1. P

    When to ask for application feedback while on waitlist

    Was wondering when might be a good time to ask for feedback for prepare for a new cycle, while being on the waitlist. It seems like asking for it while on the waitlist might give off the impression that I'm "giving up" on the current cycle. Is there any time at which it is fair to ask for...
  2. BehindBlueEyes

    Competitive applicant, did not match to EM after couples matching, what now?

    I'll get straight to the point, I couples matched with my S/O this year (I wanted EM, they wanted OBGYN), and neither of us matched. We're obviously devastated and super shocked, but we still want to try reapplying because we were both pretty competitive individually (both US MD graduates, >245...
  3. B

    In need of major guidance (looks like I have to reapply)

  4. N

    please chance me! really need some advice as a reapplicant

    Hi! I am desperate for some advice for what schools to apply to/whether I should reapply this cycle or wait another one. About me: C/O 2020 Vanderbilt University cGPA: 3.67/sGPA: 3.15 :( [this is what is hurting me the most I believe, I was a public health major] MCAT: 509 Volunteering...
  5. R

    MD 3.7/515 Reapplicant School List Help

    Hi everyone! I'm anticipating having to reapply the next cycle and I would greatly appreciate advice on a school list (I'm so overwhelmed by all the factors). I graduated from a decent state school (2019) and already took a gap year before applying the first time (2020), so I'll have taken 2...
  6. P

    Cycle Wrap Up and Reapplication

    Hello all. It has been a wild ride, and I am officially calling this application cycle. I went from all R's/silence and preparing to reapply to receiving my first II to my top choice on 2/1. I interviewed 2/17, and just got hit with the R yesterday. To say I'm heartbroken would be an...
  7. Daddy_Squidward

    [Reapplicant] I raised my MCAT score by 14 points -- where should I consider applying?

    I recently made a similar post on Reddit, where I asked for advice on improving my application (please follow that link for an organized summary of my application). Now, I want to ask the SDN community for advice on which schools I should consider applying to. At this point, I'm not asking for...
  8. mintypons

    Failed COMLEX Level 1 twice, considered for Dismissal soon - options?

    Hey all, I’m seeking some advice because I am trying to be as prepared as possible for what lies ahead. I am an MS3 in a DO school and currently on a Leave of Absence that was used to retake my COMLEX Level 1 exam. In Years 1 and 2, I had a GPA of around 2.67, but I did not have to remediate...
  9. H

    Retaking non-prerequisites courses

    What is everyone's opinion about retaking non-prerequisites courses to increase cumulative GPA? - Is it worth the time? - Should I spend my time on something else? My stats for context cGPA: 3.54 pGPA: 3.60+ OB hours: 1500+ (geri, peds, sports, ortho, neuro, inpatient and outpatient and SNF)...
  10. J

    WAMC? cGPP 3.93, sGPA 3.94, 513 MCAT, reapplicant

    First cycle: 2019-2020 Next cycle: 2021-2022 (2 gap years) cGPP 3.93, sGPA 3.94 513 (128/126/130/129)-taken January 2019 (expires for GWU, UVA) State of residence: VA, but currently living in MN Ethnicity and/or race: White Undergraduate institution or category: State school Clinical...
  11. M

    Possible MD Reapplicant (first gen)

    Hello All, Currently applying this cycle with only one WL so far and no other II. I've started to accept that I'm probably going to have to reapply. I'm first generation and figuring out college/med school has not been easy to say the least. I have a 3.65 cGPA and a 3.56 sGPA (strong upward...
  12. H

    Preparing for the worst. DPT 2021-2022

    Hello everyone, As of now I have been: Waitlisted to one program Waitlisted for interview at another and the rest I haven't heard back from So just in case I want to prepare for the next cycle. So please give me honest opinions on what I can do to improve my application. cGPA: 3.5 pGPA: 3.6...
  13. N

    Looking for advice for probable reapplication (DO)

    Hello everyone! I am a current applicant (Asian, CA resident, 3.2 cGPA/3.15 sGPA, 507 MCAT >>> 512 Retake, 3000+ hours as a medical scribe, ~1000 hours as clinical research coordinator w/ no pub ). My school list consisted of 25 DO schools. So far, I received only one interview invite, which...
  14. anatneuro

    SMP after a neuro master’s

    My ugrad gpa is 2.85 and my master’s gpa is 3.74. I took 2 medical school classes during my master’s and did well in them. My MCAT is 517. I applied to over 60 schools and I have only received rejections so far. I think its time to start planning reapplying, but I don’t know what to do about my...
  15. J

    Reapplicant problem

  16. A

    School List Help - 3.9 / 513 -> 520 / Third time applicant

  17. jordij94

    Third time applicant: Apply in late August 2020 or June 2021?

    I applied previously in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 as a CA ORM with a 3.9 / 513 /3000 hours scribing / 200 hours research / 1000 hours volunteering / 1000 hours leadership. Over the past two cycles, I had 2 IIs -> 2 WL and 4 IIs -> 3 WL. I just received my new MCAT score of 520 and am trying to...
  18. missssyasi

    Last cycle 2019 vs this cycle 2020

    Hi all, I just took my DAT and my scores improved from last year. Last year I had an 18AA/18 Ts/ 18 PAT (16 QR, 18 Bio, 17 Genchem, 19 ochem, 19 reading) This year I got 19 AA/ 21 Ts/ 20 PAT (15 QR I suuuuck at math lmao:shrug: , 21 Bio, 21 Genchem, 21 ochem, 19 reading) I was wondering if...
  19. G

    Re-applicant desperate for advice for new application!

    Hello, I am seeking feedback on my application from 2019-2020 in order to improve my chances next time. Are any members with experience on this willing to assist? My stats are the following: cumulative GPA: 3.69 science GPA: 3.7 MCAT: I took the old version twice. In 2014 I got 23: 7, 7, 9...
  20. D

    Retaking the MCAT?

    I applied to four medical schools in the Midwest in 2017 and was waitlisted at one. My MCAT score from 2017 was 509 (125/129/125/130), with sGPA 3.46, cGPA 3.60 (this has improved slightly as I've completed a masters program since applying). I am waiting for my application to be verified for...
  21. S

    Changing MCAT Date COVID 19

    Hi everyone I'm a reapplicant. I received a 504 the first time on the mcat with 129 in CARS and 125 in everything else. I was going to retake the MCAT June 27th, but my practice exam scores are between a 507-509 and I'm trying to shoot for at least a 510. I was wondering if pushing my MCAT back...
  22. D

    SMP Georgetown vs BU

    Hi all, First time poster long term lurker here! Hope anyone who sees this is doing well and safely hiding out in quarantine. I applied last cycle unsuccessfully (cGPA3.56, sGPA3.3, MCAT 511 with decent volunteering, ECs, and full time work in clinical research) to allopathic schools with 0...
  23. G

    Preparing for a 3rd cycle - 3.74/522

  24. C

    No shadowing but lots of clinical?

    I applied last cycle to no avail which I kind of expected because I only had hospital volunteer experience and worked part time as a physical therapy aide. This past year I have been working as a medical assistant at a clinic with NPs and PAs and will have about 1500 hours by the time I apply...
  25. S

    Reapplicant advice needed, any help appreciated

    Hi all, I am a second time applicant, and with this cycle essentially at a close, I am working on what my next steps should be. Here is a quick background on me: Being undecided for the first two years of college led me to take a variety of courses in different fields, some which I had no...
  26. L

    Re-applying to a school that interviewed me last cycle

    Hi everyone! So I applied to MD PhD programs last cycle. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get into any, and now I have chosen to re-apply for MD-only programs and pursue research on my own accord (without a PhD). My dream school last cycle did in fact interview me for their MSTP, but I was not...
  27. I

    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...
  28. B

    Reapply immediately or after a year?

    Hey guys, California applicant here. I applied to over 40 schools this past cycle (2019-20) and have not gotten any acceptances. Only have one waitlist spot but at middle tier. I’m starting to consider the reapplication cycle, but I’m unsure of when to reapply. I will be graduating from an Ivy...
  29. W

    HELP! Applying after a gap year

    Hello, I applied to a bunch of schools last summer, but I withdrew my application to all the schools after getting my MCAT score. I had applied toward the end of the cycle anyway and wanted to retake the MCAT. I did not submit any secondaries prior to withdrawing. I emailed all the schools about...
  30. F

    Dental School Applicant

    Hi guys, my overall GPA is 3.67, my science GPA is 3.36 and my second DAT score is 18 AA with a 20 under the Biology section 19 TS... (first DAT score was a 17AA). I graduated from UCLA with my bachelor's degree. In addition, I have plenty of experiences including, 800 shadowing hours at a...
  31. P

    DPT Re-Applicant Questions

    So I am reapplying to programs since this cycle I unfortunately did not get an acceptance. I was wondering if anyone who has reapplied would tell me what all is saved on PTCAS? Am I going to have to resubmit all my transcripts, have my shadowing/observation hours re-verified, my GRE score...
  32. LindaAccepted

    Medical What Was It About Your Med School Application That Kept You From Getting Accepted?

    Being rejected is painful. Especially when you’ve put so much money, time, and effort into compiling your application. But if you weren’t accepted, the simple fact is that something was off with your application. Rather than shooting blindly and guessing at what might have made the adcom pass...
  33. G

    Rejected 2020 cycle, needing some advice

    Hi! I got rejected this application cycle, and it was my first time applying to PT school. I am hoping some of you could help me with a few questions. 1. In November, I got rejected from a school, both early and regular decision. Is it too late now to reach out to the school and ask why they...
  34. LindaAccepted

    Medical Rejected From Med School? Make 2021 the Year You Get ACCEPTED!

    Medical school admissions are notoriously competitive. If you’ve been rejected, it’s natural to feel disappointed. But if you’ve got your heart set on a career in medicine, there’s no time for moping. If you want to unlock success in the next application cycle, you need to understand what went...
  35. G

    Thoughts/advice on applying to MD/PhD Programs

    Hello SDN, I'm currently planning on applying to MD/PhD programs in the coming summer/fall. I'll briefly post my stats and relevant experiences below, and some concerns I have. Any thoughts and advice will be greatly appreciated! -cGPA: 3.6 (sharp incline after sophomore year, ended with three...
  36. Biggytooth

    Reapplication Success Story

    Hi everyone, I am writing this to share my experience about applying and reapplying to dental school. I am doing this because I was a rather peculiar applicant and feel my experience may be helpful and informative to some of you sharing similar circumstances. Last year (2018), I applied to 9...
  37. M

    TMDSAS Reapplicant with no II. Considering options moving forward.

    I graduated one year ago and I am a reapplicant this year. I was hoping to have some success this cycle but it’s been quite the opposite. No II’s yet and we are a couple of days into November. Primary was submitted the first week of June and was transmitted by the last week of June. Secondaries...
  38. W

    Need Advice -- Low GPA

    Hey everyone, Reapplicant here. Applied to about 26 schools this cycle in AACOMAS (second cycle). I've been getting rejections even quicker than last cycle. Need some guidance on how to prepare if I do have to reapply? My application from last cycle differs by 4 more post-bacc credits (got an...
  39. Wayfinder

    Planning in case of Reapp: improvement?

    Hey, guys, I need help with my reapplication game plan if this cycle doesn't pan out. I didn’t submit my secondaries until Labor Day weekend. Next time, I need to get my primary and secondaries out earlier (June and July respectively), and the quality of my secondary essays could have been...
  40. A