postbacc

  1. 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...
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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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    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...
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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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    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...
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    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...
  7. M

    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...
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    DIY Post Bacc | Degree Seeking vs. Nondegree Seeking?

    Hey guys. I'm currently still in undergrad and currently have a 3.1 GPA, but I plan to raise it to around 3.4 by the time that I graduate. By the time I graduate I'll have done most of the prereqs, except for Orgo I, Orgo II and Biochemistry. (although apparently some medical schools don't...
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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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    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?
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    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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
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    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...
  16. 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...
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    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...
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    Advice/Input on what are the next steps i should take..

    Hello all, I recently graduated with a B.S in Biology with a minor in Applied Statistics with a low GPA. Honestly, I did not build up study skills that were actually helpful to me until towards the end of my undergraduate career. At some point, I became too focused on building my ECs rather...
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    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!
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    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...
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    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!
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    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!
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    George Washington University 2019-2020 MATS/GCATS

    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!
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    University of Nevada - Reno Post bacc (Medical)Questions

    Does anyone have any information about their medical post bacc program ??? I have a GPAc. 3.32 and a GPAs. 3.1 Lots of international volunteering experience and local medical clinics here in CA. Born, raised, and went to school here in CA but I wanted to see my options!
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    Help with Post Bacc vs MSBS Programs

    Hello. I would love some advice on which route I should take regarding this decision. I have just graduated with my bachelors degree in Biology with a 3.01 GPA and a 2.71 sGPA. I realized Medical school or DO school wasn't an option right away being that my MCAT on my first try was a 495. I am...
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    Case Western Pre med Post Bacc?

    Does anyone know anything about Case Western's PRIME certificate (pre med post bac) program? It looks like a decent program but I can't find a lot of information about it besides their website. Do you know about its reputation? Med school acceptance rates? Are classes with post-baccs or...
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    Recent Graduate That Needs Help After Post-Bacc Rejections

    I just graduated from USC as a Human Bio major and applied to multiple Post-Baccs to help enhance my grades. I was denied from all of them and I'm feeling really confused and unconfident about how I will continue to pursue medicine and apply for medical school. Can someone please recommend...
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    SFSU Post Bacc 2018

    Hi, I am starting a new thread for SFSU Pre Health Professions Certificate Program for the Fall 2018 cycle. The deadline was May 1, 2018. Has anyone heard any updates? Interview invites? Good luck to all!
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    Should I apply this cycle?

    Hey guys, I am struggling to make a proper decision in regards to my career path. I will be a fourth year in the fall, and in order to apply this cycle I need to take my MCAT soon and apply (probably late, which will make my chances much slimmer). I was recently diagnosed with ADHD, and up...
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    Morehouse SOM Masters in Medical Science 2018

    Has anybody heard or been notified for an interview? Are there any past matriculants that can speak on their experience? How is the course schedule? Would I still be able to work? Is the program itself difficult? Were you able to get LORs from the professors? Did the program prepare you for...
  31. floorsalt

    Does reapplying improve chances over just improving first? (If you listened to the school's advice)?

    Two Scenarios: Scenario 1: I apply to my desired medical school let's call it MedSchoolX, they deny me but give me helpful advice to improve myself as a candidate, they advise me to take Post-bac and improve my MCAT, I then reapply having finished a 1 year post-bac and improved my MCAT to Z...
  32. michifoo92

    Low uGPA, don't know where to go from here. Please help!

    Hi guys, first time posting so I'm kinda nervous/embarrassed, but here goes. I'm currently working at the College of Medicine at my alma mater and haven't been a student for nearly two years. I received a Psychology BA in 2015 and a Biology BS in 2016. I've been dreaming of becoming a doctor for...
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    Which Classes to Take for Do-it-yourself Postbacc if you Options are Limited

    Background: I'm planning on taking classes starting in the summer to boost my undergrad GPA past the 3.0 mark. I only need to take 13 quarter hours (~9 semester hours) to get my science and overall undergrad GPA past a 3.0. I have a master's degree in statistics with a 3.9 GPA, so I'm taking...
  34. reyneer

    Canadian applicant looking into post-bacc programs

    Hey SDN! I am a Canadian MSc. student who is applying to U.S. MD and DO schools this year. Here are my stats - GPA: 3.72, MCAT: 512, lots of research and extracurriculars Given the disadvantage that Canadians face as out-of-state/international applicants to the U.S., I want to hedge my bets...
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    Confused about post bacc programs/masters program

    I am trying to figure out a route for me to get to medical school. It seems every option I have researched has been shut down. I really hope I am not the only student in the world with this predicament. Hence, why I am here. A little background on myself and school. I graduated from the...
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    2.5 GPA - What are my post bacc/SMP options?

    Thank you in advance for any of your opinions and advice. I graduate in 2015 with my degree in Chemistry. Unfortunately, I ended up graduating with a low GPA. In the years that have followed, I have decided my dream is to attend medical school and work as a doctor. I realize I have a long road...
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    Masters or Postbacc for DO school?

    Hi all, sorry if this has already been posted before. I am interesting in going to DO school, but did not apply this cycle due to low stats (cGPA 3.4, sGPA 3.09, MCAT 500). In the year before I apply, I want to do either a post bacc or masters in order to increase my admissions chances. I also...
  39. wolfnscale

    Calculus Ds, big deal? (Post-Bacc in progress)

    Hi all! I've posted post-bacc questions before, so sorry if you've heard me before. A bit has changed since my last post. I'd like to hear your advice regarding math and quantitative courses. My advisor's current opinion is, strangely, no opinion (??). I'm going to list some of my stats and...