screening

  1. B

    MS/MBA, low uGPA, should I take cc classes?

    First time post, new to SDN Some background details relevant to my question: URM, disadvantaged 2.88 cGPA, (double degree in philosophy and Biology), 3.7 sGPA and cGPA (graduate dual master program (MS/MBA) at a top 15 school), will begin MBA portion in the spring. Yet to take the MCAT, but...
  2. E

    What do optometry schools look for when screening you for interviews?

    Hey guys! Does anyone know what schools look at when screening candidates for interviews? Is it just GPA’s and OAT scores? My situation is that I don’t have a consistent grade trend. Some semesters I did well and others I didn’t. I also have some D’s and F’s that I’ve retaken a little too...
  3. F

    receiving secondaries from schools that screen

    two questions here: 1. let's say a certain school screens and has an MCAT/GPA Cut off. does receiving secondaries from such a school mean an applicant is now more likely to be considered for the next admission process more based on the secondary essays rather than just the MCAT/gpa. I...
  4. lovehate

    AAMC immunization

    I was accepted to multiple medical school, but none of them send me anything regarding the required immunization or other health screening. Are we supposed do them ourselves, or should I wait until they send me the required forms.
  5. R

    With Multiple Dropped courses, could I still get interviews/into medical school.

    Hey everyone, I'm going to try and keep this a reasonable length. I have 5 drops and I'm very concerned about my upcoming application. 1st drop: taking 17 hours, dropped me to 14 hours 2nd drop: was working nearly full time, had just taken my first few science courses, dropped from 9 to 6...
  6. S

    Questions on Application Submission Timing

    Hi, I'm taking my MCAT on August 24th (late i know but mostly focused on DO). I heard schools won't look at your app till your MCAT scores are in (Question1: that's true right?), so I will most likely submit my application in the last week of August. Question2- would it help me at all if I...
  7. S

    Pre-writing Secondaries: Which schools will I hear from first?

    Hi guys! I'm working on pre-writing my secondaries. I'm wondering which schools tend to send out secondaries the soonest so that I can prioritize which ones I write first. Which schools don't pre-screen? (FYI I'm applying to: Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Yale, Columbia, Duke, Chicago, NYU...
  8. C

    Screening of gpa/mcat ?

    Does anyone know which schools screen for GPA and MCAT before sending out secondaries? I have a very massive upward trend ( basically bombed my freshman year with 5/11 classes not passing because of health issues). I have had mostly As since then with a couple Bs. My AAMCAs gpa is still low...
  9. S

    UCLA Secondaries

    Has anyone received a secondary from UCLA? If you have not received one yet, does this mean you will not get one?
  10. A

    MSAR Screening

    Hi, so I bought the online MSAR and I'm not sure where on each school's page you would find the information on whether or not they screen before the secondaries. Thanks guys!!
  11. doc4kids93

    Very Low GPA. Should I try Post Bacc or no point?

    My GPA is a 2.5 and I'm a senior. I've had trouble focusing on school (finally diagnosed with ADHD 5 months ago and have been making all A's for the past two semester after diagnosis/medication). I am certain that I have the ability to do well in my classes if given the opportunity to redo, now...
  12. M

    Is 3.0 gpa cutoff for science gpa too, or only cumulative gpa?

    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew whether med schools screen for a >3.0 science gpa also, or is it only for cumulative gpa? My cumulative gpa is well above 3.0, but my science gpa might go under 3.0 this semester. I am planning on doing an SMP program, but I just wanted to be sure that...