post bac

  1. PreMedKia

    Hampton University Masters of Medical Science 2020

    Hello All! I decided to create this thread because I have not seen one for this year's round of applicants and candidates. This thread can be used for all of us to interact with those who are interested in applying, have applied, are waiting to be accepted, or are accepted to the program. I was...
  2. StephN

    University of Vermont VS Scripps College post-bacc

    Hey everyone, has anyone on here completed the post-bacc program at UVM?? I have read up a good bit on Scripps but haven’t heard a whole ton on UVM. I only have 5 more days before I have to make a decision and I’m trying to decide between holding out for Scripps or just going for my second...
  3. P

    Gap Year Decision! SMP? Research?

    I graduated from undergrad this May, and I will be applying to medical school next summer. I am taking my MCAT this August and so far I've been averaging around 510. I am at a huge crossroads on what to do this next year. I graduated from a top 30 college with 3.59 cGPA, 3.4 sGPA with good...
  4. M

    Questions about Post-Bacc GPA and apps?

    Question about how MDs/DOs take into consideration Post-Bacc GPAs? A little background info on me, so in my undergrad I underperformed and ended up switching majors my sophomore year. Ended up scraping by but graduated. I ended up doing a Post-Bacc and did well. Undergrad Stats: Major-...
  5. H

    Morehouse School of Medicine MSMS 2020-2022

    Hey all! Seems like no one has really posted about the program for this particular cycle so here’s a thread to get it started! Feel free to post if you hear anything in the next few weeks or if you have any questions. Good luck to you all!
  6. supermarinara

    2020-2021 Cooper Medical School Rowan University Advanced Pre-Med Post Bacc

    Hey all! Got accepted and planning to attend, just wanted to create this thread so we could support each other through this and in case anyone has any questions. We got this!!
  7. R

    Multiple Fs / Left for a semester on Academic Probation / Reinvented myself in postgrad

    Hey everyone. This is my first time posting. I'm trying to make a school list to apply next cycle, but I'm having trouble coming up with schools given my lackluster undergrad gpa and history of bad academic performance. Here is an outline of my application: Basic Info: Undergrad: Cornell...
  8. S

    Advice Needed: Little Advisement at my School- All help appreciated

    Hello, I was wondering if someone could review my stats and help me figure out what I need to do to salvage my application. My school doesn’t have much advisement so I appreciate any advice that I can get. I will be attending UPenn’s Specialized Studies Program this August. I'm trying to retake...
  9. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  10. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  11. A

    Nontrad - am I doing enough to become a solid applicant down the road?

    I’m 30 years old and hold a masters degree in the field of finance along with a CPA license. After having done this for almost 8 years now, with each year getting progressively worse, I’ve decided I want something different and after about a year of considering medicine via volunteer...
  12. F

    UCSD and other California Post-Bacc

    Hey guys! This is my first time posting here and I really need some advice. I wanted to know my shot at getting into a California post-bacc with a low GPA and low ECs, or should I take another year off to gain experience? Here's my background: I went to community college for 3 years after...
  13. Stay_med26

    Chatham University MABS program 2020-2021

    Hi all, Just received an acceptance from this program today! Doing the 1 year non-thesis track. Does anyone have any personal experience or insight on this program? I am a pre-Med student.
  14. rose.o

    What MBS program do I choose for Fall 2020?

    I recently got accepted to these following Masters in Biomedical Sciences programs for Fall 2020 and would love some guidance on how to best decide which program to attend. Ultimately, I am looking to start medical school in Fall 2021 so I am looking for a program that will best increase the...
  15. G

    Post Bac: GW or Temple BCHS?

    Post Bac: GW or Temple BCHS?
  16. G

    Post Bac: GW or Temple BCHS?

    Which would you choose between GW and Temple BCHS post bac?
  17. T

    RVU vs. KCU

    Hi all I am having trouble choosing between the rocky vista an kansas city masters program. They are both extremely far from me, so location isn't a problem. I heard many positives and negatives from both programs making my decision even harder. At first I was leaning towards kansas city and...
  18. D

    Non-Traditional Student - Best Way to Overcome App Weaknesses?

    Twelve years ago I was a pre-med chemistry major, where I completed 1/2 year of Biology, 1 year of Gen Chem, 1/2 year of Physics, and 1 1/2 year of Calculus. I ended up changing majors and transferred to an art school where I earned a BFA in painting and drawing. After graduating I took courses...
  19. B

    Should I do post-bacc?

    Hi everyone, hope you're all safe and doing well! I'm a junior at JHU with a GPA that will be (ideally) graduating in 2021 with around a 3.65 if my trend continues. That could have looked different if this semester wasn't universal pass/fail but now I lose a semester of grades. I was told to...
  20. A

    UF Pre Health Post Bac Class of 2020

    I've just been accepted at UF Pre-health Post Bac, but since the program is relatively new, I can't really gauge how competitive the program is. Does anyone know the median gpa for the accepted students or is willing to share their stats? +Anyone entering UF Pre-Health Post Bac class of 2020...
  21. J

    ARCOM vs. KCU masters programs

    Hey guys, I have a quick question for y’all! I am a current DO applicant but most likely won’t get in this year so I’m planning on doing a post Bacc program with either KCU or ARCOM. I was wondering what your thoughts were on either one? I interviewed for ARCOM’s med school this year but was...
  22. D

    Texas Master's Programs Fall 2020

    Hey guys! This is basically a place to keep a list of programs that I am applying to this cycle and to see if anyone else has applied as well. These programs don't have a lot of information to work with so since I've submitted my apps, I've kind of been in the dark as far as what to expect. If...
  23. W

    UConn Post Bacc 2020-2021

    Anyone applying to this program? I am looking into Program B. Interested in success stories from Program A and B students.
  24. rntodoctor

    Pass/Fail Pre-Med Courses

    Hi all! I'm currently a Registered Nurse turned Post-bacc Pre-med student. Due to the circumstances of this semester (finals were cancelled due to Corona Virus outbreak on campus), I was wondering about the risks of having a class reported as pass/fail on my transcript. We were given the option...
  25. NYCking

    PCOM vs LECOM vs Bluefield SMP

    Does anyone have more insight into these programs? From what I've searched,; PCOM class is between 120-130 every year and about 50 students get in (both year 1 & 2 students). I called about the conditional acceptance and the rep said no seat is really offered until after the interview. LECOM...
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  27. asclepiusdevotee

    Johns Hopkins Interview

    I was recently confirmed for an interview at Johns Hopkins for the postbac premed program. (I've also applied to Columbia but haven't heard back yet. In any case, JH is my first choice.) I'm wondering about any information out there with respect to the interview itself. Like, questions that are...
  28. N

    Post-Bacc Courseload?

    I plan to take a DIY post-bacc and I am only missing the prerequisites for medical school. I am wondering what my course load should be? I am planning to take biology, general chem, physics, organic chem, and english. Obviously, general chem is a prequisite for organic chem so I cannot take...
  29. A

    Thoughts on Case western reserve PRIME

    I have got accepted to CWRU prime program from summer. Did any one have applied before or any views on this program?
  30. baigern

    2020-2021 Texas A&M Dental Post-Baccalaureate Program

    Didn't see a thread for this year's TAMCOD PBP application cycle so here's a thread for everyone that applied. Good luck to everyone applying!
  31. DoctoOcto

    How to adcoms view post-baccs at "extension" schools vs. "regular" universities?

    I've been wondering about this recently. What is the difference in perception (if any) between extension schools like UC Berkeley extension, UCLA extension, and Harvard extension, vs. regular universities like state schools (through open enrollment)? Some classes at these extension schools are...
  32. G

    Online post-bacc a joke to med schools?

    Hey guys. I have a sci gpa of around a 3.1 and a cum gpa of 3.5 so I was looking into a post bac program through UNE online just because the closest university to me is 2 hours away, and right now I can't leave this city for personal reasons. I spoke to some med school counselor who said she...
  33. C

    Post Bac or Just Apply?

    Ok, so I am in the middle of a dilemma. I am 37 will be 38 soon. I have a BS in Business/IT, I have also taken most of my premed classes ( AP 1/2, Inorganic, organic) Although these classes were at a community college for cost. I finished these classes about 4 yrs ago then life got in the way...
  34. P

    Seeking advice on gap year plans

    I am currently a 4th year undergrad with a 3.38 cGPA/3.06 sGPA. I've worked as a medical assistant for over a year now and have a lot of clinical/volunteer experience with underserved communities for 2.5 years (also volunteer as a scribe here). I was in one research lab for a year and then...
  35. J

    Advice needed for SMP or Postbacc (Stats provided below)

    Hi Guys, First time posting here but I've been reading this site for some time now. I am currently applying to SMPs and Postbaccs for Fall 2020 and I am not sure at all which programs are the best fit for me. Ultimately, I'd like to join an SMP/Postbacc with a linkage to their DO/MD school...
  36. A

    1 year post bacc programs

    Hi All, Is there any rankings to the post bacc programs out there, not state specific. I was particularly looking into the one year programs. I am ok to relocate, right now i am located on the west coast. Thanks
  37. Lnotoran

    Post-back or 2nd bachelors?

    So I graduated from Arizona State with a 3.0 as a Business Communication major in 2013, having completed 6 internships and steadily raised my GPA. Worked at some top PR and marketing firms, encountered major health problems, which inspired me to change my career. Was accepted into Loyola’s...
  38. P

    Best Post Bacs in Florida?

    Was wondering if anyone had any insights on Post Bacs in Florida? Like which are the best and if any have some kind of linkages etc. Haven't found a ton of info here on Florida, I might be missing a thread somewhere but feel free to redirect me, super new here. Thanks! According to AAMC these...
  39. D

    Should I retake pre-req courses from 10 years ago if I did an SMP?

    Hi everyone! First time poster. About me real quick: I graduated in 2012 at UF with a 2.56 GPA with my BS in Microbiology. In 2018, I regained some confidence and decided to try for med school again. I took some classes at a community college (Straight As in 3 science classes +labs and...
  40. DoctoOcto

    Is 3.37 --> 3.4 sGPA worth $1200?

    Posting this on behalf of a friend. One of my college buddies is finishing up her post-bacc, and she's taken 40 units of science classes so far. She says she brought her science GPA from a 2.8 to a 3.37 (no MCAT yet), maintaining a 3.93 in post bacc work. She's been talking to me about whether...