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WWAMI: no bachelors required?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by garyth, 09.24.14.

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  1. garyth

    garyth forever west

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    Apparently a bachelors degree is not required for admission into the program. Even one of my colleagues has explained to me he's only taking the required courses/total hours with the MCAT. His other stats are average but I mean come on... I have a huge advantage over an applicant like this by investing the time into an undergrad, right?

    Plus, why not get an undergrad... I want a good backbone to carry with me to med school.
     
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  3. claduva94

    claduva94 2+ Year Member

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    Clinical experience isn't "required" but good luck getting in without it. Similar idea holds true here.
     
  4. Itisneverlupus

    Itisneverlupus 5+ Year Member

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    Get the degree. If you don't, you'd better have a damn good reason for not doing so, because otherwise: "You want to finish med school but won't even stick it out for undergrad?" That wouldn't be so great.
     
  5. DokterMom

    DokterMom 2+ Year Member

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    And then there's the "If you don't get in..." angle to consider. Your friend is being short-sighted.
     

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