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Discussion in 'hSDN' started by neur0goddess, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. neur0goddess

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    Hey guys,

    So a few months ago I met with the principal of a new high school I'm thinking of transferring to. She was looking at the classes I've already taken and was confused as to why I didn't take a science class freshmen year (I had a really heavy course load and didn't want to overwhelm myself). Anyway, I mentioned that I wanted to be a pre med in college and she said it would be difficult for me even though by the time I finish high school I will have taken biology, chemistry, and physics. She basically said "the road to becoming a doctor will be tough for you" just because I will take 3 years of science in high school. My first thought was that she was a ******* who clearly doesn't know that med school adcoms don't give a **** what you did in HS. But now that I think about it, could she be correct? or am i freaking out over nothing? I didn't even want to go into medicine when I was an 8th grader picking out my classes for next year, like how does she expect me to have my future 100% planned out as a 13 year old?
     
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  3. neur0goddess

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    just to clarify,
    both my old and new school require 3 years of science classes as do UC schools (I'm in Cali) so if i would have taken biology as a freshmen i could have taken chem as a soph then physics as a junior, then senior year I could've had my pick at APES, AP Chem or a slew of AP Phys classes, which I probably wouldn't have taken anyways
     
  4. IlDestriero

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    She doesn't know what she's talking about. Get into a good university and study whatever you want.
     
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    Just focus on getting your UC a-g reqs. done, maintaining a high GPA, joining clubs/volunteering/getting work experience, and having fun. Your principal is misinformed.
     
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    She is misinformed.

    My medical education was delayed for years because I listened to my small town high school guidance counselor who also gave me bad advice.

    What you've been told above by other users is correct. Get into a good university and do well in your courses; no one in medical school cares about your high school curricula.
     
  7. neur0goddess

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    thank you all!
     
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    Of course every school is different, but you will be fine. Like you stated, your school requires 3 science credits. Ex. My school is different, I need four sciences. It all depends on your school. I don't know where she got that information from.
     
  9. styphon

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    Don't listen to her. Doing well in college depends on your motivation/drive as opposed to additional science course in highschool.
     
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    Where she may have been coming from is that usually top students take 4 years of science and at least one of those is an AP science. However, there is nothing preventing you from getting into a university and studying there. Other students may have taken AP Biology so may have seen much of the information before,...but if you work hard you can do it.
     
  11. JustintheDoctor

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    I remember my counselor told me not to take chem due to my academic record and that I wouldn't be able to make it...
    I laughed at her the following year.
     
  12. neur0goddess

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    thank you everyone!
     
  13. Yazo

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    Nah bae, don't listen to her, or even your guidance counselors to a certain extent.
    What you find on here is actually valuable information as a lot of it is coming from actual physicians and not people who've bachelors in psychology.
     

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