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    Premed Program at Texas A&M

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    Hi I just recently graduated with a ** degree in Biological Sciences. My GPA (2.96) is not as high as I want to apply for a 4-year med program. Therefore I am considering doing the pre-med program offered by IAU. I know other schools like AUA require students to take placement exams- how well they do will place them in different levels/semesters in the pre-med program. I was wondering if IAU offers the same thing or is it a straight two years program from start to finish. My concern that I do not want to repeat two years all over again since I already have a ** degree. Thank you for your reply.

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    If you already have a Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences with a 2.96 GPA, then you may not even have to do a premed program. The school website says that the average GPA of accepted students is a 3.0 - So contact someone in Admissions and get them to review your transcripts. If you have to do pre-med, may I suggest some Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, Anatomy and Biostatistics. It will help you build a foundation for basic sciences.

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    Thanks for the response Dr. Kidd. Right now I'm weighing my options between premed or straight 4-year programs. Your reply has not answered my question regarding placement exams for the IAU premed program.

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    I have a few friends in my class that recently completed the premed program at Texas A&M Commerce. They said they never heard of a placement test. Its like either you do the complete program and come out with a 3.0 GPA or just take missing classes. But then you can take mising classes at any school of your choice - including community colleges where you can do classes for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvu123 View Post
    Hi I just recently graduated with a ** degree in Biological Sciences. My GPA (2.96) is not as high as I want to apply for a 4-year med program. Therefore I am considering doing the pre-med program offered by IAU. I know other schools like AUA require students to take placement exams- how well they do will place them in different levels/semesters in the pre-med program. I was wondering if IAU offers the same thing or is it a straight two years program from start to finish. My concern that I do not want to repeat two years all over again since I already have a ** degree. Thank you for your reply.
    We do not offer placement tests to determine advanced placement for Pre-Med program at Texas A&M Commerce. If you meet all our admissions requirements as detailed in Admission Requirements, then you can apply to the 4 year MD program. Should you have any questions, kindly contact the Office of Admissions at 972-484-9700
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    Here is a little information on the Pre-med program for IAU.

    The Pre-med program at IAU is in conjunction with Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas. Students coming directly from high school or from non-science majors can complete all of their premedical coursework and requirements in two years. After completing the required 90 credit hours, students then come directly into the 4 year MD program beginning in St. Lucia. Students must meet a minimum GPA and get a letter of recommendation from the Pre-Medical advisor at Texas A&M in order to start the MD program. The pre-med program allows students to complete all requirements and the MD program in 6 years instead of 8 years. You can find out more about Texas A&M Commerce at their website tamu-commerce,edu.

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    Additional info on Pre-Med program is available at Pre-Med

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