Im confused why you want to take bio1 and anatomy at the sametime if you've already taken it before. Otherwise your plan seems relatively good, I wish you luck.Would you place weekend hospital volunteering over shadowing or do both?
My academic advisor didn't write bio II on my academic plan, surprizingly. I did take a BIO I with a lab and BIO II during my major. These classes may have been non-science major courses; however, I did obtain a Bachelor of Science instead of a Bachelor of Arts so I am not sure. The Anatomy and physiology course is a 100 level course, but she also suggested a 300 lvl anatomy course and a 200 level immunology course if I had time. I have to work to pay for school, so I don't have time for those two other courses if I want to maintain a high GPA. I am classified as a non-degree seeking student, which is horrible because I qualify for no financial aid and no scholarships, yet I make around $12,000 a year, which is less than the tuition of the university for a year...
Here is the current academic plan(The University I am attending now is on a Quarter system):
Bio I (w/ lab)
Anatomy (w/ lab)
Chm I (w/ lab)
Chm II (w/ lab)
Chm III (w/lab)
Physics I (w/ lab)
Org. Chm I (w/ lab)
Physics II (w/ lab)
Org Chm II (w/ lab)
Physics III (w/ lab)
Organic Chm III (w/ lab)
the more shadowing the better. I know you've got good grades and everything, but you should be setting out to prove that you know what it's like to be a physician and that you want to do that. lots of shadowing and volunteering/working in a hospital will go a long way for you.I plan on shadowing a physician or two, how many total hours should I seek to obtain?
I suppose I can volunteer at a hospital on the weekend.
As for the BIO I course, I guess the advisor felt it would be a safety net in case the previous BIO courses were non-science major courses and it would help refresh me for MCAT regardless.
Is there anyway I can get some funding as a non-degree seeking student?