519 / 3.98 stats. Hello, I have been a lurker for a while. I just wanted honest opinions about my chance with top schools. I am an URM (latino male) and cancer survivor. I wrote about my ordeal and what I learned throughout the process. I have diverse research experience but no publications. I...
cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS
cGPA: 3.16 AMCAS and 3.16 AACOMAS
sGPA: 2.98 AMCAS and 3.04 AACOMAS
Graduate SMP in Biomedical Sciences
cGPA: 3.82 AMCAS and 3.82 AACOMAS
sGPA: 3.81 AMCAS and 3.82 AACOMAS
cGPA: 3.31 AMCAS and 3.31 AACOMAS
Hello all! As you’ll probably be able to tell from my info below, I show a great interest in giving back to my own community (AA female) through my job, ECs and volunteering. It’s been my dream to attend an HBCU for medical school from the time that I decided I wanted to become a physician. I...
Since the Supreme Court will likely rule in favor striking down race based admissions, how would med schools be able to use diversity essays? If a student were to voluntarily mention their background as a minority, would med schools still be able to take that into consideration despite not being...
Hi! I am preparing for the upcoming cycle and would greatly appreciate some guidance! Thank you in advance.
1. cGPA: 3.1 and sGPA: 2.5 -- SMP: 3.8, postbacc: 4.0 *doing both at the same time so my postbacc so far is only 12 credits
2. MCAT score(s) and breakdown: haven't taken yet, testing in...
Academics: I need help with my school list, since my GPA is weak and MCAT is pretty mediocre. I already feel pretty bad having to reflect on these past few years, but might as well rip off the band-aid and move forward. I am an AA male who majored in neuroscience Columbia for undergrad, where I...
3.2 cgpa, 2.7 sgpa [3.8 post-bacc gpa (46crs), 3.7 post-bacc sgpa (25crs)]
Strong upward trend from my junior spring up until my year and a half of DIY post-bacc work. 5.5 years of undergrad total.
My first 2.5 years were horrible. I had non-existent study habits that stemmed from dealing with...
Hello, I'm pretty new here. I have been extremely hesitant to post here due to the tone of some of the responses that may follow but I'm really feeling a bit lost right now.
I am planning on applying this upcoming cycle and will be retaking my mcat soon so apologies for the lack of data in that...
I was wondering if y'all could help me formulate a school list as a non-trad URM with a rather low MCAT score...
URM, moderate hearing loss (wear hearing aids), and ADHD (not sure if I would disclose this tbh; diagnosed 2nd yr in college)
Parents were refugees from the...
Hi! I know this sounds dumb, but I am only applying to the University of Oklahoma this cycle. I have a scholarship from them that pays for 2.5 years of my tuition. If I get rejected this cycle, I will apply again (because I will still have my scholarship) and apply to other schools as well, but...
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Still awaiting verification but self-calculated cGPA: 3.56 sGPA: 3.3
MCAT - 494
State of Residence - Grew up in TN. Strong ties to WA, MS.
Nonvolunteer clinical - Est. 7000+. Volunteer Clinical - 300+ (VAMC, Community Clinics for...
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!
AMCAS Opens - May 3rd, 2022
Application Submission - May 31st, 2022
Completed Applications Transmitted to Medical Schools - June...
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
From GA but am in IL for undergrad
Graduating this June
sGPA: 3.63 (upward trend last 2 years with all A’s except for to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State/country of residence: New England
Ties to other states/regions: Tennessee, Georgia, Washington, Mississippi
Year in school: Junior
Undergraduate major: medical anthropology
Cumulative GPA: 3.83
Science GPA: 3.64
MCAT: scheduled for SPR2022 (AAMC...
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...
August 5, 2021
N Engl J Med 2021; 385:487-489
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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...