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With a Pre-Med major one becomes privy to all knowledge of the known universe.

-How to I get to the park?

-Take that street down to the light and it will be on the left.

-Are you sure? I just came from that way.

-Don't worry I'm a pre-med

IMPORTANT NOTE: Pre-med is a tough choice regardless of where you go; at Knox, it will be especially rigorous, as already-tough classes like calculus and organic chemistry are sped up to an inhuman rate of 2/3rds of a year.

Classes That You WILL Have to Take[edit]

These classes are the cornerstones of both medical school and the MCAT that you'll need to take to get in.

Classes That You MAY Have to Take[edit]

These classes vary from school to school; some might require none of these at all, while rigorous schools might require several. Out of all of these, the most likely to be required are College Writing and Calculus I.

Things to Keep in Mind[edit]

  • 9/10 of incoming students plan to be accepted into the Rush early admission program. About four people actually apply; approximately zero are accepted.
  • CHEM 101 and CHEM 102 ARE weed-out classes. Even though you were good at science at high school, even though you got great grades, these classes will make you cry and by the end of the term so many people will have dropped that you could spill hydrochloric acid and it wouldn't even be a problem; there's no one left to spill it on.
  • It is very difficult to do study abroad while on the pre-med track. Most people study abroad their junior year but you're taking the MCAT's and fitting in all your pre-med courses; senior year you're interviewing for medical schools so that's out. It's not impossible, but if this matters to you, be planning for it day one of your fall first-year term.
  • Pre-med is painful and often sucks, but in the end, it's worth it. There are lots of other crying people. They will let you cry with them.