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    How do you deal with toxic premed advisors?

    I had a meeting with our school's advisor who constantly compares us to our school's T20 accepted students. She started going off when I told her I'd like to apply to a couple T20s next year, telling me that nothing I have done was competitive enough and proceeded to tell me to retake my 518...
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    Worked for parent as Dental Assistant during COVID. Clinical?

    At the beginning of the pandemic, my parent's dental assistant left, and they could not find anyone to work at that time. I became their uncertified part-time dental assistant for a year (~400 hours) to help out, and I was paid. This experience taught me a lot about healthcare and building...
  3. Seldentaleli

    WAMC: 3.03 CGPA 3.7 post bacc, staring smp in fall

    Hi everyone, I recently decided to switch back to being pre-med after being pre-dental for the last 2 years. I realized that it was what I really wanted to do and that I was avoiding it because of fear of failure. I know that I have a lot of work to do before I am ready to apply but I am willing...
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    Need advice…am I doing this right?

    Hello all! It’s safe to say that I’m at a bit of a crossroads right now, and looking for some solid guidance. I’m 28yrs old, and graduated with my bachelors about five years ago. Bombed my first year of undergrad, and when I say bomb, I mean flat out failed most courses that first year. Took a...
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    Is the Army Medical Department message being heard?

    I'm a medical recruiter for the Army. I was wondering how many people know about this as a possibility. What have peoples experience been and so forth?
  7. Ho Ki Lee


    Hello everyone. Been browsing the threads for a while. I am currently active-duty military and planning to pursue a Post-Bacc program within a couple of years. My GPA is a 4.0 (humanities major) from a major public university and I have a solid reason for pursuing medicine, especially with...
  8. ApplyPoint

    Former Medical School Deans Call on Medical Schools to Withdraw from the U.S. News Ranking

    A recent Stat News op-ed, co-written by former University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine leaders, is calling on medical schools to follow Yale, Harvard, and other leading law schools in withdrawing from participation in the U.S. News rankings. The authors, Holly Humphrey, a physician and...
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    Feeling stuck during gap year, what should I be doing?

    I'm in the middle of my gap year and I'm feeling stuck as to what I should be doing. I'm currently doing non-clinical volunteering at about 6 hours a week and working as a scribe 25 hours a week. I was initially planning on doing these at least until the app opened, but I feel like it wont be...
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    Pre med major questions

    Hello Everyone I have a question for you all I have an associates right now in cyber security I have taken two semester math ,two English , sociological psychology . i did intro to physics online with lab at CC part two next summer at my CC im planning to transfer to penn state university...
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    3.9X/52X/URM WAMC

  12. 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...
  13. agentfaithmd

    AMWA Membership

    Can someone please confirm if "one fee, all years" on the American Medical Women's Association means that I'll pay $55 total for my four pre-med years? Any info on this membership would be appreciated. Thank you!
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    Gen Chem 1/2 over the summer

    Hi! Okay, so I am a Communication Sciences and Disorders major who has recently decided to pursue medical school. I am a junior, and I am planning to go to school for an extra year for prerequisites. That being said, I was hoping to take both chem 1 and chem 2 this summer as they are being...
  15. agentfaithmd

    Pre-Med Advisor Meeting

    Hey guys, I'm back: So, I got admitted to SHSU's Biomedical Science undergraduate degree, and since I applied for their pre-med track, I was told to set up an appointment with their pre-med advisor. I'll be talking with her on the 21st. What should I expect? I'm clueless to this process and...
  16. globaldoc27

    3.5 GPA 510 MCAT URM TX: Help with school list!!

    Hi, I am in the process of planning out which schools to apply to and wanted to know which schools are reasonable. I am AA (Nigerian) female with 3.5 OGPA, 3.42BCPM, 499->510 MCAT. I am currently enrolled in a masters program that's geared to help pre- professional students. I have 1 year in...
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    Dominican University Bachelors of Medical Science Postbacc

    I am considering Dominican University's (Illinois) Bachelors of Medical Science for my postbacc program. I'm having trouble finding information about the program and was wondering if anyone has either been through the program or knows anything about the program. I struggled a lot in undergrad...
  18. Baller27

    Withdraw or Stay?

    Hello, I am a third year with a 3.996 GPA, and almost every pre-med pre-req completed except for biochem. I am currently not doing so hot in it, and if I grind out the next month I'll probably finish with a B/B+ if I get a 75 on the final (historically the average has been about a 50). The...
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    Undergrad Majors / Minors

    Hey all! I'm a current sophomore majoring in biology (BS) with a minor in chem and looking to add something else. Right now, I'm thinking of majoring or minoring in either Evolutionary Anthropology or Religious Studies. I think I'd enjoy either quite a bit, but was wondering if anyone could talk...
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    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...
  21. celestia0313

    Volunteering at Multiple Hospitals...

    Hello, So I am volunteering at 2 different hospitals currently but the experience at one is far more rewarding and really I would like to stop volunteering at the other hospital (let's call it hospital B)...but with around 30 hours so far, would it look bad on my applications that I 'quit'...
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    Post-Bac 2022-2023 Admissions

    Hey everyone! I have yet to see a thread for those of us looking to be admitted into career-changer post-bac programs in 2022-2023 so I thought I'd go ahead and post this! Please feel free to drop any questions and advice here :) Good luck to all of my fellow prospective students!!!
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    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...
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    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...
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    ~Positivity and thoughts and rant of a premed*~

    Hi all, This will be somewhat of a rant so sorry to whoever wastes a minute reading it before realizing they would rather do anything else. I am graduating my SMP with a GPA in the 3.5-3.6 range. Not the greatest I know but I am hoping with my high MCAT, a miracle may come my way at my state...
  26. 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...
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    Incoming undergrad pre-med deciding school help

    Hi! I'm a current highschool senior trying to decide the best university from my options as someone planning on pursuing pre-med. My options are: - Case Western Reserve University (in-state + scholarship) - Wake Forest University - University of Pittsburgh (small scholarship) - Ohio State...
  28. 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 &...
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    Another 'is this clinical experience?' question...

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    Why is taking gap/bridge year(s) so common? Is it necessary to get into more selective med schools?

    I just had my premedical orientation and apparently only 14% of students at my college (which has a huge premed population) go straight to medical school from undergrad. This came as a giant shock to me as I thought that this was the exception rather than the norm? Do most people do this to...
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    Do you think I even stand a chance at med school?

  32. D1Bound

    Dental student interaction with Medical student

    So it seems like in undergrad every pre med student I met said something along the lines of "I couldn't deal with mouths that's gross" or "dentistry is boring" whenever I stated I was interested in dentistry. Let's ignore the fact that medicine involves rectal exams and many "gross" things. It's...
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    If you submitted FAP since April 20, when were you approved?

    Just trying to figure out a timeline, since this process has historically been very fast but is heavily delayed due to COVID-19. I submitted on May 1st, but still haven't heard back yet... When did you submit and when were you approved/are you still waiting?
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    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...
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    Advice for handling pre-med classes?

    I’m switching to pre-med from a psychology/research background and I’m nervous about how difficult pre-med classes may be—any tips on how to best study for bio, chem, and phys?
  37. tryauthentic

    MD & DO Need help with a school list!

    New York State resident, white, 23 3.55 BA in Physics 3.8 MS in Biomedical Engineering 511 MCAT Lots of shadowing, many specialties (>120 hours) Two global health missions, one rural health mission, teach local refugees English (>300 hours volunteering, 100 clinical) 1 first author publication...
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    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...
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    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
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    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...