‘Pre-med’ is a set of required classes. A Bennington plan of study that includes pre-med classes is a mode of inquiry that includes preparation for medical school.
Any pre-medical course is a set of required classes that you take in order to be prepared to take the MCATs and apply to medical school. You are able to complete all of your pre-med requirements right here at Bennington. The classes include bio, physics, chem, and psychology, among others. The great thing about doing these courses at Bennington is that you are still in a small class environment, are able to have loads of lab and research time, and work closely with professors. Janet Foley, a chemist, is the pre-medical adviser. She is meant to help you integrate these courses into your time at Bennington and help think about medical school.
You are also still required to write a plan, so even with a more prescribed set of classes to take, you are challenged to think about your own interest in medicine, whether it is more focused on the body, public health, bioethics, health and poverty, what have you.
Students that have pre-med as a part of their plan often take classes in other areas and use multiple disciplines to inform their plan of study. As for dance and bio, I have taken a class called Experiential Anatomy, where one learns each bone, muscle and system of the body through movement, touch and dance. This paired quite well with my Animal Physiology class, where we learned each muscle and system through the dissection of a cat! Meow!
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I spy signs of Fall:
I took my Carhart out out storage
The apples have fallen off the apple trees in front of the houses
The Apple Barn apples in the Cafeteria
Snuggling next to the fireplace in the common room
Crunchy leaf paths
The radiators are turned on in the student rooms
Can’t stop ordering hot open-faced turkey with gravy sandwiches at Papa Pete’s
I love Bennington during springtime. Some of the things I can’t wait for: