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    Need Advice: Reapplicant Essays - TMDSAS

    Hi - I am reapplying to med school this cycle and am wondering how much I should change my primaries and secondaries. For TMDSAS, I completely rewrote my PS and diversity essay, but kept the optional essay with some revisions/edits since it mainly pertains to one of my hobbies: writing. For my...
  2. R

    WAMC Texas/3 MCAT retakes/3.9 GPA/ORM Reapplicant.

    Edit: After reading my post and comments an hour later. I think my best shot is to submit now so that I am complete early and pray for the best. I will leave the post up (with just my stats) for those to reference. My initial question was if I should take the MCAT for a 4th time... If anyone has...
  3. matt324

    apply early with CDAT VS retake CDAT and/or USDAT (reapplicant)

    Hi everyone Canadian reapplicant here :rofl: I did my undergrad in the States and a la carte post-bacc in Canada. I applied late in Sept 2021 to Canadian schools and a few US schools (Suny at Buffalo, NOVA, Pitts) but only got an interview at UBC (probably because I am a BC resident). I...
  4. Z

    Dental Post-Bacc

    Hello! I've applied for the 2023 dental school cycle and got waitlisted. I'm trying to figure out what I should do if I don't make it in, and what I heard is that some reapply after doing post-bacc. I wanted to ask what should reapplicants do to prepare for the next cycle? Would the best option...
  5. J

    WAMC: 3.73/511/ORM Texas Re-applicant that finally got clinical experience

    Last cycle I applied to every TMDSAS school (DO included) and received a whopping 0 interviews. I assume this was due to my lack of clinical experience. I have tried very hard over the last few months to gain meaningful clinical experience that I can reflect on in my application. I have bolded...
  6. Yarida

    MD & DO WAMC/School List, Reapplicant 3.71 GPA/515 MCAT ORM

    Hello, this is my 3rd cycle for MD and my first cycle for DO. I'd like your opinions on my chances this cycle, suggestions for schools, and what I should do during the cycle. Stats/Info: 515 MCAT (129/126/130/130) from September 2020 3.71 GPA/3.60 sGPA (low GPA freshman year during family...
  7. Yarida

    Should I retake a 515 MCAT from 2020 because it's too old for some schools?

    Hello, I am unfortunately preparing for a third MD application cycle. I scored a 515 (129/126/130/130) on my first MCAT in September 2020. The issue is that a number of schools next cycle will not accept MCAT's before 2021. I'm hard-capped on my CARS skills and I could not consistently improve...
  8. SicilianDragon

    MD Acceptance with LM 57

    I'm finally able to share my story with a happy ending. Four application cycles, 3 MCATs, 50+ medical schools, thousands of dollars on secondaries, tons of rejections, and countless tears/mental breakdowns later, I can finally say that I have been accepted into my dream school (a US MD program)...
  9. YoungDaggy

    (WAMC) No IIs 2023 Cycle, Reapply this year or wait until 2024?

    Graduated in Spring 2022 with a 4.00 GPA; currently taking a gap year. I took the MCAT twice (never did CARS practice): 503 (129/121/126/127) in 04/21; ran out of time at the end of C/P and skipped ~4.5 CARS passages. I didn’t really study for it and took it during a semester, dumb mistake I...
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    WAMC/School List

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  11. Mikeyavelli

    Rejected from 2021 cycle with 4 interviews. Please help me reapply!

    Hey everyone! First time reapplicant here AND FIRST TIME POSTER. I applied in 2021 and received 4 interviews in that cycle - UC Davis, CUSM (waitlisted), UNLV (waitlisted), and UNR. Cockily enough, I assumed I was going to get an acceptance that cycle, so I took a tech job in the Silicon Valley...
  12. lavbla

    WAMC Reapplicant 3.81 sGPA/508 MCAT

    Hello all! I applied to 28 schools with secondaries being sent back from July-September (which I regret). Moving forward I plan to prewrite my secondaries to avoid getting burnt out like I did this past cycle. I was hoping for a review of my app to get some advice on what else needs to be...
  13. T

    What would improve a low stat application?

    I have a 510 MCAT, 3.42 cGPA, and 3.47 sGPA. Should I retake the mcat or retake some science courses that I received B/C's in? Any advice would be great thank you
  14. T

    Need advice - reapplicant with no IIs yet this cycle

    For both this cycle and my last cycle, I had 516/3.92. My parents are immigrant physicians, and I am ORM. I applied to 25 MD schools last year. 14 of the schools were T20 and 7 were T50. I got two interview invites in late October and early February, which led to one rejection and one waitlist...
  15. OchemOficionado

    ***2022-2023 URM Medical School Application Thread***

    It's that time of the year again! Please feel free to share your cGPA, sGPA, MCAT, Major, if you're non-trad, your ECs, etc. and ask and answer questions! Dates: AMCAS Opens - May 3rd, 2022 Application Submission - May 31st, 2022 Completed Applications Transmitted to Medical Schools - June...
  16. bouncydidit

    Writing "challenge" secondary question about being a reapplicant

    Hi everyone, I'm wondering if it is appropriate to write about being rejected from medical school as an answer to UCI's challenge secondary question. To give some context, I know this would not be appropriate as a response to a "greatest adversity" question, but from reading several secondaries...
  17. mrs3424

    need advice ... retaking MCAT

    hi I'm very new to this forum so I'm not really sure how it works completely but I need some advice. I applied last cycle to a handful of schools and didn't get in anywhere (no interviews either), with a 505 MCAT. I know my score was on the lower side, but I also think one of my biggest problems...
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    Ensuring DAT Retake Score is Official on ADEA AADSAS Application

    I am planning to reapply for dental school this coming June 1st on ADEA AADSAS. I applied last year, 2021, and have been put on the waitlist at two schools. I took the DAT first last May, (5/27/21) and retook the exam this past March (3/21/22). When I entered my DENTPin on my current...
  20. F

    526/3.9 Reapplicant School List Advice?

    Hi all, 526/3.9 from a T20 undergrad, double majored in Bio and Chem, FL resident. This past cycle, I received one interview and I am currently on the waitlist. I think the major factors contributing to a lack of good results were 1. Not having anyone vet my essays, 2. Minimal clinical...
  21. P

    Rejected from med schools 2 years ago. What are my chances now?

    Hi everyone. As the title says, I applied to medical school during college back in 2019-2020 and was not accepted. For starts, I truly did not know what I was doing then... I went to a large (but academically well-respected) university, and the pre-health advisors were awful. But I've lived and...
  22. johnsonthehopeful

    Reapplicant advice/school list assistance

    Hello all. I've used SDN for years, but after an unsuccessful app cycle this year, I've decided to finally ask for some assistance. I only applied to a few schools last cycle, but I thought I would just give it a shot since I had AAMC Fee Assistance. In hindsight, I shouldn't have applied last...
  23. Sage of Pale Bones

    How accurate is this statement for DO reapplications:

    "Assuming you didn't get in anywhere previously, schools will only know whether you are reapplying to their program, but not others. Moreover, they can only see your previous application if they saved it in their database. However, med schools to which you are applying for the first time will...
  24. C

    Help identifying flaws in app: 516 MCAT, 3.7 GPA, no interviews

    Hello, I am applying this current cycle and have had no interview invites, so I was hoping to gain some advice on where to proceed from here. [deleted for anonymity] Was my late completion date the main killer of my app? I thought so, but also received rejections from schools I was complete at...
  25. Leftpaw

    Chance at getting into another school after suspension / dismissal

    Hello. As explained in another thread, I was dismissed from optometry school at the end of my 1st Year Fall Semester for academic reasons - failed one lab and lecture. I attempted to appeal and that fell through - the committee upheld my suspension. I was wondering how likely it could be to...
  26. foultarnished97

    WAMC reapplicant + help with school list (3.67 cGPA, 3.5 sGPA, 512)

    I'm a likely reapplicant who has received no IIs this cycle, so I'll start with my old app and then I'll list what I've done to improve for the next cycle (2022-2023). Just looking for a better school list and general opinions on the improvements I'm making as a reapplicant. Made a post before...
  27. foultarnished97

    Is this a good plan to gain clinical experience as a reapplicant?

    I applied this cycle to about 26 MD and 5 DO schools and have not received any IIs. In December I started working as a scribe at an orthopedics clinic. I’ll be able to get about 480 hrs through this by the time I reapply. I also worked as a patient transporter from September to December 2021 but...
  28. Dhudez

    Some advice for 2nd time applicant

    Hey Everyone, Little background about me: Applied to 14 schools back in 2019: 3.4ish oGPA/3.1 sGPA DAT: 18AA/19TS/17PAT 500+ hours of shadowing 500+ hours of volunteering 4 strong LOR's I ended up getting one super late interview in April 2020 which ended up being virtual due to covid. I...
  29. W

    Current cycle applicant slowly becoming a re-applicant, please help fix my app.

    As the title says, I am a current applicant this cycle. I am a senior finishing my now final semester of undergrad, and it is safe to say that this cycle has not gone as I had hoped. As of now I only have had one II from my state school, to which I won't find out the final decision until March...
  30. chicken-n-beer

    MD School List Help (2022-2023 Cycle)

    Hello everyone! I'm almost done with my Masters program (currently sitting at a 3.75 and anticipate approximately a 3.8 at graduation). I'm studying for the MCAT and anticipate a score in the "teens" (i.e. practice scores at/above 513). I'm trying to build a good school list but I'm clueless. I...
  31. C

    Seeking Gap Year Advice as a Reapplicant

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    WAMC: Reapplicant, any feedback appreciated

    Date of submission: First day it was open for both TMDSAS and AADSAS Overall GPA: 3.41 BCPM GPA: 3.36 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 20AA,19 TS, 18 Bio, 20 GC, 21 OC, 25 RC, 17 QR, 23 PAT State of Residence: Texas Major: Biology B.S. Minority? No Reapplicant? Yes Nontrad? No...
  33. sproutlatte

    am i too late for this cycle?

    hey y'all, feeling a little unmotivated :( so i applied to 62 schools for the 2020-2021 cycle (i know), both MD and DO, my first time applying. i got one interview at a DO school and one at a MD school--got waitlisted by both. i've been rejected by the DO school as of last month, but i've been...
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    MD & DO .

  36. C

    WAMC & School List Help (3.98 GPA, 515 MCAT)

    Please don't quote this message! I'm a reapplicant looking for some advice on my application and school list. Additional hours/activities since my last application and schools that I applied to previously are bolded. cGPA: 3.99, sGPA: 3.98 MCAT: 515 MN, white Clinical experiences (these are...
  37. P

    WAMC 507, 3.8 cGPA. Lots of clinical hours. School list help please!!!

    I only applied to two MD schools last year, so not too much of a re-applicant. I know my MCAT is low, but what other MDs should I apply to? 3.8 cGPA, 3.55 sGPA - management major 507 (126, 125, 124, 132) CO resident white CO state university 3000+ hours hospital CNA, 100+ hours volunteer ER...
  38. W

    Reapply this cycle with low DAT or go to Pharmacy School?

    I've applied to dental schools for the 2019 cycle with a 3.4 GPA, sGPA 3.1, 15 AA, 15 TS. My DAT scores made me very discouraged about dental school. But I retook the DAT a couple of days ago and still didn't do so great. I've scored 17 PAT, 16 QR, 16 RC, 17 GC, 17 BIO, 19 OC, 18 TS, 17 AA. My...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...