Where journalism meets pre-medicine

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Where journalism meets pre-medicine

From left, Shajira Mohammed and Aashka David help run PreMed Magazine, an online, student-run magazine that helps students prepare for medical school.

Photo by: Paul Efland

Two UGA students merged their separate degree interests to create an online publication focusing on science and pre-medicine topic areas. PreMed Magazine was the result, an e-magazine that publishes twice a semester and involves nearly 40 student staff writers.

Editor-in-chief Shajira Mohammed, a junior biology major, has worked closely with executive editor and journalism major Aaskha Dave in creating the magazine, which provides UGA students with practical knowledge, such as how to conduct research and the best way to study for organic chemistry. Stories covered in the e-magazine include “Bizarre Medical Careers” and “The Pros of Clinical Research Trial.”

Mohammed says the idea stemmed from her desire to create a compilation of useful information pertaining to students and science-related news all in one convenient place. And that’s where Dave comes in.

“The divide between us works really well because Shajira is a pre-med student and then I’m a journalism major,” she says. “We sort of bridge that divide between our fields with the magazine.”

Check out the magazine at http://www.premedmag.org.