PRM Orientation Show #1a

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Pre-Medical Student Orientation information for Mercer University students

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The Pre-Medical Tracks

Carol Bokros, Ph.D. Coordinator of Pre-Professional Programs Academic & Advising Services Penfield Hall Macon Campus

Allopathic Medicine Osteopathic Medicine Podiatric Medicine Optometry

Pre-Medical Students must… Complete degree and medical school pre- requisites in a timely fashion Build a strong application portfolio during first three years

Offers evidence of Academic ability (GPAs >3.5) Testing ability (MCAT score > 27) Pursuit of a broad education Development of leadership skills Development of interpersonal skills Development of communication skills Strong Personal Statement Good interview skills Investigation of the medical profession Commitment to service Motivation and maturity : 

Offers evidence of Academic ability (GPAs >3.5) Testing ability (MCAT score > 27) Pursuit of a broad education Development of leadership skills Development of interpersonal skills Development of communication skills Strong Personal Statement Good interview skills Investigation of the medical profession Commitment to service Motivation and maturity A Strong Application Portfolio for Pre-Med Students:

1. Educate Yourself - Read your Student Handbook - Investigate your options - Attend info sessions and seminars : 

1. Educate Yourself - Read your Student Handbook - Investigate your options - Attend info sessions and seminars http://www2.mercer.edu/AAS/Pre-professional+Information/current+students.htm First Year

Student Handbook for the Pre-Medical Tracks http://www2.mercer.edu/AAS/tracks.htm


COURSE REQUIREMENTS & RECOMMENDED COMPLETION TIME: 1. General Chemistry (a universal requirement) 1st yr CHM 111 and CHM 112 2. Introductory Physics (a universal requirement) 1st, 2nd, or 3rd yr PHY 141 and 142 or 161 and 162 3. Introductory Biology (a universal requirement) 1st and 2nd yr BIO 211 and BIO 212 4. Organic Chemistry (a universal requirement) 2nd yr CHM 221 and CHM 222 5. Math (refer to req. for major and for specific school) Varies MAT 126, 191, or ? 6. Biochemistry (req. or recommended by many medical schools) 3rd yr BIO/CHM 465 7. Additional Coursework Varies Review admission requirements for 3-6 medical schools to which you are likely to apply. Include any additional course requirements/recommendations when scheduling your courses


2. Learn to Manage Your Time - Use a planner; make a schedule - Get involved but don’t over-commit yourself : 

2. Learn to Manage Your Time - Use a planner; make a schedule - Get involved but don’t over-commit yourself First Year

3. Keep Yourself Informed - Read Mercer email - Join MercerPreHealth fanpage : 

3. Keep Yourself Informed - Read Mercer email - Join MercerPreHealth fanpage First Year

Focus on Professionalism While Building Your Portfolio Resume Interview Personal Statement Organizations Everyday Activities Classroom Facebook Email : 

Focus on Professionalism While Building Your Portfolio Resume Interview Personal Statement Organizations Everyday Activities Classroom Facebook Email YES NO

The recurring theme: personal responsibility. : 

The recurring theme: personal responsibility. ARC: http://www.mercer.edu/arc/ CAPS: (478) 301-2862

Keep your goals in mind every day! Your face here!

Pre-Health AdvisingEmail/ Web siteGroup meetingsIndividual appointments (for students who have read through their Student Handbook first) : 

Pre-Health AdvisingEmail/ Web siteGroup meetingsIndividual appointments (for students who have read through their Student Handbook first) Bokros_c@mercer.edu

Walk-In Pre-Health AdvisingEvery Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 pm and Thursday 8:30-11:00 am : 

Walk-In Pre-Health AdvisingEvery Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 pm and Thursday 8:30-11:00 am

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