1. 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...
  2. S

    Graduate courses (1-2 courses for graduate credit) to allay GPA concerns?

    I'm a college grad with a middling GPA (3.6 cGPA, 3.5 sGPA) and am applying next cycle. My old university's advisors (members of their premed committee) have suggested taking 1 or 2 upper level science courses at the graduate level to mitigate GPA concerns. On AMCAS, it'd also appear as a 4.0 on...
  3. W

    Which Post-Bacc should I choose?

    First post! Woot! I've thought about paying for a session with a med school admissions coach/counselor to get some advice, but SDN has helped me tremendously so far, so I thought I would give it a shot by asking on here. I graduate in May and the only pre-reqs I need to finish are Physics 2...
  4. Alie1996

    How did you do it?

    I am a career changer. I got a BA in Sustainable Agriculture and I worked mostly with animals after college I’m now working as a vet assistant. I really want to go to veterinary school but I’m already 20k in debt and I still have 2 years worth of prerequisites to take before I can apply. It...
  5. johnsonthehopeful

    Summer class on top of 32 hours of post-bacc?

    Hey y'all. So I'm a super-nontrad and reapplicant who recently completed 32 hours of DIY post-baccalaureate coursework. Only a handful were upper-division courses (biochem, micro, med micro, physics, genetics) due to the lack of availability of courses that didn't interfere with my work...
  6. J

    Northwestern Health Sciences University (Post-Bacc)

    Hey everyone! New to SDN and really appreciate all the information that I'm finding here. Does anyone have recent experience with the Post-Bacc program at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN? There are some older posts here, but nothing over the past couple of years...
  7. leadsquid

    For those that were not STEM majors: Learning curve for Chem and Physics?

    How did you all fare in General Chemistry and Physics 1 when you first started your post-bacc? I am couple years out of college and did not have any science classes. Did you learn all of the material you needed to in the classes or was there a steep learning curve initially due to there being an...
  8. H

    WAMC's: 514 MCAT, 3.71 post-bacc, no MD ii's, MD vs DO?

    I'm about 6 years post-bacc and decided to apply to only MD schools after receiving my 514 MCAT, which I'm now worried was a mistake. I'm a bit non-traditional and was previously pre-PA before deciding I had it in me to pursue medical school in full. cGPA 3.38 (post-bacc cGPA 3.7), cBCPM 3.36...
  9. 2

    Seeking guidance for the 2022 applicant cycle.

    Hello! I graduated from college in 2020 (Biology) and decided quite late that I wanted to become a physician. College was a really difficult time for me, and my grades definitely reflect that - most of my classes (Biology/Chemistry department) were B's. Ever since the Fall 2019 semester, I've...
  10. A

    Help me choose which masters/post-bacc program

    Hi everyone! I got into 2 masters programs and 1 post-bacc. I am having trouble choosing which one would be more beneficial in helping me get into dental school and also what program will stand out to dental schools while applying. What I hope to get out of the program is proving to dental...
  11. Dental0928

    How I got into Dental School with a Low GPA, 3.0 (2020 cycle)

    Hi guys, I will be starting dental school this coming August and I thought I could help some pre-dents out there who have a very low GPA and want to apply to dental school! I hope my mistakes can help guide you through to a dental school acceptance! This post will be my experience in depth so...
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  13. jyy3gx

    Post bacc programs for "In-betweeners"?

    Hello I am an "ex-premed" who did premed and computer engineering until my 2nd year and now after graduating want to go back and prepare for med school. After some days of research, I have found out that most schools only have career-changers or career-enhancers programs, and I couldn't find...
  14. T

    2020-2021 Columbia MS IHN Acceptance!

    Hi! Not sure if a thread for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle for Columbia's MS in Human Nutrition (IHN) existed but just wanted to share my news/thoughts! Completed/submitted my application 2-3 weeks ago and got an acceptance last week! Got a congratulatory phone call in the morning and an...
  15. A

    Post-bacc Application Advice (non-traditional student)

    Hi, I've been a long time reader of these forums but this is my first time posting. After spending a long time debating whether to make a complete mid-life career change, I've decided to make the first step towards going to med-school, but as a non-traditional student I need to first get into a...
  16. G

    Loyola Chicago Post-Bacc May 2021

    Hello, I'm a 27 year old career changer stating my post-bacc at Loyola University Chicago this May. I'd love to connect with any other incoming students.
  17. M

    Bad Grades + Post-Bacc + Gap Year Advice

    Hi everyone happy new year! Looking for advice on how to spend my gap year(s), fixing holes in my app, and if this post-bacc plan is good. One main issue is grades, especially sGPA, so thought I'd do a post-bacc in my city? The undergrad classes this post-bacc offers are mostly classes I've...
  18. D

    Is 10 a good amount of post-baccs to apply to?

    I have a list of ten schools ranked from least to most likely, I'm thinking of applying to with a 3.7 undergrad GPA. I have a few pre-reqs under my belt (Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, Statistics) but I'd mostly be relying on the program to fulfill the needed pre-reqs for medical school. I'd...
  19. 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...
  20. SupremeUncle

    Rejected from Rowan MBS Program, offered Quick Admit, what should I do?

    Background: I graduated class of 2019 with like a 2.5cGPA and like a <2.0 sGPA. Undiagnosed ADHD lead to most of my failures. As bad my stats are, my extracurriculars make up for it. I've been scribing for nearly 3 years now, became a head trainer at my site, and 200 hours of internship with a...
  21. sparklepuff97

    2 Big Questions

    About me: 2020 psychology graduate, starting formal post-bacc in September. My questions: 1) Would you say that reviewing Khan Academy videos would be sufficient "prelearning"/prep for General Chem/Bio for someone who has not studied either subject since high school? (4 years ago) I was...
  22. sparklepuff97

    SOS: How do I choose a program?

    Hello all! Psychology/Computer Science undergraduate senior/incoming (career-changer) post-bacc here. Firstly, I hope you are all feeling/faring well during this difficult time. Personally, I am feeling quite overwhelmed and am looking advice, if anyone here might have any insights into my...
  23. D

    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...
  24. ToothSleuth_93

    I didn't get in to Dental School... Here's what I did! - Success Story

    This thread is for those of you who got rejected or are still waiting for an acceptance letter for this dental school application cycle and don't know what to do next... I am currently a third year dental student at the Kornberg School of Dentistry of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA...
  25. Y

    Formal Post-bacc or DIY Post-bacc?

  26. Doctoscope

    Thoughts on Online Neurophysiology?

    I'm thinking of taking this class Winter 2020: My only drawback is that it's an online course. It's not marked online on the transcript or anything, but if brought up I'll definitely...
  27. S

    Currently in CRNA school & considering backtracking to make the switch to medical school. Am I crazy?

    Brief history: I was a horribly average high school student. My poor academic performance drove me nuts, so I viewed undergrad as a chance to prove to myself what I could accomplish. I graduated with a BSN, a 4.0 cGPA, and I was very involved in extracurriculars in my university. After...
  28. O

    *Official CSU East Bay PHAP 2020-2021

    Hi All! Starting a thread since I did not see any for this cycle. I was recently accepted into CSUEB's PHAP program for the AET/Track-II path (I'm pre-PA). I wanted to see if anyone has accepted their admissions? And if any current or graduated students from the program have feedback on if...
  29. D

    DIY post bacc options in Los Angeles/Inland Empire area?

    Hello, long time lurker here! I am graduating from UCLA in a few weeks with a pretty sad sGPA (3.0), and I want to do a DIY post bacc to help boost my gpa! Does anybody have any experience doing a DIY post-bacc in the Los Angeles or Inland Empire area in California? I was looking at UCLA...
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  31. S

    Advice for senior year applications to post-bacc programs vs. gap year then apply

    Hi all, I'm a current junior and had a recent change of heart about careers and want to become a physician (or give it a good shot at least). I have taken Chem 1 + lab, Chem 2, and Biology 1 + lab. I won't have time to complete the rest of the pre reqs my senior year as I have to take classes...
  32. AlexisT

    Marquette University Post-Bacc BMPD 2019-2020

    Hey! Starting this thread since there isn’t one yet.
  33. AlexisT

    Creighton Post-bacc 2019-2020

    Starting this thread since there isn’t one yet.
  34. W

    How should I start preparing for a Post-Bacc?

    I am currently studying architecture and will graduate in a year and half. I will likely finish with a 3.5 GPA and I have only taken a few science classes (Biology, Physics, and Chem 1). I have decided I want to pursue medicine and that a post-bacc after I graduate is my best option. I would...
  35. O

    Difficult decision on when to apply!

    I'm a male URM (African-American) currently about to finish a DIY post-bacc in Texas this coming Spring. I'm going to be using Texas's Academic Fresh Start (AFS) to increase my GPA before applying for all Texas MD medical schools. I've been doing this DIY program for exactly 2 years now and...
  36. W

    Career Changer Post-bacc Programs- Chances (LOW GPA)?

    Hi all, This is my first post on SDN so I'm sorry If this is in the wrong forum. Anyways, I'm interested in SFSU's and CSUEB's career changer post bacc programs for pre health. I'm a senior at my current university. Here are my stats: Major: Psychology Cumulative GPA (After this semester)...
  37. C

    CSU east bay post bacc

    I am a current UC student with a 2.6 gpa, and a transfer community college gpa of 3.8. I was wondering if it is possible for me to get in to this program?
  38. D

    advice on first term of DIY post-bacc, credit load

  39. S

    Should I do the Midwestern MABS or retake science courses, orientation is tomorrow.

    Hey guys, I just reapplied to dental school for the 2nd cycle and I am between what I should do. Here are my stats: sGPA: 3.15, oGPA: 3.42, 20 AA DAT. I attended an international program for undergrad and transferred to Purdue to finish my degree and graduated from there. I am a US student from...
  40. M

    Columbia Post-bacc? Do I have a chance?

    Hi all, I am interested in Columbia’s post-bacc program due to their multiple linkage programs. However, my undergrad GPA is low and I am obviously worried that I’ll immediately be weeded out because of this. I graduated from a top 20 public university (full tuition scholarship) with a 3.13...