Premed Program/Science program in general at Tulane

<p>Hey guys, I was accepted to the Honors Program with 24k a Year (congrats to everyone who did as well!!) Tulane is a real possibility for me! It has a great reputation for both academics and social life. While many of the online communities (such as **************) have given Tulane unbelievably favorable reviews, the same cannot be said for Tulane's science program in particular? I have read some negative things (given -- they were a bit dated)</p>

<p>Does anyone have any insight on going Pre-Med at Tulane (the med school yield rate, difficulty of the classes, how helpful is advising)? How are the science courses in general?</p>

<p>I don't know specifics, but I know that science has taken a hit with the different schools closing and consolidating into one. They do have this: </p>

<p>Creative Premedical Scholars Program
Through the Creative Premedical Scholars Program, a limited number of well-qualified creative students are guaranteed acceptance to Tulane's School of Medicine following their sophomore year of college. The certainty of having a reserved place in medical school frees the student from the stresses and concerns associated with the competition for entrance. Furthermore, it allows students to take maximum advantage of educational opportunities they might be reluctant to experience if still concerned about gaining acceptance, such as studying aboard. </p>

<p>To be eligible students must chose a nonscience major, complete both their freshman and sophomore years at Tulane University, complete a minimum of 60 credits of undergraduate work and all of the premedical course requirements during the regular academic year (not summer) of their freshman and sophomore years: one year each of general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics, all with laboratories. Students who receive advanced placement credit in general biology upon entry to Tulane can use this for the Creative Scholar Program but will be expected to take at least one year of advanced course work in biology if they chose to apply to other medical schools, even if accepted to Tulane Medical School. A minimum grade-point average of 3.6 is required; if accepted the MCAT examination is not required for Tulane Medical School.</p>

<p>I read somewhere (though I can't remember where) the account of a dissatisfied biology student at Tulane; he said that he hadn't been introduced to the Krebs' cycle until he took a junior-level biology class. I know it's hard to believe, but it's what I read.</p>

<p>as a freshman at tulane, i can tell you that i know all about the krebs cycle from cell101. also, while i have only taken one biology class, i have no complaints about the science department.</p>