pre-med advising

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    SMP Help: Georgetown SMP vs Case Western

    Hello! I'm about to graduate my undergrad with the following stats: - cGPA: 3.6 - sGPA: 2.8 - clinical hours: 200 hours - volunteering: 300 hours - psych major interested in psych - mcat: 504, retaking it in march Obviously, these are not good enough to apply for med school (MD or DO) for this...
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    Retaking Dual-Credits for Medical School??

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could have some advice. I have been so frustrated by this dilemma! I am going to be a university freshman this upcoming fall, but I got an Associates from my early college high school through a community college, so I am technically a sophomore. Nevertheless...
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    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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    Have an appointment with admission office before application

    Hi! I am applying for med school in a few months so I am thinking about talking to med school admission offices and see if they can give some suggestion on what I can improve. Do you know any med school admission offices that allow pre-med students from other universities to have an appointment...
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    Thinking of doing 2 public health labs... am I crazy?

    As the title says, I'm considering working in 2 public health labs with pretty similar topical areas. I know in general this is ill-advised, but what's killing me is that Lab A has a project that I'm really interested in, whereas Lab B has a project that I am not as crazy about but potentially...
  7. sushi18

    Is it okay to take one of your OChem Labs during the cycle you're applying?

    Hi there, I'm a non-trad and thinking I might have to move my OChem 2 lab to the summer when I'm applying a few years from now. Given that I'd have taken all my other labs at that point (including OChem 1 lab) and have all my other prereqs done, would it be seen poorly for me to do that? It's...
  8. sushi18

    Worth taking 1 extra class to raise BCPM GPA to 3.7?

    I took stats a while back and realized since it's online it won't count toward medical school. I've fulfilled the math requirement already but without statistics my projected BCPM GPA will be ~3.69. I wasn't a BCPM major in college so every unit makes a big difference. I understand it's a very...
  9. sushi18

    Starting Clinical Volunteering 1 Year Before Applying - Box Checker?

    Would starting clinical volunteering 1 year before I apply to medical school label me as a dreaded box checker? It's not that I wouldn't enjoy doing it earlier, but as a non-trad I'll most likely be working a clinical job/taking classes/doing non-clinical volunteering/research. And...
  10. sushi18

    Shadowing/Volunteering on Top of Clinical Job for T20 schools?

    I understand that working a clinical job such as medical assistant, scribe, CNA, or EMT is generally accepted as clinical experience for med school. However is it still advantageous for T20 schools to have clinical volunteering and/or shadowing on top of a clinical job? I would easily have...
  11. sushi18

    Research Experience ending 2 years before app - too old?

    I'm a non-trad recent graduate who did research for most of my college career, completed an honors thesis and am currently working on publishing. However I will not be applying until 2020, and am not planning on continuing in the lab I'm currently in because I want to do something more in line...
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    Plan to get into medical school with currently low GPA

    My science GPA is 2.95 and overall 3.2 as a chemistry and spanish major and I have not taken the MCAT yet. My plan is to raise my science GPA to at least a 3.0 taking post-bacc classes, take the MCAT, then apply to special masters programs. I have everything else including research...
  13. Asphyxiation

    NYC - CMA Training but no accredited schools in the area?

    Hey guys, really new here so I apologize in advance if this is a little sloppy. I'm a first year Bio major and can't seem to get another job to save my life. Having a different job in line with my major and goals that also affords rent would be great but I also still need financial aid. I'm...
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    Univ of Florida medical school admission

    Hello, So, I'm graduating from Univ of Florida with a bachelors degree in women's studies, and after I just realized I want to become a doctor. I want to take all of the prerequisites at Santa Fe college here in Gainesville. I'm worried about admission for a few reasons. I'd love if maybe...
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    So I've done the basic premed things: what else can set me apart?

    Hi all and thanks in advance for the feedback, So to start off, my dream school is the Uniformed Services University. The average GPA of matriculants is 3.66 and the average MCAT is a 32 (old), with about a 6% acceptance rate. I've already done the general pre-medical stuff and I am looking...
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    Advice for student beginning Post-Bac this summer

    Hello everyone, I am currently finishing up my last semester of undergrad and have recently been accepted into Meredith College's Pre-Health Post-Bac 2018-2019 cohort. My undergrad degree is in an unrelated field so the purpose of this post-bac is as a "career-changer" where I take all...
  17. Bobsaget121

    What should i take for my Last quarter ?

    Hello there, I am in my final year and next quarter will be my final quarter of undergraduate education. My major is currently Molecular and Cell biology and I only have two more classes to take to complete the major. I was wondering which one out of the list would be useful for MCAT/Medical...
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    First Post, Where should I be as a premed student

    Hello everyone. This is my first post on SDN, and I have some concerns in regards to where I should be as a premed student. I am far from a traditional pre-med student, with being back in school is a relatively new thing. I returned to college just two years ago, and despite doing terrible in...
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    Junior, How to Improve? Need Pre-Med Advice please

    Hello all-- Spring semester of junior year about to start and I would greatly appreciate your opinions on my chances on getting into medical school because I feel like I'm doing things a little non-traditional and all the advice I keep hearing is confusing and contradictory! Many thanks to you...
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    Dogs, sick parents, indecision, oh my!

    Hi. I’m a junior in undergrad and I’ve got myself in a bit of a pickle. I don’t necessarily have a “direction” from my undergrad. Here’s what I mean: I started out PoliSci but then came to terms with my love for nature and wildlife so considered veterinary medicine as a career option. After...
  22. Pre-med student 1416

    Pre-medical advice

    This is my first time posting to the Student Forum, and I really would like some advice. I am currently a pre-medical student at a small liberal arts private college. I have no one in my immediate family or non-immediate family who are doctors. With this said, I rely on what I hear from...
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    Pre-med Advising **might** = Stats Gatekeeping

    Just putting some advice out into the pre-med stratosphere, to be taken with a LARGE grain of salt (I'm still salty about it personally). Some undergrad schools will tout their pre-med program strength by advertising that "X % of students get accepted after advising". For me, as a relatively...
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    Owning a business as Pre-Med?

    How would co-owning a business as a pre-med student look on a med school application? Owning and managing a financial firm while still attending school full time, dedicating time to volunteering (some hours as a representative of the business) and clinical research. Does the fact that it is not...
  26. ChandlerBing24

    DO DO School - What are my chances?

    Alright everyone, I would love for honest opinions and feedback. I would be applying to matriculate in 2019. I graduated with a 3.28cgpa/3.2sgpa with a 506 MCAT taken this June. Some of the things I did in college include: - 2 years of research with a poster presentation - 500 hours working as...
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    Chances + Advice

    Hello, This is my first time posting, so please forgive my illiteracy in SDN posting I just wanted to know what my chances are and any advice you guys have on my situation. I will be applying next cycle (Entering Class 2019) so I still have a year left (Room for improvement!!). And this fall I...
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    Medical School Questions??

    Hi. I am new to this site and this question is a little broad so I thought I would go ahead and post it. I am about to enter my sophomore year of Undergrad. Throughout high school, I always thought I wanted to do engineering, and thus in my freshman year I took classes toward that and have even...
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    Northwestern Post-Bacc Program

    Hi! So I was recently accepted in Northwestern's post-bacc pre-med program and I plan to start taking general chemistry courses this summer quarter. After talking to my academic advisor, I cannot make up my mind about whether or not I should do the 12-month program or the 15-month program. I...
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    The University of Michigan- Ann Arbor vs Eastern Michigan University

    Hi Everyone, I'm a high school senior graduating from a middle college program with two years of community college credits. I have to decide between going to The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Eastern Michigan University for the fall of this year. If I go to either, I will spend two years...
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    Affordable Medical School Admissions Consulting

    We're very excited to announce the launch of White Coat Admissions Strategists, a new medical school admissions consulting company. Our goal is to provide comprehensive support through each step of the application process at affordable prices. Our organization was founded by three Johns...