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How to be a successful pre-med! . Course Requirements. General Chemistry with lab – 2 semesters CHEM 130 and 131 Organic Chemistry with lab – 2 semesters CHEM 329, 331 + 330 and 332 or 333 (Superlab) General Physics with lab – 2 semesters PHYS 185 and 186 (with calc: PHYS 195 and 196)

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course requirements
Course Requirements
  • General Chemistry with lab – 2 semesters
    • CHEM 130 and 131
  • Organic Chemistry with lab – 2 semesters
    • CHEM 329, 331 + 330 and 332 or 333 (Superlab)
  • General Physics with lab – 2 semesters
    • PHYS 185 and 186 (with calc: PHYS 195 and 196)
  • General Biology with lab – 2 semesters
    • BIOL 107 and 108
  • English – 2 semesters
    • Some schools accept writing enhanced (WE)
  • Calculus 1 and/or Stats – 1 semester
    • MATH 198 (Calc) and STAT 190
course recommendations
Course Recommendations

Highly recommended:

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy
    • Human or Comparative

Also recommended:

Histology

Microbiology

Immunology

Embryology

Cancer Biology

Pathophysiology

Pharmacology

freshman year
Freshman Year
  • Good Grades
    • Most Important
    • More A’s than B’s
  • Service
  • Shadowing
    • Primarily done over breaks
  • Get involved
    • Student Organizations
    • Extracurricular Activities
    • Quality over Quantity
    • Follow Your Passions
  • Balance
    • Don’t overload yourself
  • Summer
    • Do something
    • Classes
    • Volunteer
    • Shadow
    • Study Abroad
sophomore year
Sophomore Year
  • Grades
    • Keep getting good ones
  • Network with Professors
    • Letters of Rec.
  • Leadership
    • Be on the lookout
  • Service
  • Shadowing/Clinical Hours
    • Start a regular routine
    • Shadow same physician over the course of a week
  • Research
    • Get involved
    • Doesn’t need to be medically relevant
    • Can count for scholarship job
  • Find your niche
    • Gather unique experiencesthat can be talked about in an interview
sophomore year1
Sophomore Year
  • Prepare Summer Activities
    • http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
    • http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm
  • Early Acceptance Programs
    • A.T. Still
    • University of Missouri’s Bryant Scholars
    • DMU
    • UMKC
junior year fall semester
Junior Year – Fall Semester
  • Leadership
    • Have leadership roles/significant contributions to groups
  • Begin MCAT Studying
    • Review
    • Sign up for test date
    • Research what materials you want to use
  • Prepare Activities List for Application
    • Maximum 15 entries
    • 750 character limit
    • Choose 3 activities that were most influential, get extra characters
  • Prepare Summer Activities
    • Research
    • Service
    • Study Abroad
junior year spring semester
Junior Year – Spring Semester
  • MCAT
    • April or May
    • Treat studying like a class
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Truman Letter Service
    • 2 Science Faculty
    • 1 Non-Science Faculty
    • Physician
  • Research Medical Schools
    • Medical School Admissions Requirements
    • Premed.me
  • Personal Statement
    • Read/edited by:
      • Family and friends
      • Career Center
      • AMSA exec
senior year summer
Senior Year - Summer
  • Put together AMCAS/AACOMAS application
    • Opens early May
    • Submit June 1st
  • Research Secondary Applications
    • studentdoctor.net
senior year
Senior Year
  • Submit Secondary Applications
  • Get Interview Attire
  • Practice interviewing
    • Mock Interviews at Career Center
  • Make Truman Proud