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7:43@cookie200:im 16 is it too early to sign up for college
8:30@anonymous:how did you know you wanted to go the premed route?
12:27@crazyblob:What classes should one take in HS if they want to get into premed
14:14@anonymous:did u apply to college as a pre med major?
16:16@crazyblob:Why did you change your mind?
17:10@ariyasavla:How many of your AP class credits transferred? Did you get to skip these classes by doing the AP test or have to redo them in college?
18:46@ashleyt:Can you please talk more about your preparation for the mcat?
21:42@anonymous:what is your favorite class?
22:26@anonymous:what scores did you get on your AP exams? does this matter for getting college class credit as long as it’s at least a 3?
25:02@crazyblob:Why did you choose rice?
26:42@anonymous:Do you recommend dual enrollment?
28:15@ariyasavla:How many classes did you take each semester/quarter in college? How did you decided when to take your required classes? (for your major and for premed requirements)
30:48@crazyblob:How many AP / Duel Enrollment classes did you take
31:29@anonymous:did u ever feel pressure from your parents/family to go the premed route?
33:18@anonymous:what are some extracurricular ideas i could do as a junior considering covid restrictions? i used to volunteer at a hospital but now i am looking for more opportunities related to premed. thanks!
35:29@anonymous:Do you need straight A's for medical school?
37:09@anonymous:what are some general requirements beyond classes that help you get into medical school
39:47@anonymous:what was ur high school gpa?
40:14@ariyasavla:How did you graduate from Rice in 3.5 years?
41:50@MohidBasha:Which is better: majoring in non-physical science (like economics, etc) and being a pre-med or to majoring in a traditional physical science as a pre-med? Does one have an advantage or disadvantage over the other?
44:20@anonymous:what specialities are you considering in med school?
45:47@crazyblob:Any tips for someone in HS who's thinking about Pursuing a premed track
46:49@anonymous:did you have to take a lot of math classes?
48:03@anonymous:after medical school, what are the next steps? could you expand on residency and any other steps?
51:26@ariyasavla:Did you apply to any BSMD schools? Do you recommend applying to a few such programs?
53:58@stemcurious:What ECs do you recommend doing during 9th grade summer?
55:20@stemcurious:Do you recommend taking a course or doing a remote research internship during 9th grade summer?
56:31@anonymous:is pharmacy school different than med school?
57:11@adaviolet:Do you recommend internships and/or science related summer programs? If so, do you have any tips on finding/applying them?
58:39@stemcurious:Do colleges consider courses certificate from Coursera or EdX?
59:50@MohidBasha:How much do pre-med/med school rankings matter for someone looking to become a doctor?
62:34@anonymous:what is your favorite thing about rice?
63:22@anonymous:do med schools provide scholarships? or is it only undergrad colleges?
63:58@stemcurious:Is HOSA club different from pre-med club?
65:08@MohidBasha:Does it hurt your application if most of your extracurriculars are not directly related to medicine? I am a junior and realize now that I may want to pursue medicine instead of my previous interest which most of my ECs have centered around.
67:03@MohidBasha:What made you choose to pursue medicine?
67:58@stemcurious:What are the pros and cons of pre-med at UCB vs UCD?
69:51@anonymous:not related to premed, but any tips in college that will help us? like networking skills?
71:39@stemcurious:Is it ok to have med research projects as your main EC, without being part of any clubs?
73:00@anonymous:thank you for this!! it was super helpful :)
73:04@MohidBasha:How do you recommend preparing as a high school student to match into difficult/competitive specialties such as neurosurgery or cardiology, etc.?