stoptothink wrote: ↑Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:55 pm
staythecourse wrote: ↑Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:50 pm
stoptothink wrote: ↑Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:41 pm
staythecourse wrote: ↑Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:37 pm
stoptothink wrote: ↑Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Huh? The only physician in my extended family, a cousin, attended a CC before transferring to a little known State U...and graduating with a degree in "liberal studies". He's now a gastroenterologist. Of the 3 members of my staff that left in the past year to attend medical school, one of them started at a CC and is now on a very significant scholarship at Baylor Med.
They are NOT CC grads. Look at their diplomas they are grads of whatever school the transferred to. I am pretty sure you knew that already and just wanted to debate. Look at my post I said "CC grad". That is NOT the same as going to CC and transferring and GRADUATING from another college.
So you accept that beginning at a CC to save money does not impact one's ability to get into medical school, therefore, your point is what?
My point is that doing 2 years of CC alone because that is what you can afford to send your kid vs. paying (which you may not be able to) for additional 2 years would limit one's employment opportunity.
You are making a point that nobody has, will, or can dispute; so, no point at all. Saving (possibly) tens of thousands by attending a CC initially does not impair one's chances of becoming a physician at all.
Staythecourse is correct in stating that it is more difficult to be accepted to medical school when taking medical school prerequisites at a community college. Medical school admissions offices make this clear to applicants that they do not view coursework taken at community colleges as equally rigorous to those taken at 4 year colleges.
SUNY Upstate College of Medicine
“Applicants should avoid taking more than one or two prerequisite science courses during the summer and avoid taking them at community colleges.”
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
http://icahn.mssm.edu/education/medical ... quirements
Q: Can I take my courses at a community college, or must I take them at a four-year college or university?
A: We have no requirement about where you take courses, though the Committee on Admissions does take that into consideration in evaluating your application.
Johns Hopkins Medical School
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/admi ... ments.html
The School of Medicine accepts prerequisites completed at the community college level. In order to be competitive in the selection process, we encourage prospective applicants with community college prerequisites to supplement these courses by taking advanced courses in related subjects at their four year institution.
University of Florida College of Medicine
Q: Can I take the prerequisite courses at my local community/junior college?
A: In order to create the most academically competitive application you should take all prerequisite courses at the most competitive bachelor’s degree granting institution where you can gain entrance. You should try to complete your pre-requisite courses at a four-year institution
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
https://www.einstein.yu.edu/educati...p ... ments.aspx
Whereas course work at a four-year college or university is our benchmark, if a student chooses to meet a competency component via an alternate route such as through laboratory experience, through an advanced placement course, a course taken at a community college, a course taken abroad (during a semester abroad for which the undergraduate U.S. degree-granting institution gives credit, or for which AMCAS will verify and report the grade), or an online course, he or she should seek guidance from his or her advisor to ensure that the option meets the above guidelines as well as the rigorous academic standard required by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
George Washington University
http://smhs.gwu.edu/academics/md-progra ... itycollege
Do you accept community college credits?
Yes. The Committee on Admissions does accept coursework taken at a community college; however, it is preferable to have the pre-medical coursework taken at a four-year college or university.
Florida State University College of Medicine
http://med.fsu.edu/?page=mdAdmissions.a ... equirement
Listed below is the pre-requisite coursework required for all matriculates to the FSU COM. Advanced Placement, CLEP, and dual enrollment credits fulfill the course requirements. However, courses taken in a traditional classroom at a four-year institution are considered to be more academically competitive.