Adcom

20 Apr 19
Profound Premed

Hey guys, Since graduating last year I have studied for the MCAT, taken the MCAT, gone to EMT school, and worked 3 months (~470 hours) as an EMT. I quit my EMT job at the end of March due to the unbearable commute and extremely long hours. I hoped to get a biotech job fairly […]

18 Apr 19
Profound Premed

I've written my personal statement and had it edited from October to February. It was a grueling 5 month process but I was super happy with the piece. However, over that time, I've read over my personal statement like 15 times and I'm starting to get tired of it and am questioning whether I should […]

18 Apr 19
Profound Premed

I'm just tryna do well in class and branch out with hobbies I find genuinely interesting. But the hobbies I'm into are fluff pieces for other premed students. It kind of sucks that the effort I put into my ECs will only be seen as fluff by adcoms. What am I supposed to do? This […]

17 Apr 19
Profound Premed

So I took my MCAT 4/13. It was brutal. I pretty much feel like crap about it and probably scored anywhere from a 490-506. I obviously have to wait to get my score back so who knows, and I am taking a gap year working as a medical assistant to apply in the June/July 2019 […]

17 Apr 19
Profound Premed

So I'm going to apply this coming 19-20 cycle and I was looking through the SDN secondaries database. It seems like a lot of secondaries will ask about challenging experiences and diversity. Can I write about experiences I had in high school, or do AdComs expect you to only incorporate experiences you've had in college […]

17 Apr 19
Profound Premed

Hi, everyone! I was an English creative writing major, so writing is a passion of mine in addition to medicine. Not to toot my own horn, but I received multiple compliments from interviewers concerning my personal statement. I say this because they also told me how many essays they've read that are nightmares. So trust […]

17 Apr 19
Profound Premed

Hi, everyone! I was an English creative writing major, so writing is a passion of mine in addition to medicine. Not to toot my own horn, but I received multiple compliments from interviewers concerning my personal statement. I say this because they also told me how many essays they've read that are nightmares. So trust […]

14 Apr 19
Profound Premed

Over the last few days, I've seen a few posts on whether school prestige helps (in undergrad for med school and med school for residency). This probably correlates to undergrad admissions season. From the data I've seen, it seems like it boils down to this. For Med School – No school will keep you out […]

14 Apr 19
Profound Premed

Background: I've currently received a yes from four letter writers (2 science, 1 honors class, 1 english class), and will be asking a physician and another honors professor soon. ​ I transferred to another research lab this semester (bc I disliked the lab I worked in last semester) and have accrued around 70ish hours this […]

14 Apr 19
Profound Premed

Hey all, I am a current resident who was formerly involved as an application reviewer and interviewer for a mid-tier US allopathic medical school. I have reviewed hundreds of AMCAS files, read hundreds more LORs, interviewed a few dozen applicants, and have sat in on the final decision meetings for hundreds of applicants post-interview. Upfront, […]

14 Apr 19
Profound Premed

3.7cgpa if I hadn't taken that cc class freshman year and decided to slack off in it and get a B (9 credit hour class) 3.62 cgpa because I did junior, gearing up to apply this cycle. sgpa 3.66. this has had me anxious for literally months–3.7 puts me so much closer to the medians […]

13 Apr 19
Profound Premed

Long post warning. Sorry for the wall of text but I could use some opinions! To start, my situation is a little different. I’m a non-traditional student: 25-years-old, single-mom, full-time job, full-time course load, and am on a full-ride scholarship. I’m completing my final semester of my bachelor’s degree (history major, health care management minor). […]

13 Apr 19
Profound Premed

One of my letter writers is on a sabbatical. He wrote me a strong letter 2 years ago according to adcom feedback and he is one of my two science professors that are writing for me. (I don’t really have another person who actually knows me that’s a science prof, so I need this one.) […]