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    Weil Cornell Dean speaks about admissions process

    
Weill Cornell Medical College’s Dean of Admissions, Dr. Allison Smith, came to speak to Queens College students about what it takes to get into the renowned Ivy League medical school. She touched on a variety of things that are important to the profile of an applicant, ranging from the intensity of medical school to what makes the ideal applicant, among other important questions for pre-med students to ponder. The first question asked was: “can you do it?”   Dr. Smith went on to discuss how the rigor of the curriculum, like most graduate schools, is very intense. There are several factors that the admissions committee examines when looking at applications…

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    The Major Decision: What Pre-Med Students are studying in Undergrad

    Graduate school is the behemoth that intimidates us all. With the application process, the interview and the constant struggle in undergrad to be the best you can be, it’s only natural that we seek to look for an advantage to separate us from the rest of the application population. An example of this is a fascinating new trend that pre-health profession students have started.   Traditionally, pre-health students usually major in the life & physical sciences (i.e biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, etc.). However, these days, pre-health profession students seem to be majoring in non-traditional majors, like psychology, math, and English. It leads one to wonder – why do these students…