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Welcome to AED!
Meeting 1: Course Planning
September 25, 2012
Please sign-in up front
Help yourself to pizza, snacks &
drinks!
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Dr. Swadron & the Minor of
Health Care Studies at USC
Learn more about the minor at:
http://dornsife.usc.edu/minor-in-health-care
studies/
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AED Associate Membership
• Meetings!
– Everything a Pre-Med needs to know to
succeed
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Interact with Upperclassmen
Princeton/Kaplan Discount
Online Course Help
AED Southland Conference
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The Timeline
Year 1:
Explore
Your Options
Year 3:
MCAT, LOR,
Primary App
Year 2:
Research, Volunteer,
GPA
Year 4:
Secondary App,
Interviews
Medical
School
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Year 1 – Explore Your Options
• Choose your major/minor
– Consider non-science majors and minors
• Meet with a pre-med advisor
– Office of Pre-Health Advisement
• http://dornsife.usc.edu/pre-health/
• USC Organizations
– Interaxon, JEP, EMSC, PHE, Public Health Brigades,
Global Medical Brigades, Trojan Health
Volunteers
• Clinical Volunteering, Shadowing, Research
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HOW TO SUCCEED AS A PREMED
• Stay caught up (homework + reading + midterms)
• GPA: 3 A’s + 1 B each semester = 3.75 overall
• Always seek help when you feel overwhelmed
• SI, office hours, Center for Academic Support, fellow
AED members
• Get to know your professors
• Work in groups
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Prerequisites
• 2 Semesters of General Biology
– BISC 120/BISC 220 or 121/221
• 2 Semesters of General Chemistry
– CHEM105ab or 115ab
• 2 Semesters of Organic Chemistry
– CHEM322ab
• 2 Semesters of Physics
– PHYS 135ab or 151/152
*AP credits do not count
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More Prerequisites
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MATH 125 and/or MATH 208
WRIT 140
WRIT 340
Humanities and Social Sciences
– Requirements vary by school
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Recommended Classes
• Upper Division Biology Courses
– BISC 307: Physiology
– BISC 320: Molecular Biology
– BISC 325: Genetics
– BISC 330: Biochemistry
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Audrey’s Schedule
Biology B.A. with a Public Health minor
Fall 2009
Spring 2010
Fall 2010
Spring 2011
BISC 120
BISC 220
CHEM322a
CHEM322b
CHEM105a
CHEM105b
MATH 125
SPAN III
GE Cat. 5
GE Cat. 6
AMST 206
GE Cat. 1
GE Cat. 2
Writ-140
HP 200
HP 402
Fall 2011
Spring 2012
Fall 2012
Spring 2012
BISC 320
Phys135b
BISC 325
Elective
PHYS135a
BISC 307
BISC 490
BISC 330
GE Cat. 4
HP 401
WRIT 340
Elective
HP 460
MCAT class
PPD 330
Elective
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Veronica’s Schedule
BA Biology & MS Global Medicine
Fall 2009
Spring 2010
Fall 2010
Spring 2011
Summer
2011
BISC 120
BISC 220
PHYS 135A
CHEM322a
CHEM
105B
CHEM105a
CHEM105b
BISC 320
SPAN III
MATH 125
GE Cat. 6
GE Cat. 5
BISC 315
GE Cat. 1
Writ 140
GE Cat. 1
HP 420
BISC 369
BISC 193
THTR- 183A
Fall 2011
Spring 2012
Fall 2012
Spring 2013
Summer 2013
BISC 325
BISC 330
CORE I
PHYS 135b
GM Elective
SPAN III
WRIT 340
CORE II
MEDS 502
GM Elective
HP 442
GE: Cat 4
MEDS 500
GM Elective
GM Elective
GM Elective
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Summer Classes
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Physics 135ab
CHEM 322ab
BISC 120
WRIT 140
WRIT 340
MATH 125
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Other Things to Keep in Mind
• Off-track classes
• CHEM 322ab, PHYS 135ab
• Pass/Fail General Education
Requirements
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1 of the 6 GE courses
Language Requirement
Diversity Requirement
No minor classes
24 Units total
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Online Course Help Procedure
Steps:
1. Pay your dues!
2. Go to our website (www.aedusc.org)
3. Resources tab—let us know if you don’t
know the username/password
4. Submit Course Help request form
5. Get tests
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Questions?
http://www.aedusc.org
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