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  1. currentlyTorn

    Unsure if medicine is the right path

    Just as the title reads, I'm wondering if anyone else has been in a similar position and how they responded. My entire life, I've had the desire to become a doctor. Honestly, I never really struggled in this path until it came time to write my personal statement. To pinpoint any reason for...
  2. Wayfinder

    Preparing for Reapplication: Feedback

    Thank you in advance to anyone who reads this, I know what I wrote below is long, it really does mean a lot. Current Stats 3.8 cGPA/sGPA : Biomed Major @ local state university 508 MCAT (127/124/127/130) Secondaries in the first week of September FL Resident, White, Female, first-gen college...
  3. M

    need advice pleaseee! Keck Graduate Institute- MS in Applied Life Sciences

    Hey everyone! I really need some advice as I'm completely confused on what to do:/ So to make a very long story short, I am a first gen, non-trad pre-med student. I have a pretty lowish undergrad and low science GPA but an upward trend towards the end of my college career. For what I lacked in...
  4. sushi18

    Thinking of doing 2 public health labs... am I crazy?

    As the title says, I'm considering working in 2 public health labs with pretty similar topical areas. I know in general this is ill-advised, but what's killing me is that Lab A has a project that I'm really interested in, whereas Lab B has a project that I am not as crazy about but potentially...
  5. ComfySouthern

    Somewhat clueless on School List cGPA3.3 sGPA 3.7-3.8 MCAT 509

    29 y/o black male- non trad State of residence: Florida Undergrad 2007-2012 Business/Accounting: 3.2 GPA (very few science classes), sGPA 2016-2018 3.7-3.8 (A in all upper level sciences Orgo Physics Etc.) 2 year masters in psych 2016-2018: GPA 4.0 509 (129/126/125/129) ~750+ hours of...
  6. M

    3.4 GPA, 511 MCAT, List Help

    Hey all. I am planning on applying to MD this 2018-2019 cycle, and also interested in some MD/MPH programs. If anyone is willing, please critique my school list. I am fully aware I am a mediocre applicant, but I am also retaking the MCAT June 29th in hopes of reducing that mediocrity. It doesn't...
  7. F

    Need help! Should I not apply this cycle? Cumulative GPA is not the best but Science is great.

    Hey ya'll: So long story short, I've been in college for several years and decided I wanted to do medicine 3.5 years ago. Since then, I have averaged a 3.7 GPA and have a sGPA of 3.65. I've done tremendously well and worked very hard. I plan on taking the MCAT this summer (Summer 18) and...
  8. sdlrxo

    MD How do you feel about Physician-Assisted Suicide?

    Please take the following survey if you would like to share your opinion. :)
  9. F

    multiple government loans options?

    Hi, I'm a Canadian planning on applying to US DO schools this year. But I am really worried due to the tuition costs!! I know people get provincial loans (osap) + bank loans + family contributions but is it possible to get multiple government loans like osap + federal loan + bank loan...
  10. peanutbutterchocolate

    Junior, How to Improve? Need Pre-Med Advice please

    Hello all-- Spring semester of junior year about to start and I would greatly appreciate your opinions on my chances on getting into medical school because I feel like I'm doing things a little non-traditional and all the advice I keep hearing is confusing and contradictory! Many thanks to you...
  11. W

    Feeling lost along the pre-med journey - Please advise

    Hello everyone, This is my first time posting on the forum even though I've been a long-time reader, so please forgive me if I unknowingly break any forum rules. I could really use some advice on my particular circumstances and where to go from hear. Thank you in advance for reading my story...
  12. evergreen95

    Would someone care to review my experience summaries?

    I am ready to submit my application, but I would like someone to review my experience/work summaries before I submit. Is anyone (preferably with experience with AAMC or writing) willing to help?
  13. B

    2.47 GPA graduate with no direction. Panicking!!

    Ok guys so I'm either going to get laughed at or bashed because I graduated recently with a 2.47 gpa as a health science major. I have not taken organic chem 1 or 2, gen bio2 or biochem, yet. Got a D in biology 1 and got an F in the lab. I say this because I want to be a doctor badly. Used all...
  14. bernas

    ECE report for NBDE Part 1 Step by Step???

    Hi everyone, I am planning to take my NBDE in 6 months. I want to have my ECE report. Now step by step what should I do? How can I get this report by paying at least?
  15. jpaulmakeyafall

    Please help. Not sure if I started off too poorly. Need advice!

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice. I knew I wanted to be a physician for a while, and I go to the 4th best community college in the country and they still have terrible health advisors that never told me how important A's and GPA were to getting into med school. Ive done some research and...
  16. D

    How to know if I should be a doctor? HELP

    Hello, I'm new here. I'm a junior in HS but my main problem is that I have little to no exposure to health fields where I live. No one in my family is even related to medicine, and in the country I live in (a country in Central America), "shadowing" doctors really isn't a thing. One does not...
  17. O

    I graduated, what are my chances of getting in?

    Hi all! I graduated from the University of Scranton with a 3.35 GPA in Exercise Science. In my first 2 and a half years, I consistently maintained a 3.1 GPA and in my last 3 semesters I received no lower than a 3.6 GPA with a 4.0 in my final semester. I took Gen Bio, Gen Chem, and Gen Physics...
  18. J

    New to forum + weird MCAT scores, please help

    Hi everyone, As the title already states, I'm new to this forum. I would really love some feedback about what my chances are in terms of medical school (MD) acceptance this application cycle. If anyone received interviews from schools with my stats and similar ECs, please let me know. I would...
  19. IndianLake

    Re-applicant Here!!

    So today I found out that I won't be getting into the two schools I was waitlisted at. I was talking to one of the advisors at the state school to see what I need to improve on to apply again this cycle. She said things like GPA, some extracurricular activities, etc. But when I asked about my...
  20. G

    Adolescent Malingering (Help Please!)

    Hello Everyone! I'm new to this site. I have a question regarding suspected malingering of psychosis by an adolescent. My thought originally was to go with the PAI-A due to the clinical useful and the NIM and PIM scales. Which is what I did. Now I'm afraid I made a clinical error because the...
  21. A

    What to do??

    My first semester, I failed a chem course and barely got through with a gpa of 1.8 getting C's in my science classes. I was highly unmotivated, didn't see where I wanted to go with my major. Now I see that I want to switch to psych. My second semester I aim at getting high B's in my classes...
  22. optimisticallypassingorgo

    cGPA 3.79 sGPA 3.63, applying this cycle?

    Please do not quote this message. Currently a sophomore biology major (psychology minor) with senior standing. I'm taking the MCAT May 14. Applying MD. My cGPA (after this semester hopefully) will be 3.79 with 3.63 sGPA. Not great. ECs: 1 summer and 1 semester of research (~300 hrs). 1...
  23. S

    Wanted: USMLE STEP 1 TUTOR

    Hello. I find myself in a real predicament. I have yet to attempt the usmle step 1, as I cannot afford, both mentally or financially, to fail. I have been trying to study for this exam for 2 years but it has proven more difficult than I expected, what with failing to balance work and study...
  24. R

    Texas Tech El Paso (PLFSOM) vs. UTRGV

    Hi all, long-time lurker on SDN. I've pre-matched to UTRGV and Texas Tech El Paso and am torn. I would love to hear people's thoughts? UTRGV -Somewhat closer to home (from Austin area) -Cheaper tuition (~$3000 per year) -Smaller class -Brand new school -Near the beach El Paso -More...
  25. D

    Dismissed... what's next?

    Hi everyone, I was dismissed from my DPT program after failing a practical in my Adult Neurorehab course. I had failed the same practical last year and was put on probation... meaning I took a whole year to retake some classes until I could take the Adult Neurorehab class again. Since this was...
  26. LIGHT561

    What are my chNchr

    Hello sdn I have a serious question for you all today? Let me start by saying yes I have searched the fourm and I could not find my answer! P.s. please please forgive me for using the urm term (just using the cards I've been dealt)I know it's a taboo I'm sorry again I am a 22 year old black...
  27. K

    Can a physician rewrite a prescription for a lost controlled substance script?

    I've been on Adderall since 8/2010 and have never lost a prescription given to me from my physician. On 10/30/15 I went to see my doctor for my semi-annual, scheduled II drug doctor visit and he wrote me 3 scripts. One was for November 2015, which I filled a few days later, the other two were...
  28. Allons-y

    Apply June '16 or change carreer path? GPA 3.38

    Hi guys. I'm feeling a little desperate lately and truly don't know what to do anymore. I'm a senior at UF majoring in nutrition. My GPA is 3.38 :shrug:(I'm hoping to drag it up just a tiny bit by graduation T.T). Research: 1 year of basic grunt work in nutrition lab; Also does research class...
  29. F

    Need advice for whether I should apply this cycle

    Hello SDN, I would appreciate some advice on whether I should apply this cycle even though it's already September. I only recently switched from pre-med to pre-dental (about 6 months ago) and I was initially going to apply to dental school for the Fall 2017 cycle. I took my DAT earlier this...
  30. C

    International student

    Hi there. So for the past 12 or so years of my life, I've been studying with a CBSE affiliated Indian school. This is my last year. Now, my 10th grade board examination GPA was pretty damn good, a 9.2 out of 10. But I really slacked off during 11th grade due to some family issues. 12th is going...