1. M

    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...
  2. evagria

    Nursing student to MD/DO. Not sure what to do.

    Hi all! Glad I found this website/forum because I was having no luck getting any constructive feedback anywhere else so I’m hoping the feedback is better here. I am a 29 year old senior nursing student in an ADN program. I’ve always wanted to do medicine, even in high school but a string of...
  3. D

    Reinvention Advice

  4. A

    CSU East Bay PHAP 2022-2023

    Hello all :) I have not spotted any threads regarding this cycle yet, so I have decided to create one so we can all connect. I was recently accepted into the program and was wondering if any past or current students from the program have feedback/advice. Thank you!
  5. Cracking Med Admissions

    Medical This Week: Dr. Rizal's Medical School Application Master Class + Office Hours

    Hi everyone! We have two FREE events this week to help you get into medical school. These events are geared towards premeds who are applying to medical school this year. Medical school applications open in ONE WEEK. Learn how to STAND OUT and ask Dr. Rachel Rizal any specific questions you...
  6. M

    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...
  7. DoctoOcto

    WAMC Reinventor: 3.98 Postbacc GPA, 3.19 cGPA/3.3 sGPA, 518 MCAT

    I've been browsing the WAMC section for a few years, and I guess the time finally came to make my own. I graduated from a UC in 2018 with a < 3.0 GPA (something like a 2.6 or something) in a math degree. I took a lot of credits for P/NP, and ended up NPing quite a few credits as well. I am a CA...
  8. S

    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...
  9. 1

    Dominican University Bachelors of Medical Science Postbacc

    I am considering Dominican University's (Illinois) Bachelors of Medical Science for my postbacc program. I'm having trouble finding information about the program and was wondering if anyone has either been through the program or knows anything about the program. I struggled a lot in undergrad...
  10. A

    GWU vs. Georgetown Postbac (2022)

    Hi everyone! I have been accepted to both the George Washington University and Georgetown postbac programs and was wondering please whether anyone could please provide fresh perspective/info on these or a more direct comparison weighing the two. I've read through a LOT of posts on each but am...
  11. M

    Post Bacc Courses

    I applied with a 3.5 cGPA, 3.48 sGPA and am currently waitlisted. To increase my chances for next cycle I was thinking about taking 2 post-bacc classes this winter while working to show med schools I am able to continue doing well in upperdiv science courses. I know that this won't raise my GPA...
  12. M

    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...
  13. DoctoOcto

    Have I reinvented enough? Or should I take more UD classes? AMCAS GPA Grid Included

    I'm finishing up my reinvention DIY postbacc this summer, and getting ready to apply in 2022. My undergrad record is atrocious, but it looks like I'll be finishing up my postbacc with ~3.98 at 67 units (one A- in Physics III). Here's my AMCAS GPA grid: As you can see, my undergrad record is...
  14. 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...
  15. jstkeepswimming

    Further guidance for next steps

    Here is my previous post: Guidance on next steps After years of work, my cumulative GPA has finally hit 3.0 (3.0037 to be exact 😅) My sGPA is now at 2.92. I have been continuing my non-clinical volunteering, but my clinical volunteering has been paused due to the pandemic (still have ~ 100...
  16. F

    2021-2022 Texas A&M Dental Post-Baccalaureate Program

    Hello everyone! I didn’t see a thread for this year’s TAMCOD PBP application cycle. So here’s a thread for everyone. Good luck!
  17. U

    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...
  18. khunmohdokhtar

    Schools that have expirations for pre-reqs?

    Just as the title (hopefully) gets at, does anyone have a list or have a good idea of which schools have expirations (require you to take the course recently) on pre-req courses? I had a spreadsheet going earlier this cycle that made notes here and there of which school wanted pre-reqs to be...
  19. jstkeepswimming

    Guidance on next steps

    Hello all, So I posted a while back asking for advice on what I can do to help my situation and get into medical school. I'm here asking for more opinions. Here's a quick refresher: - currently working on reinventing my resume for medical school and am looking for advice on where to go from...
  20. KingofMaskedSinger

    GWU career changers post bacc?

    Does anyone have any information/been in the GWU post bacc program in VA? I'm a VA resident and I will be applying for the upcoming cycle but I can't seem to find any information on the program outside of the website. It's fairly new (started in 2016) but seems like a good program. I currently...
  21. P

    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...
  22. C

    Do I need Post-Bacc? DIY or Formal?

    Hi everyone. I have been a frequent visitor to SDN and have finally decided to create my own post. I would appreciate any help you could provide! Background: I am a recent graduate with the hopes of becoming a doctor. I struggled my first two years and it really negatively affected my GPA (info...
  23. U

    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...
  24. B

    Low med school chances? Former artist, current post-bacc.

    I've gotten mixed advice on my chances for getting into medical school and was hoping someone could give me an honest answer about whether or not I'm burning money on a pipe dream. 5 years ago I graduated with a BA in photography and a laughable 2.17 GPA (110 credits.). Somewhat remarkably...
  25. P

    Seeking advice on gap year plans

    I am currently a 4th year undergrad with a 3.38 cGPA/3.06 sGPA. I've worked as a medical assistant for over a year now and have a lot of clinical/volunteer experience with underserved communities for 2.5 years (also volunteer as a scribe here). I was in one research lab for a year and then...
  26. S

    Temple BCHS

    Hi all, I wanted to apply to Temple BCHS program for Summer 2020. I took Gen Bio with Lab twice in undergrad - did poorly. I took Gen Chem twice in undergrad - did poorly. I took physics once in undergrad - did poorly. This was almost 2 years ago. I have EXTENSIVE clinical experience and could...
  27. G

    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...
  28. M

    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?
  29. O

    TouroCom Middletown Masters 2019-2020

    I've recently been accepted, and I'm very excited about this opportunity! Anyone else accepted, applying, or considering applying? I'm a non-traditional student and I'm hoping to find a female roommate, as the dorms seem rather expensive.
  30. C

    Postbacc vs. Retaking Classes After Strong Upward Trend

    Hi. I've read many threads on the pros and cons of retaking classes (as an informal) vs. enrolling into a formal Postbacc program (linked to medical schools and not linked). I'm here because I have a very strong upward trend in my Junior and Senior years of college and am left wondering what my...
  31. W

    Truth About LMU SMP

    For those who are planning to apply to any 1 year Special Masters Programs, proceed with caution as I will be highlighting my experience with SMP at LMU-DCOM. First of all, LMU Masters program is ONLY affiliated with DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in that you’ll be taking 3 courses...
  32. 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?
  33. T

    508 retake and uneven breakdown?

    Alrighty folks just got word of my mcat score and a bit disappointed 508 (128/123/127/130) As you can see everything else is fine but CARS killed me...if I had even scored an average 125 then I would be happy ugh!! I've never scored that low. Is an uneven breakdown a red flag? On AAMC, I scored...
  34. tiffughknee

    USFMCOM Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) graduate-AMA

    Hey all! I recently completed this selective graduate program at USF. Like, since they stopped their conditional acceptance. If you think you may be interested, or even if you're not, but you have questions, feel free to ask away. There are numerous things I wish I had known before dedicating so...
  35. W

    Weird spot

    Hey! I’m thinking about doing a postbac program/special masters program after graduation(spring 2019) but I’m having a hard time finding one I meet the qualifications for. So far, I’ve taken every requirement except physics. This puts me in a spot where I’ve taken too many classes for a career...
  36. M

    Advice/Input on what are the next steps i should take..

  37. S

    Northwestern Health Sciences University Post Bacc Program

    Hi! I got accepted into the Northwestern Health Sciences University Post Bacc Program for fall 2018. Anyone in the program or has completed it have any reviews or can give me their perspective about the program? Thanks in advance!
  38. C

    Post Bacc vs MS vs creating your own post bacc

    Hello I'm in a position where I have absolutely no idea what to do. I had a very low undergrad gpa (<3.0), so I was applying to postbaccs, and was accepted into a 2 year MS program for applied life sciences, but I don't know if I should take this route or just take courses on my own. How...
  39. P

    George Mason University/Georgetown University G2 Postbacc 2019-2020

    Hi guys! Just wondering if any of you are applying for the Fall of 2019 cycle! Let me know if anyone else is applying!
  40. P

    University of Hawaii Manoa ‘Imi Ho‘ōla Post Baccalaureate Program 2019-2020

    Hi guys, just wondering if anyone else is applying for the upcoming Fall of 2019 cycle! Post your thoughts and etc.! Look forward to getting to know you guys!