post bac

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    Advice on Evaluating Need for Post-Bacc vs. SMP

    My main question is as the title suggests. This has been asked countless times before, but none of the threads really apply to my situation. I graduated from a T10 university last year with a non-science bachelor’s (social science). When I entered undergrad I didn’t have a clear idea of which...
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    Advice Needed On Choosing Best Path To Reinvention

    Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time out to read this. I need some help on how to reinvent myself and be a better applicant for medical school. For some context, I am in my mid 20's and I graduated in 2020 with a GPA of 3.23 and sGPA a bit lower than that. My ec's aren't great but I...
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    Dental Post-Bacc

    Hello! I've applied for the 2023 dental school cycle and got waitlisted. I'm trying to figure out what I should do if I don't make it in, and what I heard is that some reapply after doing post-bacc. I wanted to ask what should reapplicants do to prepare for the next cycle? Would the best option...
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    WAMC? Low sGPA, high SMP and post-bacc

    Hi! I am preparing for the upcoming cycle and would greatly appreciate some guidance! Thank you in advance. 1. cGPA: 3.1 and sGPA: 2.5 -- SMP: 3.8, postbacc: 4.0 *doing both at the same time so my postbacc so far is only 12 credits 2. MCAT score(s) and breakdown: haven't taken yet, testing in...
  5. Seldentaleli

    WAMC: 3.03 CGPA 3.7 post bacc, staring smp in fall

    Hi everyone, I recently decided to switch back to being pre-med after being pre-dental for the last 2 years. I realized that it was what I really wanted to do and that I was avoiding it because of fear of failure. I know that I have a lot of work to do before I am ready to apply but I am willing...
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    Hi All! I was accepted into multiple post-bacc programs, but the two I am really struggling with are NYMC and NSU. Both offer a condition acceptance as long as you meet requirements. I think why I am down to these programs because the following: NYMC: MD program so seems like better...
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    WAMC: Should I delay my application? - cGPA: 3.58, sGPA: 3.63

    Hey everyone, I'm in need of some guidance about whether or not I should finish up my DIY Post-Bacc. I was a Statistics major in college back between 2016-2020 and I had taken pre-med courses in college not because I was looking into going to medical school, but to explore my options in...
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    Should I do a post-bacc? Need advice applying after graduating at 2020

    Hello all! I need help with my direction of where I should go. I got my B.S. of Biology in 2020 and since then I've been working mostly. My GPA was 3.1 scientific, 3.2 overall. I was in the pre-dental clubs, did volunteering, shadowing, was a peer mentor, did research in undergrad. But since I...
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    UC Post-Baccalaureate Consortium 2023-2024

    Hi, I am starting this thread to talk about the application cycle for the UCs postbacc program application. Has anyone submitted their application yet?
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    List of Research Post-bac programs that are ORM-friendly?

    Right now, all I can find is the NIH IRTA/CRTA program. What other funded post-bac research programs exist out there that accept students who are ORM (not underrepresented or disadvantaged)?
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    Post-bacc clinical research opportunities

    Hi all! I will be taking a gap year before starting medical school and want to use that time to preferably do some sort of clinical research work to build connections, gain exposure, and get publications. However, I'm unfortunately not able to find many positions that are meant for pre-med...
  12. Joanna Shephard

    Agnes Scott Summer 2023

    Hey guys! I just wanted to start a thread for people accepted and applying to any of the Agnes Scott SMP/Post-bac programs. I just committed to the Med-Flex program. I am also low-key looking for a roommate around the Decatur area for the program so if you are in the same boat or know someone...
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    SMP after DIY postbac?

    - Graduated from undergrad summer 2021 with a psyc degree, cGPA was 2.84 with upward trend and sGPA between 2-2.3 depending on how you grade it. (first 2 years were a train wreck) - Spent the following year using my EMT license to work as a vaccinator and then was promoted to site lead in a...
  14. hyrai

    What would you do if you were in my position?

  15. SavvySalmon

    University of Cincinnati SMP 2023–24

    Hey! I am a current UC first year medical student and alumni of the Cincinnati SMP. I didn't see a thread started for the next cycle so I thought I'd start one. Let us know if you have any questions about the program!
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    Should I get a second bachelor’s degree?

    Hi, I am looking for advices on whether I should go back to school and get a second bachelor’s degree to look more competitive? I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music, graduated in 2021. With GPA 3.654 for the undergraduate and 3.9 during the graduate school. But after working for a...
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    Need help planning my next few years

    Context: I am a computer science major at a lesser-known 4-year state school. I completed 6 semesters (3 years) at this college before I was diagnosed with cancer last August. I had a mediastinal NSGCT in my right lung and my oncologist told me I had a 40-45% percent chance of survival. Really...
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    Is a post Bach in my situation worth it?

    Hi! Appreciate you taking the time to read, I will try to be as succinct as possible. I did some nursing courses a lifetime ago in Africa, came to the US and have been here for over 10 years. Have a bachelors in a non science major with a 3.9 gpa. I know I have to take all my sciences. I...
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    Change/"Transfer" to a different Post-bacc?

    Hi all - So I'm a semester into my post-bacc and really am not feeling like this specific school is a good fit for me, I'm hoping I can maybe gain some insights/advice from the wonderful humans here in SDN. Briefly, I'm 25 years old--been working at a psychiatric inpatient unit (just came up...
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    CSU East Bay PHAP 2022-2023

    Hello all :) I have not spotted any threads regarding this cycle yet, so I have decided to create one so we can all connect. I was recently accepted into the program and was wondering if any past or current students from the program have feedback/advice. Thank you!
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    Need some advice on my post bacc. Withdrawl? P/F? Tough it out?

    Currently finishing up my DIY post-bacc at my local state college, I have a 3.8 postbacc GPA currently. However, this term has been kind of a ****show since my dad was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma. He’s been in and out of the hospital and it’s been overall hard for my family and I. The...
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    CO school for reinvention postbacc

    Need some help deciding on a school to postbac at. I'm in the serious reinvention category with a 2.86 undergrad gpa with a few Ds and Cs in my med school prereqs, so I am looking to retake those classes and then add on a bunch of upper level science classes to bump up my stats and show a strong...
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    WAMC and Post Bac advice

    Hi all, I’m in the process of reinvention and could seriously use some advice or perspective on my path forward. graduated spring 2021 from UCONN (CT resident) with a psych BA and a 2.86 (this was after getting a 1.87 and 2.14 my freshman semesters) I got mostly Bs, Cs and 2 Ds in the science...
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    Would DIY Post-bacc be good enough?

    Hello everyone, I have already read multiple posts about a formal post-bacc vs SMP programs and I believe that a DIY post-bacc would be better for me, as I have already completed all of the prereqs and I currently have an upward trend in GPA. Also, finances are a concern to me, so I was...
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    Any suggestions on what to do if it’s too late to take premed and also can’t afford post-bacc?

    I am senior, I was planning to on delaying graduation to Spring 2023 to take pre-medicine classes for medical school. My university had said that I would qualify for federal aid still since I didn’t use all 150% of aids but I recently found out I was misinformed by the financial aid office. So...
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    Loras College Post Baccalaureate College Question

    Hi all, I’m planning on doing the post-bacc at Loras College but ACT or SAT is one of the admission factor, mine was really low, will it hurt my application? My undergrad GPA and involvements such as research, volunteer, leadership position in organizations are well set. I’m just worried that my...
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    Georgetown GEMS 2022-2023

    Hi Everyone! Just wanted to start a thread for this year's applicants. Has anyone applied ?
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    Is Agnes College post bacc good?

    Did anyone attend Agnes Scott post-bacc program? Please share your thoughts on this college's program
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    Dominican University Bachelors of Medical Science Postbacc

    I am considering Dominican University's (Illinois) Bachelors of Medical Science for my postbacc program. I'm having trouble finding information about the program and was wondering if anyone has either been through the program or knows anything about the program. I struggled a lot in undergrad...
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    How is DIY postbac GPA calculated/entered on applications?

    I figure if you were to do a SMP or some sort of "official" program, there would be a separate GPA and possibly a place to enter that GPA on applications (I could be wrong). But if I am just taking classes, would my "postbac" GPA be combined with my undergrad GPA for a cumulative, or would there...
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    WAMC Low GPA Canadian Non-Trad Applicant for US Schools (Post-Bacc)

    TL;DR What are my chances: UG GPA: 2.93 Post-Bacc: 4.0 oGPA: 3.22 (3.36 if I wait an extra yr) DAT: 27 AA Hi everyone, I'm feeling a little hopeless right now and after looking through multiple threads and not finding anybody in a similar situation to mine, I decided to make this post to see...
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    Rosalind Franklin University Pre-matriculation program 2021-2022

    Has anyone applied to this program ?
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    Advice on Pre-Med Path please

    I'm a 24yo single guy who is heavily looking at a career shift to medicine. Growing up I always marveled at the career, but due to some personal issues, I struggled with finding the confidence to believe I could do it. I entered a nursing program out of high school and by the halfway point I had...
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    Post Bac

    Posting this in case anyone is ever interested in applying to post bac programs or in the midst of the application process and has questions. Feel free to DM me even if it’s years after this is posted. Interviewed and got accepted at UVA, Bryn Mawr, and Goucher in the 2020-2021 admissions cycle...
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    Should I go for post baccalaureate to raise GPA?

    Currently in CC, almost finished with final three courses, expecting final CC cGPA to be 3.4, liberal arts major, completed no medical school prereqs besides maybe English (which was my goal since I found that some medical schools look down upon prereqs taken at CCs). Starting at CUNY Hunter...
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    1 vs 2 year Post Bac Program Advice

    Hi there! I am currently a senior in college and have taken a few science courses (Chem I, Cell Bio, Genetics, and Physics I) but still have to complete the remaining courses so as to apply to medical school. I applied to Thomas Jefferson post bacc program (P4) and got accepted! I had applied to...
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    Should I Quit Job to Continue Pursuing Pre-Med?

    Hello everyone, I’ve had this question in my mind for the longest time and haven’t found anyone else/other ways to solve my dilemma. I’ve graduated with a bachelors in Healthcare Administration and I’ve worked in numerous positions in the healthcare field (mostly admn stuff, but a lot of...
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    Can you use VR+E to pay for post bac coursework?

    Hi everyone, I'm currently active duty and working on a plan to go to medical school after I get out. My ETS is May 2023. As of now, I'm not sure if I will stay in or not; if I do, I'd be in for another 4 years doing a software development program. I only recently learned about VR&E and I'm...
  40. jserallim

    MD Should I take part in grade enhancement?

    Hey guys! I hope you’re doing well. I wanted to know whether I should look to take part in some sort of enhancement in order to be competitive for MD schools. cGPA: 3.59 BCMP: 3.29 I’ve been told that my cumulative gpa is fine but a science gpa under 3.4 is considered low and combined with...