Pre-Med at Tech

<p>How is the Pre-Med program here?</p>

<p>I wasn't a pre-med, so I cannot answer from direct experience. I can only tell you that I know some recent graduates were accepted to the medical schools at Chicago, Emory, Duke, and Pittsburgh.</p>

<p>Alright sounds good.</p>

<p>I can't speak from personal experience, but my brother was accepted to Emory med school.</p>

<p>There's a thread for this every year, so if you can find last year's,
you should find an excellent and very detailed post by InPursuit. I don't remember all the details, but I will tell you my experience so far.</p>

<p>There is no official premed program (but I might be misunderstanding your question), but there is an advisor: Jennifer Kimble. She seems nice, but more importantly she is very helpful with finding and sharing resources and information for premed students. So far, it seems she is good at her job. I am a rising third year, and I haven't met with her face to face yet, so I can't tell you how those go, but she seems to be very available for appointments.</p>

<p>In terms of your premed applications: your biggest barrier will be your 1) GPA and 2) Time management. Both are you due to hard classes. And that doesn't matter for your major - for the first two years, your hardest classes will most likely be your 2 physics, 2 bio, and 4 chem classes. The classes also take a lot of time, so you need to have good time management skills to balance your studying with other things/ec's you need for your application.</p>

<p>Most of the premed students here are biology, chem, biochem, bme, and chem e students. While those majors do have the most convenience set of classes for a premed, it really should be up to you what you major in. </p>

<p>Aside from that, opportunities are not lacking for the eager and motivated. There are a crap-ton of volunteer organizations from which you can join and participate. There is also a program called Student Hospital Connections - every semester, they allow students to volunteer at a hospital very close to here. It probably won't be shadowing experience, but you will get to see a lot of what what working in a hospital entails - and honestly, I would highly recommend this, if just to see if working in a hospital setting (and being a doctor in a hospital) is right for you. GT has a lot of research opportunities with professors and grad students, but it's not always easy to get one - be prepared to meet with them face to face instead of email and be prepared for initial rejection.</p>

<p>If you have anymore questions, let me know.</p>