1. LindaAccepted

    Medical Four Tips for Applying as an Underrepresented Applicant in Medicine

    Each year, I talk to applicants who say they don’t want to make a fuss about their ethnic or racial identity. Their hesitation usually comes from the desire to be judged purely on their own merits. While this is a noble principle, it’s important to look at why having underrepresented groups in...
  2. C

    Applying to PostBac PreMed Programs - Advice?

    Welcome everyone, any guidance or insight you can offer is greatly appreciated! I'm currently in my senior year of undergrad as a B.S. in Psych student. Pursing medicine always seemed like a pipe dream for me—a first generation college student who severely slacked off in high school (mainly due...
  3. 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...
  4. mzlipton

    Trying to be realistic..

  5. J

    Johns Hopkins Post-Bacc Health Science Intensive Program or retake MCAT?

    Hey all! Just graduated ended with a 3.36 GPA with a major in Biology. Took the mcat rushed through it scored a 487. Been considering applying for JHU HSI because I'll be granted a masters despite it being a post-bacc and also get MCAT help but also been on the fence with just retaking the MCAT...
  6. LindaAccepted

    Medical Diversity in Medical Schools is Slowly Improving

    According to an NPR article, there has been an increase in diversity in medical school classes since 2009. That is the year that the Liaison Committee on Medical Education announced a new requirement that all medical schools need to execute policies that help them attract and maintain a more...
  7. A

    Underprivileged/Underserved Volunteering Opportunities

    Hey everyone! So, I am planning on applying to medical school during next year's cycle and had some questions on Underprivileged/Underserved Volunteering. 1) How many hours do med schools like/want for this type of volunteering? 2) How many types of activities do med schools perceive as...
  8. LindaAccepted

    Medical 4 Tips for Applying as an Underrepresented Applicant in Medicine

    The ethnicities that are considered Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) include: Latino, African American, Native American, Laotian and Hmong, as well as a few other groups. If you are from one of these groups, it would help your application to demonstrate your connection to these communities and...
  9. A

    FAQ on med school affirmative action and URM recruitment from an adcom member (emeritus)

    Dear members of the SDN community, I am an internist with over three decades of experience on medical school admissions committees. As I am recently retired from this particular duty I can speak freely here, and give some insight into the workings of affirmative action among those of us who...
  10. McDreamy2008

    Georgetown GEMS 2017-2018

    Happy New Year everyone! This thread is for everyone that will be applying to GEMS this cycle! Feel free to post throughout the application process, and keep us updated on your progress!
  11. drcartier

    Post Bacc Chances (Career Changer) 3.1 GPA

    Hi, I'm a senior graduating Summer 2017 and my major is Sociology. My current gpa is a 3.1 because I took some science courses and a math course and didn't do well (2 C's and failed Trig) I always knew I wanted to be a doctor but I really wanted to major in sociology. I thought I could do my...
  12. Vladimir7

    Why is Affirmative Action bad?

    Socioeconomically speaking, I can't see why some people say it should be gotten rid of. Say a student, who works hard, and has the family support to afford a tutor gets a 4.0 GPA. Say another student, who works hard, but can't get a tutor gets a 3.5 GPA. Note: this extrapolates to MCAT...
  13. P

    Highschool student with questions for people in medicine

    Hi, I'm in highschool, and I'm interested in medicine. I'm 15 years old, black, and female(underrepresented minority). I had some questions for all of you that I hope you can answer. How did you know that you wanted to be in medicine? How do you choose what category of medicine to be in(like...
  14. John Doe12

    Can I get into a Postbac?

    I would like to say thank you in advance for taking the time to read this. My current circumstance is the following: I have messed up in undergrad and currently have a 2.53 GPA. It was a combination of family problems, but I've learned to prioritize my career more than my family at this...
  15. D

    What MCAT score would I need with these stats + other advice?

    Also, do any of the schools listed below seem unrealistic? Open to any advice that people are willing to give. I have a ridiculously low cum and science GPA, and honestly there is no excuse. 3.3 cum 3.15 science with huge upward trend. With retakes and (kinesiology classes included) my DO GPA...
  16. OmoNaijj

    Georgetown GEMS 2016-2017

    Hello guys! This space is to keep track of the application timeline! Please feel free to post if you're applying for GEMS this cycle!