1. N

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. P

    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!
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. M

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. L

    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...
  10. S

    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 9

    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...
  14. PremedJames

    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...
  15. U

    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...
  16. 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...
  17. B

    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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. It's lupus!

    Veteran/Low MCAT/Moderate GPA

  23. 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...
  24. M

    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...
  25. 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...
  26. breachnaked

    Chances for MD or DO? 3.33 gpa 506 MCAT

    Its been a long time but I have finally finished up all of my classes and taken the MCAT. My stats are below, any suggestions on schools or things i can do to improve? Thanks in advance! 30 years old, Caucasian, Texas Resident cGPA 3.33 sGPA 3.38 MCAT 506 (125/127/127/127) Active Duty...
  27. 0

    Voc Rehab Process

    Let me start off by saying that I have read the past threads. However, they are a little outdated and I am not sure if things have changed since then. Also, I have more questions. Let me start off by saying that I applied for the voc reha online, TWICE. I applied in February and received no...
  28. D

    Cal Vet tuition waiver

    This is a long shot, but I have a question for any California residents who are planning on taking advantage of the CalVet College Fee Waiver, offered to qualified veterans and dependents of veterans (making under $12k/yr). Theoretically, if you qualify and are accepted into a UC (big "if")...
  29. A

    Non-Trad Army Vet - Low GPA, Seeking Advice

    Hi All, I am just going to try to hit the main points. If people are curious and need more background info, happy to help. I just want to get the ball rolling on any feedback to my proposed plan, and if it is worth the shot/risk? Age: 30 Current Occupation: IT Auditor Background/history...
  30. J

    Marijuana and my health in medical school

    Hello, I am a new M1 and I am concerned about a situation that I am not sure I can present to my faculty or advisors. I have been struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD (veteran here), and I take my meds regularly as prescribed for some time. However, I recently found out that I am eligible...
  31. D

    MD & DO Former CEO; Veteran; cGPA 3.6 sGPA 3.93; Have W's; School List

    Hi. Thanks for clicking. Hopefully you can help me out. I'm looking for a list of schools that could range from reach to safety (if that even exists for someone in my lowly position). I've done my own research, but some of it seems conflicting so your input will help. Some info about me: 27...
  32. astrostellar

    Very strange, roundabout path to pre-med (military)

    Hi all! I'm very glad I found you. I don't have much in way of mentorship or support on my path to medical school at the moment. Let me give you a rundown... I'm 25 and I live in Alaska. I've been enlisted Air Force for four years now. I graduated high school in 2009 with a 2.something GPA and...
  33. N

    Full Tuition Scholarship vs. Vocational Rehab vs. Post 9/11 GI Bill

    Hi, I will be attending a private medical school this August with a full tuition scholarship (63K) for all four years. I am also eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and because of my service connected disability I have applied for the Vocational rehab program through the VA which, if approved...
  34. T

    interested in med school?

    Hi I am a single mom who recently went back to school. My current pursuing degree is a Bachelors in Public health/ Pre- Med track. Initially my goal was to become a NP or PA, but one morning I woke up with the idea of going to medical school. I guess I am here to ask if it is do-able, if anyone...
  35. B

    Non Trad Opinions wanted

    Hi, I am currently looking to apply to med school in about 2-3 years. Here is a brief description of me: I'm 28 yrs old. Graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2010 with a B.S. in pre-law with a 2.35 GPA. I also have an MBA from Oklahoma State University with a 3.75 GPA. I...
  36. B

    Military draft registration for residency (US-IMG)

    Hi, I'm a US-IMG, hoping to match this year into residency. Some of the programs on my rank list have rotations at VA hospitals. Someone told me that to rotate at a VA, I should be registered for the US military draft. Can anyone shed some light on this matter? Is is true? What does it...
  37. K

    Podiatrists in the Navy with New VA Bill passed

    Hey Guys, I was curious with the new VA bill passing for podiatrists to be considered physicians now, how will that affect our pay grade in the VA system and will that effect the HSCP scholarships if we joined the Navy/Army etc. Thanks
  38. O

    Advice please

    Hi there, I am a long time reader, 1st time poster. I was hoping if you all could give me a little bit of advice? My dream is to become a medical doctor, and here is my situation: I am a 37 year old US military veteran who just graduated with a BS Microbiology degree (thank you Uncle Sam!). My...
  39. MagicCarpetRide

    Non-Trad seeking advice

    Hi everyone, I am currently 25 years old, married, and just graduated last week from undergrad- (Psych major, Bio Minor). Having a hard time figuring out my chances and would like some advice. I did 3 years of military, one year of undergrad, took a year break due to PTSD and then switched to...
  40. CareerNumTwo

    Non-trad Needing advise on pre-req sequence (while working full time-ish)

    Hey everyone, Can someone please take a look at my plan for classes and tell me what you think? The pre-health advisors at my school are less than helpful - I wish they had told me to take Chem 1 before Bio 1... :/ I recognize classes from school to school vary (and prof to prof for that...