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    UCSD Extension, UNE Online, or SCU of Health Sciences - Which is preferable to medical schools for accepting retaken premedical prerequisites?

    Hello! I am a little conflicted right now. So basically, I just graduated from my 4-year university and I have completed all of my pre-medical prerequisites. Unfortunately, for one of my classes, Biology 2, I did not receive a passing grade (received a grade lower than a C in the lecture but...
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    Free Premedical Event

    Hi everyone! KAMSA (Korean American Medical Student Association) from the Medical College of Georgia is hosting a premedical online event on May 14th from 10AM-2PM. This event is targeted for premedical students hoping to learn more about different medical specialties, medical student...
  3. HappyPerson

    LOR question

    Hello! I have quite a few letter of recommendations from professors and MD's and DO doctors. I have around 8 total, I was really good at networking with my professors and the doctors I worked under for a few years. My question is, what is a polite way to ask a former professor if the letter...
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    Need some advice on my post bacc. Withdrawl? P/F? Tough it out?

    Currently finishing up my DIY post-bacc at my local state college, I have a 3.8 postbacc GPA currently. However, this term has been kind of a ****show since my dad was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma. He’s been in and out of the hospital and it’s been overall hard for my family and I. The...
  5. Cracking Med Admissions

    Medical This Week: Dr. Rizal's Medical School Application Master Class + Office Hours

    Hi everyone! We have two FREE events this week to help you get into medical school. These events are geared towards premeds who are applying to medical school this year. Medical school applications open in ONE WEEK. Learn how to STAND OUT and ask Dr. Rachel Rizal any specific questions you...
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    Should I choose WashU undergrad or Northwestern undergrad if I want to get into a top medical school (so maintain a high GPA)?

    Hello. Recently, I was admitted into WashU and Northwestern for undergrad. While I am grateful for these amazing schools, I also would like to know where I should go to get in a top medical school. Please let me know what you all think. Btw, the costs are similar for both.
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    Stony Brook University vs HOFSTRA vs St. John’s University (Queens)

    So I’m currently a senior going into college next year and well, please help me out. I can’t decide on a college to commit to so I’ll list the pros and cons. Any feed back is helpful !!! Also, which one would you say has the better science program for med school? Stony Brook U Major: Biology...
  8. Monetw24

    MD & DO WAMC Very Low GPA 3.1/512, non trad URM VA resident MD/DO/MDPHD

    I don't think I have the stats for md/phd but I would love to still apply to those programs if I have the money to do so. Ties to other States/Regions: Florida, maryland, DC URM? Yes Year in School: Gap years; graduated undergrad in 2016 Undergraduate Major(s)/Minor(s): Psychology...
  9. HappyPerson

    Personal statement help

    Hello everyone! Ive been a long time lurker on SDN and am finally applying this cycle, going to apply very broadly and to many schools. I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to read my posts over the years and help provide such amazing advice and help! Anyways I had a question regarding...
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    New York Postbacc - advice for someone limited due to health & finances

    Background: 4.0 GPA as a psychology (neuroscience concentration) and journalism major at a SUNY school. Already completed a couple of science courses, i.e. GenChem I and Genetics. I am 29 and have 8 years of clinical research and shadowing experience in immunology, epigenetics, and neuroscience...
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    New York Post Bacc -School Advice

    Hi all. Wanted to post on here to see if I could squeeze out any information regarding SUNY post baccs. I am applying for the fall to SUNY Farmingdale, SUNY Old Westbury and SUNY Purchase to their post bacc programs. Does anyone have any information regarding the listed schools and/or their...
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    WAMC: 4.0 GPA/513 MCAT, Entreprenuership-focused, School List Advice

    I need help making my school list. I'm not really sure what is considered an X-factor anymore and what is not. GPA: 4.0 MCAT: 513 TX, ORM ECs: Founded and sold an e-commerce business- annual revenue was ~$220,000 Founded a startup- building accessible technologies for seniors, currently...
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    WAMC? Apply or 2 gap years?

    Hi everyone- I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not to submit an application this cycle or wait until next year. I never thought that I would be in a position where I wouldn't be prepared to apply right after college, but unfortunately after the toll of losing a parent my right before...
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    Medical Scribe/Intern Opportunity in the Bay Area, CA

    This is an exciting opportunity for the aspiring medical student, during a gap year between undergraduate studies and medical school, to assist in the treatment of patients in the heart of Silicon Valley as part of a busy Workers Comp Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Sports...
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    Do I need shadowing?

    I am a second year undergrad studying neuroscience, 3.91 GPA with close to 400 volunteering hours (crisis counselor for NSPL) and 1300 hours (750 as a ICU tech during covid, 550ish as an endoscopy technician). My question is do I need to really seek out any shadowing? My job as an endoscopy...
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  18. Jctkay

    Help! Multiple colleges for undergrad and bad grades on one of them

    Hi, Long story, short I went to multiple colleges for undergrad. The bad grades were from a community college (mainly math-not my best subject as it is) Im sad to admit I have an F in the same math class that I took 4ish times. Rough home life (an abusive partner at the time) and didn’t focus a...
  19. sxph

    Avalon University Students

    Hello, are there any students of the Curaçao medical school Avalon University who studied there and can tell me if it is worth it overall? Anything about the school that is not on the website or online? Please, I need to know more to decide if I want to go. Also about their premed program.
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    WAMC - 521/3.98 in need of school list help!

    Hello everyone :) Thanks for the help y'all! State/Country of Residence: AZ URM? (Y/N): ORM Year in School: 3rd Undergraduate Major(s)/Minor(s): Biomedical Sciences (Large State School) Cumulative GPA: 3.98 Science GPA: 4.0 MCAT Score(s): 521 (130,130,130,131) Research Experience...
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    Non-Trad, Low cGPA Seeking SMP Advice

    Hi All I'm a non trad student with a low undergrad GPA. I've been steadily working on bringing it up to apply to medical school through a DIY post-bacc. I've decided to apply to an SMP and am seeking information on a few specific programs. My stats are: BA - Photography cGPA: 2.81 (brought up...
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    EC and MCAT Advice

    Hi all, I'm hoping for your opinions on where to focus on my application. Should I prepare for the MCAT this summer? So far, in my fourth semester. I have taken: G-chem, O-Chem 1, AP: Bio, calc 1/2, physics 1 Currently taking: Biochem, O-Chem 2 EC's: Research - Computational Biology TA...
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    Am I Doing Enough? Freshman Premed.

    I am hoping for some reinforcement or guidance confirming that I am doing enough to make progress towards applying to medical school. I am a freshman at my undergrad. institution. I plan to graduate with my Bachelors of Business Administration while fulfilling my premed coursework. Here is my...
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    Chances of an MD/PhD

    So, I am trying to apply for an MD/PhD program at either UF or UAB and I was wondering if anyone knew the statistics on those schools. I am a double major in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences with a double minor in Mathematics and Honors; I take the MCAT for the first time in August, and I...
  25. O

    Crestfallen and unsure of what to do

    I worked on a startup for about 1 year and spent most of my time on it. Yes, I know it was a gamble, but I found it to be something that I wanted to work on. Long story short, we did win a competition, but that‘s pretty much all I have to show for it. We are dissembling because everyone is so...
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    How to categorize virtual patient education?

    Hi everyone, I am currently volunteering with a free clinic to provide virtual diabetes/nutrition education to Spanish Speaking patients. I give the presentation to the clinic's patients and also serve as an interpreter for the clinic's nutritionist. During these meetings, I get to really learn...
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    PA or MD?

    I'm currently a freshman in undergrad debating whether to go the pre-med vs pre-pa route. What made you choose PA and if you know, how is it significantly different from MD/DO?
  28. HappyPerson

    Should I really give up on medicine?

    Hello, I’m usually not put down by others but my premed advisor really hurt me. I graduated 2 years ago with a bachelors in biology with a cumulative gpa of 3.46 and a amcas science gpa of 3.13 and aacomas science gpa of 3.21. I have thousands of hours of scribing, medical assitant, community...
  29. 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?
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    Other Feedback about resources across IUSOM Clinical Sites

    Hello, I am a physician looking into moving to Indiana. I was hoping to hear from folks outside the interview process about the reputation of the various clinical sites across the states. Which ones have most resources (social work, renovated/updated facilities, dangerous neighborhoods, sicker...
  31. suj_k

    Travel RN to MD - post bacc/SMP?

    Hello! Long time lurker here. I’ve browsed through several forums to see how other nurses have made the transition, and I’m excited to start this journey! I’m currently traveling as an OR nurse. I graduated in 2018 with 3.36 cGPA, and 3.45 sGPA. Still have to take Physics 1/2, Biology 2, Orgo...
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    Rosalind Franklin University Pre-matriculation program 2021-2022

    Has anyone applied to this program ?
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    SMP Vs PostBac Vs Work (research or MA)-Help me decide please

    Hello, I am really conflicted about what I should do. For context, I will be graduating in May with a BS degree. I go to a liberal arts school which is considered a "mini IV" because of how hard it is. I got a low gpa for various reasons, but I take the full blame for it. Once I realized my...
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    sGPA vs. cGPA: How big can the difference be? What's competitive?

    I know that MCAT plays a huge role, but I was wondering about how it would look if cGPA is abt 3.85 and sGPA is 3.65 (for a non-science major)? Would the difference between the cGPA and sGPA be a concern to ADCOMS? Would that sGPA even be considered competitive for top schools? Thanks in...
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    Should I retake 511 (126, 128, 128, 129)?

    Background: Asian/White ORM, GPA should be 3.78 when I graduate (3.75 right now), D1 athlete, don’t wanna post too much ab other parts of the app. Studying background: did it last summer while working full time, also stopped for 2 weeks because of tonsil surgery. Was getting 514 on my last two...
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    medical school endowments

    - Alan Norton just donated $25million to Upstate - Bloomberg donating $1.8billion to Hopkins - Icahn donating $200million to Sinai Do these donations actually make a change for medical schools and students’ education/experience? What donation amount is considered significant to make a...
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    Demotivated and looking for genuine advice

    Hi! So I am a 27 year old who decided to pursue medicine in 2018. I graduated in 2016 with a degree in Computer Engineering. I majored in that for a multitude of reasons I wont bore you with but ultimately I never enjoyed my major and my GPA reflected that. I graduated with a 3.1 GPA and started...
  38. M

    TMDSAS rank help please!

    I know it's still early, but I'm trying to get as much information as possibly. This is a big decision so I'd really appreciate everyone's input/thoughts I live in Dallas, prematched with TCOM and interviewed with Dell and McGovern. Dell: It was my first interview and I REALLY enjoyed it...
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    I got the help I needed! Thank you so much all!
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    What are my chances for MD schools? 3.85 GPA, 511 MCAT (CA ORM, Low SES)

    Hello All! I am applying for 2022-2023 cycle. I need help forming a realistic school list for upcoming cycle and advice on whether I should retake MCAT. I would be ecstatic to go to any US MD school with DO schools as a backup. I am a FAP recipient and will be applying disadvantaged even though...