1. azoomer

    Cornell vs UPenn

    I would love to get some more information / perspective to help me pick between offers I got for Cornell and Penn Vet. I am a non-traditional mature student from Toronto, Canada and I am lucky that cost of program is an irrelevant factor for me. I have a husband and family that will be staying...
  2. F

    UPenn vs. Byrn Mawr PostBac

    Hi everyone. I am having a lot of trouble deciding on what school to attend for postbac. I know Bryn Mawr is the most prestigious school for premed postbac, but I really had my heart set on UPenn prior to getting an interview at Bryn Mawr. Can anyone speak from prior experience in either...
  3. medshousing

    Renting Philadelphia Room available Furnished private.

    www.MedsHousing.com Listing # 49306 To Contact Landlord link here Spend Time Living’s boutique home is located in the cities most multiculturally rich neighborhoods. It is surrounded by some of the cities best restaurants and quaint coffee shops. Honest Tom’s is a great taco spot and Lil Pop...
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    Maryland (IS) vs. Penn

    Any input would be helpful. Given that price is not a factor, would both schools give comparable clinical experiences for students wanting to practice general dentistry? I realize most recent grads will have slow hand skills anyway, so are the differences among schools' D3/D4 clinical years...
  6. LindaAccepted

    Medical University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine 2018-19 Secondary Application Essay Tips

    With excellent ratings in research and primary care, UPENN’s Perelman School of Medicine is looking for students with strong communication skills who can articulate their motivations to study medicine and serve as community leaders. Providing further information and insight in this secondary...
  7. Pistachio556

    Penn Vet supplemental

    Hi all, Officially applied... now just need to do the Supplemental form. Has anyone done this already? Just curious as to what they ask on it, want to make sure I’m prepared since you can’t save/edit/re-open once you start it. Curious as to what they ask on it
  8. eldmd_32

    Renting 1 bd/1bath for rent University City, Philadelphia

    One Bedroom One Bathroom apartment available August 10th at 329 South 42nd Street, Surrey Hall Apartments. Near UPenn/Drexel/USciences graduate and undergraduate schools. Located in a relatively safe location within the Penn Patrol zone. Rent is $1075 per month and includes heat, gas, trash...
  9. M

    Do Penn's specialized studies or DIY?

    I applied this past cycle and received one interview. Stats: cGPA 3.51, sGPA 3.28, 500. So basically, I am deciding whether I want to do a formal post bacc program, like Penn's, or maybe even PCOM's or Tulane's MS programs, or should I not risk the possibility of doing poorly (also money...
  10. D

    Creighton vs. Penn

    What's up guys, I was thankful enough to be accepted to both Creighton and UPenn. I am just curious as to what your thoughts are with regards to both programs. Some background: -I am fairly interested in specializing, but not sure in what specifically. -Both locations are far from my hometown...
  11. Pyraeus

    UPenn Vs. Uni of Maryland - HELP!

    Hey Guys! I am grateful to have been accepted to both UMB (Maryland) and Penn because these are both my top choices. I received a $20k/year Dean's Scholarship from Penn, but UMB is my in-state school and much cheaper. I have a hard time to decide between these two. If any students (or...
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    Room and Board budget help

    Hello everyone! I'm trying to make a budget for next year so I was wondering how feasible do you think it would be to budget living off of $1,000/ month in Philly? Also, how much do you guys spend on food each month? Right now, I have found a place that's about $600/month. I do not plan on...
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    UPenn w/ scholarship vs. UNLV (OOS)

    The price for both schools pretty much are the same due to the scholarship I received from Penn. I currently live on the west coast so UNLV would be closer to home, but Penn would be a nice change in environment (but a lot further from my family). I went into this planning on going to more...
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    Chances as a 3rd Year Undergraduate to UPenn/Buff/NYU 21AA

    I have just finished my DATs and am happy with my results. Bio: 19 GC: 21 OC:22 TS:20 RC:20 QR:25 AA:21 PAT:21 I am only a sophomore going into my junior year and after receiving my scores, is it possible for me to apply this late into the process (Likely late September application submission)...
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    MD Should I do a post bacc?

    Hey guys I was thinking about applying for MD schools for the 2018 cycle (as this cycle is too late) but wasn't sure if a post bacc would be right for me for this upcoming year or more clinical work/retaking MCAT. In terms of statistics: MCAT: 129 125 125 130 (509) Overall GPA 3.5 science GPA...
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    Ivy League vs. Texas post bacc?

    I got accepted into UT Dallas's CBioMed SMP program. I also have an interview with UPenn's post bacc program next week. Any thoughts on which program might be better for me? I'm currently a Texas resident finishing up my last year of undergrad and applying to medical school during the upcoming...
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    UPenn SSP To Dental School

    I am considering the SSP program from Upenn. Obviously Penn has an incredible reputation but I want to know how well this program helps pre-dentals get into dental school. Does anyone have personal experience or know any success stories? Thank you!
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    Penn DVM Interview Advice

    Hey! I will be attending an interview at UPenn in the upcoming week and was wondering if anyone who has gone through their interview process has any advice? What type of questions they ask (Behavioral, ethical, or more personal based on the applicaiton?) Any information and advice about the...

    University of Maryland (In-State) vs UPenn (Dean's Scholarship)

    Hi everyone! This is my first post on SDN and I need help! There are plenty of posts out there like this one but none that are recent. Upon hearing back from schools yesterday morning, I'm left with an extremely tough choice. I am a Maryland resident and was lucky enough to receive acceptances...
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    Which of these schools are PBL-oriented?

    In a few years I plan on applying to these schools: UCLA, UCSF, NYU, UPenn, Columbia, USC, Boston University, Harvard, University of Maryland, University of Illinois, University of North Carolina. Looking at the USC threads I can infer that it's heavily based around PBL. Do you guys know if the...
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    Upenn Core Studies in One Year??

    Does anyone know if the Core Studies post bac program can be completed in one year? Their website says it is two years but can be done in 1 year. I called the recruitment office and they said that the Core Studies program is two years. I have none of the prerequisites. Can anyone who has gone...
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    yet another DIY- vs structured-postbac question!

    Hi everyone, I know this kind of question gets asked all the time, but I'm looking for some input on a post-bac path. I'm a non-trad, 24, philosophy major undergrad, gpa a bloody 3.0, only took a single science course. I've just been accepted to UPenn's Core Studies postbac. However, it is...
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    UPenn Post-Bacc

    I’m planning to start the UPenn pre-health post-bac program this Fall 2016. Anyone interested in sharing an apartment with me? I’m looking for a female roommate to share an apartment near UPenn campus. I have not find anything yet but if you are looking for a roommate then hit me up.
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    USC Post Bacc Pre Med Program Questions

    I am currently an RN with Indian Health Services. I am currently debating on a Post bacc program for Pre Med. I graduated from Arizona State University with a 3.5 GPA and will have had 2 years of nursing experience when applying. Questions for anyone who has been through the program or has the...
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    Help deciding between EVMS, Case Western, and UPenn post bac programs

    I was recently accepted to the UPenn specialized studies, Case Western masters in physiology, and EVMS medical masters programs. A four-year varsity athlete, I graduated from an ivy three years ago with a BA in Biology and 2.85 cGPA. Recently I completed my final two prerequisites from extension...
  26. TheDrB.020

    MD 521 MCAT, 3.74 GPA (B.S.), 3.96 GPA (M.S.)

    White Male from California 521 MCAT (132/128/131/130) Taken only once 3.74 B.S. GPA (upward trend) 3.96 M.S. GPA Both B.S. (Animal Science/Pre-vet) & M.S. (Stem cell research/regenerative medicine) from Cal Poly SLO 2nd author pub in Nature Neuroscience 2 years full time in top neuroscience...
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    ***The Official UPenn Class of 2021 Interview/Acceptance Thread***

    There have been a few Official Class of 2021 threads around, and since UPenn is one of my dream schools I think I should start this one. I submitted my AADSAS application last week, and just start looking at UPenn's secondary today. I know plenty of you have started or finished it, so it would...
  28. CaptainKier

    Columbia vs. UPenn

    Hi! I'm a nontraditional student, beginning my journey into a formal premedical post-bacc program. I have fortunately been accepted to both UPenn's Pre-Health Core Studies program and Columbia's Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program. From my research, the programs seem to be quite comparable in...
  29. J

    Anyone starting UPenn Pre-Health Core Program this summer?

    Hello, I'm starting this summer and am looking to form a group to study and hang out together. Just wondering if anyone is interested in joining. I have my first meeting with an advisor next week to decide which classes to take over this summer.
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    Renting UPENN Condo for Rent

    1902 Pine Street, Unit 2R, Philadelphia, 19103 - 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 455 square feet - Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Bathroom with rain head shower and vessel sink, Spacious Bedroom with abundant Natural Light - Safe and Friendly area (very dog and bike friendly) -...
  31. F

    Scripps, Tufts, UPenn, Bennington, UMich MEDPREP

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of deciding which post-baccalaureate program to accept at. I have an offer at UMich MEDPREP which has a relationship to its medical school, but not very established. Tuition is about ($30K) - begins 5/3. I was also offered a spot at UPenn (linkages, e etc.) I...
  32. K

    Recommended Clinical & Volunteer Experience for Premed Postbac

    Hi! I am from the Philippines and earned my bachelor's degree from one of our top local universities. I am interested in applying for premed postbac for fall 2017 and would like to start working on the required experiences asap. I was just wondering do any of you know what is the recommended...
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    Penn Pre-Health Specialized Studies Program

    Hi, I was hoping that someone who has successfully interviewed for Penn's Specialized Studies program (or any other sufficiently similar formal post-baccalaureate program) could give me some pointers on how to approach the interview and improve my odds of acceptance. I'm very keen on making the...
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    Post-Bac Pre-Med Programs for Career Changers

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone could give information on the post-bac pre-med programs at Columbia, UPenn, Bennington, Drexel, UVA, Tufts, NYU, and the University of Vermont. Besides Bryn Mawr, Goucher, Scripps, and Johns Hopkins, also I would greatly appreciate any input on other...
  35. NimbusC

    UPenn Class of 2021 applicants

    I realize I'm hella early for making this, but I'm curious to see who else is already thinking of the 2017 cycle. A little bit about myself... I've been debating about vet medicine for the past 4 years, I graduated with a BS in Biology and a BS in Animal Behavior in 2014, and since then became...
  36. R

    UPenn MPH

    Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone is doing an MPH at UPenn and if so could talk some more about it? I know it's a very general program, but just wanted to hear if a current student had anything to say!