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It came to my attention on the LECOM website for required prerequisite courses: http://www.aacom.org/resources/bookstore/cib/Documents/cib2010/2010-lecom.pdf

-3hrs for Genetics

I luckily took an upper level course, Biochemistry already because I didn't even know that was a pre-req. Started looking at all the schools I'm planning to apply to, many do have different requirements!!

But I wasn't planning on taking genetics, is it required? I'll try to take it during the summer but I need to know lecom students, haha. I will call the school to make sure too.

Next question: I have to do my prehealth committee application which is due April 1st. They basically mimic the real med school application, even require a personal statement, all references, etc. Do we have a new personal statement thread? Any English majors want to take a look at mine? :)

Also, how do you format your writing like for example, Under Clinical Experience I put:

Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Assisted in errand/escort duties and provided support for patients and families.

Would they prefer you to list your activities (like a resume) or use complete sentences and be really descriptive? Since English is not my best subject, I need to get help next week on my grammar. How did you guys do it?

Last Question! Sorry about the long post. I've been reading about the letter of intents, I was planning to send one to lecom in september because I thought doing it right after my application gets verified is too soon and I don't think I have a good chance for an interview, but maybe writing to the dean might help.. good or bad idea?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!
 

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It came to my attention on the LECOM website for required prerequisite courses: http://www.aacom.org/resources/bookstore/cib/Documents/cib2010/2010-lecom.pdf

-3hrs for Genetics

I luckily took an upper level course, Biochemistry already because I didn't even know that was a pre-req. Started looking at all the schools I'm planning to apply to, many do have different requirements!!

But I wasn't planning on taking genetics, is it required? I'll try to take it during the summer but I need to know lecom students, haha. I will call the school to make sure too.

Next question: I have to do my prehealth committee application which is due April 1st. They basically mimic the real med school application, even require a personal statement, all references, etc. Do we have a new personal statement thread? Any English majors want to take a look at mine? :)

Also, how do you format your writing like for example, Under Clinical Experience I put:

Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Assisted in errand/escort duties and provided support for patients and families.

Would they prefer you to list your activities (like a resume) or use complete sentences and be really descriptive? Since English is not my best subject, I need to get help next week on my grammar. How did you guys do it?

Last Question! Sorry about the long post. I've been reading about the letter of intents, I was planning to send one to lecom in september because I thought doing it right after my application gets verified is too soon and I don't think I have a good chance for an interview, but maybe writing to the dean might help.. good or bad idea?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!
You're reading the CIB wrong. Req=required, Rec=recommended

The way you're listing your experience looks good to me, I believe a bullet format is usually preferred.

Don't send a LOI until you've been interviewed/waitlisted unless for some reason you think you're going to be outright rejected. By submitting your primary/secondary/attending interview you are showing intent, afterward if you aren't sure you're going to be accepted then you send an LOI.
 
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wow, i guess i was busy panicking before reading it wrong, THANK YOU!
 

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Yep genetic is only recommended. As for your list of activities, i've asked AACOMAS before. I think they would want you to write in complete sentence. They basically told me, the adcom are reading this, so think about how 'you' want to present to them. No idea about the LoI, i thought its usually written after you are interviewed or on waitlist.
 

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Some schools do require the other pre reqs mentioned here. KCUMB requires genetics and biochemistry (lectures, no labs required). There is an area to put future classes you plan to take on your application.
 

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Maica, I wonder if we ever worked at the E/E Desk at RPCI together :D I volunteered there weekly from 1/09-2/10 .
 
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Maica, I wonder if we ever worked at the E/E Desk at RPCI together :D I volunteered there weekly from 1/09-2/10 .
hey buddy! seriously??? lol i worked usually wednesday morning, sometimes that let me do E/E but nowadays i'm doing filing for the chemo/infusion clinic. i probably met you and had no idea, hahaha.
 

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hey buddy! seriously??? lol i worked usually wednesday morning, sometimes that let me do E/E but nowadays i'm doing filing for the chemo/infusion clinic. i probably met you and had no idea, hahaha.
I used to do E/E Thursdays every week...but always switched around and did a little chemo/infusion, therapy dog stuff..etc. Maybe we have met, small world!:) I don't volunteer there anymore though because it got to be too much with being a TA/taking classes/other volunteering/finishing my thesis. Good luck to you though :luck:
 
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I used to do E/E Thursdays every week...but always switched around and did a little chemo/infusion, therapy dog stuff..etc. Maybe we have met, small world!:) I don't volunteer there anymore though because it got to be too much with being a TA/taking classes/other volunteering/finishing my thesis. Good luck to you though :luck:
I know. I've been putting it off because of upcoming finals and my research lab. I'll be back as soon as I can, haha. You did the therapy dog too? That was a lot of fun, my favorite one is Jack. You're a TA? That's cool! I was invited to be a TA for anatomy but I turned it down haha. Good luck with finishing your thesis!!