PreMed: Who Makes it and why

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Teachers College Press, 1999 - Medical - 161 pages
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What began as an intriguing question about student behaviour became a fascinating study when the author followed two groups of premed students through their college years. Blending survey data, excerpts from student interviews, and a review of current knowledge, Maguire observed these men and women as they changed their behaviorus, priorities, opinions, and aspirations over time. The voices of individual students are heard throughout the book, providing valuable "insider" information on the premed experience. Presented as an ongoing process of choices, this book shows how early decisions impact on later options in students' increasingly competitive bid for admission into medical school. In addition to the sociological analyses of educational processes, there is much in this book to help current and future premed students, their teachers, counsellors, and parents.

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About the author (1999)

Mary Ann Maguire is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University.

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