1. N

    Bad idea?! Taking all these courses at the same time ?..

    So for the first semester of my sophomore year I am taking Physics 1 & lab, genetics, calc 2 and environment & society (writing and reading intensive course). Do you think it would be a bad idea to switch out the environmental class for biochemistry. is it a bad idea to take biochem at the same...
  2. C

    Want to go to med school don’t really like Anatomy?

    Did any of you not like anatomy? I’m not really enjoying it. It’s easy but damn so much rote memorization... kinda boring here and there. What do y’all think about this? Is it a bad sign? I love genetics, Biochem, my neuroscience classes etc.
  3. physeosteve

    Biochem Sketches and Big Sales!

    Hey! We hope that you're all doing great. We've been working around the clock at the Physeo offices, and we're super excited to announce that after many thousands of hours, our complete biochem section is finally available on the website! This section is particularly unique and powerful...
  4. theITcrowd

    Take Biochem and Genetics before completing orgo/bio...bad idea?

    Hi folks, In looking ahead at the next academic year, I'm considering taking biochem and genetics while completing orgo and bio. My schedule would look something like this: Fall 2019: Orgo 1, Bio 1, Biochem Spring 2020: Orgo 2, Bio 2, Genetics I see that most programs and schools recommend...
  5. B

    For all you science h8rs, How science-heavy is dental school?

    Hey y'all! I am an Anthropology Pre-Dent major who is really struggling with keeping motivation with her science classes. I hate all of my science classes. I would rather take Comp 1 and Comp 2 over and over again than to take Biochem next semester. I am doing alright in my science classes with...
  6. a_zed24

    Furanoses and Ketoses

    Hello there, I was wondering about the fact that fructose's chain rings up as a there any correlation between ketose sugars and furanose rings in general? In other words, do all ketoses form a furanose ring? Thanks!
  7. a_zed24

    Hexose sugars are the ONLY building blocks for other polymers

    Hello there, my chem teacher said in class that ONLY hexose sugars, like glucose, can be repeated several times to produce oligo or polysaccharides. The other monosaccharides (triose, tetrose, pentose,...) can not do the same but are important for the formation of carbohydrates
  8. armoman898

    How to handle NO Biochemistry (but 2 semester of Orgo)

    I have taken Orgo 1 and 2 (8 credits). I did not take Biochem before I graduated :bang:. I'm a non-trad. On my AACOMAS primary, I selected "I'm not matching any course to this prerequisite" for Biochemistry, for the schools that require Biochem. I already submitted (9/12/18). I emailed a few...
  9. G

    Should I study biochem for the MCAT?

    I'll be taking biochem the spring prior to graduation followed by the MCAT. Should I do separate MCAT specific studying for that class or would "regular" studying for unit exams suffice? Please advise. My apologies for reposting but my last post got no responses and it's probably lost in space...
  10. G

    Should I study this course for the MCAT?

    I'll be taking biochem the spring prior to graduation followed by the MCAT. Should I do separate MCAT specific studying for that class or would "regular" studying for unit exams suffice? Please advise. Thanks
  11. F

    Does It Matter Which Biochemistry Class I Take?

    As of now, I've taken almost all the pre-med pre-requisites except for organic chemistry and biochemistry. Plus I also want to start studying for the MCAT as soon as possible. At my school, there is one biochemistry course that doesn't require orgo but my pre-med advisor does not think that it...
  12. J

    Self study bio chem for MCAT?

    Hi guys, I had a question concerning the biochem questions of the MCAT, Theoretically if the only class I couldn’t take before the MCAT was biochem due to scheduling conflicts then how bad would it hurt me? The way my cycle is planned, I will only be up to Orgo-2.. the thing is, there is a...
  13. A

    MCAT Biology/biochem section

    I'm going through the TPR biology book and I see that there's a ton of information in here, some of which was not taught in my intro bio classes. Currently I'm trying to go through and learn all of this info but it's proving to be a ton of work/memorization. Anyone have any advice on how to...
  14. D

    Where to take physics 2/biochem prereq

    Hi, I need to complete my physics 2 and biochem online. Are there any schools other than UNE that offer it self-paced? If anyone has done these online, how quickly were you able to complete them? Thanks a lot!
  15. M

    Advice on Postponing Step 1

    Hey guys! Complete newbie to posting (but veteran lurker). I'm an IMG graduate. I was scheduled to my Step 1 in 2 weeks but my NBME scores are dismal: NBME 13 (6/13/2018): 161 NBME 17 (5/17/2018): 178 That's an increase of 17 points over 4 weeks....still failing :dead: I've come to terms with...
  16. brightlight3

    Biochem as an acceptable substitute for Orgo II

    I have a question regarding Biochem substituting for Orgo II for medical school admissions. If I took Orgo I with Lab and did Biochem I, would I need to have a lab component in order to fulfill the medical school requirements or would it be acceptable to just have the lab for Orgo I with a...
  17. aimstosneeze

    How will retaking Biochem II as a biochem major affect my chances?

    I'm a 2nd semester senior already planning on applying to mainly lower-tier and DO schools, pending my MCAT scores. I'm an ORM. I have a 3.67 as it stands. I'll have 600+ clinical hours as well as 200+ hospital and other volunteering by the time I apply. I'm currently looking for undergraduate...
  18. A

    Biochem on MCAT

    I've taken biochem 1 at my university and received an A. I believe I have a pretty solid understanding of all the material in it. Should I take biochem 2 as well? Or would it be unnecessary? Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
  19. Awkotaku

    What classes did you take before the MCAT?

    Hi, I am currently a sophomore in college and have taken general chemistry, physics, English, psychology, sociology, mathematics, and some statistics courses. I will be taking biology and organic chemistry in my junior year, genetics the summer before my senior year, and taking the yearlong...
  20. themanonthemoon

    When to take Biochem?

    I'll be taking the MCAT May of 2019 and I will be a senior this coming fall. I have a couple questions. I'm going to begin studying for the MCAT in January of 2019 since I will be in my last semester of school. My question: Would you guys think it would be better to take Biochemistry in my fall...
  21. babytomato

    Two semesters of biochem?

    I noticed that a lot of dental schools only require one semester of biochem. Since it's part of the dental school curriculum, would it be helpful to take biochem II?
  22. C

    Is my class schedule good enough? (Bio Research)

    Im not exactly interested going into Pre-Pharmacy but it is on the table. I would really like to do work in molecular biology (a lot research!) .. and eventually working my way to more sophisticated molecular research in the future. I am currently an undergrad at Oswego State University majoring...
  23. M

    Need advice on when to take biochemistry

    Hello everyone. My plan is to take the DAT either sometime in late April or early May, I have graduated with a degree in Biology and during that time I did take Biochemistry, however, I failed it and I plan to retake it in the summer this year. My question is whether or not that's too late or...
  24. Dudemcatter

    Half off MCAT Prep tools

    That #MCAT help you have been looking for is here, now half off!! @drawittoknowit #bio #biochem #medschool MCAT Biology & Biochemistry Tutorials
  25. CynicalScooby

    Biochemistry as a non-trad

    Where would be the most reasonable place to take biochemistry as a non-trad? Many of the schools I'm planning on applying to require it. I did fine on the biochem section of my MCAT and I'm thinking I should just take it online right before applying. Any advice or suggestions for courses would...
  26. M

    Taking Biochem 2 instead of Biochem 1 for the MCAT

    Hi everyone! I go to a small private school in Pittsburgh and unfortunately they only offer Biochem 1 in the Fall and Biochem 2 in the Spring. Since I have very little background in Biochem I would like to take a Biochem class before taking the MCAT. Do you guys think this is a good idea, or...
  27. A

    Online prereqs?

    Hi, I'm planning on taking online biochem and online English at University of Western Ontario ( I go to UWO and I am Canadian by the way, living in Canada). However, I've contacted some good American medical schools and they seem to not like online courses. However, how they would be able to...
  28. CynicalScooby

    Non-traditional, take biochem before applying or after accepted?

    Hi, I'm a non-traditional applicant that will be applying next year. I have my BS, a graduate degree, and have taken my MCAT. A few schools I'm applying to require biochemistry, which I never have taken. My question is whether or not it makes a difference to take biochem before I apply to this...
  29. Dr.Narcos

    My plan for application process and the MCAT

    Hey SDN, I just wanted to explain my plan of attack when it comes to my application process. Please let me know what you guys think. FYI I am a junior in my undergrad. Starting January I will be taking: Biochemistry as well as 3 online classes that should require little to no work. Basically I...
  30. P

    Graduate College a Semester Early?

    I am A Biological Science major and I can potentially graduate in December, which would give me Jan-March to prepare for the MCAT & shadow with no distractions and apply for med school (doing a gap year). My only issue is I would have to take Orgo 1, Phys 2, Genetics, +1 upper level bio next...
  31. D

    DPT to MD - what are the chances?

    Hi all, I am a DPT that graduated from the University of Montana in May 2015. I have been practicing at a private outpatient clinic for over 2 years now and love it. Like most PTs, I once considered M.D. vs PA vs PT. I ultimately chose DPT for multiple reasons: Plenty of one-on-one time with...
  32. J

    Biochemistry Prerequisite

    Is anyone aware of Dental Schools that do not require biochem as a prerequisite?!
  33. aimstosneeze

    Best way to handle a ruinous lab partner

    I ended up with a bad lab partner in a 4-credit 400 level biochem class (through the tried and true method of pairing everyone with the person they sit next to on the first day!). We've had to redo every experiment so far because of mistakes she makes. I gave her the benefit of the doubt but I'm...
  34. bellowbruins

    GPCR membrane

    Hello everyone, i have a question. How does GPCR transmembrane and RTK linked to secondary structure of the protein. Is it alpha helix or beta stranded sheet? And also is GPCR considered loop?
  35. D

    Studying using 2011 TBR so what should I do about biochem and ochem?

    I'm using the old version of the Berkeley Review to get ready for the exam, but I am worried that the 2011 version that I am using will not adequately cover biochem. Also I think their ochem might be more in-depth than I need for the 2015 MCAT. Any suggestions as to what I should do especially...
  36. P

    Kaplan FL1 Q20

    The reaction 2A + B <--> C + D is found to take place in two steps, the first, which follows second order kinetics is slow and the second is fast. Which of the following CANNOT be the mechanism for the rate determining step of this reaction? A) A collides with B B) A collides with A C) B...
  37. prairiemusic

    Questions about Senior Schedule

    Hello friends, You can see more of my background in my other posts, but I'm basically just a little bit off the usual schedule and I have a more specific question. Lots of people on SDN say that biochem is almost necessary to do well on the MCAT, but I currently don't plan on taking it. There's...
  38. P

    Take MCAT Prep Course in Summer, although test will be in January?

    I've read through a number of other threads about this, but can't seem to find one like my situation. I haven't taken all my prerequisites yet, including the necessary Biochem and Physics 1. So, that's why I'm planning to take the MCAT in Jan. I don't think I have time to do a prep course in...
  39. bellowbruins


    Hello all, I have a general question about proteins and how it works. So, from what I have understood, increase temperature or harsh environment etc, the protein will unfold its conformational shape. But today, I realize as I was doing TPR exercise, they said " the addition of high...