Premedical students hate organic chemistry. It’s true.
While preparing a poster for the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, I did a literature review of barriers to retention for undergraduates in premedical programs. I expected premeds to name required science courses beyond biology – chemistry, physics, and mathematics. However, I didn’t expect organic chemistry to be singled out. Check out the free article in Academic Medicine, “The Leaky Pipeline: Factors Associated with Early Decline in Interest in Premedical Studies among Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Students” to read about the negative impact of chemistry on premeds’ interest in pursuing a medical career.
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