pre medicine

  1. wut?

    Racial bias in medicine is frightening.

    Excerpts from The Washington Post article titled, "The disturbing reason some African American patients may be undertreated for pain" by Sandhya Somashekhar "African Americans are routinely under-treated for their pain compared with whites, according to research." "Researchers at the...
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    Ophthalmology: Paid clinical positions for Pre-Med and Medical School Graduates

    Oregon Retina, LLP has a paid positions available for both: 1. Pre-medical students wishing to gain clinical experience prior to applying for medical school. The position is described on our Eugene, Oregon Craigslist post at Pre-professional student to work as full-time Clinical Assistant 2...
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    Doing a SMP or Masters at a unknown school? Yay or nay?

    Is it risky to do a SMP or Master's at a school that is not well known? I used the AAMC website to find postbacs/SMP's and I was wondering if it mattered if the school offering the program wasn't well known. All the schools that I've looked at state that they are academic record enhancement...
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    Advice/Input, am I doomed for getting into Med School?

    Hello everyone, I am currently finishing up my sophomore year in CUNY Brooklyn College I intend on going to medical school to become a pediatrician, I have always been in love with the medical field and coming from a big family were there was always little ones running around I always loved...
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    What should I do?

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    New Paltz/NYCOM 7 Year BS/DO V. Regular Undergrad at Vassar

    I was recently accepted into NYITCOM's 7 year program in which i would spend three years a as a undergrad at SUNY New Paltz and then take the MCAT and only be guaranteed matriculation into NYITCOM if i achieve the median MCAT score of the previous entering class and pass the interview. On the...
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    3.0 GPA, 57 Credits so Far. How high can I raise GPA?

    A 3.0 GPA seems low for med school admission, so if I were to work hard, how high could I raise it? If I add a minor (18 credit hours more) could it help my chances to raise my GPA? Also, I do volunteer at a free clinic, I'm in research studying Parkinson's, what else could I do to dramatically...
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    Best choice for a significant obstacle?

    So I am currently doing my secondaries and was wondering if anyone could provide guidance to which one of these choices they think would be the best choice for a "significant obstacle". Also with these questions do you think they are looking for more of a concrete event? Or can one of these...
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    Allopathic Med Schools that pre-screen?

    Hi everyone, I've looked at alot of threads made by students with a low science and/or cumulative GPA and a term that I see very often is "pre-screen". Since there are medical schools that pre screen for low gpa's or MCATs, could anyone name some specifically? Thanks!
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    Need Perspective....this cycle or next? MBS or get a certificate?

    So I have been having a hard time deciding whether to apply this cycle or wait until next cycle. Gpa: 3.55 sgpa: 3.58 MCAT: yet to take but have been getting 506 So with the mcat I'm scheduled for june which I already feel is late and i know pushing it off i can have a higher score but it will...
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    Do I still have a chance? Junior with 2.57 GPA.

    I'm sorry if this gets long but I want you to get an accurate description of my situation and hopefully get some meaningful feedback and tips. I went through a lot of personal issues during my Freshman and Sophomore year and consequently did poorly and had to retake classes in order to move on...
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    Post Bach

    hi im currently doing international business but i have taken pre reqs for med except organic chemistry and biochemistry. Can any of you send me post bachs that will suit me? What other options do i have? My gpa is not that great. I have 2 semesters left at my uni. I want to do a mba and md...
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    Pre-med post bacc admission Chances?

    Hi! I'm wondering on my chances of getting into a good post-bacc premed program. Specifically what role GPA plays in admission. I only took a few pre-med classes in college so I'd do one of the programs where you take the pre-med courses. Anyway, my GPA isn't the highest it's a bit above a...
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    Life Sciences Calculus or Regular Calculus

    I plan on taking Calculus next year but don't know which to take. My school offers Life Sciences Calculus or Calculus 1 (but you cant use a calculator for Calc 1). Would Calc 1 be easier since we can't use a calculator or is Life Sciences Calc the better choice? What makes the two courses...
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    what are my chances so far?

    Hi, I'm currently a sophomore interested in applying to med school and I'm a little worried about how my chances look right now. I currently have 2 C's, 2 C+ and a D (pre calc) on my transcript. I plan on retaking the class I got a D in but I'm worried about how med schools are going to view me...
  17. msyato

    California Northstate University 3+4 year Pre-Med to MD program (2016-2017)

    I recently received an invitation for an interview from this school. Although I am quite thrilled because it gets me one step closer to medical school, I really want to hear some insight from students in the program. Some followup questions I have are: - If I am a student for this particular...
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    What are my options as a URM with my stats? What can I do to improve?

    Thank you to all who have taken the time to read my post. I am feeling a bit dejected at the moment with my current situation in regards to school. As stated in the title, I'm a URM (Salvadorian female). I've got a paltry 3.24 gpa, and have taken only one science course (bio) in which I...
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    Pros and Cons of entering Med School (MD) vs DO, Dental School and PA?

    Hello SDN! I'm currently a first-semester freshman, and majoring in health sciences. I wasn't really sure where to put this topic, so I figured this might be a good place. I've been looking up different ways to apply my major in some form post-bachelor's education, and 4 different pathways...
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    No leadership in clubs?

    Hi SDN! So I am going to apply the next cycle but I just wanted to know how much is lack of leadership going to affect your application? I have shadowed physicians and am volunteering at two hospitals and am in three other extra curricular activities as well as working in a lab. I also did Dale...
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    Upward Trend?

    So by the end of my junior year I should have around a 3.4 cumulative gpa. I know that is very low but I had messed up my freshman year really bad( I was having health issues and such) plus I had to retake organic chem. Ever since I had a pretty high upward trend by having mostly As or A-s my...
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    Microbiology genetics cell and molec????

    Should I take orgo I, Anatomy I, genetics/lab, and cell and molec fall semester or take cell and molec with microbio/lab and anatomy II and Orgo II in the winter? Thanks
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    4.0 gpa 504 mcat, nj resident. chances??

    Hi everyone! my stats: 4.0 gpa, 504 mcat (126/124/127/127) taken on June 2. I am a NJ resident. Very good LOR and good ECs. No preference for MD or DO and I am applying to both. These are the ones I have already applied to- do I have a shot at any of these?? Thank you!! MD: Jefferson Rutgers...
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    Change to pre Med... Classes for mcat?

    Hi, If I were to change to pre Med, what classes are best to have taken for the mcat? This fall and winter I will be taking Orgo 1+2, A&P 1+2, genetics, microbio, cell and molec. Will that be enough or do I need more like biochem and physics?
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    Failing Organic

    Hi SDN! So I am about to be a junior this fall. I decided to take ochem this summer and actually just took my final for ochem 1 today. I am scared I will not pass the class with at least a C- because I am pretty sure I bombed the exam. How is retaking it in the fall going to affect my medical...
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    Hi, So I had a couple questions about a DO/DMD program since I heard about it and was interested. I love both medical and dental field and am leaning towards dental but want to be involved with medical field. Is DO/DMD an option? What are the business aspects and advantages of a DO/DMD? What...
  27. FutureMDKatie

    UCLA VS USC for Pre-Med

    Hi everyone. So I just finished my 2 year at a community college and I've been accepted to UCLA and USC. I was wondering which one would you think it's best for Pre-Med courses and also for not ruining my GPA (I have a 4.0 right now) . My major is economics btw.
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    Retake MCAT (applying later in cycle) or apply now with current stats?

    -Cum GPA: 3.9 -Science/Math GPA: 3.9 -MCAT: 502 Any suggestions about whether I should apply now, and if so what schools would accept my stats, would be very helpful. Thank you.
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    Which schools to apply to??

    Almost ready to submit my AACOMAS application and wondering which schools I should apply to for the best chance: GPA: 3.3 (science 3.0) MCAT: 501 Tons of volunteering, healthcare experience, and good LORs I would prefer to stay in the midwest but in terms of medical school admission, I can't be...
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    Special Masters Program or Post Bacc?

    Like so many other Pre Meds, my GPA is not exactly up to par. I am going into my 4th year of undergrad and have a 3.39 cGPA and a 3.24 sGPA. I am currently getting ready for the MCAT, so I cannot provide a score quite yet. However, I have been scoring in the 508 range after my third full length...
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    MD & DO Do I have a realistic chance?

    Hello all! New member to this page. Looking for honest opinions, advice, etc. Be as a brutal as you feel is necessary. I can handle it! So. Just finished my sophomore year of college. 3.8 GPA, recently decided to major in microbiology, minor in psychology and/or neuroscience. It is clear that I...
  32. DrSegovia

    U.S. Special Forces to Cardiothoracic Surgeon

    Brief Background: 20 years old. Self-Starter I Have my Associates of Science (3.97 GPA) I speak English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Turkish. Always been physically fit. I have an affinity for Medicine and I really see myself as a cardiovascular surgeon. However, I have all of...
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    Okay I'm tired of living in uncertainty. I want some truth

    Hi everyone, I am a rising senior biochemistry major at Loyola University Chicago. Pertaining to this thread, I am a black male raised in the inner city. I've been doing undergrad research working in a chemistry research lab on campus since second semester sophomore year (4 semesters now) and I...
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    Is medicine still a possibility?

    Hello all, This will be my first post on the SDN so please bare with me if I am not utilizing the service correctly. I am a 21 year old college student. I went to a 4 year university right out of high school which I attended for two years. Unfortunately, I chose to study business which I...
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    Volunteering at an Oral Surgeons office?

    I'm pre-med, and want to go to medical school, but one of the best long-term volunteer opportunities available to me right now is volunteering and shadowing in an oral and maxillofacial surgeons' office? Would this raise questions to admissions committees (i.e. why didnt you go to dental...
  36. ElliotStabler

    Have I ruined my chances of a good medical school application?

    Im currently attending a community college and then I will be transferring to a university and starting classes for the spring 2017 semester. When I transfer to my university i will be starting as a junior with 60 credits. I am set to graduate from college spring 2019 and i am planning on...
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    Questions You Wish You Asked Before Choosing A Medical School

    Hi everyone. I am going to be meeting with some faculty members and a few students (from all years) at a school (just one final look before I decide where I will be matriculating for sure). I just wanted some insight from students and graduates to gain a sense of the types of questions I should...
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    Help!! Pre-med

    I'm currently a senior in high school, I want to become an orthopedic. I applied to 16 schools and got accepted into all of them. My current list of colleges is Stony Brook university, albany, university at buffalo, mcphs, university of delaware, penn state, siena, geneseo, scranton, western...
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    Organic Chem - Pre-MD: Organic Chem for Biology Major or Organic Chem for Chemistry Majors...???

    Alright gentleman, Got a dilemma. Signing up for organic chem...only problem is my university has two. One set for Biology majors and another more in-depth for Chemistry majors. Which one do I take? If the chemistry major one isn't required for MD schools then I would like to take the one for...
  40. 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...