1. A

    Withdrawing from Medical School - Any advice on what to do next?

    Hello everyone, I was just notified that my recommendation for dismissal due to unsatisfactory academic progress in my 1.5 years as a medical student has been upheld by the Dean. I have the opportunity to withdraw, rather than have a dismissal on my file. I just wanted to know if anyone has...
  2. M

    SMP vs Post-bacc

    At this point in the cycle I have only received 1 interview so I'm thinking about reapplying. I think the main issue with my application this cycle was my low gpa (3.5 cumGPA, 3.49 sciGPA). I have a very good upward trend 3.9-4.0 last 3 quarters and I was hoping my MCAT (517) would at least help...
  3. Z

    Disappointing cycle, should I make plans to reapply (after December update)?

    GPA 3.83 MCAT 525 ECs: 315 hours biochemistry research 60 hours shadowing, primary care and surgery 100 hours clinical volunteering, free clinic 60 hours nonclinical volunteering (assorted community service) 2 semesters as TA for Ochem Helped found a new organization on campus aimed at raising...
  4. D

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ChooChooTrain51

    TMDSAS applicant with no IIs. What to do for reapp next cycle?

    I haven't heard anything from any TMDSAS schools thus far and definitely need to begin prepping for a reapp. What's wrong with my app- GPA? MCAT? ECs? Essays? I've seen dozens of people with my stats/close stats to mine that have received 4+ IIs, even in Texas, while the only school I've...
  9. S

    Should I take another gap year before applying?

    Hi this is my first time posting here. I struggled with writing my PS and took 2 months to write it and now I have it done but I think it's below average(if you can take a look at it that would be great). And I think it is kinda late to apply at this time. I am also a non-canadian international...
  10. Falconette85

    Readmission to Vet School

    Hello everyone. I am a first year vet student that didn't pass anatomy by one point. The end result: dismissal from CVM. The faculty of CVM appeared to be supportive and offered to help me deal with this before I petition to be readmitted in fall 2020. In the mean time, I am required to take...
  11. L3sterine

    Clarification on Turning Down Acceptance

    Hi all, I've never posted before, although I have been reading threads since I started thinking about med school application last year. I'll attempt to be concise: From what I can tell, it seems the single greatest mistake a premed can make is to turn down an acceptance. I get that. It seems...
  12. 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 -...
  13. ToothyBoi

    Feedback and Path Before Reapplying

    Oy, I know the cycle isn't over, but I'm starting to find the holes in my application. My GPA is a 3.975 overall with a 4.0 in the sciences (except for physics 2, which I'm taking in the Spring). I also performed a dental internship in Argentina last Spring and I have a bachelor's in Spanish. I...
  14. LindaAccepted

    Medical The Benefits of Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School

    A significant number of students are taking a year (or more) after college to improve their qualifications before applying to medical school. You might use this time to do research, retake the MCAT, or get clinical or other work experience. If your stats are on the low side, you might consider a...
  15. Magneto1

    Are more Reserved (physician only) added to ERAS prior to September?

    So I'm a new Prelim Medicine Intern re-applying to an advanced specialty after not matching last year. So far I don't see many reserved physician only positions in the specialty i'm applying to. Does anybody know if more of these spots get added to ERAS prior to app submission or are the...
  16. futuredentistakh

    Should I apply to some of the schools, although I don't meet all of their requirements?

    For example Harvard says you have to have a minimum of 3.0 in all of your classes, but I have a few 2.5. Or half the schools require Anatomy, I have never taken this, should I still apply? Thank you for your answers.
  17. 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...
  18. N

    Advice for reapplication and strategy [513, gpa 3.6]

    Hello sdn, As this cycle comes to a close, I'm realizing I will most likely need to reapply. I'm currently on one waitlist, with no other upcoming interviews and plenty of rejections. I'm looking for any input on my application as it is. What are the weaknesses of my application? What can I do...
  19. 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...
  20. V

    Reapplying after turning down acceptances?

    Hello. This is my first post and I kinda created an account just to ask people who might have more insight on my circumstance. Basically I was accepted into 2 dental schools (all were pricey private institutions) and I basically panicked at the thought of having to pay back 500k+ in loans and...
  21. F

    Intern-residency gap year

    Can anyone shed some light on specific opportunities on how current interns who may have a gap year if they match into an advanced program may fill that gap year? Any specific sites? Does the military accept one year commitments for GMOs? Is there something else?
  22. B

    Is it my Grades or My Interview Skills?

    So I'm kind of at a standstill about what to do here. I applied late cycle and did not give the whole process much thought. As you would expect, I didn't receive many interview invites (1 to be exact). I was overly nervous and the result was a post II rejection. I boosted my application this...
  23. LindaAccepted

    Medical 3 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Med School Reapplicant

    Over the years, I’ve noticed that reapplicants to medical school share similar characteristics. They tend to rush the process and miss opportunities for improvement. Many students end up reapplying because they are over confident—it may be the tone reflected in their essays or in a lower than...
  24. K

    Dismissed from dental school-reapplying

    I was dismissed from dental school after having to repeat the first year. I believe I have grounds to fight this decision in court but am worried how it would affect my chances when reapplying. I was having difficulty during my first year academically,but was excelling in lab and clinic. I was...
  25. M

    Turn down NYU to reapply or is that a bad idea?

    So a follow up to the 400k debt bandwagon thread, what would be the feasibility of me re-applying after strengthening my application. I thought my scores were okay: 21 AA 21 TS gpa: 3.56 sgpa: 3.61. I only got accepted into NYU last cycle. But as I complained about before, that debt load is...
  26. V

    Question about letters of rec/reapplying

    Hi just a quick question! Does anyone know if its okay to send both a letter packet from undergrad + additional letters through a 3rd party service like interfolio? I'm working on reapplying this upcoming cycle after 2 semesters of grad school. I currently have 1 new science and 1 new advisor...
  27. A

    PLEASE HELP: Best Gap Year Strategies??

    I graduated from College in May 2016, and sent in my applications to MD/DO schools this summer and did not get interviews anywhere. (I sent primaries in mid-August because I could not financially afford to send them in any sooner). I have been spending this past year shadowing physicians and...
  28. F

    MD & DO Reapplying after intern year

    I had to scramble into an intern year after failing to match PM&R. Can anyone explain what options are from here? I know that some PM&R programs will inevitably have Physician-only spots available, but as far as reapplying Categorical vs. Advanced, would it be fine to reapply Advanced and then...
  29. J

    MD Reapplicant: What are my chances? Help with school list

    I am a Maryland resident and am planning to apply to AMCAS MD schools in June. These are my stats: sgpa: 3.71 cgpa: 3.86 MCAT: 512 I also have 12 months of research experience with one publication back when I was in undergrad. I currently work as a medical assistant so I have >2,500 hours in a...
  30. H

    General Admissions & OTCAS Advice to those rejected OT 2017-- gap year

    Hey everyone! As disappointing/embarrassing as it is to say, it's looking like I may be a gap year re-applicant. (rejected to UIC, St. Scholastica, Puget Sound, Wisconsin Madison; waitlisted at Rush; waiting to hear from Wisconsin Milwaukee, Davenport, Eastern Washington University (had an...
  31. noticemeadcomsenpai

    Do I look like a box checker?

  32. P

    Non-trad reapplying, need advice on pre-med advisor and gap year

    Hey all, I'm a nontrad student mainly because I have a DUI conviction and an academic violation from 2010 which required me to take as much time as possible to prove myself. In the meantime, I've graduated with a double-major in Biology and Spanish, clocked in hundreds of hours of healthcare...
  33. LindaAccepted

    Medical Improve Your MCAT Score for Medical School Acceptance

    In the next section of our Medical School Reapplicant Advice: 6 Tips for Success, we’ll move from increasing your GPA to improving your MCAT score. Fortunately, it’s easier to tackle a poor MCAT score than a poor GPA. While you should not retake the exam too many times (don’t bother retaking if...
  34. LindaAccepted

    Medical Boost Your GPA for Medical School Acceptance

    In our last post, we talked about how to best present yourself in your secondaries and interviews. Today we’ll move forward and discuss ways to boost your GPA, another important feature of your med school application profile. Feeling a bit fragile after these first sections? That’s to be...
  35. F

    General Admissions & OTCAS Got accepted and then got kicked... advice?

    I got accepted to OT school under the provision I'd pass a pre-req class with a "B". Long story short, I got a C, and got kicked. I was struggling with the class because a loved one had gotten critically ill, then passed away shortly after. Should I submit the same Personal Statement? Should I...
  36. LindaAccepted

    Medical Presenting Yourself to Medical Schools: Your Primary Application

    The second part of your assessment will examine how you presented yourself to the admissions committees. Keep in mind that these aspects of your application are necessarily subjective – there are often no right or wrong answers – but they should be subjected to the same rigorous critique as the...
  37. LindaAccepted

    Medical Reapplying to Med School: Evaluating Your Medical School Profile

    Hopefully by now, you have your acceptance in hand and are gearing up for Fall. If so, then congratulations and good luck! But what if all you’ve received are rejections? To start with, know you’re not alone. Last year, only 21,030 applicants made the cut, out of 53,042 applicants – that’s...
  38. HopefulDoc91

    DO What are my chances?

    Hi! So I graduated with my Bachelor of Science this past May, and unfortunately I didn't get into any schools my last application cycle. When I applied last, I had a 3.0 sGPA and 3.3 cGPA. My MCAT was 496. I had 50 volunteer hours in a hospital, and 500+ hours volunteering for our local...
  39. HopefulDoc91

    What are my chances?

    Hi! So I graduated with my Bachelor of Science this past May, and unfortunately I didn't get into any schools my last application cycle. When I applied last, I had a 3.0 sGPA and 3.3 cGPA. My MCAT was 496. I had 50 volunteer hours in a hospital, and 500+ hours volunteering for our local...
  40. 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.