timing

  1. P

    mcat timing

    Hi there, I've taken all the pre reqs for med school besides biochem so far. I take biochem this fall. I want to take the MCAT in January 2020, so if I use a test prep company, would it be best to start studying for the MCAT now (~6 months of studying) or wait until September when school...
  2. O

    2nd time reapplying...apply now or wait??

    Hi everyone, So two summers ago I applied for Optometry school and did not get the results I wanted. I'm pretty sure it was due to my OAT scores since I scored low on them. Since then I started an MPH program and I have decided to reapply to Optometry school. I'm getting tutoring now and I plan...
  3. darude

    Is Interviewing Early in the Cycle Considered a Good Sign?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows if it is generally considered a good sign if you are interviewing at a school early in their cycle? I know dental school is rolling and your personal interview is obviously a big factor, but since decisions don't come until December is their any advantage or...
  4. Jgar96

    Preferred Timing Device for HR

    Hey guys, I'm starting vet school this fall and I'm looking into buying an Apple Watch to use mainly as a timing device while monitoring HR (and will probably be able to replace my phone during clinicals from what I understand). I've noticed a few vets and techs using them throughout my pre-vet...
  5. G

    When to submit AACOMAS Primary?

    Can someone explain the general timing for submitting the primary app. I got my transcripts and MCAT score verified on AACOMAS and I'm working on the application right now. I'm almost done, but should I wait until the beginning of June? I heard that they don't start reviewing primaries until...
  6. S

    Gap year?

    So I enrolled at a 4-year school on a basketabll scholarship and took a redshirt year my first year. Which basically means I will be in school for 5 years. I’m in my 3rd year now and I believe that I may be cut from the basketball team this spring. Up until this point I had planned on graduating...
  7. dentaldiva27

    So conflicted about my DAT. Any advice/input would be greatly appreciated!

    Hi everyone, Right now I am scheduled to take my first DAT a week from today on the 25th. However, I don't feel I am as prepared as I should be and am considering postponing it another week. I started off using Kaplan for about a month but found that to be a huge waste of my time and really...
  8. M

    Submitting secondaries before updated MCAT score?

    A few weeks ago, I submitted my primary application to medical schools. In this application, I included my first MCAT attempt score (507) but I retook the MCAT a few weeks ago and won't have my updated score until August 1st. I indicated this on my primary app. I have received secondaries to...
  9. D

    Application Timing

    Hello! I'll be finishing my masters in the first week of July and final grades will be posted no later than one week after that, so my question: should I delay submitting my application until I get my completed transcript or submit now? I'm worried that if I submit now and my GPA gets verified...
  10. The_Woman_in_the_Arena

    Verification

    Hi everyone, This is my first post! Hello world! Anyway, the first time I applied, I submitted my AMCAS 6/20 and was verified 7/14. This time, I submitted my AMCAS on June 1 at 11:59 AM. Transcripts were received 5/8. I checked the official SDN AMCAS verification thread and it seems like a...
  11. The Super Clue

    Math Destroyer: Taking me too long

    I just took my first Math Destroyer practice test and got 15/40 problems correct. Of the 15 I got correct, a couple I guessed on. With that being said, I've been going through the ones I missed and guessed on so that I can understand how to do each problem. This has taken me forever and I still...
  12. S

    Question about Timing for 2017-2018 cycle

    Hi guys! First time poster here and new to the SDN community! I have a quick question about application timing... I'm planning on submitting my primary in June, I already have LORs, personal statement, and MCAT scores ready. I'm working on my W+As section now... I'm already starting to feel the...
  13. M

    Is now too early to start emailing about summer shadowing?

    Hi everyone, I've spent a long time "lurking" on SDN, but I've never needed to post my own question. However, I'm having a hard time finding any answers on the timing of when I should start sending out emails to doctors about shadowing opportunities. I'm looking to get as many hours shadowing...
  14. W

    ECFMG certification - and timing

    Hi everyone, I'm expecting to graduate this November but would still like to apply this cycle (Match 2018) for anesthesia. Step 1 and 2 CK are already done and by Sep 15, I will hopefully have score reports for Step 2 CS, as well. So this is my situation: I won't have my ECFMG certification by...
  15. B

    Timing of Step 2

    Hey guys, Quick question, I did really well on my Step 1 (267) and have been trying to figure out timing of Step 2. When should I be taking it, I have 3 weeks to study after my internal med rotation in June which would be pretty prime but I've had a few people tell me to push it til October...
  16. K

    Can I apply before I finish some reqs? How many gap years must I take?

    I will be graduating in Spring 2017 from undergrad with all the pre-med requirements done except for two physics courses. I am planning on taking a gap year anyway to work, volunteer, get thing together, and I had been planning on taking physics during this time. Here's the question: Could I...
  17. A

    DAT PAT sections VS Bootcamp

    Hey guys, I have my DAT in about 4 weeks and I have a question from people who have recently completed the DAT. For the PAT section, I have been primarily using Bootcamp, as I have heard it is the most "representative" software. In your opinion, how do individual sections on Bootcamp compare...
  18. F

    USMLE Latest time to take Step 2 CK?

    Hey everyone, I am wondering by when I have to take CK for it to be helpful in applying to the 2017 Match. I am an IMG. I know that we can start sending out applications to programs on September 6th, and that programs won't be able to view our applications until September 15th. What would...
  19. P

    When is a good time to submit letters of rec?

    I submitted my application on the first day it opened (6/7). Still waiting to be verified. I am still waiting on 2 letters to be submitted so I was going to hold off on assigning the letters. My questions are... 1. Do I need to wait until my app is verified to assign the letters and update my...
  20. MedicalMermaid

    How does the AACOMAS application process/timeline work?

    Hello again everyone! I am new to applying for med school and am a bit confused about how the application timeline works and was hoping someone could explain it to me. I saw that the AACOMAS application for the 2016 cycle opened on May 2015 and then each school has a different deadline...
  21. O

    Need Help Timing Passages

    Hello my compassionate SDN peers, I am here to seek suggestions and tips on timing sections during the test. Do you time each passage or go by number of questions done in a given amount of time. Basically, I am rushing through all my sections, especially Physical Sciences/Chem. I strongly...
  22. R

    MCAT Advice?

    Hi, some specific questions for those of you who prepped for the MCAT independently: I'm a little nervous because I'm taking the MCAT in May and applying in June, so I'm really hoping this goes well! I just got out of orgo and am taking biochem this semester so I have the advantage of having the...
  23. redraincoat13

    Speed and Efficiency on the C/P Section

    Any advice on how to speed up on the C/P section for those of us who can't finish this section on time? Did anyone also have trouble finishing the C/P section on time consistently but had time leftover on the other sections (10-20 mins)? If so, how did you go about changing habits/problem...
  24. S

    AADSAS Application Processing Time

    So I know I'm late in the application cycle, but I had some family issues that kept me from applying until this point (which I discussed in my personal statement). I submitted my AADSAS application on October 3rd and should have my supplemental applications done today or tomorrow. In terms of...