1. B

    Institutional Action (IA) and ramifications of it

    I am a senior about to graduate at the beginning of the upcoming cycle. After this coming spring semester, I will have been an undergrad for 2.5 years and leave with a BS. Along with this short time in undergrad, I also have a single IA on my record during my 2nd semester in UG. A little...
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    Premed Black Student Research -Seeking Participants

    If you’re a premed undergraduate Black male student, I would love to speak with you. I am a doctoral student conducting research on the premed experience of Black males. My focus is to understand how these experiences influence you to stay or leave the premed track. Participation would involve a...
  3. A

    Maybe some advice please

    Hey! I never really write in discussion posts but I feel like I needed some advice, tips, or any help. Much of my social group is not pre-medical students so I have no idea or any extra friendly advice. I go to UIUC pursuing a chemistry major, and hopefully medical school post-undergraduate. I...
  4. C

    Should I stick with medicine? PLS HELP

    Hello! I just finished my first year as an undergrad pre-med student and for some reason am suddenly starting to have doubts about doing medicine. I figured I would post this on here rather than the pre-med forum in order to get advice from those who have actually experienced medicine. Let me...
  5. N

    Undergrad Research

    I will soon be starting my freshmen year of college and I was wondering what is the best way to get my research category under my belt. Should my research be broad or more specific?
  6. SosoLovesChi

    PhD/PsyD Research interest has drastically changed

    I'm an undergard junior in the MARC U program and right now I'm getting my application together so that I can apply for summer research at another university. My problem is that my research interest has changed and I understand that's not really a huge problem given how early in my education I...
  7. D

    Meeting with a representative???

    This is my first semester of freshman year. I have articulated enough dual credits from high school to make my class standing as a junior, so I receive all emails designated for upperclassmen. I received an email stating there is a Loma Linda Dental School representative coming to campus next...
  8. DoctorOrdinary

    What do medical schools look for in "research experience?"

    I'm currently a junior at a state university and just started doing research with a graduate student in a faculty's lab. The research itself is based on marine organic chemistry and I had an easy time getting in due to my fish keeping hobby, but it looks like I will just be working on small...
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    Hi everyone, I am a junior currently. I transferred from a two year college to a 4 year this semester. I am wondering...when I apply to med school, will my gpa from the two year school count in my gpa calculations that calculate the gpa med schools will see? Or will only my gpa for these last...
  10. R

    Publishing research in a low end academic journal

    Hello I am a current undergrad premed student. I always hear about how important it is to have papers published in scientific journals if you want to be accepted into med school. I was wondering about the efficacy of submitting an academic paper to a jounal as an undergrad by yourself. Of course...
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    Gen. Chem II for Summer?

    Should I take General Chemistry II over the summer? I’m at a community college and plan on taking it here during the summer which is 1 month and 7 days long. Or should I take it for an entire semester instead so it won’t be too fast-paced?
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    Business math for Pre-Med?

    I plan on taking math 1324 (TX), Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences. Is this a good math course for getting into medical school and will it satisfy the math pre-req? Or is business calc more desirable? I know some people who got into med school who never took calc in college and I plan...
  13. EmDeeAZ

    Opinions Wanted!! 6 Undergrad Options for Premed

    I'm a HS senior looking to study biomedical engineering on a premed track. My narrowed down options are Arizona State (in state), MIT, Boston University, CU Boulder, UTexas-Austin, UCSD Does going to ASU basically kill my med school app? Is premed at MIT worthwhile and doable? I think UCSD is...
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    what shape am I in?

    Hi, I am currently finishing up my last semester of my sophomore year of undergrad. I attend a community college in Alabama, and I am going to transfer to the University of South Alabama this fall to start my junior year. It looks like my gpa is going to end up being 3.93(best case scenario) or...
  15. M

    Rice Undergrad vs. Sophie Davis

    Hi, I was fortunate to be accepted to both, and I need help deciding. I think that Rice is amazing and I could do well there, but is it worth forgoing a guaranteed spot at a (very new) medical school? Rice Pros I love Houston. I have family there and the food is great. Cheaper than NYC...
  16. DoctorOrdinary

    Am In good shape? What do I need to work on?

    Hello guys! The clock is ticking fast and I wanted to get some feedback to ensure that I am doing what is needed to be successful in the 2019 application process. I'm a rising junior at a public state university and planning to study for the MCAT during this upcoming summer and fall, then take...
  17. M

    Freshman finishing first 2 semesters of college with a 3.0 GPA... is all hope lost?

    Currently a freshman undergraduate student aspiring to become a physician specializing in emergency medicine. Recently, I've become discouraged with myself because I can't seem to pull off grades that would boost my GPA above a 3.0. During my first semester of classes, I had 2 B's, 1 B-, and 1...
  18. Parawhata?

    Pre-PA Paramedic Degree?

    Greetings, I am currently an advanced EMT and I am working towards my paramedic AAS degree. I will finish in August. I now realize that I would like to be a PA. my question is in August after my associates should I do a bachelors in paramedic care degree? The paramedic care degree would only...
  19. N

    College choice for B.A. in General Psychology

    I'm currently a high school senior and I've applied to these schools: Rutgers (in-state) NYU (CAS, not Steinhardt) Drexel UDel Temple Lehigh Vassar Lafayette Which one would be best for a B.A. in general psychology? I'm lucky enough to have parents who can easily afford any of these schools...
  20. whosnisarg

    ECs during Undergrad

    Hey, guys! :) Starting my undergrad at Montclair State University (Major: Molecular Biology; Concentration: Medicine; Minor: Public Health) with the hopes of going to Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (I’m applying for their 7 year program my junior year to be more specific). I was wondering...
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    How to get involved in undergraduate research?

    Hello, I am currently a sophomore in college and want to get involved in research. I am not sure where to start looking for opportunities. I heard that students can directly contact professors to inquire about possibilities but I am unsure whether or not that is the best path to take. Thank you...
  22. G

    MCAT Advice

    Hi, I am entering my second semester in my sophomore year (I go to a community college and I will transfer to a 4yr Uni for my junior and senior year). I am wondering a few things regarding the MCAT.... 1) When should I start studying? I plan to take the MCAT in 2019 because I am aiming to...
  23. R

    Career Advice

    Hey guys! I have question about something that isn't talked much about in these forums, and that is the research opportunities in the Physical Therapy profession. To quickly preface: I am currently an undergrad studying Biomedical Engineering on the Pre-PT route. I've been exposed to the field...
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    Question about gpa

    hi, I am an undergrad sophomore currently. I attend a community college. I am wondering.....when I apply for med schools, will the undergraduate GPA that's used in the application process for me include all of my community college grades/classes...or will it just be my GPA from my junior and...
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    am i making good progress?

    hi, I am in the first semester of my sophomore yr in college. I am wondering, with the following info, am I making good progress in terms of setting myself up to be accepted into a MD school or am I lacking?? State of residence:Alabama cGPA:3.87 (not sure about sGPA....ive only made one B ever...
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    Confused on Title for Clinical Research

  27. Green Turtle

    Non Pre-Med Committee LORs

    Hi all, This is my first SDN post so I am welcome to any criticism for improper questioning/ wrong location/ etc.. Anyways, the college I'm attending does not have a Pre-Med Committee. I have read quite a few threads about the weight and value that committee LORs carry and am wondering if...
  28. W

    Retake undergrad courses or do masters

    I'm in a rock and a hard place and I'm just now starting to reevaluate my options. I graduated with a 2.9 GPA after double majoring in psychology and neuroscience and minoring in biology. I thought more was better and rushing out in 3 years instead of 4 would "look" even greater. I was wrong. I...
  29. G

    Info regarding dentistry

    hi everyone, I am an undergrad student currently (sophomore). I am in the first semester of my sophomore year, and I currently have a 3.87 GPA with a major in biology. I have 56 volunteer hours as a counselor for a camp for kids with JRA, and I am volunteering currently at Ronald McDonald House...
  30. C

    Should I even bother taking the DAT?

    I'm turning 27 in December. A lot has happened over the course of the last 10 years- 3 of them were spent on a full-time service mission, I got married, had a baby, and our son later passed away. So needless to say, I've been in and out of school for a while. I'm currently a junior (undergrad)...
  31. G

    Research in undergrad?

    Hi, I am a sophomore (undergrad), and I am having problems finding research opportunities. Any advice on how to be involved with research as an undergrad so I can put it on my application to med school to show that I have been involved in research? Thanks.
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    Hi everyone, I have a question regarding undergrad grades. I am in the beginning of sophomore year now. Realistically speaking, if I made nothing but A's and B's throughout my 4yrs of college, how many B's could I make and still have a realistic chance of getting into MD (or even DO) school...
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    Any Advice or Guidance??

    Hi everyone, I am currently in the first semester in my sophomore year in undergrad. I attend a community college and plan to transfer to a 4yr after sophomore year. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or guidance on what I need to do to maximize my chances of getting into MD school. I plan...
  34. R

    What are my chances?

    Hello all, I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice on how to improve my chances of getting into medical and if you could give me an honest review of my medical school stats so far. I will be a junior in my undergraduate studies this year (Female, MN resident, Caucasian). I...
  35. J

    Pre-Med at UW?

    Hi! I'm an incoming student at UW. I've known I wanted to be pre-med for the longest time and that's still a decision that I want to pursue regardless of the difficulty. Recently I attended advising and orientation and discovered the concept of curves. Intro stem courses at UW are usually curved...
  36. J

    Research experience

    I recently started my Undergrad in psych with pre-med reqs, and I am planning on going into psychiatry (long ways away I know, but that's the goal). I am doing psychology as pre-med, but also as a backup for grad school and hopefully clinical psychology. There are research opportunities that I...
  37. J

    Pre Med Student wanting advice

    Hello everyone, I am a Junior at a small liberal arts school in SC. While we are a small school, we take pride in our academics and typically people find our courses to be very difficult. I am really excited to apply to medical school. I have already started building a relationship with the...
  38. palumacella

    Confused and looking for honest advice

    I just graduated with a BS in biology. All my life, I aspired to become a physician. Before college, I thought I had it all figured out. I volunteered at my neighborhood hospital and I loved working with patients, doctors, nurses, etc. I declared my major at the start of college. Except for...
  39. Nita W.

    In need of sincere advice

    Hello to anyone who reads this, as you can see from the title of this conversation I'm seeking advice about my current situation. It has always been my dream to become a doctor, this is one of the earliest memories I have from growing up. This is something I've always wanted and have always...
  40. J

    Post Bacc & SMP Chances/ Reccomendations