Meet My Major: Health sciences

Recorded Tuesday, April 6 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Shravya for the second episode of Meet My Major! In this episode, Shravya will be going over the ins and outs of what it’s like to major in health sciences, including her favorite things about the major and things she didn't know before taking it. She'll also be going over the core requirements, typical course material, and skills you can expect to gain from studying health sciences.

Stop by for a bit to ask a few questions or stick around the whole hour to learn how you can navigate the health sciences major.

Your host

Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
11:19@Cmosaic81624:So this degree can be used for Science or the medical side?
18:26@anonymous:Did you enjoy learning Premed at Rice?
19:28@Cmosaic81624:So would this overlap with biomedical?
21:47@Cmosaic81624:Is it ideal to go to medical school and doctoral/medical (PhD)?
36:07@ab2004:Is health sciences a popular premed major at Rice? What other majors are popular?
37:44@anonymous:can this degree be used to go into nursing
38:43@stemcurious:Did you take any sort of app development classes?
39:48@anonymous:Did you ever take a bio or chem class?
40:21@Cmosaic81624:Is immunology more pharmaceutical?
42:23@Cmosaic81624:The business also was brought up as a good minor?
54:58@stemcurious:Which schools are good for MD-PhD path?
56:57@Cmosaic81624:Fully paid for? I thought that was only the military?
57:42@ab2004:what is your experience with premed advising at Rice? what are some resources you used?
59:42@ab2004:what is the biggest thing you took away from Health Sciences in terms of prepping for medical school?
61:19@stemcurious:What kind of ECs would you recommend for biomedical engineering Major?
63:13@Cmosaic81624:Are Mcat and test for a physician a challenging test to move forward in Md?
66:03@stemcurious:What is the difference between biology and biological sciences?
66:35@Cmosaic81624:How would this lead over into government jobs?
68:02@ashleyb03:Is biochemistry and chemistry the same major?
68:59@ab2004:oh so is a health science major essentially equivalent to a public health major?
69:34@Cmosaic81624:Is environmental anthropology a good class
70:14@anonymous:Does public health cover many premed requirements?
74:31@Cmosaic81624:Thank you you were an awesome presenter!
74:33@ashleyb03:Thank you, Shravya! :)
74:53@anonymous:Thank you!
74:58@Elizzy4321:I agree!! You are amazing
75:00@ab2004:thank you so much!!!


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