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June 9, 2009, 11:47 am

Later this week I am heading off to my 30 year college reunion (yes I am that old). I attended Juniata College in central Pennsylvania. Juniata is one of the small liberal arts colleges for which Pennsylvania and the northeast are well known. I recall at one point in my freshman year an upper classman telling me “You will never pass Organic Chemistry. It is were they weed out the pre-med students. Just forget it.”

As I was in my year of easy impression, I became suitable scared. Although, I had one thing in my favor. I was not pre-med. I wanted to learn chemistry. In any case, my sophomore year rolled around and I found myself sitting in “Organic” (as it was called) with a bunch of knee shaking pre-meds. As I learned organic chemistry, I found it not that hard and actually interesting. Good thing I did not take the advice of the upper classman about Organic or any other high level classes. As a matter of fact, to many pre-med students, I was somewhat of an anomaly because I passed organic chemistry, but never considered medical school. The things you learn in college...

 

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