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  1. D

    Need help with planning DIY post-bacc

    I've decided that I want to become a psychiatrist, but I'd never planned on attending medical school so I don't have the necessary pre-reqs. Since graduating in 2017 I've been working for a healthcare IT company on the the insurance side of things, so I don't have clinical experience, but...
  2. H

    Advice On Opening A Non-Profit Foundation

    Hi, Come Fall 2020 I will be a sophomore on a pre-med pathway. I've been spending this quarantine to volunteer as much as I can but also to plan something I've been wanting to do for a while. I want to open a non-profit foundation to help cancer patients, specifically children. However, I don't...
  3. M

    Best way to study for the MCAT? Advice?

    Hello! I am planning on taking the March 15th MCAT. I would like to begin studying on Nov. 5th. This will give me 19 weeks to prepare (just under 5 months). I think that I can achieve just about the often cited "500 prep hours." My preliminary plan (hours-wise) is: -about 30 hrs/week for 6...
  4. Suess

    Path to Medical School

    Hello all! I am looking for some feedback on my plan to get into medical school. All comments welcomed and appreciated. Background: I graduated May 2017 with two non-science majors, cGPA=3.49. My senior year I realized that I wanted to pursue medicine, but it was too late to take any prereqs...
  5. LindaAccepted

    Medical Apply at Your Best: Advice from a Med School Admissions Expert [Episode 261]

    Summary Lolita Wood-Hill has been working in the field of pre-med advising for over 25 years, so it’s safe to say she knows the ins and outs of the medical school application process better than most. In this podcast, Lolita gives advice on how to make yourself the most enticing applicant to...
  6. 1231nal

    What do you use to schedule your daily life in medical school?

    Hello all. I'm an accepted medical student finishing up undergrad this semester. Although I am an organized person, with the abundance of material and scheduled events in medical school (quiz, exam, whatever) I know I will have a somewhat difficult time keeping up with everything. I'm looking...
  7. W

    Official Post-bacc vs DIY Post-bacc

    I posted something similar on the Pre-medical page but I think getting this could technically qualify beyond a traditional route. I graduated with a pretty abysmal 3.141 GPA, plenty of experience volunteering in local clinics and hospitals and having a charity event surrounding Providence St...
  8. W

    Problem planning after graduation (AND maybe a consultant)

    I recently graduated from a pretty small liberal arts college out in Washington State (Whitman College) and would appreciate help planning my next move. I graduated with a pretty abysmal 3.141 GPA, plenty of experience volunteering in local clinics and hospitals and having a charity event...
  9. C

    Honestly need help with future planning

    Background: graduated with a 2.55 cGPA, 3.2 sGPA. It's extremely low because I was physically and violently assaulted, and struggled to reach out. My academics did suffer because of this, but I understand with bit of time I will be able to recover in all aspects. Goal: 1. MD. 1A. If not...
  10. bschaefer97

    Help me schedule my EC's/MCAT?

    Hi all, So.. I'll try to be nice and concise/organized with this...(but no promises)! I'm currently a Junior at a large state university. I plan on taking the MCAT in May 2018. My current plan is to take as many possible pre-MCAT courses as I can in the Fall 2017 semester (Cell Bio, Biochem...
  11. RadOncMegatron

    Normalization vs Isodose Line Prescription

    Anyone else confused with this? Using Eclipse, we don't prescribe to an isodose line, but have the normalization option. Someone told me these are the same, but I don't think so. Take for instance a VMAT based SBRT lung plan that meets all DVH criteria. Max 125% Min 100% Normalization 102%...
  12. J

    Seeking constructive criticism!

    I'm currently an independent study student, as a senior in high school. During the second half of my high school career (roughly 2 years), I went on an independent study to acquire more adequate treatment for some health conditions. Around this point, I fell off the wagon, and would say I have...