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BIMS to Add Certificate in Complaining About Being Pre-Med

By Panic! at the Flag Room , in Science , at April 24, 2019 Tags: , , , , ,

Starting in the fall semester, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will add a new certificate in complaining about the rigors of being a pre-medical student. In addition to the 120 hours required to earn the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences (BIMS), an additional 16 hours of coursework is required to earn the new certificate. The courses that will be initially offered in the fall semester are shown below.

Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 108 Intro to Bragging About How Many Volunteer Hours You Have 3
COMM 316 Begging A Professor You Talked to Once or Twice for a Letter of Recommendation 2
BIMS 210 Complaining About Organic Chemistry I 2
BIMS 211 Complaining About Organic Chemistry II 2
MATH 149 Going to Outside Tutoring Services to Learn Statistics 3
PHIL 481 Accepting the Fact You May Not Get Into Medical School 3
PHYS 203 Taking College Physics Over the Summer to Avoid A Drop in Your GPA 1

Savannah Lyons, a sophomore BIMS major, lauded the addition of the certificate. “I’m really excited to be able to add another line onto my resume,” Lyons said. I think that this certificate will really set me apart from the hundreds of thousands of extremely qualified candidates across the nation.”

Lyons seemed confident that the certificate was a unique opportunity to distinguish herself amongst students and supplement her existing coursework. “Sure, it’s another thing to add to a resume,” Lyons said, “but I feel like the courses will really help me pursue my career goals. I mean, I need to get ahead on the fine art of letting other students know that my course load is more difficult than theirs without being too arrogant.”

A representative from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences stated that if the certificate was sustainable, the program would add more courses to accommodate pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, and pre-optometry students.


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