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Premed notes - Medical Schools, Part 1: Getting In Things...

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Medical Schools, Part 1: Getting In Things to Keep in Mind: Plot a course that works for you, develop a solid, realistic Plan B, take courses you want to take, validate your interest in medicine…continuously Choosing a Major: Myth -PreMeds must be science majors, Truth - False. Medical schools don’t care what your major is as long as you take the basic requirements Basic Requirements: 1 year Physics with lab (Physics 8A/8B: Non-engineering majors, Physics 7A/7B: (Bio)engineering majors) 1 year Biology with lab (Bio 1A/1AL, Bio 1B) 2 years Chemistry with lab (Inorganic: Chem 1A, Chem 3A/3AL and Organic: Chem 3B/3BL, MCB 100 or 102) 1 year College Math (Math 16A, Math 16B are acceptable but Math 1A, Math 1B is better. More advanced math courses are even better. Statistics required for some schools) Humanities (Not required for every school. Check with the specific school) "PreMed" Majors: College of Chemistry • Chemical Biology: The Chemical Biology major is intended to provide a solid background in chemistry as it impacts on areas like biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, structural biology, drug design, pharmacology and medicine. College of Natural Resources • Nutritional Sciences (3 tracks): Physiology & Metabolism (focuses on biochemical and physiological study of nutrient utilization and study of food properties and processing food materials), Dietetics (prepares students for a career as a Registered Dietitian (RD)), Toxicology (focuses on the biochemical and physiological study of the adverse effects of nutrients and non- nutrients in the diet). • Molecular Toxicology: Focuses on hazardous effects of toxic agents, from industrially produced environmental contaminants and designer drugs to naturally occurring herbs and food products. • Molecular Environmental Biology (MEB): Exposes students to organization and function of biological organisms at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological levels. • Microbial Biology: For students interested in studying microbes in various biomass. College of Letters and Sciences • Public Health: Studies promotion and protection of the health and human population, giving consideration to human rights and cultural perspectives. • Integrative Biology: Offers a program of instruction that focuses on the integration of
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2010 for the course MCB 168 taught by Professor Gsi during the Fall '09 term at Berkeley.

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Premed notes - Medical Schools, Part 1: Getting In Things...

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