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  1. P

    Non-Trad; Below 3.0 GPA, Sub 500 MCAT. I hate my job. Desperate plea for help.

    Hey all, I've been feeling kind of lost and let down in my premed journey and I'm seeking help, or counselling from anyone who's been in a similar situation or who's generally more knowledgeable. I graduated w/ a Bio-degree in 2017, but didn't have amazing grades. I had a sub 3.0 gpa which was...
  2. C

    DIY Postbacc: W's on record, but not on official transcript

    Hi everyone! I've been enrolled in UCLA Extension as a DIY postbacc since Fall 2019. According to the school's policy, there's usually a 1-2 week refund/transfer period where you can add/drop classes and still get a full refund (it's a school with no admission application and you pay per unit)...
  3. Zhra662

    cgpa & sgpa 3.05 MCAT 500, international student

    so I’m an international student, and I finished my undergraduate from US. My cgpa & sgpa are both 3.05. The major dip in my gpa occurred in the junior year there was death of multiple family members including my sister, dad, uncle and my best friend, all within a period of 7 months, moreover I...
  4. velvetcoffee

    Transfer or not during Covid-19

    Hello all, I am current student at Texas Christian University (TCU), but I am thinking of transferring to Vanderbilt University. However, I have a perfect GPA at TCU as a rising sophomore with research opportunities and others activities lined up. I also have connections with professors from...
  5. llyskc

    Pre-Pharm -> Pre-Med???

    Hey guys, I feel like my situation is a bit unique/abnormal. I went to a university that had a pre-pharmacy program, 2+3 (2 years undergrad + 3 years pharm school). Like a lot of high school students, I went into it without really knowing what I was getting myself into. tldr; I just finished...
  6. M

    Urgent Pre-Med Advice : Emory vs. Case Western vs. UNC Chapel Hill vs. Baylor vs. UC San Diego

    Hello! I only have a few more days to commit to my selected school and I am wondering what undergrad institution will set me up the best for success. I am not typically attracted by the cutthroat atmosphere and I would like a supportive undergrad experience with limited weed out experiences. I...
  7. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  8. McNelly

    Non traditional med school student advice?

    Hello everyone, I’m in a pretty unique situation. I graduated with a degree in Accounting, worked for 4 months an decided accounting is not for me. I have to much of a desire/need to help and make a difference in people’s lives. After shadowing a couple physicians I have decided to go down the...
  9. M

    Would doing a masters program help my chances of getting into medical school greatly?

    Hi, I post a lot about my spotty transcript and how I have F’s on it. Now I’ve been gettin straight A’s and everyone keeps telling me the upward trend is helpful, which really made me happy because I was so worried. Now I’m slightly worried because there are people applying for med school who...
  10. M

    Do Medical School’s look at every single grade and see the very upward trend?

    I’m really sorry, there might be a question like this but I couldn’t find one that specifically answered what I was wondering. I have a super spotty record which I’ve mentioned before. I have F’s, D’s, and C’s on my record from when I was in Community College. Was going through a lot, I should...
  11. M

    When should you begin studying for the MCAT? What was your best study method for the MCAT?

    Rocky GPA, NEED a high MCAT score. I want to begin studying now but I know it's early. Just feel anxious. What tools, books, study programs, anything, did you use to study for the MCAT and get a high score?
  12. M

    How many hours of clinicals, volunteering, and research are a competitive amount? Also how should I keep track/log my hours?

    In a previous post I mentioned that my GPA isn't exactly ideal. I can end off my bachelors degree with a decent GPA somewhere around sGPA 3.8ish and cGPA 3.6ish. This is obviously not that competitive of a GPA, not too bad either but when they see my transcript and see how awful I did the past...
  13. K

    How will my GPA from a previous college affect my application?

    I posted about this previously but have a few more specific questions. I'm currently in a PharmD program, finished my premed minor, and currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.94. I had a hard time transitioning from high school to college and end up at a state college with no major for a total of...
  14. H

    Another Nursing student pondering going to medical school

    I am 21 and currently about halfway done with a BSN program. Before applying to nursing school I volunteered in a Urology outpatient office and I shadowed the nurses. That was when I kinda started to question if I wanted to be a nurse or an MD. I didn't like how they were just kinda following...
  15. L

    Research vs medicine, professor pushing me to do research

    How do I deal with a professor that keeps pushing me to do research when I really want to do medicine? Anytime I bring up a medical career (PA, genetic counselor, MD) he immediately shuts me down and points me towards being a lab tech or some similar job. It makes me feel like he thinks I can't...
  16. L

    Community college/summer courses?

    Hi again! I was wondering how do top tier schools view undergrads taking courses such as english, calculus, and history at community colleges or during the summer?
  17. K

    Nontraditional Medical School Applicant Question

    Hello, I am a nontraditional student looking to apply to medical school in the coming years. I was originally undecided after highschool and decided to attend a local state university part time while I explored my options. After three semesters I withdrew. I completed 32 credits with an...
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  19. prairiemusic

    MCAT adjustment based on major?

    I had a premed advisor tell me that adcoms take points off MCATs for neuroscience or psych majors, the thought being that we should have been good at psych anyways and it's artificially inflating our score. This seems absurd to me - are they taking points off of bio or chem majors too? Has...