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    what to do summer after OMS1?

    hello all, I am a current OMS 1 and am hoping to either do research or an externship to beef up my CV for residencies. My school doesn't offer any research and the funded programs look very competitive. Is it easier to reach out to specific physicians and faculties at hospitals or schools...
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    Please help, what am I doing wrong?

    Hi everyone, I really, really need some advice. OMS-I in the second semester here. Our test next week on Monday is covering Immunology and Physiology. The problem is, it's going to be on 20+ Immunology lectures and about 15 Physiology lectures. Physiology I don't have a problem with. Immunology...
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    Chances at VCOM? (all campuses)

    Hi everyone! Just wanted to know my chances since there will be no more grade replacement :( I am 24 years old, history major, biology minor. NJ resident. cGPA: 3.098 sGPA: 2.88 ** re-took all science courses after undergrad that I got a C/D/or F, and made sure they were all above Bs. The 2.88...
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    How to withdraw from a school?

    Hey guys, I was accepted to one school a while ago, and was also officially accepted off the waitlist for another school today. Unfortunately the second school wants me to put down a deposit within 24 hours, otherwise I will lose my seat :( Does anyone know the process for this? Do I put down...
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    Where to send an LOI to?

    Hi guys, I have an update letter/LOI to send to a school I was waitlisted at. I tried to get in touch with the director of admissions, who was the one that sent out the waitlist email and was in charge of the interview, but I haven't had any luck. Would it be reasonable to send it to her...
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    VCOM Waitlist

    Hey guys, I interviewed at VCOM this month. About 5 days later, I was waitlisted via email. They told me they were "extremely interested" in my app and that my app would be "evaluated regarding early admission for 2022." I don't know if that's the generic response they send to all of their...
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    How to address a poor MCAT score in an interview?

    Hi guys. My interview is coming up soon, and I was told to be prepared for the interviewers to ask about any weakness on my application. The only weakness is my MCAT. How did I address/explain this appropriately? The only section that brought my score down was my CARS score. Truthfully, I'm...
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    Panicking - Physician LOR fell through

    Hi, I made a separate post on this a little while back. Basically, I was concerned that one of the schools applied to (VCOM) wouldn't accept my physician letter of recommendation (which I am almost positive is great letter) from a doctor I did research with at a hospital. She is an MBBS. The...
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    Slight confusion about secondary question

    Hi, I'm almost ready to submit this secondary I have been working on. However, one of the questions asks, "Have you participated in significant research projects that have led to publication?" The question then goes on to ask for the DOI number. I am unsure of what to do because I am the author...
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    Building school list?

    Hi, I'm trying to build a school list, but I'd like to know realistically where I would have the best chance. cGPA: 3.71 sGPA: 3.61 (no grade replacement) MCAT: 502 NY resident. 500 hours of clinical research 300 hours of non-clinical research, name on abstract. > 200 hours of scribing 100...
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    What MCAT score will I need? Do I need to post pone?

    Hi, Freaking out here...I'm scheduled to take the MCAT September 9th, and I keep getting the same score (in order): AAMC scored: 505, Kaplan Full Length 3: 505, Next Step Full Length 3: 505 (can't remember my unscored exam, I took it a long time ago). My CARS on Kaplan was a 127, but my CARS...
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    Do I need to post pone to next year?

    Hi, I'm scheduled for the MCAT September 9th, and I'm applying to DO schools this cycle. I'm really scared for the MCAT. I just took Next Step 3: 505. Surprisingly enough, I took Kaplan full length 3 and got a 505. Took the AAMC scored exam before that, and I got a 505 as well. I'm worried...
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    Should I be worried about my Kaplan Full Length 3 score?

    Hey guys, Taking the exam on September 9th. The goal is a 506+. I took Kaplan full length 3, and scored a 505: 125/127/127/126. I usually do well on the B/B section and the P/S section (130 on AAMC scored)...but Kaplan's P/S section was so weird! I usually get a 126 on C/P (got a 126 on the...
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    Letter of recommendation from an MBBS?

    Hi, I tried searching on this thread several times, but it seems that no one has asked this question. I realize a lot of schools require a physician letter. However, I just realized, will schools automatically count me out if my physician letter of recommendation comes from an MBBS? It's not...
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    Am I ruining my chances for this cycle?

    Hi, I'm scheduled to take the MCAT August 25th. However, I do not feel I'd be ready by this time. I wanted to take the September 1st exam. The only issue is that, I work nights as an ER scribe, and I'm working the third last and second last night before the exam...I feel this would truly mess...
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    Last date acceptable MCAT date?

    Hi, I'm applying to osteopathic schools this cycle, and would like to push my exam back to September 1st. I read somewhere that the September MCAT exams are not accepted...is this true? Or is there anyway I could find this out for certain? Also, would this kill my application? I don't know if...
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    Do I need to take another year off to stand a chance?

    Hi, I'm extremely anxious about getting a good MCAT score for osteopathic schools and I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice. I have a cGPA of 3.7, a sGPA of 3.6 (no retakes). I have clinical research experience, non-clinical research experience, scribing experience, shadowing...
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    Do schools reject you before your second MCAT score comes in?

    Hi, I'll be retaking the MCAT soon. I'm just wondering - if I submit my primary and secondary with my old MCAT score, but indicate the specific date I'm retaking the exam, will they reject me automatically because of my old score? I have a 3.7 cGPA and 3.6 sGPA with no retakes, but my first...
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    New Plan of Attack for CARS? CARS course isn't working

    Hi, Does anyone have any strategies for CARS that have worked for them? (like how to easily find the main idea, timing, etc). I recently took a CARS course, and this really helped for doing the questions from the AAMC question packs. However, I took the scored practice exam from the AAMC and...
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    August MCAT too late? Or not?

    Applying to osteopathic schools with a cGPA 3.71 and sGPA of 3.6 (no retakes). Scored AAMC exam: 126/122/128/130...so I obviously don't feel ready at all. Was going to take the 8/5/16 exam, but now I'm thinking about the 8/19/16 exam. How late would this make me in the application cycle? Would...
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    Terrible Practice Exam CARS score?

    Hi, My MCAT is scheduled for the 22nd. Last week I took the official practice exam #1 by the AAMC, and received a 126/122/128/130. I was truly disappointed and frustrated with my CARS score. I was doing SO well on the questions packs from the AAMC, but the CARS section on this exam was SO HARD...
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    Postpone MCAT, or bad idea? Help!

    Hi. I'm supposed to take the exam July 22nd. I'm mostly applying to DO schools (maybe a couple of MD) because realistically that's where I think I have the best chance. I took the AAMC scored exam today and received a 126/123/128/130. I'm really worried about my CARS score. I was doing really...
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    Feeling extremely stressed out, any advice?

    Hi, My MCAT is scheduled for July 22...but I don't feel ready at all. At the beginning of my studying, I was doing practice problems and content, but doing practice problems at the same time caused me slow my pace in terms of reviewing content. So I switched to content review, and here I am a...
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    Any chances for osteopathic schools?

    Here it goes: cGPA: 3.71 sGPA: 3.6 (I don't know if it matters, but I never used the grade-replacement system). MCAT - taking soon 500 hours of volunteering as a research assistant at a children's hospital 300 hours of research in a nutrition laboratory. I don't know if this matters either...
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    Grade replacement question?

    Hi, I'll be applying to DO schools with a 3.72 GPA this cycle. From my understanding, if a student receives a poor grade in a class (maybe something along the lines of a C), retakes the class and then receives an A, DO schools will count the A instead of the C. I'm a little concerned that other...
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    Need advice on when to take the MCAT?

    Hi, I'm in my last semester of undergraduate. I planned to take the MCAT on July 9th. However, because I just started my scribe job, and of my regular classes, I haven't been studying as much as I've wanted to. I've only taken two practice exams thus far. My sample exam score was 65%, 75%, 80%...