|By Ort30 (Ort30) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 06:56 pm: Edit|
When someone says that they're pre-med, it just means that at some time in college, they take a year of the following: General/Introductory Chemistry, General/Introductory Biology, Organic Chemistry, General/Introductory Physics, as well as a year of Calculus. Some medical schools have additionally requirements, such as a year of sociology and/or psychology.
|By Yugekorb (Yugekorb) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 07:16 pm: Edit|
Yes, I thought we all knew this. But thanks for reiterating it...
|By Ort30 (Ort30) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 06:58 pm: Edit|
Yugekorb, not everyone knew this because I still hear many people talking about majoring in pre-medicine.
|By Fendergirl (Fendergirl) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 11:58 pm: Edit|
yeah, people at my school seem to say that too.. and i'm just like no no no.. its NOT a major..
|By Davidrune (Davidrune) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 01:58 am: Edit|
Some schools have the pre-med major.
|By Bern700 (Bern700) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 01:06 pm: Edit|
What's that in the sky????
It's a bird! NO! It's a plane! NO! IT's CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry I just couldn't resist myself.
|By Ort30 (Ort30) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 05:16 pm: Edit|
Bern700: that was lame.
Davidrune: The schools that offer pre-med as a major normally have it in an accelerated degree program or combined degree program.
|By Bern700 (Bern700) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 05:57 pm: Edit|
|By Davidrune (Davidrune) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 09:05 pm: Edit|
It is generally in a combined degree program, but in some schools it is still a major.
|By Ort30 (Ort30) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 04:51 pm: Edit|
|By Patito12 (Patito12) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 07:07 pm: Edit|
although pre-med CAN be a major in itself in some colleges, i think its somewhat stupid to do it.
you might as well specialize in a major such as bio or something else you like, and just fulfill the pre-med requirements, which shouldnt be much more at all. im sure that would help you get into better med schools, and will help you do better while in one.
|By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 01:45 pm: Edit|
I know SUNY-Binghamton offers pre-med as a major. Why anyone would do that is beyond me, however.
|By Ort30 (Ort30) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 05:25 pm: Edit|
I agree with you Patito 12.
|By Neom3x11 (Neom3x11) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 12:11 am: Edit|
Well medical schools are looking for students with all kinds of majors - and the trend seems to be picking a major not directly related to medicine so that students are well-rounded. It probably wouldn't be a good idea to choose "pre-med" as a major if the school offers it. Choose something more creative!
Just a thought.
|By Patito12 (Patito12) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 06:42 am: Edit|
Yeah, i think youre absolutely right Neom3x11...
i mean think about it. Getting an undergratuate degree in "Pre-Med"... or "Bioengineering: Pre-med" or "Biochemistry: Pre-med". Or you could even do "English: Pre-med" if you wanted, but i cant imagine many people would.
The point is, simply doing "pre-med" cant look good when being compared to thousands of other applicants with a real B.S., for example, in Biology or something else.
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