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3:41@anonymous:I will be taking the SAT on April 14th. Do colleges heavily rely on those scores or how concerned should I be about those scores?
6:30@mimi:Can you repeat the pros of pre-med?
13:06@anonymous:I come from a very small rural school with a guidance counselor who doesn't really have the knowledge or resources to guide me in the college selection process, let alone pre-med or other science related professions. Do you have any advice?
22:07@stemcurious:I am a rising sophomore. I was not allowed to take any APs in 9th. I had to take biology in 9th. I will be taking AP Chem and AP WH in 10th? Do you recommend taking fundamentals of Chemistry in community college over summer to prepare for AP Chem or do you recommend I do something more interesting? If I do take fundamentals of Chemistry from community college, will it add value to showing depth?
29:48@stemcurious:Any recommendations for what I can do for summer? For a rising sophomore
33:26@stemcurious:How many hours of hospital volunteering do you recommend for high schoolers by time we apply to college?
40:12@stemcurious:Any suggestions for unique virtual volunteering opportunities? Since the minimum age is 16 years
44:38@anonymous:What student started/lead programs do colleges like to see? I have started a STEM project in my school, am the Vice President of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), have done about three shadow days with local doctors, am involved in the National Honors Society at my school and community college, and am attempting to graduate high school with my Associates of Science for my local community college, what else are colleges looking for?
49:51@stemcurious:Do you have insights about HOSA and pre-med club? How are they similar and how are they different? To me except for the competitions in HOSA, everything else looks redundant.
53:43@stemcurious:Do colleges care about courses from Coursera?
58:03@mimi:Is MIT or Stanford better for future pre-med students?
59:49@stemcurious:Which course is easy to self study: AP Psych or APES