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    Commuting to avoid Saturation

    We all know the whole schpiel, don't practice in a metro area. Competition is tough and getting tougher by the millisecond! Is a way to get the best of both worlds to simply take an hour long commute to your dental practice? Suppose you really want to live in LA, or any other big desirable...
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    How to move past "failure" and into destiny; A Retrospective Review

    Hi Everyone! My name is A and I am a second year medical student at an accredited school in the US. I recall a time when I was applying to medical school and really relied on some of the things that I saw posted here on SDN. One recurring theme that I saw however, was that the majority of the...
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    Practice Gratitude

    "True gratitude is a mindset, not an activity—a lifestyle, not an interruption to it." Practice Gratitude
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    I chose not to pursue MD PhD programs to carry out my research, and what I chose to do instead

    I spent a long time trying to decide if MD PhD programs were right for me, and I spent quite a bit of that time lingering around forums like this one. I ended up choosing to apply to grad school without applying to MD PhD programs, and wanted to share my experiences thus far. The first 12...
  5. PolypFiction

    Limited time to study?

    New here, sorry if I'm not doing this correctly. I took the MCAT last year and got a 499 (Phys/Chem 123, CARS 125, Bio 126, Psych 125). Finding time to study proved to be a challenge with a full time job, as I work M-F 8-5. On top of that I needed my daily gym time, time for dinner, time to...
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    High School GPA vs ACT?

    So we have all heard that High School GPA is the true predictor of college success. However, in my situation, I have a really good ACT at 34, but a really average(probably bad) GPA at 3.7. I did take a ton of AP and honors classes but in High School I never had direction until senior year and I...
  7. FutureDrOcean

    Prepping for a 522 - an alternate way...

    Hey all, So I've read a lot of threads and posts on here about students worried about their performance on an upcoming MCAT. I know many students take a fairly ubiquitous route of cramming for a summer before taking the MCAT end of summer or beginning of fall. Since I took a less-traveled route...
  8. medstudent257

    [Live Leak] Student rips hair out during chemistry exam

    Course Description: Are you a prospective college student? Do you have a desire for success? Learn how to avoid the clunky freshman transition and put yourself on a common sense path to success in college. You will learn all about common mistakes college students often make in their classes...
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    Anxious about starting school/low MCAT

    Hi everyone, So I've been fortunate enough to have been accepted into a good DO school and start later this year. After graduating and having a bit of time before school starts, I've had more time to worry about school haha. I'm very excited and am ready to start, but I'm also worried about...
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    How to increase MCAT 2015 verbal/success stories?

    Hey everyone, So I took the July 2015 MCAT and did not do as well as I wanted to. The goal was to score 500+ but i scored a mere 492. This basically crushed me and I have yet to pick up any type of MCAT books since. My breakdown: CP- 125 VR- 120 :/ BB- 124 PS- 123 So here I am halfway through...
  11. Tigrane

    I failed Freshman, Sophomore year and now I'm failing Junior year? Can I still be successful?

    I'm now a Junior in high school, and the last two years (Freshman and Sophomore) have been complete trash (Bs and Cs all around) and now my Junior is already slipping down to hell(I have two Cs, a D-, and all rest Bs and As). I am extremely worried because I know even if I get straight A's my...
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    When the impossible happens...an against-all odds story

    As interview season gets underway, many med school hopefuls will be religiously checking this forum, searching for hope. I know, because I was there 4 years ago. Going even further back, for as long as I could remember, med school wasn't a viable option for me. I was on the pre-med track as an...