under represented minorities

  1. M

    Ophthalmology Mentoring and Residency Pipeline for Underrepresented Students

    Are you an aspiring eye surgeon -- or do you simply want to learn more about ophthalmology? The AAO | AUPO Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program is accepting applications through June 15! Apply online: bit.ly/2019-minority-mentoring The purpose of the program is to help students who are...
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    Ophthalmology Mentoring and Residency Pipeline for Underrepresented Students

    Are you an aspiring eye surgeon -- or do you simply want to learn more about ophthalmology? The AAO | AUPO Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program is accepting applications through June 15! Apply online: bit.ly/2019-minority-mentoring The purpose of the program is to help students who are...
  3. Dr. ThorStrange

    Who is considered URM?

    Who, on this list, is considered URM? Black/African American Hispanic/Latino Native American Hawaiian Asian White (European Descent) White (Middle Eastern Descent) What do you guys think?
  4. MMF84

    Wasn’t expecting a secondary, now what?

    I had already applied to several schools this year before my MCAT score had been released and unfortunately I absolutely bombed my MCAT. 487 to be exact. A close family member passed away a few days before my test but I chose, rather unwisely, to attempt the exam. Obviously I had already...
  5. C

    Secondary app fee waver for FAP URM applicants?

    Are all secondary applications waived for FAP students/applicants? I ask this because I plan on applying to 40+ schools w. the FAP.
  6. N

    Any Advise would be greatly appreciated !!!

    Hey I am an Black pre-med at a top 20 undergrad institution. I really worried my GPA is too low for MD schools, currently at a 3.4. I am taking the MCAT in January but from my practice tests I think I have been getting better, I currently score in the high 510's consistently on the practice...
  7. W

    Academic Dismissal, low GPA, upward trend

    Ok, so where do I begin.... I am a lower senior in my college and would like to go into medical school. Some facts about me, I was academically dismissed from my college during what would've been my first semester of my junior year ( two years ago). I've always been a good student but went...
  8. P

    MD & DO What are my chances? Target MCAT?

    Hello everyone! I will be applying next cycle and wanted to get some feed back. I will be 28 at the time I apply. I am a first generation American, both parents were born in Mexico. First to attend college in my family. I will be applying with a 3.2 sGPA/3.5cGPA. What MCAT score would I need...
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    MD MPH before applying to MD? Chances?? Desperate!

    Coming here because I feel like no one truly understands my dilemma and I am trying to find a solution. I am currently SENIOR at a state university graduating dec. 2017 Major/Minor: Biology/Chemistry Research Experience: Have done ecological research (and upcoming research in the Galapagos...
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    Lesson is resilience when this physician goes back to school - AMA Wire

    For non-traditional students who feel they could use some inspiration, get to know Dr Frank Clark, MD. Dr Clark failed his first year of medical school and the USMLE Step 1 Medical Board Exam. Lesson is resilience when this physician goes back to school APR 18, 2017 AMA Wire Frank Clark, MD...
  11. M

    Would I be considered URM (Mixed)

    Got my answer, thank you!
  12. M

    Chances ??

    Hi everyone, I recently had a rough semester and unfortunately got a C in physics I. As of now my cGPA is a 3.42 and sGPA is 3.0 I still have 3 semesters left in which I plan on raising my GPA to a 3.51/3.45 respectively with upper level bio courses and research credit. I also do have good extra...
  13. Nicole Kidd

    Are Mongolians considered Underrepresented in Health Care?

    Hi All, I'm Mongolian and I wonder if Mongolians are considered underrepresented in health care, it's like you don't really see Mongolians in health care in day-to-day life but we are still Asians? Thanks for answering the question!
  14. L

    Honest Advice Needed

    Hi, I am a Senior graduating a year early and I did not do so well during undergrad. I am looking for a post bac program that has a bridge program to a medical school either DO or MD. Mainly a program that will enhance my GPA and possible has an MCAT prep course in the program. My overall...
  15. G

    Indecisive Undergrad (Major in Geology?)

    Ok long story short: I have a strong desire for space exploration (work for NASA) and becoming a physician. The problem is I can't decide what to choose between the two. I'm currently an undergrad majoring in Geology while also taking pre-med prerequisites at the same time. Then towards the end...
  16. K

    please help a sista out

    okay, i'm like 330% sure im in the wrong forum but i dont care anymore. currently a kinesology major at penn state with the movement science option. was previously a nursing major at drexel but decided I wanted to be a dr instead of a nurse. now I have had a lot of interesting research on this...
  17. W

    What are my options?

    I come from a highly disadvantaged background, and I'm rebuilding my science GPA as I speak. Nevertheless, I assumed that I need to complete a SMP to show my competence for a medical education due to my lackluster GPA (reasons for bad GPA isn't school related). However, the only masters program...
  18. W

    Non-traditional Pre-med Options

    I come from a highly disadvantaged background, and I'm rebuilding my science GPA as I speak. Nevertheless, I assumed that I need to complete a SMP to show my competence for a medical education due to my lackluster GPA (reasons for bad GPA isn't school related). However, the only masters program...
  19. M

    Diversity Essay

    Hi! I am currently writing some secondaries and would like some opinions on the diversity essay. I have two ideas and I'm not sure if they can be considered good for diversity or under represented status: 1. This one is more factual. Basically I am writing about how my experiences with medical...
  20. B

    Under Represented Minorities in Radiology (including women)

    Despite how awesome radiology is, there is a definite disparity in diversity when compared to other medical specialties. Here is one of my favorite quotes on the subject of diversity in radiology by Dr. Lightfoote and colleagues ..." There is a disconnect between vocal support and quantifiable...