A Tip to Pre-Med Students: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in the Science Beaker

Michael J. Horkoff. UBCMJ 2014 5(2):16-17.
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Every year in Canada, over 10,000 students apply to medical schools across the country. While each of these applicants has a unique story to tell about why they are considering medicine as a career, they are all trying to figure out the best academic pathway in to the program. Arguably, exploring a pathway that provides for a successful career in medicine should be of utmost importance. However, many students are content with their undergraduate science degree despite the majority of the curriculum being of little use to their future medical training and careers.

KEYWORDS: pre-medical education, undergraduate, science, diversity, medicine