Stupid question: Premed

<p>What exactly does it mean to be a 'premed' student? Because I know west-coast don't have a 'premed' type of course. I heard that you just basically take all the required classes and then apply for a med school after graduation. But I'm not really sure what's it all about. </p>

<p>My rather old-fashioned Asian family told me that there's no future for a bio student if I don't study medicine afterward, well, no money-making future at least.</p>

<p>You're right. There's no real "Pre-med" track in UCSD. People denote that themselves to that others can see where they're headed. Honestly, such a small percentage of the people who consider themselves pre-med even get into any MD/DO schools. A few others go towards OD/DDS, but many really never do anything with their degree.</p>

<p>Pharm, Opt, Dental, etc., are all lucrative ventures, too.</p>

<p>Uh, what's a MD/DO and OD?DDS? <em>clueless</em></p>

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<p>^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^The link above is disappoint.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^</p>

<p>^^ actually it answered the question perfectly.</p>

<p>here's another in case your google-fu is broken: Selected</a> Degree Abbreviations — Infoplease.com</p>

<p>Nah I'm also a avid user of lmgtfy on forums.... =D
I've caused many rage quits because of it. =)</p>