premed help

  1. R

    How do you recommend making a list of medical schools to apply to?

    If I am interested in pursuing competitive surgical specialties, how should I go about curating my list of medical schools to apply to? What would you recommend while researching these schools? Which ones do you recommend for me? Thank you, I really appreciate your help.
  2. Irene Mariam

    Forensic science as pre med

    I'm planning on choosing BSc Forensics as my premed in Canada. Do you think there's any scope for it there in case I don't get into med school? Will a Masters in Forensics help me land a stable job with a stable income?
  3. A

    Withdrawing from the same class again!

    Hi guys! I am currently a freshman on the pre-med track. I took general bio 1 and general chem 1 spring semester. I took the "pass" option instead of keeping my original grade of "C's". I am currently retaking general chemistry 1 again but I am not doing the best. I am considering withdrawing...
  4. sparklepuff97

    SOS: How do I choose a program?

    Hello all! Psychology/Computer Science undergraduate senior/incoming (career-changer) post-bacc here. Firstly, I hope you are all feeling/faring well during this difficult time. Personally, I am feeling quite overwhelmed and am looking advice, if anyone here might have any insights into my...
  5. cmurillo22


    Hello. I have a few questions I need help with. I graduated with a Biomedical Science degree. I have a 3.456cGPA and 3.4 sGPA. I know my GPA is on the low end. I went to my pre med advisor and I believe I didn’t get much help. I was in the process of applying to one year program master degree...
  6. D

    Is it even worth my effort? (maryland/dc area)

    So here's my story: Went to a 4-year school for 4 years (2011-2015), but didn't get a degree. I wanted to study music, but my family wouldn't support that endeavor and told me to reconsider. So I picked engineering, but I found out that I didn't like that, after 2 years. Next, I changed my...
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  8. 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...
  9. candylover218


    Hi! Seeking advice from anybody kind / generous enough to help a girl out. I intend to apply to med school this fall, but my science GPA is low, like a 3.19, and I've a 3.48 cumulative (from a pretty good school though,Berkeley). I did a Masters in an ethics program at HarvardMed (3.9). My...
  10. S

    Applying to MSTP (MD-PhD) Programs Advice?

    I plan on applying to MD/PhD schools cycle 2022-2023. Hi guys, I just wanted to post this hear for feedback on how I should improve my application before I apply (will be applying in 2022), as well as any advice anyone has. I've put my stats down below and if anyone could give some advice, it...
  11. M

    Freshman Premed - Need advice

    Hi, I am a freshman premed majoring in Medical Studies at Arizona State University. I need a sense of direction as I begin the path to prepare for admission to medical school. My goal is to become a surgeon-scientist, so I primarily want to apply to MD-PhD programs. I am an Indian American, so I...
  12. B

    would it be bad to apply this cycle?

    As I have been reading these boards and discussing with friends about their journey as a pre-med, I am continually worried about whether or not I will even have a chance this coming cycle... I have provided information about myself here and if you get through the whole thing, I would greatly...
  13. N

    How do I know if I’m smart enough for med school?

    I struggle in science classes and my GPA is terrible (I mean less than a 2.0). I’m in my second year of college and am not sure if I’m really cut out to be a doctor. I’m even struggling to do labs, LABS! I don’t have a learning disability or anything like that. I just want to get another opinion...
  14. FemaleJD

    Troubles With Choices

    Question for people in or looking to be in the medical field with family orientated mindsets: I’m at the point in my education where I’m supposed to be choosing between medical, physician assistant, and nursing school but my big issue is: I’m stumped, especially since I’m beginning to enter the...
  15. L

    How am I doing as a pre-med? What can I do to improve?

  16. A

    What are my chances - DO school - applying 2019

    Hi everyone! I just made an account so I'm not too familar with where to post this thread so I just started my own, but I would appreciate some feedback and advice any of you guys might have about my application to DO school during the 2019-2020 cycle: Year in school: Starting 3rd year...
  17. D

    Should I consider doing a SMP or Post Bacc???

    So I am currently in my junior year of undergrad and have come to the realization that my GPA probably won't be very competitive when I graduate (3.25 cgpa and 3.0 sgpa), particularly for MD schools. I'm not biased towards MD or DO and plan to apply to schools that fall under both categories. I...
  18. R

    Bad Freshman Year----Do I still have a chance?

    Here it goes, so I am a college freshman now and I am not doing so well, as the title suggests. I have tried absolutely every study method (probably not, but I still have been trying different ways of studying all the time). But so basically, the problem is that I really, truly do understand the...
  19. S

    C in Orgo 2 or W?

    Just took the 2nd midterm exam and I think I did really poorly. I got a C in Orgo 1 as well, (being lazy, partying, trying to cram etc.), but I wanted to know if taking the W is better than having 2 C's. (No other C's in any other classes). Currently in the class I can only miss 170 more...
  20. R

    Senior Year..Not sure what to do. (DO? PA? MPH? PA/MPH???)

    Hello, this will be very complicated so pay attention and hopefully, you can give me some good advice. I am 21YO white male and I graduate this semester in May with a 3.2cGPA, a Cell and Molecular Biology major with a Biochemistry minor. I started my first semester of freshmen year with a...
  21. M

    Should I reschedule the MCAT?

    I planed on studying during the semester but I underestimated my courseload. I have currently completed reading EK Chemistry book and should have physics completed by tomorrow. Would it be possible to be prepared for my January 19th test date? Otherwise I’m going to reschedule it to the end of...
  22. P

    What are my chances of getting into MD, or MD/Phd program?

    Chemistry Major BCM Gpa 3.59 AO GPA: 3.88 I haven't taken the MCAT but what would be a good score for such GPA? I have one more year before I apply to medical school and I'm hoping to raise both GPA's by then. I have over +200 Hrs of volunteer work +3 Years of research ( working on my 3rd...
  23. M

    worried premed student

    Hello, I am a second year (3rd semester) undergrad student and I have taken most of my pre-med prereqs but have not been doing well. C in bio, C in Orgo 1 and 2 other C- which I am retaking. My cumulative GPA as of right now standing just above a 3.0. The classes I have left to take are Orgo...
  24. kkilla

    What do I do now?

    Alright. So, I currently don't believe I am a hopeless pre-med [yet] but I just finished a pretty rough semester. While my final grades have not come in yet, I am expecting about a 3.0 GPA. I'm getting ahead of myself; I am majoring in Biological Engineering. My current cumulative GPA is a...
  25. whosnisarg

    Sample Timeline

    Hey guys! I was just curious on sample timelines for pursuing an undergraduate biology degree (sample class schedules, when I should start studying for MCAT, when should I start volunteering, when should I apply to medical schools, etc). Any help at all is greatly appreciated! As well, what...
  26. M

    Contacting admissions before applying

    Hi !! So I am a pretty traditional applicant. I am a biology major at a small university in California and will be applying for med school pretty soon! I plan to take my MCAT around April 2018 and then apply in June!! So I have been reading up about different schools and I was wondering if it...
  27. D

    Question about a Committee Letter

    Hi everyone, I am a new member and I have a quick question. Here is a little background about me. I graduated Undergrad with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.60 with a Double Major in Biology and Psychology and a Minor In Spanish. I was also in the Honors College and was awarded Highest...
  28. M

    Chances + Advice

    Hello, This is my first time posting, so please forgive my illiteracy in SDN posting I just wanted to know what my chances are and any advice you guys have on my situation. I will be applying next cycle (Entering Class 2019) so I still have a year left (Room for improvement!!). And this fall I...
  29. MO Bal

    Pre med Four Year Plan ......

    Hello everyone, I am gonna be a junior this fall and I wanna make sure that I am taking all the courses that I need to do well on the MCAT and in med school as well. Do you guys think I should stick with this plan or minor in gerontology (or philosophy) instead of taking immuno,histo, and A&P...
  30. K

    FREE AMCAS Application Help on YouTube!

    Channel is here! Started this in my gap year in hopes of helping everyone who is in my shoes. Will be a M1 headed off to med school next year and wanted to also use this to reflect on my experiences!
  31. T

    Pre-Med concerns

    Hi guys, I am an English Pre-Med...and I am currently taking Gen Chem 1. Idk how I'll do (not so well but I'm determined to do better), but I feel the urge to retake the class with a different professor just to learn more in depth about the topic. Of course I would do better the second time...
  32. SterlingMaloryArcher

    HS: 1.667, Freshman: 4.0, Sophomore: 4.0, Junior: ?, Senior: ? - Recovery Strategy?

    Senior Year of High School I thought it would be fun to take my classes at the community college (BAD IDEA) F in Spanish I, D in Sociology, D in Government, D in College Composition II. Not hard classes, just wasn't putting in the work. I have read the related forums, I know, and accept, that...
  33. Pseudofeds

    Building Up Valuable Experience? Too much? Too little? [Advice Needed]

    Hello, I know this is long but I created this thread years before the application process so to continuously gain feedback on my pre-med profile. I am an undergraduate (semester 2) attending The Pennsylvania State University. During High School I did not care much for extracurricular...
  34. D

    BSc to MD??

    I was just wondering if I did my BSc in Canada or USA , what countries other than the US, Canada or Australia can I go to for medical school to do MD.I am an international student and I think that chances of getting into medical school into the US or Canada are very low, other than its expensive.
  35. D


    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...
  36. G

    Indecisive Undergrad (Major in Geology?)

    Ok long story short: I have a strong desire for space exploration (work for NASA) and becoming a physician. The problem is I can't decide what to choose between the two. I'm currently an undergrad majoring in Geology while also taking pre-med prerequisites at the same time. Then towards the end...
  37. T

    Research advice

    Hello, I am planning on applying to medical school this summer and I could really use some advice about my path in research. I am currently doing research with a professor in the medical physiology department at my university, which is right where I wanted to be in my preparation for medical...
  38. S

    Current nursing student now realizing M.D. is the right path, where to go from here?

    I am currently in an associate degree nursing program at my local CC, where I have a 3.5 GPA. Long story short, I messed up my first semester (got into a bad car accident and stop going to classes because I was scared to drive) and had a 1.8 GPA, which still is bringing down my GPA that without...
  39. firelord_zuko

    MD & DO How am I doing so far? + advice needed

    Hello everyone! This is my first post on SDN, though I frequently consult the forums :D I just found out that I got a B+ in my physics 1 class along with a C+ in the lab. :arghh: I am planning to withdraw from physics lab and retake it..what do y'all think about this? I've been quite down in...
  40. M

    Advice on a math class for a pre-med freshman

    I'll be starting my freshman year in the fall, and I need to sign up for my first semester courses very soon. I'm pretty stuck on what to do about my math class. My options are college algebra and trig- while I think I may feel more comfortable going into my science courses with a foundation in...