Scheduling Classes for Health Professions Students
This page is devoted to the intricacies of scheduling classes. The particular examples chosen are for students interested in medical school, but many of the other health professions have similar requirements and similar scheduling concerns. Be sure to check with the appropriate HPAC faculty advisor.
GENERAL SCHEDULING ADVICE
There are many possible schedules for students planning to attend medical school (or other pre-health professional schools). One of the most important things to remember is that medical schools are looking to see if you have taken a challenging curriculum, with an emphasis on science and math. You don’t have to major in a science, but all students need to demonstrate that they can handle a science/math load. It is not in your best interests to try to take only once science course per term. You should not adopt the plan of trying to take a lighter load during a sports season. It is up to you to investigate the course pre-requisites for any medical school to which you are planning to apply.
PREPARATION FOR THE MCAT
It is very important for incoming first year students interested in medicine to read the Incoming First-Year Student Course Selection section below to prepare for MCAT2015.