UMass Amherst Second Bachelors Fall 2012 - page 9

by jldavis826

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Hi all, Just thought I'd start a thread to see if anyone else applied for admission to UMass Amherst for Fall 2012. I hear it's really competitive....I'm nervous!... Read More


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    Andrewmorgan: Hang in there...no news is good news at this point! 3.64 in undergrad, 3.8 in the required prereqs, 100 + hours of relevant internships. Good luck!
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    Andrewmorgan: Hang in there, I wouldn't worry just yet! Sending you good luck thoughts! My undergrad GPA (so far without this last semester calculated in) is 3.73. My prerequisite GPA is around a 3.9 I believe. I have worked as an EMT for two years and as a student medical assistant for two years as well.
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    Also got accepted. Congrats everyone. I'm currently in the Boston area but have spent a lot of time in western mass. I would definitely recommend a car! It's pretty hard to get anywhere outside of Amherst without one.
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    I havent heard anything either.....
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    Has anyone who hasn't heard back yet called the admissions office? I thought about calling today but I was too nervous they'd tell me I didn't hear because I didn't get in...
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    I also didn't get an email... Im getting sad!
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    did anyone call the admissions office to see if they were still accepting students at this point??
    Thanks!
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    Hi everyone! So congrats to those that have gotten in and fingers crossed for those that are still waiting to hear! I had a question for everyone (and alumni!)
    I am relocating from California. I know that they suggest bringing a car; however I was wondering where our clinicals tend to be and if public transportation would work? I read that clinicals can be in New Hampshire and/or Boston! Is that only for our internship the last semester? It seems absurd to drive that far just for the day. Or can you pick to have your clinicals close to UMass? If anyone has any insight or information on this that would be awesome and greatly appreciated!
    Thanks so much!!
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    Clinical placements are around Western Mass, but the internship during the final semester could be anywhere. Public transportation is reliable, but very limited. For example, you cannot get from Amherst to Springfield (to Baystate Medical where there is a clinical placement) or the Berkshires via public transportation. However, I believe the clinicals are set up so we do them with other classmates and can rideshare.

    On a different note - how many have taken chemistry? I wanted to find out if it would be recommended to have chemistry prior to taking pharmacology?

    Would love to hear your thoughts.
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    TriDosha--
    I have not taken chemistry in nearly 5 years...I think that if they don't require it as a pre-requisite, we should be able to get through pharmacology without advanced knowledge of chem, or maybe with just a little brush up on the concepts.

    Has anyone received any sort of packet about registration and such in the snail mail yet?


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