Pre-Med Templates

PRE-MED SCHEDULER

It’s not only important to plan for today, but it’s also important to plan for tomorrow…and next year and the year after that. As a pre-med student, you will juggle many obligations with a challenging coursework and some how you have to do it every single day and of course, do it well.

No pressure…

A key to your success is planning ahead so you have a game plan. Be prepared. Make a schedule that maximizes your success.

 

Purpose of the Pre-Med Scheduler:

  • Help you map out your pre-med curriculum/coursework.

  • Have a bird’s-eye view of your curriculum, which can help you better plan your schedule. Be realistic. Don’t overload your schedule.

  • Help you decide when to schedule the MCAT.

  • Know the pre-med reqs; you can’t make a pre-med schedule without knowing them.

  • Help you stay on course and not get behind.

HOW TO USE THE SCHEDULER

FIRST YR / CHANGING GEARS

Even though it’s your first year and you’re still trying to learn the ropes of college (or wherever you are if you are changing careers), start planning ahead now. This will not only “force” you to better understand the pre-med requirements, but it will make scheduling courses less stressful.
Remember, this is just a template. Write out a tentative 4-year “game plan” knowing that there may be some changes along the way – and that’s okay. That’s life for ya future doc!

SECOND YEAR

You’ve made it to your second year. Congrats! You’re no longer the new kid on the block and have some experience under belt. Whether you started your journey as a pre-med student or you’re approaching your starting line now, fill out this template by starting with the college courses you’ve already taken and are currently signed up for. Then complete the rest of the template with your tentative schedule.
Be sure to list your tenative MCAT date/month and make that semester “lighter” so you can devote an adequate amount of time to your MCAT prep.

THIRD YEAR

You’re over halfway there! Whether you’re just turning the page in your pre-med journey or you’re a “newbie”, fill out this template by starting with the college courses you’ve already taken and are currently enrolled in. Being that you’re a third year student, you may already have a 4-year game plan. Great! Add what you have to the template and fill in any necessary blanks.
If you don’t have a 4-year plan or know where to even begin, good thing you’re here! Start by filling out what you’ve taken then make a list of the pre-med reqs that you still need to take and add those in.
Be sure to list your tenative or scheduled MCAT date/month and make that semester “lighter” so you can devote an adequate amount of time to your MCAT prep.

FOURTH YEAR / APPLYING!

You made it to your final lap! But now, it’s “game time”. This is the moment you’ve worked so hard for. Fill out this template with the courses you’ve taken, ones you’re enrolled in, and the remaining courses your scheduled to take. Compare this with the pre-med reqs to make sure you aren’t missing anything. If you are, you may need to squeeze the course in, take a summer course, or delay your application time.

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