pre-med

  1. W

    Higher Stats, Generic/Weak Letters of Rec - Advice?

    Hi, I'm a pretty shy person and mostly attended classes without interacting with the professors much. To make things worse, most of my classes were 200+, so it was very hard to get to know the professor well during class. Despite this, I don't want to mitigate my faults for not taking more...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 1

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. D

    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...
  8. P

    School List (MCAT 515, GPA 4.0)

    Hi everyone! Please help me solidify my school list! These are my current stats & school list (in no specific order) for the upcoming 2020-2021 cycle. I'm planning to apply to ~30 schools. Please let me know if you think I should add/remove any. :) GPA: 4.00 MCAT: 515 (130/124/130/131) State...
  9. D

    Non-Traditional Student - Best Way to Overcome App Weaknesses?

    Twelve years ago I was a pre-med chemistry major, where I completed 1/2 year of Biology, 1 year of Gen Chem, 1/2 year of Physics, and 1 1/2 year of Calculus. I ended up changing majors and transferred to an art school where I earned a BFA in painting and drawing. After graduating I took courses...
  10. labgeek007

    Mercer Preclinical Masters

    Hello! I am trying to apply for the mercer preclinical masters program. My gpa is around a 3.0 but my MCAT is fairly high (above 516). What would you say my chances are of getting accepted? I have a lot of extra curricular. I've worked in a lab for 5 years, conducted research for 2 years, and...
  11. C

    Medical school chances?

    Hi guys! I’m a biological sciences sophomore with a 3.477 GPA (3.29 science GPA). I’ve been told that I’m not competitive at the moment for med school. I like medicine a lot and want to be realistic about my chances. I’d also like to list my extracurriculars so you can see my whole resume...
  12. A

    MD & DO Accepted to 2 med schools...seeking advice about PA now

    I made this account recently pretty much just to get a feel for what the internet has to say about my situation. TLDR: i'm accepted to med school but struggling with the idea of work/life balance, passion, time commitment, etc. of medical school, considering PA school (change my mind). To give...
  13. R

    DO - Letter of Recommendation from Pre-Medical Advisor / Committee

    I recently applied to a DO program and their LOR policy requires applicants to submit a LOR from science faculty, a DO/MD physician, and a pre-medical advisor or committee. Unfortunately, I do not have an advisor or committee contact and was wondering what I should do next. I emailed the...
  14. P

    Just Give Me Some Hope (But don't hold back) - Horrendously Low cGPA and sGPA, Med-school possible?

    Hi everyone, It is the first time I ever post on a forum website, much less a forum site dedicated to aspiring professionals. Let me just start my story, and say that I will be overwhelmingly honest. I started community college back in 2015, I stayed for a few semesters in college but quickly...
  15. X

    Mediocre Stats - Need help with school list.

    Hey all, I'm planning on applying for the 2021 application cycle and would appreciate your help with creating a school list. I would prefer MD programs but am completely open to DO. 1. cGPA: 3.6 (3.1/3.7/3.6/4.0) sGPA: 3.6 (2.9/3.7/4.0/4.0) I had a poor freshman year as I didn't...
  16. J

    Non-traditional applicant - what path should I take going forward?

    Hello All, I am a 26 y/o with a B.S. in CS. I was a pre-med before changing my major to CS. I graduated with a 3.15 overall GPA. I've been working for 3 years since my graduation and am doing good at work. Ever since a month or so ago, I've been reconsidering medicine. In my college years...
  17. blueberry4104

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  18. I

    Mock-interview

    I have an upcoming medical school interview. Does anyone want to do mock-interviews through Zoom (Skype)?
  19. R

    2 gap years just to travel?

    Hey everyone, I’m currently a 4th year undergraduate student who switched from pre-dental to pre-medical this past summer! I have been debating on taking 1 vs 2 gap years for a while as I have not had the chance to take the MCAT yet due to switching to pre-medical so late in the game. If I...
  20. chunkyfilms

    Where can I take a Biochemistry Lab?

    I'm registered to take a 3 credit Intro to Biochem lecture, but I'm looking to add a lab in the future just in case I need it. The school I'm taking it at doesn't offer a lab at all. They're going to start offering a 4 credit Biochem course during the winter but it will still just be a lecture...
  21. D

    What are my chances?

    Hello, and thank you all for taking the time to read this, I appreciate it. Major: Biology (minor in chemistry) cGPA: 3.53 sGPA: 3.48 MCAT: 503 EC: - Four Year college athlete (senior year captain, two-time all-conference (not sure if this is important)) - 1700 hours volunteering (mainly...
  22. whosnisarg

    Md/PhD Research Experience

    Hey guys! I am preparing myself for applying to MD/PhDs with a Public Health/Epidemiology program in the future. I am going into my second year of undergrad and have now 2 months (albeit only 100 hours thus far) of experience at my local medical school's cardiac research lab and plan to be...
  23. M

    Gap Year Ideas: Should I do a post-bac/SMP?

    Advice please! I am not applying this cycle; I will be applying next cycle. Undergrad- Tulane University (graduating May 2020) Hometown- Ft. Lauderdale, FL Major- Neuroscience Minor- English cGPA- 3.3... I had an awful semester during the fall of my junior year (first time officially being...
  24. H

    What are my chances? PA to MD/DO in Texas

    Hello fellow med school applicants! I am currently in my clinical year of PA school. It’s a nice profession and thought this would be my end goal. However, this journey has only furthered my passion in medicine and don’t want to stop here. I want to go to medical school to deepen my medical...
  25. P

    mcat timing

    Hi there, I've taken all the pre reqs for med school besides biochem so far. I take biochem this fall. I want to take the MCAT in January 2020, so if I use a test prep company, would it be best to start studying for the MCAT now (~6 months of studying) or wait until September when school...
  26. M

    Staying Focused During MCAT

    Hi! I've started realizing a pattern with my practice tests. About half way through the BB section (the most difficult one for me), I lose some focus and stamina. Most of my missed questions from this section are disproportionately in the second half! I think I just get frustrated with the...
  27. C

    Should I stick with medicine? PLS HELP

    Hello! I just finished my first year as an undergrad pre-med student and for some reason am suddenly starting to have doubts about doing medicine. I figured I would post this on here rather than the pre-med forum in order to get advice from those who have actually experienced medicine. Let me...
  28. M

    MCAT in a week and a half but I haven't reached goal score yet

    Hi! So last week I took the AAMC Sample test. After using the score conversion I calculated that I got a 500. 123 C/P 128 Cars 123 BB 126 P/S I just took the AAMC FL2 (exactly 1 week later after spending 7 days reviewing content that I got wrong on the sample test) and got a 504. 125 C/P 128...
  29. P

    Struggling with which calculus to take as a pre-med, if at all???

    I am a 3rd year college student currently enrolled in the "hard/engineering" 5 credit calculus and geometry course at my university as opposed to the "easier" calculus for life sciences class. The reason I am taking the 5 credit calculus is because my concentration of "pre-med" within psychology...
  30. A

    Med School List Help Please (3.99 GPA, 517 MCAT)

    Hi everyone, as I'm getting ready to apply to med school for this upcoming cycle I was wondering if you could please help me with my list of schools? Any help cutting down my list would be greatly appreciated!
  31. M

    How many hours of clinicals, volunteering, and research are a competitive amount? Also how should I keep track/log my hours?

    In a previous post I mentioned that my GPA isn't exactly ideal. I can end off my bachelors degree with a decent GPA somewhere around sGPA 3.8ish and cGPA 3.6ish. This is obviously not that competitive of a GPA, not too bad either but when they see my transcript and see how awful I did the past...
  32. A

    WAMC/School List Help

    WAMC/School List Help Stats: 3.90 CGPA 3.86 SGPA 512 MCAT White Male. Biomedical Engineering; Ohio Resident Current List University of Michigan Medical School Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Ohio State University College of Medicine University of Pittsburgh School of...
  33. G

    AMCAS Disadvantaged Essay??

    I'm applying as disadvantaged, but I'm kind of unsure how to go about the essay? Am I supposed to just say how my circumstances effected me (in school/psychologically/socially/etc)? Is this supposed to be on the side of creative writing (like the PS) or just listing facts? If anyone can link...
  34. M

    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...
  35. C

    Is this too heavy of a course load at summer UC Berkeley Extension?

    Hi everyone! I am an undergrad at Berkeley and planning on taking summer courses at UCB Extension this summer and was wondering if you have personally taken any of these classes with any of these specific professors since reviews about they are pretty scattered and if so, how would these...
  36. M

    Is having a letter of recommendation from a priest frowned upon by adcoms?

    I was wondering if asking for a letter of recommendation from a priest I have grown close with would be frowned upon by adcoms. Much of my ECs have come from serving at my church in various activities for many years. I believe he could write me a strong letter of recommendation because of how...
  37. PsychPop

    Plans for Medical school, could this work?

    Hello guys! So currently an undergraduate majoring in psychology set to graduate in spring of 2020. my GPA should end up in the 2.9-3.1 range when that happens. I have been juggling the idea of therapy and getting my masters in marriage and family (MFT) BUT, my mind has been thinking more and...
  38. manofsteel9

    Real-talk Advice for Pre-meds from an M0

    To the pre-meds of the SDN community, As I reflect upon my past couple years on SDN being guided, enlightened, stressed, and wrecked by all sorts of emotions-especially throughout the 2018-2019 application cycle-I thought it was only fair for me to provide some insight and encouragement to the...
  39. U

    CWRU vs. UCR for Pre-Med

    While there are several opportunities and situations that apply to each individual, I am trying to seek out some help in narrowing down and picking one of the 2 between UCR and CWRU. I have done some research on the net and did some comparison between these 2 and came up with a few points of...