my question, so here goes. I'm currently 27 (almost 28) and am finally in a position work-wise where I can potentially take pre-med courses part-time at my local college/CC and/or online while still working...
  38. M

    Should I still consider Medicine?

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