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UCLA Premed?

dxcdivaddxcdivad Posts: 199Registered User Junior Member
Hi, I have a question about premed at UCLA. So, is premed a specific major at UCLA, or is it simply a set of courses that would enable you to go to Med school as a graduate? What major would a "premed" student have? What courses would a premed student take?

Also, how is the premed program at UCLA? Is it good? How does it compare to other UC's?
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Replies to: UCLA Premed?

  • IcarusIcarus Posts: 4,336Registered User Senior Member
    So, is premed a specific major at UCLA

    Nope - being "premed" just means that you're planning on applying to medical school at some point in the future.
    What major would a "premed" student have?

    Any major they want
    What courses would a premed student take?

    Prereqs include a year each of Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and usually Math and English.
    Also, how is the premed program at UCLA?

    There is no "premed program"
  • mnop444mnop444 Posts: 198Registered User Junior Member
    ya all of those answers above are correct..the chem dept here is terrible tho..
  • dxcdivaddxcdivad Posts: 199Registered User Junior Member
    Hm .. do med schools look at what college you graduated from? In other words, is UCLA prestigious/famous for sending a lot of kids to med school or is it not that prestigious?

    Also, would I be able to go into another major, say, engineering, and still do premed?
  • TeRRaNoXiCTeRRaNoXiC Posts: 187Registered User Junior Member
    do you think med schools look at a student who graduated from harvard vs. someone who graduated from a cc differently?

    and please actually read what icarus said.
  • 5up3rG5up3rG Posts: 118Registered User Junior Member
    teranoxic *** was that about.. i think its a legit question for him to ask if UCLA is prestigious enough, because it matters.
  • sentimentGX4sentimentGX4 Posts: 1,679Registered User Senior Member
    Hm .. do med schools look at what college you graduated from? In other words, is UCLA prestigious/famous for sending a lot of kids to med school or is it not that prestigious?
    Med schools will look at the "prestige" of your university but GPA is significantly more important. That is why some students who want to make sure they get into grad school sometimes undershoot their university. A "respectable" university around the rankings of PennStateU or UCI will usually suffice even for the most prestigious institutions.
  • BayBoi10BayBoi10 Posts: 278- Junior Member
    sentimentGX4's statement is correct. Most med schools, especially Med schools outside of CA, group the UCs together and views the system as a great feeder into their programs.
  • mkskycastle2mkskycastle2 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    There's no typical major for pre-meds although most of them are bio/chem majors.
    Being pre-med just means your med school bound and it means you will have to take required set of classes (regardless or what major you are in, you can be a psych major but take those required sets of classes and be considered pre-med)
  • dxcdivaddxcdivad Posts: 199Registered User Junior Member
    oh okay that cleared it up a lot. thanks guys!
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