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2009.12.11 03:20 creator11 /r/MedicalSchool

Welcome to /MedicalSchool: An international community for medical students.
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2023.05.30 21:21 Huge_Box3140 Chance me for Harvard!

I know its basically lottery, but I wanna know if I even have a good chance
Demographics: Black (2nd gen immigrant), Female
Intended Major(s): Biology/Pre-med!
ACT/SAT/SAT II: 34 ACT (36 M, 35 E, 30 R, 33 S),
UW/W GPA and Rank: 4.0 UW/4.8W (out of 5), Ranked 1/400
Coursework: AP Human (4), AP Calc BC (5), AP Chem (5), AP Lang (3), APES (4), AP Stats, AP Lit, AP Psych, APUSH
Taking AP Bio, Calc III, and calc-based physics at local university senior year
Awards: Kinda mid 😭
Extracurriculars:
Also, should I do REA or just RD?
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2023.05.30 19:34 esotericsunflower Accepted DO but now I think Im not going to attend. Advice urgently needed.

Posting on medschool in hopes y’all might offer some insight having actually experienced med school. Or maybe can talk me into or out of a decision.
As most people who get to the point of being accepted into medical school, I’ve been fully dedicated to this journey for 7+ years now. I took two gap years to work on my application, thousands of dollars and hours, and now I have all my ducks in a row to attend DO medical school in two months.
Except I don’t want to go anymore. I think.
1.) I think I cared way more about the validation I got from being premed and then ultimately getting an acceptance than….actually going. I definitely honed in on wanting to be a physician at a young age because my only parent only gave me love when I was succeeding academically. I also obviously also found science extremely fascinating and appealing but medicine specifically for validation and approval.
2.) I feel nothing but dread and terror when I think about the absolute slog med school will be as an impressively mediocre student with multiple learning disabilities. Do I think I CAN do it? Probably. Do I want to bash my head in my desk just thinking about all the sleepless nights and sacrifices I’ll undergo to barely scrape by? (Based on my performance on the MCAT and upper level college stem classes) Yeah. I have also struggled with very serious mental health issues in the past, and I can’t imagine any universe where the pressure of med school wouldn’t inevitably bring those back up to the surface again even with proactively seeking support. And why would I willingly put myself in that position? We’re talking about my life here.
3.) I HATE the idea of being stuck in an inflexible, 7+ year long education process with very little free time and then an additional however many years it will take to pay off my estimated $400,000+ in debt. I just don’t know if I think it’s worth it anymore to me to sacrifice 10-15+ years to get to the point of debt free attending. I want to travel extensively and also want to have a family and spend lots of time with my kids. I even have a dream of homeschooling my kids. Romantic relationships are also extremely complicated by a relationship in medicine. My current partner and I are very serious about getting married, but would be signing up for a 7 year long distance relationship if I go to med school because of his career as an officer in the military. Even if I broke up with him and “found someone else” as a physician in training I’ll constantly be having to sacrifice when it comes to romantic relationships and who’s to say residency wouldnt end up making any new relationship I find into a long distance one too. Maybe I’m realizing as I mature that my freedom and relationships are worth more to me than a career as a physician.
4.) it seems that there are an unsettling amount of horrifically unhappy med students residents and physicians and so many are leaving training/their careers to do other things. If Im this unsure now, doesn’t that mean I should run for the hills lest I end up saddled in debt and no (higher) degree as a med school drop out?
BOTTOM LINE: I obviously wouldn’t/couldn’t have gotten to this point without some real passion for medicine, but I’m just realizing I don’t think it’s “worth it” to me anymore. I don’t feel like it’s right for me after all, yet at the same time, I feel a bit heartbroken at the thought of not going. I love learning and was pretty excited for all the fascinating knowledge I’d attain in medical school. Im so sure it’s not the right move but there’s still this part of me that’s holding on and wont let me forfeit my acceptance. I also cant find any other career that appeals to me as much. There are plenty that are fine, but none are exciting me too much and I’m left feeling very directionless.
TL;DR Don’t want to go to med school anymore for fear of the ramifications on my mental health and feeling like the immense sacrifices relating to money, freedom, time and relationships just aren’t worth it to me.
BUT I genuinely can’t think of anything else for a career (probably because I’ve been tunnel vision on med school for 7+ years now) so now I’m losing my mind. Please help.
Edit: formatting…
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2023.05.29 03:53 PMYOURLADY_PARTS [FS] [UK] Clearout (Now with discounts!) Tees, Jackets & More

[FS] [UK] Clearout! Tees, Jackets & More
Flakers WILL be reported!
PayPal invoice only, vouched buyers get priority. Prices cover shipping within the UK, but I can ship to the EU if you cover the extra postage fees.
VOUCH THREAD: https://old.reddit.com/RepVouch/comments/p8hbf5/upmyour_ladyparts/?
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TIMESTAMP AND TAGGED PICS: https://imgur.com/a/MGqYopP
Moving into techwear and need to sell some old hype items.
$PREME TC WINE BOGO
Size: M (Fits v. tight on M, could go as an oversized S honestly)
Price: £45£40
Hu Made Dry Alls
Size: M
Price: £60£50
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TNF Denali
Size: L
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P/lm Ang/ls Browns 50 Bear Applique
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EU shipping costs an extra £15.
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2023.05.29 00:30 Intelligent-Comfort2 July 28th MCAT, is it too late for 2023-2024 cycle? Can’t post it on r/ premed for some reason!

Hi y'all, So, I am planning on applying this cycle and I am scheduled to take MCAT in June 24th. I took the sample test few days ago and got a 499. I already had a month of content review. ( not in depth but okish). Did horrible in CARS and ppl say it is the easiest CARS! I at least need to get above 510 or more to apply for the schools I wanted.
I feel I can do better if I get more time. Past semester was too much for me with ECs, classes and personal life.
Is it okay if I reschedule my MCAT to take it in July 16th and submit my primary earlier?
I heard they send secondary if you get verified and doesn't necessary have to have a MCAT score. Is this how it works? I have no idea!
If you guys have any advice, please let me know. I am so lost and I REALLY do not want to delay anymore and apply this cycle. Thank you:))
JULY 16th!!! Sorry 😞
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2023.05.28 22:49 SpiderDoctor Accepted Applicant Profiles (2022-2023)

As the 2023 cycle comes to a close, congratulations to everyone who has been accepted MD, DO, or MD/PhD! (For those stuck on WLs, it's not over until it's over.) Primary submission opens this week for the 2023-2024 cycle, and many current applicants are curious how last cycle went for their fellow premedditors.
If you are interested in information on the current state of medical school admissions, AAMC and AACOM publish reports annually on applicants and matriculants. For AAMC, there is the Matriculating Student Questionnaire and the Medical School Enrollment Survey (more here and here). For AACOM, there is the Applicant and Matriculant Report (more here). The number of first-year MD students has increased by 35% from 2002-2003 to 2020-2021, and this number is projected to reach 41% by 2025-2026 [1]. As of 2019, the number of first-year DO students has increased by 186% compared to 2002 [1]. Combined enrollment at MD and DO schools has increased 59% from 2002, with about half of that growth coming from DO schools [1].
Here, we invite all premedditors who were accepted to medical school in the 2022 cycle to post their applicant profiles for our current and future medical school hopefuls. Some comment etiquette: no bashing high-stat applicants for having high stats, no bashing low-stat applicants for getting in with low stats, no bashing URMs for being URM (rule 1, rule 11).
All applicant profiles posted to this thread are the experience of an individual and function as anecdotal evidence. Every applicant is different and has their own strengths and weaknesses! Use MSAR and the ChooseDO Explorer for aggregate data.

We love sankeys! You can browse individual cycle results here


Previous Accepted Applicant Profiles threads:
2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2013-2014

Please use the template below for your top-level comments. Keep the bold text for clarity, and use bullet points!
Biographic Information:
Extracurricular Background:
School List (Optional):
MD Schools:
DO Schools:
Optional Results:
Optional:

Have fun! We also strongly urge those who only received 1 acceptance or got in late off a waitlist to post so that those stories (those that are way more common) are also heard, and so we're not just bombarded by super-elite success stories.
Thank you for sharing!
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2023.05.28 18:45 Manoj_Malhotra No one: Average r/premed poster:

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2023.05.28 14:00 AutoModerator Weekly Essay Help - Week of May 28, 2023

Hi everyone!
It's time for our weekly essay help thread!
Please use this thread to request feedback on your essays, including your personal statement, work/activities descriptions, most meaningful activity essays, and secondary application essays. All other posts requesting essay feedback will be removed.
Before asking for help writing an application essay, please read through our "Essays" wiki page which covers both the personal statement and secondary application essays. It also includes links to previous posts/guides that have been helpful to users in the past.
Please be respectful in giving and receiving feedback, and remember to take all feedback with a grain of salt. Whether someone is applying this cycle or has already been admitted in a previous cycle does not inherently make them a better writer or more suited to provide feedback than another person. If you are a current or previous medical student who has served on a med school's admissions committee, please make that clear when you are offering to provide feedback to current applicants.
Good luck!
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2023.05.28 11:37 meneedhelpplz Emory vs Vandy (Business + premed) plz help

Title is basically my concern. For Vandy I'm thinking of pursuing HOD with premed. I got into A&S but would switch. For Emory I would do business with premed. Ik resources and opportunities are great at both schools. Also I would like to point out ik prestige doesn't matter especially when the rankings r pretty close. Plz help. Gut feeling + better fitting major > money?
Vandy Pros:
- Much better fin aid
- "More prestigious (top 15)"
- Diverse but not as much as Emory
- Heard campus is pretty but never visited
Vandy Cons:
- No business major and only a business minor but I cant do the minor I assume because of premed
- Heard Vandy premed is extremely difficult (weedout courses + low class exam avgs)
- Never visited Vandy and have no idea wut campus is like
- Big greek life. while im not against greek life Im kinda introverted and would rather find good buddies who can have fun without drinking. I heard if ur not in greek life theres rlly no place for u here (according to bad reviews and such, taking into of course account reviews r usually done by people who had bad experiences, someone plz confirm)
Emory Pros:
- Beautiful campus + facilities (visited before everything looks modern), im sure vandy has this too
- Has business major which means smoother transition into courses I am used too
- premed difficulty is not extreme but challenging (apparently heard that there was no grade deflation like Vandy)
- Love Emory's study/introverted atmosphere, ofc with the occasionally hangouts at Atlanta
- Diversity is amazing
Emory Cons:
- More expensive
- apparently has a lack of school spirit and social scene. Heard lots of people complain about the fact they didn't get into better schools and all that stuff.
- Heard people tend to segregate themselves in terms of groups (clique). So although its diverse everyone prefers their own groups.
- "less prestigious (top 25)"
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2023.05.28 11:28 meneedhelpplz Emory vs Vandy (Business + premed) plz help

Title is basically my concern. For Vandy I'm thinking of pursuing HOD with premed. I got into A&S but would switch. For Emory I would do business with premed. Ik resources and opportunities are great at both schools. Also I would like to point out ik prestige doesn't matter especially when the rankings r pretty close. Plz help. Gut feeling + better fitting major > money?
Vandy Pros:
- Much better fin aid
- "More prestigious (top 15)"
- Diverse but not as much as Emory
- Heard campus is pretty but never visited
Vandy Cons:
- No business major and only a business minor but I cant do the minor I assume because of premed
- Heard Vandy premed is extremely difficult (weedout courses + low class exam avgs)
- Never visited Vandy and have no idea wut campus is like
- Big greek life. while im not against greek life Im kinda introverted and would rather find good buddies who can have fun without drinking. I heard if ur not in greek life theres rlly no place for u here (according to bad reviews and such, taking into of course account reviews r usually done by people who had bad experiences, someone plz confirm)
Emory Pros:
- Beautiful campus + facilities (visited before everything looks modern), im sure vandy has this too
- Has business major which means smoother transition into courses I am used too
- premed difficulty is not extreme but challenging (apparently heard that there was no grade deflation like Vandy)
- Love Emory's study/introverted atmosphere, ofc with the occasionally hangouts at Atlanta
- Diversity is amazing
Emory Cons:
- More expensive
- apparently has a lack of school spirit and social scene. Heard lots of people complain about the fact they didn't get into better schools and all that stuff.
- Heard people tend to segregate themselves in terms of groups (clique). So although its diverse everyone prefers their own groups.
- "less prestigious (top 25)"
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2023.05.27 05:39 hopeforgreater I left my Scientist position at a big pharma to go to med school in my late 20s, would you?

Every day I tell myself it was such a stupid decision. Everyone told me not to do it. I was making 6 figures (I have an MS), working in R&D for curing multiple diseases, for less than 35 hrs a week.
Incredible work/life balance, wonderful team, I just stupidly told myself "is this what my brain will amount to? Is this my purpose? Just pipetting and doing assays every day?" And convinced myself I could do so much more with an MD.
But medicine is a horrible career with no W/L balance, horrible bureaucracy, and it's a forever journey, tons of debt, stress, lawsuits etc. I plan on going back to pharma immediately, but I hate clinical research. I'm a basic scientist at heart and want to develop therapies preclinially.
I posted a poll on the premed/residency forums before making this decision on what I should in my situation and got thousands of responses, where over 80% said stay in pharma.
I have never asked the biotech community however, so here I am.
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2023.05.27 03:48 MundyyyT Cycle Results: CA ORM 3.9+/518 MD/PhD Applicant

My friend u/frankly___dank told me to make a Sankey, post is flagged as a spoiler so people who are scrolling by and want to preserve their mental health won't see the post unless they click on it. Feel free to DM if you have any MSTP-specific questions and I'll do my best to answer, although I will be trying to limit my Reddit consumption going forward so response times may be extended
I initially intended to pursue a Ph.D. but decided to pursue the dual degree ~1 year prior to applying. Sankey is below:
Secondaries submitted late July - early October, interview invitations extended mid-August - late January (withdrew from all interviews scheduled after New Year)
Overall: Happy to have kicked off and continued to live 2023 on a high note. mdphd and premed made me concerned that I wouldn't get into an MD-PhD program, so I'm pleasantly surprised I did. The extent of my success (esp. being invited to interview at T30s, T20s, and a T5-10 along with other hard-hitting MSTPs) was also something I didn't expect.
Did I get extremely lucky? I don't doubt it. But I'll try my best not to squander what I've been given.
Self-diagnosed strengths:
  1. High stats -- my mindset going into college was to do as well as I could in class to keep all of my post-graduation doors open, a strategy which (goes without saying) paid off
  2. I strongly suspect my writing was good. I got a lot of feedback on the clarity and fluidity of my primary essays (personal statement, MD/PhD essay, Significant Research Experience) from non-premed friends & professors who weren't afraid to voice direct but constructive criticism.
  3. Interviewers & letter-writers (including my PI) indicated my reference letters were extremely strong and painted me in a highly positive light
  4. My research experience was "productivity dense"; I had relatively few hours (2 school years, 1 full summer, and a few weeks full-time before submitting my primary), but lots of tangibles to show for my time.
    1. As an aside, I am extremely lucky to have had a PI who prioritized mentorship & a positive professor-student relationship. My PI also pulled strings to get me paid hourly for my research during the school year so I could focus on learning & growing as a scientist while also helping my family pay for my schooling. I'm only now becoming aware of how rare such a setup is for undergraduates.
    2. During the application cycle, I also got a few abstracts accepted to some non-school-specific meetings and sent in update letters.
  5. Long-term commitment to a small handful of activities (TAing, research, sport) and being able to write + talk about them enthusiastically
Self-diagnosed weaknesses:
  1. A lot of my secondaries (in hindsight) were submitted pretty late. Some did turn into interviews, but some also didn't
  2. Low clinical and nonclinical hours, all of which were completed within 12 months of applying. Less of an issue for people applying MD-PhD but likely shut me out of the UCs and schools whose MD committees are the first line of defense for MD-PhD admissions
    1. Relatively lacking service is likely also why I was waitlisted at UChicago post-interview and didn't get off of it
  3. Research experience: My hours had substance, but I suspect an even longer track record of productivity & bigger tangibles such as authorship on a publication or winning the Goldwater Scholarship would have given my application even more range.
  4. <520 MCAT likely didn't help my case at other T10s and T20s I applied to with >=520 medians. It also turned me off from applying to places like JHU, Vanderbilt, Columbia, and NYU as I concluded my application would have little pull there. In hindsight, maybe I should have applied...
  5. No leadership experience aside from TAing
Miscellaneous & Random:
  1. You really have no idea how things will shake out or what specifically about your application got you in at the schools that liked you. Each school has a mind of its own, and while I like to pretend I have a handle on what went on with my own application, the real answer (that I'll never know) is going to be behind closed doors in the admissions offices
  2. I tried to keep things conversational in my interviews and didn't try to resume-dump. As someone who likes to talk and type a lot, I'm aware that people like to hear or see themselves, so I also asked my interviewers a lot of questions or bounced off things they said.
    1. I can't comment on whether my strategy is successful (going back to point 1 -- I have no idea what truly made or broke the deal), but I did turn 4 out of 8 interview invitations into acceptances, so I think my interview skills are at least passable.
  3. MD-PhD programs (or at least the NIH-funded MSTPs) not discriminating based on state residency made organizing a school list significantly easier. I could just go by GPA & MCAT medians + research and location interests
    1. With that said, I don't doubt it helps to signal that you have ties to programs and/or their state. All of these are observations:
      1. It's possible I got invited to interview at all three MD-PhDs in Missouri because I attended college in the state (and in the case of SLU, in the same county)
      2. A lot of people at my UChicago interview day had ties to Chicago and Illinois in general
      3. I was one of many WashU students interviewing at WashU's MSTP
      4. Most of the interviewees at UTSW on my interview day went to a UT (typically UT Austin or Dallas) and/or are from Texas, and a lot of people at my Einstein interview day were from NY and/or attended college in the state
      5. Penn State's interview day had a lot of people who lived in Pennsylvania and/or went to Penn State
      6. A good chunk of people at Indiana's interview day attended IU or went to Purdue
      7. I wrote about my ties to the state of Maryland and it's possible it played a role in UMD's decision to extend an interview
  4. In the interest of transparency, I will disclose that I went to WashU for college (PI is unaffiliated with the medical school, however) and that may have played a role in my getting accepted to WashU. If you want to interpret these results conservatively, you can assume I otherwise wouldn't have gotten in.
    1. I don't know how much attending a T20 undergraduate school helps in general with things like this, and I'm aware the jury's still out on the influence of undergraduate selectivity on an application. It's likely a correlation != causation thing since my experience at WashU showed me just how many ridiculously smart classmates I had (and how lucky I am to get into a school like this...again). If you put people who are already extremely ambitious and driven into a resource-rich environment like a T10 or T20 undergrad, it's not surprising when they take full advantage and build a strong profile.
  5. You can (and will) make friends on the interview trail, especially if you have more than a handful of interviews. MD-PhD is a small world that is (thankfully) full of personable individuals whose interests & hobbies may or may not align with yours
  6. Every MSTP & MD-PhD program I interviewed at (or was invited to interview at) impressed me in several ways and I would have felt great attending any of the schools I got offered a position at:
    1. WashU's MSTP probably needs no introduction. One of the largest (if not the largest in the event Penn's class is smaller than usual) and most well-funded MSTPs in the US at a medical school that rakes in NIH money to fund moonshot projects in biomedical research. If you're excited about (or willing to tolerate -- depends on what kind of person you are) St. Louis, this program will pay you a generous stipend relative to COL to come and see what it's all about.
    2. Another school that I took a particular liking to is Einstein, their MSTP trainee outcomes and program administration are excellent. If you have an interest in working with underserved populations, Einstein's location and mission cater very well to that. The school subsidizes housing that's located very close to the medical school and its facilities and also provides what I consider a very generous stipend ($42,000+/year) to go along with it.
    3. UT San Antonio's program director, who is also a very well-known SDN user, is extremely dedicated to the success of his students and is always looking to improve the structure and resources his program offers. UTSA's program (STX-MSTP) received an extremely good impact score on their T32 grant renewal. Deservedly so. It's a program that punches well above the medical school's USNews rankings
  7. I AP'd out of Gen Chem and also didn't take OChem 2, which I thought would pose issues when I applied to medical school. I'm not inclined to believe it introduced drag to my app as most schools list their requirements as being pre-matriculation requirements, and not pre-application. Schools that don't accept AP credit (SLU) also still invited me to interview.
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2023.05.27 03:00 illrekyam8 What's the exact date and time for this year's (2023-24) application cycle in which you can start submitting your AMCAS application?

Been trying to see what date and times all over google, premed, and sdn but cant find it. Would appreciate the answer to this!
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2023.05.27 02:49 seaweed_snax School List Help

Hi guys! First time posting, and I’m still fiddling with my school list down to the WIRE. I am applying to some MD/PhD programs, but wondering about overall school list. Wondering if ~50 schools is too crazy (definitely feels crazy for my wallet, but such is life!)
Demographic: ORM, Non-Trad in California, CA T50 Public School, 2 Gap Years
GPA: 3.88 overall, 3.85 sGPA (Human Bio + Music/Poli Sci minors)
MCAT: 517 (128 C/P, 129 CARS, 130 B/B, 130 P/S)
Clinical Volunteering: Health Navigator, Hospital Volunteering, Eldercare Clinical Intern (250+ hours, 200 hours, 80 hours, respectively)
Paid Clinical Work: Patient Care Coordinator (450 hours)
Non-Clinical/Extracurricular Volunteering: Student Health Advocacy Group (90 hours)
Paid Employment: Freelance Copy Editor (200 hours)
Shadowing: ~72 hours
Teaching: TA for a class my PI taught (50 hours)
Leadership: Editor-in-Chief of school journal/magazine, VP position in Biology Org (300 + 120 hours, respectively)
Research: ~3500 hours across 2 labs

LORs: Can’t see them, but guessing from vibes they are good?

Extra tests taken: CASPer, Duet, Preview
Hobbies: Rock climbing, running (half-marathon coming up!!) :)
School List (so far!):

  1. NYU, UPenn, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Yale, Columbia, U Virginia, Northwestern, Duke, U Mich, Boston U, Stanford, Ichan
  2. case western, NYU Long Island, Iowa, UCSF, Stony Brook, Ohio state, U Arizona, Pitt, UCSD, Brown, Albert Einstein, UCLA, Keck
  3. Dartmouth, UCI, U Colorado, UNC, Tufts, Emory, Utah, Sidney Kimmel, U Maryland, U Miami
  4. Penn State, Drexel, U Wisconsin, Georgetown, Loyola, Oregon, George Washington, MCW, U Wash, UCD, UCR
Tried to strike a balance, but looking for either recommendations or schools to remove (my wallet thanks you). I also posted on premed in case this forum doesn't do school lists. Thanks!
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2023.05.26 23:50 Low-Homework3698 Up for Up! Help a brother out and upvote, I need karma to ask for advice on r/premed :)

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2023.05.26 18:17 guinshiny A Sankey for we the mortals (510, 3.5x, ORM)

A Sankey for we the mortals (510, 3.5x, ORM)
While it’s very inspiring to see all the 529 aliens posting their 52-acceptance Sankeys, I echo the sentiments of the people that we need some more mere mortals for general premed morale. I humbly submit my results in the name of this noble cause. Stats below.
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2023.05.26 05:01 Agreeable-Quiet2002 Is it true that going to therapy will ruin your career?

Hello everyone, I am really distressed rn and really scared. I do not know if my family is fear mongering me or something. But basically, I made a post on this sub earlier. I started therapy! Progress has been slow and I was diagnosed with Histrionic Personality Disorder from the get go bc my therapist said I had 6/8 signs and had the textbook scenario for it. They did say that this diagnosis can change as I go along with my care.
My family today heard through the grapevine a distant cousin is having a mental breakdown with BPD and is about to get institutionalized and they are saying that getting therapy and getting institutionalized will ruin your career if not at the least make insurance companies not cover you. I really do not know if they just do not know what they are talking about. We are in south texas, most of my care has been telemedicine visits. But did I just ruin my whole career? I am studying for an MCAT retake after last year when I had a family member die and a was beaten by another family member 2 weeks before my MCAT.
My family wants me to go to the caribbean with a different cousin so that I will have a "good influence" I can't help but think that they 1) do not want me to get therapy 2) go to a med school far away/where they can't monitor me. I made the mistake of talking to my brother today about how I wouldn't even consider marriage until like 35 and after therapy and he said "What if our parents die? You are gonna leave your kids without grandparents? and your parents will never meet your kids!" and I was like "Oh well, at least i will have the mental strength to be a good dad."
Does anyone have any articles about Texan board policies? Are ppl with personality disorders really not be allowed to practice? I have my MCAT in a month and maybe it is just me freaking out from that.
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2023.05.25 22:42 tarvolon Tarvolon Reads a Magazine (or three): Reviews of F&SF, Clarkesworld, and Giganotosaurus (May 2023)

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Ever since January, I've been a regular with genre magazines, and I've been reviewing them every month. I’ve settled on three publications to follow this year: my two favorites from 2022 and a third that has been a titan of the genre for decades. And after a solid-but-unexceptional April, May was my best month yet, with five pieces crowding my favorites list and plenty of others that were plenty rewarding.

Clarkesworld

I enjoyed almost all of what I read in April’s issue of Clarkesworld, but there wasn’t any one story that really struck me as hitting another level. That changed definitively with the opening piece in May’s issue: Better Living Through Algorithms by Naomi Kritzer. As the title suggests, it’s an “AI making people’s lives better” tale in the mold of Kritzer’s award-winning “Cat Pictures Please.” But whereas I—admittedly reading five years after it came out—found the latter a tad dated, I thought “Better Living Through Algorithms” was excellent. It shines an honest light on common struggles in contemporary life, but presents them in such a way that they feel surmountable. There’s also a real skepticism about the origin of the algorithm in question that resonates with changing societal attitudes since 2015, preventing the story from coming off as naive but without robbing its optimistic tone. This one was a real delight, and given past reception to Kritzer’s work, I’ll be surprised if it doesn’t resonate with a whole lot of people.
Harry Turtledove’s Through the Roof of the World is a fun experiment with perspective, told almost entirely from the perspective of sentient mollusk-like creatures trying to determine the origins of the disturbance above them. It was no real surprise when the answer was revealed, but the execution made it a fun read regardless, with the picture becoming clearer piece-by-piece up to the final conclusion.
The eye-catcher in this month’s table of contents is undoubtedly Suzanne Palmer’s novella-length Beyond the Botnet, featuring the return of Bot 9 and its compatriots from the Hugo-winning novelettes “The Secret Life of Bots” and “Bots of the Lost Ark.” I hadn’t been quite as wowed by the prior stories as the general sci-fi reading public, so I suppose it will come as no surprise that “Beyond the Botnet” wasn’t my personal highlight of the month. That said, it’s easy to see the appeal—Bot 9 is an incredibly endearing lead, and there were no barriers to an easy immersion. The novella length allows for an extended setup that shows off the absolute best of the bot characters, but the action-packed ending ran a little long for my tastes. I still enjoyed my time with the story, but the character-to-action ratio leans a bit more to action than I personally prefer.
Following the novella are five more short stories, four of them under 3,000 words. And while I sometimes struggle to connect at the lower end of the short story length category, I was very impressed by Rich Larson’s LOL, Said the Scorpion. It’s a story about tourism in impoverished communities that literalizes the metaphor of the invisibility of the local population, to dramatic effect. I’ve only read a few of Larson’s works, and I find he’s willing to go darker than I usually prefer, but here it absolutely works. And while I didn't recognize the meme title in advance, it sure fits.
Parker Ragland’s Sensation and Sensibility offers a bit of sci-fi slice-of-life, with a side of robot philosophy, telling simply of a pair of drones having tea and discussing the nature of sensation—both those they experience and the ones barred by their construction. It’s followed by Megan Chee’s The Giants Among Us, which gives brief and intriguing accounts of societies living on the backs of literal giants, tied together by a research effort to try to stop a long and bitter war.
The issue closes with Andy Dudak’s translation of An Hao’s Action at a Distance and with Jordan Chase-Young’s The Fall. The former features an encounter with a planet that warps perception in such a way that explorers inevitably crash and die before landing. It’s hard to describe entirely alien forms of perception, but the story makes a solid attempt, with enough plot to provide a driving motivation. Chase-Young’s piece is nearly as disorienting, a sci-fi/horror tale that sees the lead exploring the forested remnants of a dead Moon civilization. It’s an evocative narrative, laced with the uncanny and ambiguous.
This month’s letter from the editor takes a break from examining the dual crises of ChatGPT and Amazon’s rolling magazine subscriptions into Kindle Unlimited, instead sharing details of a successful call for Spanish-language submissions. This removes the burden on authors to commission their own translations, as the eight stories accepted will be translated into English by Clarkesworld. It’s another excellent step for a magazine with a deep commitment to inclusion of international sci-fi.
The essay provides a fascinating take on sci-fi and horror—so often opposite in the former’s rewards and the latter’s punishments for exploration and heroism—and how they can come together in fantastic ways. This month’s author interviews were with Premee Mohamed and Megan O’Keefe. I’ve read little of either, but I certainly came away looking for more opportunities to read Mohamed.

GigaNotoSaurus

One of the downsides of publishing just one story a month is that a publication can deliver fairly consistent excellence and still have me feeling like it’s been ages since I was really wowed. Fortunately, May’s GigaNotoSaurus story broke the small-but-long drought of three consecutive issues without hitting my favorites list, with the long short story Any Percent by Andrew Dana Hudson. Part litRPG, part union story, it tells of Luckless, a warehouse worker fleeing the hardship and tedium of real life by trying to speedrun his way to becoming the richest person in the world in a popular simulation game.
It opens with an engaging, albeit low-stakes account of the virtual exploration that earned him niche recognition as the discoverer of several time-shaving skips. But as life gets harder, his desire for virtual accomplishment only increases, leading down a predictable spiral in which his virtual persona becomes everything he hates in real life. It’s a really fascinating story, with enough of a dive into game mechanics to help the reader understand the strategy behind the main character’s pursuit, while keeping a firm enough foot in the real world to maintain the feel of a truly character-driven piece, with thematic weight but without eschewing that vital glimmer of hope.

Fantasy & Science Fiction

The May/June issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction was heavy on the shorter pieces, with just two novelettes compared to eight short stories and four flash fictions, in addition to the usual poetry and reviews. And perhaps unsurprisingly, given the breakdown, it was the short stories where I found my favorites.
The issue opens with an epistolary tale of pyramid exploration, Fawaz Al-Matrouk’s On the Mysterious Events at Rosetta. If you’re at all familiar with the subgenre, this story probably goes as you’d expect, but it’s an entertaining read nonetheless. It’s followed by one of the issue’s two novelettes: The Dire Delusion by Matthew Hughes. “The Dire Delusion” is a sort of magical whodunnit, with thieves waking up with their loot gone and no memory of anyone who might’ve taken it. As with many stories of this sort, I find that the list of suspects isn’t fleshed out well enough to be especially satisfying as a mystery, but Hughes introduces an entertaining world and keeps the story moving well enough to maintain the reader’s interest.
Next comes a pair of short stories about family in non-Western cultures, Kiran Kaur Saini’s Amrit and Lark Morgan Lu’s In Time, All Foxes Grieve Westward. The former involves an aging man receiving an AI in-home assistant, forcing him to confront both his deteriorating mind and body and his fraught relationship with his adult son. It’s another story that’s not especially hard to predict, but the excellent storytelling and character work make it well worth the read regardless. If you enjoy grumpy old men, this one is a gem. The latter features a fox who has immigrated to America and taken the form of a human, coming home to visit his dying mother and dealing with the fallout of the clash between his life and her expectations. I found it a little more difficult to immerse here than in “Amrit,” but I could certainly see this story hitting hard for those with more firsthand experience with the theme.
Smack in the middle of the issue were my two favorite stories from this edition of F&SF. A Conjure-Horse in San Ouvido by Ferdison Cayetano is a wonderful blend of mythologies and war stories, with a Black soldier leaving his island off the Carolinas to fight in the Philippines, where he not only finds some familiar magic, but that he may have more in common with the local population than with the American soldiers serving alongside him. It’s a story that leans into the mystical while still having some hard-hitting emotional passages and satisfying plot progression.
But for the third straight issue, my absolute favorite Fantasy & Science Fiction story was a near future sci-fi. Do I have a niche? Maybe. In the May/June issue, that honor went to Highway Requiem by T.R. Napper. Somewhat amusingly, “Highway Requiem” marked the third story I’d read in just the last couple months that focused on the post-automation trucking industry. But I loved Ray Nayler’s “The Empty,” and I loved this one, so I guess I’ll roll with the trucks as long as they’re working. Napper’s piece is neither neat nor happy, but it’s a deeply personal piece that explores so many nuances of both the social benefits and harms that come out of the transformation of transportation, while still managing to be the most emotionally affecting story I read all month. The worldbuilding is excellent, and the lead character so gripping that it’s easy to feel his yearning and anxieties. Excellent work.
The Lucky Star by Dr. Bunny McFadden provides a more lighthearted turn, with a short, fun piece about a queer bar on Titan. It is in turn followed by a more serious piece, Zig Zag Claybourne’s For the Benefit of Mr. Khite, featuring a being meant to serve as an intermediary between humans and various other artificial Intelligences. Very much a “learning to be human” story, it explores everything from physical sensation to a search for meaning in life.
I have so consistently struggled to engage with flash fiction that I wonder whether I should just note the existence of the flash pieces and move on, just like with the poetry and review sections. Maybe next time. For now, I’ll be brief with the issue’s four flash fictions: Time and Art by Barbara Krasnoff, I Paint the Light With My Mother’s Bones by K.J. Aspey, We Are Happy to Serve You by Margaret Dunlap, and Titan Retreat by Ria Rees. I probably resonated most with “Time and Art,” the longest of the four and also the most straightforward story, a parable-like tale about time and what we make of it. “I Paint the Light With My Mother’s Bones” is far and away the richest in metaphor and lyricism, with a girl in a transforming basement fighting off the dark, but by the same token, it was the hardest to grasp on the initial read. “We Are Happy to Serve You” is the shortest of the bunch, a small piece about automated food kiosks with a punchy ending. And “Titan Retreat” is a sometimes-poignant piece of character backstory that feels a bit incomplete on its own.
After the poetry and flash fiction, the issue returns to longer works for two final pieces. Knotty Girl by Melissa A. Watkins is a Black retelling of Rapunzel that leans into the unsettling elements. And the issue’s second novelette, A Truth So Loyal and Vicious by Fatima Taqvi, serves as an excellent capstone, with a folkloric story of prophecies and curses, the bond of sisterhood and a creature that trades magic for truth. Many of the themes are familiar, but they’re beautifully tied together.

May Favorites

You can also find this post on my blog, along with lots of novel reviews and a monthly round-up of short fiction I read outside my normal magazine rotation. (This was a great month there too, so I'm looking forward to writing up another post full of short fiction recs).
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2023.05.25 16:29 Thepotatohitme What to do after mbbs?

I am gonna be honest, I want to become a doctor but the amount of work that I will have to put in to earn a meagre amount here in India isn’t something I like the sound of.
I am probably gonna join KMC mangalore (~85L) this year for my ug. I want to know what kind of options I have if I wanted to leave India for better opportunities, what is/are the:
  1. Costs?
  2. Probability of succeeding?
  3. Drawbacks of said route?
  4. Amount of money that I can earn?
Edit: Posted on Indianmedschool too but they removed it even though the question wasn’t even relevant to premed. Ab help maango to doobne ke liye chhod diya.
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2023.05.25 01:21 critler_17 Asked gpt to "please write a r/premed post pretending to be a premed student who is completely shocked and appalled they did not get an acceptance, even though they did not apply to any medical schools"

Shocked and Appalled: No Acceptances Despite Not Applying to Any Medical Schools?!

Hey fellow premeds,
I am absolutely floored and dumbfounded right now. I just received the news that I didn't get accepted into any medical schools this application cycle, and here's the kicker: I didn't even apply to any medical schools in the first place! Can you believe it?!
I mean, I've spent years working hard to build a strong academic record, scored an impressive 518 on the MCAT, and racked up over 1,700 hours of volunteering, research, and leadership experiences. I even have my own successful medical billing company. With all of that, I assumed I was a shoe-in for acceptance. It feels like a punch in the gut to be met with rejection when I didn't even submit a single application.
Has anyone else experienced this absurdity? How can I be turned down without even trying? It's almost as if the admissions committees could sense my potential and decided to reject me preemptively. It's a surreal situation, and I'm left questioning the entire process.
I know it might sound silly to some, but I had this expectation that my accomplishments alone would guarantee me a spot. Now, I'm left wondering what went wrong. Did I miss something crucial in my application strategy? Could I have done more to stand out? Or is this just a cruel twist of fate?
I'm sharing this story to remind all of you that this process can be unpredictable and full of surprises. It's crucial to never take anything for granted, even when you think you have a strong profile. Take the time to carefully research schools, craft compelling personal statements, gather strong letters of recommendation, and submit your applications. Don't make the mistake I did by assuming things will fall into place on their own.
If anyone has advice or insights on how to move forward from this bizarre situation, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm trying to regroup and figure out the next steps in pursuing my dream of becoming a physician. It's a tough pill to swallow, but I won't let this setback discourage me.
Stay resilient and keep pushing forward, my fellow premeds. And please, don't forget to actually submit those applications!
Sincerely,
Shocked and Appalled Premed
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2023.05.24 17:05 athenasage Do you list a poster and its research separate, or does the poster slot include the research?

Are you supposed to list
  1. (1) Poster (2) Research (two separate slots)
or
  1. (1) Poster: here is my poster, this was my experience with the research (a singular activity slot)
I tried looking for relevant posts, This was similar, but doesn't fully address my question.
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2023.05.24 16:16 ArtemisDaOwl Anyone able to comment on an MS in Regenerative Medicine?

I've tried pestering gradschool and that place is dead as heck. I got into a Regenerative Medicine and Entrepreneurship program after doing business + premed in undergrad and having started my own company.

If anyone with research / shadowing in pharma or similar fields is able to attest to the work environment of the field I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm torn between a new job offer and this program, both of which I think I would enjoy because I'm not sure how marketable the program really is since the field is so new.
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