1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. A

    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...
  4. 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!
  5. 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...
  6. S

    SMP Program Suggestions

    Hey guys. I am thinking about applying to SMPs (still undecided). I know I'm a little late in the game. Should I still apply or not? What are your personal thoughts and experiences? If so, which programs are the best, given the following stats: cGPA - 3.79 sGPA - 3.83 MCAT - 500/503 I...
  7. 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...
  8. L

    What should I do? SMP or just apply?

    So anxious it's literally raising my blood pressure these past few weeks i've been applying to the smps. I'm applying to 15 SMPs and 15 medical schools. I've gone back and forth with going ham on medical schools or just focus all of my energy on an SMP. Am I doing the right thing? should i even...
  9. S

    University of Toledo MSBS Application Thread 2018-2019 Class (SMP)

    Hi all! I did not see a thread for this SMP so I decided to make one. I was accepted to this program and consider it one of my top choices, if not the top. Reading from previous years it seems that a large portion of the class matriculates directly into the University of Toledo Medical and Life...
  10. A

    Georgetown SMP application thread for 2018-2019 class

    Hi! I couldn't find a preexisting thread for Georgetown SMP 2018-2019 class applicants, so I thought I'd make one. I applied 10/14 and my application was marked complete 10/18. On Nov 1st I got an email saying my application was under review and I should receive a response in 2-3 weeks. My...
  11. S

    RFU Biomedical Sciences 2018-2019

    Thought I might start a thread for the BMS program. Anyone applying this year for the program?
  12. X

    SMP or Post-Bacc?

    If I can get my cGPA and sGPA to a 3.4-3.5 after a year/year and a half during a post bacc, would it still be worth it to do a SMP? Or should I just shine through with my ECs, and apply DO and "low tier"?
  13. L

    MBA, MPH, or SMP? (Low-average GPA, average MCAT)

    Hello SDN, I am currently in the application process to matriculate this Fall of 2017. It isn't looking good, however, as I have only had 1 DO interview and no MD interviews. I am still waiting for a number of schools to respond, but I am thinking about plan B now. I have a 3.47 GPA (3.6...
  14. U

    University of Toledo SMP Review and General SMP Info

    Disclaimer: I am a medical student who went through an SMP, I wrote this to give to other students who were considering SMPs (specifically the University of Toledo's MSBS program). Many students had very similar questions. I thought I would post it here in the hopes that it would be helpful to...
  15. D

    Should I take post-bacc classes? Or should I get a second B.S. or try to get into a MS program?

    Hey all, I'd like to consider myself a non-traditional student. I recently graduated from a top 50 University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Unfortunately, I didn't do too well, which can be attributed to the severe depression I was dealing with, in addition to not wanting to do...
  16. L

    Should I do an SMP

    I'm a little concerned about what I should be doing for my 2nd gap year and I heard a little about SMPs but I'm not really sure. Here are my stats: -Biology major 3.3cGPA 3.4scGPA from a top 20 University -MCAT in 2015 500 (yes I know), retake in 2016 507 -Graduated this May and am currently...