postbac

  1. Dr.ToBeDetermined

    Post-Bacc Advice: continue formal vs. switch to DIY

    Hello all I need some advice on how to proceed with my premed education (and I just think my premed advisor will be too biased for an honest answer). I am career changer and currently in a post-bacc program that claims to have 90% acceptance rates into medical school, and has plenty of linkage...
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    ALL of my activities are less than 1 year... but I'll have 1.5 years of clinical exp from 2 places?

    Hi, so I'm writing rough drafts of the descriptions of my activities, and I just realized all of my activities are less than 1 year. BUT, I will have continuous clinical experience from February of 2021 to July 2021, and then September 2021 to next year (so 1+ year total), except it'd be from 2...
  4. R

    GPA Enhancement??

    Not sure if I should do a post bacc or masters or neither for MD graduated from ucla, Molecular Bio major, applying 2022-2023 cGPA: 3.55 sGPA: 3.37 (AMCAS) CA resident big upward trend from junior to senior year ECs: 1200 clinical (400 unpaid, 800 paid) 2000 clinical research 80 humanities...
  5. T

    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...
  6. K

    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...
  7. DoctoOcto

    1 class withdrawal NOT on transcript, but on internal student records - does it need to be reported?

    Wondering if I should withdraw from a class that's taking up WAY too much time. Essentially, the school policy is that you can withdraw from a class before the final and it'll be marked as a W on your internal student records, but it does not appear anywhere on transcripts or any other...
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    HELP: Clinical experience vs post-bacc for gap years?

    Hello, I'm a current senior looking to take 2 gap years. Unfortunately, due to some personal circumstances and poor planning, I bombed quite a few classes during my sophomore year --- a no-pass for Orgo I, C in Biochem I, and C+ in a Development/Behavior class. Retook the Orgo and Biochem...
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    UAB MSBHS 2021

    Hi, I wanted to start a post for the upcoming summer semester. I applied back in January but I haven't heard anything back yet and thought maybe others would be looking to connect.
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    In need of major guidance (looks like I have to reapply)

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    ICU position w/ informal postbacc or formal postbacc?

    Hi everyone! I am a senior nursing student about to graduate! I am interested in going to medical school in the future. My Gpa is ~3.7, I have some research experience (although I don’t know if it counts as research!). I have a good amount of community service hours. I also have many clinical...
  12. samrj521

    Too late for Goucher??

    Hi everyone! Congrats to you all who have already been accepted and made your decisions. I'm wondering if you folks think I have a chance at getting a spot at Goucher this late in the game. I didn't fully decide I wanted to do a post bac until December/January, and even then I was focused much...
  13. DrBuffett

    Failed SMP - Future?

    Hi all - (Please forgive me if this is discussed elsewhere, but I searched and could not find it in a post or thread) I'm curious to know - If you or someone you know completed an SMP but did NOT perform well enough to get into any MD or DO school, what career path did you/they ultimately...
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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...
  16. H

    Need Advice: Research Assistant vs Postbacc

    I am about to graduate in December and I am going to pursue a career in research. I just began applying for research assistant jobs that interest me when I got some discouraging advice. My current plan is this: 1. Be hired as a research assistant starting as soon as January. 2. Work as a...
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    3.95 Postbacc GPA (60 units) - take a "BS science class" to hit 3.2 cGPA and 3.3 sGPA?

    I'm very certain I am being very neurotic and unreasonable right now... but here it goes. I finished my DIY postbacc program (66 units) with a 3.95 cGPA and sGPA this summer. I have taken all the prerequisite classes and 5 upper division classes on a quarter system. I have no retakes. This...
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    Applying to PostBac PreMed Programs - Advice?

    Welcome everyone, any guidance or insight you can offer is greatly appreciated! I'm currently in my senior year of undergrad as a B.S. in Psych student. Pursing medicine always seemed like a pipe dream for me—a first generation college student who severely slacked off in high school (mainly due...
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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...
  20. Future Dr. Juice

    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...
  21. kwangsung

    taking post-bacc classes while applying

    I'm currently applying to med schools right now, but I want to enroll in some graduate level science courses as a non-degree seeking student for this Fall semester to boost my science GPA. I want to prepare myself in case I don't get accepted this cycle and be more competitive for next year, but...
  22. LindaAccepted

    Medical A Medical School Admissions Expert’s Guide to Postbacs and Med Schools [Episode 376]

    Could a postbac program boost your chances of acceptance to medical school?[Show summary] Dr. Barry Rothman, an Accepted consultant with 19 years of experience in health professions advising, shares his expert guidance for applicants considering postbac programs and medical school. Learn how...
  23. J

    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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    SMP decision help needed! 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...
  26. rcollinb

    Post-Bacc AND Masters All in One? Do they exist?

    I will be attending a one year masters program in the fall that will award an M.S. in Medical Genetics & Genomics. It is an SMP program that I thought up until now was exclusively a masters program. However, in the description it mentions how it is a post-bacc as well. I emailed an adcom, and...
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    Low GPA, low familial support

    Hi guys, I'm new here and am going through a panic moment. I just finished my third year in undergrad and am feeling horrible about my GPA. As of right now, my overall GPA is at a 3.2 and my science GPA is at a 2.8. I haven't taken the DAT yet and am planning to retake at least 1 class. My GPA...
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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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    Geisinger MBS vs. PCOM MBS 2020

    Hi guys! So I recently applied for SMP programs these stat cGPA 2.8, sGPA 2.5, and MCAT 495. I got accepted into Geisinger MBS program in Scranton, PA, which is a 1 year program at an MD school. I also applied to PCOM PA/GA program which provides a certificate after 1 year. Both schools are...
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    Tulane ACLP 2020 - 2021

    Hi Everyone, I'm a current ACLP student and figured it was a good time to start this years threads. Last years threads had a great intro so I'm just going to quote that. Past years threads also have lots of good information 2019-2020 2018-2019 Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
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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...
  33. jstkeepswimming

    Reinvention Journey - looking for feedback!

    Hello all, So I'm currently working on reinventing my resume for medical school and am looking for advice on where to go from here. I have an idea of what I want to do but feedback is always appreciated and welcome. Due to my unfortunately bad grades in community college (and early undergrad at...
  34. LindaAccepted

    Medical An MPH/Postbac Grad’s Journey Through Med School

    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 Molly, a medical student on a mission to “do good for the greatest number.” Molly, thank you for sharing your story with us...
  35. RedLeopard

    Postbaccalaureate SAT/ACT Scores

    I'm looking to apply to postbaccalaureate programs next application cycle (Fall 2020) and some of them require standardized test scores. I haven't taken the GRE, and don't intend to. Unfortunately, my SAT/ACT scores are well below average since they were taken at a low point in my life; I do not...
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    Help Me Decide: FIU HWCOM Graduate Certificate vs. USF Masters in Medical Sciences (MSMS P3)

    Hi All, I've been accepted to both the Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences program at Florida International University (FIU) Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) and the Masters of Science in Medical Sciences, Pre-Professional Program (MSMS P3/MSP3) at the...
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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...
  38. arrowslinger

    Seeking advice on application and what to do after.

    I am a ORM white male in Texas with a 3.3 GPA and a 2.8-3.0 BCPM GPA (I majored in nutrition and am unsure if certain classes will be counted). I have 332 hours of combined shadowing and 2 internships one from a local pediatric center and one from MD. Anderson in Leukemia, as well as research in...
  39. bhb19

    University of Kentucky College of Medicine (UKCOM) MS in Medical Sciences 2019-2020

    I have been searching all over for a thread for this program, but there doesn't seem to be one. Is anyone else applying for this program? Does anyone on here have any experience with this program?
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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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    UCONN Post-Bacc 2019-2020

    Hello everyone, I haven't seen a current thread for UConn's post baccalaureate program for 2019-2020. Where is everyone in their application and has anyone heard back?