postbacc pre-med

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    UNTHSC *NEW* B.S. in Biomedical Sciences to M.S. in Medical Sciences Bridge Program (Texas) 2025

    *Edit* After a whole lot of inquiring I want to edit this post to contain all the pertinent information on the program. I've deleted the contents of my original post as it was just a series of questions which I've since gotten answered. Here's everything I've gathered about the program. I hope...
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    Doane University PHYS 201 Review

    Hello, wanted to post a review for a course I took at Doane as part of a DIY postbacc. I used a few such threads to actually decide to try Doane out so I wanted to pay it forward. tl;dr: 7/10. The A was easily attainable given time, the exams and quizzes were very doable and allowed open notes...
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    Stanford Medicine postbacc opportunity for premed/ PhD aspirants

    Stanford Medicine REACH (Racial Equity to Advance a Community of Health) Post-baccalaureate Experience in Research Program provides research and training opportunities for scholars to become successful graduate or medical students. We offer participants a salary of $63,500 + benefits, including...
  4. Kia TheOne

    Agnes Scott College Summer 2024

    Hey yall! I just wanted to start a thread for people accepted and applying to any of the Agnes Scott Post-bac programs. I just committed to the Med-Accelerated program. :) looking to connect with my future classmates.
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    SMP or something else after grad?- Anxious International Pre-med Senior

    Hi there! I'm a current senior very interested in med school, but definitely need to prepare before I even apply. For context: I am a male, Asian international Bio major at a T20 with a current cGPA 3.63 and sGPA: 3.4 and will likely remain so (kind of a weird trend neither up or down, kind of...
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    WAMC Career Changer Programs

    Hi everyone, I am looking to apply to career changer post bacc pre-med programs this fall, but am unsure of the strength of my application and need some insight. I am a current Junior at a public university who will be a first semester senior upon application. I transferred here from an Ivy due...
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    Meharry Medical College Master of health Science 2023

    Hi all! My name is Denicia and I have applied for Meharry's MHS program in hopes to matriculate into medical school during the 2024 cycle. I made this thread to connect and ask/answer questions by making a small community for us applying to this program.
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    Postbacc choice and disability/chronic illness

    I am 29, and I graduated in 2016 with a 4.0 in neuroscience and journalism. I have ten years of clinical research experience at well-known institutions and two publications, one in Nature, and I am the CTO of a biotech company. After taking care of many things to manage a genetic condition, I am...
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    New York Postbacc - advice for someone limited due to health & finances

    Background: 4.0 GPA as a psychology (neuroscience concentration) and journalism major at a SUNY school. Already completed a couple of science courses, i.e. GenChem I and Genetics. I am 29 and have 8 years of clinical research and shadowing experience in immunology, epigenetics, and neuroscience...
  11. johnsonthehopeful

    Reapplicant advice/school list assistance

    Hello all. I've used SDN for years, but after an unsuccessful app cycle this year, I've decided to finally ask for some assistance. I only applied to a few schools last cycle, but I thought I would just give it a shot since I had AAMC Fee Assistance. In hindsight, I shouldn't have applied last...
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    CO school for reinvention postbacc

    Need some help deciding on a school to postbac at. I'm in the serious reinvention category with a 2.86 undergrad gpa with a few Ds and Cs in my med school prereqs, so I am looking to retake those classes and then add on a bunch of upper level science classes to bump up my stats and show a strong...
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    SMP vs Post-bacc

    At this point in the cycle I have only received 1 interview so I'm thinking about reapplying. I think the main issue with my application this cycle was my low gpa (3.5 cumGPA, 3.49 sciGPA). I have a very good upward trend 3.9-4.0 last 3 quarters and I was hoping my MCAT (517) would at least help...
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    CUNY City College vs. DIY Queens College vs. NYU

    Background: 4.0 GPA as a psychology (neuro concentration) and journalism major. Already completed a couple of science courses, I.e. GenChem I and Genetics. I am 28 and have 7 years of clinical research in immunology and neuroscience (at Columbia, Mount Sinai, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering). I am...
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    changes of getting into good postbacc

    Hi All, First time posting here, and really need some good insight from the group. I am 31 years old and a career changer. Here is a little background about me : 3.7 uGPA from a top 50 state university. Major in accounting / econ Also did master of accounting and worked in industry for a...
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    Finish my MA in education?

    Hi all, I'm really bad at making decisions so I figured I would ask for some advice. I'm about to begin my student teaching year for my master's degree in Elementary Inclusive Education through Teachers College Columbia University. I have recently started to think more about whether or not...
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    Postbacc: NYU vs. UCLA extension vs. Loras College? (or more?!)

    Hi all, I've been heavily debating which postbacc program I should begin in the fall. For reference, my uGPA is 3.09 and my science GPA (general chemistry, plus 2/3 of the general bio series) is around a 2.6-2.8. I will be retaking general chemistry and biology. I only got into 1 formal program...
  18. hockeyduderr

    Mount Sinai Biomedical Sciences Postbacc Program: 2021-2022

    Hello! I was recently admitted to the ISMMS Masters Biomedical Sciences and am strongly considering accepting a spot in the incoming class. I have some questions about the nature of the curriculum as well as the support system. If anyone is able to answer these questions, then I would...
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    VCU CERT Postbacc Program Fall 2021-2022

    I am a former VCU CERT student, currently working in the CERT office and I wanted to create this thread for anyone interested in the CERT program/currently applying this cycle to help answer any questions! I can help answer questions about: 1. Application process 2. Life in CERT/Richmond 3...
  20. dinucleotidecarl

    Could I benefit from doing a DIY post-bacc this summer for this cycle?

    Hi everyone. This is a long one, so there's a TL;DR below. I graduated college in 2017 and have worked in both health care (scribe/scribe trainer, CMA) and elsewhere (Fulbright, teaching abroad) since graduation. Texas resident. I took all my prereqs in college and got a Pre-Health Professions...
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    NIH IRTA 2020-2021 Cycle

    Hi everyone, I am graduating in May 2021 and plan to submit my NIH IRTA application by mid December and begin emailing PI's in January. Does this give me a fair shot? I have 2.5 years of research experience and multiple posters. Does anyone have an idea as to how hiring is working at the NIH...
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    Thoughts on SMP programs?

    Hi all, So here's what is going through my head right now. I completed my B.S. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Medical Anthropology June 2018 with a cumulative 3.14, amcas sgpa 2.79, and aacomas sgpa 2.88 took the MCAT 3 times and never got more than 503. I am a first gen college student...
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    Please help me with DIY Postbacc

    I don't know exactly know how to approach this. I have taken Physiology at my UC however, I got a C+. Can I retake Physiology with lab at a local CC post-grad? Is this taken into account and is it allowed? My university (UCSB) did not allow re-takes for any class above a C-, so I have this...
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    Advice: Elms Post-bacc vs. Hofstra Post-bacc

    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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    Rutgers New Brunswick MBS vs. Case Western MSMP Fall 2020

    Hello! I am currently trying to decide between the MBS program at Rutgers New Brunswick and the MSMP program at Case Western for Fall 2020! Both programs seem really good, but I am having a lot of trouble deciding between the 2. If anyone has also applied to either of these programs or is/was in...
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    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...
  27. 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.
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    UVA versus Hopkins Post-Bacc Programs (for Career Changers)

    I've been accepted to UVA and Hopkins' post-bacc programs for career changers. Anyone have opinions about one versus the other? UVA seems like a more collaborative rather than competitive environment, and features Post-Bacc-only classes for almost every prerequisite. At Hopkins, prereqs are...
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    Information for a Newbie

    Hi Guys, I am new to the whole student doctor thing. I came into college determined to serve in the military, and therefore chose to study political science and criminal justice. Unfortunately, I have had some medical mishaps over my experience here in school, and I need to find a new dream. I...
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    SMP Advice ~Texas~

    Hey everyone, I've searched the forum but couldn't find anyone in the particular situation I'm in. I applied this previous cycle ( Texas Resident) to some super new DO schools to see how I'd fair but wasn't expecting much and did not receive any II as expected. My GPAs are listed below and...
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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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    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...
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    Gap Year Advice

    Hi! I just graduated college, I ended with a cGPA of 3.36 and sGpa of 3.2 Now I know my stats aren't amazing, but I would rather focus on the mcat so that's why I didn't really consider doing a PostBacc since I know I am the type of student who can't do classes and mcat prep all the same time...
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    What are my options for pre-med?

    Hello everyone, I am a US citizen currently studying Adult Nursing (BSc) in the UK. During my nursing studies, I've found a keen interest in medicine, and I realize that I may or may not be too late to get into the medical field. I plan to finish my degree and move back to the US and hopefully...