pre-medical allopathic [md]

  1. 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...
  2. AdductorMagnus

    Volunteering at a non-profit dental clinic for Pre-Med Volunteer Experience?

    Hey SDN, A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to volunteer at a non-profit dental clinic that provides free dental care for disadvantaged members of the community, primarily those without homes as well as refugees. It was a great experience as I was able to serve as a dental assistant...
  3. sushi18

    Types of Clinical Experience: 10 Admissions Offices Weigh In

    Hi SDNers, I contacted 10 different MD admissions offices about preferences for types of clinical experience (paid/volunteer/shadowing), and found it really helpful. Since I’ve learned so much from reading these forums, I thought others might benefit from this information as well. If I get in...
  4. L

    US Citizen, Canadian Undergrad Degree, Issues with med school admission?

    Hello, I am a US citizen who studies at the University of Toronto in Canada. My primary application has been processed and verified by AMCAS. I got a secondary application email from SUNY Downstate saying that "Applicants who are using course work completed outside of the United Stats...
  5. A

    Georgetown SMP vs Tufts MBS 2018-2019

    I saw some old threads for this but wanted to start a new one to see if anyone had any advice or insight into either program or both. Thanks!
  6. D

    Curious about Chances

    Hello! I am curious about my chances as a Medical School Applicant and need some advice. I am planning to apply during the 2018 cycle and am taking the MCAT in April. I apologize in advance if there are mistakes in this thread or if I went overboard describing my credentials - this is my first...
  7. F

    Am I still considered in-state for California?

    I am from California, and I have lived there my whole life. My parents continue to live there. From 2016-2017, I lived in New York and worked as a teacher while also attending graduate school for a masters in education. Since I paid taxes in New York in 2017, will I be considered out of state...
  8. M

    MD & DO Has anyone heard of a Master's program to get into Med School with low MCAT?

    I saw a video on Youtube about someone getting into Med School by doing a biomedical Master's program (taking the same exact 1st year Med School classes) at that particular medical school. Video Here - What are the chances of getting in with such program ? Any others with similar experience...
  9. T

    Air Force How best to contact medical recruiter?

    Hey all! I am interesting in applying to AF HPSP, but I am having some trouble getting in touch with a recruiter to get on-track with my paperwork. I live in the D.C. area, and I have called the local recruiting office and sent some emails. Any tips from people who have moved through the...
  10. H

    What are my chances?

    Some background: I am a rising junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute majoring in Chemical Engineering. My GPA right now is kind of low. I had a couple of bad semesters. Freashman year 1st semester was pretty bad (GPA was 1.77) as I was homesick all the time. The three semester following...
  11. Z

    Summer Research

    Hello. I have gotten an internship this summer at a medical center with a stipend but the costs would still be pretty high of living there, etc. I wanted to know whether summer research during undergrad has an impact on benefitting residency applications. As some additional info, the internship...
  12. M

    5 DO invites and 0 MD invites..why?

    I applied to ~34 MD schools and ~16 DO schools. My problem is that I have gotten 5 DO interview invites but only 1 MD invite, to which I was eventually rejected. My LizzieM score is 66.5 (3.65gpa/508 MCAT). I think the reason may be that my stats are simply not competitive enough for MD schools...
  13. Armyhealth

    Health Professions Scholarship Program

    Here to answer any questions you may have on HPSP for medical school. Let me help answer any questions you may have! I am a Army Healthcare Recruiter so I can only tell you about the Army but I will do my best to only give you only researched and honest answers. I have someone who is going...
  14. DOC ESTREET

    Non Medical Research Paper- Religious Studies

    Hey Everyone, I'm a a pre-med whose a Religious studies major. I had to write a thesis paper for my degree and wanted to know if there was a way to highlight this in my application or maybe even apply it as research experience. My professor called it "one of the best I have received during my...
  15. C

    Nursing Major switching to Pre-Med?

    Hi everybody, I'm new here and I wanted to get some advice for my situation. I'm 18, a freshman in college and just finished my first semester. I'm in a direct entry BSN program and in the first semester I took Spanish 101, English and the nursing specific Bio & Chem classes. I got A's in...
  16. M

    MD & DO 2.9 cGPA, 3.7 Science

    Hi There, I was hoping to get as many takes as I can in regards to my chances of admission into medical school. Here's a little summary of my background: I spent the majority of my first four years of college as an Economics major, with no real plans to pursue any job opportunities in the...
  17. S

    Canadian Student Situation- DO & MD

    So I'm a Canadian applicant and I have applied to both MD and DO schools and I've gotten acceptances into 2 DO schools already but I am aiming towards MD schools. My Lizzy M is about 65.8 (3.78 GPA, 505 MCAT (C/P: 129, CARS: 121, B/B: 128, P/S: 127). Previous MCAT was 500 (C/P: 128, CARS...
  18. F

    Non-trad struggling with Calculus 1- need advice

    Hi All, So I just transferred to a new school (Florida Atlantic University) from a CC and am majoring in Neuroscience. I chose this major because I like psychology and human behavior and felt that I was missing this in a traditional bio major. Little did I know- this major is really tough at...
  19. H

    516 MCAT 4.0 GPA Need Advice on Schools!

    So I just got my scores for my MCAT and I got a 516 overall. Chem/Phys - 131 CARS - 127 Bio/Biochem - 132 Psych/Soc - 126 I know the score is a bit unbalanced with my not so great psych score, but do you think this should stop me from applying to at least a couple top tiers? I have a 4.o GPA...
  20. M

    Ideas for Patient Care Involvement?

    Hi everyone. I am a pre-med undergraduate student and wanted some patient care ideas. I have shadowed a lot of doctors already and have also volunteered at hospitals before. I was wondering what other things are out there for me to do that involve patient care. Would volunteering at a nursing...
  21. Jamdalf

    Volunteer Hours Concern

    I am applying for medical schools this summer. I have a reasonable MCAT (514) and strong GPA (4.0), I have research experience, and I was fairly involved on campus in my undergad (various club officer positions and tutoring science). I shadowed quite a lot as well (over 100 hours). My volunteer...
  22. M

    Psychotic Episode/Brain Tumors

    Hey guys, I was wondering what your opinion on my medical history is. I'm going to be applying to medical school at the end of next year. I'm beginning to think about what I should include in my personal statement and such. I went through a psychotic episode a few years back. During my time in...
  23. Harrybean

    3.69 cGPA, 3.72 sGPA, 505 MCAT

    Hey guys! I've been lurking on this thread for a long time and I guess it's finally my time to post this. Just received my 4/23 MCAT and I am pretty bummed... Nevertheless, I was wondering what my chances are for MD. Major: Biology, UCR cGPA: 3.69 sGPA: 3.72 MCAT: 505 (126,125,126,128)...
  24. C

    #please #help

    Applying to MD schools for 2017 cycle. Im just trying to gauge the entirety of my app. im a caucasian male, no history of family in medicine cGPA: 3.96 sGPA: 3.95 MCAT: havent taken yet, goal is >90th percentile Exercise Science major at OSU (top notch ExSci program) - I have gained a lot of...
  25. F

    Help-too many math courses

    Hi All, Some background on myself: I am a non-traditional pre-med student, age 27 and am currently a bio major. After working 6 years in marketing to support my wife through nursing school I have finally begun my journey towards my dream-becoming a physician. I just completed my second semester...
  26. pnwhmt

    Chance? Where do I need to improve?

    Hello! Currently finishing up my junior year at an average state school on the west coast. I will be applying to school June 2017 so I have a bit of time to fine tune my application. I'm hoping to get some input on any weaknesses. FYI: I'm a somewhat non-trad, I'll be 25 when I apply. First...
  27. pnwhmt

    Personal Statement Theme

    Longtime lurking finally posting! Sorry if I'm in the wrong place. I started free writing for my PS and what came up as my underlying theme was that I never wanted to be a physician, never thought I could, etc due to academic underachievement and difficult home situation (which I didn't touch...
  28. pnwhmt

    OOS vs In-state Applicant? - UW and OHSU

    Weird situation. I have ties in both Oregon and Washington and I'm worried that because of that I won't be considered an in-state applicant at either school. Either that or I will be considered in-state for both, if that's possible. Hoping for some input. Washington: Went to high school here...
  29. Reaching19

    Does my units matter??

    Hi all! Because of my poor gpa and results last quarter, I want to focus on the classes I need most which are my chem lab (first one in fact known to be tough too), chem 3, and writing 2. All total 10 units. And I work too. Also, on board for two clubs!!! I'm doing this because it is best for...
  30. Reaching19

    1st year college guidance...

    Hi! I'm a first year in college. So far I have completed 34 units (one course, a 2 unit, is only P/NP, so technically 32 units with grade letters). I passed them all, but the problem is I have subsided to a current 2.8 UC GPA :(:(:(:(. I took 16 units for 1st quarter and had a 3.5 GPA. Then...
  31. Reaching19

    What should I do????

    Freshmen in college. So I got a C- in my chem class for 2nd quarter :( I passed....but should I retake it? I'm interested in both MD and DO schools. How would it look for them? It was a matter of being new to balancing work, school, and clubs:unsure:. But I'm gonna strive for better this...
  32. CreedThoughts

    Who's Allowed to Write Recommendation Letters?

    Please direct me to a similar thread, if one exists. I was the president of a fraternity at my undergrad institution. I graduated last year and I will be matriculating into medical school this fall. The volunteering chair of my frat had asked me to write him a recommendation letter for medical...
  33. T

    MD & DO MD & DO Candidacy

    Graduated from a top 30 university back in 2014 with a BS in Psychology. Interested in psychiatry. Here are my stats: -2014 graduate, top 30 university -Cumulative GPA: 3.61 -Science GPA: 3.52 (2 W's, retook for A-'s) -MCAT Scores: 10/6/10, 129/124/127/127, [waiting for scores] -Research...
  34. M

    Sending Update to MD

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  35. TheDocWho

    Now want to go to Medical School, Please be my internet advisors!

    Hello friends, I am looking for some guidance in getting into medical school. The pre-med counselor at my school does not want to give me the time of day because I have graduated. I am in need of some real guidance, so I truly appreciate any replies to this thread! I recently finished...
  36. S

    Slowly Loosing Confidence

    Hey all- I need your opinions. I just cannot seem to get my crap together. I am a pre-med senior. My GPA has been all over the place. Currently, my overall GPA is a 3.52 and my BCPM GPA is a 3.22. I thought a lot more of my biomedical science classes would could in my BCPM, but they dont. I am...
  37. Ericles

    Potential Post-Bac Pre Med Hopeful

    Hello! I'm new here and I've been reading all the great insider info, though some is a bit older. I've got some questions and need some me-specific advice. Sorry in advance for the giant post. I'm 30, a true career-changer, with a Humanities degree. Here are my stats: 3.7 GPA 32 ACT No...
  38. U

    Advice on future

    Hi there, I will be a freshman at the University of Alabama next fall. I know this is super early to start planning this, but I am a planner! I was wondering if someone would mind outlining the basics of what I need to do in order to get into medical school following my undergraduate degree. I...
  39. fazd5

    Academic Dishonesty

    I know there have been a lot of threads on SDN about Academic dishonesty, but I think that my case is a little different so i want some input. I was accused of cheating on exam. I fought hard to prove my innocence, and believe me I am innocent, but the honor council took the word of the...
  40. DoctorDrewOutsidetheLines

    Help please! Am I shooting for the stars or shooting myself in the foot?

    @gonnif @gyngyn @Goro @LizzyM I need all the science and math pre-reqs. I really want to get into top ranking schools and hopefully with nice financial aid packages. *crosses fingers and prays to God* Sorry in advance to tag/bother the big guns, so I'll try to make this brief. As an older...