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College and Medical School

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by HawkJ2010, May 26, 2008.

  1. HawkJ2010

    HawkJ2010 7+ Year Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Hey guys i am kind of new to the forums so as much advice as I can get would be greatly appreciated.

    I am a sophmore in high school and I am joining something that is called "Running Start" which is basically going to college and getting both high school and college credits. I was just wondering should I take my basic classes now in my first two years then wait until I get into a university to take my more advanced classes?

    Also I was wondering how many colleges did you apply for and how many medical schools did you apply for?

    Also what was your college major and why do you think it will help you get into medical school and become successful?

    Thank you
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  3. wisconsindoctor

    wisconsindoctor Banned

    Dec 11, 2007
    SDN needs a high school section. That is all I'm going to say.
  4. Cegar

    Cegar 7+ Year Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Only do Running Start if you are completely capable of handling rigorous science courses. The chemistry/biology/calculus/physics you encounter will be much, much more difficult than the equivalent high school, AP, or IB courses.

    Most Running Start students that I know/see/talk to did rather poorly in the pre-med requirements. There are a few who did just fine, but they had high aptitude for science and math. Really high aptitude. And they still struggled.
  5. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    i dont think it will make a difference when you take your courses. although it makes sense to take your basic courses before you take your advances courses, so why dont you start with that.....

    I applied to 5 colleges. I knew from the beginning I would be deciding between two of them...the other 3 were just whatevers. One was a back up just in case i got denied from the other 4.

    As far as med school, i'll be applying to about 10 or 15 schools. its just too friken expensive man.

    My major is kinesiology. you shouldnt be worryin about what major will help you get into med school, the truth is none of them well if you dont do well. you should major in the subject that you are passionate about. it should be something that you enjoy learning about and are excited to go to class. i knew i wanted to be a kines major before I went to college. i love everything about the subject, and it fits well into my interest of sports medicine. will being a kines major help me get into med school? yes, only because i have absolutey loved every second of the courses that i took, and it shows with my GPA. if i had been a chemistry major or any other major, i would undoubtedly not have done is well b/c i'm not as intersted in the subject.
  6. ChubbyChaser

    ChubbyChaser Yummmy 2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    I agree.
  7. TehDoc

    TehDoc What a pain... 2+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    That is a good idea actually.
  8. bcat85

    bcat85 10+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2007

    I third this idea!

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