smp programs

  1. D

    Non-Traditional Student - Best Way to Overcome App Weaknesses?

    Twelve years ago I was a pre-med chemistry major, where I completed 1/2 year of Biology, 1 year of Gen Chem, 1/2 year of Physics, and 1 1/2 year of Calculus. I ended up changing majors and transferred to an art school where I earned a BFA in painting and drawing. After graduating I took courses...
  2. labgeek007

    Mercer Preclinical Masters

    Hello! I am trying to apply for the mercer preclinical masters program. My gpa is around a 3.0 but my MCAT is fairly high (above 516). What would you say my chances are of getting accepted? I have a lot of extra curricular. I've worked in a lab for 5 years, conducted research for 2 years, and...
  3. MedTen2804

    Canadian Applicant Feedback (SMP and Post-SMP)

    Hi! I’ve been an SDN reader for a while but wanted to post for some advice. I am a Canadian and my girlfriend and I both hope to get into medical school in the states or in Canada. We are willing to do MD or DO school as they both align with our goals as well! We are aware that we aren’t the...
  4. MedTen2804

    Canadian Applicant Feedback (SMP and Post-SMP)

    Hi! I’ve been an SDN reader for a while but wanted to post for some advice. I am a Canadian and my girlfriend and I both hope to get into medical school in the states or in Canada. We are willing to do MD or DO school as they both align with our goals as well! We are aware that we aren’t the...
  5. NYCking

    PCOM vs LECOM vs Bluefield SMP

    Does anyone have more insight into these programs? From what I've searched,; PCOM class is between 120-130 every year and about 50 students get in (both year 1 & 2 students). I called about the conditional acceptance and the rep said no seat is really offered until after the interview. LECOM...
  6. M3_SixSpeed

    EVMS Med masters vs. LECOM vs. Heritage MAMS Wa. State

    Hey all, Wondering what you all would suggest the best masters program would be out of EVMS med masters 1 year, LECOM and Heritage MAMS. What I did like about EVMS is its 1 year and potential to matriculate to an MD program. problem with EVMS is I rarely find any info about it on the forums. The...
  7. D

    SMP Advice ~Texas~

    Hey everyone, I've searched the forum but couldn't find anyone in the particular situation I'm in. I applied this previous cycle ( Texas Resident) to some super new DO schools to see how I'd fair but wasn't expecting much and did not receive any II as expected. My GPAs are listed below and...
  8. W

    USF or CUSOM for post-bacc/SMP

    Hi there! I am new to SDN and I am looking at different post-bacc/SMP programs before I apply to medical school. I just graduated this past May of 2019 and I am currently doing some clinical hours/studying for the MCAT. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice or their personal...
  9. M

    Gap Year Ideas: Should I do a post-bac/SMP?

    Advice please! I am not applying this cycle; I will be applying next cycle. Undergrad- Tulane University (graduating May 2020) Hometown- Ft. Lauderdale, FL Major- Neuroscience Minor- English cGPA- 3.3... I had an awful semester during the fall of my junior year (first time officially being...
  10. F

    Need help with SMP decision making - 4 days to decide!

    Hi Everyone, I'm new to this and I know this question has been asked before but it seems like people sometimes give good advice or have points I myself would have never thought of so I thought it wouldn't be a bad idea to see what you all think. TLDR at the bottom. My Background: I graduated...
  11. W

    LMU SMP vs. Midwestern Masters (Illinois)

    Hello all, Having trouble deciding between the two. Received acceptances to both. Final GPA (including post bacc) 3.23 cGPA 3.12 sGPA Post Bacc GPA (19 credits upper division science) 3.95 cGPA and sGPA MCAT: 507 (124 CARS) LMU SMP Pros: - guaranteed acceptance pending 3.4 GPA in the...
  12. K

    SMP and post bac???

    So I’ve been a lurker here but I was hoping to get a few questions clarified. I did my undergrad at a research heavy uni (UCD) ~sgpa 2.9, cgpa 3.2) and now finishing up my 1 year formal post bac at a state university which I did well in. Now I’m looking at SMP and considering if I should do one...
  13. ADr.1Day

    Heritage Univ (MAMS) 2019-2020

    ~Good Afternoon ~ I just wanted to wish everyone who might be applying to Heritage's MAMS program luck in their endeavors. Also, I couldn't find any current threads for the 2019-2020 SMP Cycle. +pad+
  14. S

    Need advice please!! BA in political science and little premed prereqs

    Hello, I need some advice please! So I had to switch majors from biological sciences to political science. I am a fourth year at my university. I am a first generation student. I switched out because I could not get one class (it got full really fast) and so they kicked me out of the major. I...
  15. Y

    Deciding on an SMP

    Hello! I recently submitted apps to 5-6 different SMPs, and I just got into two. The reason I'm doing an SMP is to boost my academic records during my gap year after undergrad (cGPA: 3.48, hopefully 3.55 by the time I get my bachelors; sGPA 3.3, MCAT 499). I have roughly 100 hours of shadowing...
  16. R

    Masters Programs

    I'm a senior pre-med student who decided to pursue a Masters degree in my first of (hopefully) two gap years due to a less-than-great undergrad GPA. I applied to a bunch of special masters type programs that are aimed at pre-med students. I've heard back from most of the schools and am trying...
  17. Wouldbedoctor

    Tufts MBS 2019-2020

    Hi all! Haven't seen this thread so I thought I would start it off. I Just accepted my offer and am pretty excited about it! Are there any current or former students that can provide some advice? :)
  18. mandyads

    MD & DO SMP & Early Apply MD/DO

    Hi All, I am currently in a one-year, 37-credit SMP at a new DO school (3rd cycle coming up) in Texas. I had moved to the area due to a military partner and was hoping to pursue medical education again after 3 years out of school. I found out the medical school I was interested in had a...
  19. H

    SMP GPAs

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone has information on how adcoms look at SMP GPAs (especially from the older more established programs). Do they do a weighted average with undergrad? How widespread is the “last 32 credits” method? What is the GPA needed in those programs to have success...
  20. S

    Help me decide SMP program!

    It was a tough decision whether or not to do a post-bac or SMP. I will graduate soon with a Biochem degree with 3.0 gpa and 3.0 sgpa. 508 MCAT. Obviously not very good, I'm going to retake MCAT. I was accepted to Georgetown, Tufts and Tulane SMP. Still waiting to hear from Boston University and...
  21. L

    SMP/ DIY Post-bac or apply all DO schools?

    I am URM (AA) and I graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a 3.075 GPA (I believe my SGPA is lower than this maybe 2.9). I am currently in the process of studying for the MCAT and taking more classes to boost my GPA. I took a stats class in the summer received an A. For Spring 2019 I am planning...
  22. B

    senior in undergrad, what are my chances

    Hey everyone! I'm currently applying to SMPs (Georgetown, Tulane, Boston, etc.) and plan on applying next cycle, I wanted to get a gauge from others about what I could improve on my application, what my chances are. My cGPA is 3.27 and sGPA is 3.3, my MCAT is a 497 but I'm retaking it again in...
  23. kkilla

    timeline for applying to SMP programs?

    what is the typical application process like?
  24. Boston University MAMS

    Post Boston University MAMS 2019-2020

    Hey all! Thank you for your interest in the MAMS program. Please feel free to use this space to ask any questions that you may have!
  25. W

    Weird spot

    Hey! I’m thinking about doing a postbac program/special masters program after graduation(spring 2019) but I’m having a hard time finding one I meet the qualifications for. So far, I’ve taken every requirement except physics. This puts me in a spot where I’ve taken too many classes for a career...
  26. S

    MD & DO SMP GPA: 3.6 but 1 C

    My uGPA is 3.3 (2.9 sGPA) I graduated with an SMP gpa of a 3.6 with 1 C. I had an upward trend where the last two semesters I took 15 credits each and earned As to make up for the C. I have solid ECs and I'm currently studying for my MCAT. I know an overall 3.6 isn't great but could it make up...
  27. NYCking

    Which Post bacc/Smp would be good?

    Graduated this May with B.S. in Biochemistry GPA trend is weird 3 semesters with a 2.6-2.7, 3 with 3.0-3.1 and 3 with 3.7-3.85 My last semester I took a decent amount of upper-level courses and did well. I got a B+ in Immunology though, and prereqs are mostly Bs. Didn't know I wanted to pursue...
  28. J

    Do you know anything about the University of Mississippi Medical Center M.S. in Biomedical Sciences?

    The curriculum looks pretty cool but I can't find anything about their reputation online. I'm also having time determining if they are considered to be a SMP or not. Any info would be much appreciated!
  29. J

    Withdrew from SMP. Best Options Moving Forward?

    Hi all, here is my story. I graduated from undergrad 2 years ago with a 3.59 overall and 3.29 BCPM. Have great clinical experience and decent volunteer experience. Worked in a microbio research lab for a gap year and attended an SMP program the year after that to solidify my chances and possibly...
  30. P

    Vanderbilt MS Program in the Biomedical Sciences

    Hey everyone! I am so curious. I've seen almost nothing about this program, but it's new so I kind of get it. Has anyone applied? Been accepted? Considering attending?
  31. Jonesam91

    Post Bacc Pre Health vs Post Bacc Pre Med

    Forgive me if the title of this thread seems confusing, but I have a few questions. I am a URM (Black Woman, 26) and I finally decided to pursue my original dream of becoming a physician. I graduate in June with my Bachelors in Health Science (finally), but it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to...
  32. N

    Marian BMS vs. Touro Harlem MS

    Hello everyone, I was recently accepted into both the Marian BMS program and Touro Harlem MS. I’m very conflicted on which to choose and would really like some advice, especially from anyone who has done either of these programs. I have a cumulative GPA of 3.15 and a science GPA of 3.35 with...
  33. R

    Need Advice!!! SMP or DIY Post Bacc/ MCAT Prep

    I’m currently in a predicament and need your advice. I’m a graduate student with a BS in biomedical sciences. My cGPA is 3.2, sGPA 3.0 and MCAT 489 (first attempt). I was advised to enroll in a special masters program but soon realized that going that route would be expensive. The courses that I...
  34. D

    International SMPs or programs abroad

    Hi, I'm wondering if here are any users here who have attended an international master's program that was recognized by the med schools in the states. Does anyone recommend any resources in findings international "pre-medical" post grad programs?
  35. D

    Should I consider doing a SMP or Post Bacc???

    So I am currently in my junior year of undergrad and have come to the realization that my GPA probably won't be very competitive when I graduate (3.25 cgpa and 3.0 sgpa), particularly for MD schools. I'm not biased towards MD or DO and plan to apply to schools that fall under both categories. I...
  36. L

    Temple College of Science and Technology

    Can anyone who interviewed for the CST postbac programs provide advice/ information about what the program is like?
  37. A

    SMP Possibilities?

    So my current GPA is a 2.41, obviously bad, didn't take school seriously and some other personal things that I got sorted out. Last semester I got a 3.2, and this semester looks to be around a 3.65 while working full time as a CNA in an ICU. I'm currently a 5th year senior looking to graduate in...
  38. Jonesam91

    MD Post-Bacc App Jitters

    Currently, due to personal issues last quarter, I have a cGPA of 2.55 (waiting for one more grade to come back in Epidemiology which should be a B). I'm not entirely sure of my sGPA because I have attended 3 (yes, 3) colleges throughout my tenure as a student and I do not have access to all the...
  39. J

    Whats the best SMP for me?

    Hey guys, Im applying to SMPs but found only 3 to 4 programs that are a good match for me. I sadly have a 2.9 gpa and a 500 mcat, but Im going ahead and applying to programs. Has anyone with stats similar to mine applied to SMPs and got accepted?