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Reassessing admission requirements

Moore et al,1 in their study on courses required for admission to colleges of veterinary medicine, suggested that there might be some benefit for first-year veterinary students in replacing current prerequisite courses in organic chemistry and physics with courses in anatomy, physiology, and histology. Coincidentally, in a conversation with a college classmate—himself a physician—several months ago, we agreed that we felt at a bit of a disadvantage, compared with our veterinary and medical school classmates who had had prior exposure to anatomy, physiology, and histology before being immersed in those disciplines during our first year