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    Retaking Online Course In-Person

    I'm currently a student in a post-baccalaureate program to finish up prerequisites I haven't taken before. In my undergrad years, I took both the lecture component of Physics 1 and 2 online where exams were proctored in person but the lectures were all online. This was all done pre-pandemic. I...
  3. cruz3r

    Gots Cs in Orgo and Physics 1. What should I do?

    I ended up getting Cs in orgo 1, orgo 2, and physics 1. On the brighter side, I made an improvement by getting a B in physics 2. As of now, my gpa is around 3.68 (including college transfer credits from high school and also 2 Bs from microbio and a pharmacology class). BCPM is 3.51. I was...
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    Physics PhD to Medical School?

    (Apologies if this has been asked previously. I've seen post about PhD --> medical school, but few specifically about physics) I'm currently a PhD student in physics at a top 3 STEM institution in the US. My graduate work has little relevance to medicine. Without getting into the details of my...
  5. boston_3

    Engineering Courses for Fulfilling Physics Pre-req?

    I was wondering if anyone has used engineering courses as a non-trad student to fulfill the physics requirements? I can't seem to find a straightforward answer on how this works, so I'd love to hear from someone that has encountered this issue!
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    Getting a B in a post-bacc

    Hello, My annual GPAs from my undergrad are the following- 1st year: 1.95 (only took 6 classes in total) 2nd year: 3.35 3rd year: 3.94 4th year: 4.0 Cumulative GPA: 3.27. Right now I’m doing a postbacc where I am just taking medical prerequisites, except for bio which I already took. I am...
  7. Alexd0223

    Add Physics?

    Hi, I am a sophomore Biochemistry major (pre-med, 3.85 GPA at 41 hours) and am working on my fall schedule. I am currently signed up for (with credits): Organic Chemistry 1 - 4 Precalculus - 4 American History - 3 World Music - 3 Biochemistry Research - 2 I also have a club, and tutor 6 hours...
  8. Alexd0223

    Schedule Too Much?

    Hi, I am a sophomore Biochemistry major (pre-med, 3.85 GPA at 41 hours) and am working on my fall schedule. I am currently signed up for (with credits): Organic Chemistry 1 - 4 Precalculus - 4 American History - 3 World Music - 3 Biochemistry Research - 2 I also have a club, and tutor 6 hours...
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    Summer Classes and MCAT studying

    Hey guys I’m really confused as to what I should do and can really use some advice. (Also apologies if this is not the correct area to post this). I originally wrote my MCAT last summer and I didn’t do as good as I wanted to (Canadian). If I don’t get accepted to med school this year I should...
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    Question about UCSD medical school requirements

    Since UCSD does not have requirements for pre-med but only suggestions how bad would it be if i didn’t do a year of physics? Thanks in advance.
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    Question about physics requirement?

    I attend a small liberal arts college, and the algebra based physics is called Physics for the life sciences 1 & 2. General Physics at my school is calculus based. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 Physics for the life sciences has been cut. The problem is I have taken Physics for the life sciences...
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    Physics After Applying. Is there aDeadline?

    Hi Everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe. I know it is acceptable to take physic after applying to dental school as long as all the other requirements are fulfilled. Being an accounting major, I must take certain classes to fulfill my major and wish to take physics the summer before...
  13. postponemastudentloan

    Recommendation for Physics?

    I am taking physics 2 next semester and I was wondering if any of you know any good resources for a basic overview of physics 1 or any advice for physics in general. I took Physics 1 a year or so ago and waited till I moved onto my new university because I hate physics. I don't know if it was...
  14. predentgurl10

    Failed 2 tests in Physics and Chem out of 4

    I’m in a really tough dilemma right now and need some advice. I’m taking Chemistry 1 and Physics 1 for the first time and had no idea what I was signing up for, excluding the fact that I’ve always had the negative assumption engrained in my mind that I’m horrible at math. I just never really put...
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    to take another gap year?

    Here's what I have so far: Undergrad Major: Health Education cGPA: 3.83 sGPA: 3.71 I have not taken the MCAT yet - I plan on taking in March 2020. My story - I went through most of college being pre-PA and switched a few weeks before I graduated. In undergrad, I completed all of the...
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    Physics Prereq Question

    I graduated from undergrad in May and have been taking time to work before applying to schools. I intend to apply June 2020, but I have some questions about the physics prereq that I didn’t quite finish in undergrad. I used AP credits in undergrad to cover my physics 1 and physics 1 lab...
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    Getting through the MCAT with no calculator

    Hey guys so im studying for the MCAT, but I just found out that we can't use a calculator and honestly I'm lost on how im supposed to answer, for example, physics-related questions with no calculator. Does anyone have any tips on how they got around that
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    Physics Circuits

    Question: in Circuit Y with switch C closed, the current through Resistor IV is measured. Switch D is then closed. How does the current through Resistor IV change? Answer: Current will not change, despite the change in total resistance. My thoughts: the current is splitting at the junction...
  19. Darkknight27

    Theoretical physics and medicine

    I have found a few MD/PhD programs that would let students do the phd portion in physics. I was curious if I got into such a program could my research be imploring methods used in theoretical physics to problems in physiology and medicine? By methods I mean using higher level mathematics and...
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    Question about Physics prereq.

    Hi guys! I have a quick question about the Physics offered at my school. According to my Pre-med adviser, I can either take "Introduction to Physics for the Life Sciences" 1 and 2 or General Physics 1 and 2. She assured me medical schools would accept either one. However, I am skeptical. I am...
  21. meowhello

    Is Chemistry and Physics harder than Biology? How can I prepare?

    I completed my Freshman year with all A's in my Biology courses: Intro to Biology, Anatomy & Physiology 1/2 and Microbiology so I'm thinking about skipping the introduction classes to Chem and Physics and jump right in to Gen Chem and Phys 1 Sophomore year (this fall).
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    From engineering physics to general physics

    I'm a nontrad currently taking the first course (mechanics and energy) in an engineering physics series. I'm keeping up (barely) and have heard rough things about the courses that follow. I'd like to finish the class and then switch over to general physics w/ calc, but noticed my school won't...
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    Should I skip kaplan's discrete practice questions for physics?

    I'm currently in the content review phase of studying and have found my self taking forever with it. Idk, I just don't know how to approach studying for the math portion of this exam. Please advise. If it matters, my goal score is a 520. Thanks.
  24. Dr. Spoodermen ND

    Any prereqs that's "eh, not a big deal" if taken at a CC?

    I know that CC credits are taken by a case-by-case basis at many schools, and many schools prefer they be taken at a 4-year than a CC. But are there any prerequisites that aren't a big deal if taken at a CC instead of a 4-year? I've read on SDN that Orgo 1&2 at a CC induces some frowns... but...
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    Taking Physics over the summer?

    So I'm a 1st year UCLA student with a major in Music, and I've been taking only math, biology, and chemistry courses this entire year (no major reqs) to get my pre med reqs out of the way before I start doing my music courses. However, I realized that I can't fit physics into my schedule and...
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    Different Versions of Poiseuille's Law?

    In my studying I came across a different version of Poiseuille's Law than I'm used to seeing. While I am used to seeing it in this form: I just saw a problem easily solved by using the form below, which is showing a "resistance to flow" value 'R' rather than a flow rate 'Q': How can one of...
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    MCAT Snell Law

    I got the question right but I am not sure the specifics of why I would choose this answer. It was more of a gut response. At what incident angle (θi) does a ray have to first hit the collection face to end up traveling directly up the fiber (up the page in Figure 1)? A. 0° Correct...
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    Is it weird to get the two science LOR’s both from physics professors?

    I’m currently a 4th year Biology major thinking about potential recommenders to write red letters for med school. The two professors that I took Physics with know me pretty well, I did very well in their classes, and I’m fairly confident that they will be able to write solid letters. Is it bad...
  31. futureneuromaniac

    For Sale 10th Ed. Examkrackers Complete Study Set

    Hey, guys! I'm selling the Examkrackers 10th Ed. MCAT Complete Study Package for $165 total or best offer. I will pay for shipping. The set is in almost like new condition. (There is no writing in any of the books and the only highlighting is on a few pages of the CARS book.) The books include...
  32. K

    Spring Semester Class Schedule

    Hello, I'm a current freshman, and I'm looking for some advice on what classes I should enroll in this spring. The two options I'm thinking of are.... Linear Algebra (2) Chem 2 (5) Physics 1 (3) Differential Equations (3) English (3) For a total of 16 credit hours or Replace Differential...
  33. K

    OAT Physics

    Hello I was just wondering if interference is something to study for the physics part of the OAT. Such as double slit, singe slit interference, or diffraction grating.
  34. Hunter the Bean

    Taking Physics and Organic Chemistry Together?

    Hi everyone! I'm currently a 2nd year on the pre-med track, and I am in the midst of a dilemma. I am finishing up Biology 2 and General Chemistry 2 this semester and am planning on taking Organic Chemistry 1 next semester (Spring 2019). I want to have all my pre-requisites completed by Spring...
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    Physics on OAT

    How is the physics section? Is it optics heavy? Do we really need to know all of the equations, or are the basic ones most important. I think chad's videos are very mcat oriented. Is all of that covered on the exam? Are destroyers a more accurate representation of the OAT? Sorry for all the...
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    OAT Physics Section Breakdown

    For those of you who took the OAT recently I just had a question about the physics section. I found this breakdown in my Cracking the OAT Princeton Review which is mainly a physics review book. The new edition does not come out until 2018 and this version was published in 2012 I believe. Anyways...
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    Advice? Physics Pre-Req with Demanding Full Time Job??

    Hello! I have an unusual situation and would appreciate hearing about how people completed physics while working full time. I graduated this May and made the decision to pursue medical school near graduation. I completed almost all pre-reqs except for physics I and II, due to my undergraduate...
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    Physics help (Princeton vs Chad)

    Hi everyone! Im on a bit of a time crunch and I was wondering if someone could offer me some advice. Im deciding between watching all of Chads videos for physics + Cracking OAT Princeton review to supplement or if I could get away with JUST using the Princeton review to save time. Since crack...
  39. Punished Angeleno

    Forced to Take Prerequisite at Community College

    So, the only prerequisite left for me is physics. I've been planning on taking it at the only local four-year university that allows non-students to enroll in its courses. That's what I put as "planned/in progress" on my AADSAS application. However, it sure looks like the seats will fill up long...
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    HELP! mcat physics - two masses one force

    I understand that mass will not affect the time that two objects are dropped onto the ground. In this case the fact that it is a spring doesn't seem to matter...The explanation in the back of the book (EK 9th edition) only says that it should be obvious that mass doesn't affect height. I am...