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    assuming i get accepted to college im going to be going in pre-med majoring in human biology
    advice?
    things to do to prepare?
    what classes are like?
    anything i should expect (besides major debt :? )?


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    I'd take the first 2 years of classes at community college to save money, then transfer to a university. Read to prepare. Read Scientic American, New Scientist..even textbooks...anything you can get your hands on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    I'd take the first 2 years of classes at community college to save money, then transfer to a university. Read to prepare. Read Scientic American, New Scientist..even textbooks...anything you can get your hands on.
    also smaller class sizes means you get more attention from profs and females alike

    also get your GPA up...'assuming you get in' implies to me that your marks might not be what we call 'top drawer'.
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    yea i slacked in high school
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    but would there be any advantages going straight to a university from the start?
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    Some people like it, I really liked my college.
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    I am a medical student. Premed for me, was a lot about grasping concepts which will later be useful.

    Above all, I'd say spend time reading up on topics until you are comfortable with the principles being taught to you and what applications they may have in disease. There are plenty of people I know who devoted the time to rote learning and as soon as they came to pathology/medicine in later years they lacked the understanding of premed topics to apply it to disease and were forced to rote learn again which is time consuming and less valuable.

    Looking back, I now see the material as easy but only because I put a large amount of effort into understanding them. Some of the concepts require some thought when u first come across them (for example perhaps action potentials and haemoglobin vs myoglobin) but should be second nature when u move on to a more advanced level; so it is worth putting in the effort.

    ... oh and there is a large amount of rote learning too though!
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