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    Post bacc vs masters for Sub 3.0 Student

    I need help deciding whether post bacc or an SMP is the best option for me to get into medical school. I graduated from a higher end university in 2019 with a cGPA of 2.5 and sGPA of 2.4. Since then, I’ve been taking all science classes (44 credits) via an informal post bacc (retaking pre reqs...
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    Business Major Pre-Med considering Post-Bacc

    Hi everyone, I'm an incoming 4th year business major (finance concentration) at a large public school. I am completing premedical requirements as well. So, the reality of the situation is that the administration at my University isn't allowing me to take physics next year, and I also want to...
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    3.34/503. POST BACC NYS RESIDENT MED SCHOOL LIST 2021-2022

    As the title suggests, I would like some advice/help on generating an allopathic school list. I just got my MCAT score back and it's not what I expected, I need a new game plan. My goal is to get into med school this cycle, looking to add allopathic schools that look at applicants *holistically*...
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    Studying for the MCAT during the pandemic

    Hi friends, I need your help! So I’m aiming to take the MCAT exam by next spring by May-June 2022. I recently graduated and will be doing a formal post-baccalaureate program this coming year. I won’t be working AT ALL. I really want to ace all my postbac courses, and dedicate as much time...
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    Scripps interview disaster

    Hi! Asking for advice. I had an interview with Scripps and I completely choked, I performed very poorly and did not adequately express myself, fumbled multiple times, rambled on questions and didn’t say what I had wanted to convey. I let my nerves get the best of me and it was a trainwreck. I...
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    UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium 2021-2022 Cycle

    Hi All, Not sure what the rules are re: posting here (first time posting, point me in the right direction if there are any lol), but the 2021-2022 UC Consortium Post-Baccalaureate cycle opens up in less than a month and I haven't seen a thread started yet. Thought it'd be good to get one going...
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    UPenn vs. Byrn Mawr PostBac

    Hi everyone. I am having a lot of trouble deciding on what school to attend for postbac. I know Bryn Mawr is the most prestigious school for premed postbac, but I really had my heart set on UPenn prior to getting an interview at Bryn Mawr. Can anyone speak from prior experience in either...
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    Engineering Graduate School to Medicine

    Hi everyone. I am a graduate student at UCLA pursuing a M.S. in bioengineering. My interests have changed recently and I am now looking to go to medical school to eventually become a psychiatrist. This decision was sparked in Jan 2020 when I found my mom and brother were using addictive, illegal...
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    Chances of getting into postbacc?

    Hi everyone, I am new to SDN and I am looking for help in regards to my chances of getting into a career changer post-bacc program. I have one semester left in undergrad and I will be graduating this December, 2020. I am a psychology major at an HBCU with a current cumulative GPA of a 3.43, I...
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    What Are My Chances? - Postbac Edition

    Hey everyone, Please see my below stats, hoping for some guidance on my chances of getting into the more competitive postbac programs. sGPA: 2.52 (This is rough, I know, but these classes were all taken over 10 years ago and my grades do trend upward.) cGPA: 3.42 (Undergrad) cGPA: 3.81...
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    Upitt BMP va Meharry MHS

    Hello All I’ve been accepted to both of these programs and I am having a hard time making a decision. does anyone have any inputs? I have a pretty good GPA >3.85 My issue is the MCAT. I’ve taken it and scored terribly. I’ve not really been good at standardized exams. I had to take the SAT...
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    Need help with SMP decision! 2 days to decide

    So I've recently been accepted to a couple SMP programs for academic enhancement and I've narrowed it down to Tulane's masters in cell and molecular biology program and Kansas City University of Medicine's master of biomedical science. My goal after the program is MD. I'd really appreciate some...
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    Career changer post-bac forced online - Will med schools discount my grades?

    Hello all, I'm sure many are in my shoes, but I was planning to start a post bac program this Fall for a 1 year post bac for career changers. However, it seems that Fall 2020 classes will now be all online, and who knows what will happen for Spring 2020. My question summed up is: Would MD...
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    Advice: Elms Post-bacc vs. Hofstra

    Hi everyone! New to SDN; I graduated last year with a low GPA (c: 2.93, s: (honestly idk, likely 2.6)) and got accepted into a few post-bacc programs this year. Currently, I'm having some trouble choosing between Elms Post-bacc and Hofstra's. I'm still waiting to hear back from BU MAMS, but...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Georgetown University SMP 2020-2021

    I haven't been able to find a thread for this application cycle for the Georgetown SMP. I just submitted my application. Has anyone gotten in recently? How long does it take to hear back?
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    NYU, Goucher, JHU-Perspective Needed

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    UNR SOM Post-baccalaureate Program Interviews?

    Hi! I applied to the UNRSOM Postbac program and haven't heard anything re: interview. They said applicants would be notified 2/1 approximately for interviews, which of course was a weekend. Just wondering if anyone else out there applied and has heard. Says interviews are going to be held 2/19...
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    PBPM chances from HYP straight out

    Hi all! Long-time lurker, first time poster here. I'm a junior at Princeton (providing only for GPA context) with a ~3.85 GPA that hopefully will rise a touch by next fall. Scored 2390 on my SATs and am currently majoring in the social sciences. Have taken absolutely no STEM classes (except one...
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    What should I do?

    Hello everyone, I graduated may of 2017 with a gpa of 2.75 in psychology due to a death in my family during my freshman year & also transitioning into college, etc. it was just a lot going on during that year but I was able to do well from my sophomore up until senior year but unfortunately my...
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    Keck Graduate Institute PPC Program

    I am going to have my interview in 5 days. I have heard that the interview process is pretty chill, and I did prepare a lot for commonly asked questions for grad school interview. I am still quite nervous since english is not my first language and this is my first time going to a interview for...
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    Accept now, decline later? (Post-bac programs)

    I tried to find a thread similar to this, but I couldn't, so I will ask here: So, most post-bac programs I have applied to (total: 6) wont sent out interview invites until next year. However, I just completed an interview (let's call it school A) and will hear back in the next few weeks and...
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    Fordham vs. Columbia Postbacc

    I’ve been accepted into Columbia’s postbacc program. It seems great, but it’s VERY expensive. Around $80,000 for the two years (which I can pay for but yikes). Fordham also has a postbacc which is significantly cheaper. But I can’t seem to get a good sense of how much of an advantage I would be...
  27. LindaAccepted

    Medical 3 Ways to Deal with a Low MCAT Score

    After weeks of patiently waiting, you finally receive your MCAT score, only to realize that it’s much lower than you’d hoped. In this situation, you have several options. First, take some time to think; it’s not a good idea to make a decision immediately after receiving your score. Give it some...
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    Drexel IHS 2019-2021

    Hey guys! I was just accepted to Drexel's IHS program for Fall 2019. I noticed there wasn't a recent thread yet for this program and wanted to reach out. Anybody else considering attending? I'm having a lot of trouble finding information about it, so if you happen to be a student/alumnus, I'd...
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    Barry Biomedical Science Masters (BMS) Fall 2019

    Hi, feel free to post any questions here. I am currently a student on the 18 month track!
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    Medical Life as a UCI Med School Student, Wife, and Mom

    Learn how real students navigate their way through the medical school admissions process and med school itself with our What is Medical School Really Like? series. Meet Lauren, an MS1 in Irvine, California Lauren, thank you for sharing your story with us! Which medical school do you attend? Do...
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    Should I do a post bacc program or declare a chemistry minor?

    Hi everyone, I am in a senior in George Mason, and until a couple month ago I decided that I wanted to become a psychiatrist. I am a psych major with a 3.4 GPA and I haven't taken any of the chemistry premed requirements yet. I have two options, either declare a minor in chemistry which will...
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    Post Bacc/SMP Programs

    Hi! I'm graduating this May and know that I probably need an academic record enhancer post bacc program to be considered a strong applicant. I'm currently looking at Georgetown SMP, BU MAMS, Brown ScM and Johns Hopkins Master of Health Science (all 1 year programs) and got accepted to Duke MBS...
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    Post-Bacc Decision Help Needed! (Umich MEDPREP vs. Agnes Scott)

    Hi there, I am in the process of deciding between two post-bacc programs: The University of Michigan's MEDPREP program and Agnes Scott's program. I have heard more about Agnes Scott's program, as it has been around for much longer, but I do not want to discount Michigan's program because it...
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    POSTBAC IRTA NIH 2019

    Hello everyone! Has anyone applied to the IRTA post bac at the NIH for this year? For former post bacs, how was you experience and what were some of the challenges you faced during your time there? I had an interview today for Bethesda, MD. Has anyone ever worked there? Please share your...
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    Loyola MAMS 2019-2020

    I haven't seen a thread for this yet, so I thought I'd create one. I just applied last week, has anyone else heard anything yet? Or have any insight into the program?
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    Goucher Post-Bac 2019-2020

    Hi everyone, I have decided to submit my deposit for Goucher's PBPM program for the 2019-2020 class year. Is there anyone else who has decided to join the class? I was admitted to both Bryn Mawr and Goucher and ultimately sided with Goucher because Bryn Mawr's program would have required...
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    Pursuing post-bac with significant science experience

    I finished undergrad in 2016 and I am looking to go to medical school. I majored in political science but I have quite the smattering of science courses. 3.998 GPA. I am trying to figure out the following It's been quite a long time since I took some science courses. I excelled in these...
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    Rosalind Franklin BMS 2019-2020

    Hey all! Im jumping the gun a little bit since the application won't open until November 1 but I figured Id start a new thread for those applying for the BMS program next year. Any recent BMS grads (2017-2018) on here who have any thoughts on the program? Thanks! and Good Luck everyone!