Explanation for Biology major?

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McDeere
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Explanation for Biology major?

Postby McDeere » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:26 pm

Will schools just assume I couldn't get into med school if I don't write an addendum to explain why I majored in biology? How much would it hurt me if they did assume that?

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lifestooquick
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Re: Explanation for Biology major?

Postby lifestooquick » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:27 pm

Law students come from all kinds of backgrounds - I don't think this would be an addendum-worthy topic.

NonTradHealthLaw
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Re: Explanation for Biology major?

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:27 pm

Waste of paper and time. There are a million reasons to major in biology that have nothing to do with medical school.

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Re: Explanation for Biology major?

Postby bdubs » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:38 pm

McDeere wrote:Will schools just assume I couldn't get into med school if I don't write an addendum to explain why I majored in biology? How much would it hurt me if they did assume that?


Yes, they will assume that.

No, you don't need an addendum.

No, they won't care that you failed at getting into med school.

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Re: Explanation for Biology major?

Postby McDeere » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:44 pm

bdubs wrote:
McDeere wrote:Will schools just assume I couldn't get into med school if I don't write an addendum to explain why I majored in biology? How much would it hurt me if they did assume that?


Yes, they will assume that.

No, you don't need an addendum.

No, they won't care that you failed at getting into med school.

I'm not saying I failed at getting into med school, haha. I didn't even apply. I just don't want them to think I did.

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Re: Explanation for Biology major?

Postby CSCS Trainer » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:50 pm

Addendum for Biology - I would say no. Most people understand what Biology is. I was told by 3 schools' admissions directors to write an addendum for my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Exercise Physiology though.

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Re: Explanation for Biology major?

Postby McDeere » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:54 pm

CSCS Trainer wrote:Addendum for Biology - I would say no. Most people understand what Biology is. I was told by 3 schools' admissions directors to write an addendum for my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Exercise Physiology though.

Is that because they weren't sure what that was?




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