Which is more important for PT Pre-Med: Take more classes or work/volunteer?


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Jul 4, 2009
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I already have a BA, so I am taking my pre-med req's "part-time" (as in, 2 pre-req's per semester). I'm wondering people's thoughts on what I should focus on for the rest of my time: take more classes (electives) or really focus on a significant volunteering and working commitment? Or perhaps a compromise: take a 3rd class (say and elective in physiology) and then do some volunteering or working.


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I agree. Unless you have a low science GPA (in which case you need to focus on taking more classes), taking a handful of premed related but non-prereq classes will enhance your application, as will significant volunteering and/or related work experience.
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