Emory's Premed

<p>Hey everyone,</p>

<p>I plan on majoring in biology, and I know that Emory has a strong premed. What exactly makes it strong though?</p>

<p>Strong science departments? Great professors? Good premed advisers? Multiple research/volunteer activities? Connections with organizations like the CDC? Does it offer MCAT prep classes or anything?</p>

<p>And how is the grading for premed courses? Bell curved? Inflated? Deflated?</p>

<p>are students often stressed out? does it have huge workloads? Does Emory medical school favor students from its undergrad? what's the average gpa for premeds at emory?</p>

<p>I just have many, many questions xD</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>what is cdc</p>

<p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p>

<p>I heard that premed at Emory is cut throat...and that it's very tough. I heard that around 80-90% of students start out premed, but only 15-20% finish premed...so yeah, it's definitely tough work! oh well, I know I'm going premed, so I'll definitely be in that 15-20% lol</p>

<p>I'm willing to work hard to finish the premed route. I just hope the cut throat competition does not include people sabotaging each other's labs or not sharing notes or studying with each other. I like some competition, but I hope it's not extreme. Anyone else have info about the competition between premed students?</p>

<p>27% of the students begin their freshmen year premed, according to the Office of UG Education.</p>

<p>And something like 10% of the undergraduate body goes on the medical school.</p>

<p>So the odds aren't really that bad.</p>

<p>I know it'll be difficult to maintain a high gpa for a competitive med school, but is it REALLY hard?</p>

<p>Keeping a high GPA isn't that difficult, and the required classes aren't cutthroat. Yes, Emory favors its own students in admissions for medical school.</p>

<p>Never heard my D complain about any cutthroat atmosphere. To the contrary she has study groups in most classes. In the sciences has found prof, TAs, tutors and fellow students go out of their way to help her. Science does not come easily to her and she could not ask for a more supportive environment.</p>

<p>I had no idea that Emory had so many Premedical students. Could you please show me where this figure came from?</p>

<p>MJay: the 10% (13% actually) figure comes from princetonreview.com and Emory used to have it on their own site. Emory, at least a couple years back, sent a higher percentage of students to medical school than any other college that year (Hopkins was #2).</p>

<p>The 27% seems pretty plausible considering only like 60% of people applying to medical school actually get in, and many more people drop the pre-med track before getting that far into the process.</p>

<p>The best part about Emory premed is the lack of any sort of a curve. It is possible for everyone to make an A in a given class. There are no quotas to fill for any grade. This fosters a great cooperative learning environment. In my experience, the atmosphere is definitely NOT cutthroat. </p>

<p>Many people drop out of premed, but not because their grades aren't high enough. Most drop because they find something they like more. For instance, I have quite a few friends who started out as premed but later switched to public health.</p>

<p>I'm glad to hear that there's no weird curve (like bell). Cooperative learning sounds great. I'm most likely going to attend Emory fall of 2008. Sounds great =)</p>

<p>so it's 2 years later and i would love to know if you attended Emory for premed and all of that. please i need some insight as well. For i would love to attend Emory U.</p>

<p>Come on. Is he really gonna check this thread 2 years later? Send him a private message or an email or make your own thread asking others. You're being dumb.</p>

<p>^As you can tell from his post count, he/she is new to this forum... give the poster a break... no need to name call.</p>

<p><em>Takes deep sigh and shakes head. Well somone is obviously sexually frustrated. I'm not dumb at all. I'm far from dumb. You know why? Because i considered that he would not check this so I sent the same message to his email. Can you please not try to take your sexual frustration out on me please sir. I'm really trying to refrain from calling you some names such as </em><strong><em>bag or pretentious *</em></strong>, because i'm much more mature than you but you're probally older than me . However, I forgive you for your lack of knowledge and I allow you to proceed.</p>

<p>Thank you
-17 year old progidy emoryplease.</p>

<p>RE: alam1</p>

<p>This is true however, he was unaware of the all of my previous tasks and he automatically assumed that I was incompetent in doing so.</p>

<p>But whatever!!!</p>

<p>Thanks for being considerate but I see that you're saying Emory class of 2014. What are you going to major in?</p>

<p>^He's gonna be doing Premed and Engineering, with some humanities mixed in.</p>