Getting in to Med School

<p>I am currently a freshman at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. I have decided that I want to go to Medical School and I am wondering where I should transfer to give me the best chance.</p>

<p>I am predicting I will have a 3.5-3.7 GPA at Bentley however they do not offer any of the pre-med requisites so I think that I should transfer</p>

<p>I am looking at:
-Fordham University
-Loyola University Maryland
-Villanova University
-Providence College
-And of course I could stay at Bentley</p>

<p>I am wondering where I should transfer to give me the best shot to get into a well-known medical school.</p>

<p>I know that I still have to take the MCATS and do well in the pre-requisites. I have been a volunteer EMT and firefighter for my local fire department so I have a pretty good volunteer program.</p>

<p>When applying to Med School do they usually care where you got your UG degree from or just as long as you have a very high GPA (3.5 and above)?</p>

<p>*I have decided that I want to go to Medical School and I am wondering where I should transfer to give me the best chance.</p>

<p>I am predicting I will have a 3.5-3.7 GPA at Bentley however they do not offer any of the pre-med requisites so I think that I should transfer</p>

<p>I am looking at:
-Fordham University
-Loyola University Maryland
-Villanova University
-Providence College
-And of course I could stay at Bentley*</p>

<p>if Bentley doesn't have the pre-med pre-reqs then you have to transfer.</p>

<p>Any of those schools would be fine. Also, many others would be fine as well.</p>

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-And of course I could stay at Bentley

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<p>Not if you are serious about pursuing a pre med track.</p>

<p>Looking at Bentley's undergraduate program as well as majors and minors it appears that the OP is correct in that there are none of the math/ science classes required for pre med offered. The OP can get non science pre reqs out of the way at Bentley but it would mean having a science/ math intensive course load wherever he/she transferred.</p>

<p>Best advice appears to transfer to any of the schools the OP listed and pursue a normal pre med route..</p>

<p>All US med schools are "well known". And no, they don't much care where you go for undergrad. But they do prefer a liberal arts majors over what is considered a "vocational" major, such as business. </p>

<p>The odds of a top med school are near zero, but then they are for most everyone else as well. </p>

<p>Since you have several Catholic colleges on your list, might as well add BC. But if you are serious about transferring, take as many traditional liberal arts courses as you can at Bentley -- English, history, foreign language and econ. That way you can demonstrate strength in those disciplines since you will be applying to transfer into Arts and Sciences. (A&S adcoms won't be too impressed with an 'A' in Marketing, particularly since such courses are offered in the B-school.) Moreover, taking liberal arts courses that can transfer will help you graduate in four years.</p>

<p>Only a limited number of courses are true prereqs for medical school I probably wont be able to list them all, but I can't imagine they aren't available at your school....2 semesters of inorganic chem, organic chem and bio with labs, Calc, English, statistics, physics (again, with lab)...I'm thinking that's about it....Transferring may not really be necessary....Any major will work, don't need to be pre-med...REally? NO Sciences offered at Bentley??</p>

<p>^^Bentley is primarily a business college, r-mom. No sciences offered.</p>

<p>orgo is not offered at all and it is not possible to fit the rest in my schedule without taking them solely over the summer</p>

<p>If Bently doesn't have the pre-req u need to take then transfer if yes then why u want to transfer for
it doesn't matter where u go have a higher gpa do great on mcat do extra-activ.that's ur job</p>