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    Jee001 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Hey, I am interested in applying to premed at MUA so I was wondering if we could get a thread started on people's experiences - academically and the general atmosphere there. I tried searching the forums for similar threads but didn't come across any that focused on just the premed experiences without sidetracking too much.

    ps. I would especially love to hear from those who actually made it through all the way to Med1.

    Thanks in advance

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    I didn't go through the premed program because I started in med1, but what a can offer is a reflection from people I knew who did the premed program and talking to classmates now in the med program who were in the premed program.

    The premed program is helpful for the med program because it covers important concepts and memorization that you will see later in the med program. In other words, the knowledge you will learn will help you in learning in the med program.

    The premed program is moderately hard, less intense than the med program but by no means a breeze either. I think anyone who is average academically who consistently works hard (smart) will make to through the med program and get to med 1. Although the premed program is straightforward, many don't finish. Perhaps they don't study enough, lack the maturity to take school seriously, or figure that medicine is not for them.

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    Thank you so much for your response Don1. It was greatly appreciated.

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    I just wanted to 2nd Don1's reflections. Those were the same kinds of feedback I heard from others who went through premed in 2006. I did nto myself, but it sounded like it was definately an advantage to teh classmates of mine who did it, making it a bit easier for them in specifically histology, biochem, genetics. They were clearer on cell bio, chemistry, etc than people who hadn't had it for a while.

    I and others did fine without it, but it was scarey as heck sometimes to be faced with so many concepts I was so unclear on. Premed would have been nice to have had.

    You can make it either way. Either way, it takes persistence, courage, and spirit to make it, along with consistent work. One can do it if there is commitment and purpose.

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    i get that life may be easier bc afterwards you are better off but if you are willing to put in extra effort in med1 you will be okay withoutt the premed program correct?

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    That all depends upon who you are and the strength of your science background. You'll have to decide that.

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    My science grades and gpa are higher than my cumulative because I did poor in ** classes due to attendance issues and what not. I only need Orgo 2. Should I apply for a premed program at MUA? Because I'll be taking Orgo1 in June.

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    I wouldn't, I would take Orgo wherever you and finish my pre-med there (it's bound to be cheaper) and apply for med 1 later, unless there's a specific reason otherwise

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    Does MUA have a modified premed program similar to AUA? Like for instance I could take a few pre-med courses at MUA this sept 09, and than go on to the Med 1 in jan010?

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    I've heard of some people talking their way out of it and taking only 1 semester of pre-med opposed to the full year, but again this would be dependent on the committee and your grades in specific courses. No guarantees

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