Q. Is Washington University in St. Louis good to study pre-med? I can tell you with 100% certainty, if I had any clue whatsoever how insanely difficult it is here to maintain the kinds of grades you need to get into med school, I would have picked a different school. I’ve really enjoyed my experience with my second major in the business school, and a lot of the humanities departments (I think Poli Sci, in particular) are ranked among the best in the country without being unreasonably difficult. If you’ve got access to a good state school like UMich, OSU, one of the UCs...go there instead. Pretty much all of the information I received about the WashU premed program (from the school) when I was a prospective student turned out to be untrue. LOL I already saw ur post and scared the shit out of me, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Just read u/meridian17 ‘s post and I have to applaud someone for finally giving an unapologetically honest take on WashU’s academics.. I’ve been doing my best for months to put people on their guard about the premed program at WashU. I also know that lots of people struggle to get that balance. It’ll be way easier to maintain the As you need and you’ll probably have a hell of a lot less debt. Replies to: Washu Premed #1. I’m a freshman going into 2nd semester and have found some interesting econ classes I want to take. My advice: if you are dead set on becoming a doctor and know you would be miserable if you had to change course, don’t come to WashU. A 4.0 here guarantees med school entry. Probably even to the best med schools. I did all the pre-med stuff while at wash u and am nearing the end of med school currently. I know the other poster talks about how it's tough and that some of the classes are on a B- curve, but it's not like most other schools give out As to everyone and pre med curricula are generally pretty strenuous anywhere. While I think that this weighs on a lot of peoples' minds, I strongly encourage you to find a school where you feel like you fit in, where you feel like your academic aspirations are supported, and where you want to spend your college years.
You should come here if you want to and are of capable of being the best. Replies to: WashU Premed Program #1. vbball90 230 replies 6 threads Junior Member. TLDR: Yes it's hard. Nothing to do with their work ethic or dedication. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Course evals and rate my professor haven’t been too helpful, so I’m really looking for some current student input. The big thing is that not everyone is cut out for being a doctor. February 2010. At Washington University in St. Louis, you can … obtain a broad-based education and a solid academic foundation for a career in the health professions. Get updates at admissions.wustl.edu/announcements/covid-19/. Do you think WashU’s deflation outweighs those two? Premed was definitely tough, but absolutely doable for most people. Press J to jump to the feed. About half of WashU undergrads come in with the intention of being premed. Our PreHealth community offers advising and resources to help you plan your path and identify research and volunteer opportunities as early as your first year.
HartinGA 268 replies 8 threads Junior Member. If you choose that you don't want to go that route, it is really easy to switch and try other things. How is it possible that I have still not seen a single FontBonne t shirt or sweater? major in any subject. So if you come here, you need to reconcile yourself to the fact that there’s basically a 50%+ chance that it’s not going to work out for you, either. A subreddit for students at Washington University in St. Louis. Any current majors I could PM about classes/ professors? Yes it's hard, but it's really incomparable to the amount/speed/intensity of learning in med school. When you start looking at any school like Wash U, you're going to find on average a very high success rate (both in the percentage of people who go to med school, and the type of med school they go to). It's a tough thing- it's the first time in your life that your inadequacies are shown and it's natural to try and explain that away, but in all reality WUSTL is a preeminent premed school and will set you up very well for med school.
Monday, August 24: At this time, all daily visit events and on- and off-campus events have been cancelled and there are visitor restrictions in effect. A subreddit for students at Washington University in St. Louis. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Did premed at WUSTL, now at a top (one of Harvard, Hopkins, Stanford) for MD/PhD. Plenty of people I know from wash u that got into med school have Cs on their transcript.
Can't really tell you if it's right for you. The only exception to that statement is to consider carefully where you can max out your GPA. You'll hear a lot of salty people complaining about it and making it out to be harder than it is to justify why they (and their friends) may have failed. There is very robust premed advising at WashU, but honestly, all the information you could ever need is readily available on SDN, AAMC FACTS site, and the MSAR. I've been in st louis for a while now and I have never seen a FontBonne student before. I've seen peeps form SLU, UMSL, and even people form SIUE. You can major in anything you want, and still take the "pre med" required courses. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. u/meridian17 isn’t wrong.
When my daughter was applying to combined BS/MD programs, WashU’s was most strict hence not the most sought after. You shouldn’t come to WashU because you want easy medical school acceptance. Is FontBonne even real, or are they just a money laundering scheme for washu? Joint Degree Program in Business and Computer Science. r/washu: A subreddit for students at Washington University in St. Louis. Just pick a school you want, and worry anout pre med later.
I’ve been doing my best for months to put people on their guard about the premed program at WashU. I give this same advice when I see posts like these. Just read u/meridian17 ‘s post and I have to applaud someone for finally giving an unapologetically honest take on WashU’s academics. Tough school but the payoff is well worth it. The grading is stupid and the classes are probably harder than they should be. Yes it's doable. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser.
I’ll let the WashU students speak for themselves.
r/washu: A subreddit for students at Washington University in St. Louis. I/meridian17 is dead on about that. I am not an admissions officer but I have heard that since Wash U pre-med is known to be harder than other schools when you apply to med school you get the advantage that admissions officers know that your classes were hard. Ha. The average WashU student still can’t hack it as a premed. I will say WashU does have some great programs that are graded more fairly. Of course, that percentage will only go up towards senior year. Maybe worth thinking about if you’re open to a different major. By the end of freshman year, more than half of those students will have changed their minds. I thought WashU had inflation relative to UCs like LA and Cal? WashU has some of the best medical research in the country. The name on my degree also made a huge difference in med school apps and I can tell you that especially if you want to go to big name schools or go MD/PhD your undergrad instution matters a ton.
WUSTL was definitely a big part of it. The level of difficulty sets a lot of people up to fail, unfortunately. I didn't really use the premed advising at all, other than the one required meeting to review your application when they write your committee cover letter for your LOR packet. If it's wash u and you're determined to be pre med you're going to have to put in the work like everyone else that goes to med school.
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