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    Postbacc GPA vs Curriculum

    Hi everyone! I majored in biomedical engineering and got a 3.1 uGPA. I am going to do a SMP to make up for the low gpa. All else equal, do you think medical schools prefer a high gpa (3.9) at a very good grad school, or realistically a lower/average gpa (3.6) at a large program that uses a med...
  2. sasukeuchiha33

    Georgetown distaste on this site?

    Hey all, This is something I've been wondering about for a while that his piqued my intrigue and slight confusion. I'm sure (like with most things) it's my naivete, but I can't help but notice that this site really does not look on Georgetown too favorably. I've been searching through some...
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    Does prestige of PA school matter?

    Hi all, I am an undergrad student, previously MD-hopeful, who is now interested in the prospect of PA school as I feel it will better suit what I want out of my career and life in general. As I am starting to look into PA schools, however, I am wondering if the prestige of the PA school that...
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    Should I start learning premed courses through MIT ocw/other ocw as a high school student

    Is it feasible to do this if I want a head start in premed and want to get into a top tier med school? Is it a waste of time to attempt this? Are there better resources? Should I spend time trying to get (more) AP credits? I feel like I performed sub optimally in high school and missed my shot...
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    How to overcome low rank undergraduate school to top med school hurdle?

    Hello everyone, I’ve been searching the forums about this topic for a while. From what I read it does look like the prestige of your undergraduate university matters to top medical schools. I know it would be a privilege to get in anywhere and I am by no means expecting to get into any top...
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    Advice on whether to transfer or not?

    I have just completed my first year of college and while I have been able to accomplish a lot in terms of making myself an appealing medical school applicant, I can't help but feel like I am missing out on many of the things that other colleges have to offer. I am currently a student in the...
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    Post-bacc transfer to a better school? Is it worth it?

    Hi all. I got my BA in Journalism from Wayne State University (Detroit) in 2015 and have recently decided to go to medical school. I'm taking my first few post-bacc classes at Wayne State now, but I'm considering a move to the University of Michigan to finish them. U of M is a better...
  9. ThatGuy15

    PhD/PsyD School Reputation or Quality of Research?

    Hello, everyone! I am a senior at New York University, and I am planning to pursue a career as a clinical neuropsychologist. Before applying to any Ph.D. programs in clinical psychology, I would first like to make my application more competitive. Despite my GPA being above a 3.5, I have no...
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    Does the level of university prestige matter when applying for jobs/internships post-graduation?

    Is it better to pick a school that has a strong reputation/prestige over a newer-established veterinary school program? How much of a difference will it make when applying for jobs, internships, or residencies?
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    Importance of School Prestige for Academic Medicine

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    Is it bad to say you want the prestige of being a dentist in your ps?

    Dentistry is a respected profession. How would an admissions committe view an appilcant saying they want the prestige that is associated with being a dentist? Thank you
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    Do Private Medical Schools also prefer undergraduates from private schools?

    I've read that it is essentially only the private medical schools where undergraduate "prestige" of the university matters. However, I've also read that public medical schools give great preference to their own in-state students. So, as an attendee of a public school in a state with very few...
  14. kesher

    Does prestige of the institution hosting my summer research internship affect med school admissions?

    I applied for 13 research internships and only have gotten into two programs so far :(. Based on the recent stream of rejection emails flooding my inbox, I don't think that I will have any more acceptances. The programs I was accepted into are at less prestigious/well-known/lower-ranked/etc...