Having been a teaching assistant in both med and pre-med, I would highly recommend other students to give it a shot. It really helps you consolidate the information you learn in class. It is also one of the only ways to make money in Antigua as a student.

Teaching makes you think about the things you learned in class in a different way and to pick apart the information more thoroughly. Something about saying the words out loud helps you remember the information in the long run.

I taught Genetics when I was in my third semester of med and based on my comp score, the subject was one of my greatest strengths. In pre-med, I was a TA for English. Although it might not have directly helped me in Preclinical Sciences, being a TA is still a fun experience that everyone should try once!

by Melanie Chan, Class of 2014