how to apply for colleges
Thread Starter how to apply for colleges Follow 4 minutes ago 4m ago Quote: Originally Posted by Rasailykhushi Yes Doctor is my first option, genetic engineering is my second This is somewhere to where you might wish to apply. It's not the only place w...
Source: The Student Room - June 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kerzen Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

What are my chances/do I need reinvention?
Hi everyone. Looking for some advice as a 26 year-old applicant looking to apply in spring 2022. I have a BS in Biology/Genetics with a 3.3 GPA. I then worked full-time as an ED medical scribe for 1.5 years before going to graduate school. I graduated with a MEng in Industrial Engineering with a focus in healthcare systems with a 3.4 GPA in 2019. For the past 1.5 years I have now been working for a large healthcare system to improve care quality and patient safety for things like hospital... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bmw322 Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

General Questions about medical school.
Hello everyone, I will be starting medical school this fall. I wanted to ask some questions and get some advice. I have read other threads like this and have been talking to current students at the school I plan to attend. However, I do want to seek more advice and different perspectives. The questions are below: 1) I know prestudying is not recommended. But would it be wrong to just lightly review some genetics/biochem and some basic anatomy flash cards I have? 2) I was wanting to be... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chemistry hahgdgjjhdf Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Would "life science" course count toward BCPM?
BSC1005, department is biological sciences This is the course description: A survey of life on earth for non-majors. Evolution, anatomy, physiology, genetics, reproduction, and ecology are stressed. Lectures and discussions also demonstrate how biological knowledge is relevant to social, economic, environmental and philosophical problems. This is a General Education course. Initially it sounds like it obviously does, but the "social, economic, enviro..." part concerns me. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: craft8954 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Help me decide: Tulane's MSc. Pharmacology vs MSc. Medical Genetics and Genomics
The title says it all. I was recently offered admission to both the Tulane's MSc. Pharmacology program and Msc. Medical Genetics and Genomics program. I'm having trouble deciding between which one to accept, keeping in mind that the ultimate goal will be to get into medical school. The pharmacology program toutes a "79% of pharmacology MS graduates have gained admittance into medical, dental or graduate school" as compared to the medical genetics and genomics program which reports... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jp0027 Tags: Postbaccalaureate Programs Source Type: forums

Downward Trend help
Hello all I’m a bit distraught over my situation and have come here for guidance. I started college Fall 2019 and took gen eds earning a 3.93 for the semester. Then in my next semester (Spring 2020) I took orgo 1 and was doing ok. The pandemic began and we switched to online and I took P’s in orgo as well as some other classes and had a W. Then in the next semester I took genetics and physics among other classes, and ended up with a B- in physics and a W in genetics. The semester after... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: danielthemaniel Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Medical textbooks
Thread Starter Medical textbooks Follow 9 hours ago 9h ago Not sure if this is allowed here, but would like to offer some textbooks for sale. These are all fairly new, unused (not for lack of study, I just prefer using internet resources) and in excellent condition. Perfect for any prospective medica...
Source: The Student Room - April 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BAA95 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Will my current situation of course load & no extracurriculars yet be heavily looked down upon?
This is making me a bit nervous so I just want some clarification. I'm currently a sophomore and I go to a school on the quarter system. I've mostly been taking 13-15 units fall, winter, and spring quarters (mostly 2 science courses, and 2 GE's per quarter). This quarter I'm taking physics, physics lab, genetics, and a writing poetry class (13 units). I have had no extracurriculars yet, and COVID hasn't made it easier to start. I'm reading that adcoms will really look down upon the fact... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: whitelotus2001 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Bioshock WW Sign Up Thread [CLOSED] - Game start 2/28
Welcome to the bathysphere terminus. Please take a number and have a seat - you will be transported to Rapture soon. We have space to accommodate up to 24 new residents in our beautiful utopia. While you wait, feel free to read up on the city's history and culture. You may be particularly interested in the powers granted by ADAM, genetic material only found on the ocean floor. Please also be sure to take the entry survey, so that we may provide a utopian... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WildZoo Tags: Pre-Veterinary Source Type: forums

Bioshock WW Sign Up Thread [OPEN] - Game start after 2/20
Welcome to the bathysphere terminus. Please take a number and have a seat - you will be transported to Rapture soon. We have space to accommodate up to 24 new residents in our beautiful utopia. While you wait, feel free to read up on the city's history and culture. You may be particularly interested in the powers granted by ADAM, genetic material only found on the ocean floor. Please also be sure to take the entry survey, so that we may provide a utopian... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WildZoo Tags: Pre-Veterinary Source Type: forums

First year medical student: I find it hard to stick to my Anking cards due to being thrown into new classes every few weeks. Advice?
My school throws us into a new class every 2-4 weeks and I'm finding it really hard to keep up with my anking cards. It's hard to take an hour to two to do old cards about genetics or biochem when I'm literally thrown into a 3 week course about microbiology and need to focus on microbiology. This happens a lot where I'm thrown into a new course that last 2-3 weeks and we have a final at the end of the 2-3 weeks but we have quizzes each week so it's like I need to focus on the current... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CuriousMDStudent Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Covid-19 and evolutionary pressure - can we predict which genetic dangers lurk beyond the horizon?
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Should I wait
Hey so I'm a junior and want to apply this cycle. I'm a URM and have a 3.85 at top state public school with hopeful 515+ on mcat. However, I have over 1000 hours or different research (genetics, nephrology, cancer) but only 100 hours of shadowing in 1 specialty last semester and practically no other clinical experience unless folding sheets at a VA clinic means anything and hope to get some this more semester (potential vaccine administration). I wasn't really able to get clinical experience... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 184295 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

When to take physics? And scribing...
Hey ya'll. I am currently rearranging my schedule for my sophomore spring semester and am kinda stuck on whether or not to take physics 2. I just took physics 1 this semester and thankfully did very well. At this point I am kind of wavering between med school or possibly genetic counseling, so initially I figured I could maybe wait until junior spring to take physics 2 if I was 100% set on med school. I would definitely take 1 gap year in that case, and take the MCAT my senior fall (and will... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bellabijou10 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Future of EP/interventional work radiation free
Hi everyone, I am currently a first year internist really passionate about cardiology. I will soon most likely be pursuing a PHD in this field. However, my biggest fears are radiation and ortho issues from lead use. I've worn those heavy lead suits before and usually get terrible pain after 2-3 hours. Furthermore, I have a family history of some genetic cancers. I do like the procedural side of things but am worried about life long risk of radiation exposure (not too concerned as a... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futtyMD Tags: Cardiology Source Type: forums

Average GPA, Average DAT - what schools should I apply to?
Hi! I was just wondering if you guys could help me figure out what schools I should apply to this upcoming cycle!! Date of submission: will apply June 2021 cycle Overall GPA: 3.72 Science GPA: 3.42 (got a C+ from Genetics ) Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.50 DAT score (include AA and all sections): TS 20, AA 21 (PAT 22 QR 22 RC 23 BIO 19 GC 19 OC 21) State of Residence: New York Undergrad Attended: decent school in Boston (I'm a senior)... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Selena895 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Dental Source Type: forums

Bcpm classification help
Hi everyone, I’m on my last stretch of final semester in spring, and I’m taking some heavy course load so I wanted a fun easy elective that still counts for science gpa as a buffer. These are the descriptions if anyone can let me know their thoughts if these count for science gpa? Thank you! PLS3400C - Principles of plant science: The course is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of plant anatomy, genetics, physiology, soils, plant diseases and production practices of... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lifeisamovie Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Why DO Interview Question
Hello all! I'm preparing for DO interviews and wanted to use this example of why I like the principles of osteopathic medicine, but wanted some opinions. I'd start off by talking a little bit about the history, and then what I specifically really resonate with is viewing an individual as a whole. We are not all one homogenous species, and while we're 99.9% genetically similar, we have so many factors that distinguish us from one another and these all play a role in disease. For example, a... Why DO Interview Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: h_vas Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

WAMC Texas Medical Schools Low GPA
I graduated recently and unfortunately, my GPA has a slight downward trend. Should I retake the MCAT for a more competitive score? Or should I apply for a one-year SMP? I am currently a Texas resident and plan on applying to all Texas schools. Is my GPA too low for MD? Any advice is appreciated! cGPA: 3.3 sGPA: 3.1 MCAT Score: 507 (126/126/127/128) Shadowing: 300+ hours (Emergency Medicine & OBGYN) Research: Summer internship with a poster presentation (Molecular Genetics) Non-clinical... WAMC Texas Medical Schools Low GPA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Apollo0808 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Am I stupid for doing this?
Hi all, So I found out my school is giving us a long winter break so I plan to grind from November to March. Unfortunately that means I will only get about 1/3 of biochem and physics 2 before the test and I will not have taken sociology. I have taken bio, chem, orgo, psych, calculus, physics 1, cell biology, genetics. Is it feasible for me to self study or is this MCAT suicide? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: habitualnerd Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Cell Biology or Microbiology?
I only have time to take one more biology class before my MCAT. I've taken Gen Bio I & II plus Genetics. Would you guys recommend Cell Biology or Microbiology in preparation for the MCAT? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pinky911 Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

How hard is medical school?
Hi everyone, I was pre-med and have been thinking about getting my **** together in order to apply to med school but I do struggle with stress a bit. So, I wanted to ask, how hard is medical school anyways? I didn't study much in college, but I did study for 5-6 hours a day 5-6 times a week in my post-bacc and I did well, got all A's. I think I did get one A- but that's a long story that I don't want to get into here. I didn't study much for a genetics exam and that is why I got an A- in... How hard is medical school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ElJamo17 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Pre-Dental: What courses should I take for upper level biology electives?
Help! I am currently in a jam with which upper level science electives to take. Here are my options: immunology, cell biology, endocrinology, molecular genetics, pathophysiology, medical botany, neurobiology, and developmental biology. I am leaning towards neurobiology, pathophysiology, medical botany, and immunology. I would take developmental biology, but the professor that teaches it at my university is kind of a joke and I heard it's really easy. I don't want to waste my time even though... Pre-Dental: What courses should I take for upper level biology electives? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wannabe_dentist Tags: Pre-Dental Source Type: forums

Is biochem 2 needed for the MCAT?
Hey there. As I was reading through the MCAT biochem topics I became a bit scared because of the names without further explanation of how in depth knowledge of these topics needs to be. Basically at my school biochem 2 covers advanced topics in DNA replication and recombination and various protein behaviors and a bit of advanced genetics. The class is not hard itself because of professor. I just wonder how important this class would be to do well on the MCAT? Most threads on this forum... Is biochem 2 needed for the MCAT? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mkif586 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

To what extent do doctors actually use the knowledge they collect to perform well on the MCAT each day in their practice?
Sort of a playful question for the room. Sometimes studying for something that feels overwhelming is grinding. Especially when you feel like you're just teaching yourself a lot of information that you're not really going to use again. So to what extent do practicing doctors actually call upon the biology, biochem, and genetics material they covered during their pre-reqs? Or would you contextualize MCAT content as essentially gatekeeping and not necessarily information you absolutely need to... To what extent do doctors actually use the knowledge they collect to perform well on the MCAT each day in their practice? (Source:...
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: manwelio Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

How quick does "use it or lose it" set in?
I took Step 1 early June of this year (2020), and today my attending pimped me on Prader Willi/Fragile X syndrome and I was like ".....whaaaat? What is genetic dizordurzz". I literally remembered nothing. Is it normal to lose the Step 1 details this quickly? I did fine on Step, but it appears to be a cram-and-dump type exam. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stickgirl390 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Looking for someone to help me run an Instagram page about genes and genetics!
Hi I am looking for someone who is interested in co-running an instagram page with me about genes and genetics. Preferably someone who is willing to self learn new info! Message me or DM on my IG @onegeneaday! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jasonisthejason Tags: Student Research and Publishing Source Type: forums

School List Request: Mid 20s, 3.3 GPA, 499 MCAT
Hello. To preface, I’m aware my numbers are on shaky ground, so we can get that out of the way. However, I think my numbers fall within some parameters for DO admission, especially when combined with my experiences. I’m in my mid 20s and graduated college four-ish years ago. The 3.3 cGPA was done with extensive post-bacc repair from a 3.0 via advanced science courses - genetics, pharmacology and the like. The 499 unfortunately comes from multiple retakes, including with the new COVID... School List Request: Mid 20s, 3.3 GPA, 499 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stardocscream Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Online Courses During the Pandemic
Hey, I was just wondering over whether online courses in the sciences for med schools would be ok with them given the pandemic's effect on the classroom environment. I'm a relatively new member of SDN so I do not know if this has been discussed before in previous threads. Maybe whether or not online courses for organic chem, micro, genetics, and the rest of the major science courses that are either required or recommended depends on a case by case basis? In my case, I'm trying to register... Online Courses During the Pandemic (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Michael37 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Recent ugrad/software engineer considering MD/PhD
Hi all, I'm a recent Cornell grad, and am looking into applying to MD/PhD programs in 2-3 years. I graduated with a biology major and computer science minor (cGPA: 3.6). I've taken most of the premed requirements, including general bio and chemistry, orgo, biochem, genetics, and physics. I did software engineering internships at Google during all three of my undergraduate summers, and will be starting work there as a software engineer in a couple weeks. I'm new to SDN, but was hoping to... Recent ugrad/software engineer considering MD/PhD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dl697 Tags: Physician Scientists Source Type: forums

Do I even have a chance?
Hey everyone! I just want to give some background first: I'm a black male that graduated from undergrad about 2 years ago, and I started as a premed student. I was the typical naive premed Freshman that was in school for a Biology degree. I took Organic Chem. a total of 5 times(OChem l- 3 times (C), OChem(W)), I also made an F in Genetics both times I took it, an F in Micro., a C in Phys. l, and I didn't take Phys. ll or BioChem. I was working a job that paid a lot of money while in... Do I even have a chance? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WHLTN Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Non-Science Major Question
Hello! I am currently pursuing a double major with one being Biochemistry and the other being a humanities major. In order to fit everything, I pretty much used AP credits for the basic science course (calc,bio,chem,phys). I have taken organic, first semester of biochem, lab courses, statistics, and plan to take classes like astronomy, cell biology, neuroscience, and possibly genetics by the time I apply. Upon conducting research on this matter, I have found that medical schools want a... Non-Science Major Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rez_nov Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Applying Early & Confused with Covid
Hi, so I am a math major and CS minor on the pre-med track and I am currently planning on graduating in three years. My plan right now is to self study for the MCAT (which I am doing) and also finish taking all my pre-med courses except Cell Bio and Genetics by the end of my second year. I thought I had everything together, but then Covid hit and I wasn't able to follow through with all the opportunities I had planned. (by which I mean like shadowing/clinical stuff I had set up for the... Applying Early & Confused with Covid (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rmflute Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

School List Help: URM, Low GPA, High MCAT
Please Do Not Quote 1. cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS 3.5 cGPA 3.3 sGPA 3.88 3.71 3.30 3.36 Genetics Major Began at community college with a high GPA. After transferring, my confidence was tested and grades dipped (~3.1 first 52 crdts). However, strong upward trend final 47 credits (3.7). For reference, high school GPA
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 12Forty Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Some Guidance would be appreciated.
So halfway through nursing school I realized that I wanted to be a doctor instead. I am now entering my junior year of college, and I have done my own digging on how to get into med school, as there are no pre-med advisers at my college. Some of my credits are from a community college, and I wont have all the usual prerequisites that most med schools require once I graduate. So here's my plan/thought process: complete a health science minor that will give me some classes such as genetics and... Some Guidance would be appreciated. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Peter.walsh303 Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Is A Post-Bacc Program worth it for me?
Hey guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here. As an undergrad student I have taken about 112 science credits (that's including retaking the same courses) and my science GPA is around a 2.9. I recently got accepted into a post-bacc program that will enhance my GPA. However, the number of credits they are offering is roughly 13 (4 Immuno/micro, 4 Genetics, 4 Biochem, 1 Problem Solving.) I just calculated my "updated" science GPA if I were to get all As in each class in the program, and my new... Is A Post-Bacc Program worth it for me? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MintyFresh811 Tags: Pre-Dental Source Type: forums

Post-Bacc AND Masters All in One? Do they exist?
I will be attending a one year masters program in the fall that will award an M.S. in Medical Genetics & Genomics. It is an SMP program that I thought up until now was exclusively a masters program. However, in the description it mentions how it is a post-bacc as well. I emailed an adcom, and she said that it depends on the school how they interpret GPA (continuation of bachelor, or stand-alone masters GPA). My question is, are there such a thing as a post-bacc mixed with a masters? What... Post-Bacc AND Masters All in One? Do they exist? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rcollinb Tags: Pre-Dental Source Type: forums

Should I take upper div. genetics, or another biochem course?
I'm looking for stuff to take next academic year, and my current finances and lack of work during COVID-19 means that I need to choose between an upper division genetics course, or an additional biochem course (metabolism). I've completed a year of general bio, and the genetics included in that sequence. I'm on a career change/GPA repair track if that means anything, and taken about 30 units worth of prerequisites so far; I've gotten an A in all classes so far. Which class do you think... Should I take upper div. genetics, or another biochem course? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DoctoOcto Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Wamc 502 mcat
Howdy! Wondering if anyone has any insight for a not-so-typical applicant. Background: 25 y/o WM, BA with concentration in Biology in 2017 from a small liberal arts honors college, current PA resident (Philly, GO BIRDS!). GPA: My school used narrative evaluations, so technically I have no GPA? MCAT: 502 (123 CP/ 126 CARS/ 124 BB/ 129 PS) LORs: PI, DO cardiologist, 1 science prof, 1 thesis/academic advisor/ genetics prof. Employment: ER Scribe... WAMC 502 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jimmybuffetsghost Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

NBME 21: 170, NBME 16: 182, UWSA: 183, three weeks left until USMLE, help!
Hey - I'm currently half way through UWorld, have been working on my content gaps, but even so, Immunology/Genetics/Biochemistry are still some of my weakest areas. I'm a DO student and at this point, I don't know if it's worth taking USMLE and if I should just focus on COMLEX. Other than getting through all of UWorld before my test date, any other tips, pointers, words of inspiration, prayers? I'm at a hump and I need to figure out what to do to get over it. Background - average medical... NBME 21: 170, NBME 16: 182, UWSA: 183, three weeks left until USMLE, help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: joujou116 Tags: USMLE and COMLEX Source Type: forums

Which upper-level science course?
Re-applying MD/DO this year and wanting to take an extra course via my state university's health professional's extension program, starting June. Options are genetics, immunology, or physiology. Can only take one because of time and $$$. What do folks think? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: windowgardener Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

WAMC-lower GPA
Hello, I am currently about to complete my undergraduate degree with a bachelors in biology and a minor in psychology. My academic record is completely the best: I have a nine C's (in gen chem, a psychology class, and calculus), first time i took calculus I got a D (second time I took it i got a C), first time I took microbiology I got a D (second time I took it i got a B+), I got a D+ in both organic chemistry 1 + 2, and four W's, I have taken gen chem 1 twice, taken genetics three times... WAMC-lower GPA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kmgh1019 Tags: What are my Chances? WAMC Veterinary Source Type: forums

My premed advisor is actively trying to sabotage me
Ok so originally I was very interested in becoming a physical therapist and owning my own practice so my undergraduate courses were chosen for that goal. I was still a bio major but I took courses such as kinesiology, exercise physiology, etc, instead of upper level science courses like molecular genetics. After observation hours and great contemplation about physical therapy, I decided late that it wasn't worth it for me, with the biggest factor being the debt to income ratio. I always... My premed advisor is actively trying to sabotage me (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Passionseeking Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Organic Chem Class, Genetics, Bio statistics, and Sociology in One semester (15 credits)... Will this be Hard?
This semester I have to take Organic Chem with the lab, Bio statistics I, Genetics, and Sociology for 15 credits. I've already taken all of my easier courses so now all I'm left with are harder science courses. Do you guys think this will be manageable? And then next semester I would have to take Animal Phys, biochemistry, Intro to Methods in Biotechnology, Physics with lab and philosophy of science (also 15 credits). Should I move anything around or should this schedule be fine. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ivygisselle28 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Screwed up freshman year
I got a 1.955 gpa first semester and will be getting around a 3.0-3.15 this semester with an overall that should be between a 2.65-2.7 or higher once after I take my two summer courses (genetics and gen chem 2). my first semester grades were horrendous bc i was focused on someone I liked and they used me and I just screwed up by doing their work. I started seeing the dean and resources about 1/3 into second semester and it helped me a lot. I know how to make schedules and study now but I... Screwed up freshman year (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Geraldgreen1144 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

WAMC at DO school? 502 MCAT
So I am looking for some feedback regarding how to handle the 2021 application cycle. Below is my info: White Male, 27 years old GPA: 3.78 (undergraduate, nutritional sciences), 3.92 (graduate, medical genetics) MCAT: 502 (126 C/P) (122 CARS) (128 B/B) (126 P/S) - planning retake in June to improve CARS score Basic Research: 100 hours Clinical Research: 1000+ hours (3+ years working in a clinical genomics lab, splitting time between oncology testing and research projects)... WAMC at DO school? 502 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.Dan? Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

WAMC - Non-traditional applicant: 2020-2021 cycle
cGPA: 3.73 I'm not sure exactly how it will all calculate since I transferred and took some CC classes during high school/summer, plus a few online classes during break/after graduating, but I did a quick estimate and it seems to shake out to 3.73-3.74. sGPA: 3.6? This is strictly chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, physics, math, statistics, biochem, and cell & molecular bio -- not sure if I should include things like genetics, metabolic nutrition, kinesiology... WAMC - Non-traditional applicant: 2020-2021 cycle (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GarbanzoMD Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

After completion of an undergraduate degree, is it possible to take classes such as Biochemistry just to fulfill medical school requirements?
Is it possible to take required classes like Biochemistry even after graduation and still count when you apply to medical schools? I'm also an international student, but I'd want to pursue a Master's in the US first in my field before I apply to medical school, so I'm thinking of postponing Biochem, Genetics until I have graduated. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ZeroTouchMeNot Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Subjects to take for MCAT?
Aside from the general prereqs that med school require, what other subjects would be beneficial for the MCAT? I read mixed reviews about microbio, genetics, and cell bio. I have taken the following: BIO 1 and 2, Gen Chem 1 and 2, and currently finishing of Physics, OChem, and Biochem. Would there be any other subjects beneficial for the MCAT? Or would self-studying using the MCAT prep books be sufficient for the other courses? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LittlePuppy Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

English Requirements?
Hi all, So most DO schools state something like 6 hours of English at the college level is required. I have already taken an english course for 3 hours but by the time I graduate I will have taken over 40 hours of history credits, nearly all with substantive writing portions including 3 writing intensive seminars and a writing intensive Genetics lab. If I were to apply with only 3 hours of just plain "English" in spite of these courses, would this warrant an R? I apologize if this is a... English Requirements? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Doktor_dud3 Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums