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  1. JSG218

    Community Service/Clinical Hours Question?

    Hi all, I am applying to dental school in the summer, and I had a question regarding community service hours. I volunteer in a dental clinic, and I have probably accumulated over 100 hours. The clinic serves underprivileged minorities. Also, I tutored underprivileged children at a...
  2. D

    Villanova University vs. University of South Carolina vs. SUNY Binghamton

    Hey guys, I've heard different things about each of these schools from different people. I understand that the MCAT and GPA are the most important things. However, I want to hear from people on their thoughts about each school's research opportunities, clinical opportunities, ECs, and things of...
  3. S

    Like med but not pre-med culture?

    So I'm just a freshman at my college and I have a love hate relationship with the idea of medicine. I hate how everyone I talk to, when I ask them why they want to pursue med, say they want to do it for the money and for the prestige. I hate how people think that other careers in science are...
  4. S

    Accepted. Cold Feet. Torn between two career paths.

    Basic question: If there was a 50/50 chance of being a successful screenwriter (my passion) or being a doctor (I'm interested in it, but not as passionate as I am with writing), what should I do? Tough love appreciated. Now for the details: I got accepted into medical school last year and...
  5. RedLeopard

    Need Help Deciding

    I will be a junior next year studying Computer Science but have had second thoughts about my major and am thinking of adding pre-med to my courses. I've always been interested in emergency medicine due to the fast-paced environment and being able to interact with a lot of unique patients...
  6. J

    3 F's first semester, am I screwed?

    I'm 20, a junior in college, and a medical school hopeful. I live in North Dakota, am Native American, but I am so scared that my chances to attend medical school were completely ruined by my first semester of freshman year. I received 3 F's, as well as 1 D. I didn't take it seriously at all, I...
  7. L

    Feeling Very Lost About My Career

    Hello, I'm a student from Asia. I finished high school two years ago and had to do a gap year in order to retake Mathematics, Physics and Advanced Mathematics to qualify myself for acceptance into science based fields. Ever since I was a child, I was given a headstart in English by my parents as...
  8. Reohgoingplaces

    Would it be wise to take up a unrelated minor while pursuing my undergrad in kinesiology?

    Hello, I am interested in becoming a Physical Therapist, but I am just beginning to enter a university for my BS in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. Also, I am interested in studying either horticulture, geology, or English as a minor. Would it be wise for me to pursue a minor in a unrelated field...
  9. L

    Making a decision once and for all. Would love some advice from those who have gone before me.

    Hello, I am new to this forum but have been lurking for years as an undergrad. Thanks for taking a sec to read this. (This will likely be long, so see the TL,DR below if you desire.) I will be speaking somewhat personally here. All of my life since I was a small child, a career in...
  10. DrDre2017

    Completely new to Epidemiology -- Game plan needed

    I'm a senior Applied Math major whose pre-med path has ended. I love the idea of serving people, and I love medicine, but I think I have the wrong temperament for the field. Now I'm considering a career in public health, specifically epidemiology. But I have no idea what to do to be competitive...
  11. B

    Advice Needed-Unsure About Medicine

    Hi I could really use some advice from people who have either been in my shoes and gone to medical school or from those that have taken another path.I apologize for the length in advance and appreciate you taking the time to look at this post. I'm really really unsure about what I want to do...
  12. J

    Unsure if to continue pre-med or switch to chemistry, please help.

    Hello, I was born with aortic stenosis and because of people like my cardiologist I've always wanted to become a MD. All was fine until I took organic chemistry and realized it was by far my favorite class I've ever taken; i like it so much I have fun taking the exams. Also, I'm extremely...
  13. F

    Okay I'm tired of living in uncertainty. I want some truth

    Hi everyone, I am a rising senior biochemistry major at Loyola University Chicago. Pertaining to this thread, I am a black male raised in the inner city. I've been doing undergrad research working in a chemistry research lab on campus since second semester sophomore year (4 semesters now) and I...
  14. Y

    Freaking out a little. And by a little, I mean like a lot.

    Kind of similar to something I've posted before but here goes whatever.. LW need to vent so excuse me if this is slightly all over the place. Just hoping someone can help me out here I'm in the spring semester of my junior year now and with med school apps creeping up slowly, I've started to...
  15. W

    Unsure about medical school, should I still apply?

    I'm came into college as a pre-med. I've never been 100% sure that it's what I want, it was just always what interested me most. Now I'm a junior in undergrad set to take the MCAT in April and apply this cycle, and I'm still unsure. All of the information/letters of reccommendation have been...
  16. G

    Unsure About Medical School

    I am a sophomore in college, and have recently been having qualms about medical school. I have been shadowing an internist for some time and upon reflection, I find the work kinda boring and tiresome (esp. the paperwork). Although I enjoy the clinical counters and observing the doc interact with...
  17. itsbnotr

    Time is precious, and I don't want to waste mine...

    First of all, this is NOT one of those threads where the poster begs the SDN community to help her make a life decision, even though it's impossible for complete strangers to know what's best for her. :shifty: I'm just a little lost, and if I could learn from your experiences, it would be...
  18. IDontKnow789

    What do you all think?

    Hi everyone, so basically I am a junior at a medium size private research university in the northeast. I have a really difficult decision to make and I need to make it soon and I was hoping I could get some advice from all of you. So basically I am currently a nursing student (I just...
  19. R

    Should I even be premed?

    Hey everyone! I'm new to posting on the student doctor network but definitely not to the forums as I've always found them very informative. I was posting because I just started my freshman year of college and even though I've been telling people I'm interested in medicine, I'm begin to really...