By the end of their sophomore year, most students have a difficult time deciding on a major, much less worry about graduate school. But Lauren Moses ’07 is already a little ahead of the curve. Moses was recently accepted to the early assurance program at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York System. The program, designed for pre-med students with a superior academic record and a bright future in medicine, assures Moses a place at UB in the fall of 2007.
In order to be considered for the program, students must possess a track-record of extraordinary accomplishment. A GPA of 3.75 and a combined SAT score of 1400 are general prerequisites for the early assurance program. Not only does Moses have to meet these requirements, she has to maintain her grade point average during the rest of her coursework at Hobart and William Smith.
Moses first heard about the early assurance program from Laura VanNeil, health professions coordinator for HWS. VanNeil had guided another HWS student, Thomas Duquin ’00 through the program, and remembered his positive experience. The pre-med program at HWS has been carefully thought out to make students competitive with the best programs in the country. Not only are students required to take a wide variety of chemistry, biology, and mathematics courses, but they are also asked to study English and become strong writers.
Moses is a native of Eagle Bridge, N.Y., she is the daughter of Katherine and Richard Moses.
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