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I have started reading these reviews as myBrightBiology
I have started reading these reviews as my high school son approaches applying to college. I attended U of M as a premedical student coming from a very small all girls high school. I majored in biology and worked very hard to do well. I went on to graduate from at the top of my medical school class and have a successful career in academic medicine. I can truly say now in hind site as an adult, that my academic experience was VERY strong. I learned how to write, think critically, and communicate. Medical school was EASY compared to undergraduate at U of M. While I was a biolgy major, I have fond memories of the history, english, and greek literature classes I took. Coming from a small all girls high school, I loved the diverse and politically liberal feel of the campus. I thought it was great. Yes, its big, but the world is big too, and work environment and adult life aren't always, warm, intimate, and fuzzy. I wouldn't sent a kid here unless they were relatively bright, at least a little bit assertive, and open minded. The student body is diverse, which I view as a plus. As an adult, I look back on the experience and think it contributed positively toward my outlook on life today. I promise, its not all about the football.
4th Year Female -- Class 1986
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: C
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I loved it here. Didn't want to graduate... I can stay here for the rest of my life.
4th Year Male -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Innovation: A-
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Overall, my experience has been positive at thisQuite BrightPreMed and Medical
Overall, my experience has been positive at this university. I would have to say that Michigan is great for serious pre-medical students. The science classes are really hard, but it's worth it. When you go to take the MCAT, the organic chemistry section will look like a joke after you've survived the courses here. There are also plenty of opportunities to get involved in biomedical research. There are lots of resources for pre-medical students, such as pre-medical advisers who know anything and everything about the whole process of getting in to medical school. Also, most of my professors have been friendly, helpful, approachable, and clear in class. Of course, all schools have some negative sides. For example, some professors are too busy with their research to meet with you, but they try their best to accommodate you. I've come across a few professors who are also pretty self-righteous, but I think you'll find some at any major university. All in all, this is a great school!
3rd Year Female -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B-
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