Totally agree. However, you do not require all doctors to read “sources” and read millions of interpretations of sources for all possible religions in the world. For example, there is Tanakh, and the Bible, and libraries full of interpretations. I am sure you would not expect a doctor to master and compare all of them. So I see minimal benefit for DD to study what would be considered correct way of interpretation of at one college or the other from the instructor point of view. All views are a bit different.
Smaller school with merit aid for Jewish girl B+/A- premed [really 3.95 unweighted HS GPA]
I dont think any college believes there is one correct way of interpreting the world. Most do show an open-mindedness towards various religious beliefs and expects their students to show respect for all beliefs. At some point in her development, your daughter will need to do that too, but perhaps not yet.
I would appreciate all to stop there to discuss benefits of any religious views and their interpretations and my DD benefits to study them in college.
My daughter is very open minded and respective to ALL religions. She does not need to take 3 semesters of classes to respect them more…
Then why the pushback on not wanting schools that may have, what you consider religious courses? Your daughter doesnt care…… so?
And as a pre med, those classes could only be a positive thing. My daughter, as a MD treats, and interacts with families of patients of all religions and knows how to respect each of their cultures and religious views.
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Best wishes to your D.
Just stopping by to mention that Maryland is getting TWO new medical schools: one at Morgan State University in Baltimore and another one at Meritus Health Center in Hagerstown.
So if the OP’s daughter decides to pursue the traditional pre-med path, she now has more in-state options for med school.
Based on the OP’s concerns, it seems that HWS and Juniata are better fits than Rhodes. They’ll be academically oriented and nurturing, with solid premed advising and academic preparation, close to a lake.
HWS is like a mini Hogwarts. Geneva is an adorable town, the lake is beautiful, and HWS is very generous with aid.
Are you able to clarify why you think Rhodes may not be as good a choice as the others?
FYI - as per this thread, OP seems to have moved on. And potentially off of CC for good.
@DadOfJerseyGirl some posters here continue to have excellent suggestions for the OP to consider. Hopefully she is reading, even if she doesn’t wish to respond or have a dialogue.
Since she posted that she wanted to delete her account, I would be surprised if she is even in “read only” mode.
Of course, that might change. I kind of hope it does – after almost 2,000 posts, I’d like to know where her daughter chooses!
The 3-semester “Great books” requirement sounds like it is a problem for the family. Since there are 2 other good colleges without that requirement that offer similar opportunities to learn about groups different from one’s own (a requirement for med school), I figure it’s probably easier for the family to skirt the issue and look into the other 2 colleges, since all 3 are apparently affordable. In terms of premed preparation I think all 3 will offer the support the family are looking for and definitely the academics.
I think OP - they are narrowing. They are down to 3 or 4 from earlier messages and not sure where Nova stands. They are going to Rhodes in April.
I’m sure they’ll have more clarity after that.
And there are a few pending admission decisions as well. This student has lots of great and affordable options.
I forget which but she has eliminated some. I think Juniata, Muhlenberg, Hobart and Rhodes are in play. UMD not and I don’t think Furman.
I can’t get Nova out of my mind as it’s assured.
All this and in the end you can choose only one.
The student is clearly outstanding so good things will happen no matter where she ends up.
I hope we learn where the student ended up and especially how she made her choice, since her situation is similar to many who want to be premed (minus the “no Great Books” program).