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 Post subject: Pre-med
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:14 pm 
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What if you decide that you want to go to med school, but you are not at a college that offers a pre-med track? Can you still get into medical school? Do you just take a lot of chemistry and other science courses? Or do you need to transfer to a school that has pre-med?


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 Post subject: Re: Pre-med
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:34 am 
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You must take pre-med before you can go to med school. Pre med itself is not just a class, it is a major. You will study chemistry, physics, biology (mostly biochem, cell biology, etc), nutrition, sports medicine, that type of stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre-med
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:26 am 
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Okay, I see. So you have to choose a school that offers it as a major. And if you are already in school, and you decide you want to go to med school, then you will need to transfer to a school that offers that as a major.

So you can't get into med school with a different major, then?


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 Post subject: Re: Pre-med
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:53 pm 
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gogogadget wrote:
Okay, I see. So you have to choose a school that offers it as a major. And if you are already in school, and you decide you want to go to med school, then you will need to transfer to a school that offers that as a major.

So you can't get into med school with a different major, then?

Well, again, it depends on the prestige of the med school, and what discipline you want to go for. If you want to become a psychiatrist, you will have to do med school. They can get by without a pre med degree. Pre med is, again, a course load. It is heavy on the sciences and mathematics. Med schools will look at those with pre med degrees more seriously, but if you really can show you took all the required courses at the university you went to, Chem (VERY important) Bio (EXTREMELY important), Physics (not so important, but they want to see it) and some other classes like Calc (they want to see you can handle tough courses), Psychology, Sociology (not so much) then you shoudl be set. But again, your best bet is to take pre-med in the first place.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre-med
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:14 pm 
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You would definitely have to go to a school that has a pre-med track. Most schools these days have at least a nursing program so it shouldn't be too difficult to find one.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre-med
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:28 am 
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I agree with teachme, most schools offer nursing as a pre-med course. I think you cannot enter a med school if you haven't had a pre-med course. You better ask the med school that you wanted to enter and ask them the requirements needed.


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