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Advice on which SMP to choose.. LMU-DCOM or USC-South Carolina
Hi everyone, I am looking at two different SMP's and wondering which would be the best for me, given my stats, to gain admission to a D.O/M.D. program starting Fall 2014. First I will present my stats and then the programs I am looking at. I'm 24 with a B.S. in Biology. My overall GPA is a 3.25 and my science GPA is a 3.11. I have done 350 hrs shadowing physicians with 2 LOR (one MD and one DO) and 150 hrs volunteering in the ED. I have yet to take the MCAT, but am scheduled for June 20th, and plan to take at least 2 more times this summer (july & august). I have been studying through Kaplan test prep for a month and r...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - May 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CCUmed Tags: Postbaccalaureate Programs Source Type: forums
Undergraduate Maths help for microbiology
Forum: Maths Posted By: Education_1 Post Time: 29-01-2013 at 02:24 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - January 29, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums
Pathology Training in the states vs. other places
Just curious about the difference between pathology training in the states and other countries and whether anyone has any opinion about that. From what I understand the training in the states is divided into anatomical pathology or clinical pathology. Doing AP or CP only requires 3 years while doing combined AP and CP requires 4 years. But that's all I know. Comparatively, in my country pathology training is divided into AP and CP as well. However, each require 5 years separately. Combined AP and CP is called general pathology and requires 5 years as well. Furthermore, CP is generally sub-divided into chemical, genetics...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - January 29, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: KLPM Tags: Pathology Source Type: forums
Question about retaking courses and addressing old grades
So I've read some mixed things about retaking grades after a certain point and was hoping for some help. I'm 25, currently in an MSPH program, several years out of undergrad. cGPA was 3.26, sGPA 3.0, microbiology major. Lots of BPCM credits unfortunately. Most of my GPA problems stem from a whole bunch of Cs and a C- sophomore year, but I had a strong upward trend junior and senior year. Question 1: Should I try and retake the OChem and Calc classes that I got Cs in? I had 4 semesters of mostly hard science classes after that are mostly As with some Bs, plus a good amount of graduate science classes I've done well in....
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - January 24, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FancyZach Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums
Does it matter what degree I have?
I currently work at a microbiology laboratory and I am completing my microbiology degree. I have been searching myself a long time and really want to go to medical school and take with me what I have learned and put it to use to help people. I am half-way complete with my degree and so far have a pretty good GPA 3.67 ( I think that is a good GPA ). Do you feel that a microbiology degree would be at all helpful in my getting accepted? I am 27 and will finish when I am close to 30 and then apply to local medical schools. I was looking at schools offering both MD and DO. If I do not get in I will just continue and get my Ph...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - January 19, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ElementalForce Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums
MD 3.66cGPA, 3.67sGPA with upward trend. NIH fellowship.
Hello: I am hoping to apply to MD programs this year (in May 2013) and would appreciate your advice on school selection and/or my competitiveness as an applicant. My first term of college was pretty miserable and I had a 2.02 GPA. I managed to graduate from a good state school with a BS in microbiology (minor in chemistry) in three years by taking summer classes. I finished up with an AMCAS cGPA of 3.66 and a sGPA of 3.67. Almost all of my courses since that term were As or A-s with few exceptions. My first year GPA finished as a 3.37, second year 3.89, third year 3.81. My prereqs: (note that we were on quarters, so eac...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - January 13, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: curvmont Tags: What Are My Chances? Source Type: forums
Dental therapist clueless about scope of practice (news article attached)
Saw this on dental town (link and regulations) and felt it is extremely important that the public can understand a dental therapist's mentality and quite possible, one's arrogance. "To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease." Lao-Tzu Maybe the disease the therapists are trying to fill, is within themselves. DT: At no surprise, the new dental therapy graduating class is unaware of their practice boundaries. Under the Minnesota Statute Section 150A.10., dental therapists, which Allred is, are not allowed to completed comprehensive...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - January 12, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TJNova2011 Tags: Dental Source Type: forums
Pre-Med Help! Post Bacc or Re-Take???
Hi guys, First of all, I just want to say you guys are the best! I have learned so much from you guys on these forums.. So I have a bit of a problem and I am not sure what to do with my life. I just turned 21 years old and I am a senior at UIC in Illinois. I have one more semester left to complete my biology B.S degree. I currently work at a hospital (pay my own tuition), and I have lots of shadowing (Both DO and MD's) and volunteering done. My goal has always been to become a doctor one day, but gaining admission into any medical school does not seem possible at the moment. I have an overall cgpa of 3.1 and a science gp...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - January 10, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medsc1 Tags: Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ] Source Type: forums
MD & DO Is DO even possible?
I really don't know what has happened to me. Maybe I got burnt out. My GPA is utterly disastrous...I'm at a 2.8 right now and didn't make good enough grades to pull my GPA up from a horrible sophomore year. I don't have any excuses either. My study habits are what need to be fixed, but I don't know how to give myself that daily motivation. In my heart, I have so much passion for medicine, but you'd probably ask me that if I supposedly do, why don't I have the numbers to show for it? I don't want to blame it on the fact that before college, I lived in a very strict and disciplined way and essentially was not allowed a socia...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - January 2, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: aimfor36 Tags: What Are My Chances? Source Type: forums
Should I retake Gen Bio I or wait until the Fall?
I'm so lost on what to do. I received a D in General Biology I lecture this fall. I passed all my other courses I took and got B's and A's in them. I feel like I'm such a disappointment for receiving that grade. I just don't know if I ruined my chances for getting into pharmacy school now. The only General Biology I offered is 'online' around me because I live in the middle of no where right now and the private colleges are NOT offering it in the Spring. I really want to get into Wayne or University of Michigan and I'm wanting to apply for Fall 2014. I talked to a few colleges and they sounded like it was okay to take the...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - December 23, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: seekfinelines Tags: Pre-Pharmacy Source Type: forums
Upper Division Lab requirements
Hi SDN community, So I've completed 3 quarters of upper division lab at my school, but one of the classes was only worth 3 units and the other class was limnology (freshwater ecology). Many students in my school take the 3 unit lab (physiology lab) as well as the limnology lab. I'm worried that medical schools will nitpick at the the lab being 3 units because at this point I technically have 11 units instead of 12 units (which would technically qualify as a year). I'm also worried that they will frown upon me having taken an ecology lab rather than let's say biochemistry lab or microbiology lab. Am I just being neurotic o...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - December 20, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Caveman7 Tags: Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ] Source Type: forums
Got a C in Orgo 1, should (can) I move on to Orgo 2?
I got lazy after I got a good start off in Orgo 1. Long story short, I pulled a C in the class. Orgo 1 has a large wait list and Orgo 2 is open. Honestly, I didn't learn much about mechanisms but I guess I can self-study during the break since I don't have much to do. My question is: how much of Orgo 2 is built upon what you learn in Orgo 1? It's not that I struggled to understand the concepts in Orgo 1, I just got lazy as I said. Would it be wise to take Orgo 2, microbiology, or any other science classes or should I wait a semester to retake Orgo 1? Keep in mind that I want to take the MCAT in the Summer of 2014 (before...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - December 16, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: OREdwardsJR Tags: Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ] Source Type: forums
Take more classes or focus on volunteering; Non-trad
Background: 23 yr old ORM engineering and business major from a top public university. Upward grade trend starting second semester junior year. Taking classes while I work right now. Decided on med school VERY late i.e. after graduating and doing damage control right now. 3.39 cGPA 3.34 sGPA. 34S (13 PS 11 VR 10 BS) NonMed Activities: - Full time work in a global firm (multi million dollar client project, blah blah) - Film making: A short film that I made earlier won two awards at my campus - Part of two committees at my workplace. Leadership: - President of an engineering club for 1 year - college - Vice President o...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - December 15, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: uphillBattle Tags: Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ] Source Type: forums
Hey guys, so I am a current undergrad sophomore, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology major. I have a 3.7 gpa. I was wondering if my microbiology course load contains all of the pre-med requirements as it doesnt require 'general (ecology/evolutionary) bio". To meet my degree requirements I take 12 credits of Microbiology 4 of Genetics 6 of advanced cell bio and some immunology and other fun stuff later. I also will have taken all of the O-chem and Physics and Gen Chem.. Im just worried that not having to take "general bio" would get in the way even though I am a biology major.... thoughts?? (Source: ...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - November 29, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: JoeKing Tags: Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ] Source Type: forums
Which Biology Labs Count?
Sorry, I've asked this question a few months ago, but I think people misinterpreted the question at the time. For biology, I completed Molecular Biology and Cell Biology. However, due to high demand, the associated cell biology lab is impossible to get into (think about asking 2 years in advance) and the molecular biology lab is poorly taught (has awful reviews). Would some random labs in the biology department like "Nucleic Acids Lab" or "Electron Microscopy Lab" or something else fulfill the 2 biology lab requirements? How about "Microbiology", etc. I can take the "Molecular Biology La...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - November 28, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bethany555 Tags: Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ] Source Type: forums
sciences especially A&P, microbiology
Is there any school s out there that don't make u retake your sciences when over 5 years. (Source: Student Doctor Network Forums)
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - November 22, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PharmDfourme Tags: Pre-Pharmacy Source Type: forums
MD & DO Gpa 3.93, mcat 31
I'm graduating McGill microbiology and immunology with a GPA of 3.93/4.0 and an MCAT score of 31. I don't have that much extra-curricular activities except for volunteering. I don't know very well about US medical schools so I just wanted to have an idea of which level of schools I would be competent for. I want to go to Michigan so bad, but then I would have to re-take MCAT for sure, right? (Source: Student Doctor Network Forums)
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - November 7, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: username1991 Tags: What Are My Chances? Source Type: forums
4 letters of recommendation PRIORITY thread/
PharmCAS allows submission of 4 letters of recommendation. My scenario... 1. I have a pharmacist from the CVS I work at writing #1. 2. I have a Dr. in biology, who taught me microbiology writing me #2 -My question is about #3 and #4... -FIRST, for the remaining two recommendations i have a few options, and i want to prioritize the best way i can. I volunteer in a hospital pharmacy, but i only started just recently, is it appropriate to ask for a recommendation from someone there, and if so who and how? I can get a letter from a physics professor I took 3 classes with who holds a master in biomedical engineering, and also ...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - November 4, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RALPH LAUREN Tags: Pre-Pharmacy Source Type: forums
Microbiology and PharmD
There was a thread posted a long time ago similar to this but very few replies. I'm pursuing a PharmD but I also really like microbiology. What careers are there, besides clinical pharmacist in infectious disease, can I do in the future ? Any ideas or suggestions are welcomed. Thank you (Source: Student Doctor Network Forums)
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - October 16, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PharmDPotential Tags: Pre-Pharmacy Source Type: forums
biochem or more time for MCAT
Hi everyone This is my first thread on the sdn. I'm a junior and im planning on taking the MCAT next May 2013. I was thinking of taking orgo 2 lab during that semester of which i will be preparing for my MCAT. I was also debating if I should take Microbiology or Biochem during that semester. I'll also be doing a lot of research during that semester and im going to tack on a history GEC as well. So im planning on following sdn2ed's 4 month study plan along with either micro/biochem and a history course and research.. Can someone give me some good solid advice on this..in particular regarding whether its a wise idea to ta...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - October 13, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrDMD2014 Tags: Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ] Source Type: forums
I've just failed my UKCAT(second time,same grade)
Hello everyone... I am a Romanian student and I've just failed my UKCAT 2nd time with the same grade, 2315 respectively(VR 500, QR 550, AR 580, DA 680). I simply don't know what happened, I've worked with 4 books: 750 q's, 600 q's, kaplan book, ukcat for dummies. During my mocks I scored 650, 680 and even 700 ( overall). However, I am really sad because I decided to do a foundation year(science foundation UWE Bristol) in UK this year (in order to get used to biology/chemistry/physics) and to re-apply to medicine this year as I was rejected last year. I will write down some key points of my application. I don't know wha...
Source: New Media Medicine - October 8, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Krankanian Tags: UKCAT Source Type: forums
Advice for masters
Hey guys, So im being realistic here and having received no interviews so far, lost hope for this cycle. Im now applying to a masters program. I just want to know, is there a major that Dental Schools prefer? I cant move out of state and there is only one Oral Bio Masters offered in my state by UMDNJ. Ill apply to that but just in case i dont get into that, I have the option of Cell and Molecular Bio, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences, Physiology and Integrative Bio, Medicinal Chem, and Microbial Bio. Which one do you think is a good option? Keep in mind im looking for something in which i can an awesome GPA! Also, the...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - October 3, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Hygienist Tags: Pre-Dental Source Type: forums
Biomedical, Microbiology or Pharmacology?!
Forum: Life Sciences Posted By: lukesmith94 Post Time: 30-09-2012 at 21:46 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - September 30, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums
MD cGPA 3.90, sGPA 3.90, MCAT 40
Constant GPA of 3.90 across science/non-science and throughout all semesters. Got a 40 on the MCAT 14 BS/ 14 PS/ 12VR. I have 3 years of research experience including summers. I have a good amount of volunteering at a food pantry but no medical work. Do I have a shot at a top school (such as Harvard or Johns Hopkins)? Thanks for the help. edit: I should add that I am a double major: Microbiology/ Biochemistry. I am in an honors college and I am doing departmental honors in Microbiology. (Source: Student Doctor Network Forums)
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - September 30, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lnorkin Tags: What Are My Chances? Source Type: forums
Pharmacy Schools with these Specific Prereqs???
General Chemistry with labs-8 credits General Biology with lab-4 credits College Physics-3 or 4 credits (no lab) Anatomy and Physiology with labs- 8 credits Organic Chemistry with labs- 8 credits Composition- 3 or 6 credits Microeconomics-3 credits Microbiology with lab-4 credits Calculus 1-3 credits Statistics- 3 credits Public Speaking -3 credits Intro to Psychology or Sociology -3 credits (Source: Student Doctor Network Forums)
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - September 24, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: carlyj2011 Tags: Pre-Pharmacy Source Type: forums
Questions Regarding Prereqs/E.C. Activities
Hi gang. I'm a 25 year old undergraduate finishing a BS in psychology while taking med prerequisites. Like most non-traditional students I'm forced to work (although I get away with only having to work part-time; lucky me). I'm hoping some of you kind folks might possess a bit of knowledge as well as any advice. My issues and concerns: I completed a few sciences at a local community college prior to making the mental commitment toward medicine. Those courses are: A+P1/A+P2 / Microbiology and Immunology / Che 1 (and possibly Che 2). Will these credits be frowned upon during the application/admissions process? I'm currentl...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - September 24, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bjl12 Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums
What are my chances? Please help!
Hi, I'm currently a first-year master student in liberal arts. I was originally a biology/pre-health during my undergrad, before I was drawn to the discipline that I'm currently studying. I came to do my masters to test the waters as well as to learn about the subject matter in more depth. And it turns out neither prospects look promising; with my chances of getting a decent financial aid from school being close to zero, I lack the necessary resources to carry out my original plans. Long story short, I've finally learned my lesson and decided to "come back" to pursue career as a health profession. I didn't thin...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - September 15, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: reflectances Tags: Pre-Optometry Source Type: forums
UW: Pre Req courses
I was just wondering UW SOP has pre req requirements of 1 year of Biology with labs and Microbiology+Lab. Are we allowed to use the Microbiology lab to satisfy the 1 year of Biology with labs as well? Thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network Forums)
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - August 21, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: szetok Tags: Pre-Pharmacy Source Type: forums
Advise about Post Bac Classes.....
I was instructed by a number of dental schools that I should take some upper level science courses this fall in order to make my bcp gpa more competitive (~2.7 right now). So, my plan is to take a some courses at a credible 4 year university that is about 30 minutes away from where I live. However, every class that I was told to take is available as a distance education course. They are: Advanced Human Metabolism (500 level course) Biological Statistics (500 level course) Microbiology (300 level course) Genetics ( 300 level course) This is a total of 12 hours. Now, these exact same classes are offered in the traditional...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - August 5, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: spider367 Tags: Pre-Dental Source Type: forums
Looking to apply to PA school next year. Any suggestions?
I graduated with a BS in chemistry. I couldn't get a high enough MCAT score to get me into medical school. Only had a 21Q. Took the GRE and got a 1130 on it (690q, 430v, 3.5w) I graduated with a 3.0 cGPA, and probably a 2.7sGPA. I know neither are great. I'll be going back to school as a post-bac and will be taking about 26 credits of pre-req's, 3 of the courses will be repeats though, since I need at least a 3.0 in the courses in order for them to qualify for my pre-req's. This coming year I will be taking: 200 level Physiology course 300 level Physiology course (repeating, earned a 2.4 previously) Nutrition Microbio...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - August 5, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Heizenberg Tags: Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ] Source Type: forums
Thinking of taking Biology II
In my state's PT schools, only 1 semester of Biology is necessary (Bio 1 plus lab). Now I have heard of people taking Organic chem because they got a mediocre grade in Chem 2 but couldn't retake it, so they just took the next highest Chemistry. Could the same thing apply to Biology? For example, if I take Bio II plus lab, do you think schools would take my grade for Bio II instead because it is a higher Bio course? Or how about Microbiology? It could boost my Biology grade in PTCAS, but would it work? (Source: Student Doctor Network Forums)
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - August 5, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Merlin777 Tags: Pre-Physical Therapy Source Type: forums
Non Pre-req course listed on primary but will not complete
Hey guys I listed a microbiology lab as a course that was "current/future" for this august 2012. I am currently applying for the 2012-2013 cycle. I was unable to enroll in this course and thus will not be finishing it. However I do not need this class as a pre req for any of the schools im applying to. Do you guys think it's okay to just leave it be and tell them in interview that I wasnt able to enroll in the class? Or should I email all the schools letting them know that one class I listed as "Future" will not be completed? Thanks guys! Also AMCAS wont let me remove and also says that all classes...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - August 4, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jsak Tags: Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ] Source Type: forums
TPRH Science Workbook Topics
Hey guys, So sometimes I see people posting that it's annoying that the TPRH workbook doesn't list what questions are for what topic in each subject, so I figured I'd post it. This is for the most recent edition of the workbook, but I suspect it's basically the same for the old ones. q = questions, p = passages Physics Kinematics: q 1-62, p 1-2 Mechanics I: q 63-113, p 3 Mechanics II: q 114-140, p 4 Mechanics III: q 141-200, p 5-13 Fluids and elasticity of solis: q 201-247, p 14-23 Electrostatics: q 248-269, p 24-25 Electricity and magnetism: q 270-294, p 26-38 Oscillations and waves: q 295-327, p 39-51 Sound, light, an...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - August 2, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sahren Tags: MCAT Discussions Source Type: forums
06/22/2012 DAT done! Low rc,decent AA
I just came back from the testing center. I want someone to see what are my chances to be accepted since I am an international student. My rc is not competitive at all since I was run out of time cuz I was kinda "enjoying" reading and running out of time lol lol lol My AA is okay. but I feel most of it is due to the QR: PAT 20 ( not impressive) QR 30 RC 18 :mad: BIO 24 GC 26 OC 21 (should done better) TS 23 AA 24 PAT: I thought I would score higher. The hole punching was my best section but on the test day, the image was poor-quality. Like you cant tell where the hole is actually punched. RC: I thought I w...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - June 22, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Princepanni Tags: DAT Discussions Source Type: forums
Just got a 2:2 in biological sciences...
Hi everyone :) I literally just received my classification 12 hours ago, a 2:2 in biological sciences, I have a horrid feeling this may not be enough :-/ I had a brief look at what schools to go for and could only find 3, all of which require GAMSAT. I'm just wondering if theres any more and how much of a chance I have? I did appallingly in my GCSE's and A levels, and granted my degree level is not quite what I wanted I was continuing work throughout the degree as a microbiology lab assistant other than that and that I'm old-ish (25) I don't think I have much on my side, how do I improve my chances? Thankyou so much f...
Source: New Media Medicine - June 20, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: felicity_webb Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums
I've gotten myself into a mess with transferring; I need some suggestions.
I was doing pharmacy and I had scheduled my entire year such that I'd take the PCAT in July of 2012 and complete all necessary coursework by summer of 2013. My schedule was laid out as such: Summer 2012 - PCAT, Microbiology Fall 2012 - AP I, Bio 101, Elective 1, Elective 2 Spring 2013 - AP II, Calc II, Elective 1, Elective 2 Summer 2013 - Genetics With that schedule, I would've been able to apply broadly for pharmacy schools. I've been working at a retail pharmacy and the job is in complete conflict with my personality. I thought it was going to have lots of patient interaction and be a bit "academic" or "p...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - June 20, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SpaceHamsterBoo Tags: Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ] Source Type: forums
International MS Student entering PhD program - then MD (Canada)
This is a rather complicated case so I'm going to try and explain the best I can. I'm a 25 year old international student who has completed an MS in Microbiology from a university in Canada. I will be entering the PhD program soon. After this is over, I would like to do an MD. The reasons for this are - a) I want to be able to help people who are ill. I like human interaction, and I think the best reward in the world comes from making someone who is sick, healthy again. b) I love trying to understand the workings of the human body and mind. I've been fascinated with it since I was 12. c)A medical degree will let me work...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - June 1, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ettecent Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums
From what I've been reading about the more recent BS sections, there seems to be less Kaplan-like Bio sections and more research and molecular stuff. As a microbiology major who has worked in a lab, I've had to present current research involving enzyme pathways, protein stuff, etc...would this help these type of passages? Or am I better off going over all of the gross physio stuff more from Kaplan? (Source: Student Doctor Network Forums)
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - May 27, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 2NiceNos Tags: MCAT Discussions Source Type: forums
MD & DO Misdemeanor
For a subpar applicant (3.5 cGPA, 3.3 sGPA) with decent EC (volunteering, intensive shadowing, Honors program projects, several campus groups, 1 yr of undergrad microbiology research) and some good LOR, will a misdemeanor completely screen me out? I'm taking my MCAT next week and have been scoring around 35, so I hope I can pull something like that off. As far as the crime, it's officially "obstructing official business" because I was drunk and gave a cop my fake ID; stupid me figured being sympathetic and explaining to him about it would get me off, instead I got hit with a misdemeanor. I've definitely grown fro...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - May 27, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 2NiceNos Tags: What Are My Chances? Source Type: forums
DO What are my Chances for a DO? 3.0 GPA 33 MCAT
Hello I am currently rounding off my sophomore year at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and had a few questions regarding being accepted into a school of osteopathic medicine. First off my GPA. My GPA as of now is a 2.90. I have not received lower than a B(Bio 130,140 B Chem 120 B+ Genetics A) in any of my science classes until just recently where I received a C in Chem 130. To me, it seems that the C will reflect badly on my overall science scores(being that I almost scored an A in Chem 120) and I am seriously contemplating on retaking the course over the summer. Does this seem like a good Idea? Will DO school...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - May 11, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Aretetosloper Tags: What Are My Chances? Source Type: forums
MD Chances for 3.97 cGPA, 4.0 sGPA...
Premed coursework was mostly completed at a 2 year community college and includes one year of biology- human A&P with lab, one year of inorganic chemistry with lab, one year of organic chemistry with lab, one year of physics with lab, and one year of english. It also includes one semester of precalculus, one semester of calculus and analytic geometry, one semester of statistics, and one semester of microbiology with lab. I have a cumulative 3.97 GPA and a 4.0 GPA in my premed science/math coursework. Although most sciences (except two biology courses) were completed at a 2 year school, the college is known for a strong...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - May 10, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ihb Tags: What Are My Chances? Source Type: forums
A late achiever's blog
Hi all! Perhaps I should start with why I want to write a blog given that I'm not even a medical student (yet!). I'm hoping that my experiences in the build up to my application will be helpful to others in the same position, and I also hope it might be somewhat amusing to those who are already medics or medical students and who wish to laugh at my potential failure. I'll start off with this post with the most basic of blog posts: who the hell am I, and why should you read the potentially long and drawn out posts I'm going to make? My name is Matt, I'm originally from Nottingham but I currently reside in Manchester as I...
Source: New Media Medicine - May 10, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MattKneale Tags: Weblogs Source Type: forums
I'm a 3rd-year at University of Queensland. Here are pros/cons of the program:
I'm a third-year at UQ and am one of the three Americans (40 total) in my cohort who's not in Ochsner (i.e. I'm doing the full degree in Australia). Cons: The teaching here during the first two years is not satisfactory. That's just my opinion. There are plenty who are content with the program, but I also think most people are just oblivious or myopic as it is. I expected a lot more hands-on anatomy/histology assessment during my first-year, and the program severely lacks that. The written assessment is also very minimal (equivalent to my undergrad university's physiology exams) such that many who pass still don't know ...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - April 27, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Phloston Tags: Australasia and Oceania Source Type: forums
Need Help: Foreign College Bio major + US PhD in Biomedicine?
Hello,everyone. Here is my situation and I have some questions that need your help. Thanks very much in advance: I finished my B.S. degree in biological sciences in a national accredited foreign college. During college, I have completed all the courses required by the medical school application in US including biochemistry, chemistry, physics, math, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, animal physiology etc. and also lab researches. My GPA was 3.7. Then I came to US and obtained my PhD degree in biomedical sciences during which the first two years of courses included graduate leveled biochemistry, cell biology and...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - April 25, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Frederick Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums
hello everyone,my name is Danny.I'm a 2nd year student at Damascus University med-school and I need some advice on which textbooks are most thorough and up-to-date in all of the basic sciences. here at Damascus,lectures are simply translations of paragraphs from various references. I need to patch up my basic sciences with a quick review over major topics,I need to know if these are the classically best textbooks(and latest editions) -for anatomy Moore 5ed and Yokochi (plus all the radiographic,CT,MRI,and ultrasound atlases) -neuroanatomy ?? -histology Junqueira's basic histology 12ed and diFiore's atlas 10ed -physiology...
Source: New Media Medicine - April 20, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DannyAbuzainah Tags: Medical Textbook Discussion Source Type: forums
Choosing Biology Electives
In addition to "Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology", "Genetics", "OChem I/II", "Biochemistry", and "Human Nutrition", which I will have complete by the MCAT, which of the following biology-related courses do you guys recommend? Honestly, I'd like to take them all, but I can't. I can take four from the following: (Two before taking MCAT, and two more before MS1.) Vert. Physiology Cell Biology Microbiology Virology Immunology Hematology Histology Cancer Biology Parasitology Neuroscience Neurophysiology Psychopharmacology Abnormal Psychology Adv. Human Nutrition (r...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - April 19, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: JESSFALLING Tags: Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ] Source Type: forums
Zaporozhye State Medical University...Medical University in Ukraine
Zaporozhye State Medical University one of the oldest medical higher institutions of Ukraine , is a self-governing (autonomous) state higher educational establishment of the IV-th (the top) level of accreditation. The University comprises 52 chairs, lyceums, a college, preparatory courses for applicants, the Preparatory (International) department for foreigners, which is one of the oldest in the countries of CIS, science-research divisions, laboratories, a post-diploma department. At the preparatory department for foreign citizens, medical department, pharmaceutical department and also at the stage of post-diploma training...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - April 18, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: studyukraine Tags: International Dental Source Type: forums
Donetsk National Technical University.... Engineering University in Ukraine
( DNTU) is the first higher education establishment in Donbass and one of the first technical university in Ukraine. Itve seen the eightieth anniversary in 2001. It leans for support of its staff creative and scientific potential, has powerful logistics and stable traditions in engineers training. The university is sure in its future. About 23 000 full time and correspondence students are trained at the University on its 60 specialities; There are 28 corresponding members and academicians of different engineering academies, 18 honoured scientists and teachers among the University staff; A number of the Donts...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - April 18, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: studyukraine Tags: Student Research and Publishing Source Type: forums