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    Should I get a Psy.D to enable me to do IMEs for Veterans?

    Hi all, I have my BA in Psychology and I'm trying to decide if I should get an LMHC or a Psy.D. In terms of how I want to practice, the only benefit a Psy.D confers is the ability to do IMEs for Veterans (and it adds a little more credibility if I want to write a book or make an informative...
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  3. MRAL

    Will going half-time hurt my chances for medical school?

    Hello everyone! This is my first time asking a question on this forum. A little about myself, I'm currently in my first semester of DIY post-bacc and luckily enough, I've managed to cram all my classes (12 credits) on MWF, and I'm doing really well. Next semester I will not be as lucky as I've...
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    WAMC: Non-trad, low MCAT

    PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS MESSAGE Still awaiting verification but self-calculated cGPA: 3.56 sGPA: 3.3 MCAT - 494 State of Residence - Grew up in TN.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. URM Ivy Nonvolunteer clinical - Est. 7000+. Volunteer Clinical - 300+ (VAMC, Community Clinics for...
  5. PapaGuava

    *~*~Official AACOMAS Questions Thread 2022-2023~*~*

    Please use this thread to ask any questions specific to the AACOMAS application for the 2022-2023 cycle. Ask away and good luck!
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    Confusion about receiving federal assistance

    Hello all, I'm not sure how to mark the following question on the AMCAS application. "Have you or members of your immediate family ever used federal or state assistance programs? I am a disabled veteran and I don't know if disability compensation or other entitlements because of this...
  7. thisisnotpaul

    Veteran with Upward Trend Requesting Post-Bacc Advice

    I am working towards medical school as a nontraditional student, currently active duty Air Force until January 2023. I will be finishing my BA in Psychology by the end of this year. I expect to graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.32 and a science GPA of ~2.7. About 7 years ago, I took courses...
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    Should I Delay Graduation?

    Hey everyone. I posted here a couple months back and got some really good advice, thanks again for that. It's time to register for what will be my final semester starting in January. My plan was to take the MCAT in May and apply immediately after, thus taking a gap year. But not I'm not sure if...
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    NonTraditional Veteran seeking guidance.

    Hey members of SDN, new here, so I will get straight to the point. I am a 29 year old male soldier in the Army (25N - Network Specialist). I will be starting terminal leave in a couple weeks and will be ready to get back to the civilian world. I have already accepted a job offer as a full-time...
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  11. GettinAfterIt

    Veterans - Were any of you reapplicants?

    Hey everyone, Some context: I'm a U.S. Army veteran planning to apply in May with mediocre sats (3.3cGPA,3.7sGPA) FL average ~510 so far. I was a medic, so I have a ton of valuable experiences to write about. I've heard plenty of stories about how being a veteran really adds to your...
  12. GettinAfterIt

    Veterans - Were any of you reapplicants?

    Hey everyone, Some context: I'm a U.S. Army veteran planning to apply in May with mediocre sats (3.3cGPA,3.7sGPA) FL average ~510 so far. I was a medic, so I have a ton of valuable experiences to write about. I've heard plenty of stories about how being a veteran really adds to your...
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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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    VA Voc Rehab - Has anyone has trouble with a counsilor approving dentistry (Or another career field) because of VA rated disabilities?

    I know there are endless Voc Rehab threads, but I haven't found anything specific to my issue. I am starting first year dental student and I applied for voc rehab for dental school. I was found entitled to voc rehab but my councilor is denying approval for dentistry because I have a back and...
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    Med Student Interested in Veteran-EMed Research

    I'm a med student with a background in the military (nonmedical) and afterward working as an EMT. I find both these worlds/populations fascinating and have been trying to conceive of or get involved in research at the intersection between the two, but have been thus far unsuccessful. I've often...
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    Disability Benefits and the Reserves

    I read a similar post that had some great information. Was hoping to get some more clarity into my particular situation. Considering joining the Reserves because I miss service, but as a physician. Former AD non-physician AMEDD officer with several years of service and multiple deployments...
  17. HeliseacombatronFIVES

    Non traditional students my story **Long Story Alert**

    Hi everyone, *** sorry about the long story important events to me are high lighted in red, I left out some stuff cause it gonna make this into a long essay*** *** before you read Thank you so much for listening to my story, and thanks to those who provide me with future insight and their...
  18. Brebre5564

    PreMed while in the military

    Hello everyone, I’m currently in the Airforce and I separate 2022. I know for a fact, I want to become a doctor and go to medical school afterwards. I’m currently getting my bachelors degree in psychology, which is all online which is amazing. But my biggest problem taking my science classes...
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    Clinical Psychology PhD - Trauma/PTSD Focus

    Hello, I am looking to apply to Clinical Psychology PhD programs and am interested in finding faculty that have research focuses in PTSD, trauma, and emotion dysregulation. Even better would be a PI that also utilizes MRI. Any guidance/information would be appreciated!
  20. Kenyonmedic

    Advice for a veteran

    So I would first like to say I have visited my pre health advisor, but getting definitive answers seems awkwardly difficult. If any of you reading this can provide some insight I will be very grateful. - Service: 4 years as a medic in the 82nd airborne (army) - my numbers: 90 credit hours, GPA...
  21. IsleyOfTheNorth

    Non-trad veteran | 513 | 3.63 cGPA | Need a school list

    First, thanks to everyone on this forum for your help. You're all awesome. :) Now for the ask: I need help creating a school list. I'm looking at MD schools specifically, but I'll happily move anywhere in the US if necessary. If there's a Mars Med (and it's a US school), I'm willing to wear a...
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    MD OOS tuition waiver for veteran dependents

    Hi everyone! I will be moving to Florida for med school this fall and have heard that veteran dependents can receive an OOS tuition waiver in that state (this would allow me to pay IS instead of OOS tuition). I don't qualify for any GI Bill benefits through my dad's prior military service, but I...
  23. liquidsnaken7

    Former Military Officer changing career to Dentistry

    I would like to get an idea of how I should pursue my next course of action. I have always wanted to go into Dentistry, but as a first generation student, I didn't have much guidance. The only way to pay for college was to join to Military; additionally, I majored in non-science degree and...
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    Marine Corps to Medical School Advice

    Hello Everyone, This is my first time posting in SDN forums after many years of browsing. Specifically I am posting in regards to receiving general advice on my current situation and the best route for me to apply to Medical School. Background I received my Undergrad degree in Biology in 2016...
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    WAMC 3.17sGPA 3.53 cGPA 500 MCAT(125x4) veteran non-traditional

    Might be late considering that I am applied already to 7 DO schools, of which 4 of 7 have asked for secondaries and 2 additional are evaluating for a secondary (have not heard from one school yet). Also, because of a SNAFU at AACOMAS, my primary was not certified for an extra 2 months. Submitted...
  26. angryfruitbat

    Former Army National Guard and Medical School

    Hi all, I am currently serving in the Texas Army National Guard and will be administratively separated soon (within a month or so). I was transferred to a medical command unit after an injury from which I am being discharged honorably. I never deployed, so I won't be considered a veteran. How...
  27. batpuac

    WAMC CA Resident 3.49 cGPA 507 MCAT

    CA resident. Filipino. Non-traditional. Veteran. cGPA is 3.49 and sGPA is 3.75 - upward trend (my GPA was < 2.5 prior to joining the military) BS in Physiology w/ Chemistry minor at a CSU MCAT is 507 (127, 125, 128, 127) - 3 years active duty service in the Air Force - 850 hrs non-clinical...
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    MD Non-trad: Tell me how I will do!

    I primarily would like to know if I look like a competitive applicant (at least on paper) and if there are any revisions I should make to my school list. Thank you! I guess I will use the format from the Description page: cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS cGPA is a 3.64 and sGPA is a 3.98...
  29. GiantMed

    Military Veteran Low GPA thoughts.

    Hello Everyone. My current GPA is okay and all my science classes so far are "A" or "B", I destroyed my first two semesters of college due to reintegrating into civilian life and not having any support. I was raised in foster care and joined the military to avoid being homeless, after being...
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    3rd Year BSN Student

    Hello, my name is Austin. I am a Marine Corps veteran and I am about to start my third year of my BSN. I have come to the realization that I ultimately want to be a physician. Classes don't start until next week and then another week before add/drop ends. If I change majors now, I should be able...
  31. sillyxwabbit

    MD School List Help! Non-trad veteran. 3.96 cGPA. 4.0sGPA. URM. 509 on AAMC FL 2 and 3.

    Edit: I am not URM. I just submitted my primary to one school, but I took the MCAT 2 June, so I'm still waiting on that to submit the rest. ANY assistance is deeply appreciated! GPA: 3.96 cGPA 4.0sGPA MCAT: My AAMC FLs were 508/509/509 so it has been pretty consistent but low. 5 years in the US...
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    GI Bill for In-state tuition=In-state classification for acceptance pool?

    Hi all, New here and just getting into the nitty gritty for figuring out what I want to do once I resign from active duty. I qualify for 100% GI Bill, and I know that with the Veteran Access/Choice Accountability Act we qualify for in-state tuition at any public IHE. My question is: does that...
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    What would you do?

    Greetings, I thought I would ask some other people’s opinions on my situation. I’m 35, married, 2 little kids at home, and financially stable. I retired early from the military and my VA disability rating, and my wife’s investments, afford us a comfortable lifestyle. I just graduated with a...
  35. 18dstring

    tips for Service members/vets considering Grad/Professional degree

    I wanted to put this out there to help others with similar aspirations make the most of their Education benefits. If you can enter a MD, DO, DDS, etc. program with all your benefits intact, you will put each month to good use, as the annual max now is around $23k, not including Housing...
  36. Nelle730

    Confused Veteran: UMUC for my B.S.???

    Hello- I have been reading many threads here but I really need some help. I am a USAF veteran using my education benefits and medical school is my end goal. I am also a single mother with a full time job so attending a brick and mortar university is a little difficult for me. I currently...
  37. It's lupus!

    Veteran/Low MCAT/Moderate GPA

  38. flyboy3

    Question about Military Coursework Designations

    So I was in the military before entering a four year college. I received college credit for the training I had throughout the four years, and this credit is shown on a transcript. There was however no term designated for when I received these credits, but they all transferred to my 4 year...
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    MD Nontrad/3.25c/3.57s/veteran/514 MCAT

    Hi all. I am narrowing down my school list and I am pretty nervous because of my GPA. I am: Nontrad (29), married Non-URM Did 6 years in the Navy (desk job) Did very badly in school ages 20-22 on and off (<1.5 GPA) Bachelors of Science in Biological and Natural Sciences from state school...
  40. astrostellar

    Should I do an SMP, year of postbacc, or apply straight after graduation?

    Nontrad here. My projected graduation date is 2020, and with all my courses plotted out, thanks to horrific grades from 2009-2012, I've calculated that my GPA will be about a 3.2c/3.5s with a massive upward trend. (DO sGPA would be higher, about 3.8.) The thing is, I have so many credits that...