1. M

    NYU vs Stony Brook vs Harvard Extension

    NYU vs Stony Brook vs Harvard Extension Undergrad from a SUNY school: psychology and journalism major with a 4.0 GPA and 7 years of clinical research experience in neuropsychology and immunology Sadly, price is an issue. From what I’ve researched, it seems like NYU has the best reputation and...
  2. N

    Trying to get in MedSchool at 27yo; advices?

    Nontraditional is definitely a word that I could use to describe my situation. Graduated in Veterinary Medicine in my country, moved to the US at 25yo. Husband is a FM resident and his routine inspired me to try and achieve my long lost dream of going to Med School. I am 27yo now and on my 5th...
  3. NateB02

    Summer Research Application and Acceptance Thread (SPUR, SURF, SURP, SIP, AMGEN, LA etc.) 2021

    Didn't see a thread for this so figured I might as well start one :)! Where is everyone applying to? I applied to: Rockefeller SURF Northwestern NUTORC Harvard Immuno MD Anderson CPRIT-CURE & SIRP Barrow Neuro CSHL UPenn UCSP
  4. H

    Anesthesiologist Assistant Personal Statement, please help me proof read and improve it. Thank you!

    When I was 10 years old, I had a keloid, about the size of a fingertip, underneath my tongue, which was irrefutably uncomfortable and periodically painful. My parents told me that I needed surgery, during which surgeons would excise my keloid. I distinctly remember facing the fear that it would...
  5. M

    Applying without much experience due to COVID

    I am a rising junior who was planning on applying during my senior year (2021-2022 cycle) and I had a lot of clinical and volunteering experiences that were lined up for the upcoming year, however it seems that many of them are considering canceling with the second wave of COVID. I have some...
  6. D

    MD WAMC: Non-Trad, 511 MCAT, 3.5 cGPA / 3.12 sGPA

  7. anon12342020


    507 --> 497 practise test. Why the downward trend?
  8. R

    Special Accommodation For Pre-Med App

    I am currently entering my sophomore year of college as a pre-med. however, the summer before I start my freshman year I got into an accident and was diagnosed with that traumatic brain injury. It changed my life and I was told to not go back to school till spring semester because I needed to...
  9. T

    Calculating GPA for Atlantic Bridge

    For those who applied to the Atlantic Bridge schools (5-year and 4year programs), how did you calculate your GPA? Did you use all courses that you have taken? What about repeat courses? Do they drop any credits? Would my GPA be the same as my OMSAS GPA?
  10. S

    Studying Abroad

    I need some advice if anyone can help. I am planning to apply to medical school this spring as soon as the application opens in May. I have found a study abroad trip for later in the summer that I really want to go on. My only concern is secondary applications. I would be gone nearly the entire...
  11. M

    Would you suggest to continuously review course material from anatomy, genetics, etc. to help lighten learning load in medical school?

    This may be a dumb question, I’m sorry. I was just wondering if it would be beneficial to me to review courses, such as; anatomy, genetics, cell bio, physiology, biochemistry, etc. I have read about a lot of Medical Students who said that taking these classes helped them when they were having...
  12. jcmed

    Questions About Retaking an Online Class

    I did a self-directed post-bacc last year to take medical prerequisites + some higher level pre-health courses that I didn't take while in college. During my post-bacc I took my first semester of Intro Physics lecture in a classroom, but took the second semester online over the summer. Both...
  13. I

    MCAT Prep Academy Program Reviews?

    Has anyone heard of “MCAT Prep Academy”? Does anyone recommend it? It came across as an ad on my social media and it seems to good to be true. Wanted to hear what others thought?
  14. S

    Advice needed

    Hey everyone, Nontrad student in my junior year and doing absolutely terrible in my classes. I am studying every day, learning the concepts, piecing everything together in lecture, performing great on quizzes and HW and yet my exam scores are so low. Got a C in genetics and just got a 60 on my...
  15. Perchperkins

    Majoring in Fine Arts as a Pre-Med student?

    Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum. I’m 18 and I’m graduating from high school in a few months. I want to pursue a career in medicine - specifically I want to be a doctor. Initially, I was going to major in biology. But lately I’ve done some research and talked to some other college students and...
  16. A

    Need Help Deciding - Duke or USF 7 Year BS/MD Program for Pre-Med Undergrad!

    Hi everyone, I am blessed to have been accepted to Duke's Class of 2023 and University of South Florida's BS/MD. However, I am super stressed about deciding between these two schools. There are pro's and con's of both but I just don't know how important Duke's prestige is (vs. a state school)...
  17. A

    Phi Sigma Pi?

    Hi, I am currently a U1 Biomedical Sciences major (speaking from my mother's account!). I am hoping to apply to MD and DO medical schools. I recently got accepted into Phi Sigma Pi at my college (an honors co-ed frat) and was wondering if the time and money is worth it? Is this recognized at...
  18. C

    How to get yourself off the post-II waitlist?

    Any tips or advice about this will be greatly appreciated. I know letter of intent helps, but how to write such a strong letter. Also, will getting a new LOR help? - Like from your new research PI?
  19. G

    What are my chances? One Gap Year or Two?

    Hi everyone, I'm a black female (NY State) in my last semester at an Ivy (HYP) looking at a 3.2/3.3sgpa (depending on which classes count for BCPM) 3.4 (hopefully 3.5 after this last semester) cgpa. so not great. Unfortunately no upward trend either, really all semesters have oscillated...
  20. G

    Health counseling - does this count as clinical experience?

    Question: I have an opportunity to volunteer through my undergraduate university's health center. When students contact the health center to set up an appointment for contraceptives, they would meet with me first prior to seeing a provider. I would provide them with information about different...
  21. P

    Help! What are my chances?

    Hello! I have a 3.63 overall and around a 3.5ish science so far. I have not taken my MCAT at this time. Unfortunately, I am worried because I obtained 3 C’s my freshman year but I have had an upward trend since (I was dealing with a family illness at the time). I also have one W for organic that...
  22. A

    Should I retake Calc 1?

    Hey everyone, I’m new here, so forgive me if I’m posting this in the wrong place- but I am an incoming college freshman this fall and am confused about what math class to take. I took AP Calc AB during my senior year of HS and got a 5 on the AP exam, which would give me the chance to receive...
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  24. DaniO32

    Planning my future with MCAT in mind. Help

    Hi everyone Im taking the MCAT in August, I still have a year before I graduate and plan on spending this time to fine tune and add to my resume, especially because I don't have much leadership roles or skills and lacking shadowing hours. I plan on applying early next cycle and taking a leap...
  25. J

    AACOMAS Experience Section

    I have gone to several Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association, Student Osteopathic Medical Association, and Florida Osteopathic Medical Association conference in and out of my state. Should I consider putting these in the experiences section of my application? I'm not really sure where...
  26. bsneuroscience

    Overwhelming Freshman Year Schedule??

    **This is my first post on this website, so I'm not 100% sure how to navigate within forums, and I couldn't find a SPECIFIC answer to my question, I'd really like some advice on my decisions! I will be graduating high school in 2 months and will be heading off to a 4-year state uni, it's not a...
  27. A

    I think I am good non traditional applicant, but am I missing something?

    I am an older applicant. I am taking the MCAT in May and have completed the required coursework. I went to school right out of high school, but didn't get very good grades because I had no idea what I wanted to do and was just exploring different classes with no clear goal. So, I left after a...
  28. F

    Gap Year Uncertainty, please help !

    Hey Guys! Thanks in advance for your help Prior to applying to medical school, I plan on taking two gap years and applying the summer following that of my graduation. I would like to spend this year continuing work in my lab (productive, already have a first author pub) and working part time so...
  29. I

    Personal Statement

    I'm very new to the student doctor forum! Can anyone provide me any guidance on restrictions for a personal statement for post-bacc/SMP/MS? For example, I'm aware of what can be too personal in personal statement essays ie. mental illnesses. Is there any other restrictions you would advise...
  30. D

    How to adjust going to a rural school?

    Hey guys, I just wanted some advice. I will be starting my medical school orientation next week. I am looking forward to it and I am excited about it. The school is wonderful. However, it's quite rural. I grew up in the suburbs. I've never moved away from home before. I know this is going to...
  31. S

    Questions about Timeline for Recommendation Letters

    Hi, I'm taking my MCAT on August 24th (late i know but mostly focused on DO). I heard schools won't look at your app till your MCAT scores are in, so I will most likely submit my application in the last week of August. Question- does that mean I won't need to have my recommendation letters in...
  32. S

    Questions on Application Submission Timing

    Hi, I'm taking my MCAT on August 24th (late i know but mostly focused on DO). I heard schools won't look at your app till your MCAT scores are in (Question1: that's true right?), so I will most likely submit my application in the last week of August. Question2- would it help me at all if I...
  33. J

    Emergency medicine college?

    I'm a junior in high school and I'm planning on applying to the University of Pittsburgh for college because of their Emergency Medicine Program, it allows you to train as a paramedic as a bachelors degree. It is a 2 year program so you apply to it in your sophomore year, I'm planning on taking...
  34. kaymellow

    Tips for learning more about healthcare for possible interview qs?

    Hey guys! Any tips for someone applying this cycle that wants to become more educated about politics? More specifically healthcare. Apps? Websites? -Trying to prepare for possible interview questions. -Watching CNN daily is NOT my thing.
  35. D

    How to withdraw from a school?

    Hey guys, I was accepted to one school a while ago, and was also officially accepted off the waitlist for another school today. Unfortunately the second school wants me to put down a deposit within 24 hours, otherwise I will lose my seat :( Does anyone know the process for this? Do I put down...
  36. D


    Hey everyone, I was accepted to KYCOM a few months ago. I also interviewed at LMU-DCOM and VCOM, and I was waitlisted at both. I was told by VCOM I'm in a good position on the waitlist. This morning I received a phone call telling me that I was accepted off the waitlist for LMU. I already...
  37. H

    Pre-Med, Senior Year, Low GPA, Hopeful

    Hey Everyone, Fairly new to the site, but I am in need of some guidance. I am currently an undergraduate student and I will be starting my senior year in the fall. I currently am working full-time in a Medical Records Department in a Children's Hospital. My undergrad Stats thus far: cGPA: 2.97...
  38. D

    Where to send an LOI to?

    Hi guys, I have an update letter/LOI to send to a school I was waitlisted at. I tried to get in touch with the director of admissions, who was the one that sent out the waitlist email and was in charge of the interview, but I haven't had any luck. Would it be reasonable to send it to her...
  39. D

    VCOM Waitlist

    Hey guys, I interviewed at VCOM this month. About 5 days later, I was waitlisted via email. They told me they were "extremely interested" in my app and that my app would be "evaluated regarding early admission for 2022." I don't know if that's the generic response they send to all of their...
  40. B

    How to address a poor MCAT score in an interview?

    Hi guys. My interview is coming up soon, and I was told to be prepared for the interviewers to ask about any weakness on my application. The only weakness is my MCAT. How did I address/explain this appropriately? The only section that brought my score down was my CARS score. Truthfully, I'm...