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    UAB vs WashU Undergrad

    I am a current high senior who wishes to eventually go on to medical school. I am in-state for UAB and can go there for free. I can also apply for the early medical school acceptance program; however, this is far from a guaranteed acceptance. I have a 35 ACT and feel confident in my ability to...
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    Marist DPT

    Hi! I'm currently applying to schools in the New York area and was looking into Marist's new program. From my understanding, they are currently not accredited. Their website states: Marist College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical...
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    extracurricular hours

    Hi everyone! just wondering, what is considered the base amount of hours of experience shadowing, volunteering (both clinical/nonclinical), research, and paid clinical work? I am under the impression around: shadowing: 60 hrs clinical vol: 200 hrs nonclin vol: 150 hrs research: not "required"...
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    Cornell c/o 2023 applicants

    Hello all! Struggling on some of the supplemental essays... Having a hard time with the significant impact and odds against me situation ones. It’s suprisingly hard to think of responses Wondering if anyone else could shed some light on what they wrote about
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    Major (BME) + Pre-Med??

    Hey all, I am here to ask a question that I am 100% percent sure has been asked before. For frame of reference, I am currently a high school student entering my senior year and am trying to decide on colleges to apply to. The issue is I am having trouble picking a major, but I know for a fact...
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    Online pathophysiology from UC Berkeley extension

    I am currently enrolled in the online pathophysiology from UC Berkeley extension with Peter Niloufari. Has anyone taken this course? If so how hard was it? I am actually nervous about taking my first exam because it will be timed. Need some guidance. Thank you.
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    Pre-December Interviews vs. Post?

    Hey guys, Just trying to grasp a better understanding of the interview process. I applied to 14 schools, and have heard back from 3, all of which are interviews. I keep seeing people say that the next batch of interviews are sent out after December 1. Does that mean rejection notices would as...
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    Feeling bad for taking so many gap years

    I graduated December 2016 and don't plan on applying until 2019. I'll be 25 (almost 26) by the time I enter med school in 2020. Is anyone else taking this much time off from school, and if so, what are you doing during these years? I was hoping someone could shed some light on what it's like...
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    Thinking about joining the National Guard as a 68W, what am I getting myself into?

    My first 2 years of college were riddled with hurdles that were hard to jump. Loss of family members really does take a toll on someone, so damn much. The hurdles both financial and emotional have been coming in non-stop, but I have began improving my grades and can guarantee an improvement in...
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    Freshman GPA: What should I do??!

    Hello, I am a new member here and just wanted to ask a few questions about being a pre-med. I just finished my freshman year. Took Gen Chem 1, writing course in the first semester and took Gen Chem 2, Bio 1 and another writing course in the second semester. (Plus other courses that count...
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    BioChem Online

    Hello. I am applying to dental schools this year and most of them require biochemistry. During my undergrad years I was unabe to take biochemistry at my school. I have a community college near me that offers Intro to Biochemistry (CHM 260) If I take this course at the CC in person can it fulfill...
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    How to get a 3.7+ GPA in undergrad

    How do you guys get a GPA above 3.7? More specifically, how do you approach studying for midterms for Biology and Chem. There is so much material, how do you remember all of it?
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    New to field, how many science prerequisites can I realistically take each semester?

    Hello, I will be a 2017 Spring Graduate with a B.A. in Music and Minor in Psychology. I have a 3.6 GPA, a full tuition ride through undergraduate, good leadership roles, plenty of general volunteer hours and tons extracurricular activities, but no science prerequisites. I have read the general...
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    PLEASE HELP- Are my stats realistic for Optometry school?

    Hey guys! I just graduated my undergrad and am very interested in going into the optometry field. My stats are not where I would like it to be, but I would really like some input on whether or not this goal is feasible. I'm shooting for MCPHS (due to location and admission rate.) Another brief...
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    Low GPA first semester....drop premed?

    Hi all, I'm not coming here asking for pity. Also, please know that practically no one in my family has gone to college so I don't have much support or knowledge about this stuff in general. Anyways, I just finished my first semester at a top public school, and my GPA isn't as high as I'd like...
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    Some questions about Preventive/Preventative Medicine?

    First post woo! Hi everyone, I'm currently a junior undergrad trying to figure out some details about what preventive medicine is. I want to help people on a larger scale(local-national level?) and I also want to retain the ability to treat people directly (main reason for becoming a physician)...
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    Pre Dental: Researching or Volunteering & College Questions

    I am an high school senior and currently a intern researcher at UTHSCSA Dental School. So should I spend my pre-freshman summer researching probably 8 weeks or racking up 730 volunteer hours? Does the Admission Committee care that I have no official "job/work" like as a Dental Assistant before...