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  1. P

    Young applicant question

    I have a question about age-specific stats. I will graduate college next year, currently have a 3.9+ GPA, clinical experience, multiple paid research experiences at big names, and a few 1st author pubs. But, I'm a young applicant to medical school... a couple of years under 20. Out of...
  2. S

    I did poorly on my first calc 1 exam any tips ?

    Hello everyone since 2015 I had leukemia the placement test i took back then for math i did very poorly. In 2021 I came back to CC I took the placement test again I score very high into it I was placed into the higher math I took survey mathematics then I did a major swap to start pre med I...
  3. S

    Letter of recommendation using inter folio

    Hello everyone Im about to graduate this December from CC then transfer to university for biology pre med I got a letter of recommendation from a professor via interfolio when I need an update to letter is there an option for him to send me an updated one before i apply I wont be applying...
  4. agentfaithmd

    Shadowing Programs from Hospitals/Med Schools in Houston

    Hi everyone, I found two shadowing programs from St. Luke's and Baylor. Medical Mentor Program by St. Luke's DeBakey Summer Surgery Program by Baylor College of Medicine I know the typical thing is to ask a physician personally, but I was wondering if participating in these would be okay as...
  5. M

    WAMC 3C and 2W

    I will be graduating with a 3.79gpa and had 3 C+ and 2Ws in college. I retook one of the classes and got a B but was unable to retake the other two. I guess overall then I have 2C+. I can definitely describe why. 80% of my grades are As. I overall have an upwards trend. I'm slightly stressed...
  6. S

    Concerns about a pre-requirement for medical school my grade

    Hello everyone I have a question I have an 83% in English research composition but I failed one of my essays with a 58% the essays are worth 15% of my grade I have right now in this class without the essay I have an 83% but I have two more essays left plus a reflection assignment that worth 10%...
  7. ewang777

    Not med sch but deciding undergrad sch for pre med

    I have 2 days left to choose and I’m left deciding between Purdue and southwestern uni in Texas for my undergrad Purdue: public -44k a year oos -40k~ students total - lots/wide range of opportunities - love the social atmosphere - huge classes - able to build a bigger network and connections...
  8. P

    Got accepted to my first medical school just to find out it was a tech error...

    Hey guys! Sorry for the long post but I just wanted some advice on my situation and to bring to light what happened to me. On the 28th of March, I received news that I was waitlisted for my top choice medical school. I was a little sad but believed there was still a chance and started drafting...
  9. P

    Got accepted to my first medical school just to find out it was a tech error...

    Hey guys! Sorry for the long post but I just wanted some advice on my situation and to bring to light what happened to me. On the 28th of March, I received news that I was waitlisted for my top choice medical school. I was a little sad but believed there was still a chance and started drafting...
  10. A

    Loras College Post Baccalaureate College Question

    Hi all, I’m planning on doing the post-bacc at Loras College but ACT or SAT is one of the admission factor, mine was really low, will it hurt my application? My undergrad GPA and involvements such as research, volunteer, leadership position in organizations are well set. I’m just worried that my...
  11. jay3567

    2 Ws 3Cs sophomore

    Hello everyone, I am a sophomore in my first semester. My first year was during covid where I withdrew from 2 classes, I got a C in biostat, calculus and basic biology during that time as well. Right now I have 3 As, a B and C this semester. I got the ecology professor from hell this semester...
  12. Z

    can I get into a do school with a low gpa?

    My gpa is 2.8. I had an upward trend in my last year (4.0= senior year) and my MCAT score is 520. I’ve had one year of research experience, 120 hrs of shadowing and a year of clinical experience. Do I have any chance at all to get into one do school? if not, what should I do to increase my chances?
  13. T

    Chance of getting into Special Masters Program (SMP)

    Special Masters Program chance of acceptance? I’m a recent pre-med graduate with a degree in neuroscience taking a gap year and plan to apply to a special masters program (smp) following my MCAT exam this January 2022. I graduated with a 3.02 cumulative gpa and 2.8 science gpa. That being said...
  14. F

    Mistake on Primary Application!

    I submitted my primary application back in May and it’s currently going through verification. I just so happened to be looking back through my app and realized that I mistakenly put 96 hours instead of 960 hours for a three month research internship. I’m so mad at myself, I printed my...
  15. A

    Maybe some advice please

    Hey! I never really write in discussion posts but I feel like I needed some advice, tips, or any help. Much of my social group is not pre-medical students so I have no idea or any extra friendly advice. I go to UIUC pursuing a chemistry major, and hopefully medical school post-undergraduate. I...
  16. ChelseaLene

    Changing Job after 6 months Pre-Med

    Hello! I have been working as a patient safety aide for a hospital for about 6 months now, however I am currently thinking about applying for a patient care technician job at the same hospital. I work with nurses and patient care techs all the time, and I currently work variable shifts and was...
  17. A

    BU MAMS vs. Tufts MBS

    Hi all, I was recently accepted to Tufts MBS and BU MAMS - which i'm so grateful for - but i'm having a hard time deciding between the two. Their structures are very similar: year 1 is all classes that are similar to the schools respective MS1 curriculum, and year 2 is an unstructured thesis...
  18. S

    Can COMM count towards English Credit?

    Hello!! I am currently freaking out a bit regarding my English Credits required for Medical School. So I'm in my last year of College, I graduate in the Fall of 2021, but I do plan on entering the cycle for 2022 and take my MCAT this semester. Though I am just realizing that I don't believe I...
  19. insaiyan-premed

    Advice for far future

    Okay, so I'm in a Rutgers SMP and did well my first semester. Undergrad, not SMP, My cGPA is a 3.24 AMCAS sGPA is a 3.2 and AACOMAS sPGA is a 3.17, I'm a super ORM (Asian), NJ resident. 200 Hours shadowing; 100 in the ER and 100 in Neurology Clinic Scribing since January, on hold due to COVID...
  20. G

    Spanish Minor vs. Chemistry Minor for UC medical schools?

    Hey guys! I hope you're doing well and staying safe. So lately I've been on a dilemma. I'm a Neuroscience major with a minor in Chemistry. However, I was talking to a friend who claims she knows what Medical Schools in California like to see, and she said that they would rather see a Spanish...
  21. Future Dr. Juice

    Chances of getting into postbacc?

    Hi everyone, I am new to SDN and I am looking for help in regards to my chances of getting into a career changer post-bacc program. I have one semester left in undergrad and I will be graduating this December, 2020. I am a psychology major at an HBCU with a current cumulative GPA of a 3.43, I...
  22. aalleyne13

    NYU Masters Program

    Looking for opinions on whether or not it's beneficial to apply for a MS in Chemistry or MA in IDS or Psychology (Clinical Neuroscience Track). I'm pre med with a solid passion in Neurobiology and Biopsychology and all that intertwines, which shows through my undergrad coursework. However, I...
  23. P

    19 credit hours first semester??

    Hello, I'm an upcoming freshman pre med at a state university. Right now, I'm looking at 19 credit hours my first semester. Is this doable? I was wondering if anyone has done this and succeeded. Bio is supposed to be a hard course at my university, but I'm better at bio than chem. My course...
  24. KingofMaskedSinger

    Going to medical school after MPH?

    Hi all, I am currently a junior pursuing a degree in GPH/Sociology and plan on getting my MPH after graduation and working for a couple years. I have recently become interested in going to medical school, but I haven't taken any of the pre-reqs required for admission and I don't have the room to...
  25. Rollerpink12

    Any advice for low-GPA?

    Hey, I'm kinda new to the hustle and bustle of being a pre-med, well -ish. To be honest I've been procrastinating registering at my school's pre-health office because I'm so anxious and that sends me on a mental spiral, though my friends have finally pushed me so here I am. I'm a first-semester...
  26. F

    Really Messed Up and Need Some Advice!!

    Hi, I know there's probably tons of these stories out-there but it would be helpful if I got some advice. So long story short, when I was inn High School I wanted to be an anesthesiologist, that was my goal. However, I really got into app development and programming so when it came time to pick...
  27. A

    1 year post bacc programs

    Hi All, Is there any rankings to the post bacc programs out there, not state specific. I was particularly looking into the one year programs. I am ok to relocate, right now i am located on the west coast. Thanks
  28. R

    Should I Pursue Medicine?

    Hi everyone. I am a college student at a top 5 liberal arts college and am the first in my family to go to college (and was the first person in my family to graduate from high school). Ever since I was a child, I have said that I wanted to become a doctor. I have a disorder that requires me to...
  29. M

    NYU vs. WASHU pre med post bacc program

    I’m considering both WASHU and NYU’s pre med post bacc programs. WASHU seems to have a good reputation that students and med schools alike value, but I’m nervous about going to live in St. Louis because of crime rates, etc. Thus, I began looking into NYU’s program which seems to have a similarly...
  30. Ferngully123

    Medical Withdrawal and Five W’s — Do I have a chance?

    Hi All, This is my first post, but I have been Lurking on SDN for a while. I medically withdrew from my first semester of college at a small LAC, due to a chronic pain disorder. Unfortunately, this resulted in five W’s on my transcript. I will be returning to college next fall and wanted some...
  31. McNelly

    Non traditional med school student advice?

    Hello everyone, I’m in a pretty unique situation. I graduated with a degree in Accounting, worked for 4 months an decided accounting is not for me. I have to much of a desire/need to help and make a difference in people’s lives. After shadowing a couple physicians I have decided to go down the...
  32. G

    Picked UCSD over Berkeley

    Hi all, I wanted to say that I am posting this not to necessarily seek reassurance although that may seem contradictory but just to see if I significantly hindered my chances of an admission into Med school or potentially increased them. So basically I was admitted to both campuses. At first I...
  33. M

    need advice pleaseee! Keck Graduate Institute- MS in Applied Life Sciences

    Hey everyone! I really need some advice as I'm completely confused on what to do:/ So to make a very long story short, I am a first gen, non-trad pre-med student. I have a pretty lowish undergrad and low science GPA but an upward trend towards the end of my college career. For what I lacked in...
  34. doctor.dreams

    Please help. What are my chances of getting into MD/DO this cycle?

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  35. D

    Advice for Pre-Med Freshman?

    Anyone have any advice for an incoming pre-med freshman? College starts in a month and I’m nervous for classes:1oops:
  36. T

    Supposed to start MD school in two weeks, any input appreciated!

    Hi friends. After graduating from undergrad I decided to take two years to do some “soul searching” in Colorado. Through high school and college, my focus and passion had always been focused in on medicine and being a doctor, which I know is the case for nearly all pre-meds. I graduated with a...
  37. M

    Would doing a masters program help my chances of getting into medical school greatly?

    Hi, I post a lot about my spotty transcript and how I have F’s on it. Now I’ve been gettin straight A’s and everyone keeps telling me the upward trend is helpful, which really made me happy because I was so worried. Now I’m slightly worried because there are people applying for med school who...
  38. J

    Need some advice

    Hello Everyone, I have been reading alot lately on physicians seeking mental health treatment. It concerns me, because I've always wanted to go into medicine and hopefully become a surgeon. To give a little context, when I was about 11 going on 12 I was hospitalized for about a week...
  39. L

    Research vs medicine, professor pushing me to do research

    How do I deal with a professor that keeps pushing me to do research when I really want to do medicine? Anytime I bring up a medical career (PA, genetic counselor, MD) he immediately shuts me down and points me towards being a lab tech or some similar job. It makes me feel like he thinks I can't...
  40. Z

    Advice/post-bacc/SMP

    I am a nontraditional student who transferred from a 6 year pharmacy program after 4 years into a regular undergrad to finish a bio degree. Long story short, I was an immature student who only focused on having fun and getting extracurriculars because I wanted to get into pharma, but I started...
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