|By Tabmasterflash (Tabmasterflash) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 09:32 pm: Edit|
If I want to do pre-med and the college only has a pre-med "advisory" program, can I do whatever major I feel like and say get a Bachelors in Computer Science of Business and still go do pre-med?
I'm really confused about the pre-med system, any help is welcome
|By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 12:25 am: Edit|
Here is the pre-med explanation and advice:
*Do not major in pre-med, even if you go to a school which has it.
*For the MCAT, you need two semesters each of physics, bio, general chem, and organic chem. The MCAT and your GPA determine much of med school admissions.
*You do not need a bio, chem, biochem, etc. major for pre-med. In fact, majors such as anthropology and classics are statistically the best for admissions.
*Once in med school, you pretty much start all over again... so what you learn in college will basically only familiarize you with the material in med school.
*You can major in anything so long as you satisfy the MCAT course requirements.
*Your grade in organic chemistry is one of the best indicators of success in med school.
So yes, you can get a BS in comp sci and go to med school.
|By Tabmasterflash (Tabmasterflash) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 04:24 pm: Edit|
thanks a bunch. You helped put everything in perspective...i was really confused about this. Are youdoing pre-med/med school?
|By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 10:39 pm: Edit|
I was pre-med for a bit, thought of doing a combined degree programme with engineering. Have a lot of friends who are applying to med school or are just starting. Former roomies are many of them, so I've vicariously lived through the whole process (whether or not I wanted it!)
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