How can you become the most prepared and competitive applicant for medical school?

MedPrep I (Bio 2651) is a unique, interactive lecture series where the entire educational path of becoming a physician is reviewed. This course is particularly helpful for first-year and sophomore students in helping them obtain an authentic, accurate, and comprehensive view of the life of a physician and the process it takes to get there. This course reviews what makes a competitive applicant for medical school and what it takes to be successful in the application process, medical school, residency, and beyond. It helps students develop a road map for their four years of college and encourages them to reflect on whether medicine is the right career for them. Students also have the opportunity to talk with current medical students and resident physicians about their life in medical school and residency, respectively. MedPrep I is a prerequisite for MedPrep II (Bio 2654), the shadowing course that takes place in the Charles F. Knight Emergency and Trauma Center of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the main teaching hospital for the Washington University School of Medicine. There is no outside coursework and no exams, so this course can be taken with the busiest of course schedules. Class attendance is required. A $10 course fee applies. For more details about the course, please see the website at: Pass/Fail only. Spring and Fall semesters; 1 Unit; Instructor: Mark Levine, Professor, WUSM.

* This course engages pre-health students in discussions about current information in the medical school application and admissions process. It is optional and does not replace requirements for the Biology major or for pre-health careers. See the Handbook for Biology Majors for details of Biology major requirements.