premed

  1. H

    Advice On Opening A Non-Profit Foundation

    Hi, Come Fall 2020 I will be a sophomore on a pre-med pathway. I've been spending this quarantine to volunteer as much as I can but also to plan something I've been wanting to do for a while. I want to open a non-profit foundation to help cancer patients, specifically children. However, I don't...
  2. lemonxlime

    Graduated 5 years ago and deciding to retake courses. Need help!

    Hi All, I currently work full-time and am trying to take a couple courses before applying to medical school. I graduated from undergrad in 2015z Prior to graduating, I received As and Bs in all of my bio and chemistry courses. Physics was the only course I received a C in. Though I took...
  3. D

    Is it too late for me to apply this application cycle (2021)?

    I haven't been the most diligent about apps and just started working on my primary app May 24th. This was mainly because I'm also currently studying for my MCAT (which I'm taking July 7th). In terms of apps I'm starting with a completely blank slate, meaning no LORs yet and need to write a...
  4. MGBlaser01

    Clinical experience?

    Once volunteers are allowed back in my local hospitals, I’m planning to start volunteering again. I volunteered in high school and a typical day would be patient transport (“wheelchair escort”) and delivering ice to patients in their rooms. Does this count as clinical volunteer experience? I’m...
  5. G

    Publishing Literature Review in an Undergraduate Journal

    Hey guys! I hope y'all are safe during this pandemic. I've recently written a literature review on some treatments for Alzheimer's Disease. It's a paper I'm extremely proud of because it took me A LONG time and a lot of research. I was told by a friend (who is also a pre-med) to publish it in...
  6. P

    Gap Year Decision! SMP? Research?

    I graduated from undergrad this May, and I will be applying to medical school next summer. I am taking my MCAT this August and so far I've been averaging around 510. I am at a huge crossroads on what to do this next year. I graduated from a top 30 college with 3.59 cGPA, 3.4 sGPA with good...
  7. W

    Not Good Freshman Year: No Chance at MD?

    Hello, this is my first time using this website so I'm not familiar with all of the policies (please bear with me). Currently, I am a BME who is on track for premed. My freshman semester went pretty poorly, which was completely my fault as I didn't put as much effort as I should have into it...
  8. S

    Can't decide whether I should stay Pre-Med.. had a bad freshman year

    This is my first time making a post on here so hey! I really want to stay on a pre-med track but I talked to my academic advisor and he basically implied I should start looking maybe start looking into things other than pre-med. I failed Bio 1 and General Chemistry 1 first semester so I took Gen...
  9. O

    Virtual shadowing and mentorship opportunities

    Hi everyone! I am OMFS attending in private practice and hospital setting and have joined forces with several other dental and medical influencer accounts on social media to provide several free and invaluable virtual experiences within our practices given the current covid-19 situation as a...
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    How do I best stay academically active during gap year(s)?

    I am just finishing up my undergraduate degree, and I will have at least 2 years before I enter medical school. For the next year, I will be completing a clinical internship and I am trying to figure out the best way to keep my "learning brain" active, as I know it's hard to get back into being...
  11. R

    Young CST lost and confused about where to go next...

    Hope all of you are having a good weekend so far! I just turned 19, and I'm finishing up my surgical technology license in July. I'm currently finishing up my last bit of clinicals. I graduated from high school early at 17 and ended up in the CST program at my community college. However, I...
  12. D

    MD & DO WAMC/School List Confirmation Help - 3.85 cGPA, 3.79 sGPA, low MCAT (URM)

    Hi everyone, I'm a low SES, 1st gen immigrant URM (Cuban) hoping to apply this cycle. I was hoping that I could get some input on my current school list and see if there are any changes I should make. I'm hoping to apply this cycle and wanted to know if there's a possibility of getting accepted...
  13. H

    C in General Chemistry this semester, should I do Credit/No Credit? [MD]

    This semester, I got a C in Chemistry... specifically, I attend the university of Miami, here the chemistry department is different, in which instead of having general chemistry 1 and then general chemistry 2, they have eternal chemistry all in 1 semester. It's really tough, and there's no...
  14. dubjerk

    WAMC: 511/3.8

    cGPA: 3.80, sGPA: 3.71 MCAT: 511 (129/128/128/126) State: Florida ORM Undergrad: T10 Private Clinical Experience: Volunteer in ED: 640 hours, Scribe (Hospitalist): 500 hours, Eye Clinics - Medical mission trip Research: 1) Biomechanics Lab - 1020 hours over 4 years, 2) Neurology Lab - 480 hours...
  15. purplecrayon12

    Transcript Exception

    Hello everyone, I'm transferring this Fall 2020 and deciding between two FL universities. I went to Nursing school in the Philippines (3 years) but didn't finish, moved here in 2010, joined the military, got out in 2017, and my major now is Molecular & Cell Bio. UNF asked for my foreign...
  16. V

    Im scared about my medical school application.

    Hello Everyone, i should’ve made an account a few years ago being that I’m a senior. Well, here’s are my stats and what concerns me: cGPA: 3.70 (upward trend) sGPA: 3.70 MCAT: 524 URM URM Red Flag: Got kicked out of school my first semester on academic suspension and had to attend jr...
  17. M

    Pre-Medical-MD, Anatomy Help.

    Hay guys, I hope you are well. I need some serious advice, links, suggestions..etc for the anatomical landmarks of the different vertebrae. I am requesting any sort of ACCURATE table of the layout to ease the study of all the different important anatomical landmarks that occur in the transverse...
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    Question About Summer Courses - Physiology vs. Creative Writing

    Hi! I am a rising sophomore at Duke planning to take some summer courses. At my university, summer semester is broken up into two sessions. I am taking Orgo and Physics I w/calc the first session, and I am planning on taking Physics II w/calc and another course (I have to take two courses a...
  19. supermarinara

    2020-2021 Cooper Medical School Rowan University Advanced Pre-Med Post Bacc

    Hey all! Got accepted and planning to attend, just wanted to create this thread so we could support each other through this and in case anyone has any questions. We got this!!
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    Postbac or no?

    I graduated college with a 3.6 gpa and a 3.5 sgpa. Given that I am ORM from a low ranking university though, I think that I might have to do a post-bac because the gpa is too low. I have not taken the MCAT yet, but I am taking it soon. Any feedback will be much appreciated. Edit: I'm aiming for...
  21. Meticulouslykiwi

    When is the latest to take the MCAT to be early this cycle?

    As everyone knows, the applications are going to be sent out July 10, two weeks later than the original dates. When is the latest that I can take it to be early?
  22. J

    Gap Years and LORs

    Hi everyone! So I'm planning on applying to enter medical school in 2022. I'm finishing undergrad now (class of 2020) and am trying to plan out my app cycle. If I am asking several professors for LORs but I'll be out of school for a year by the time I actually need them for my application...
  23. Perchperkins

    Is it okay to take premed prerequisites over the summer?

    So this summer I was considering taking calculus 1 over the summer. Due to corona, this class will be online but it will be offered by the college that I attend. Will it look bad if I take it over the summer as opposed to next semester? Should I take another course or not bother with it? I’m...
  24. iino

    Deciding between three BS/MD programs (Union/AMC, Cincinnati, TCNJ/NJMS), any advice is appreciated!

    hey everyone, these are the three programs I'm deciding between. lmk what you think is the best option. Union/AMC No MCAT Maintain a 3.5 Receive an MBA along with my B.S. 8 year program Cohort size is roughly 15 mandatory study abroad through National Health Systems program Location is not...
  25. K

    What are my chances?

    Hi! I’ve been pretty overwhelmed thinking about if I can go to med school and wanted some advice. I will write my stats below: I am a white female age 21. I have been on the deans honor list for a quarter My current GPA is a 3.31 and I am in the middle of junior year at UCSB school and my...
  26. S

    low gpa, interested in MD- advice for FL/MO

    Hoping for some realistic advice about my chances of an MD program/what i need on the MCAT my stats: cGPA: 3.5 and sGPA: 3.3 (not unlikely that I could end UG with a 3.55-3.6 GPA) MCAT unknown as of yet FL/MO residency highly selective undergrad Clinical experience: Kidney disease screening...
  27. E

    MD/PhD or MS/MD?

    Hey, all. I could really use any and all advice that you could give me. I am currently a sophomore studying Computer Science (BS) with a minor in Chemistry due to my pre-med prereqs. I am hoping to go to ~some~ version of grad school with the ultimate goal being a medical doctor that applies...
  28. G

    Mandatory P/F --- Should I take biochem?

    This year, I have been taking the biochem sequence and was planning to finish it in the upcoming quarter before taking the MCAT during summer. However, our university now made our next quarter mandatory P/F. I am debating whether to stick to my original plan or to push it off to next year's...
  29. pillowfighty

    What to do during gap year with COVID19

    Hello, I took a gap year starting January of 2020 in order to gain some experience and save up some money for moving costs related with transferring from my community college to a university. Unfortunately, with the current pandemic going on and my state being on lockdown, there are no...
  30. P

    UVA versus Hopkins Post-Bacc Programs (for Career Changers)

    I've been accepted to UVA and Hopkins' post-bacc programs for career changers. Anyone have opinions about one versus the other? UVA seems like a more collaborative rather than competitive environment, and features Post-Bacc-only classes for almost every prerequisite. At Hopkins, prereqs are...
  31. C

    UNE vs SCUHS Online Human Anatomy??

    Hi everyone, I need to complete the human anatomy pre-req for the school I am applying to before the end of June. I have not been able to find much information regarding the online human anatomy course offered through UNE (University of New England) and SCUHS (Southern California University of...
  32. R

    Plastic Surgery/Hand Surgery Research Position

    Join the Curtis National Hand Center research team and collaborate with the Johns Hopkins University Department of Plastic Surgery for 1 or 2 years of basic science and clinical research projects. Apply Here Research Assistant Category: Research Job Requisition: 29210 Department: Research-MCRC...
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    An Admission Story (As a reapplicant)

    *** Disclaimer: I write this essay in order to provide others with hope or at least to provide a temporary distraction. I benefited greatly from this site and the stories of others so I thought I would pay it forward. While I discuss many of my successes, I do this to show how it contrasts with...
  34. B

    Advice on whether to continue pre med track

    I failed Ochem last quarter (just barely) and retook it this quarter. Everything was going super well until the coronavirus pandemic happened (for more context finals were put online and to deter cheating they made the final longer and harder). I'm pretty sure I failed the final and thus the...
  35. W

    UConn Post Bacc 2020-2021

    Anyone applying to this program? I am looking into Program B. Interested in success stories from Program A and B students.
  36. D

    Advice for application timeline

    Hello all! I am looking to apply to medical school, but am a bit conflicted about my timeline. I am 28 years old with an undergrad in Econ at a top public school with cGPA of 3.75 and slightly higher science GPA, albeit with lower level science courses. I served in the Army for about 5 years...
  37. Z

    School List insight/general recommendations

    Planning on submitting opening day for 2021 cycle: White Male 24 NYS Resident. 3.58 cgpa 3.43 sgpa, liberal arts honors program 508 mcat (126,128,127,127) 2.5 years undergraduate research/summer fellowship, 5 poster presentations, 1 publication Currently 40 hrs Shadowing: MD, DO, and...
  38. PapaGuava

    *~ MCAT Study Buddy Mega-thread ~*

    The volunteers at SDN have decided that it was time to create ‘Study Buddy’ mega-threads for those interested in linking up with other people in preparation of exams, such as the DAT, MCAT, and PCAT. In the past, most of these threads were moved to the Classified section or were left behind...
  39. postponemastudentloan

    Taking classes online?

    I’ve been told that taking pre-requisite classes online is a big no no, but I was wondering if it matters that I take a neurology class online over the summer. I know it’s not a prerequisite for medical school but it is a science class so I thought I’d double check if online classes are looked...
  40. T

    HARVARD PRE MED POST BACC

    So, I waited for Post Bacc application round to open up for 2020. Submitted my app Feb 2. I thought Harvard Post Bacc would be perfect for me as my former college did not prepare me well in my Psychology Major. No cal, no org and gen chem, no physics. My goal is to attend Med School and become...