Pre Med at UMD

<p>How does UMD rank in pre-med? What are the classes like? How is the advising? Do a lot of applicants get into med school when they apply? I just got accepted into the honors program, so I am wondering what this field of study is like in UMD.</p>

<p>Anyone have some insight?</p>

<p>I too would like to know.</p>

<p>^same here</p>

<p>if you want pre-med, UMBC is better for pre-med and it is very easy to get at least a $5000/year scholarship there.</p>

<p>I would like to know this too. Bump!</p>

<p>is it possible to do pre-med while being a business major?</p>

<p>drose1 seriously? UMBC has a better pre-med program? I got 12,000/10,000(if i commute) scholarship from them and if this is true, i might consider UMBC.</p>

<p>drose1, why do you say UMBC is better for pre-med? I would think that the size of UMD, the strength of the advising program, and your grades/recommendations from whatever you chose to major in are the driving factors. UMD-CP offers a much broader range of majors and your proximity to DC should offer a wide variety of chances to get internships/do research. Ginab, a past poster (and B/K recipient) is a biochem major and is pre-med....I'll see if I can get her to come back and comment.</p>

<p>My daughter is going into premed this fall. She received a substantial scholarship from UMBC. I am not sure how much UMD is going to offer, but I don't think it matters to my daughter. She is planning to attend UMD Honors College.</p>

<p>One beneficial thing about UMBC is that students do not have to work as hard to maintain a higher GPA. One medical school forum I recently read mentioned one anecdotal piece of evidence. For ORGO 300 level, UMBC has exams that are multiple choice, while UMD ORGO 200 level it is essay/open-ended. </p>

<p>I think it would be better for students to be pushed harder. Their MCAT scores are likely to be higher.</p>

<p>Hello future Terps. I am a chemistry major, piano performance minor on a pre-med track at Maryland. My future plans are to enter an MSTP program at a school somewhere in the northeast. </p>

<p>Personally, I have enjoyed all the pre-med track courses I have taken here at UMD. The professors sometimes vary in quality, but as long as you put in the necessary work you will come out of every course with the knowledge you need, and frequently the grade you want.
I've heard varying statistics about the percentage of UMD applicants that get into med school. I believe that something over 90% of honors students are accepted, which is quite an impressive number. (but remember these percentages are for people who actually made it through the entire process and applied to a MS) </p>

<p>To get an idea of the wonderful opportunities in the Honors College, take a look at the seminar classes that are open ONLY the Honors College students. </p>

<p>UM</a> Testudo | Schedule Of Classes</p>

<p>I always had the hardest time choosing from all the interesting topics.</p>

<p>Maryland is one of the finest universities in the country. (rated number 36 in the WORLD by ARWU) I have no doubt that I am getting more than adequate preparation for a top medical school, and any UMD student has the opportunity to attend the medical school of their dreams.</p>

<p>For overall information about pre-health advising and the overall process at UMD, you can go to the website
The</a> Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office</p>

<p>Thanks for the info!</p>