A lot of things have come up recently, so I just wanted to let you guys know that I’ll be taking an indefinite hiatus from posting on this blog. I hope you guys understand. Thanks.
Anonymous asked: Hey, I was wondering if you know some advantages or pros and cons on taking up BS Biology as a pre-med course? I used to take up Pharmacy but then I felt like I didn't love it anymore and I think it's not the right path for me to take up medicine. Thank you very much in advance for your answer. :)
If I understand your question, you’re planning to switch majors, from Pharmacy to Biology, right? The thing about being pre-med is that your major doesn’t matter, as long as you complete the required courses and take the MCAT (if you want me to detail what those courses are, send me another ask).
I personally chose Molecular Biology because I really loved science and have always been drawn to the life sciences. The nice thing about being a bio major is that the requirements for your major overlap nicely with pre-med courses; I’m a huge fan of “killing two birds with one stone.” It sounds like you’re a science-y person since you started in Pharmacy, but for people who’d prefer to study something else in undergrad, majoring in bio would be a con, mainly because it’s not something they’re passionate about.
Ultimately, it’s up to you. I’d recommend speaking with your academic and/or pre-health adviser before switching majors to see how it affects your progress toward completing your degree. Good luck!
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- you get tired of adding words to your dictionary.
- you are constantly looking up scientific words to make sure the spellings are correct.
Thankfully, you can get rid of (most of) those red squiggly lines by installing these awesome and free chemistry and biology/medicine dictionaries for Word! I just started using them today for a molecular biology paper I’m working on, and let me tell you, it’s refreshing not to see red lines everywhere.