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Is UMass a good premed college?


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Katherine’s Answer

Hi! I'm currently a first-year pre-med student at GW. You'll hear this a lot, but there really isn't any "good" or "bad" pre-med colleges per se. The most important thing is to go to a college with an academic environment you'll thrive in, whatever type of school that may be. I would recommend going to a school near a hospital because it can make it a lot easier to get clinical or volunteer hours.

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David’s Answer

Are you planning to stay in the Mass. area. If so, my answer to you is a YES, why, because I am currently reside in Mass. by the Boston area and in the past I have heard a lot of good thing about UMass and Universities in the Boston area about their medical school as well I have several family members attended these school, so I definitely would recommend if you choose the college/university in the UMass system, as I mention most of my family members attended the UMass school in Boston area. For myself, I am from the Tri-State which is NY, NJ, PA and down here we have a lot of good pre-med program school such as, NYU, UPenn, Temple U, Jefferson U, Colombia U, and more, these are some school in the Tri-State with some good pre-med program, if you would like to consider coming down here for this major.

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Richard’s Answer

Any 4-year university will work.

Pick a college that suits your personality and a major that interests you. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.

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Elissa’s Answer

Umass is a great choice for Pre-Med for a number of reasons. If you choose UMass Amherst, you are able to take advantage of the fact that they are part of the 5-College Consortium with Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke, and (formerly) Hampshire College. The second advantage is that you're primed to enter Med School at UMass Medical which is not only an excellent school but one of the few that is affordable, especially for Mass State residents.

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