post bacc

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    California Pre-Dental Post bacc's Advice

    2.9 GPA from UW Seattle, haven't taken DAT yet but will before I graduate. Figured the low gpa will hinder my chances of getting in so I was looking into post-baccs back home - California. Any suggestions for post bacc's in California with a good record of their pre-dental students gaining...
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    Should I continue?

    Hi, I’m a non-traditional pre-med student, and I would like to know if it’s possible to have a chance to get into an MD or DO program with my academic record. I have 14 class withdrawals due to one of my parents being very sick and hospitalized during my sophomore year. Almost all of my...
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    Loyola Marymount PostBacc University

    Hey! I recently applied to Loyola Marymount Post Bacc in California. Has anyone heard back from the program? Has anyone matriculated? Any feedback on the program?
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    UF PHPB advice/experience

    Has anyone applied to and received a decision from UF’s pre-health post bacc program? I submitted in August and everything verified September 19th and I’m nervous about not getting any sort of response yet.
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    Non Trad WAMC Post bacc?!

    Greetings, I’m needing some advice on how to move forward! Background- I’ve always had my eyes set on medical school! I was in foster care as a kid so when finishing high school I went straight to CC, trying to figure out working paying rent and going to school was rough while also having my...
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    Advice! part-time EMT or CNA jobs (postbacc student)

    Hey all! First post here! I'm a career-changing/non-trad applicant. I graduated 2 years ago with a business degree and have since realized - through volunteering and shadowing - that medicine is the field I want to be in. I was working at a marketing firm and taking night classes until a...
  8. Cosmicv1bes

    Seeking advice

    Hello friends! I hope you are all having a great day. After searching a long time on SDN and Reddit for people in a similar situation, I think my story is different enough to warrant its own post. I am an ORM and I applied to DO schools in 2016, but I graduated with a poor gpa (~3.0 both sGPA...
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    Help with SMP/MD acceptances

    Hi everyone! I was hoping to gain some feedback regarding SMP programs. I browse enough threads on here and figured it was just time I posted my own. I currently have a undergrad + post bacc cGPA of 3.1 as per the aamc scale. I am hoping to have a 3.14 by the end of the fall sem and a 3.18 at...
  10. Big Tall Doctor

    Advice on my DIY post bacc

    Sorry I posted this in a different forum,but didn't know how to move it. I've decided to invest in myself and pursue classes at Sacramento State. However, because I will not be going for a degree, I will only be able to crash classes utilizing Open University. I was pretty sketched out at first...
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    Formal or informal post-bacc?

    Hi guys! I just graduated from college this year with a 3.46 oGPA 3.2 BCP 3.4 sGPA, and a DAT of 25AA/24TS/25PAT. Given my stats, would it be more worthwhile to do a formal post-bacc program or an informal one at a nearby college to boost my GPA? If I were to do an informal post-bacc, would it...
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    Insight on Best Route to Take

    Hello! I am a recent graduate from a mid tier liberal arts college, and hold a B.S. in Biology and a Psychology minor. Throughout undergrad, I had hoped to apply directly to medical school, but my GPA is slightly lower than competitive (cGPA: 3.37). My extracurriculars are competitive, however...
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    Doubting myself

    Hello all! I am currently taking some post bacc courses as I have a degree in anthropology and a second one in primate behavior and ecology. I specifically chose to go that route to avoid STEM classes, but now becoming a physician developed into a burning passion, I realized I made some...
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    University of Florida Post-Bacc

    has anyone done the UF post bacc program (UF PHPB) or know anyone who has done it? I've been accepted to the program, but there seem to be very few reviews since the program is relatively new (2014).
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    Low undergrad GPA (3.13). What are my post-bacc options??

    Hi everyone. I could really use some help. I started off college with an undergrad GPA of 3.6, but that GPA has gone down now to a 3.13. I was in a very toxic relationship that lead to major depression, and because of this I am currently on a leave of absence from my college. When I get back, I...
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    ATSU KCOM versus NYMC masters

    Hi guys. I am currently sitting on multiple acceptances to master's programs and am agonizing over which to choose. So far, I believe I've narrowed it down to ATSU KCOM or NYMC. I'm looking for a two year program with strong research opportunities, which I believe both programs offer. But other...
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    2019-2020 Vanderbilt MS in Biomedical Sciences Program

    Hi everyone! I'm pretty new to SDN but I wanted to make a thread for the Vandy Masters of Sciences in Biomedical Sciences because I haven't seen one on here yet! I just recently accepted their offer of admission, and I am curious if anyone in the community is also going to be attending the...
  20. Python Forever

    Using CC Humanities Classes to Increase Workload Post-Bacc?

    As a full-time nontrad student, I believe I'm expected to take 30+ units per academic year (since I won't be working full-time) not including summers, or at least that's what I read on SDN. If so, I'm looking to split that to 24 units science, and 6 units humanities. Is it ok if I take the 6...
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    SMP, post bacc, or DO?

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    Agnes Scott 2019 - 2020

    Hey wanted to start this thread for anyone applying for the Agnes Scott post-bacc program or who was accepted! (I was accepted but looking for some more details before deciding) Also any students who finished the program within the past five years, what were your impressions of the program?
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    Advice on my prerequisite dilemma

    Hello all. So I did lots of searching and found some pretty helpful threads but wanted more clarification on my specific situation. I can't remember which thread it was, but a pretty knowledgeable poster commented that you should take these courses where you would perform the best. Having...
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    Low GPA, Peace Corps Volunteer, Post-bacc Advice?

    Hey guys, still kinda new to this so please bear with me. I graduated in 2015 with a b.s. in public health from an accredited Southern California university. College, for me, was a gigantic party and looking back, I was very lucky to have graduated in the first place. I barely graduated with...
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    POSTBACC /masters for LOW GPA (UCSF, SFSU)

    Can anyone that has been accepted to a postbacc or masters with low GPAs, especially from UCSF or SFSU's postbacc program post their stats? I have an extremely low GPA, ~2.75, pre-dental. I do however have plenty of internship/shadowing/dental-club/leadership experience that I am hoping will...
  26. neurologyplzzz

    UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium 2019-2020 Cycle

    Hi all, the 2019 application should open any day now so I wanted to start a new thread for the upcoming cycle. Feel free to ask any questions and let's do our best to help each other during this stressful process.
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    Silicon Valley Software Engineer to Medical School

    Hello, I am currently employed as a software engineer at a SV Tech company. I am considering switching in to medicine. I graduated from a UC 6 months ago with a double major in bioengineering and electrical engineering, my final GPA was 3.46. I had an emotional setback towards the end of my...
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    Advice on the steps to take from here

    Hello, happy holidays! I'm looking for suggestions about how to give myself the best chance of getting into medical school. I entered undergraduate study as a chemistry major with the intent of pursuing medicine, and the first semester I did well, but in the spring I experienced depression and...
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    Late Undergrad Career Change Advice

    Hello! I've never posted here before although I've read through a few threads and found some interesting advice in the past. I'm currently a senior Bioengineering undergrad at UCSD who recently decided to go pre-med. To give a little background, I finished my A.S. in Biology at a local CC and...
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    Post-Bacc Options

    Hi there! I am trying to decide on a post-bacc program and wanted some opinions. I am currently an AmeriCorps doing a term of service in Seattle (I finish in July). I graduated last May (in three years with a 3.6 GPA and majored in political science and minored in humanitarian studies). I...
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    Post Bacc Choice

    After much thought and deliberation I have finally decided I want to apply to a post back program, however, I need help in deciding which one will best fit my needs. I graduated from a top 10 university in the US one year ago and have since worked in the business sector. In undergrad I had a...
  32. UTadvising

    Temple CST Post Bacc Program 2019 - 2020

    Saw there was a thread for the LKSOM Post Bacc Program so thought I would start a specific thread for the College of Science and Technology program. I see their interviews start in January so was curious to know if anyone has heard anything from them or knows much about the program.
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    Gap Year Advice

    I am a 20 year old URM male at a Top 20 undergrad institution. I plan on applying in next years cycle but because of my low GPA, i have been considering taking a gap year to improve my stats. Im currently sitting at a 3.4 cGPA and and 3.3sGPA, no grades under a B- just a whole lot of B's. Im...
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    San Francisco State University Post-Bacc 2018-2019

    Hi! Since the application deadline recently passed, I felt as though we should have a thread like this for people to let us know if interviews were being sent out, how to prepare for the interviews and to talk amongst colleagues who might be in the same class. I contacted the admissions office...
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    Advise for SMP or Other options for cGPA 3.2, sGPA 3.0, MCAT 509 [Sep 2018]

    This for GORO and other knowledgeable adcoms or seniors. Please guide me to make a wise decision. Thanks for reading. I graduated in May of 2018 with cGPA 3.2, sGPA 3.0 from a top 5 liberal arts college with a non-science major [took all the pre-reqs]. I applied for post bacc at the last minute...
  36. Winifr3d_

    CSU-NEOMED Partnership Post-Bacc 2018-2019

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to make a brand new thread for applicants applying this cycle. Good luck to everyone.
  37. dr.ihaveacutedog

    Please any and all advice, pretty much on my own with this.

    Hello! I am a completely new poster, so forgive me if this sucks and it's too long but know I am really trying. I am a 21 yo recent graduate as of last month with a Bachelors in Health Science. A little about my history, I initially went to college away from my hometown with the intentions of...
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    Low GPA, military engineer, looking for a way forward...

    BLUF: Low GPA, considering grad school or DIY post-bacc at CC... I'm a 27 y/o female, military vet (currently deployed, again) trying to apply to medical school in a few years. I'm a USMA grad with a low GPA (2.9) in Mechanical Engineering; planning to take my P.E. in April. I'm transitioning...