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How to be a successful pre-med!. Course Requirements General Chemistry with lab – 2 semesters  CHEM 130 and 131 Organic Chemistry with lab – 2 semesters.

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1 How to be a successful pre-med!

2 Course Requirements General Chemistry with lab – 2 semesters  CHEM 130 and 131 Organic Chemistry with lab – 2 semesters  CHEM 329, and 332 or 333 (Superlab) General Physics with lab – 2 semesters  PHYS 185 and 186 (with calc: PHYS 195 and 196) General Biology with lab – 2 semesters  BIOL 107 and 108 English – 2 semesters  Some schools accept writing enhanced (WE) Calculus 1 and/or Stats – 1 semester  MATH 198 (Calc) and STAT 190

3 Course Recommendations Highly recommended: Genetics Cell Biology Physiology Biochemistry Anatomy  Human or Comparative Also recommended: Histology Microbiology Immunology Embryology Cancer Biology Pathophysiology Pharmacology

4 Freshman Year Good Grades  Most Important  More A’s than B’s Service Shadowing  Primarily done over breaks Get involved  Student Organizations  Extracurricular Activities  Quality over Quantity  Follow Your Passions Balance  Don’t overload yourself Summer  Do something  Classes  Volunteer  Shadow  Study Abroad

5 Sophomore Year Grades  Keep getting good ones Network with Professors  Letters of Rec. Leadership  Be on the lookout Service Shadowing/Clinical Hours  Start a regular routine  Shadow same physician over the course of a week Research  Get involved  Doesn’t need to be medically relevant  Can count for scholarship job Find your niche  Gather unique experiences that can be talked about in an interview

6 Sophomore Year Prepare Summer Activities   Early Acceptance Programs  A.T. Still  University of Missouri’s Bryant Scholars  DMU  UMKC

7 Junior Year – Fall Semester Leadership  Have leadership roles/significant contributions to groups Begin MCAT Studying  Review  Sign up for test date  Research what materials you want to use Prepare Activities List for Application  Maximum 15 entries  750 character limit  Choose 3 activities that were most influential, get extra characters Prepare Summer Activities  Research  Service  Study Abroad

8 Junior Year – Spring Semester MCAT  April or May  Treat studying like a class Letters of Recommendation  Truman Letter Service  2 Science Faculty  1 Non-Science Faculty  Physician Research Medical Schools  Medical School Admissions Requirements  Premed.me Personal Statement  Read/edited by:  Family and friends  Career Center  AMSA exec

9 Senior Year - Summer Put together AMCAS/AACOMAS application  Opens early May  Submit June 1 st Research Secondary Applications  studentdoctor.net

10 Senior Year Submit Secondary Applications Get Interview Attire Practice interviewing  Mock Interviews at Career Center Make Truman Proud


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