MCAT Not Taking O Chem II
Anyone taken the MCAT without having taken all the classes? Specifically OCHEM II? I am a bit nervous to start studying.. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CMSmith Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

3.0 GPA w/ 525 MCAT
Update on my Mechanical engineering friend. He is an URM African student with a 3.0 cumulative and science gpa. Got a 525 on his MCAT! He is wondering if he will have any success at MD school applications. Not sure because of his gpa (engineering is not worth it lol). He is pretty good with all other areas reserach, EC’s, etc. Any idea on schools he should apply to? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gnich1914 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Kent State Interview
Hello All, ,I have a few interviews coming up with Kent State being the soonest. I have a 3.37cgpa, 3.15sGPA, and a 499 MCAT. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what to expect from the interview day this cycle. I have prepared a few questions such as why podiatry and why kent state, but I was wondering how much feedback is given during the interview. I want to know how long-winded my answers need to be. I also was wondering if the interview is at the beginning or the end of the day... Kent State Interview (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mister Significant Tags: Pre-Podiatry Students Source Type: forums

Is John from Wikipremed still around?
I am interested in purchasing his MCAT bundle and videos on DVD... but was not able to find the DVDs on his website (as it appears currently). I did find a Google cached page of his site from before that shows a page that was selling it for $9.99 at this link: WikiPremed But... I can't find this page directly from the site so it makes me wonder if they are really for sale when I add them to my cart or if I... Is John from Wikipremed still around? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MoUdoMoUget Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Should I retake MCAT or nah?
MCAT: 511: 128-124-132-127 (one attempt only) GPA: 3.95 cGPA (sGPA 3.9+) Heart is set on MD, don't really want to apply DO (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tacoshellman Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Are non-Special masters useless for GPA boosts?
I have a great MCAT score (518), great undergrad school, great research (paper in Nature, not FP), great volunteering and experience (including a whole year scribbing), but a below average GPA (3.48). I applied during the 2019 entry cycle and did not get in. Part of it Im sure was due to late apps (like September late) but Im aware my GPA didnt help. I thought going into a Masters would help, so I began a Biostats MPH program to help boost my GPA which my former advisor said was a good idea... Are non-Special masters useless for GPA boosts? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Waterlocked Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

WAMC?/school list help/should i retake mcat for cars?
Hello and good day to all! I am a 4th year student at a decent canadian university (UofT St. george) and am hoping to apply to medicine next cycle. However i am really worried about my application because i have 0 research experience. I took a research opportunity course and was treated so badly that it made me hate research. I was hoping to present some of my stats and ask what you folks think. Any feedback would be sincerely appreciated. GPA: 4.0 MCAT: 519 (132/126/132/129). First time... WAMC?/school list help/should i retake mcat for cars? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: EndMyExistence Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

504 MCAT help!
Hello! My question is whether to re-take MCAT or not (Do I need to retake MCAT if my goal is to get into ANY MD/DO school in U.S.)? Age: 23 MCAT: 504 (126/124/127/127) cGPA: 3.945 sGPA: 3.984 Ethnicity: Asian (Green card holder) State of residency: Colorado EC: I worked as a Teaching Assistant for 2 semesters, currently doing a research program with university hospital at Emergency Department. I got on the Dean's list (university honors) almost every semester. Volunteer: I have none, but I... 504 MCAT help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dugudwn23 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Ross/AUC/SGU chances?
what are my chances for these ross/auc/sgu? science and overall gpa: 3.0-3.1 mcat: 491. I do not know if they care about ECs or not, but I have research, shadowing, hospital volunteering, serving the socioeconomic disadvantage community etc. Maybe is merp possible? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 8jsi37 Tags: Caribbean Source Type: forums

Advice on SMP with linkages
Hello everyone. I just finished my bachelors and will be applying to medical schools and SMP's as back ups per the wise Goro. My GPA is Sub 3.0 but the last 56 credits (2 years) of upper level sciences has been demonstrative of reinvention. I will begin studying for the MCAT in January and apply next cycle. Does anyone have any advice on which SMPs have a decent linkage? I have done some research on them and found a few I am interested in but I figured I would ask you guys your opinion. I... Advice on SMP with linkages (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Calizboosted76 Tags: Postbaccalaureate Programs Source Type: forums

Texas Applicant -- only received OOS interviews so far
Hello! So I am a current senior in undergrad and med school applicant ( MD only, no DO) from TX, URM, MCAT=500, GPA= 3.5, bcpm=3.2, pretty good EC's. I applied to every MD school in TX and 17 mid tier (w a couple low and high tier sprinkled in) OOS MD schools As of right now, I have 2 OOS interviews at mid tier schools and one interview waitlist position at an OOS school I have not heard back from any TX schools. I know my stats are low so my odds were not great to begin with, but I do find... Texas Applicant -- only received OOS interviews so far (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sun_flower580 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

final mcat 2020 date before apps open?
Hi, I am gearing up to sign up for a 2020 spring mcat date.. 1) When do applications to medical schools first open? 2) What is the last mcat date you can take to get your results before the med school application opens? thank you!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pioneer22 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Should affirmative action have any role in residency placement?
We all know affirmative action is is real thing effecting medical school admissions. The wide swings in average MCAT/GPA scores are widely studied and it’s obvious you have a major benefit getting into a medical school if you are of a minority race. Is there any role for affirmative action in residency placement? If not, do you think there should be? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: OrgoCoop Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

MCAT Score?
Hello, I'll get to the point. I calculated my GPA with the AMCAS/AACOMAS GPA calculator by ayjaystudent on this site. Cumulative UG GPA 3.245 Cumulative UG "BCPM" sAMCAS GPA 3.230 Cumulative UG "BCP" sAACOMAS GPA 3.166 Asian-ORM Graduated in 2018 (B.S. Biochem) Took a gap year to reflect and build ECs Currently, have over 800 clinical hours (including volunteering, shadowing, clinical research) Question is, what MCAT score would be good enough to get me into low tier MD schools, DO schools... MCAT Score? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NYCking Tags: Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions Source Type: forums

Advice on letters of recommendation
Hi All. I graduated school in May 2018, just recently took my MCAT in the summer and did well. I will be applying for medical school next june, meaning i will have been out of school for at least 2 years. My issue is with obtaining letters of recommendation from my professors. I did well in school (3.85 GPA), however I never really socialized with my professors or did extra curiculars at school. I recently emailed a professor asking if they had time to meet for coffee to discuss my... Advice on letters of recommendation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Snowhusky92 Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

What schools should I apply to
Go to top 20 university GPA: 3.7 SGPA: 3.65 MCAT: 518 Michigan is instate Research: ~900 hours Clinical Volunteering: 200 hours Volunteering: 150-300 hrs Shadowing: 60 hours Leadership/activities: Tutor for 3 years, Newspaper reporter, and Co-director of an org that is assisting a health education center with creating a more health aware community (helping with diabetes, nutrition guidance, and made a health curriculum for kids) I’m a first gen college kid too. I’ve had one poster... What schools should I apply to (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: YungAladdin23 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

I ’m interested in gaining clinical or non-clinical experience in the nutrition side of health. Any suggestion on where I could volunteer/shadow/work?
I have a huge passion for nutrition and how it relates to health so I’m just curious if anyone knows of any clinical or non-clinical work, shadowing, or volunteering that I could do to get some experience in this field. I am about to take the Mcat and I already have my bachelors, so I’m going to have about a year of down time until I plan on applying. edit: I live in Sacramento, Ca, if that helps at all (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Golic Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

100 DAY MCAT STUDY PLAN adapted from SN2ed & MCATjelly - EK, TBR, TPRH, Kaplan
Hey Everyone! Using this plan (
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BoomBoom1232 Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

How "rolling" are rolling admissions for SMP programs?
Hey all, Currently preparing to apply to SMPs for this upcoming 2020-2021 cycle, and am taking the MCAT this mid-March since Ik many require it. Though I’m making progress, I’m also thinking about delaying the test date till mid-April as I’m not going quite as quickly as I’d like. I was wondering, given that many of these programs’ applications have already been open for a few months and that they close in the summer, and also given how early we should be applying for med school rolling... How "rolling" are rolling admissions for SMP programs? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ryuzikyuhn Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

MCAT Study Bundle/Books??
Hi!! I just joined this site, so apologies if this question has already been answered. I was just wondering what is the best company to use to buy MCAT preparation books? I'm looking to start studying soon but I just wanted some advice about what books/study bundles I should get! Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kinzlvr1 Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Getting into medical school with my stats...
Hi everyone! I just graduated with a degree in biochemistry. My overall GPA is a 3.34 with my last semester being a 4.0. I am taking the MCAT this year but my practice exams were around 510. My gpa is low because I go to an extremely competitive school and we have trimesters. Had a really rough couple of years with a friend trying to commit suicide then a surgery and much more. So it was hard to catch up. I have good ECs! I was a VP and president of my sorority, co-president of women in... Getting into medical school with my stats... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Premed in need Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Where should I go from here? Reapplicant-MCAT 505 cGPA 3.75 sGPA 3.6
Hello, I am a reapplicant for DO schools and I could use some help/guidance. I applied for the first time last cycle to both MD and DO schools but was ultimately rejected. I received 4 interviews 1 MD (state school-IN resident) and 3 DO schools (where I was put on the waitlists). I believe that it is probably something that went wrong with the interviews ( I thought they went well, which obviously it seems they did not). My MCAT score was a 505 but my CARS score (121) tanked my exam despite... Where should I go from here? Reapplicant-MCAT 505 cGPA 3.75 sGPA 3.6 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Autohasa Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

In Need of Gap Years Advice- Scribe, Med Tech, and/or Clinical Research
Hello all, I'm in need of some advice on how to spend my gap years. I graduated May 2019 and began my two years of gap years. So far I have been working in a restaurant because the pay has been good. I need to start focusing on my application; however, I'm not sure what would be best for my application. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here's a list of what I have and don't have accounted for on my application: -Aiming for mid-high tier M.D. schools -GPA- ~3.6 -MCAT- 515... In Need of Gap Years Advice- Scribe, Med Tech, and/or Clinical Research (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DaOddOne Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

UCLA DGSOM Cutoff
For any applicants for UCLA this cycle, did anyone get any interview below the MCAT cutoff of 512? Is it worth applying? would they look at your overall application before rejection? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ducks_are _the best Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Fun Thread: What did you do after you finished your first MCAT? Reactions, stories, etc
I know for me, not being a morning person and starting at 7:30, I immediately went home and slept from 4 pm till 8 am the next day. I was outttttt. And it was some of the most stress free sleep I've ever had. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dawsonh Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Discouraging Undergraduate Advisor..
So as we have it my undergraduate advisor just sent me a discouraging email. Basically states following; Medical school not realistic. I knew x person that applied with biology degree, high gpa like yours, competitive MCAT score. They didnt get in first time, they even had experience in blood processing lab. They had to work additional year at that Lab. Got in second time. We should talk. End of email. So a little about me grew up dysfunctional family. Non- Traditional Student. 37 year... Discouraging Undergraduate Advisor.. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jslay941 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Fresh Start to the MCAT from Gap Years - Help!
Hi all, I'd like to thank you in advance for any suggestions in my dire hour of need of finding study materials/prepping my schedule. I took two gap years to "find myself". I was one of those harsh straight-edge undergrads that you couldn't talk to me if you weren't talking about studying/lab work/volunteering and I'd judge you for not having a 4.0. It was unhealthy and was so focused that I burnt myself out and convinced myself not to do medicine. Had a blast taking a gap break traveling... Fresh Start to the MCAT from Gap Years - Help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: samoanfromHawaii Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

WAMC for MD after SMP or Only DO? Re-inventor
Hello all, I'm kicking myself in the face because if I were more active on SDN in the past before I applied I could have made a better choice in not applying this cycle. Anyways, I applied this cycle to about 20+ schools and have had around 6 pre-II rejections, No II. Amcas reports my stats as 3.0 cgps/3.1 sgpa. 503 MCAT I know very lethal for MD. I retook many classes and was a re-invented applicant with an upward trend for 2 years, nothing below a 3.5 but my retakes killed me... WAMC for MD after SMP or Only DO? Re-inventor (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MazBrah Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

3.4 gpa & 518 mcat
Please do not quote as I want to stay anonymous once I get some help GPA: 3.4 (Upward trend in my senior year and post back year; 50+ credits) SGPA: 3.35 AO: 3.55 MCAT: 518 (Balanced & on only one try) Undergrad: 4 Year Public School in NYC Major: Chemistry / Second degree major: Biology (Did my post-bacc year as a second degree student) Letter of recommendations from an MD, a DO, my PI, my supervisor in the ER & my Physical Chemistry professor *No committee letter earned due to lower than... 3.4 GPA & 518 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DoctorDoomMD Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Family Upset Medical School
So I finally got into medical school. I'm 27 and my family is super upset that I'm going. I didn't even get a congratulations for getting in. It took me two tries to get into school, three MCAT exams and a lot of hard work and tears. My family is mainly upset about my age especially that I'm female. Not married, no kids. Anybody else dealing with an unsupportive family?How did you get through this? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: traveldr92 Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

MCAT Tutor
Has anyone had success with using an MCAT tutor for CARS? If so, what did the tutor focus on? For example, did the tutor create a study schedule to focus on different elements of CARS passages and improving your score? I understand that many of the MCAT companies charge quite a bit for tutoring, but make it seem worthwhile, as the testimonies state that students dramatically improved their scores. But, I wanted to gather if students were actually able to identify and improve on their weak... MCAT Tutor (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: iamgroot2 Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Brutal Honesty. Can I make it to MD or DO?
cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS: 3.4 cGPA 3.53 sGPA (4.0 post bacc GPA with 42 semester unit) MCAT score(s) and breakdown: 516 (130/126/130/130) State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US): CA Ethnicity and/or race: South Asian/Indian (ORM) Undergraduate institution or category: UC San Diego Clinical experience (volunteer and non-volunteer): 250 hours as an ED Volunteer, duties include discharging patients and helping nurses with... Brutal Honesty. Can I make it to MD or DO? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: xjitfire Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Top 5 DO schools
It's hard to find a good ranking of DO schools unlike MD schools. I am curious to know what everyone would rank the top 5 DO schools in terms of prestige, MCAT/GPA, residency match rate, and specialty choice. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Newyear Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

Should I retake MCAT?
Background: 2016 graduate with BS in chemistry. 3.8 GPA.>3000 clinical hours>500 volunteering Predicament: I intend on applying to MD schools for 2020/2021 cycle and need advise on whether I should retake the MCAT. I’ve take the MCAT 3 times before: 505 on APR2015, 500 on Aug2015, 513 on 01Jun2017 (most recent) I know MCATs expire after 3 years, and most schools don’t accept mcats older than 2 years. Should I retake in March for the upcoming cycle? My jun2017 retake is right on the... Should I retake MCAT? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sobek Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Advice?
Hi everyone! I'm a current pre-med and I'm trying to decide whether or not I should apply MD/DO this coming cycle or the next. I plan to take the MCAT this spring. My main reason for waiting is that if I wait until June 2021 then I have more time to show an upward trend in my GPA. If I apply this coming cycle then my cGPA will be about 3.4 and sGPA 3.2. Only reason my GPA isn't at 3.6 or higher is because I decided to take OChem sequence in the summer (I'm stupid I know) and it totally... Advice? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ash_cyrus Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

retaking the AAMC practice tests
So I took my MCAT this past summer. I was scoring 511's on the practice exams, and then game day came and I scored a 499 (124/123/125/127). I have diagnosed the reasons for doing poorly: 1) I did not accurately mimic testing days. Sundays were practice test days and I would take the tests truthfully w/o outside help, however I took breaks when I wanted, and would go at my own pace (I know it was dumb) and hurt me when I was beaten down after the first section of my real test 2) On the real... retaking the AAMC practice tests (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NY_Premed Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Schools That Emphasize Stats
I know that top schools have very high median MCATs and GPAs, but I keep seeing references to schools that seem to really value high stats over other metrics, such as ECs, etc., but have never seen a comprehensive list of them. Is this even true, and, if so, which schools would this apply to? It goes with saying that everyone needs to have a base level of the expected ECs, along with clearly evidenced motivation to become a MD, but is it true that a school such as, for example, WashU... Schools That Emphasize Stats (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: KnightDoc Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

MCAT vs GPA
I have been looking at the MD Applicants site for a few months (yes I know that many acceptances aren’t confirmed, one guy claimed to have gotten into Harvard and NYU with a 3.4) and have noticed that low gpa/ high MCAT students get into some pretty good schools. Besides the fact that this is unverified has anyone noticed MCAT playing a larger role in acceptance even more so than GPA. Will do my best in all things regardless and appreciate any input, thanks. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gnich1914 Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

CRNA or MD?
I could use some advice. I got my BA in psychology and have done some therapy work over the years, and recently decided to take the plunge and go back to school for either Psychiatry or Anesthesiology. I'm nearly 30 now, which is why I'm hesitating on going right for Med School. It'll take me 2 years to get the premed courses all finished, study and take the MCAT, and get necessary experience before applying. Then 4 years of med school + 4 years residency = 10 year commitment. So I looked... CRNA or MD? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: A.p. Cadmus Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

Med school or CRNA?
I could use some advice from physicians, students, or CRNAs. I got my BA in psychology and have done some therapy work over the years, and recently decided to take the plunge and go back to school for either Psychiatry or Anesthesiology. I'm nearly 30 now, which is why I'm hesitating on going right for Med School. It'll take me 2 years to get the premed courses all finished, study and take the MCAT, and get necessary experience before applying. Then 4 years of med school + 4 years... Med school or CRNA? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: A.p. Cadmus Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Newcastle removed subject requirements for medicine. Should other schools follow
Thread Starter Newcastle removed subject requirements for medicine. Should other schools follow Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago Quote: Originally Posted by Studentboy783 So Newcastle has removed the subject requirements for their medicine course. Should other med schools ...
Source: The Student Room - November 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Democracy Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Moving on from pre med
I originally started as pre med but am struggling with Mcat and feel that I may not be meant to be a doctor and never applied to med school either. Now I developed an interest in PT and rehab interests me as well. Although I’ve been feeling kinda down because the earning potential of doctors are higher and both PTs and docs are esteemed professionals but medical doctors are slightly more esteemed. Also feel like I’m disappointing my loved ones because why be a PT when you could be the one... Moving on from pre med (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fuarky Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

A Good Idea
I have to take two courses next year and my GPAs should be as follows: 3.2-3.3cGPA and 3.0sGPA. I applied back in 2017 with a 500 MCAT but wonder, if I reapplied next year with a higher mcat (515+), would this be prudent? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: azolesoul Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

super low diagnostic test score
Hi. I am currently enrolled as a part-time student at a community college to finish prereqs for med school. I am planning on taking MCAT in January 2020. I have been studying for MCAT since October for 2-3 hours a day. I just decided to take the Next step diagnostic test and got a 495. I am super disappointed and don't know what to do. Any suggestions or tips on how to improve my score? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Cathy45 Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Talking about URM status
Recently I've seen people comment "URM?" or other variations on threads after another person posts about getting an II or A. It strikes me as a weird way to signal that someone would only get an interview or acceptance based on their race/ethnicity. The application process is quick to reduce everything to GPA/MCAT/stats, but I think as a forum we can do better. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: oioeoelgd154 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Where should I go from here?
Hey Everyone! I am going to be graduating from university this coming spring with a BS in psychology. I am interested in pursuing medical school after undergrad, and am looking for some direction. For reference I currently have a 3.85 GPA at the moment. Also, I am a first generation college student. My parents came from Italy, with only some high school education. I am planning on taking the MCAT this coming summer after I graduate. This is not a chance me since I have not taken my MCAT yet... Where should I go from here? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Psychedup09 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Should I apply to med school in 2020 or take gap year? (cGPA 3.65/sGPA 3.5/521)
Hey guys! I'm a current junior trying to figure out my life. Note that all numbers are estimates of what they'll be at start of 2020 application cycle. cGPA 3.65 and sGPA 3.5 (strong upward trend w/ 3.2 freshman year, 3.75 sophomore year) MCAT 521 (131/132/127/131) --> retaking in January bc B/B was rough State of residence: IN Ethnicity/race: South Asian female Undergrad: T20 Clinical experience: unpaid clinical research assistant (~200 hrs) Research... Should I apply to med school in 2020 or take gap year? (cGPA 3.65/sGPA 3.5/521) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: madguru Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Anybody with a 488 MCAT score succeeded at podiatry school?
I’m in my first semester and I’m really struggling. I’m averaging Cs in most of my courses except for maybe one or two. I’m worried that I just may not be cutout for this. My mcat was low too so that makes me wonder if I was cutout for this to begin with. I’m worried that I’m gonna fail my boards if I survive till then. It’s just very discouraging because if I’m struggling in my first semester, then god knows what will happen next semester. I don’t wanna fail out. I study a lot too but I... Anybody with a 488 MCAT score succeeded at podiatry school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: xoxo111 Tags: Podiatry Students Source Type: forums

Podiatry or SGU Carribean MD?
I have been accepted to SGU and was planning on starting this January. Amazingly, I was given $126,000 in scholarship money (Dean's & Humanitarian Aid Scholarships). I know almost everyone on here hates the Carribean schools but I've pretty much exhausted all other options. My GPA is 2.9 and MCAT 509. I did a DIY post-bacc and with those 35 credits I scored a 3.5 (with DO grade replacement my overall and science GPA would be 3.0 but since they got rid of that it kind of screwed me). I also... Podiatry or SGU Carribean MD? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: piotrkol1 Tags: Pre-Podiatry Students Source Type: forums