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Pre req plan in light of 2015 MCAT

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by skico, 07.09.13.

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  1. skico

    skico 2+ Year Member

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  3. edgerock24

    edgerock24 2+ Year Member

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    Start in the Fall instead:
    Fall 13 Bio 1 / Chem 1
    Spring 14: Bio 2 / Chem 2
    Summer 14: Orgo 1 & 2
    Fall 14: Physics 1 + Biochem
    Spring 15: Physics 2 / Begin MCAT studying
    Take MCAT in Summer 15 between May - July if you feel comfortable and then apply.
     
  4. skico

    skico 2+ Year Member

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  5. Psychonergic

    Psychonergic 2+ Year Member

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    That's a good question about the course load...don't feel alone, this Fall I'm taking A&P, Gen Chem 1, and Physics 1. Should be fun, right?
     
  6. survivordo

    survivordo Gettin' through it 2+ Year Member

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    Not to be a cynic but this course load doesn't look all that bad... most undergrads take at least two science courses a semester plus all the other BS to fulfill a liberal arts degree. I think you can absolutely work Biochem in someone, depending on where you are doing this it might come down to when you can schedule it more than anything else.

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  7. skico

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    Why are you taking A&P? Seems unnecessary and not required.
     
  9. Psychonergic

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    Though not a formal requirement, it was recommended to me by a dean. I am actually looking forward to my class schedule for the Fall, just unsure how much time 3 lab/lectures will take for studying.
     
  10. darwinmed

    darwinmed 5+ Year Member

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    To be honest, I think it depends on what school you're attending. At some schools it would be very doable. At others, you would most certainly not emerge with a 4.0. At some schools labs are kind of rolled into the lecture classes so if you're on top of your game in lecture, you will do fine in lab. At others, they are totally different beasts and are like having another 3-credit lecture in another subject. So it's really difficult to say if it's doable.
     
  11. GasDreams

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    A&P is a blast and I don't care what anyone says it can only help during gross anatomy. Marginally sure, but help nonetheless. Besides look at all the websites that have recommended extra bio courses and A&P is always one of them along with microbiology( perk of being a non-trad nurse is already have taken these!)
     
  12. TravelingRunner

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    Skico: I'm taking the following schedule. I should say I've already had GenChem Iⅈ I'm retaking it for a better grade (C's the first time through) and for a refresher because I had them 12 years ago. :)

    Spring 2014: Chem I & Lab, Physics I & Lab, Chem II & Lab
    Summer 2014: Orgo I & Lab
    Fall 2014: Orgo II & Lab, Physics II & Lab
    Spring 2015: Biochem

    I've also got a bunch of other science and research classes in there, as I'm doing a B.S. in biology. You can do it.

    I figure I'll take the MCAT in April, which will mean I have almost the full semester of biochem. It ought to be enough to make it.
     
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    Agreed - I had a lot of fun in A&P. Pathophysiology was also so much fun!
     
  14. GasDreams

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    Good lord pathophysiology was a brain f#*^k! Curious though, which do you think is harder, biochemistry or pathophysiology?
     
  15. skico

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    You mentioned the courses being greater than 10 years old correct? Schools may require you to retake both lecture and lab. Just a thought
     
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