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I am … if he has the opportunity to take orgo first year, that means he must have gotten a 5 on the chem AP. My nephew was val of his hs, 2390 SAT (one and only sitting), pres scholar semi, etc. 3. Though Northwestern is far from a large state school, a surprisingly vibrant Greek community exists on campus, with nearly 40 percent of the student body participating in Greek life. many of the bio professors also require you to not just memorize a lot of information but understand things well enough where you can design relatively complex experiments during the test. Organic chemistry at Northwestern is a three-quarter path that undergraduate students on the pre-med track or pursuing specific majors involving … And I see where you are coming from with the competition because at my high school our valivictorian went a far distance to go to NU. Northwestern University Pre-Health Professionals Student Group The NUPP student group is first and foremost a community dedicated to the successful admission of its members into programs that lead to careers in medicine, health, and veterinary practice. Visitor restrictions are in place due to COVID-19. if your cous takes orgo as a freshman, he/she can take bio soph year and either take physics alongside bio or during junior year. Having gone to a public school that isn't even ranked in the Top 100, I have interviewed at a number of the Top 20, 10, and 5 schools. You can check the book and reviews on Amazon by clicking the link here. Pre-med at Northwestern. Top 20 Pre-Med Schools In America Ø Northwestern University. Man, you guys have me a little scared about bio and orgo! And we understand why. i know a lot who took that route and most of them ended up getting A's easily. NU is one of the best pre-med programs in the nation (80% med school acceptance rate for an average of 3.6 GPA - the acceptance rate is much higher for 3.9+). You bio major would help a lot for the pre-med courses. NU used to allow students to take summer orgo at Harvard but they took that option away recently. Is it that impossible? Internships and gap years are totally different w/r/t med school applicants. Competitive applicants are recommended, but not required, to have a minimum of si… Anyone have specific experience wit their orgo though? In response, the Admissions Committee has approved the following temporary changes to the admissions criteria for the upcoming 2020-2021 cycle: 1. It would be interesting to know how students at respective Canadian schools view each other. and does anyone know the percentage of students who start out pre-med and then switch out? No. You can check the book and reviews on Amazon by clicking the link here. it's the least important part of physics for the mcat, so it prob wouldn't make a difference that he hadn't finished it yet before the mcat. It seems to me (and I've heard from other people) that our small midwestern school feels it has something to prove to the other top-tier universities. I finished the Northwestern postbacc last year, started med school this past August. If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me. if possible, definitely separate orgo and bio. Do any of the pre-meds take organic chem freshman year? This is the question that pretty much every premed student wonders at one point or another. Is it just the material itself or really how NU teaches (curve harder, more in depth, ect...)? The Northwestern Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP) is an early MD acceptance program for high-achieving Northwestern undergraduate students who have completed two full years of undergraduate study with a demonstrated commitment to a career in medicine who aspire to admission into Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. i'm definitely thankful for that. Now that we’ve highlighted why you should consider going into pre-med based on the healthcare industry’s massive growth over the next decade, how you should prepare yourself for pre-med opportunities, what pre-med programs look for in students, and what makes a good pre-med program — we have highlighted the best pre-med programs and pre-med schools for you to consider. Pre-Med at Northwestern Hi guys, I’m a senior in high school who was waitlisted at McCormick for BME. hopefully it was helpful. Northwestern University’s Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) is a unique seven-year BA or BS/MD program. My classes usually don't have a scale... most of the time it is 1100 out of 1000 points which isn't to bad I guess. wow, that got long. You're getting the same education as everyone else. "Pre-med" is the term people use to show that they want to go to med school and are taking the classes they need to get there. I definitely think it's doable, though, if you're smart about it. Then, you do 1 year of core clinical clerkships followed by taking USMLE Step 1 January of your 3rd year. Premed is tough anywhere you go. Majoring in a different area, say, Russian Literature, isn't necessarily a bad idea, but you may find it difficult to complete both your Russian Literature major requirements and pre-med requirements in four years. Learn More Understand the different starting points. These students are smart, work hard, and have the desire to be top-of-the-class in college as well. Review the latest information about the virus and how you can help by donating funds. A good GPA for a top med school in general would be a 3.92+. Quarter Year One Year Two; Summer: No required coursework: No required coursework: Fall: CHEM 110 PHYSICS 130-A + 131-A (lab) PRO HLTH 396-A (non-credit, free course). Resources range from MCAT advice/training to GPA calculators to local shadowing opportunities. We hear it directly from our students all the time! I don't think being pre-med at NU is all that terrible, but the curves can be tough and there's a lot of competition. collectively as Cornell, Brown, Penn, Michigan, and Northwestern are greater prestigious faculties, i'm uncertain they have the 'merely right' pre-med courses. Our interns participate in clinical observation, work on faculty-sponsored projects and engage in educational seminars from renowned leaders throughout our institution—all while exploring the great city of Chicago. Kudos to you for saving some cash but I have taken classes at Pomona, Hopkins, NU, and Arizona State. It's not harder at NU than it is at any other major school. Part 3: How hard is it to get into NYU Medical School? I remember, for example, when we were learning about the chemical structure of DNA (yeah not too hard.. just have to be able to draw out each base) but the question on the test showed a molecule of the AIDS drug, AZT, gave some background on how AIDS spreads in the body and asked how the drug might work. It is a long and arduous undertaking. if i may add wake forest to this mix...our class average in organic one was a whopping 54...and i mean that seriously...with our teacher evenning that out with a bell curve, i believe that came out to be a C- average. Post-baccalaureate, or simply “post-bac,” in the pre-health community basically means taking extra courses or enrolling in an additional program in between undergrad and medical school. Never heard if sabotage like I have at other top schools. Most medical schools require the following undergraduate courses before being considered for admittance. just give up now if you are worried about it being hard. "Public schools don't have to cater to their students; they give what they want to give." Pre-Enrollment Programs Making the transition to college can be daunting, but we're here to help. There is a world of difference between this bio class and AP Bio which I also took. Don't take Orgo and Bio together if you can avoid it (lots of people even go to Harvard for summer bio, but that's kind of lame). You can study your brains out about the structure of DNA but you need brains to get through the rest. mrezai and others, how did you find the intro chem class to be? You are using an out of date browser. No. Beyond that, students have the option to attend weekly drop-in Q&A sessions or to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an advisor. Medical School is more difficult than being pre-med. Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons: JavaScript is disabled. In NYU Grossman’s most recent admissions cycle, they received 9,243 applications, invited 999 applicants to interview (10.8 percent), and eventually enrolled 102 students. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful. Pre-med is not a major; it is a set of required courses taken as electives or as part of a major. the one thing about bio at northwestern is that you need to take organic first or concurrently with bio (unless you take the biology 110 series that is only offered during the summers). if you are feeling up for a challenge, do orgo and physics freshman year. 95% of people sitting in your first yr bio class want to be doctors. Put it together: other pre-meds aiming for their medical school and some in the 5 year med program...their majors are in the sciences...it may bevery impossible to get in and very hard to stay in...

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Make sure you do well in the prerequisites. Medstylee- Thanks so much for your help! Can you give me examples of where the Ivy's teach about elite topics in class while the public schools preach to the dum-dums? Oh no! The Northwestern Medicine Pre-Med Undergraduate Internship offers a valuable opportunity for pre-med undergraduate students to become immersed in the healthcare environment through project work, observation and educational seminars. The rest of your 3rd and 4th years are focused on electives and advanced clinical clerkships. That's a lot more doable than orgo and bio, because both orgo and bio have really long labs so it ends up taking all of your time.

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I thought orgo doesn't have lab until 3rd quarter? I also worked part time during both summers, but I was able to study while working. Please don't let everyone else talk you out of it and you'll be fine--NU is great preparation for med school. Get a sense of the Northwestern MD student through our Entering Class of 2020 profile. do med schools look at how 'hard' your undergrad is? Thanks! The University Academic Advising Center (pre-med office, colloquially) is an invaluable resource for Northwestern students. the mcat comes right around the beginning of 3rd quarter which, in physics, is optics & waves. Northwestern provides a lot of guidance to its pre-med students. went the normal chem route. Maybe the 171 sequence makes more sense?

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My nephew is a freshman at NU and his roommate is "premed" taking organic chemistry his freshman year. He was val at his hs and got a 36 on the ACT, but nephew says ALL he studies is org chem. It depends on your major a lot, but I think it's like that at most schools. If you want to become a physician, choosing the right pre-med college is incredibly important. EVANSTON, Ill. - More than 40 Northwestern University pre-med students will embark on a five-week physician-shadowing program this school year to gain a better understanding of physicians’ daily work and help the undergraduate students decide if a career in medicine will be a good fit. That will help keep your GPA high for medical school admissions.

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yeah, from what I've heard about Organic Chemistry at Northwestern -- it's definitely a 'weeder' class.

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Do any of the pre-meds take organic chem freshman year? Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread. *Changes in bio sequence begin in Spring 2021. Is it as scary as most make it out to be? I originally told him to do it but after seeing this thread I am now not sure cuz NU seems way more difficult then I thought it was. premed is hard everywhere. Competition. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread. Thanks again! The answer was that it looked kind of like one of the bases minus the part which would link another DNA molecule thereby stopping replication. 2. Bio was way easier than it would have been during the year, and both classes had pretty good professors minus one quarter of bio (and it's 3 weeks for 1 quarter of bio, you can live through an atrocious professor). Thanks! Review the latest information about the virus and how you can help by donating funds. I never got a higher grade than B+ in the bio series and I got 7 acceptances (4 top-20), so study hard and don't worry. Do you think I should start out with chem instead of bio? Everyone knows the Ivy League schools are great for pre-meds, but awesome pre-med colleges are found throughout the country. I'm not sure if I would be cool with jumping into that class right at the beginning of college, though...

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It is a little intimidating... There's no dumb jock or punk rock slacker in the corner to help bring the curve down. Don't know how he is doing in it gradewise. People like to talk about everything at NU like it's impossible (it makes them feel better for getting through it....or not getting through it). The Minority Association of Pre-Med Students at Northwestern (MAPS), formerly One Step Before, serves the minority premedical students of Northwestern University by providing valuable information that premedical students need prior to attending medical school, via meetings, workshops, events, etc. Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Public Health, Other Pre-Health Track; ... Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Health Professions Advising, and Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences are thrilled to accept applications for the NU DOCS 2021 program, now in its fourth year running. Prestige of undergrad is only of minor importance for a med school application. The Northwestern Medicine Pre-Medicine Internship provides you with an opportunity to work at a premier academic medical center and to learn more about medical professions. i felt like i was just kind of reinforcing or maybe elaborating on themes i was familiar with already. Pre-med is pretty difficult (but every place is hard for pre-med). Pick a major that gives you something else to fall back on if you either 1)change your mind or 2) don't get in right out of college.

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well, seeing as you can't major in "pre-med", that eliminates a lot of troubles.

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well i know there is no "pre-med" major.. but i'm just wondering how competitive/impossible the classes in the pre-med track are to get through.. especially if you have a major not in the sciences, i.e. So, the first reason it’s so damn hard to get in is that there’s more competition for fewer spots. You wanna know another little secret, you probably haven't taken classes at NU to make the comparison. I hear a lot about it from students as being really hard, but I'm thinking its just like any other orgo class and that the difficulty is due to it being a lot of work and materials you wouldn't generally see. EVANSTON, Ill. - More than 40 Northwestern University pre-med students will embark on a five-week physician-shadowing program this school year to gain a better understanding of physicians’ daily work and help the undergraduate students decide if a career in medicine will be a good fit. So what makes bio so hard at these schools like NU? Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) A program that includes acceptance to Northwestern undergraduate and the MD program 2. During your first year, there will be a number of questions for you to think about: Why do I want to go to medical school? I'll admit that I found physics to be my weakest point for MCAT's, but I don't think it's attributed to me taking it in the summer- I think it was just my personal weakness. I know I'm going to have to be prepared to basically devote my entire existance to chem this summer but should I look into trying to take it somewhere else? A direct medical program, often called BS/MD, BA/MD, or BS/DO, guarantees undergraduate enrollees admission to medical school. It is common to have mixed feelings when contemplating medicine. Moreover, Humanities majors who matriculate into medical school are achieving higher average Total MCAT scores (512.8) vs. their Biological Sciences peers (511.3). Learn more about the 2020 Northwestern Medicine pre-med summer interns. one definite advantage of doing that is that he can take biology sophomore year and not have to worry about taking bio and orgo together (which is killer, apparently). I don't understand why people at state schools get off on telling people at private colleges that their state university classes are just as hard/harder. People who've done it said the orgo at Harvard was easier.

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A student at Penn told me the orgo at NU was the most difficult class she'd ever taken (she was home near Chicago for the summer).

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Several Northwestern University students take organic chemistry at Harvard during the summer. For the 2020-2021 admissions cycle only, we are waiving the requirement of 1,000 patient care hours. As long as you put the time into it and make the effort to really. In Cell Biology last semester, for example, the median grade was a C+. Entering Class Profile. etc. Says it was hard but did get an A first and second trimesters.

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wherever I go I'll sure be lookin forward to good ole orgo... (sigh...)

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heh... two valedictorians rooming together, cute. NYU Medical School acceptance rate. Professional Health Admissions Northwestern University School of Professional Studies Wieboldt Hall, 6th floor 339 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60611-3008 Phone: 312-503-2579 Email: prohealth@northwestern.edu. (w/ a 5 on AP Chem)

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According to the MSAR, however, 80% of medical schools require or recommend that you have taken genetics as part of your pre-med requisite courses. In this guide, we’ll provide more information about Northwestern HPME, including how to get in and what to expect. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose. Uhm, there are serious differences between the major privates and state schools. The age-old question: how hard is med school and how hard is it to get into medical school? Posted by 1 year ago. I was pre-med while at Northwestern from 2013–2017. Applicants will be notified of their admission status approximately four weeks after the deadline. The premeds taking bio are non-science majors, so some of the craziness is reduced, and although I think the curve was the same as always, I think there may have been a tiny bit more leniency because it's during the summer. Duke's pretty rough, so NU must be fairly intense if this guy said it was harder by comparison. Wanna know a little secret?

how hard is it to keep a high GPA for pre-med? Everything else being equal, if the mean SAT score is closer to 1500 and half of the class was his or her HS's valedictorian, you are looking at a much more difficult curve. It's primarily used by college students. i was in a small group workshop the other day, and i felt like i really had a better general understanding of the topics we were discussing. Median, not mean. But dam... people are getting 30's and 40's... thank god for that scale. I was always much stronger at bio so I found it to be very managable, but physics I had to work at much more. According to a survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges of nearly 15,600 matriculating med students in 2019 – representing 71.2% of … Just curious, but do any of your remember having grad students in your basic science classes? Antifragile was the name of the game. These competitive programs often take fewer than 20 applicants per year. BIOL SCI 215 (September course) BIOL SCI 217 BIOL SCI 220 (lab) CHEM 210-A Winter: CHEM 131 + 141 (lab) PHYSICS 130-B + 131-B (lab) BIOL SCI 308 BIOL SCI 221 (lab) CHEM 210-B + 230-B (lab): Spring I took both bio and physics in the summers of '00 and '01 and I found it to be very advantageous. Posted on August 24, 2017 August 24, 2017 by Admissions Blog. I'm a Northwestern PhD student thinking about eventually doing an MD, so I'm starting to think about taking some pre-med classes. certain pre-med required classes are hard. Northwestern doesn't really have any complete blow off classes. I don't understand why people at state schools get off on telling people at private colleges that their state university classes are just as hard/harder. I was pre-med at NU, and I've always said that the intro Bio class was probably the hardest class I ever took. How Hard is Medical School? Also, tell that to my MCAT which is > than the average accepted medical school student. i used to think the harvard thing was a cop-out. It's not nearly as bad as everyone says it is. How Hard is Medical School? And I took engineering and hard science classes. Wow...this makes me glad that I'm going to a state school. Questions to consider. I dunno, I had some trouble with the premed classes at NU and I know a bunch of other people who did too. Colleges and Universities. I was a psych major so psychstudent feel free to pm me. but, honestly, i feel stupid that i didn't do it now. Are people just trying to scare me, or are the classes 5x more challenging than AP science classes in high school (which I didn't take either)? What alternatives are interesting to me? I'd say at least 10-15% of NU students were valedictorian of their high schools and 90% were in the top 10% of their HS class. if you go to northwestern and want a break, do yourself a favor and take biology over the summer at harvard. bio and orgo are quite difficult and intense here, the bio sequence especially is tough because of the curve and the distribution of grades, much more difficult than i've experienced at ivy league schools like penn and harvard. I'm a freshman, and while I'm thinking about being premed all of my friends have been telling me how ridiculously hard the premed classes are here, especially bio. I thought orgo was hard but I expect it to be equally hard anywhere like with bio which I thought wasn't hard except that at my school we had a weird curve. Physics was especially annoying because we had a quiz every day so you had to keep on your toes. Difficulty of classes and how they're viewed by adcoms. i want to add something - i do feel that i learned the basic science material very thoroughly at nu. Here we list 25 great premed schools that are not in the Ivy League.Search: Organic chemistry at Northwestern is a three-quarter path that undergraduate students on the pre-med track or pursuing specific majors involving … Does it help if one reads the book in advance and self-teaches a bit? Most schools require one year with lab. This question invokes strong feelings of scholarship, rigor, success, and difficulty. It has a particularly well-organized online guide for students to independently research and find answers to their questions. Truly How hard is it to get into Northwestern for a Pre med major. So calc, general chem, and physics aren't quite as intensive and difficult? a lot of people say that bio is the most difficult at nu, but i had the hardest time with organic. that could bring about good volunteering and consider reviews. Thanks for everyone's comments so far. Northwestern pre-med students have access to a wealth of resources through the school’s Health Professions Advising. However, this was quite some time ago. offers study abroad programs in the United Kingdom; Program was designed for pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-vet and pre med students. Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Public Health, Other Pre-Health Track; ... Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Health Professions Advising, and Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences are thrilled to accept applications for the NU DOCS 2021 program, now in its fourth year running. My undergrad major was chemistry since many of the pre-med requirements are chemistry courses. a large number of premeds at nu choose to do that each year. The difficulty which individuals at NU are describing is most likely a defense mechanism in response to the. Entering Class Profile. New home, new classes, new friends: every student faces a transition period when coming to Northwestern that's often exciting and just a little bit nerve-wracking. Very interesting on the Tests down there at NU. Author has 814 answers and 601.8K answer views. All of which certainly make for some interesting competition. Wanna know a little secret? by previous poster. There’s a ton of hype, fear, and misinformation being passed around about how hard it is to get into med … Resources range from MCAT advice/training to GPA calculators to local shadowing opportunities. Learn More How hard is the orgo series at NU? Northwestern Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP) An early MD acceptance program for high-achieving Northwestern undergraduate students 3. This is generally true for other classes too, especially for bio perhaps - difficult material, but support is there to help you succeed. or percentage who apply to med school and make it? still, it would be no big deal to take the mcat junior year in april while taking physics. Ø Howard University. In addition, Biological Sciences and Humanities students who get into medical school have very … Welcome to Northwestern Health Professions Advising’s LGBTQ + Pre-Med, a centralized resource for LGBTQ students preparing to apply to medical school. From my experience, I found the pre-med courses to be quite challenging - often, not because the content was that difficult, but moreso because of the grading curves. Learn more about the 2020 Northwestern Medicine pre-med summer interns. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. with that, he's probably smart enough in chemistry to handle it first year. For pre-med, i might seem for a school the place you would be waiting to have interaction with med professors as an undergrad. I don't know if they do this because it is easier to get high grades, as prep for Northwestern's regular academic year class and/or because they are able to concentrate on just that one class during Harvard's Summer Session.

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I have heard the following but can't verify: One good thing is that I found Northwestern undergrad harder than medical school (at least so far), so if you get through it and get into medical school ... you are golden. I'm planning on taking my year of G Chem this summer at Northwestern--is this a bad idea? Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread. The quarter system provides that you are pretty much always writing a paper or studying for an exam. 1. I plan on submitting my letter of continued interest today, but recently I have learned that if I am miraculously accepted off the waitlist, I have very little time to … I ha to study and work hard to get good grades in all my classes my freshman year, so just be prepared for that. 1. i was stubborn and busted my butt over the summer at nu to pull B+s. Our interns participate in clinical observation, work on faculty-sponsored projects and engage in educational seminars from renowned leaders throughout our institution—all while exploring the great city of Chicago. The Northwestern Medicine Pre-Medicine Internship provides you with an opportunity to work at a premier academic medical center and to learn more about medical professions. Visitor restrictions are in place due to COVID-19. If you want to become a physician, choosing the right pre-med college is incredibly important. Like anything worth having medical school is a challenge. GPA, MCAT and ECs are all much, much more important. Honestly it is just a … Or is it really worthwhile to take the 212 one with the ISP kids?

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As for physics, hopefully I will get 5's in a month so I can start with waves. it's probably in your cousin's interest to take orgo as a freshman. its hard as hell at my "elite" LAC, and its hard as hell at state schools like UCLA. The fact that the class average is a 70 or 54 or 12 means absolutely nothing if the class mean SAT is ~1100. Follow the links below for requirements related to our early decision and physician-scientist programs. Northwestern ACT Requirements. Applicants will be notified of their admission status approximately four weeks after the deadline. Does it help at all to buy the book in advance and try to learn some material before the class starts? Northwestern pre-med students have access to a wealth of resources through the school’s Health Professions Advising. Professional Health Admissions Northwestern University School of Professional Studies Wieboldt Hall, 6th floor 339 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60611-3008 Phone: 312-503-2579 Email: prohealth@northwestern.edu. Major in something that is easy or related. Get a sense of the Northwestern MD student through our Entering Class of 2020 profile. The program is extremely difficult but if you put in the time, you can get the grades you need. The Northwestern University Physician Assistant Program continues to carefully monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on candidate application considerations. Roommate even dropped his math class the first semester to concentrate on orgo. It's not harder at NU than it is at any other major school. Thanks to collaboration between the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, SPS students will be given the opportunity to shadow physicians as an integral part of the preparation needed for medical school. But that's just like at any other school. Pre-med is difficult anywhere, but more so at NU. gosh i hate how once you get into the process to med school a part of you that is spontaneous and free spirited just dies. To this day, the beginning of my college career remains the most challenging time of my life. I can guarantee you that. Biology 215 Most pre-med students—and all students considering a major in Biological Sciences—should also plan to take Biology 215 in their spring quarter. Like anything worth having medical school is a challenge. UCLA medical school: 83 applications for each spot. Just be prepared to work and make friends with a few other premeds because it is kind of depressing to spend nights at home studying while your entire sorority is out partying.

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