Wits University Medical School

May 21, 2011

wits university medical school
B.S. Bio–is waiting a year to apply “okay”?

I’ve just received my B.S. in Bio at a great science school with a 3.5, but I’m still at wits end as to deciding what I should do with it. For the past 4 years, I’ve been pre-med–until I started TAing (being a teaching assistant for the biology dept.) and realized how much I enjoyed teaching! Now, I’m (SERIOUSLY) considering joining a grad program, but I really don’t want to make such a drastic switch as of yet because I was so committed to going into the Medical field.

So, would it be alright if i waited a year to apply to grad school, or even med school? Would I be put punished because I actually want to think things through before jumping aboard? I’m currently training as a lab tech for a research lab at my university’s cancer center, and I think that it’s the most amazing experience of my life [who was a child and did NOT dream that they'd help find the cure for cancer?!] and I plan on staying for awhile.

any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

Hey. I have a lot of experience in this field as I pondered the very same questions you’re pondering today. No it’s not bad at ALL to wait a year and decide what you really want to do, it’s perfectly normal in fact and people gain a lot by taking a year off usually. As long as you’re doing something useful, I think with your 3.5, you can get in toward anything you really want to do. The only main question they will ask you is if you did something useful with this time, and taking on small teaching positions, training as a lab tech to do research in cancer, are all very admirable things for either application – grad or med school. Most importantly, it will give you the time needed to clear your head and you can come back with a very clear decision on what you want to do for the rest of your life and probably a little bit more wiser as well. It can only help hopefully (as long as you don’t go on vacation bonanza, haha) and you won’t be penalized at all!

Good luck in whatever you choose to do!

Mike – Recipient and Donor


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The Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 includes over 20,000 analytical, theoretical and practical works on American and British Law. It includes the writings of major legal theorists, including Sir Edward Coke, Sir William Blackstone, James Fitzjames Stephen, Frederic William Maitland, John Marshall, Joseph Story, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Roscoe Pound, among others. Legal Treatises includes casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and other works of the most influential writers of their time. It is of great value to researchers of domestic and international law, government and politics, legal history, business and economics, criminology and much more.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++York University Law School LibraryCTRG97-B1469Includes index.London: J. Murray, 1901. xxiv, 533 p., 18 leaves of plates: ill.; 21 cm

Secrets of Success: Getting Into Medical School


Secrets of Success: Getting Into Medical School


$26.94


Secrets of Success: Getting into Medical School is written for all potential medical students, including graduate entry-level and is specifically intended to guide applicants through all stages of the online process. By adopting a pragmatic approach to enhance communication, and demonstrating how to immerse yourself in your career, this essential book will give you practical guidance on the admission process and sound factual content, as well as helping you to reach your potential by developing your ability to reflect on and promote your strengths and achievements. Plus, Secrets of Success tips on how to doing well in entrance exams, and how to make yourself a more competitive applicant. Getting into medical school is designed to become a personalized workbook as the reader progresses through the application process, and is a must-have for every want-to-be medical student.

Getting in: How Not to Apply to Medical School


Getting in: How Not to Apply to Medical School


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Getting In: How Not To Apply to Medical School is a tough, practical guide for people storming the ramparts of medical school admission boards. Paul Jung takes the pre-med or second-career aspirant from pre-application experiences through the application process with a very practical approach. The book is filled with the pitfalls and misconceptions applicants frequently make, rendering the subtitle particularly apt and (for those terrified of the unknowns) eminently appealing. The volume also includes self-diagnostic sections and common pitfalls to avoid when applying to medical school. Contrary to popular belief, applying to medical school doesn’t have to be stressful and time-consuming. Getting In shows students caught in the web of medical school admissions boards how to apply to medical school the right way-setting themselves apart from the rest of the crowd. Jung takes pre-med and second-career aspirants through the entire ordeal and lets them know how important it is to apply as early as possible. From preparation and finding ways to obtain an application noticed by the admissions committee to information on the MCAT and getting through common interview traps, the book gives inside tips and helps applicants through what can be a stressful and uncertain time. The author allows readers a glimpse into common errors that others have made in their quests for acceptance, such as taking all required science courses in one semester or leaving large chunks of a medical application blank. Taking a down-to-earth, realistic approach, Jung acknowledges the pitfalls and misconceptions frequently made by applicants and even provides alternative solutions for discouraged students. The result is awell-written book that describes hardships and blunders but also gives good, practical information on how to succeed.

Remembering the University of Florida


Remembering the University of Florida


$17.54


Founded in 1906 in Gainesville as a consolidation of several smaller institutions focusing on agriculture, teacher training, and the military, the University of Florida enjoys a storied history. From its first year’s enrollment of 102, the school has grown to become one of the largest educational institutions in the country. As a world leader in the disciplines of engineering and science, the university conducts important research in agriculture and other fields and boasts a medical school with an international reputation. Sports fans cheer the Gators football team, which holds an unbroken string of winning seasons since 1988. With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book Historic Photos of the University of Florida, Steve Rajtar provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of the university. Join Steve in this jaunt down memory lane as he revisits key moments, pivotal leaders, and important landmarks in the history of UF, from its origins in the nineteenth century to its progress in the mid twentieth. Remembering the University of Florida belongs in the library of every alum and all supporters of one of the nation’s leading public universities.

How to Study in Medical School, 2nd Edition


How to Study in Medical School, 2nd Edition


$24.25


#1 best selling book in its class How to Study in Medical School, 2nd Edition provides a thorough and comprehensive method for studying the Basic Sciences in medical school and leaves no detail behind. Dr. Kamyab’s unique system of studying is an effective study process that not only helps you understand the material and stay-up-to date, but also helps you retain the information for your medical school tests, your licensing examinations, your clinical rotations, and beyond. Unlike similar books written by authors with Education Degrees or PhD Professors, this is one of the few books in its class that is written by a Medical School graduate. It is therefore written by an author who has gone through the process, and knows how to study effectively and succeed in Medical School. The 2nd Edition includes new chapters and a new frequently asked questions section. If you are starting medical school and are serious about succeeding, pick up your copy today

The Smartypants' Guide to the Medical School Admissions Interview


The Smartypants’ Guide to the Medical School Admissions Interview


$23.98


You’ve worked this hard and now there is only one thing standing between you and that coveted spot in medical school: the interview. Learn the tips and secrets of successful med school applicants and members of the admissions board. Know what questions to

FX Hotel ChongQing Third Military Medical University


FX Hotel ChongQing Third Military Medical University


$25


FX Hotel ChongQing Third Military Medical University is located in Chongqing, close to Chongqing Normal University and Chongqing University. Additional area points of interest include Chongqing Olympic Sports Center and Chongqing Institute of Technology. Hotel Features. FX Hotel ChongQing Third Military Medical University features a restaurant. Complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a grocery/convenience store. Guestrooms. Air conditioned guestrooms at FX Hotel ChongQing Third Military Medical University feature complimentary bottled water and slippers. Bathrooms feature showers with handheld showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Wired high speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer phones. LCD televisions have satellite channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake up calls.

Medical Readers' Theater: A Guide and Scripts


Medical Readers’ Theater: A Guide and Scripts


$17.92


We have all had experiences with sickness, care giving, physicians, medical emergencies, hospitals, and doctors’ offices. Health concerns are not solely the domain of medical students, physicians, or nurses — we all deal with our personal well-being and the health of our loved ones on a daily basis. Sometimes these health problems cause us to consider larger social and ethical issues. How do we respond and relate to such matters? In order to help both lay people and medical professionals consider various health care issues, East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine developed a medical readers’ theater program. Compiled for the first time in a single text, Medical Readers’ Theater: A Guide and Scripts provides a vehicle for those who wish to engage in discussions among citizens and professionals about important, topical issues in contemporary medicine. Consisting of fourteen readers’ theater scripts, a step-by-step guide to performing readers’ theater, and questions for post-performance discussions, this volume utilizes stories by William Carlos Williams, Susan Onthank Mates, Arthur Conan Doyle, Pearl Buck, and many more. Physician/patient relationships, organ donation, chronic illness, race and ethnicity, death and dying, and aging are just a few of the topics covered in this valuable text. Medical Readers’ Theater can be used in classrooms, hospitals, libraries, or other community settings where citizens can consider views on issues of common concern in the medical world.

Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School


Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School


$3.95


"A valuable contribution to the growing literature of medical culture."–Gerald Weissman, New York Univ. Medical Center.

What They Didn't Teach You at Medical School


What They Didn’t Teach You at Medical School


$49.7


During medical training there are certain parts of day-to-day tasks that are not taught at medical school nor in the traditional reference books. There are some skills that medical students are expected to learn by a osmosisa (TM) while on placement and under the guidance of junior doctors. These skills are never officially taught or examined in medical school. They are, however, a fundamental part of being a safe, good and efficient doctor. This book includes a golden rulesa (TM) or important points to remember and case examples, both of which are given as displayed extracts. This book is designed to help the junior doctor unlock their potential and improve their performance, cutting the time it takes to achieve certain medical objectives. It is meant to fill in the gaps where the medical school and clinical guides stop. It gives the reader the information needed to organise themselves so that they can hit the ground running. It is not intended as a clinical survival guide, but more a friendly hand to allow the reader to get ahead in medicine and how to keep on track and develop a career path.

Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students


Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students


$18.94


"Med School Confidential "uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made "Law School Confidential "and "Business School Confidential" such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process–from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a medical school and program, through the four-year curriculum, internships, residencies, and fellowships, to choosing a speciality and finding the perfect job. With a foreword by Chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Friedman, M.D., "Med School Confidential "provides what no other book currently does: a comprehensive, chronological account of the full medical school experience.

Kaplan Get Into Medical School: A Strategic Approach


Kaplan Get Into Medical School: A Strategic Approach


$4.95


This guide gives applicants the insider advice on everything from: Planning for medical school during college–what courses to take and extracurricular activities to get involved inResearching the best medical school for each applicantPreparing an outstanding application and excelling in the interviewPersonalized information for all applicants, including minorities, women, the disabled, and international applicantsDetailed advice on how applicants can finance their M.D.s without going too far into debt after graduationInterviews with successful medical students and admissions advisers

The 2004 Pfizer Medical School Manual


The 2004 Pfizer Medical School Manual


$3.95


This annually updated manual is a step-by-step guide to the admissions process. Clearly and concisely written, it provides an overview of the process as well as contact information and statistics for U.S. medical schools, and listings of other informational resources.


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