pre reqs

things that aren’t all the work I have to do
  • I tend to forget that I have some not-fun allergic reactions to old government buildings. Being gone for four days means several days of feeling like death upon returning to work
  • NVCC hasn’t sent my transcripts to UMUC (or it’s taking TWO WEEKS to send transcripts 60 miles), and they’re the last one I need. they’re also the most important, because that’s where I took accounting, which is the pre-req to everything else I have to do. I’m checking my email and school account obsessively
  • I need a polarizing filter for my camera to get a picture of my grasses for a grad student involved with the program this year for a time-lapse video. My grasses are also growing LIKE CRAZY this year, so the video won’t even start at day 1 of growth. It’s only been a week and some are an inch long!

I have one notebook for dailies/monthlies and another for collections. I like to be able to keep my collections notebook a bit messy and cross things out when I need to. It’s also good for random lists.

Per Semester

  • key
  • index
  • academic calendar 
  • schedule 
  • course info (professor, times, location, credit hours, etc.)
  • course requirements (pre-reqs to degree)
  • club info
  • volunteering log
  • goals
  • memories
  • grade tracker/paper tracker

Monthly

  • spending log
  • habit tracker (cleaning, laundry, workout, no spending, meds, etc.)
  • mood tracker 
  • workout log
  • sleep tracker
  • meal tracker
  • grocery lists
  • time log (how much time you spend studying, cleaning, working out, at clubs/volunteering, etc.)
  • social media tracker
  • calendar for appointments  
  • work schedule/hours
  • gratitude log
  • practice log (music, sports, art, etc.)

Daily

  • to do list
  • water intake (or other habits not in monthly)
  • weather
  • outfit
  • meals

Collections

  • favorite washi
  • pen test
  • inventory of items you collect (books, records, crystals, magnets, etc.)
  • places to go/places you have been
  • breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack ideas
  • good food places in your city
  • recipes
  • packing lists (weekend, plane, etc.)
  • websites you have accounts on (helpful if switching emails later on)
  • academic websites
  • level 10
  • DIYs
  • goals/achievements
  • quotes
  • wishlist
  • bucket list
  • outfit ideas
  • favorite shops
  • films, tv shows, musicals to watch/have watched
  • books to read/have read
  • favorite musicians
  • student discounts (places where you show your ID and get x% off)
What to Major in During Undergrad- How to Get Into Vet School Part 1

When I was applying to undergraduate colleges several years ago, I was under the impression that there was really only one way to get into vet school, and that was to become an Animal Science major. I loved this major, I learned a lot, and I took some classes that did a good job to prepare me for vet school. However, I’m here to tell you that you do not need to be an Animal Science major to get into vet school. Why do I say that? Well…

When you apply to vet school in the USA, you’ll have to take pre-requisites (General Biology, General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Humanities, Physics, etc.). These pre-reqs, while focused on the sciences, can be completed by any major. That’s right. I have several classmates who majored in Spanish, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Botany, and several other majors that are “nontraditional.” Most (if not all) vet schools DO NOT CARE what major you decide to do, as long as you complete all of that particular school’s pre-reqs. 

So the big question: What DO you major in during undergrad? My advice is to do this: Major in something that excites you, something that you think you can excel at, and something that you would be comfortable with as a back-up career. This is a sad statistic, but out of my 400 animal science classmates, only 30 or so matriculated into vet school. I’m not saying this to scare you, I’m saying this because vet school is hard to get into, and it’s a really good idea to major in something you could really see as a career. For some people it really will be Animal Science. For others, it will be Biology. For some it will be Sociology or Chemistry or whatever. Bottom line: Do not pass-by a major that you think will be a good fit just because you think Animal Science (or similar) will “look better” on your application.



Disclaimer: As much as I love writing up these posts, please keep in mind these are only my opinions. There are many roads that can lead into vet school, and just because I offer an opinion does not make it correct, especially if your situation is different than mine was. Please don’t panic if you aren’t doing exactly what I say on here, everyone has different experiences and that is what makes them and you unique. I’m simply hoping this mini-series will be a guideline to help you begin your journey along the road to vet school.

Attention all vetblrs: I’m really excited to start this mini-series on getting into vet school, and I would love some collaboration! I encourage all vets and vet students to reblog this post and add in their own advice! Those in countries other than the U.S. who have a different system/application are also more than welcome to chime in! 

anonymous asked:

I work as a scribe and I think medicine is super interesting. I want to go to med school but I didn't get my degree in a hard science so I need to take pre-requisites. I have AP credits but some schools are picky. Online classes would be best but I think most schools don't accept them? Any advice?

If you need to get pre reqs, most need to be done through a campus because there is a lab portion with most classes. Depending on how many you need, you could always take the prereqs part time while working as a scribe. That’s what many of my coworkers at the hospital did

How To: Part 1

Okay so I’ve gotten a number of people asking me to clarify the process to “be a doctor”. To answer all the questions at once, I decided to make a post. This is the first part: What do you do to get into medical school?

1. Decide you want to explore medicine as a career. You don’t have to have a firm commitment from the very start, but you should have serious interest before embarking on the physician path. Shadow a doctor if at all possible. I did this step in high school. 


2. Go to a major university (community college is okay but the core classes should be at a major university). Take all the pre-req courses to apply for medical school. This usually includes semesters of biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry, a semester of biochemistry, stats, and a social science, and all the associated labs. You might also need a certain number of upper division science classes. Check individual medical schools for specifics. Do well in these classes and visit office hours! You will need a good relationship with your professors later. Your grades in these classes will be calculated as part of your “science GPA” and are extremely important. Aim for a 3.5+ GPA here. 
Edit: on the suggestion of @runner-kat : major in anything you want!

2b. While in undergrad, shadow doctors, volunteer in hospitals and out of hospitals, and challenge yourself as a person with interesting classes and situations. Really examine whether or not medicine is right for you. I didn’t realize how badly I wanted to be a doctor until I went on a tour of a med school as an undergrad. After that I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Gain “life experience” if you can. You’ll be interacting with many different types of people in medicine and the ability to relate to diverse characters is very important. 

2c. Do some research. It doesn’t have to be basic science related (my undergrad research was with a psychology lab). 


3. Take the MCAT sometime during your junior year of undergrad. I took mine right before junior year and while it made my summer suck, I was grateful to have it out of the way. Many more people studied for and took it during the winter break of junior year. Aim for at least 70th percentile.


4. Apply to medical school. This costs a TON of money. In Texas the common application opens in May. Around the country I believe other applications open in June. Typically to apply you need to have 2-3 letters of recommendation from esteemed adults (typically professors) who know you well. This is where your visits to office hours come in handy. Hopefully you can find people who can speak thoroughly and highly of you. You also need your transcript, your list of extra-curriculars, and identifying information.
4b. A big part of the application is the personal statements. That’s where you tell admission committees “why I want to be a doctor”. These are important!
4c. Secondary applications can either be automatic or selective- SDN used to have a list about which medical schools were which. You will probably have to pay another fee for the secondary application.

5. Interview at a medical school! I’ve posted lots of other things about interviewing so feel free to look through those on my “interviews” tag. Basically, show us you are a person we would want to work with.
5a. Hopefully, get accepted into medical school! Texas med schools start extending acceptances in November with the bulk of the acceptances going out in February. Around the country other med schools tell you later in the spring whether you got in or not.

anonymous asked:

Mono anon here. I am a 1L. Does that make a difference? I was told neither of the classes I'm considering dropping were pre-req's for anything next year, but my school is small so there's no summer term to make it up. I can do a summer externship and get up to 4 credits for that tho

Your health is more important. I know people who dropped out completely in the middle of 1L for medical, too, and came back later. It’ll work out.

1. Carla returned his flowers.
2. Marilyn divorced him.
3. Beatrice slapped him.
4. Old Goldie’s the best girlfriend.


1. Carla and Stan may not have been married, but marriage is not a pre-req to make a baby. G4G/H4G still has holding ground.
2. Marilyn was in the production art for Dreamscaperers, but was never actually something canon.
3. ???
4. Old Goldie isn’t Stan’s girlfriend. He’s his legally married spouse.

;^)
Pre-Med Pre-reqs

Well, hi. I’m Sebastian and I’m looking to be in PC, Would you mind telling me the general pre-requirements for med-school and some other info I may need? - smansion

The bare minimum academic requirements:

  • Gen Chem 1&2
  • Intro Physics 1&2 (calc or trig based–requirements vary by school)
  • General Bio 1&2
  • Organic Chemistry 1&2
  • Math: many schools require at least pre-cal to take Chemistry or physics. Some med schools require at least Calc 1, some don’t. 
  • Biochemistry: usually Biochem 1 is highly recommended, but not required. Again, varies with school 
Psychology and Sociology may be required eventually (to prepare for new MCAT requirements). 

Keep reading

I love nice people. Today I signed up for classes and met with my counselor and I’ve been wanting to take the psychology of happiness for like a year but couldn’t and he was so cool, just chatted about life for a while. I left and realized it wouldn’t go onto my schedule and saw that I needed a pre req I didn’t have. I was soo bummed so I emailed the teacher and asked if he’ll let me take it anyways and he was like “yes welcome to the happiness club!!” and my counselor was like “I hope this makes you happy!” Cause I said I wasn’t when we met up and he said he wants to learn how to be so I told him I was gonna teach him when I learned. Nice people are so great. I’m excited !!!!!!!!