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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...
  2. S

    Am I too behind to realistically apply for the upcoming AMCAS application cycle?

    Hello, I was hoping to get some opinions or advice (maybe words of encouragement?) regarding my situation. I am currently a Junior pursuing Pre-Med, but I have yet to take the MCAT and have had trouble finding a physician to shadow (especially with the restrictions due to the pandemic the past...
  3. C

    Bioinformatics to Fulfill Prereq

    Hi all, I was wondering if a course in bioinformatics (lecture + bioinformatic labs) would count toward the two semester req of biology. I currently have AP Bio credit, and don't plan on retaking intro bio. Thank you!
  4. N

    Shadowing

    I am a Sophomore at my university now, wishing to pursue Medical School in the nearby future. I have been actively trying to collect every single shadowing experience I can and thanks to my husband contacts (he is a FM resident), I have been able to get some hours. So far I have shadowed a FM...
  5. C

    Extra-curricular advice

    I'm entering my fourth semester of undergrad. Currently, I have the following activities: Computational Biochem Research (Since last year, spent last summer doing this) General Chemistry TA Worked in a private practice - internal medicine (this was for a parent-physician, 500 hours) Booked...
  6. P

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY (SCU) BIOMEDICAL PROGRAM

    I am looking into biomedical master programs and I came across SCU. It seems very sketchy. Undergrad acceptance rate is 100% I applied and I heard back the next day that I got accepted.... which made me really worried because they only needed transcripts and personal statement. Has anyone...
  7. H

    Where can I find the best CARS Passage?

    Hi everyone! I'm starting my content review for the MCAT which I'm planning to take on January 21st. I'm thinking about doing 1-2 passages 6 days a week. What do you guys recommend I do? What resources do you all recommend? Thank you so much
  8. sunjoonkim0

    If I take pre-req course during my graduate program, does it count as the post-bacc GPA on the med application?

    Hi everyone I am planning to attend the MS neuroscience program this coming spring. If I decide to take some of the pre-req courses during my graduate program, would these be counted as Post-Bacc GPA or Graduate GPA in my medical school application?
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    Is it Worth It?

    Hello, I am a sophomore pre-medical student and I was wondering whether if would be unrealistic for me to continue on this pre-med track. Freshman year, due to a general state of depression and indecisiveness regarding my career choice wrecked havoc on my grades, especially during the second...
  10. D

    Is This Appropriate for an Adversity Secondary Question

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  11. Krosellobrown

    Seeking advice for undergrad and med school journey

    Hi! So I recently realized I would like to pursue a career in Reproductive Endocrinology. I've actually always had interest in family planning, woman's health and hormonal changes and I myself have been diagnosed with PCOS. I'd like advice on the best route to achieving that goal. I.E. what...
  12. F

    FIU HWCOM Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Fall 2021

    Hi guys, I’m trying to find some information in this program and can’t find a recent thread. I was just accepted and am considering it, I see that their inaugural class had 40/48 students go to medical school and 14/40 went to FIU; of those 14 who attended HWCOM they all matched into residency...
  13. S

    Pre-Med Student: Is a 3.6-3.8 GPA still possible for me?

    Hey guys, I hope I'm posting this in the right forum. I am a college junior (undergrad). I am also a Pre-med/pre-health student. My current, overall GPA is a 3.57. I am expecting my semester GPA for the Spring 2021 semester to be a 3.11-3.3. Thus, this will lead to a drop in my cumulative GPA...
  14. throwaway302

    Question about Pass /Fail

    Hey guys, So I'm a sophomore CS + Med Anthropology major taking 5 classes right now. At the beginning of the semester I was planning on doing a BS in CS, which requires Calc 3 and other math courses, but I have since moved down to a BA track which doesn't require any more Calc classes (have BC...
  15. P

    NSSR Masters Program or part-time RA job

    HI all! Thank you in advance for your assistance. I spent this year applying to Psychology Masters, Psychology Post-Bacc, and Pre-Med Post-Bacc programs (to pursue Research Psychiatry). My background is in the Social Sciences (high undergrad GPA, only 1 intro psych and 1 intro neuroscience...
  16. sleempk61796

    What are my chances with this downward to upward trend?

    Hey guys. I am an aspiring medical (MD/DO), underrepresented student (Physics Major/Maths Minor) and I have been freaking out over the fact that my undergraduate grades for sGPA has shown a downward trend! I ended up getting only 3 C+s in my upper-level physics courses (Quantum Physics...
  17. futureorthodr

    Online Social Science Prerequisites

    Hello! I am a second-year biology major at a LAC in NC graduating in 3 years total (dual enrollment in high school). I will be taking my MCAT in early 2022 before I graduate in May 2022. Because of this, I have been arranging my MCAT prep schedule and have discovered an issue taking psychology...
  18. T

    School Prestige vs. Peer Advantage vs. Student Support - What Undergrad School Equates to Success?

    Hey everyone, I’m facing a big transfer decision and am looking for some help in working through it in my mind. I am at community college now, have a 4.0 GPA and have applied to transfer to Stanford, CAL, UCLA (via Honors TAP), UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis (via TAG), UC Santa Cruz & Santa Clara...
  19. T

    Dental student applying to medical school

    Hi all, Long story short, I am a dental student who will be applying to medical school (MD) this upcoming cycle after much deliberation. Dentistry no longer serves my interests as I am very interested in the biomedical sciences, and want to focus on healthcare outside of just the oral cavity...
  20. dylanjetttyler

    Help with Pre-med Timeline for Student Starting in Spring

    I'm an EMT starting undergrad as a bio major this spring. I've looked over a couple timelines for pre-med as well as my college's degree map. My question being, will I need to take summer classes in order to be ready for the MCAT, because of my spring semester start? Looking at the degree map...
  21. T

    Dental student considering the switch to medical school

    Hi all! Just wanted some opinions here. I currently go to a dental school who shares the exact same curriculum as the medical school during the first year. In undergrad, although I was very interested in medical school, I decided against it due to multiple disgruntled doctors who told me to...
  22. chunkyfilms

    Should I take another semester of science courses and re-take 1yr of General Chemistry?

    I graduated from college almost 2 years ago but I've been doing a DIY post-bacc among working and other things. I'm currently taking 3 courses this semester but in 8-week sessions. Anatomy & Physiology 1 (4 credits) just finished a few days ago and I got an A (4.0). Now I have Anatomy &...
  23. N

    I applied Early Decision and had my interview in august, need some thoughts

    Hello, I applied Early Decision to a medical in the same state I was born, raised and went to college in. My GPA and MCAT are slightly below average based on the medical school, but 3 of my 4 letter writers are faculty members at the medical school, one of which is a department chair, and I...
  24. M

    How Do Medical Schools Look At GPA

    Hi everyone, I have a question. I'm a sophomore as of this academic year but so far have attended 2 universities. One for my first semester as a freshman, and the other since then and which I plan to graduate from. Thus I would have attended 2 different universities when I'm ready to apply from...
  25. M

    Can I Get Into Med-School? (Very Unique Situation)

    So my situation is very different than most. I have spent countless hours researching and speaking to doctors/medical professionals and have not been able to get a consistent stream of information. I'd like to hear what you guys have to say. In no way am I trying to deliver a sob story or a tale...
  26. C

    3.0 gpa freshmen year, am I screwed?

    Hi all, I’m a rising sophomore at an Ivy League college and freshmen year I got my ass handed to me on a platter. My high school definitely did not prepare me for the rigor of college nor the imposter syndrome I would feel. I ended my first semester with a 3.02 B- in chem 1, C+ in calc, A - in...
  27. Ryze

    Is Medical school worth it AFTER becoming a PA?

    Should I go back to Medical school AFTER becoming a PA? Specialties interested in: Internal or Emergency Medicine Here are my personal thoughts: I don't like to disparage my profession, but the way we learned medicine was through memorization of algorithms and buzz words. We were not taught...
  28. S

    Wondering how to go forward....

    In need of some thorough advice and support cause I’m feeling inadequate, discouraged, and lost... I’m heading into my senior at a university in California. My stats are pretty low after have a rough start at my CC balancing 2 jobs (parents were not helping me financially) and overloading on...
  29. V

    When to Take MCAT

    I am a 2nd year undergraduate student at Ohio State University studying Neuroscience. Currently, with my AP credit, I am able to finish my courses after 2.5 years, which would be in December 2021. I plan to complete my pre-med courses by the end of my second year (except for OChem 2, which I...
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    Prospective Pre-Med or DPT Student looking for honest advice.

    Hello Everyone this is my first post and im really sorry if I am in the wrong place. It's a long story but I will try and keep this short. I am switching careers from journalism and marketing. I volunteered with a PT and liked what they did. So im in the process of completing pre-reqs. After...
  31. PreMedKia

    Hampton University Masters of Medical Science 2020

    Hello All! I decided to create this thread because I have not seen one for this year's round of applicants and candidates. This thread can be used for all of us to interact with those who are interested in applying, have applied, are waiting to be accepted, or are accepted to the program. I was...
  32. L

    Affordable Pre-Med Advising (MD/DO/MD-PhD/any health related professions)--Personal Statements, Experiences, Secondaries, Interviews, Pre-Med Path

    Are you applying this cycle or just trying to navigate all of the myths and confusion as a pre-med? We got you! Medical school acceptance isn't just about GPA and MCAT scores! Branding, personal statement, experiences, recommendation letters, school list, secondaries, and interviews are all...
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  34. Jaggar

    Advice on what to do next?

    Hi all. Topic is as the heading says. So to give some background, I'm a recent graduate of a canadian university, did a B.Sc with overall GPA of 3.23 (and for the record, my first two year averages were about 82% each, and last two years averages were about 79% each, one undergrad course a C...
  35. k6mryn

    HELP: B+ Or S for grading period

    Good afternoon to everyone. To make a long story short I ended my spanish class with an 89.92% and my professor has made it extremely clear he won't round up my grade to a 90.0. I am currently a freshman and last semester my grades did not do well at all (literally had the worst grades ever in...
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    Covid 19: Pass/Fail then retake for Grade

    Hello! The shift to online exams has really hit my ochem 1 grade, and I'm at risk to get a B. I know I can get an A. I've literally just missed points due to nit-picky stuff related to uploading solutions online, etc. My question is, can I take this course for pass/fail, then do it again for a...
  37. T

    Nova Southeastern BS/DO or UC Berkeley Pre-Med?

    Hi everyone! I hope you're staying safe and healthy. I am a current senior in high school right now. I've narrowed down my college decisions to two schools (Nova Southeastern BS/DO Program and UC Berkeley), but I'm still having trouble deciding. Any advice would be much appreciated. For...
  38. A

    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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    Two-Minute Pre-Med Student Experience Survey!

    Hey there guys! I hope y'all are all doing great in these weird times. I'm working on an Honors Thesis Project aimed at discussing how to maximize your undergraduate experience as a Pre-medical student and it would mean a lot to me if you guys could fill out this quick 2-minute survey about your...
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