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    Realistic med school pathway (SWE -> premed)

    Hi folks! I'm looking for some feedback on where I stand in terms of med school applications and realistically what would be a good plan to prepare to apply to med school. I'm 5 years out of undergrad, and have been working as a software engineer for that time. Stats at a glance: Undergrad: Ivy...
  2. pizzafries5

    UNTHSC M.S. in Medical Sciences (Texas) 2024-2025 *ONLINE*

    Hi everyone! I’m making this thread because I haven’t seen one yet. I applied to the UNTHSC Medical Science program and I wanted to know if anyone had already heard back from them. If anyone has completed or is currently in the program please drop advice. Thanks in advance!
  3. P

    Has anyone done the UST Houston Post Bacc Program?

    Is anyone enrolled or was previously enrolled in UST Houston's Post Bacc Pre Med Program? If so, could you give me insight into what the program is like and if they do provide what is listed on their website? (Also, if anyone is planning on enrolling this fall let me know) I would like to...
  4. B

    UNTHSC *NEW* B.S. in Biomedical Sciences to M.S. in Medical Sciences Bridge Program (Texas) 2025

    Yesterday I got an acceptance in to a new UNTHSC program called the Postbacc BS in Biomedical Sciences to MS in Medical sciences bridge program. It seems to be a 1 year bridge program where you graduate with their BS in Biomedical Sciences and if you maintain a gpa of 3.25 or higher you get an...
  5. T

    Dropped out of SMP, now what?

    Hey all, I completed my undergrad in Biology with a 3.3 gpa and made the dreadful mistake of attending an SMP program. I was not doing too well in the program because of all sorts of personal issues and because of family health issues, so I decided to withdraw from it in the last semester. I...
  6. J

    2 low points in GPA with upward trend at the end

    Not sure how to approach doing a DIY postbacc, SMP, or applying 2025 I feel like having one low dip in your GPA is a red flag, so I was wondering how screwed I would be with 2 dips. The first GPA dip occurred while taking dual credit classes in high school (didn't really take school seriously...
  7. S

    KGI PPC & MS Applied Life Sciences 2024-2025

    Hello, I applied for KGI's PPC recently, and I was just wondering if anyone has been accepted to this program and had any info/tips on preparing for the PPC interview? Additionally, if anyone has any perspective on the PPC vs the MS in Applied Life Sciences program, please let me know! I am...
  8. P

    WAMC/School List Help (FL Resident Non-Trad URM)

    Hi all... just got my mcat score back and I haven't stopped crying lol (i'm dramatic) - Non-trad applicant, FL resident, URM - MCAT total: 502 (123/126/126/127) **my CP has never been that low on any practice exam, however I did run out of time on test day leaving 6+ questions blank and it's...
  9. emilyyy.torres03

    Better to wait or apply late to SMP?

    Hello! I am currently a junior in my undergrad and I anticipate applying to an SMP to improve my record before applying to med school. I have been looking at the registration dates for the SMP programs that I want to apply to and I see a lot of the applications for Fall 2025 open in...
  10. E

    Funded Masters vs. Research Associate Position for Gap Years

    As title states, currently have to decide between a fully funded masters program in a sort of strange interdisciplinary program in the U.K. versus a paid full-time research position in a lab at Northwestern in a chemical biology lab? For further context, my gpa is sitting around 3.98, I will...
  11. scrublord

    Johns Hopkins vs. Bryn Mawr Post Bacc

    Hello, so I was very fortunate to have been accepted to both of these programs. But I am having an impossible time choosing. Background I was a Computer Science and Data Science major, and worked as a software engineer. I have physics and both these programs confirmed that I don't have to take...
  12. I

    DIY post bacc timeline help

    Hello, I’ll try and lay everything out, so you can get a good idea of where I’m at. I got my bachelors in a science field which only included the basic prereqs. GenChem, GenPhys1, biology1&2 etc. I got around a 3.0 for cGPA and sGPA. Did good freshman year did bad sophomore and junior, then...
  13. scwahl96

    PBPM 2024-2025

    Hello there, all! Starting up the thread for those that will be attending career changer PBPM programs this Spring (2024 - 2025 cohorts). I would love to hear where everyone has applied to / been accepted to / committed to! Right now, I have an acceptance to Hopkins and am planning to attend...
  14. H

    Nontrad trans URM, not enrolled in pre-med yet, interested in plastics

    Here’s my academic story— 2003 — Graduated straight A student in HS 2007 — Struggled with undiagnosed ADHD and never finding the appropriate subject fit; low GPA at small liberal arts school (2.4 I believe) in a non-STEM field. Toward the end I was involved in a horrible abusive relationship...
  15. wannabedocmath

    Formal vs DIY Post Bacc

    I know this question has been explored here before but I was looking to get advice unique to my situation. I recently graduated from a T10 university with a degree in math (cGPA: 3.61, BCPM: 3.42 (two Cs in theoretical math courses)). I need to fulfill my pre-med reqs so I applied to some...
  16. Lemon Mango

    Senior year taking too much on?

    Hello Everyone, I am a non-trad student starting my last year of college next semester planning on applying to medical school after graduating. I am trying to demonstrate a strong and rigorous upward trend and have been taking "difficult" undergraduate classes for the past year. I am slated to...
  17. lemonyticket

    From art to medicine

    Hey SDN! New member here, and thank you in advance for taking the time to read my post. I attended art school for my undergrad education and graduated in 2020. I started work as an illustrator straight out of college, and have been working ever since. Lately, I have been heavily considering...
  18. Kia TheOne

    Agnes Scott College Summer 2024

    Hey yall! I just wanted to start a thread for people accepted and applying to any of the Agnes Scott Post-bac programs. I just committed to the Med-Accelerated program. :) looking to connect with my future classmates.
  19. E

    Non-trad post-bacc conundrum

    Howdy folks 👋 I've finally decided that it is time to do what I should have done a long time ago and commit to becoming a physician. I am still in the planning phases and have been doing a lot of research on post-bacc programs. Some background: I am a 32-year-old New Englander (and I plan to...
  20. N

    WAMC? What to do next?

    Hi everyone. I am a recent graduate from a public university in the Southeast, I am currently doing a DIY post-bac for some GPA remediation and to build up both clinical and non-clinical hours. I would like to apply in 2024, and would really appreciate some insight and advice. -uGPA: 3.53...
  21. M

    NYC Postbacc programs?

    Hi SDN. I'm an NYC resident contemplating doing a career change to pursue medical school, with little to no science background. I haven't been able to find much in the way of structured postbacc programs besides NYU and Columbia, which are prohibitively expensive. NYC nontrads, what was your...
  22. A

    Chance of top career changer postbac programs w/o shadowing

    Hi all, I was a computer science major in college and I'm applying to Bryn Mawr, Scripps, and Goucher for my career change plans. I have a decent undergrad GPA (over 3.9) and okay SAT score (verbal 710, math 800). I have some volunteering experience in hospitals and senior homes, but I won't...
  23. J

    WAMC: Advice please?

    Hi Guys, I am currently looking at ways I can make becoming a physician a reality. I tried suppressing my desire to become one, but I think I keep beating myself up over never applying myself to it out of fear of failure or rejection, so, this is my Hail Mary. I have a degree in Computer...
  24. P

    Low GPA and Wrong major

    Hi, So I recently graduated undergrad with a 2.7 GPA, I had lots of issues in life happening which resulted in that. I want to go Dental but I’m not sure where to start. Should I go to CC, Masters Program, or Post-bacc program to get both pre-reqs and a higher GPA? If you have ANY advice at...
  25. P

    Wondering if I should do a DIY post-bacc ...

    Hi everyone. I wanted help deciding if doing a DIY post-bacc would be the best option for me. I graduated from a community college with a 3.9 in 2020. I then transferred to a 4-year and graduated with a 3.6 in August 2022 as a Biology major. My community college didn’t have any pre-med...
  26. kenzmed

    MPH vs DIY Post Bacc?

    I've recently been accepted to a 2 yr MPH program and have been battling on whether I should do it or not. Some background: graduated in 2022, cgpa 3.39 sgpa 3.1 (major upward trend), urm, 495 mcat. Planning to retake the mcat in january. I think I would love to do the MPH program since I am...
  27. T

    Having doubt about gpa and confused about Smp/MS options? Non trad (ish).

    Hi there, new to the field and want some advice on how to move forward based on where I am currently. I know it’s not a complete WAMC but I am deciding if I need a masters, etc, so any insight would be incredibly helpful!! Date of submission: 2025 Overall GPA: 3.438 Science GPA: 3.192...
  28. LindaAccepted

    How to Apply Successfully to Med School from Postbac Programs

    In this episode, the founder and former Director of San Francisco State University Postbac Programs and Accepted consultant since 2015 explains why the fastest way to medical school is slowly and carefully, and explores the advantages and disadvantages of applying to med school from a postbac...
  29. J

    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...
  30. H

    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...
  31. Z

    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...
  32. V

    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...
  33. 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...
  34. J

    NYMC AMP vs. NSU CHPP

    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...
  35. B

    WAMC: Should I delay my application? - cGPA: 3.58, sGPA: 3.63

    UPDATE: I just received my MCAT score and I'm bumping this post up to see if I should still delay my application or apply this cycle. cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS cGPA: 3.60 sGPA: 3.63 Undergrad cGPA: 3.44 Undergrad sGPA: 3.47 Post-Bacc GPA: 4.00 No upwards or downward...
  36. J

    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...
  37. N

    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?
  38. T

    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...
  40. 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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