nontraditional

  1. surgeonhopeful98

    Rutgers Newark MBS vs Case Western MSMP

    Hi! I was just accepted into Case Western's MSMP program and Rutgers - Newark MS in biomedical sciences and was wondering if anyone who has completed either program can give their advice on picking one or pros and cons on both. Im looking to matriculate into med school and I know Case western...
  2. D

    MD & DO 504, 3.6 nontrad applicant

    Hi! I just got my score back (504) and I’m a bit disappointed. I was hoping for 508-510. I am working on revisiting my school list given my score. My non-traditional background includes a MHA degree w/ 3 years working in hospital management, >1000 hours hospital volunteering, full time...
  3. M

    UAB MSBHS 2021

    Hi, I wanted to start a post for the upcoming summer semester. I applied back in January but I haven't heard anything back yet and thought maybe others would be looking to connect.
  4. P

    Chances for non traditional/low gpa

    Hello! I’m a non traditional pre-med student. I earned my BS in psychology and my GPA was on the low side at 3.0. Now I’m doing a pre-health post bac at the University of Pennsylvania and my grades have been better. So far into my first year I’m at a 3.4. Additionally, I work full time as a...
  5. E

    Ignore First Application? Reapplicant interview.

    Hey SDN! I got an interview into a bridge program at a local medical school. Nontraditional, 35 yr old, 493 on the MCAT, 3.7 GPA, 3.6 Sci, have valuable life experience, forged in the fires of Mordor, etc.… All the typical stats of a second career person who is vying for a spot in a bridge...
  6. P

    Scripps interview disaster help

    Hi! Asking for advice. I had an interview with Scripps and I completely choked, I performed very poorly and did not adequately express myself, fumbled multiple times, rambled on questions and didn’t say what I had wanted to convey. I let my nerves get the best of me and it was a trainwreck. I...
  7. N

    How does admission to european medical schools work?

    I am not considering applying to medical school in Europe, but I have always wondered how their admissions system differs from ours. It seems like most students go straight from high school into medical school there. Are there ever any "non traditional" medical students in that system (i.e., you...
  8. J

    MD Non Traditional Paramedic School List Help

    * State/Country of Residence: Florida * Ties to other States/Regions: Pennsylvania, Rhode Island/New England, Ohio, and Arizona * [URM](https://www.aamc.org/what-we-do/mission-areas/diversity-inclusion/underrepresented-in-medicine)? (Y/N): N * Year in School: Post-Bacc; Second Career Non-Trad *...
  9. T

    Gap years: What have you guys done during a 2-3 year gap between undergrad and med school?

    Hi! I'm a current third-year undergraduate student majoring in business/finance while taking prereqs. Very competitive GPA ( near 3.9), High Sci GPA of about 3.8. Multiple translational and clinical research laboratory experiences with a publication submitted as third author. It has pretty...
  10. R

    Relocating with family for International Medical School

    My apologies in advance for the length. I am a 37 year old non traditional student married with 3 children. My original plan was to do a diy post bacc, take the MCAT and apply in the US. For a number of reasons surrounding the current environment in the US, I would like to relocate my family...
  11. P

    Nontrad MD-PhD with weak stats but strong direction

    MD-PhD's are the high rung concerning competitiveness. Can anyone speak to knowing someone who gained acceptance with a < 512 MCAT and/or < 3.7 GPA? How did the rest of their application resolve these crucial deficits? Is there any value added by having not just passion for research, but a...
  12. J

    I’m definitely not the only one! What should I do with my situation?

    Hello, I’m new to this forum and searched around for answers to my particular situation but it’s so unique that I couldn’t really find all the answers. I figured I’d share it and get some feedback while hopefully not asking information already posted. Where do I begin? Well for your sake, I’ll...
  13. S

    Advice on post-bac application | cGPA 3.8, sGPA 3.6 | Clinical Research Background |

    I would really appreciate some advice on applying to post bacs. After working in clinical research a few years, I decided in Aug 2020 to apply to post bacs and pursue med school. I have applied to 2 programs - Scripps and Goucher - and am working on the essays for Bryn Mawr, Johns Hopkins, and...
  14. U

    UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium 2021-2022 Cycle

    Hi All, Not sure what the rules are re: posting here (first time posting, point me in the right direction if there are any lol), but the 2021-2022 UC Consortium Post-Baccalaureate cycle opens up in less than a month and I haven't seen a thread started yet. Thought it'd be good to get one going...
  15. C

    Current PhD student looking for advice - confused on what the best path forward is

    Hi everyone! I'm feeling a bit lost on where to go from here and SDN seems like the best place to get some advice. After scouring through the threads I realized that I do have a few different paths forward, but am very confused as to how I should go about this About Me: I am currently a 3rd...
  16. C

    Taking Prerequisites After College Graduation

    Hi Everyone! I am a non-traditional pre-med student. I started taking pre-reqs in college but did not complete them. I have 6 classes to take: Physics I & II , Chemistry 2, Biochem, Organic I & II. I am thinking about taking all 6 of these classes this upcoming semester. I'd take the physics...
  17. B

    Non-Trad Complicated Schedule Advice

    Hey there! For those of you who have blazed this path before, I need some tips/advice. I’m a Non-Trad with a MSBS (class of ‘19). I have a full time job in a private practice (work 7am-6pm most days) and have three kids under 5yo. I’m assuming the death march to the MCAT will be a long one...
  18. C

    Applying to PostBac PreMed Programs - Advice?

    Welcome everyone, any guidance or insight you can offer is greatly appreciated! I'm currently in my senior year of undergrad as a B.S. in Psych student. Pursing medicine always seemed like a pipe dream for me—a first generation college student who severely slacked off in high school (mainly due...
  19. P

    Please Help. I don't have much clinical experience, should I apply to med school in the spring?

    Hello! I am currently in my senior year with my undergrad. I always wanted to go into medicine, but up until 2 years ago I never thought I was smart enough. I decided one day I hated business and wanted to pursue medicine. I'm planning on applying to medical school this spring, but I don't have...
  20. shortysmorty

    Nontraditional Pre-PT, currently completing prerequisites, should I apply this cycle?

    Hi all, I'm a 26 year old nontraditional trying to apply to PT school. I graduated with my BS in Industrial Design in 2017 and spent the last few years soul searching. I had only started exploring PT and shadowing in March (totaled 8 hours before COVID shut everything down.) Laid off from the...
  21. M

    Investment banking to dental

    Hi guys I am new to SDN and really appreciate for your advices. I studied finance for my bachelor (GPA:3.67) and master in financial engineering. Currently working as a IB analyst dealing with excels and PowerPoint:( I have few questions below and appreciate if anyone can give me some advices...
  22. P

    Low GPAs and next steps for applying to dental school

    Hello everyone, I wanted to share my stats thus far and get any advice on how to increase my chances to get into dental school. I have a bachelors in biology with very low GPAs (slight upward trend in last two semesters): cGPA: 2.9 sGPA: 2.5 I have learned from my mistakes as a young college...
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    Career changer 3.4 cGPA 518 MCAT

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    Career changer post-bac forced online - Will med schools discount my grades?

    Hello all, I'm sure many are in my shoes, but I was planning to start a post bac program this Fall for a 1 year post bac for career changers. However, it seems that Fall 2020 classes will now be all online, and who knows what will happen for Spring 2020. My question summed up is: Would MD...
  25. sparklepuff97

    2 Big Questions

    About me: 2020 psychology graduate, starting formal post-bacc in September. My questions: 1) Would you say that reviewing Khan Academy videos would be sufficient "prelearning"/prep for General Chem/Bio for someone who has not studied either subject since high school? (4 years ago) I was...
  26. X

    What are Some Examples of NonTraditional Ways of Earning Clinical Volunteer Experience?

    For example, does transporting patients with cancer from Site A to Site B count as clinical volunteer experience? This is assuming that the driver is in direct contact with the patients. What are some other examples of gaining clinical exposure that are unheard/unrealized of? This will...
  27. sparklepuff97

    SOS: How do I choose a program?

    Hello all! Psychology/Computer Science undergraduate senior/incoming (career-changer) post-bacc here. Firstly, I hope you are all feeling/faring well during this difficult time. Personally, I am feeling quite overwhelmed and am looking advice, if anyone here might have any insights into my...
  28. A

    Nontrad - am I doing enough to become a solid applicant down the road?

    I’m 30 years old and hold a masters degree in the field of finance along with a CPA license. After having done this for almost 8 years now, with each year getting progressively worse, I’ve decided I want something different and after about a year of considering medicine via volunteer...
  29. C

    Chem PhD nontraditional with limited clinical experience but otherwise good app - what do you think?

    Hey guys, I’m a non traditional MD applicant looking at applying this May 2020 and I need advice. I have a PhD in chemistry from a top 5 school, lots of research, > 10 publications, GPA 3.8, and have worked the last two years in biotech/pharma consulting. MCAT is in April but have been getting...
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    Non traditional student advice from early graduate students

    Hello If you’ve completed undergraduate school (pre-med) within 3 years and have successfully gotten into medical school right after (no gap year) please DM me, I have some questions I’d like to ask. OR If you completed your pre-med within 3 years and had to take a gap year, but you still...
  32. 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...
  33. M3_SixSpeed

    EVMS Med Masters 2020-2021

    Hey all, This is my first post ever. I didn't see a post on the EVMS Med Masters program (1 year) for Fall of 2020 to spring of 2021 so I thought I would start it. I submitted my application in early December of 2019 and received in acceptance I think right around Christmas. I did take the time...
  34. 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%...
  35. ruedi

    ALL pre-reqs online (UNE)

    I am 30, no formal science background. I have a BA (psychology, health care inequalities) 3.89; and MA (Sociology) 3.9 I have professional experience in Clinical research coordination and in mental health services (direct services and treatment plan management; worked under supervision of a DO...
  36. M

    Nontraditional applicant, what are my chances for Texas MD/DO schools

    Would really appreciate the advice. I'm currently 31, wanting to apply to medical school in 2 to 3 years. I'll be 34 or 35 by then. From age 22 to 27 I worked as a pharmacy tech and from 27 up until now I am working as a Medical Technologist also known as a Medical Lab Scientist. Major...
  37. A

    Non traditional with low gpa - need advice on post bacc options

    Hey everyone! So I just graduated this May with a B.S in Computer Science from a state school. I've felt the calling towards medical school for as long as I can remember, however my parents pushed me to do CS. Right now I was able to land a job with a huge company as a software engineer with...
  38. willywhompus

    Nontraditional Student starting DIY post bac in Spring - Need help figuring out what courses I need to retake

    Hi, I (24F) am returning to my university in Spring 2020 to begin a DIY post bacc for medical school. I graduated with my B.A. in Psychology in May 2019 (3.83 GPA) and am seeking advice for which courses I need to retake to apply and to be competitive. I've read that some schools do not accept...
  39. BradyJV

    Considering an online, one-year masters in nutrition during my gap year

    Hello, everyone. Long story short - My grades, LOR's, extracurriculars, etc should be decently competitive for medical school and wouldn't use this masters in a way to try to "boost" my application. I decided to pursue medicine after dietary and lifestyle changes that helped me tremendously. I'm...
  40. DoctoOcto

    Thoughts on Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbio at a CC?

    I'm looking to add some units to my science workload over the next year or so, and I'm currently enrolled in General Human Anatomy at a CC. Outside of obvious padder science classes like Intro. to Astronomy and Biotechnology, the only "rigorous-enough" science classes are Anato/Physio and...