1. B

    Postbacc GPA vs Curriculum

    Hi everyone! I majored in biomedical engineering and got a 3.1 uGPA. I am going to do a SMP to make up for the low gpa. All else equal, do you think medical schools prefer a high gpa (3.9) at a very good grad school, or realistically a lower/average gpa (3.6) at a large program that uses a med...
  2. B

    Tufts vs Vanderbilt MBS SMP

    Hi everyone! I was accepted into several special masters programs (SMPs) and have narrowed them down to Tufts and Vanderbilt masters in biomedical sciences. The Tufts program has a large class size (130) and a well-structured curriculum, whereas the Vanderbilt program is relatively new and has...
  3. B

    Tufts vs Vanderbilt MBS SMP

    Hi everyone! I was accepted into several special masters programs (SMPs) and have narrowed them down to Tufts and Vanderbilt masters in biomedical sciences. The Tufts program has a large class size (130) and a well-structured curriculum, whereas the Vanderbilt program is relatively new and has...
  4. B

    Tufts vs Vanderbilt MBS SMP

    Hi everyone! I was accepted into several special masters programs (SMPs) and have narrowed them down to Tufts and Vanderbilt masters in biomedical sciences. The Tufts program has a large class size (130) and a well-structured curriculum, whereas the Vanderbilt program is relatively new and has...
  5. P


    Hi guys! Are there any current and former students from these two programs? I really want to know more about these two programs before making a decision. They are both one year and have linkage to their DO schools. Thank you!!!
  6. himikie

    Help me decide between SMPs: NYMC AMP and Georgetown SMP

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone can help me decide between SMPs. I recently got accepted to both Georgetown 1-year SMP and NYMC 1-year accelerated SMP, and was wondering if anyone has any insights to these programs. I will be applying to medical schools this upcoming cycle, and just...
  7. D

    Help choosing SMP

    Hey all, going to be doing an SMP to help boost my GPA and gain acceptance into medical school. Right now, I am accepted to all SMPs listed in the title and I need help weighing the Pros/Cons of each program. Now considering my age and situation, I would *prefer* to get into med school asap...
  8. S

    Boston MAMS vs Tufts MBS

    Hi everyone, Thank you in advance for the help! I was accepted to Boston MAMS and Tufts MBS and I'm having trouble deciding between the two. Could alumni or anyone else please help me with a pros and cons list for both? I have a scholarship for MAMS for $10k for the year so tuition would be...
  9. B

    Non-Trad, Low cGPA Seeking SMP Advice

    Hi All I'm a non trad student with a low undergrad GPA. I've been steadily working on bringing it up to apply to medical school through a DIY post-bacc. I've decided to apply to an SMP and am seeking information on a few specific programs. My stats are: BA - Photography cGPA: 2.81 (brought up...
  10. R

    Is Agnes College post bacc good?

    Did anyone attend Agnes Scott post-bacc program? Please share your thoughts on this college's program
  11. K

    BU MAMS Reviews - Need help deciding

    Hi Everyone, I wanted to learn more about the Boston University MAMS program from alumni who have completed the program. How is the program? How well does it prepare you for medical school? Is it successful in helping you gain admission? What are the pros and cons? I am currently sitting at a...
  12. C

    Not doing well in SMP - - what to do next?

    I have been doing an SMP at an osteopathic medical school in California. It is a reputable SMP and we've even had someone get into UC Davis SOM or other MD programs. I got a 3.3 last semester; I struggled with delegating my time between the program and dealing with my personal issues (such as...
  13. M

    Am I being led astray?

    Hi everyone, I am a non-traditional. I began my college career as a nursing major, and transferred to Biology after working in the hospital as a tech for a period of time. I realized rather late into my college career that the autonomy, and intellectual stimulation of becoming a physician was...
  14. LuminatorMan

    Applying to both MD and SMP at the same school.

    Hello all. I need some advice to help me with my gameplan. Due to feeling shaky about my acceptance chances when I apply this summer, I will also be applying to SMPs. That said, how would it be viewed by a med school’s adcoms if I applied to both their MD program and their SMP at the same time...
  15. samgas12

    ACPHS SMP (post bac) Spring 2022

    Hi, I just recently got accepted into ACPHS's SMP program. I am looking for other students that will be coming into the class of Spring 2022.
  16. 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...
  17. T

    How to choose SMP program

    Hi Everyone! Couldnt find much information about this so I need some help!! Currently have a 2.8 cgpa with a not so good trend. I was able to get a 518 MCAT and have pretty good EC’s. Was looking into DIY post bacc but to be honest, can’t afford it. Was hoping for an SMP somewhere but do you...
  18. WDR97

    Rutgers SMP Fall 2022 Questions

    Hello everyone, I’m planning on going to Rutgers Newark or New Brunswick (most likely Newark) and pursuing the SMP MBS/MS. I was wondering if anyone had experience with this program in terms of how it’s graded and general rigor of the program. I know it’s for medical school prep and will be...
  19. A

    WAMC? Low undergrap, high SMP

  20. N

    Graduated with low GPA, but I'm ready to to make a comeback. HELP!

    I don't want to focus too much on my sob story, but the gist of it was my biggest support system passed away during undergrad and I spiraled. To get straight to the point, I graduated in the spring with a 2.7 GPA, have over hundreds of community service hours, research, and I'm currently a CMA...
  21. U

    Caribbean withdrawal to US MD school odds?

    Hi everyone, Long time reader first time poster. 2 years ago I made a mistake and went to a Caribbean med school - SGU (I never applied to a US med school). However, I was only there for 2 weeks as my first week in I became violently ill and hospitalized. I stayed in the hospital for the second...
  22. Curlypremed123

    Drexel DPMS 2022-2023

    Hello everyone, I started this thread for this application cycle for the Drexel pathway to medicine program! The DPMS students and alumni always offer amazing support during this application cycle & I feel that if anyone has questions they can ask it here and also we can create support for one...
  23. N

    Can I leave SMP if get accepted to medical school?

    I may have put myself into a bit of a pickle here. I have a medical school interview in a couple weeks (got the invite today). However I am 5 weeks into an SMP. I filled out the AACOMAS application before the SMP began and thus the AACOMAS application does not have listed that I am attending an...
  24. D

    UNT SMP Online

    Hey everyone, I decided to apply to the online UNT SMP and wanted to find out more about it. I couldn't find anything online since it's such a new program but some things I was wondering were: 1) How organized was the program? (I assume since it was the first year there would be some problems)...
  25. T

    Post bacc vs masters for Sub 3.0 Student

    I need help deciding whether post bacc or an SMP is the best option for me to get into medical school. I graduated from a higher end university in 2019 with a cGPA of 2.5 and sGPA of 2.4. Since then, I’ve been taking all science classes (44 credits) via an informal post bacc (retaking pre reqs...
  26. AsILayFaulkner_8

    Looking to pursue an SMP for reinvention and found one for FREE (ish) at a medical school?

    Hello all! Looking for advice in pursuing an SMP for reinvention. I found a program that is practically free, offered at a pretty good medical school, and seems pretty interesting. It is an MS in Pathology and says it offers courses with the same rigour as medical school in the program...
  27. D

    Next steps

  28. P

    SMP / MD acceptances

    Hi, What are the chances of an MD school from a top SMP with a GPA of 3.5-3.6? For a non-traditional applicant without an undergrad major in biomedical sciences. I know higher is expected and in retrospect, I probably should have done a regular physiology master's since I did not have a very...
  29. A

    Which program should I choose to help my app? Baylor Post-bacc vs Arkansas MSB?

    Hey guys, I'm applying to these two programs and idk which is better and/or best for me. Some brief background, I have a cGPA and sGPA of 3.0 as a bio major, with my last 60 hours being ~3.7 and last 2 years ~ 3.5 of mostly upper level hard sciences, MCAT 500, I have published 1 lit review, have...
  30. P

    School list/MD chances - non trad with SMP

  31. A

    BU MAMS vs. Tufts MBS

    Hi all, I was recently accepted to Tufts MBS and BU MAMS - which i'm so grateful for - but i'm having a hard time deciding between the two. Their structures are very similar: year 1 is all classes that are similar to the schools respective MS1 curriculum, and year 2 is an unstructured thesis...
  32. M

    Lost and Confused: WAMC

    Hi, I'm really sorry if this is redundant. I tried looking for similar questions but didn't see any. I am crazy worried because I've been told there's no hope for me going to med school and I wanted opinions. I wanted to apply med school this year but now am debating between post-bacc and SMPs...
  33. jstkeepswimming

    Further guidance for next steps

    Here is my previous post: Guidance on next steps After years of work, my cumulative GPA has finally hit 3.0 (3.0037 to be exact 😅) My sGPA is now at 2.92. I have been continuing my non-clinical volunteering, but my clinical volunteering has been paused due to the pandemic (still have ~ 100...
  34. gvoxel


  35. R

    School applications - Former SMP

    Hi guys! I was wondering if anyone had possible school recommendations. I am from the MW and got a 3.52 in the GT SMP. MCAT of 517. I actually was not a science major in my UG so I did some bare minimum post bacc classes at Loyola in Chicago before starting the SMP - looking back, I think...
  36. T

    2020-2021 Columbia MS IHN Acceptance!

    Hi! Not sure if a thread for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle for Columbia's MS in Human Nutrition (IHN) existed but just wanted to share my news/thoughts! Completed/submitted my application 2-3 weeks ago and got an acceptance last week! Got a congratulatory phone call in the morning and an...
  37. tokkiyam

    Have been stuck for past 3-4 yrs. Need help :(

    Hi everyone. So really gonna lay out all the skeletons in my closet but hoping this is the first step to moving forward. I'm done being stuck. Had a family emergency during undergrad junior year. Ended up taking a 5th year to finish but then started dealing with some mental health stuff. I've...
  38. DrBuffett

    Failed SMP - Future?

    Hi all - (Please forgive me if this is discussed elsewhere, but I searched and could not find it in a post or thread) I'm curious to know - If you or someone you know completed an SMP but did NOT perform well enough to get into any MD or DO school, what career path did you/they ultimately...
  39. insaiyan-premed

    Advice for far future

    Okay, so I'm in a Rutgers SMP and did well my first semester. Undergrad, not SMP, My cGPA is a 3.24 AMCAS sGPA is a 3.2 and AACOMAS sPGA is a 3.17, I'm a super ORM (Asian), NJ resident. 200 Hours shadowing; 100 in the ER and 100 in Neurology Clinic Scribing since January, on hold due to COVID...
  40. K

    Gap Year Help

    Hello. I am a Food and Nutritional Science student with one semester left looking to apply to dental school in the future. My cGPA is a 3.12 and my sGPA is about a 2.83. With that being said I know that I need some sort of record-enhancing program to make my gpa more competitive. However, I...