Many students consider themselves pre-med - but what does that really mean? Here, Elias Miller will delve into the true meaning of pre-med and outline which colleges are the best for students on this track.
We will explore schools from around the country, comparing their programs to help you narrow down your prospective college list. We'll give you an in-depth look at their resources, such as what advising programs, research opportunities, and application assistance mechanisms they have in place.
If you're looking to have your questions about pre-med answers, don't miss this insider look into how to take on the field in a way that helps ensure your academic and professional success.
Undergrad College: Harvard University '17
Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.
Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.
My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.