Premed: Who Makes It and Why

Premed: Who Makes It and Why

By Mary Ann Maguire.
Sociology of Education Series

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Canadian rights
Pages/Illust: 176 Pages
Publication date: Jul 1999
Binding: Paper
ISBN 9780807738320
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Description
Author's bio
What began as an intriguing question about student behaviour became a fascinating study when the author followed two groups of premed students through their college years. Blending survey data, excerpts from student interviews, and a review of current knowledge, Maguire observed these men and women as they changed their behaviorus, priorities, opinions, and aspirations over time. The voices of individual students are heard throughout the book, providing valuable "insider" information on the premed experience. Presented as an ongoing process of choices, this book shows how early decisions impact on later options in students' increasingly competitive bid for admission into medical school. In addition to the sociological analyses of educational processes, there is much in this book to help current and future premed students, their teachers, counsellors, and parents.
Mary Ann Maguire is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University.