1. Wayfinder

    Preparing for Reapplication: Feedback

    Thank you in advance to anyone who reads this, I know what I wrote below is long, it really does mean a lot. Current Stats 3.8 cGPA/sGPA : Biomed Major @ local state university 508 MCAT (127/124/127/130) Secondaries in the first week of September FL Resident, White, Female, first-gen college...
  2. R

    Please help me with my reapplication!

    Hi! I’m an ORM CA applicant, and this cycle was my first. I applied to 32 MD programs, but have not received any II’s. I do believe one problem for me was my school list; although I did apply to lower-tier programs, overall I shot too high! School list aside, I would really appreciate some...
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  4. Diverdude93

    Re-applicant chances / What to do

    Hello all! I am planning on applying during the upcoming 2019-2020 cycle. I applied during the 2017-2018 cycle and received 2 interviews which turned into waitlists and then rejections. Here is my initial application stats: Undergrad - Biology Major, Hispanic Studies Minor cGPA - 3.52 sGPA -...
  5. B

    Academic Dismissal - options after?

    So recently quite a few students were academically dismissed from a Big 3 Caribbean school due to grades (they set the passing grade differently each semester using some algorithm and the Hofstede theory supposedly, no one really knows how they determine it). So curious to know if time is taken...
  6. F

    LOR for reaaplicant

    I am currently preparing to reapply and I need some advice! For letters of recommendation, I am planning to get two new LORs and use two old LORs from the last cycle and ask my professors to update those. Also, should I ask my professors to update just the date or should I ask them to revise the...
  7. D

    Questions about Reapplying this cycle (Thread post/ Add your questions too if you have one)

    Hi, I'm a fellow predental who applied the last cycle in 2017 but had no luck with the cycle, so I have been taking some classes and am going to retake DAT soon to prep for this upcoming 2018 cycle. I just have couple questions that I wanted to ask you guys who applied more than once to the...
  8. D

    DO acceptance but considering reapplication for next cycle

    Hey guys, this is my first post on here but I just wanted to get some advice. I was fortunate enough to receive an acceptance to AZCOM this cycle and a waitlist at NYITCOM, but circumstances that have come about recently have made it in my best interest to not go to med school far away (I am...
  9. mscandy

    Would A Post-Bac or Master Help? Any Advice Appreciated!

    Hi my fellow SDNers, One of my friends applied last cycle and did not have much luck. She is very determined to pursue medicine and is willing to spend a year improving her resume. She will apply to both MD and DO schools next cycle. Her stats are: Major: Chemistry from a state school. cGPA...
  10. T

    Help with Reapplication/Waitlist

    Hi guys, So currently I'm sitting on four waitlists (one high priority the others unranked) and no acceptances. I applied to around 11 schools this cycle. Seeing as it is already March, I was wondering if I should begin preparing for reapplication. But I'm not sure if I should reapply this...
  11. S

    Readmission after Dismissal and SMPs

    Hi all. I hope you all are doing well. Was just dismissed from medical school earlier in June due to academics. I strongly feel that my mistakes are fixable and I would like another shot at medical school. I am wondering if readmission is possible if I were to: Retake my MCAT and get a...
  12. M

    rejected 2 cycles, trying to figure out why, any advice?

    Hi Everyone I've applied to 20+ medical schools for the 2 cycles with no luck (only 2 interviews) I think I have strong stats... couldn't figure out why I was not even getting interview invites I am reapplying one last time this cycle, since my MCAT score is expiring and I don't want to waste...
  13. KPstudent


    Hello SDN Team! I am at the very end of the 2016-2017 cycle and its looking like I might possibly have to reapply. I hear back from one other school this week post interview and am on an additional waitlist, but I figure it's time to start thinking about how to improve my application. My...
  14. C

    Should I assume I am reapplying?

    So... I know a lot of people are struggling with this. But, here's my situation. Undergrad at NYU 515 MCAT 3.8 GPA 1.5 years of research in behavioral neuro lab 1 year of research in computational lab 6 months volunteering in a hospital volunteered for a couple weeks in Costa Rica I have been...
  15. ankle_bearer80

    I'm a first-year DO student, applying to MD programs.

    I am currently in my first year of DO school and I am applying to MD programs. Will this make me look bad to the MD schools? What should I say if asked to explain why I've chosen to do this? My GPA was 4.0 in undergrad and my MCAT was 507 the first time. The second time, I got a 515.
  16. M

    Need Advice - I want to get into a specific medical school based on its location. Help!

    Hi there! If you are looking at my thread then you know I need some advice. I am female and have been dating my fiance for four years. He is spending time abroad this year while I work full-time as a medical scribe and apply to medical school. Originally, I submitted my primary application to...
  17. C

    Retaking Courses in PostBac

    I posted this in the PreMed D.O. Forum but realized this may be a better location for this. Hello. So my situation is as follows: I was, am, in a Post Bac program. It is a 2 years masters program. I applied to DO schools last year, while I was in my second year of the program, but I sent my...
  18. W

    Reapplicant question

    Hello, So I'm reapplying this year and I've started getting secondaries. Some of the schools I'm reapplying to have checkboxes about reapplying or have questions along the lines of "what's different about your application this year" but some don't. Do the schools that don't ask still know that...
  19. L

    Apply twice to the same schools, or wait for a stronger app?

    Hi Everyone, I saw a few threads that were somewhat similar to this, but couldn't find a case that exactly matched mine, and there didn't seem to be a definitive answer as some threads contradicted others. I'm wondering if applying to schools in one cycle, then re-applying in the next cycle...
  20. BehindBlueEyes

    Reapplication Thoughts

  21. M

    Reapplicant (Canadian) Looking for help with School List

    Hi Everyone, I am a Canadian reapplicant (this will be my 3rd time, first time with new MCAT) based out of Vancouver looking for help with a school list. My stats ... School: Top 20 Liberal Arts cGPA: 3.75 sGPA: 3.8 MCAT: Old 33, New (05/20) 520 ECs: -> Full time research job during gap...
  22. penguinlove123

    Reapplicant - what is significant improvement?

    What would adcoms see as significant improvement? cGPA and sGPA are both ~3.73 - I don't really feel happy with spending the money on an SMP or post-bacc MCAT is 513 - I don't feel great about retaking Shadowing ~60 hrs Clinical volunteering ~150 hrs Nonclinical volunteering ~250 hrs + lots of...
  23. H

    Is a modified Personal Statement okay?

    I got positive feedback on my last personal statement, and the experience is one that I think truly played a very large role in my pursuit of medicine, beyond anything new I have done in my gap year. Instead of scrapping the whole thing and rewriting a new (potentially weaker) one, could I...
  24. H

    Re-applicant - what are my chances??

    Here is the low down: CA resident MCAT: 33 cGPA: 3.52 sGPA: 3.29 Main experiences on first app: 1 year full time job as scribe/surgery scheduler in orthopedics 3 years as division 1 track and field team manager (scholarship) 2 years paid marketing internship with division 1 athletic department...
  25. S

    Any reapplicant advice?

    Hey guys! So I applied this cycle and its looking like I'm going to have to reapply :/ 1. Stats -GPA 3.75 cumulative with a 3.67 science. Microbio major -MCAT 9 physical, 10 verbal, 15 bio (unbalanced unfortunately :/ should I retake this?) 2. ECs and LORs -70 hours of shadowing in family...
  26. S

    Advice for a reapplicant?

    Hey guys! So I applied this cycle and its looking like I'm going to have to reapply :/ 1. Stats -GPA 3.75 cumulative with a 3.67 science. Microbio major -MCAT 9 physical, 10 verbal, 15 bio (unbalanced unfortunately :/ should I retake this?) 2. ECs and LORs -70 hours of shadowing in family...
  27. DrDee99

    Advice on Reapplication

    Hey all! I'm a longtime lurker on this site, and I just wanted to share where I am so far in the app cycle. I am hoping to gain some advice on how to proceed, so please bear with me as this post may be long! I applied this past cycle 2015-2016 with the following app: Residency: CA Stats...
  28. M

    Advice for reapplication

    Hello, I applied for the medical admissions cycle this past year, and got only one II. At this point, I am planning to reapply this coming cycle and was wondering what are potential issues with my application. Information regarding my 2015-2016 application: MCAT: 33 (12, 12, 10) on my 2nd...
  29. T

    Gap Year

    I was prepared to go into dental school come this fall but things took a turn for the worse in my life. Now I'm back in the trenches, so to speak. I've already done a master's program and have no intention of doing any more post-bacc stuff. I've got a job lined up as a dental assistant and...
  30. catie_jane

    Advice for Potential Reapplicant

    Hey there everyone, I was lucky enough to have 2 II so far this cycle but since the post-II decisions won't be made until much later I want to make sure that I have a Plan B in place in case things do not work out this cycle. Here is some information regarding my 2015-2016 application: MCAT...
  31. W

    Reapplicant Advice? Pretty Please

    So I applied this year and unfortunately have received no II’s, I know it’s not over yet, but it’s getting late. So I’m writing to get some advice on what to do for the next cycle as my situation is complicated. My stats are a little low for MD but I thought I made up for it with ECs, grad...
  32. Rainy day tales.

    Possibly reapplying. Serious advices needed.

    I applied to many schools this year and got 2 waitlists, 2 rejections (ASDOH and Conn) and 15+ to hear back from. I had my application mailed out at 10/2 and it should be batch 15. Right now I know that it is a huge mistake to submit AADSAS so late, and I should have been more prepared for my...
  33. D

    Reapplicant need advice

    Hello I'm planning to reapply to dental school next summer (summer 2016). Here are my stats: GPA: BCP: 3.4 sGPA: 3.4 (my sGPA is brought down by one math course) Overall: 3.4 DAT: 22 AA, 21 TS, 23 PAT, 20 Bio, 21 GC, 25 OC, 18 RC, 18 QR I need your advice! Thank you.
  34. O

    Where did I go wrong in my application? :(

    I've decided to retake my MCAT score and take two years off. Thank for your input!