urm application

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    Hi! I'm creating this post to shed some light onto what schools/how many schools I should apply to? And if I should apply to DO as well: I'm really nervous about this process and worried my GPA is holding me back as compared to my peers and their 4.0s. Do i even have a shot at T20? T10? Some...
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    URM School List Suggestions + Gap Year Advice, if at all?

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    WAMC | cCGPA 3.4 | sGPA 3.3 | 515 MCAT | URM

    Hello all, Looking for help with making a school list, so any advice will be greatly appreciated. Here are my stats and a little bit of basic info. cGPA: 3.4 sGPA: 3.3 Grad GPA: 3.8 (so far) I still have one more year to go. MCAT: 115, not overly happy about it but not terribly bummed...
  4. elloL

    3.96 CGPA, 3.92 SGPA, MA resident - Applying to Harvard Medical 2021

    Hello, this is the first post that I've created. I have been reading SDN posts since my Junior year of high school, but as admissions deadlines near, I have decided to start using it more seriously. A little bit about myself: I am 22 F, Caribbean black, bisexual 1st generation, bilingual with...
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    URM late applicant, am I done for? Advice needed

    Would anyone care to give me honest feedback about me as a late applicant? I've been kind of down lately because I know I'm late in the game. I'll be taking a late MCAT (Aug 17) and I'll be sending in my AMCAS app for verification at the end of July. This means I'll be complete (MCAT and AMCAS...
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    Native American Pre-Dent. Low GPA Advice Please!

    Hey everyone, I am a first generation native student from a rural area who recently graduated with my B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology along with a couple minors. I am currently in the process of applying to dental school but I am extremely worried about my gpa. Long story short, I was...
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    Advice for when to apply, school list, and what to highlight in application

    Hey all, I am a first-time applicant from small-town South Dakota, URM (25% Hispanic), I have around 500 hours of lab research (1 pending paper that I will be on, poster at ACS national meeting and regional meeting), multiple leadership positions (See resume link below), 70 hours of diverse...
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    Help with medical school list + improving my app

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    Help compiling a school list + any suggestions to strengthen my app

    I've been reading many posts on sdn for the past few months and I've realized that a lot of you are very insightful so I'd appreciate any help/suggestions offered. Standing: Junior, applying in next year's cycle (meaning I will have a gap year) Currently attending a state school State of...
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    URM male gpa 3.9, MCAT 505. school list help please!

    Hey guys, occasional lurker here. It's my first post! I really need your help with my school list. Below are some info that might help (it's a tad bit thorough lol)>> Thanks in advance! Btw S/O to all the OGs paying it forward, Y'all are the MVPs! • Year in school: Class of 2018, Psychology...
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    URM female chances MSTP

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    508 MCAT, cGPA 3.3, URM

    Thanks in advance!
  13. MedLife24

    Desperate for help!

    Hello, I am confused and do not know what my next steps should be. I have made so many mistakes on my journey to be a doctor, partly due to lack of knowledge and guidance. Here are my stats if anyone can tell me what to do next. I know my MCAT needs work and I am preparing to find a tutor, but...
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    Is there any hope?????

    Hi all, I am currently majoring in neuroscience and just finished my second year. I have a 3.0 GPA and realistically think I will raise it to a 3.4 by graduation (anticipating high upward trends). With that, and assuming my MCAT score is "good" (slightly above average?), should hope be lost...
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    Teacher in need of help - Post bacc or Community college

    I am new here, and I have become increasingly more discouraged to pursue medical school. Regardless, I still want to try to get in somewhere. I am currently a high school biology teacher and seeking advice on my next steps. I will probably teach for another year then either apply to a post bacc...
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    Would I be considered URM (Mixed)

    Got my answer, thank you!
  17. NEURON13


    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, It's my first time ever posting on a forum in general (never had social media neither) so bare with me if my post doesn't follow the norms of this wonderful site. At the suggestion of a dear friend I would like all your honest and humble opinions on what my...
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    What are my chances of medical school which schools should I apply

    I am a URM and come from low socioeconomicbackground (parents supported a family of 5 on $30,000 annual salary), First Generation college student. Florida Resident. I graduated HS with 96 college credits ( earning an A.A in Pre-medical Science from Community College) 3.8 GPA I graduated from...
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    What are my options as a URM with my stats? What can I do to improve?

    Thank you to all who have taken the time to read my post. I am feeling a bit dejected at the moment with my current situation in regards to school. As stated in the title, I'm a URM (Salvadorian female). I've got a paltry 3.24 gpa, and have taken only one science course (bio) in which I...
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    Will I be considered a URM for admissions purposes?

    I am an OFFICIAL member of the Alutiiq tribe. However, in my ancestors' history the Russians conquered the region and correspondingly blended the culture (and genetics) with theirs. As a result, I am an official member with only 1/16th Alutiiq heritage, but this is quite common. Considering all...
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    3.2 GPA, URM, Where Do I Go From Here?

    I am a URM (black) and will be graduating this week with a 3.2 in Molecular and Cellular Biology/Neuroscience focus. My GPA took a huge hit sophomore year due to personal reasons (I had several Cs in one semester) and then second semester junior year, I had to drop and withdraw from all but two...
  22. AirCincy

    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...
  23. Smoove

    URM offering help to anyone applying!

    Hi all! My application cycle pretty much just finished and despite my nervousness when submitting my app, everything turned out great! (Managed to snag a couple top 10 acceptances). Now I want to give back to whoever may need it. I know I had some questions that I didn't feel comfortable...