Date

1-4-2017 12:00 AM

Major

Biochemistry

Department

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Project Advisor

Susan Yager

Project Advisor's Department

English

Description

Current Iowa State students and Iowa State alumni took a survey asking them to indicate if and how they utilized the resources offered by the pre-medicine program. The survey also asked them to rate proposed changes to the program by the author, provide their own ideas as to how to change the program, and collected some demographic information. This included Iowa residency status, cumulative GPA, major, and where alumni attended medical school. All data generated was analyzed to produce a comprehensive report on the utilization of the pre-medicine program. Results indicate that pre-med resources are being utilized but could be advertised more effectively. Both alumni and students mentioned a need for more assistance learning how to apply to medical school and clarification on what being pre-med at Iowa State means. The fact it is a program to be utilized not a specific major. Alumni favored the creation of a shadowing program at Iowa State and even mentioned that connections with alumni would be favorable as well. Overall, results indicate that the resources currently offered by the pre-medicine program are helping students but leaving many dissatisfied.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

A review of the utilization of pre-medicine program resources and possible program changes at Iowa State University

Current Iowa State students and Iowa State alumni took a survey asking them to indicate if and how they utilized the resources offered by the pre-medicine program. The survey also asked them to rate proposed changes to the program by the author, provide their own ideas as to how to change the program, and collected some demographic information. This included Iowa residency status, cumulative GPA, major, and where alumni attended medical school. All data generated was analyzed to produce a comprehensive report on the utilization of the pre-medicine program. Results indicate that pre-med resources are being utilized but could be advertised more effectively. Both alumni and students mentioned a need for more assistance learning how to apply to medical school and clarification on what being pre-med at Iowa State means. The fact it is a program to be utilized not a specific major. Alumni favored the creation of a shadowing program at Iowa State and even mentioned that connections with alumni would be favorable as well. Overall, results indicate that the resources currently offered by the pre-medicine program are helping students but leaving many dissatisfied.