Will Pharmacy school care about how long I took to finish my prerequisites?
Most people finish it within two years, but i am behind due to my test scores as an incoming freshmen and i have to retake two courses over again. I was just wondering will Pharmacy School care about the time span I took to finish the prerequisite? And if you've been in this situation in applying to Pharmacy school, what did you do if you were not accepted to Pharmacy school? What major did you changed to?
Question answered by King Coby
They do not care as long as your gpa is around 3.2 - 3.5. Many students take 2-4 years of pre pharmacy before entering pharmacy school.
How much do medical schools care about General Education requirements from the university?
I'm a pre-med student a little overwhelmed by all of my classes. I've been primarily focused on my Bio and Chem classes (med school and major requirements) but I've been worried about my other two classes--core general education requirements (a political science class and freshman writing) needed for graduation and required of all freshman by my university. How much effort should I put into these classes? Or better stated, how much do medical schools care about these classes? Will getting a B in them be a huge deal?
Question answered by ladyroo
Med schools care about all of your classes, not just the premed prereqs.
When you apply to med school (via AMCAS run by the AAMC) two GPAs are calculated and given to med schools: your science GPA and your overall GPA. Med schools definitely consider both GPAs when considering applicants--usually when you hear GPA requirements or averages being tossed around it's the cumulative GPA. Not only does this GPA include all of the classes you take in college (be they a science, a prereq, an elective, or a gen ed) but they include any college-level course you've ever taken....so if you took any college classes when you were a high school student, those count too.
All that said, one or two Bs isn't the end of the world...but a pattern of them (and more than one or two) will be a big deal because it plummets your GPA (and in the med school admissions game, a 3.4 starts to be considered low).
If that doesn't make sense to you, just think--not only are schools looking to see if you have the background and ability to handle the science in med school but they're looking to see if you have the ability to handle the volume, time-intensity, and demands of med school...if you can only do well in 1-2 courses at the expense of your other courses, it's not a good sign.
Do medical schools care if you were in a sorority in college or not?
I was in one, and quit. I was wondering if anyone knows if medical schools care if you're in a sorority or not? Does it look good?
Question answered by Emily
They don't care about sororities and fraternities. They care mostly about your grades, MCAT score, and research experience.
However, if you were the president, vp, etc. of your sorority, that leadership experience does improve your application. Medical Schools care about leadership experience in any capacity, whether through some sort of medical group or not. It looks better to them to be the president of a non-medical group than it does to just be a member of the pre-med club, since any medical experience you have before Med School is minimally helpful at best.
Do medical schools care about your college course load each semester?
Do medical schools care about your college course load each semester or do they only care that you've completed the pre-medical prerequisites? What I want to know is would someone who took a full load of difficult classes each semester/term be chosen over someone who just completed the minimum prerequisites and spaced them out?
Question answered by bluegoat114
They will look at both. Graduate programs are full-time. They want to make sure you can handle a full load, plus. If you are unable to go to school full time make sure you do extremely well in your undergraduate courses, and take all the pre-requisites plus additional bio and chem. It's important to make you more competitive (college professor)
Should schools care about what happens to you after school hours?
For example if you were in a big fight with a group of your friends with another group?
(This never happened, just an example)
I know some private schools will care because it harms their reputation that their school is teaching bad kids and there not perfect little angels.
I really don't think they should care, even though they are part of the school and the school cares (?) it's the students private life.
Question answered by Iris
If what the student does outside of school affects his behavior IN school, then the school will definitely care, particularly if it affects several students.
As far as teachers caring, they care what their students do outside school because they care ABOUT them, not for any ulterior reason.
Re first poster: Students, their parents, and the school board definitely *do* care what teachers do outside of school. I'm sure that more than one teacher has asked to resign because of something he did that was completely unrelated to his school duties (e.g., drunkenness, political activism, homosexuality, etc.).
Will graduate schools care that I've been in the Honors College for my Undergrad?
I'm going to grad school probably for math or physics, and the honors college at my school is very humanities based (we have to take 3 seminar classes, and we have "a variety to choose from", but they're all basically in the humanities). Will any grad school care if I'm in the honors college? Or will it just matter that I've done research and have been a TA and have a good GPA?
Question answered by Farouk Christos Moses
What's a good prank I can play on the kids I watch in after school care?
I'm a supervisor of children in an after school care and I would love to make some epic April Fool's prank. They're smart kids (ages 5-14), so it would have to be pretty subtle/believable until the end. Any ideas?
Question answered by Binson Bradly
Get fake blood and put it on yourself! :D
Can you set up an after school care service without a kitchen?
I'm in the thinking process of setting up an after school care service at the school I work in. I was hoping not to use the school's kitchen to prepare the snack and have the children help with the preparations at clean tables. Would this be possible due to food hygiene standards or would we have to use a sterile kitchen?
Question answered by Hail
You should send home a notice saying that children need to bring in their own snacks.
Do med schools care if you transfer universities?
I'm not talking about going from community college to a 4 year school. Im at a prestigious 4 year university but I'm thinking about transferring due to money issues. My GPA would have to restart but would med schools care if I downgraded to a state school or something?
The Great One
Question answered by umadbro
No it doesn't matter as long as you do well there.
Also, your gpa might start over at that school, but realize that when you apply you have to send all transcripts from all schools.
Do medical schools care about your college course load each semester?
Do medical schools care about your college course load each semester or do they only care that you've completed the pre-medical prerequisites? Basically what I want to know is would someone who took a full load of difficult classes each semester be chosen over someone who just completed the minimum prerequisites and spaced them out? (I'm studying biology and physics at Yale)
I currently have a 3.8 GPA unweighted
Question answered by Jamie
Yes, they understand science majors have lower GPAs. They take lower science grades into account by considering two GPAs, but not your major GPA and your overall GPA. They look at your overall GPA and your BCPM GPA (biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics GPA). If you have a lower overall, so long as your BCPM is higher, you will be ok.
Virtually everyone's BCPM GPA is lower than their overall, so it normally balances out for science majors.
Also, Yale grade inflates, albiet not as bad as Harvard-- this might hurt a little, or might not. That depends if they decide to err with the grade inflation or with the nature of the repected ivy and depends wholly on the med school. Either way, the fact you are going to Yale will carry some weight. So, with a 3.2 BCPM and a 29 MCAT, you will get into a decent med school... bump it up to a 3.6 BCPM and a 32-34 MCAT, and you will have your choice of most med schools.