pre-medical

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    Balancing courses outside of my major and pre-med

    Hey guys! I am an incoming second year undergraduate student. I really want to take an art course to go along with my pre-reqs and everything. Right now, I’m at 18 credits, and I am taking ochem, ochem lab, genetics, fundamentals of neuroscience (a required course for my major), ASL, and...
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    ITA e-mail distance protocol?

    I am from California and will be in the NY area, do people think it is okay to send Boston schools and in the area email? Transcontinental flights are so much more expensive than a bus so I thought it might be a good idea...
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    MD Confused junior with a 3.2 GPA

    Hi! I am a current junior and I realize that my grades during the first 2 years of college (especially sophomore year due to mental health problems) are so bad that I'm not sure what to do/whether they can be made up with mostly As/B+s, etc... so I'm seeking out suggestions/help/advice! I have...
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    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...
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    Pre-dental to Pre-medical?

    Hello, I’m currently a 3rd year student and I’m in a tough spot as I plan to study and take either the DAT or MCAT this summer. I’ve been pre-dental since day one of college mainly attracted by the lifestyle and being able to make an impact by helping people improve their self image through...
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    Certiphi Background Check Question

    Hello everyone, I listed my permanent residence as my home country since technically that's where my parents live and own a house. However, I have been studying in Canada (on a student visa) since I was 13. I gave Certiphi the date I left my home country which was in 2008. My Certiphi check...
  7. Hunter the Bean

    So many minors/certificates, but none I'm truly interested in...Can someone help me?

    Hello everyone! I just finished off my freshman year at UF, and it was a great experience. I am on a Pre-Med track with as a Biology major and no current minor. I graduated with my Associate's Degree while in high school, and now I am running out of elective credits; therefore, I need to pick...
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    Interests in BME after doing BS and MS in Sciences

    I've completed my BS in Neurobiology and MS in Medical Physiology. I'm looking to apply to med school programs next summer after taking my MCAT Jan 2019. This summer I have done a lot of reading and research into companies that create medical devices and have used BME to produce "cutting edge"...
  9. aiali

    Adversity Essay Topic Ideas

    Hi, been brainstorming a couple of ideas: - overcoming social anxiety over the course of ~10 years (started as the weird girl reading books in the corner of a classroom and then migrated to being someone that could talk to anyone by the end of college) - growing up in an area that had security...
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    Getting light headed during shadowing

    So I've done two shadowing experiences so far, one with a nurse in labor and delivery and another with a doctor at a clinic. Both times I made sure I ate a good breakfast and didn't lock my knees while we were standing and I felt fine the whole time until I randomly started getting light headed...
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    Medical field with a Chemical Engineering Degree

    Hello, I am currently a sophomore in chemical engineering and it has ruptured my GPA. Nonetheless, I am not sure if I should obtain a chemical engineering internship or a medical research internship. After freshmen year, I had a research internship at a well-known hospital. I am just not sure...
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    Should I Change Undergrad Major?

    Hello! So I've been accepted to UCI's Cognitive Science (B.S) program and I was wondering how does this major affect my chances of going to medical school? I am fully aware of the prerequisites courses for some medical schools so I will be taking those courses on top of my major requirements...
  13. Hunter the Bean

    Is just getting a research assistant program okay?

    Hi everyone! I recently landed an interview for a summer term position as a research assistant for an entomology lab. I have only done a small part in a public health research project (it had no laboratory work, and the majority of the work was done through making calls and reporting on a...
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    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...
  15. Kawasaki95

    Science electives that will help in medical school

    Hello, I am currently going into my final semester of undergraduate and require two electives to complete my degree. I was wondering which two of the following would be most beneficial for medical school. The five following courses are offered to undergraduate students and are taught by the...
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    Online Anatomy UNE Professors

    For those of you who have taken online anatomy at UNE, which professor do you guys recommend- Roberto Rodriguez Baez or Thierry Bacro? Please let me know thank you!!!
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    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...
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    A pre med international student graduating in Dec 2018 please help

    Hi, I'm an international student (undergraduate, pre-med) and my expected graduation date is Dec 2018. I'm aware that medical schools in the US don't start till August so I'm need some advice. Has anyone ran into the same/similar problem? Should I start looking for some internships so I can...
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    Can you read over my personal statement?

    Hello! I am applying to medical school this cycle (yay!) and I just finished writing my personal statement. Would anyone be willing to read it over and provide feedback? THANKS!
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    c3.93, s3.95, MCAT: 512, what are my chances?

    I am an Asian female. GPA: c3.93, s3.95 MCAT: 512 (took it one time) Research: worked/volunteered in a research lab for 2 years with one publication. Was part of a competitive research program at my university. Went to multiple conferences (local and national). Clinical volunteering: 250+...
  21. K

    Freshman gpa 3.1 (got 2 C's)

    So, I am a freshman and my freshman year gpa is 3.17 (due to 2 C's) I had a hard time adapting to the college environment, not because of party or anything. more because of trying to figure out how to study. And because I had to take care of my family for most of the time and research took a lot...
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    AACOMAS Application

    Hello everyone, I am currently trying to complete the AACOMAS application and I am stuck on what to do for certain Course Codes. The video and instructions say to enter the course codes exactly as they appear but did not mention what to do if the course codes contain a dash, for instance...
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    Meredith College Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program 2017-2018 Cohort

    Hello, I recently confirmed my spot for the 2017-2018 cohort of the Meredith Post-Bac program. In addition to providing a thread where similarly accepted students can discuss coursework, scheduling, and other details of the program, I would like to ask everyone's opinion on this post-bac...
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    California Northstate University Post-Baccalaureate Program 2017-2018 Cohort

    Hello! I recently got accepted to California Northstate University's Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate program as well as Meredith College's Pre-Health Post-Bac and would like to know everyone's opinion on these two programs in comparison to others. Although there are many positive comments about...
  25. LoKif26

    Timeline Advice for a Nontrad?

    Hello everyone! Here is my deal: I started college as per usual in 2013, although... I started at art college. I did two years there, transferred home for a year to do art at our state school, went back to the first art school this past fall for two more quarters, and then decided to transfer...
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    Rush University Biotech Masters Program

    Hi everyone. Recently I applied to the Biotechnology Masters Program at Rush University and I recently did a phone interview. Does anyone know how soon the decisions come out or if anyone has already been accepted please let me know how long it took to get back to you? Thanks it would mean a...
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    CONFUSED! WHEN AM I SUPPOSED TO STUDY FOR AND TAKE THE MCAT??

    Hi! I'm a freshman and my major is biomedical sciences. I'm currently in my first semester and I'm taking Gen Chem 1 as my only science but next semester I'm going to take Physics 1 and Gen Chem 2 and in the summer I'll be taking Bio 1 and Physics 2 (maybe???). Next fall, I'll take orgo, etc...
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    Quick Waitlist Question

    Hello all, So, my question is quick so I'll get right to it. Thus far, I have had 3 interviews, with my 4th coming in January. The only decision of those schools as of now is a waitlist (which happens to be at my top school). The school prefers IS residents (I'm OOS), but they're class ends...
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    UCLA Extension Pre-medical Certificate - Lets Connect! :)

    Hi Everyone, Just started the UCLA extension pre-medical and general science studies certificate this fall (2016). I feel a little lost and I am quite new to the area. I haven't met anyone doing this certificate program in my classes so far. This program is also not as structured as I thought...
  30. rosyrisu

    Dental vs Medical: What do you think would be a better choice for me?

    All my life I have always wanted to become a physician. I am about to start my second year of college (yay) and my Uni has a pre-dent program. It caught my interest so I looked into dentistry a bit and holy crap do I regret that lol. Now I am confused and a bit worried about which career path I...
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    Examples of shadowing LOE?

    Hello! I recently asked a physician that I shadowed for a letter of recommendation for medical school (I know I'm a little late in asking, but better late than never!). He is a very busy physician and asked for an example of a shadowing letter so that he could have a better of idea of how/what...
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    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...
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    Should I list presentations that I did not present?

    I'm second author on a poster that has been presented multiple times by its first author. Should I list it on my CV and application? Or is it poor taste? I'm not familiar with the intricacies of research authorships, presentations and such, so if anyone has experience in this area, I would...
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    Should I scribe at a teaching hospital or a non-teaching hospital?

    So I recently got offered positions for ER scribe at two different locations. My main goal in scribing is to get back into clinical work, learn all I can about medicine/ER before medical school, and build strong relationships with professionals who can potentially write a letter on behalf of my...
  35. 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...
  36. annapredental

    Med School After Dental Hygiene?

    I am currently in a dental hygiene program at a community college that I plan to finish. It is two years and after I will receive my Associate's in Dental Hygiene. I had always thought I wanted to go to dental school, but now I am very seriously thinking about medical school as well. I chose...
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    MUA pre-med program applicants?

    Hi everyone! I just applied to Medical University of the Americas Pre-Med program and now I'm waiting to hear back. Has anyone else applied to this program? Has anyone applied and heard back from them?
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    Started from the Bottom...

    Hi Everyone, I used to be pre-med but now I'm not so sure. I've been pushing to be optimistic for the past few years, but looking at my trends and numbers, I believe it may be time to be realistic and change my career path as much as it pains me to do so. To what I don't even know. So...
  39. 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...
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    I failed orgo I twice and orgo II once. help!

    Took organic chemistry I spring '15 did not pass by one percent. Took organic chemistry II summer '15 thinking that I would pass it because I almost passed organic chemistry I. I missed passing with a C by 2 percent. Everything was fast paced. I took the course while taking two other...