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    4.00/522/URM WAMC/School List?

    Below I have listed my projected stats, ECs, and other personal information for when I apply. I'd greatly appreciate any comments! The hours and length listed include the activities includes my senior year as well. Are there any schools I should add or drop? I'm hoping the fact that I go to a...
  2. OchemOficionado

    ***2022-2023 URM Medical School Application Thread***

    It's that time of the year again! Please feel free to share your cGPA, sGPA, MCAT, Major, if you're non-trad, your ECs, etc. and ask and answer questions! Dates: AMCAS Opens - May 3rd, 2022 Application Submission - May 31st, 2022 Completed Applications Transmitted to Medical Schools - June...
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    Ethnicity question?

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    WAMC? 3.6/507/URM

    I’m FGLI URM so pls be gentle, I don’t have a reference point (but also be truly honest) URM black female low-income Questbridge Match Recipient T10 undergrad From GA but am in IL for undergrad Graduating this June cGPA: 3.73 sGPA: 3.63 (upward trend last 2 years with all A’s except for to...
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    Should I let this have an impact on my decision to apply this cycle (URM)?

    I recently learned of the SCOTUS agreeing to hear two cases that could end affirmative action. From reading up on it, a decision will likely be made by June 2023. I am a URM taking a gap year and I wasn't planning on applying this cycle, but hearing of this news has me worried about what will...
  6. Neaz_eternum

    Native South American, how do I check off?

    Long story short, my mom is mestizo and we live with my Indigenous grandmother who cooks Indigenous food and taught us some of the language. I did extensive research on our tribe back in the home country (coming to an undergrad journal near you in 2 months) recording some of our legends and oral...
  7. globaldoc27

    3.5 GPA 510 MCAT URM TX: Help with school list!!

    Hi, I am in the process of planning out which schools to apply to and wanted to know which schools are reasonable. I am AA (Nigerian) female with 3.5 OGPA, 3.42BCPM, 499->510 MCAT. I am currently enrolled in a masters program that's geared to help pre- professional students. I have 1 year in...
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    WAMC/School list URM (3.6 BCPM/3.5 Cum Gpa) MCAT 508 Great ECs

    Hi everyone! I am new to SDN so if I am naive or annoying about anything please forgive me in advance. For my committee letter process, I need to make a school list and I wanted some feedback as I've heard good and bad about my application. I am looking for MD, but open to DO. Below I have...
  9. M

    About to graduate with MPH but still have a desire for medical school

    hey there! my name is Kevin and I have an interesting dilemma... about myself: child of immigrants who escaped the khmer rouge, have a hearing loss, ADHD, and grew up in a rural community. have shadowed derm, ent, family I graduated from a top public university in 2019 with a BS in Public...
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    Decided to delete question. I'm receiving some outside help now. Thank you!
  11. LuminatorMan

    Applying to both MD and SMP at the same school.

    Hello all. I need some advice to help me with my gameplan. Due to feeling shaky about my acceptance chances when I apply this summer, I will also be applying to SMPs. That said, how would it be viewed by a med school’s adcoms if I applied to both their MD program and their SMP at the same time...
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    How do African immigrant groups feel about making up an increasing number of Black students at medical schools?

    Obviously as a race, those who identify as Black or African Americans are still very underrepresented in medicine. But when you consider the makeup of medical schools today, especially at top high stat schools, it seems that the majority of those that identify as Black or African American are...
  13. N

    Graduated with low GPA, but I'm ready to to make a comeback. HELP!

    I don't want to focus too much on my sob story, but the gist of it was my biggest support system passed away during undergrad and I spiraled. To get straight to the point, I graduated in the spring with a 2.7 GPA, have over hundreds of community service hours, research, and I'm currently a CMA...
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    School list help for fall 2023: URM; cGPA: 3.47; sGPA: 3.53; MCAT: 506 (retake). MD only, and possibly MD-PhD?

    Hey, y'all. I finally got my MCAT retake score and went up a whopping 3 points from my 1st (503: 127/121/128/128) so I ended up with a 506 (126/122/129/129). CARs has been my nightmare and given I gave it my all this 2nd try I do not plan to retake and will apply with these stats. I want to...
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    WAMC/Am I on track?

    State/country of residence: New England Ties to other states/regions: Tennessee, Georgia, Washington, Mississippi URM: Yes Veteran: Yes School: Ivy Year in school: Junior Undergraduate major: medical anthropology Cumulative GPA: 3.83 Science GPA: 3.64 MCAT: scheduled for SPR2022 (AAMC...
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    MD WAMC/School List -

    MCAT - 505 -->128/125/127/125 cGPA- 3.57 sGPA- 3.54 Science major, non-trad applicant (entering 4th gap year), Hispanic, good Spanish, from Rural community with interest in working in rural community after residency. Worked as peer-mentor in undergrad. Was a member of Pre-med fraternity for...
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    MD & DO NEJM: Supporting Trainees from Groups That Are Underrepresented in Medicine

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2105270 August 5, 2021 N Engl J Med 2021; 385:487-489 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2105270 excerpt: Now that the 2021 U.S. residency-program match is over, program directors are assessing the success of their diversity-recruitment efforts. In the wake of...
  18. nn0401

    What are my chances? Should I increase my school list? (MD+DO) (3.3cGPA/503/CA/URM)

    Hey y'all! Thanks for clicking. I feel like a hail mary applicant with my stats.. What are my chances? Should I increase the number of schools I've applied to (both MD and DO) just to increase my probability of an acceptance? 1. cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS cGPA: 3.3...
  19. rashmile

    Life Skills Seminar for Medical Students and Residents

    Hey y'all, Rad BootCamp is putting on a session this Saturday, 5/8/21, @ 2 PM focusing on Life Skills that would benefit any medical student or new resident. We'll have some experts talking about Managing Finances, Managing your time, Having Difficult Conversations with Colleagues, and...
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    TEXAS WAMC URM non-trad major 3.89/512

    cGPA and sGPA: 3.89/3.95 -> Mechanical Engineering undergrad MCAT score(s) and breakdown: 512 128/129/126/129 State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US): Texas Ethnicity and/or race: Mexican, fluent in Spanish Undergraduate institution or category: Private engineering university...
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    thank you!

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    1/2 URM Advantage?

    Greetings, will be applying to medical school soon. - I am 1/2 white and 1/2 Alaskan Native. My Last name is Irish via my father. - I am going to check both boxes, as that is what I identify with. - Have volunteered with (not mine), but with an indigenous organization. Main Q: Am I...
  23. frenchfries02

    African-Canadian Applying USMD - Check URM?

    Hello all, I've searched this question and haven't found a definitive answer. I'm applying to MD schools in which internationals are either put in the same pool as everyone (mostly private schools) or are categorized as out-of-state. I am black and I was wondering if I would be considered URM...
  24. Anti_Markovnikov

    WAMC - School List Help 508 3.47c 3.43s URM

    cGPA: 3.47 sGPA: 3.43 MCAT: 508 (128/126/128/126) State of residence - Florida URM - Puerto Rican Low Tier State School Clinical Experience - 330 hours of volunteering at my local hospital at the Emergency Department Research Experience - 1000 hours of research, 4 posters Shadowing experience...
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    WAMC- School List Help (URM, 3.5, 508)

    Hello, I am working on building my school list and was hoping I can receive some help. I am not too familiar with SDN, so I apologize if this is not in the correct format, etc. My undergrad institution requires a LOR from a DO we have shadowed/worked with in order to apply to DO schools. My...
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    MD MD School List Critique (3.42 cGPA/3.0 sGPA/510 MCAT/URM)

    Hi all! I wanted to get opinions on the school list I’ve submitted to and potentially get some more suggestions. To add more context to my stats, I have 150 hours of clinical volunteering, 3 years (~450 hours) of research, went to a T10 undergrad, and have had a variety of ECs and leadership...
  28. P

    School List Help?

    All advice would be appreciated! Planning on applying to 30 schools and sending in secondaries soon. Aiming to shoot as high as possible. Demographics: African American Male Cumulative GPA: 3.94 Science GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 513 (129/125/131/128) Research: 1800 hrs in my university lab (2 poster...
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    AMCAS School List Advice

    All advice would be appreciated! Planning on applying to 30 schools and sending in secondaries soon. Aiming to shoot as high as possible. Demographics: African American Male Cumulative GPA: 3.94 Science GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 513 (129/125/131/128) Research: 1800 hrs in my university lab (2 poster...
  30. sleepytimes

    School List Help/ URM/ 508

    Hi there, I am looking for some guidance as I finish my school list for MDs and DOs. Any insight on schools I should remove/add to my list is much appreciated. GPA: 3.61 (BCPM 3.51) MCAT: 508 (retake from 504) Ethnicity: Mexican (green card holder), fluent in Spanish State of residence...
  31. PCON3

    oGPA 3.3 sGPA 3.0 Should I go for it?

    Hello, Just trying to get a feel of what is possible. I have searched other threads but don't know if peoples opinions have changed since then. oGPA: 3.3 sGPA: 3.0 DAT: 21AA/20TS I have heard you automatically get flagged or thrown out for having a low GPA which I understand but is a 21 high...
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    MD & DO WAMC/School List Confirmation Help - 3.85 cGPA, 3.79 sGPA, low MCAT (URM)

    Hi everyone, I'm a low SES, 1st gen immigrant URM (Cuban) hoping to apply this cycle. I was hoping that I could get some input on my current school list and see if there are any changes I should make. I'm hoping to apply this cycle and wanted to know if there's a possibility of getting accepted...
  33. daboogiedowndoc

    URM sGPA: 3.23 MCAT 506 School List Help?

    Hi everyone ! I’m a URM applying this cycle. I had an undergrad sGPA of 2.9. Got a M.S after graduation and this sGPA is 3.23. MCAT is a 506. I have about half of my school list finalized but I need some insight on these schools. (Preferably from people who had/have stats similar to mine). Any...
  34. T

    Status of the Hmong (Asian) as a URM

    Hello everyone, I'm Hmong and was wondering what the running take on Hmong as a URM is. The gap between Asian Americans as a whole and the Hmong American population is so significant (poverty, education, health), I wondered if there's a case for us. edit: (meant to highlight the discrepancies in...
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    MD & DO WAMC?

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    DO WAMC? URM (3.45/3.24) / 494

    Hey guys, I am a URM Florida resident. Fluent in Spanish and English. Graduated from my state university in 2017: cGPA 3.45 sGPA 3.24 Took the MCAT twice. Voided first time, 494 second time. ~3,000 hrs as a scribe and medical assistant in an urgent care clinic ~700 hrs as volunteer in the...
  37. elephantintheroom2121

    MD WAMC for 2021-2022 Cycle

    Hey guys, I am planning on taking a gap year to buff up my application. Below is a hypothetical app that I am working on turning into reality amidst all this COVID Chaos. I've put down what is definitely going to happen and what is still in the works. If you guys could look at my stats and let...
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    WAMC: 3.3 cGPA, 3.1sGPA, URM

    Hi I'm curious what you think my chances would be for med school given the following stats: 3.3 sGPA 3.1 sGPA URM: Black Female immigrant State of residence: MA MCAT: Haven't taken yet, what should I be aiming for? Clinical hours: 1000+, worked as a PT aide 6 months full time. Directly worked...
  40. browneyefrenchfry

    what MCAT range should I aim for?

    Background: Junior AA-male, first-gen, low SES, LGBT+, very "inspiring" life story (so much so that, upon acceptance to my UG, they filmed a mini-doc about me and my life, including interviewing teachers from my high school, etc. -- PM for more details haha) GPA: 3.5cgpa/3.3sgpa Experience...